Aviation Nation '19- 16th & 17th November

Aviation Nation '19- 16th & 17th November

Postby FlankerPhoto on Mon 01 Jul 2019, 7:18 am

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

USAF "Thunderbirds", USAF C-17, USAF F-22A, USMC MV-22B, USSOCOM Para Jump & USN "Legacy Flight" (FJ-4 Fury & EA-18G) flying.
USAF T-38C, USAF C-17, USN T-45C, USN EA-18G & USAF F-15E static.
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Re: Aviation Nation '19- 16th & 17th November

Postby Paul_Reflex on Mon 01 Jul 2019, 7:52 am

Really looking forward to this show, reminds me a bit of a USAF Yeovilton, Las Vegas is somewhat more attractive than Yeovil though. :smile:
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Re: Aviation Nation '19- 16th & 17th November

Postby Jakesplanes on Mon 01 Jul 2019, 8:36 am

Paul_Reflex wrote:Really looking forward to this show, reminds me a bit of a USAF Yeovilton, Las Vegas is somewhat more attractive than Yeovil though. :smile:

As someone born, educated and trained in Yeovil/Yeovilton I say how dare you! Also, you’re right.
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Re: Aviation Nation '19- 16th & 17th November

Postby Stagger2 on Mon 01 Jul 2019, 11:25 am

But, do they have sheep in Vegas?
You have to pay for your 'experience' in Vegas! (allegedly :whistle: ) Just remember that 'what happens in Yeovil, stays in Yeovil' :biggrin:
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Re: Aviation Nation '19- 16th & 17th November

Postby Jakesplanes on Mon 01 Jul 2019, 12:05 pm

Stagger2 wrote:But, do they have sheep in Vegas?
You have to pay for your 'experience' in Vegas! (allegedly :whistle: ) Just remember that 'what happens in Yeovil, stays in Yeovil' :biggrin:



I happened in Yeovil, then left as soon as possible.
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Re: Aviation Nation '19- 16th & 17th November

Postby Paul_Reflex on Mon 01 Jul 2019, 10:24 pm

On a more serious note, Draken International often provide a few statics. The last time I went in 2016 they had an A-4, ALCA and an MB-339 out. I wonder if they might debut the Mirage F1 this year, that would be cool.
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Re: Aviation Nation '19- 16th & 17th November

Postby FlankerPhoto on Mon 01 Jul 2019, 10:30 pm

ATAC have bought the F.1s, not Draken. :wink:
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Re: Aviation Nation '19- 16th & 17th November

Postby Paul_Reflex on Tue 02 Jul 2019, 6:08 am

FlankerPhoto wrote:ATAC have bought the F.1s, not Draken. :wink:


Draken say they have 22 ex-Spanish F1M aircraft on their website.
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Re: Aviation Nation '19- 16th & 17th November

Postby FlankerPhoto on Wed 10 Jul 2019, 6:30 pm

USN Legacy Flight will consist of an EA-18G & FJ-4 Fury. :clap:
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Re: Aviation Nation '19- 16th & 17th November

Postby Roger_Over on Thu 11 Jul 2019, 4:59 pm

USN Legacy Flight will consist of an EA-18G & FJ-4 Fury.


Excellent :up:

My first time attending, is it worth getting the premium box seats or are there better options for photography please?
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Re: Aviation Nation '19- 16th & 17th November

Postby Paul_Reflex on Thu 11 Jul 2019, 6:17 pm

Roger_Over wrote:
USN Legacy Flight will consist of an EA-18G & FJ-4 Fury.


Excellent :up:

My first time attending, is it worth getting the premium box seats or are there better options for photography please?


Definitely don’t get the premium seats, the crowd line has a cut out where the thunderbirds park and the seats are behind there. A great view for the Thunderbirds ground show, but not much else. Either stake out a place by the side of the commentary box for crowd centre or stay at the end where you come in for where aircraft bank towards the crowd line to go round the back of the show. This is also where flares are released during the home team demo. The crowd line doesn’t fill up straight away so there’s no great hurry.
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Re: Aviation Nation '19- 16th & 17th November

Postby Roger_Over on Thu 11 Jul 2019, 8:13 pm

Brilliant, thank you for the tips Paul. I'm going for it this year with RIAT then Gdynia then Jersey but so looking forward to rounding it all off at Nellis!
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Re: Aviation Nation '19- 16th & 17th November

Postby Airshowhammer on Tue 23 Jul 2019, 2:59 pm

Hey, so i'm looking at making this my first ever abroad show as we have a vegas office. So can do 1 week for the show and 1 week working out there.

Because I have never been abroad before outside of Europe, do I need a visa?

• Is there a shuttle bus to the show and where from?

• In the time i'm there, how would I get to death canyon?

Sorry for being such a novice.
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Re: Aviation Nation '19- 16th & 17th November

Postby FlankerPhoto on Tue 23 Jul 2019, 3:06 pm

No Visa but you need an ESTA: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/

And presumably you mean Star Wars Canyon, it's a 3hr drive.
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Re: Aviation Nation '19- 16th & 17th November

Postby Airshowhammer on Tue 23 Jul 2019, 5:34 pm

FlankerPhoto wrote:No Visa but you need an ESTA: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/

And presumably you mean Star Wars Canyon, it's a 3hr drive.


Thank you and indeed, but slight problem is I don't drive :grin:

Might have to give that a miss then!
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Re: Aviation Nation '19- 16th & 17th November

Postby Paul_Reflex on Tue 23 Jul 2019, 6:28 pm

Airshowhammer wrote:Hey, so i'm looking at making this my first ever abroad show as we have a vegas office. So can do 1 week for the show and 1 week working out there.

Because I have never been abroad before outside of Europe, do I need a visa?

• Is there a shuttle bus to the show and where from?

• In the time i'm there, how would I get to death canyon?

Sorry for being such a novice.


There is a shuttle bus from the Speedway, a fairly short Uber ride away from the strip/downtown.
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