Nellis AFB Airshow 2009
Nellis, an integral
part of the United States Air Force’s Air Combat Command, is known as the “Home
of the Fighter Pilot.” It is the pinnacle of advanced air combat aviation
training. The base’s all-encompassing mission is accomplished through an array
of aircraft: A-10; F-15C; F-15E; F-22A; F-16; RQ-1A and MQ-1 Predator remotely
piloted aircraft; and HH-60G helicopters. Nellis’ work force of approximately
12,000 military and civilian people makes it one of the largest single employers
in southern Nevada.
The base is located approximately eight miles northeast of downtown Las Vegas
and covers more than 14,000 acres, while the total land area occupied by Nellis
and the restricted Nevada Test and Training Range is more than 4,800 square
miles. An additional 10,000 square miles of airspace north and east of the
restricted range are also available for military flight operations.