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The Size Of Nellis Afb?  
User currently offlineAtcboy73 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1100 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2247 times:

In the world of Air Force Bases, how big of an operation is Nellis (Las Vegas)?


Is it in any jeopardy of being shut down?

If I understand right, the Thunderbirds are based there. What other groups/aircraft types are based there?

Thanks

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User currently offlineSchreiner From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 960 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2147 times:

HUGE... ive got a pic... ill try to get it here...

BRB,

Schreiner



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User currently offlineSchreiner From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 960 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2150 times:



Satelite pic of Nellis AFB.

Cheers,
Schreiner



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User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2142 times:

Nellis is in no real danger of shutting down. THe Air Force Fighter Weapons School is there and the huge Red Flag exercises are run there. I finished one late last year and go again in month myself. Dreamland is the huge testing area to the northwest along with the huge bombing range. Also at the base there is a huge red horse squadron and many other tenants.

Nice pic BTW.

Ciao and Hook 'em,
Lt-AWACS


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2136 times:

Nellis and all its gunnery and other ranges is about 60-70% the size of the state of Nevada.
Most of the land is useless for anything else (apart as a wildlife sanctuary which it actually is, most military terrain has abundant wildlife that doesn't mind the occasional bomb or jetblast too much, the animals know to stay out of the dangerzone).



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User currently offlineContact_tower From Norway, joined Sep 2001, 536 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2138 times:

I got that pic as a ilustration of Area 51 one time, damm I've been had again! Big grin

User currently offlineContact_tower From Norway, joined Sep 2001, 536 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2131 times:

The US geological survey think this is Nellis AFB, oh well!  Big thumbs up

http://terraserver.homeadvisor.msn.com/image.asp?S=13&T=1&X=422&Y=2507&Z=11&W=2


User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6278 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2126 times:

The USGS is correct. The picture posted by Schreiner is indeed Groom Lake.


Quit calling an airport ramp "Tarmac" and a taxiway "runway".
User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2090 times:

well, Groom Lake is part of Nellis AFB, just not all of it (it's a very small part in fact).
It's like giving a picture of Manhattan when you're talking about New York (state or city  Smile/happy/getting dizzy ).



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User currently offlineGlobemaster From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2083 times:

You can try the Air Force Units Search Engine on
http://www.globemaster.de/html/skyunits.html

When you search for NELLIS, you should get all aircraft operating units homebased at Nellis AFB.


User currently offlineContact_tower From Norway, joined Sep 2001, 536 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2072 times:

I can bye that Groom Lake is a part of the Nellis Range, but maybye not AFB......

User currently offlineExnonrev From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 621 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2070 times:

The base proper (14,000 acres) is in the middle of the pack among AF bases. The Nellis Range Complex is another 2.8 million acres.

User currently offlineSchreiner From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 960 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2067 times:

It's the size of Switzerland I once heard...


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