Las Vegas bound, looking for pointers. KVGT or KHND ??

Hi folks, I'm heading to Vegas at the end of the month. I'm flying myself :) Alas it wont be in my Aztec, but flying is flying. :)

I'm looking for pointers going into the Vegas area. I've read plenty of positives and negatives about both GA (KVGT or KHND) airports in the Vegas area. I'm attending a 5 day conference....

  1. Any recent good advice on which one to use ??
  2. Any advice on how to make nice with the controllers and how to fly a "strip tour" or other sight seeing stuff.
    When I lived in Silly-Con-Valley, we used to do "Bay Tours" all the time. Pretty straight forward... wonder if there is
    something similar for Vegas.

I plan to fly ABQ V12 ZUN, INW, DRK, EED and then up into Vegas.
Early morning departure out of ABQ to help with avoiding the afternoon thunder bumpers that tend to show up.
Should only take about 3.5 to 4 hours to get there.

Mucho thanks


  • I have flown into/out of both and prefer KHND. It is an intimidating night arrival and I recommend day for the first time.

    Eric Panning
    1981 Seneca III
    Hillsboro, OR (KHIO)

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