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Aviation Nation highlights “75 Years of Airpower”

Guests of the Aviation Nation air show walk through a C-5 Galaxy during the Aviation Nation air show on Nellis Air Force Base., Nov. 12, 2016. The C-5 can carry a fully equipped combat-ready military unit to any point in the world on short notice and then provide the supplies required to help sustain the fighting force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

Guests of the Aviation Nation air show walk through a C-5 Galaxy during the Aviation Nation air show on Nellis Air Force Base., Nov. 12, 2016. The C-5 can carry a fully equipped combat-ready military unit to any point in the world on short notice and then provide the supplies required to help sustain the fighting force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

A boy watches the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team prepare for take-off during the Aviation Nation air Show on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 11, 2016. The air show brought more than 300,000 spectators from across the globe to experience "75 Years of Air Power." (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

A boy watches the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team prepare for take-off during the Aviation Nation air Show on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 11, 2016. The air show brought more than 300,000 spectators from across the globe to experience "75 Years of Air Power." (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

A boy throws a model airplane during the Aviation Nation air show on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 12, 2016. Aviation Nation provided the community the opportunity to interact with Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

A boy throws a model airplane during the Aviation Nation air show on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 12, 2016. Aviation Nation provided the community the opportunity to interact with Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

A spectator enters the back of a CV-22 Osprey static display during the Aviation Nation air show on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 12, 2016. The MV-22 Osprey is a tiltrotor aircraft that combines the vertical takeoff, hover and vertical landing qualities of a helicopter with the long-range, fuel efficiency and speed characteristics of a turboprop aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

A spectator enters the back of a CV-22 Osprey static display during the Aviation Nation air show on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 12, 2016. The MV-22 Osprey is a tiltrotor aircraft that combines the vertical takeoff, hover and vertical landing qualities of a helicopter with the long-range, fuel efficiency and speed characteristics of a turboprop aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

An aircraft flies in front of the crowd during an air-to-ground demonstration at the Aviation Nation air show on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 13, 2016. The many aerial acts and static aircraft displayed during the Nellis Air Show are snapshots of 75 years of aviation history. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

An aircraft flies in front of the crowd during an air-to-ground demonstration at the Aviation Nation air show on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 13, 2016. The many aerial acts and static aircraft displayed during the Nellis Air Show are snapshots of 75 years of aviation history. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

An Airman stands in front of an American Flag hanging in a KC-10 Extender during the Aviation Nation air show on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 12, 2016. The KC-10's primary mission is aerial refueling, it can combine the tasks of a tanker and cargo aircraft by refueling fighters and simultaneously carry the fighter support personnel and equipment on overseas deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

An Airman stands in front of an American Flag hanging in a KC-10 Extender during the Aviation Nation air show on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 12, 2016. The KC-10's primary mission is aerial refueling, it can combine the tasks of a tanker and cargo aircraft by refueling fighters and simultaneously carry the fighter support personnel and equipment on overseas deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

Maj. J. A. Meinhard, 7th Operations Group assistant director of operations, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, shows a boy around the inside of a B-1 Lancer on Nellis AFB, Nev., Nov. 12, 2016. The multi-mission B-1 is the backbone of America's long-range bomber force. It can rapidly deliver massive quantities of precision and non-precision weapons against any adversary, anywhere in the world, at any time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

Maj. J. A. Meinhard, 7th Operations Group assistant director of operations, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, shows a boy around the inside of a B-1 Lancer on Nellis AFB, Nev., Nov. 12, 2016. The multi-mission B-1 is the backbone of America's long-range bomber force. It can rapidly deliver massive quantities of precision and non-precision weapons against any adversary, anywhere in the world, at any time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

Children play with controls inside of an HH-60G Pave Hawk during the Aviation Nation air show on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 11, 2016. The primary mission of the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter is to conduct day or night personnel recovery operations into hostile environments to recover isolated personnel during war. The HH-60G is also tasked to perform military operations other than war, including civil search and rescue, medical evacuation, disaster response, humanitarian assistance, security cooperation/aviation advisory, NASA space flight support, and rescue command and control. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

Children play with controls inside of an HH-60G Pave Hawk during the Aviation Nation air show on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 11, 2016. The primary mission of the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter is to conduct day or night personnel recovery operations into hostile environments to recover isolated personnel during war. The HH-60G is also tasked to perform military operations other than war, including civil search and rescue, medical evacuation, disaster response, humanitarian assistance, security cooperation/aviation advisory, NASA space flight support, and rescue command and control. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

An RV-6 lands after an aerial demonstration during the Aviation Nation air show on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 11, 2016. The aircraft was one of more than 60 acts and static displays showcased during the two-day event. More than 300,000 spectators came from around the world to watch the performances. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

An RV-6 lands after an aerial demonstration during the Aviation Nation air show on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 11, 2016. The aircraft was one of more than 60 acts and static displays showcased during the two-day event. More than 300,000 spectators came from around the world to watch the performances. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

A C-17 Globemaster III taxis to the runway before takeoff during the Aviation Nation air show on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 11, 2016. The C-17 Globemaster III is the newest, most flexible cargo aircraft to enter the airlift force. It is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and varieties of cargo to main operating bases or directly to forward bases in the deployment area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)
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A C-17 Globemaster III taxis to the runway before takeoff during the Aviation Nation air show on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 11, 2016. The C-17 Globemaster III is the newest, most flexible cargo aircraft to enter the airlift force. It is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and varieties of cargo to main operating bases or directly to forward bases in the deployment area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

A member of the Wings of Blue Demonstration Team parachutes above spectators during the Aviation Nation Air Show on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Nov. 11, 2016. Each year, the Wings of Blue conduct more than 22,000 training jumps, awarding more than 700 jump wings to the students who pass through the Airmanship 490 program at the Academy.(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)
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A member of the Wings of Blue Demonstration Team parachutes above spectators during the Aviation Nation Air Show on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Nov. 11, 2016. Each year, the Wings of Blue conduct more than 22,000 training jumps, awarding more than 700 jump wings to the students who pass through the Airmanship 490 program at the Academy.(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

Spectators watch aerial demonstrations during the Aviation Nation air show on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Nov. 11, 2016. The air show, themed "75 Years of Air Power", gave more than 300,000 viewers the opportunity to see the Air Force's capabilities from the past and present. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)
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Spectators watch aerial demonstrations during the Aviation Nation air show on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Nov. 11, 2016. The air show, themed "75 Years of Air Power", gave more than 300,000 viewers the opportunity to see the Air Force's capabilities from the past and present. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

The newest wax figure for a museum was unveiled during the Aviation Nation air show on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Nov. 11, 2016. The figure was unveiled in honor of Veterans Day and in support of "75 Years of Air Power" air show. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)
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The newest wax figure for a museum was unveiled during the Aviation Nation air show on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Nov. 11, 2016. The figure was unveiled in honor of Veterans Day and in support of "75 Years of Air Power" air show. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

A young child sits on his father’s shoulders during aerial performances at the Aviation Nation air show on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 12, 2016. This event also marked the end of the air show season for the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)
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A young child sits on his father’s shoulders during aerial performances at the Aviation Nation air show on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 12, 2016. This event also marked the end of the air show season for the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

Spectators from the Aviation Nation air show wait in line to enter the cockpit of the B-1 Lancer on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 12, 2016. To strengthen this relationship, the 2016 Aviation Nation air show played host to a record number of attendees from all around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)
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Spectators from the Aviation Nation air show wait in line to enter the cockpit of the B-1 Lancer on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 12, 2016. To strengthen this relationship, the 2016 Aviation Nation air show played host to a record number of attendees from all around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

A young boy walks through the aisle of a KC-10 Extender during the Aviation Nation Air Show on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 12, 2016. The KC-10 Extender is an Air Mobility Command advanced tanker and cargo aircraft designed to provide increased global mobility for U.S. armed forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)
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A young boy walks through the aisle of a KC-10 Extender during the Aviation Nation Air Show on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 12, 2016. The KC-10 Extender is an Air Mobility Command advanced tanker and cargo aircraft designed to provide increased global mobility for U.S. armed forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

A child looks out the window of a CH-47 Chinook during the Aviation Nation air show on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 12, 2016. Aviation Nation played host to more than 300,000 spectators from the community, including media. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)
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A child looks out the window of a CH-47 Chinook during the Aviation Nation air show on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 12, 2016. Aviation Nation played host to more than 300,000 spectators from the community, including media. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. --

Aviation Nation, Nellis Air Force Base’s air show and open house, took place Nov. 12 and 13, showing off numerous acts from past and present while giving the community the chance to interact with Airmen.

                                                                                  

“Nellis, Creech and the Nevada Test and Training Range have enjoyed decades of support from the communities across Southern Nevada,” said Col. Paul Murray, 99th Air Base Wing commander. “The open house and air show is just one way to give back and show our gratitude for all the support the community provides to our Airmen.”

 

The air show offered members from the community and those who travelled from abroad for a chance to view multiple acts and experience the unique aspects of what occurs at Nellis AFB.

 

“Ranging from Vicky Benzing’s 1940 World War II Stearman, to present day 5th Generation fighters like the F-22 and F-35, variety and heritage are showcased this year,” said Murray. “With more than 100 static displays bringing in everything from a DC 10 water drop, to a smoke and thunder jet car, and of course our Nellis capabilities featuring air-to-air and air-to-ground demos.”

 

Through these acts and air shows static displays, the Air Force strengthens its bonds with the surrounding community.

 

“There are many aerial acts and static aircraft during the Nellis Air Show which are snapshots of aviation history,” said Murray. “The air show gives Nellis AFB an opportunity to demonstrate the Air Force’s mission and military capabilities, as well as the skill and professionalism of the Airmen assigned here.”

 

To strengthen this relationship, the 2016 Aviation Nation Air Show played host to a record number of attendees from all around the globe, and also featured the final performance of the year for the United States Air Force Thunderbirds.

 

“This event also marks the end of the air show season for the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron ‘Thunderbirds’ who will thrill their hometown crowd with precision and professionalism,” said

Murray.

 

This year the public was also able to download the Aviation Nation app to make the Nellis Air Show experience truly one of a kind.

“The app allowed our guests to keep up with the latest information; changes in schedule, alerts to important events that will impact them, they were be able to find aircraft and learn about them even before coming to the Air Show,” said Bob Jones, air show director.

 

According to Jones, Aviation Nation played host to more than 300,000 spectators from the community, including media.


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