The Searchlight Airport is a pre-War airport in the south-eastern section of the Mojave Wasteland, and is directly south of Camp Searchlight. Its only entrance is a collapsed tunnel on the northern side of the airport.


While there are no accessible buildings, there are two trunks on the tarmac side of the main airport terminal (facing in towards the runway) which contain large amounts of caps (depending on your level and Luck, it can range from 200 to over 1,000 caps). The facility is crawling with radscorpions of various sizes.

There are four jet planes in the area. They are all very rusted and two have their landing gear stuck in junk piles, but otherwise appear to be intact. Underneath the jet plane at the west end of the runway there is an ammo box along with two metal boxes sometimes containing a large amount of energy weapons ammo and missiles.


  • This is one of the locations in the game where you can jump out of the Mojave Wasteland map, allowing you to infinitely explore the outskirts.
  • The control tower has an empty interior, but it's inaccessible.


  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360 When in Searchlight Airport, there are some Oil tanks in the upper-left hand corner. If you keep pressing the jump button, you can get on top of it. From there, you can jump onto or over the fence, and effectively get out of the map. This allows you to go to certain areas like the Fort, or Legate's camp before actually progressing far enough into the game to enter those areas. [verified]


The Searchlight Airport appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.

Behind the scenesEdit

Searchlight Airport is a real airport two miles to the south of Searchlight, Nevada. It was built by the United States Air Force as an emergency alternate paved airstrip for Nellis Air Force Base in the 1950's. It is now a public airport, but has no control tower.


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