Updated Oct. 7, 2021

The FAA is implementing revised procedures in the Las Vegas area Oct. 8-14 to enhance safety and minimize air traffic delays in anticipation of a large increase in aircraft movements during the 2021 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE).

The special air traffic procedures will affect operations at Henderson Executive Airport (HND) – host of the NBAA-BACE outdoor aircraft display – North Las Vegas Airport (VGT) and Harry Reid International Airport (LAS).

Read the FAA’s Notice to Airmen.

To help mitigate compacted departure demand at HND and LAS, the FAA recommends operators register their intended departure time at www.pacer.aero. This information does not constitute a slot time, the FAA notes.

HND requires reservations for all parking, drop off and pick-up Oct. 8-14, and airport management may ask arrivals without prior parking arrangements to depart if parking areas reach capacity. For reservations, operators may call the HND FBO at 702-261-4800 or use the HND NBAA-BACE Reservation and Service Request Form.

Prior Permission Required at HND Oct. 9-10

A prior permission required (PPR) program is being implemented Oct. 9 at 0900 local time (1600Z) until 2200 local time on Oct. 10 (Oct. 11 0500Z) at HND to accommodate the increased demand for airport parking and services ahead of the 2021 NBAA-BACE.

Aircraft operators not permanently based at HND must obtain a PPR number from the airport for each landing on these two days to have full operational use of the airport’s runway, taxiway, apron, facilities and services.

Operators landing at HND without authorized access will be charged a $1,000 service fee, and their aircraft may be positioned in a remote location on the airfield.

PPR approval and confirmation numbers can be obtained from HND Airfield Operations, which can be contacted directly at 702-261-4858. PPR confirmation numbers must be entered in the remarks section of each flight plan.

Parking and services will be extremely limited during this period in preparation for NBAA-BACE – which is being held Oct. 12-14 at the Las Vegas Convention Center and HND – and to accommodate two major sporting events.

PPR requests will be accepted until HND is at capacity, or Oct. 8 at 9 a.m. local time, whichever occurs first.

Download the Henderson Executive Airport PPR System Update (PDF)

Downloadable Departure Procedures for Pilots

In order to assist pilots in pre-planning for arrival and departure at Henderson Executive Airport (HND) and departure at North Las Vegas Airport (VGT) the following aids have been created.

Henderson Executive (HND) Arrival Card – 2021 NBAA-BACE

Henderson Executive (HND) Departure Card – 2021 NBAA-BACE

North Las Vegas (VGT) Departure Card 2021 NBAA-BACE

These cards are intended to serve as quick references during flight planning and on the flight deck and are for informational planning purposes only.

Refer to NOTAMs and a flight service facility for the most up-to-date information.

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