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 the city of Las Vegas.
Locally known as Northtown, North Las Vegas Airport is the second busiest airport in Las Vegas and the third largest in the state of Nevada. It started on December 7, 1941 as a Sky Haven Airport however when Hughes Tool Company purchased 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 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 excursions 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 the excursion to Grand Canyon. But there are lots of helicopter operators, such as 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 which are single-engine, 14% multi-engine, 4% jet, 6% helicopter and 1% ultralight.
As an airport that caters to general aviation and scenic tours, the North Las Vegas Airport serves as a hub for helicopter tours that take guests on an air trip over the Las Vegas Strip. 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 access to the airport's comfy pilots lounge with satellite tv, contemporary flight planning area with WSI Pilotbrief Pro Weather, Internet flight preparation, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the terminal, catering storage, complimentary coffee / ice / paper, ATM / vending machines, Grand Canyon assembly room that will accommodate up to 65 people, a 20-seater conference room, cafe and planeside limousine service which is allowed around the ramp.
It comprises 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 which have immediate access to the lakes and the choice of private docks offering paddleboating and fishing to residents 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 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 occasions. The clubhouse can accommodate up to 100 guests seated banquet style.
The lagoon pool features of lavish shaded picnic amenities with pavers and barbecue facilities.
Desert Shores is private community that's recreation-oriented and offers miles of walking and biking paths and a beach NV 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 at the lagoon such as Memorial Day, Labor Day, National Night Out and other occasions all for the occupants to enjoy.
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