North Las Vegas Airport is a government-run airport owned by Clark County and operated by the Clark County Department of Aviation situated 3 miles northwest of downtown Las Vegas, the central business district and historic centre of this 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 started on December 7, 1941 as a Sky Haven Airport but when Hughes Tool Company bought the airport in 1968, its name 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 more convenient and more economical for most passengers to fly here than at the local McCarran International Airport. This is the reason why it has come to be the primary airport at the Las Vegas area for general aviation and scenic tours while McCarran International Airport centers more on airline flights.
North Las Vegas just offers limited regional airline services. In fact, 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's facilities. At August 2015, at least 536 aircraft are based in the North Las Vegas Airport, 76% of which are single-engine, 14 percent 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. Additionally, It serves as the site for aircraft maintenance of Apex Aviation Inc., EGA Aviation, Horton Aviation Services and Lone Mountain Aviation. Other companies that the airport caters include aircraft leasing; charters; air freight; aero surveying for Twin Otter; aircraft sales including 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 companies 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 acquire access to the airport comfortable pilots lounge with satellite tv, modern flight planning area with WSI Pilotbrief Pro Weather, Internet flight planning, free high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the terminal, catering storage, free coffee / ice / newspaper, ATM / vending machines, Grand Canyon assembly room that can accommodate up to 65 people, a 20-seater conference space, cafe and planeside limousine service which is allowed up to the ramp.
It includes 3,351 units spread in 22 different residential districts.
Desert Shores is made up of condominiums, median priced housing and large custom homes, a few of which are lakefront homes that have direct access into the lakes and the option 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 North Las Vegas beach picnic park with basketball, volleyball and playground facilities. It's a clubhouse with terraces on the side of the main lake, that's the site of many private parties and special occasions. The clubhouse can accommodate up to 100 guests seated banquet style.
The lagoon pool features of lavish shaded picnic facilities with pavers and barbecue facilities.
Desert Shores is personal community that is recreation-oriented and provides miles of walking and biking trails and a beach facility for the residents to enjoy. All of its own lakes, parks and other amenities are for the enjoyment of their owners, residents and their guests.
The community hosts yearly activities and special events in the lagoon such as Memorial Day, Labor Day, National Night Out and other occasions around for the residents to enjoy.
Desert Shores is a unique, enjoyable and great place to live as it provides great views of Las Vegas paired together with first class amenities. It definitely is a place for friends and families to live and revel in.