Nevada Aviation Resources

Las Vegas Airports

The Western state of Nevada attracts millions of visitors every year. However, nearly 75 percent of the population lives in and travels to Clark County, which is where Las Vegas is located. Nevada is the 9th least densely populated state in the country, and tourism is a major contributor to the economy. While many people travel to see bright cities such as Reno and Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, the Great Basin National Park and the Sierra Nevada mountains are popular destinations for active outdoor enthusiasts.

In Nevada’s early days, silver mining helped to shape its economy. Rich silver strikes in the 1900s and the ability to capitalize on the adventurous spirits of new residents helped Nevada’s economy prosper. Today, many residents in rural areas such as Imlay still depend on mining, which continues to bolster Nevada’s economy.

Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport sees millions of visitors each day from all over the United States and the world. General aviation and commercial flights provide the necessary modes of transportation for traveling across the state. There are significantly more general aviation airports than commercial airports,due to the low number of highly populated cities. While McCarran International Airport serves local and international travelers and tourists, regional and private airports such as Henderson Executive Airport serve more locals and business travelers.

Nevada Helicopter Tours

Nevada’s general aviation pilots are necessary to the well-being of small business and ranches spread throughout the state. Clark County has the highest number of airports, from large commercial airports to smaller, private airports. This is in line with the popularity of cities such as Las Vegas, and the smaller mining towns in the area.

Helicopters are a common sight in the Nevada skies, especially around Las Vegas. Helicopter tours are a popular way to experience the strip in a new way – day and night.  Hoover Dam helicopter tours allow tourists and residents a new vantage point of an iconic modern marvel.

Helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) and air ambulances keep residents and visitors to Nevada safe. Car crash victims and those in dire need of medical attention are able to receive medical help immediately. In 1980, over 1,000 people were air-rescued by military helicopters from the roof of the MGM Grand Hotel after a terrible and quick-spreading fire ignited.

Plane Crash Reno

Founded in 1993, Slack & Davis aviation attorneys have successfully handled airplane crash cases for over 20 years. Our attorneys are fierce advocates for passenger rights and strive to improve safety standards for helicopters and airplanes all over the world.

In September 2011, a North American/Aero Classics P-51D aerobatic airplane crashed during the Reno National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada. The airplane experienced a loss of control during its maneuvers and impacted with terrain, resulting in the death of 11 people. The aviation attorneys at Slack & Davis successfully represented some of the families affected by the crash.

The lawyers at Slack & Davis are world-class resources on all matters relating to the field of aviation. If you have been injured in a plane crash or helicopter accident, or experienced the personal loss of a loved one, do not hesitate to call us at 800-455-8686 for a free case consultation. Our law firm will work to ensure you and your family receives the settlement you deserve.