NBAA's Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE)

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NBAA-BACE Air Traffic Information

Updated Sept. 27, 2017

An increase in aircraft operations in the Las Vegas, NV area is expected in conjunction with NBAA's Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2017), and special air traffic procedures will be in place to enhance safety and minimize air traffic delays.

Operators are reminded to check NOTAMS before every flight and comply with all ATC instructions.

Parking Henderson Executive Airport

Las Vegas's Henderson Executive Airport (HND) will require reservations for all parking, drop off, pick up and go reservations from Oct. 6 to 14. Reservations are required for the airport's planning and ramp management program during NBAA-BACE. The online reservation system aids in preparing for daily aircraft operations, efficient ramp parking and pre-planned aircraft servicing.

Operators planning on using HND during these dates should complete reservations as soon as possible to ensure ramp accommodations are secure at HND by calling the FBO at 702-261-4806, or visiting the HND website.

Parking at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport

Parking reservations will be required for operations into Las Vegas McCarran International between Oct. 8 and 13. The reservations should be obtained thru your FBO of choice.

Required Routings Into HND for NBAA-BACE

The FAA has issued required routes for aircraft flying into HND during NBAA-BACE. Aircraft capable of utilizing RNAV arrival procedures should file the appropriate RNAV STAR. Operators not able to accept the RNAV arrival may face additional delays. The FAA has also requested that operators ensure they correctly input the RNAV capabilities for their aircraft into Item 18 of their ICAO flight plan.

Henderson/HND RNAV Arrivals:

ADDEL ONE (RNAV) – From the Northwest
NOOTN TWO (RNAV) – From the Northeast
KNGMN TWO (RNAV) - From the Southeast
JOMIX ONE (RNAV) – From the Southwest


The special air traffic procedures will be in effect from Oct. 6 to 14.

The FAA Air Traffic Control Systems Command Center may utilize traffic management initiatives for this event when arrival demand is expected to approach or exceed airport capacity. Expect departure clearance times may be issued for all domestic, IFR arrivals to the following airports:

Henderson Executive Airport (HND)
McCarran International Airport (LAS)
North Las Vegas Airport (VGT)

View the FAA’s NOTAM for NBAA-BACE. (PDF)

Downloadable Arrival and Departure Cards for Pilots

Download and print the following aids for quick reference during flight planning and on the flight deck.

HND Arrival Card (PDF)
HND Departure Card (PDF)
HND Runway 35 Departure Procedure (PDF)
VGT Departure Card (PDF)

Noise Abatement Procedures for Las Vegas-Area Airports

VGT, LAS and HND airport managers have posted detailed information on noise abatement procedures, curfews, airport diagrams, preferential runways, pattern altitudes, run-up areas, noise monitoring and more on the appropriate Whispertrack website below. Pilots operating to or from any of these Las Vegas airports for NBAA-BACE should reference the site for the latest information.

Review Noise Abatement Procedures for HND
Review Noise Abatement Procedures for LAS
Review Noise Abatement Procedures for VGT

Demonstration and Presentation Flights

The airspace and military ranges in and around the Las Vegas basin present unique challenges to air traffic management of local “out and back” flights. Areas near Las Vegas are problematic for ATC and the necessary coordination between Las Vegas TRACON and Los Angeles Center may not support the needs of a typical demo flight profile. Flight operators should provide Las Vegas TRACON with as much advance notice as possible of requested flight parameters. The FAA will accommodate requests to the best of their ability consistent with normal operations into and from the Las Vegas Basin.

IFR Flight Demonstration Procedures

  • Contact Las Vegas TRACON TMU at (702) 600-7011 for approval.
  • File a flight plan for this route through Flight Service (1-800-wxbrief).
  • Aircraft Identification while using these routes shall be “DEMO” plus the last three characters of the aircraft registration.
  • File one of the following routes:
  • Any deviation from these routes will terminate special handling procedures.
  • Aircraft terminating early on any demonstration route could encounter significant delays.

VFR Flight Demonstration Area

A VFR flight demonstration area will be available, traffic permitting, during NBAA-BACE. The VFR practice area is located NW of VGT in Nellis Air Traffic Control Facility Airspace. Assistance with flight plan filing and specific location information regarding this area can be obtained from VGT ATCT at 702- 648-6588.