schreiner
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Nellis AFB Tourist Info

Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:38 am

Hi guys,
Ive tried to look this info up on the web/forums, but without luck.
This September I am planning to visit LAS, so I was wondering if there is anything special to see at Nellis AFB for a tourist. Is there a lot of activity? What can I expect?

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RE: Nellis AFB Tourist Info

Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:33 pm

I don't think there are any public tours on Nellis.
 
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RE: Nellis AFB Tourist Info

Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:41 pm

But is there any regular activities going on? Is there 1 flight per hour, of can I expect lots of traffic?

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RE: Nellis AFB Tourist Info

Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:21 pm

Quoting Schreiner (Reply 2):

Like most all military bases in his country they are closed to the general public. You can't just drive on the base and go site seeing.
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RE: Nellis AFB Tourist Info

Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:50 pm

From the roads outside the base, you can see most flying activity.
 
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RE: Nellis AFB Tourist Info

Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:37 am

Every time that I have driven through Vegas to/from school, I have seen quite a bit of traffic going by, and that was just from the highway! I never once stopped, but always saw something. Most recently back at the beginning of June I saw a ton of flights of F-15s and a few flights of F-16s coming in. Also some C-130 action too. It's a very busy base relative to other bases, since it is such a huge training facility, and not just for the USAF. I'd say you have a fair chance of seeing some action by just being in the vicinity.
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