Salute to our veterans



Come to Nellis Air Force Base Nov. 16 & 17 to salute our veterans at Aviation Nation 2019.


This FREE event is open to the public.


Buses from Las Vegas Motor Speedway to the event entrance on base start running at 9 a.m.

Opening Ceremony begins at 10 a.m.

Buses stop taking guests to the event at 1 p.m.

Event gates close at 4:30 p.m.


Aviation Nation 2019 - Nov. 16 & 17

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Aviation Nation 2019

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Nellis Honor Guard

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Aviation Nation 2017 Phone App

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Five reasons why you should download the phone app


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Air & Space Expo Parking

The 2017 Nellis Air Force Base, Air and Space Expo, the 99th Security Forces Squadron and their Law Enforcement Partners would like to minimize traffic congestion and provide spectators and Nellis personnel quick access to the base and parking areas. In response to feedback, Nellis has contracted more buses than in previous years in effort to reduce wait times getting to and from the Air and Space Expo.


General admission for the Air and Space Expo is free and public parking is located at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 7000 Las Vegas Blvd N., Las Vegas, Nevada. Parking at the Speedway is free, and visitors will use round-trip shuttle bus transportation to and from Nellis Air Force Base. Please take note of the color of the parking lot you parked in. Each driver will receive a red or blue wristband to designate which lot their vehicle is located.


A handicapped parking area will be designated at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and handicapped-accessible shuttle buses will be provided. To access the handicapped parking area, please ensure the vehicle has current government-issued handicapped parking permits.


Due to security precautions, the recommended access route to the show for the general public is via the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The general public must process through security lines and then ride buses to and from Nellis Air Force Base. No privately owned vehicles without Department of Defense identification will be allowed on Nellis Air Force Base. Parking on base will be extremely limited.

Click Here for a parking map


Prohibited Items

In order to keep the security lines moving as quickly as possible, please take note of prohibited items while planning your day at Aviation Nation. The following is a list of banned items that will be confiscated or cause visitors to be turned away at the gate if brought to the Nellis Air Show:

  • Weapons of any kind including pocket knives, pocket tools, scissors, box cutters, billy clubs, large heavy chain link jewelry or belts, mace and pepper spray
  • Firearms of any type
  • Toys that resemble firearms, laser pointers
  • Flammable items and Fireworks
  • Pets (except for service animals)
  • Spray paint and silly string
  • Outside food, coolers, grills, or glass containers
  • Glass bottles
  • Liquid without factory seal intact (baby bottles are exempt)
  • RC aircraft & drones
  • Walkie-talkies, HAM radios, scanners
  • Alcohol, illegal drugs, medical marijuana
  • Bicycles, skateboards, scooters, heelies, roller skates or roller blades
  • Excessively large items and bags (the only exceptions are diaper bags, small purses, and small camera bags at or below 21 inches long, 10  inches wide, 10 inches deep)
  • Marijuana is illegal on Nellis Air Force Base or any federal installation.  This includes both recreational and medicinal.

 All visitors are subject to search by security forces.

What to bring

Visitors should be prepared for the desert sun by wearing sunscreen and exciting loud aircraft maneuvers by bringing hearing protection.  Other things to consider bringing:


  • Plastic beverage bottles with factory seal intact (baby bottles exempt)
  • Reusable water bottle (empty for security line, free water stations are available inside)
  • Hearing protection for children
  • Wagon or lightweight stroller for tired children
  • Stadium chair or cushion for free bleacher seating (collapsible camping chairs are fine, but subject to search)    

Although the Nellis Air and Space Expo is the largest free event in Nevada, visitors may want to bring cash as many booths selling food, beverages, and souvenirs will be open for business.

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Commercial Sponsorship Program & Vendor Info

The Nellis Force Support Squadron’s Commercial Sponsorship program is excited to seek new community partners to help enhance our 2017 Air and Space Expo!  Your support aligns your company’s values with those of the Air Force: integrity first, service before self and excellence. Sponsorship provides access to a desirable market, while positioning your brand in a positive light with programs that improve the lives of Airmen and their families.


To find out more about how to become one of our wingmen, through event sponsorship or paid advertising, contact Melanie Tucciarone, Commercial Sponsorship Director, at  


For vendor information contact Red Frog Food and Beverage, ask for Sheila Rinehart. 614.888.6600,

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Expo Info


Static Displays

A-10C Thunderbolt II

A-4 Skyhawk

AH-64 Apache

B-1B Lancer

B-25 Mitchell

Bell 412

C-5 Galaxy

C-12 Huron 

C-17 Globemaster III


C-130 Hercules

C-182 Skylane

C-206T Cessna

C-47 Skytrain

CH-47 Chinook

E-6B Mercury

EA-18G Growler

EO-5C Dash 7

F4U Corsair

F-5N Tiger II

F-15C Eagle

F-15E Strike Eagle

F-16C Fighting Falcon

F-18 Hornet

F-22 Raptor

F-35 Lightning II

F-86 Sabre

GA-8 Airvan

H-65 Dolphin

HH-60 Pave Hawk

HU-16 Albatross

KC-10 Extender

L-39 Albatross

L-159 Alca

UH-72 Lakota

Max Holste Broussard

Mi-24 Hind


MQ-1 Predator

MQ-9 Reaper

MV-22 Osprey

OV-10 Bronco

P-38 Lightning

P-51 Mustang

PB4Y-2 Privateer

PT-13 Kaydet

QF-4 Aerial Target

RC-12X Huron

Republic RC-3 Seabee

RQ-7 Shadow

SNJ-4 Texan


T-6 Texan

T-28 Trojan

T-33 Shooting Star

T-34 Mentor

T-38 Talon

TC-135 Stratolifter

U-3A Blue Canoe

UH-1H Huey


*Website will be updated as more displays and acts are confirmed*


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Voyager refuels U.S. Navy Growler during Red Flag 22-1
220203-F-LY743-1001.JPG Photo By: Airman 1st Class Zachary Rufus

Feb 22, 2022
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. - A U.S. Navy EA-18G Growlers assigned to the “Garudas” Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 134, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington, receives air-to-air refueling from a Royal Air Force Voyager tanker assigned to 101 Squadron, RAF Brize Norton, United Kingdom, during a Red Flag-Nellis 22-1 mission Feb. 3, 2022, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The Nevada Test and Training Range is the U.S. Air Force’s premier military training area with more than 12,000 square miles. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Rufus)


This photograph is considered public domain and has been cleared for release. If you would like to republish please give the photographer appropriate credit. Further, any commercial or non-commercial use of this photograph or any other DoD image must be made in compliance with guidance found at , which pertains to intellectual property restrictions (e.g., copyright and trademark, including the use of official emblems, insignia, names and slogans), warnings regarding use of images of identifiable personnel, appearance of endorsement, and related matters.

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aerial Performers

Headliner: USAF Thunderbirds

Arrow Dynamics

Bremont Horsemen

Red Eagles

Red Bull: Team Chambliss

Red Bull: Skydive Team

Jerry "Jive" Kerby

Sticky Strickland

Texas Flying Legends

Mike Wiskus

C-47 from Palm Springs Air Museum

Greg Colyer flying the T-33

USAF Heritage Flight

F-22 Demo

USAF Air-to-Air Demo

USAF Close Air Support

USAF Combat Search and Rescue

Wings of Blue

Bill Braack "Smoke-n-Thunder Jet Car Show"

B-2 Flyover (Saturday Only)

Check back periodically for aerial performers and static displays

Static Displays

A-4 Skyhawk

A-10 Thunderbolt II 

A-26 Invader

B-29 "FIFI" Superfortress

C-130H Hercules

C-130J Super Hercules

CJ-6 Nanchange

E-6 Mercury

EA-18G Growler

EO-5C Dash 7

F-15C Eagle

F-15E Strike Eagle

F-16C Aggressor

F-16CM Fighting Falcon

F-22 Raptor

F-35 Lightning

FC-12X Huron

HH-60 Pave Hawk

L-39 Albatros

MI-2 Hoplite

MI-17 Hip

MI-24 Hind

MQ-1B Predator

MQ-9 Reaper

O-2A Skymaster

OV-10 Bronco

PB4Y-2 Privateer

U-3B Cessna


Wright Flyer Replica


Check back periodically for updated aerial performers and static displays

Upgraded Seating

To purchase upgraded seating for the Aviation Nation 2017 Air & Space Expo, click on the below link:

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