It will no doubt do so again Saturday and Sunday at Aviation Nation, an air show and open house that returns to Nellis Air Force Base.
Las Vegas’ skies will be overtaken by maneuvering military jets and their thundering roars during the base’s free show that features the Thunderbirds F-16 aerial demonstration team.
At least one jet will be in the air from the time the show’s start time at 11 a.m. to the time it ends just before 4 p.m.
The crowd also will be treated to demonstrations by the A-10 Warthog, A6M Zero, the AT-6 Texan and the L-39 Albatross. Food and beverages will be available, as will novelties.
Attendees will be able to meet those responsible for Air Force missions, including the pilots.
Organizers for the show, which usually draws more than 100,000 over two days, are expecting a 10 percent to 20 percent increase in attendance since there wasn’t a show last year.
Free parking is being provided at the nearby Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Buses will begin transporting visitors from there to the base at 10 a.m.
For information visit www.nellis.af.mil/aviationnation/ or call the 99th Air Base Wing public affairs office, 702-652-2750.