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Nellis AFB Airshow 2017

Sat 19 Nov 2016, 10:45 am

Does anybody know dates for the Nellis AFB airshow for 2017 please?

If not do you know when they will be released?

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Sat 19 Nov 2016, 11:54 am

November 11th-12th, 2017.

Here's the Thunderbirds schedule for 2017:

http://afthunderbirds.com/site/2015/12/ ... schedules/

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Sat 19 Nov 2016, 12:08 pm

Thanks wrexham

Has anybody used ian allan avaition tour operators before if so what are they like?

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Sat 19 Nov 2016, 12:13 pm

To be honest, go out by yourself it is alot cheaper.

You can do the show with a few days either side for less than £800 including flights, hotel and a car.

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Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:00 am

Has there been any announcement about an official USAF 70th Anniversary event ? Twenty years ago it was at Nellis AFB

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Mon 30 Jan 2017, 4:51 am

Hi guys,was wondering how far away are you from the flight line?Thanks

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Mon 24 Apr 2017, 9:29 am

Hi guys,will there be a red flag before the Nellis show? And is it an international one?Thanks.

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Mon 24 Apr 2017, 11:22 am

Darkstar wrote:Hi guys,will there be a red flag before the Nellis show? And is it an international one?Thanks.


No, there is nothing in November... the current exercise schedule is...

28/4/2017 to 12/5/2017 - Green Flag 17-06
26/5/2017 to 9/6/2017 - Green Flag 17-07
8/6/2017 to 14/6/2017 - USAF Weapons School class 17A
10/6/2016 - JFEX 17A
23/6/2017 to 7/7/2017 - Green Flag 17-07.5
10/7/2017 to 28/7/2017 - Red Flag 17-3
11/8/2017 to 25/8/2017 - Green Flag 17-08
14/8/2017 to 25/8/2017 - Red Flag 17-4
8/9/2017 to 22/9/2017 - Green Flag 17-09
7/12/2017 to 13/12/2017 - USAF Weapons School class 17B
9/12/2017 - JFEX 17B

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Wed 26 Apr 2017, 10:13 pm

boff180,thanks mate,I was planning on going to Nellis for the show,then do a tour of the NTS.Creech,Tonnapah,and Tikaboo and the like.Would be nice if there was a red flag before the show.Are u far away from the runway at the show?Thanks heaps.

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Thu 27 Apr 2017, 9:12 am

Hi Darkstar, first of all I'm a bit jealous that you're off to Aviation Nation this year. I went last year for the first time, loved it and will be returning in 2018.

There are two parallel runways at Nellis and both are used during the show. One is distant and the other is very distant from the crowd line! I found that some shots of landings and takeoffs could be got of aircraft using the nearer runway but it was a bit hazy for the far runway. The good news is that the taxiway that the aircraft use to get back after landing is astonishingly close to the crowdline.

There are two good places to view the show from. I prefer near show centre just to the south of where the Thunderbirds will be parked. Other people prefer the far North of the crowdline near where you get off the buses as some acts in the air to air and air to ground demos drop flares to the north of the show.

I wrote a review for AeroResource.co.uk of last years show which you can read at http://www.aeroresource.co.uk/events/airshow-reports/nellis-aviation-nation-2016/

If you have any more questions feel free to pm me.

Have a good time!

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Fri 28 Apr 2017, 3:15 am

Thanks very much there Paul.I will be staying at a hotel just opposite the base 2 weeks prior to the show.Will be great fun to tour the NTS as well.

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Sun 30 Apr 2017, 2:43 pm

My plans have changed,I will be going to Hawaii,for 2 weeks with access to Hickman,then on to Nellis for Red Flag 17-3.Was wondering when jets arrive for the ex?Hopefully and most likely will be on base for media day.Does anyone know if 17-3 will be international?Thanks.

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Mon 01 May 2017, 11:47 am

I'm gonna hold-back with information for a few days in case by Wednesday you're going to Australia? :whistle:
If you go ahead with the Hawaii trip make sure you go to Hickam AFB, near Honolulu, on Oahu..... 'Hickman' is synonymous with being a central venous catheter line into the chest....& is nothing like as pleasurable an experience! :wink:

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Tue 02 May 2017, 2:36 am

Darkstar wrote:Does anyone know if 17-3 will be international?Thanks.


17-3 from what I have heard is all U.S. aircraft and units. no International participants. For the past few years this has been the case for the 3rd Flags and with saying that.... I don't doubt the person in the know that told me the info regarding 17-3. On the plus side... B-1Bs are participating again as well as B-2s. But last time the B-2s participated they flew from home rather then Nellis.

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Wed 03 May 2017, 9:27 pm

Stagger2,I will be living on base at Hickham for 2 weeks so will have access right beside the runway.Thanks for the Red Flag info.Either I'm going to 17-3 or 17-4.

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Tue 09 May 2017, 12:24 pm

Have a great trip, looking forward to some super shots?
Just bear in mind it's still 'Hickam' where you'll be staying!

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Tue 16 May 2017, 7:35 pm

Stagger2,I'll be staying in AirForce accomodation on the base and I have extended my stay at Hickham for 4 weeks.And then on to Nellis and NTS for 4 weeks.

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Sun 23 Jul 2017, 7:15 am

Has any participation been updated on the show ?

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Wed 16 Aug 2017, 2:49 pm

Hi all,

I'm coming over from The Netherlands to visit this airshow.

I noticed the prohibited items on the following website:

http://www.nellis.af.mil/Air-Show/

Does this mean that I can't bring my Lowepro Vertex 200 AW camera bag into the showground? I'm hauling various lenses and camera's so its almost impossible to to do this without the camera bag.

Thanks for the help!

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Thu 17 Aug 2017, 9:22 pm

Nielis wrote:Hi all,

I'm coming over from The Netherlands to visit this airshow.

I noticed the prohibited items on the following website:

http://www.nellis.af.mil/Air-Show/

Does this mean that I can't bring my Lowepro Vertex 200 AW camera bag into the showground? I'm hauling various lenses and camera's so its almost impossible to to do this without the camera bag.

Thanks for the help!


Last year I struggled around on the Saturday with no camera bag because of the restrictions but found that there were lots of people with massive bags in the queue that were let through. On the Sunday I took in a Lowepro 400 backpack and it was fine.

The car park is very near security, so the worst thing that can happen is that youll have to take the bag to your car and fill your pockets with batteries if they say no.

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Wed 06 Sep 2017, 1:01 pm

Paul_Reflex wrote:
Nielis wrote:Hi all,

I'm coming over from The Netherlands to visit this airshow.

I noticed the prohibited items on the following website:

http://www.nellis.af.mil/Air-Show/

Does this mean that I can't bring my Lowepro Vertex 200 AW camera bag into the showground? I'm hauling various lenses and camera's so its almost impossible to to do this without the camera bag.

Thanks for the help!


Last year I struggled around on the Saturday with no camera bag because of the restrictions but found that there were lots of people with massive bags in the queue that were let through. On the Sunday I took in a Lowepro 400 backpack and it was fine.

The car park is very near security, so the worst thing that can happen is that youll have to take the bag to your car and fill your pockets with batteries if they say no.


Yep, I had a similar experience at Barksdale back in May, went in 'light' but didn't really need to. I think if you look to be a competent photographer they seem to be reasonably pragmatic but I wouldn't rely on that 100%.

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Sat 23 Sep 2017, 8:01 am

Is there a map out there I can look at of the showground layout?

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Thu 28 Sep 2017, 10:42 am

Does anyone know if the participants are added to close to the event date? The list published at the moment isn't bad, but not as good as last year, I'm wondering more stuff is announced just before show day?

http://www.nellis.af.mil/Air-SpaceExpo/

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Sat 30 Sep 2017, 8:03 pm

Other than scramble is there anywhere else I can look for past lineups for the nellis show I have tried googling it with no luck?
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