North Las Vegas Airport is a government-run airport owned by Clark County and operated by the Clark County Department of Aviation located three miles northwest of downtown Las Vegas, the central business district and historical center of the city of Las Vegas.
Locally Called Northtown, North Las Vegas Airport is the second busiest airport in Las Vegas and the third largest in the state of Nevada. It opened on December 7, 1941 as a Sky Haven Airport however when Hughes Tool Company purchased the airport in 1968, its title 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 even more convenient and economical for most passengers to fly here than in the nearby McCarran International Airport. This is the reason why it's become the key airport in the Las Vegas area for general aviation and scenic excursions while McCarran International Airport centers more on airline flights.
North Las Vegas only offers restricted regional airline service. In reality, only Vision Airlines uses the airport as a hub for its excursion to Grand Canyon. But there are many helicopter operators, such as the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, that utilize the airport's facilities. At August 2015, at least 536 aircraft are based at the North Las Vegas Airport, 76 percent of which are single-engine, 14% multi-engine, 4 percent jet, 6% helicopter and 1% ultralight.
As an airport which caters to general aviation and scenic excursions, the North Las Vegas Airport serves as a hub for helicopter tours which take guests on an air trip over the Las Vegas Strip. 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 firms that offer car rentals such as the Enterprise, Hertz and Avis; commercial institutions particularly Cheyenne Air Center and Western Alliance Bank; and catering to Air Culinaire and Air Gourmet.
Visitors to North Las Vegas Airport can gain entry to the airport's comfy pilots lounge with satellite television, contemporary flight planning area with WSI Pilotbrief Pro Weather, Internet flight planning, free high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the terminal, catering storage, free coffee / snow / 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.
Desert Shores is a private community located in the shadow of the foothills of northwest Las Vegas developed by RA Homes in 1988. It includes 3,351 units spread in 22 different residential districts.
Desert Shores is made here up of condominiums, median priced home and large custom homes, some of which are lakefront homes which have direct access into the lakes and the choice of private docks offering paddleboating and fishing to occupants six days a week.
The neighborhood 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 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 luxurious shaded picnic amenities with pavers and barbecue facilities.
Desert Shores is private community that's recreation-oriented and provides miles of walking and biking trails and a shore facility for the residents to enjoy. All of its own lakes, parks and other amenities are for the enjoyment of the owners, owners and their guests.
The community hosts annual 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 amazing views of Las Vegas paired with first class amenities. It definitely is a place for friends and families to live and enjoy.