The Nevada is a large plane with two radial engines. Its access door is at the back and the plane always leans tilted nose up when parked. The company name "Juank Air" is marked on it. It can be found locked in the Easter Bay Airport in San Fierro parked in the plane taxi-zone. It is unlocked after completing Learning to Fly. The Nevada is based on the vintage Douglas DC-3, and as such is the oldest aircraft in the Grand Theft Auto series. Unlike the Dodo, Shamal, and the Skimmer, the Nevada is regularly seen flying in the sky. Also, unlike most planes, the Nevada has more than one default color.
The Nevada is used in the mission Dam and Blast from the "Heist" strand in which CJ has to plant explosives on the Sherman Dam generators that will be later detonated to disable the power supplying Caligula's Palace.
The Nevada has a decent top speed, but it has a rather long take off distance and slow acceleration. The Nevada also has good durability; it can withstand one or two homing rockets before being destroyed. Keep in mind, though, that crashing into an obstacle head-on will immediately destroy the plane.
- The plane's name parodies the nickname given to the military version of the DC-3 used by Allied troops during World War II. The nickname was Dakota, named after an acronym for Douglas Aircraft Company Transport Aircraft (DACoTA), the name for the Nevada however parodies US the state names, North Dakota and South Dakota with Nevada.
- When the cars float on water cheat is activated, the plane will reverse when it is spawned
- Like most other aircraft in GTA San Andreas, the Nevada plays K-DST by default.
There are two Nevadas parked at Easter Bay Airport. One is near the hangars, across from a Shamal. The other is near the north of the terminals, but occasionally a Baggage or a Utility Van will spawn in place of it, or sometimes nothing at all.