Nellis Aviation Nation 2022

We ended 2022 with the Aviation Nation in Nellis AFB. Home of the USAF jet demonstration team Thunderbirds and also home of the USAF 64th and 65th Adversary Squadrons. 2022 also marked the 75th Anniversary for the Air Adversary Squadrons.

This year’s flying display included the USAF ACC F-35A, F-22A demonstration. US Navy F/A-18 and E/A-18G flight demonstration. Nellis also have their Tactical demonstration perform by the USAF Weapon School and also the Mighty USAF Thunderbirds.

From a Photographer’s perspective there is no place like Nellis AFB because of that mighty mountainous backdrop.

64th Aggressors launching with the Nellis AFB Mountain Range

Static Aircraft Display…. For 2022 the Static Display was kind of sparse.

Nellis AFB Static Aircraft Charts

75th Anniversary Aggressors… debut the newly form F-35A from the 65th Aggressor Squadron. also the 64th aggressor’s F-16.

Combine Arms Demo …. the Highlight of the entire Aviation Nation bar none comes from this Combine Arms Demonstration. Here we actually see combination of F-35A, F22A, F-15E, F16C , HH-60 and A-10C popping flares and performing their missions

E/A-18G Growler Demonstration by VAQ-129 Vikings base out of NAS Whidbey Island, WA.

F/A-18 E/F West Demonstration Team hosted by VFA-122 base out of NAS Leemore, CA.

USAF F-22A Raptor Demonstration

F-35A Lightning II Flight Demonstration

USAF T birds!!!

A very Unique experience to come to this Super base of the USAF. Nellis will always offer something that you will never see in any other airshow

Article by Dave Chng

Photography by Dave Chng