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Shade Hangar Waiting Lists

Those individuals who have requested shade hangar space are listed in the order in which they will be selected when vacancies occur. If you would like to be placed on the list or have any further questions, please contact the line service supervisor by email.

Open Tie-Down Space

Currently there is no waiting list for open tie down space. To request a space, please stop by Customer Service or call 702.261.3809 for more information.

Rules and Regulations and Operating Directives for
General Aviation Airports

The purpose of the Rules & Regulations and Operating Directives for General Aviation Airports is to enhance safety and provide clear guidelines for the use of the County’s general aviation facilities.

Senate Joint Resolution 3 Report
View the full report submitted to the Nevada Legislative Commission on November, 1, 2009, by the SJR-3 Stakeholder Group.
(Posted April 16, 2008)

North Las Vegas Airport Emergency Contingency Plan

Tenant Improvement Manual

The Department of Aviation Tenant Improvement Manual includes rules and regulations governing improvements to tenant leasehold areas.

Grand Canyon Room

  • Second Monday Civil Air Patrol, Nellis Senior Squadron
  • Fourth Monday Civil Air Patrol, Nellis Senior Squadron
  • First Tuesday Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 163
  • Second Tuesday Quarter Scale Aircraft Association-6:45 p.m.
  • Third Tuesday FAA Safety Program
  • First Wednesday Commemorative Air Force
  • Second Wednesday Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1300
  • Fourth Wednesday Prop Nuts
  • Every Thursday Civil Air Patrol, Composite Squadron

All meetings are at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Conference Room

  • Fourth Monday Dust Devils
  • First Tuesday Civil Air Patrol
  • Second Tuesday Las Vegas Eagles
  • Third Tuesday 99s-5:30 p.m.
  • Fourth Tuesday Las Vegas Balloon Club
  • Second Wednesday Rebel Squadron
  • Third Wednesday Commemorative Air Force
  • Every Thursday Civil Air Patrol, Composite Squadron

All meetings are at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted.

For assistance or additional information, please contact Customer Service at 702.261.3803 or by email at nlva@mccarran.com.

Resource Links

Public Notices

  • Tenant Stakeholder Meeting – June 20, 1700-1900

Airport History

North Las Vegas Airport was created by aviation enthusiasts Verald "Bud" Barrett and J.M. and Florence Murphy, who opened the airfield as Sky Haven Airport on December 7, 1941. The opening celebration was interrupted by news of the air raid at Pearl Harbor, and a scheduled flying demonstration was canceled.

The small airport became successful during World War II when it was used by general aviation flyers and pilots from the Las Vegas Army Air Base for off-duty flying. J.M. Murphy and Barrett enlisted in the Army Air Corps as instructors, leaving Florence Murphy to operate Sky Haven until the war ended in 1945. Legendary aviator Howard Hughes often flew through the airport during its early years.

After the war, the Murphys sold their interest to Barrett, who operated Sky Haven for a few more years. Barrett later sold his interest in Sky Haven to Wes Durston, who changed its name to Thunderbird Field in the 1950s. In the early 1960s, the runways were paved, a new administration building and restaurant were built, and the 40-unit Sky Rider Motel, complete with an airplane-shaped swimming pool, opened for business.

In 1965, Ralph Englestad purchased Thunderbird Field and quickly sold it to the city of North Las Vegas. City leaders renamed the site North Las Vegas Air Terminal, then sold it to Howard Hughes' Summa Corp. in 1967. Seven years later, the facility became a reliever airport for McCarran International, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) began providing air traffic control services. Summa continued to operate the airport until Clark County purchased it in 1987. The County then made a considerable investment to upgrade the airport, including a new 15,600-square-foot terminal building completed in 1992.

North Las Vegas Airport is now home to nearly 700 based aircraft and 25 commercial businesses. It’s the second-busiest airport in Nevada based on total aircraft operations. General aviation activity, flight instruction and a sightseeing airline made North Las Vegas one of the 100 busiest airports in the country in 2006.

North Las Vegas Airport continues to provide relief to busy McCarran International by attracting general aviation flights away from its larger sister airport. Small aircraft operators are enticed to North Las Vegas through its combination of personalized customer service, competitive fuel rates and first-class facilities.