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 historical centre of this city of Las Vegas.
Locally Called Northtown, North Las Vegas Airport is the second busiest airport in Las Vegas and the third busiest in the state of Nevada. It started on December 7, 1941 as a Sky Haven Airport but when Hughes Tool Company purchased the airport in 1968, its title was 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 passengers to fly here than in 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 only offers limited regional airline services. In fact, only Vision Airlines uses the airport as a hub for the flight to Grand Canyon. But there are lots of helicopter operators, including the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, that utilize the airport facilities. As of August 2015, at least 536 aircraft are located at the North Las Vegas Airport, 76 percent of which are single-engine, 14 percent multi-engine, 4% jet, 6 percent helicopter and 1% ultralight.
As an airport which caters to general aviation and picturesque tours, the North Las Vegas Airport serves as a hub for helicopter excursions which take guests on an air trip over the Las Vegas Strip. It also serves as the site for aircraft care of Apex Aviation Inc., EGA Aviation, Horton Aviation Services and Lone Mountain Aviation. Other businesses that the airport campuses comprise 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 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 companies that offer car rentals like the Enterprise, Hertz and Avis; commercial establishments particularly Cheyenne Air Center and Western Alliance Bank; and even catering to Air Culinaire and Air Gourmet.
Visitors to North Las Vegas Airport can gain access to the airport's comfortable pilots lounge with satellite tv, contemporary flight planning area with WSI Pilotbrief Pro Weather, Internet flight planning, free high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the terminal, North Las Vegas catering storage, free coffee / ice / paper, ATM / vending machines, Grand Canyon meeting 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 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 option of private docks that provide paddleboating and angling to occupants six days every week.
The community boasts of four manmade lakes stocked with bass, a lagoon style swimming pool surrounded by a sand beach, paddle boats, palm trees and a beach picnic park with basketball, volleyball and park facilities. It has a clubhouse with terraces on the side 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 facilities with pavers and barbecue facilities.
Desert Shores is personal community that is recreation-oriented and offers miles of biking and walking trails and a beach facility for the residents to enjoy. All of its lakes, parks and other amenities are for the pleasure 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 all for the occupants to enjoy.
Desert Shores is a unique, enjoyable and great location 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.