During the two-day-event almost all USAF aircraft will be shown in the air and on the ground.

Nellis Open House Air Show
Nellis AFB Open House Air Show 2017 (Photo: USAF)

Nellis Air Force Base will be holding its annual open house called "Aviation Nation" on Saturday, Nov 11 and Sunday, Nov. 12 in Las Vegas. The event is the perfect opportunity to see in the flying and static displays almoust all USAF aircraft including the national Thunderbirds aerobatic team, based out of Nellis.

The 2017 Open House is hosted by the U.S. Air Force and celebrates its 70th Anniversary. Guests will be able to view military aerial demonstrations, including a performance by the Thunderbirds. The event will also feature Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground Demos (Warfighter Demo) and a heritage flight. In addition, during the Aviation Nation 2017, a special color F-15C will be unveiled. It was repainted to recognize the Air Force's 70th Anniversary as well as the unity between the Las Vegas community and Nellis AFB.

An F-15C is being repainted to recognize the Air Force's 70th Anniversary as well as the unity between the Las Vegas community and Nellis AFB (Photo: USAF)

The Open House begins at 9:00am each day and admission is free. Air shows begin at 10:00am and continue throughout the day. Buses from Las Vegas Motor Speedway to base start running 9:00 am and stop taking guests to base 1:00pm. Gates Close 5:00pm.


Red Eagles Demo
Arrow Electronics Corvette Speed Run
Sticky Strickland Aerobatic Demo
Jet Car Speed Run
Vicky Benzing Aerosports Demo
MQ-9 Reaper UAV Demo
Greg Coyler T-33 Aerobatic Demo
Red Bull Team Chambliss Jump Demo
Mike Wiskus Aerobatic Demo
USAF Warfighter Demo
Jerry "Jive" Kirby Aerobatic Demo
Texas Flying Legends Aerobatic Demo
F-22/USAF Heritage Flight Demo
Jet Car Race
Red Bull Skydive Team Jump Demo
Headliner: Thunderbirds (Performance begins at 2 pm.)


A-10 Thunderbolt II
A-26 Invader
B-29 "FIFI" Superfortress
B-52 Stratofortress
C-17 Globemaster III
C-130H Hercules
C-130J Super Hercules
C-5 Galaxy
CJ-6 Nanchange
E-6 Mercury
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
MH-65 Dolphin
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
U-28 Pilatus
Wright Flyer Replica
B-1 Lancer
E-3 Sentry


  1. This looks like the exact same lineup as last year

    1. We have included the program posted on Nellis AFB website, but we are requesting confirmation from a local Officer.


All comments related to the contents of our articles are welcome. It is not allowed to post promotional messages, links to external sites, or references to activities not related to this blog.

Powered by Blogger.