The largest free public event in Nevada returns Nov. 10 – 11 when the U.S. Air Force hosts Aviation Nation 2012, which is the Nellis AFB open house air show.
Several military air demonstration teams, including the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the F-22 Aerial Demonstration Team, will participate.
The two-day event will include static displays of military aircraft, historical displays and community exhibits. A Kids’ Zone will also be included in the event. Food, beverages and novelties will be available for purchase.
General admission and public parking at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway is free, where free round-trip shuttle bus transportation to and from Nellis AFB will be available. A handicapped parking area will be designated at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and handicapped-accessible shuttle buses will be provided.
Due to security reasons, 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 ride buses to and from Nellis AFB. People using public transportation to get to the event can take a shuttle bus from the front gate to the Thunderbird’s entry control point. The shuttle will be running back and forth to the front gate throughout the day. People riding this shuttle will process through security at the main gate.
The following is a list of banned items that will be confiscated or cause attendees to be turned away at the gate if brought to Aviation Nation:
- Coolers, grills, glass containers, and large lawn chairs.
- Weapons, illegal drugs, fireworks, scanners, laser pointers, fixed blade knives and folding knives longer than 3 inches.
- Pets except for service animals.
- Excessively large storage items and bags. The only exceptions are diaper bags, small purses and small camera bags.
- Bicycles, scooters, skateboards and rollerblades/skates.
For the latest information on Aviation Nation, visit the Aviation Nation website at www.nellis.af.milor call (702) 652-2750.