North Las Vegas Airport is a government-run airport owned by Clark County and operated by the Clark County Department of Aviation located 3 miles northwest of downtown Las Vegas, the central business district and historical centre of this city of Las Vegas.
Locally known as Northtown, North Las Vegas Airport is the second busiest airport in Las Vegas and the third busiest in the state of Nevada. It opened on December 7, 1941 as a Sky Haven Airport but when Hughes Tool Company bought the airport in 1968, its title has been changed into North Las Vegas Air Terminal.
The airport's strategic location and close proximity to downtown Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Strip make it even more convenient and more economical for most passengers to fly here than in the nearby McCarran International Airport. This is the reason why it has become the primary airport in the Las Vegas area for general aviation and scenic tours while McCarran International Airport centers more on airline flights.
North Las Vegas just offers restricted regional airline services. In reality, just Vision Airlines uses the airport as a hub for its excursion to Grand Canyon. But there are lots of helicopter operators, including the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, that utilize the airport facilities. At August 2015, at least 536 aircraft are based at the North Las Vegas Airport, 76% of that are single-engine, 14% multi-engine, 4% jet, 6 percent helicopter and 1% ultralight.
As an airport that caters to general aviation and picturesque tours, the North Las Vegas Airport serves as a hub for helicopter excursions that take guests on an air trip over the Las Vegas Strip. Other businesses that the airport caters include aircraft rental; charters; air freight; aero surveying for Twin Otter; aircraft sales for Apex Aviation Inc., Horton Aviation Services and Lone Mountain Aviation; Desert Flying Club; and flight schools for 702 Helicopters, Airline Transport Professionals, Airwork, All In Aviation,Flyright Aviation, Sheble Flight School, Skyline Helicopters and West Air.
The airport also hosts firms that provide car rentals such as the Enterprise, Hertz and Avis; commercial institutions particularly Cheyenne Air Center and Western Alliance Bank; and even catering for Air Culinaire and Air Gourmet.
Visitors to North Las Vegas Airport can gain entry to the airport comfy pilots lounge with satellite tv, modern flight planning room with WSI Pilotbrief Pro Weather, Internet flight planning, free high-speed Wi-Fi through the terminal, catering storage, free coffee / snow / newspaper, ATM / vending machines, Grand Canyon assembly room that will accommodate up to 65 people, a 20-seater conference room, cafe and planeside limousine service that is permitted up to the ramp.
It includes 3,351 units spread in 22 different residential districts.
Desert Shores is made up of condos, median priced housing and large custom homes, a few of which are lakefront homes which have direct access into the lakes and the choice of private docks that provide paddleboating and angling to residents six days every week.
The community boasts of four manmade lakes stocked with fish, a lagoon style swimming pool surrounded by a sand beach, paddle boats, palm trees and a beach picnic park with basketball, volleyball and playground facilities. It's a clubhouse with terraces on the face of the main lake, which is the site of many private parties and special events.
The lagoon pool features of luxurious shaded picnic amenities with pavers and barbecue facilities.
Desert Shores is personal community that is recreation-oriented and offers miles of walking and biking trails and a shore facility for the residents to enjoy. All of its lakes, parks and other amenities are for the enjoyment of their owners, owners and their guests.
The community hosts annual activities and special events at the lagoon such as Memorial Day, Labor Day, National Night Out and other events all for the here occupants to enjoy.
Desert Shores is a unique, enjoyable and great place to live as it provides great views of Las Vegas paired with first class comforts. It definitely is a place for friends and families to live and enjoy.