Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., is one of the largest fighter bases in the world. Aircraft from Nellis AFB operate on the Nevada Test and Training Range, which occupies 2.9 million acres of land and 5,000 square miles of airspace. We understand at times many communities in southern Nevada may see and hear Nellis aircraft. From 100 feet above the ground to twice the speed of sound, Nellis conducts advanced combat training, performs operational test and evaluation, and develops tactics to provide realistic training for servicemembers.
While it is difficult to project increases or decreases in air traffic – since these vary based on training needs, maintenance schedules and other factors – you may refer to our Exercises & Flight Operations webpage for information on specific upcoming exercises, which may represent an increase in flight activity.
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