North Las Vegas Airport is a government-run airport owned by Clark County and operated by the Clark County Department of Aviation situated three miles northwest of downtown Las Vegas, the central business district and historic center of the city of Las Vegas.
Locally known as Northtown, North Las Vegas Airport is the second biggest airport in Las Vegas and also the third busiest in the state of Nevada. It opened on December 7, 1941 as a Sky Haven Airport however when Hughes Tool Company bought the airport in 1968, its name was changed to North Las Vegas Air Terminal.
The airport's strategic location and close proximity to downtown Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Strip make it more convenient and economical for passengers to fly here than at the local McCarran International Airport. This is the reason why it's come to be the key airport at the Las Vegas area for general aviation and scenic tours while McCarran International Airport focuses more on airline flights.
North Las Vegas only offers limited regional airline service. In fact, only Vision Airlines uses the airport as a hub for the excursion to Grand Canyon. But there are lots of helicopter operators, including the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, that use the airport's facilities. As of August 2015, at least 536 aircraft are based at the North Las Vegas Airport, 76% of which are single-engine, 14% multi-engine, 4% jet, 6% helicopter and 1% ultralight.
As an airport which caters to general aviation and picturesque excursions, the North Las Vegas Airport serves as a hub for helicopter excursions which take guests on an air trip over the Las Vegas Strip. Additionally, It serves as the site for aircraft maintenance of Apex Aviation Inc., EGA Aviation, Horton Aviation Services and Lone Mountain Aviation. Other businesses that the airport caters include aircraft rental; charters; air cargo; aero surveying for Twin Otter; aircraft sales including Apex Aviation Inc., Horton Aviation Services and Lone Mountain Aviation; Desert Flying Club; and flight schools such as 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 like the Enterprise, Hertz and Avis; commercial institutions particularly Cheyenne Air Center and Western Alliance Bank; and even catering to Air Culinaire and Air Gourmet.
Visitors to North Las Vegas Airport can acquire entry to the airport comfy pilots lounge with satellite tv, modern flight planning room with WSI Pilotbrief Pro Weather, Internet flight planning, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the terminal, catering storage, complimentary coffee / ice / newspaper, ATM / vending machines, Grand Canyon meeting room that can accommodate up to 65 people, a 20-seater conference room, cafe and planeside limousine service which is permitted around the ramp.
It comprises 3,351 units spread in 22 different residential districts.
Desert Shores is composed of condos, median priced home and large custom homes, a few of which are lakefront homes which have direct access to the lakes and the option of private docks that provide paddleboating and angling to occupants six days every week.
The community boasts of four man-made lakes stocked with fish, a lagoon style swimming pool surrounded by a sand beach, paddle boats, palm trees and a beach picnic park with volleyball, basketball and park facilities. It has a clubhouse with terraces on the face of the main lake, that's the site of several private parties and special events. The clubhouse can accommodate up to 100 guests seated banquet style.
The lagoon pool boasts of lavish shaded picnic amenities with pavers and NV barbecue facilities.
Desert Shores is personal community that's recreation-oriented and provides miles of biking and walking paths and a beach facility for the residents to enjoy. All of its own lakes, parks and other amenities are for the pleasure of their owners, residents and their guests.
The community hosts yearly activities and special events at the lagoon such as Memorial Day, Labor Day, National Night Out and other occasions around for the occupants to enjoy.
Desert Shores is a unique, enjoyable and great place to live as it offers amazing views of Las Vegas paired together with first class comforts. It definitely is a place for families and friends to live and enjoy.