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June, 2022

Fri10junAll DaySat11MMOPA Fly-In Event - Bentonville, AR(All Day)

Event Details

Join your fellow MMOPA pilots on the doorstep of the scenic Ozarks!  REGISTER HERE.

Friday morning, fly into Bentonville Municipal/Thaden Field (KVBT). Upon landing be listening to the radio for instructions from the ground crew. You will be exiting the EAST onto Bravo taxiway. The FBO staff will assist in parking you.

On Friday starting at 1 p.m., MMOPA Maintenance Expert Kevin Mead (Mead Aircraft Services) will conduct a landing gear clinic. You’ve watched the videos, read the forums and reviewed the SB’s — let Kevin elevate your knowledge with a hands-on session along with a “Ask Kevin Anything” Q&A session to follow.

At 3:30 p.m., we take a private tour of Game Composites, arguably the world’s finest aerobatic certified aircraft designed and manufactured right here in Bentonville. Founded in 2013 by Steuart Walton and Philipp Steinbach, this American company has a modern composites manufacturing facility that is unrivaled. You’ll also get to get a close-up look at this highly capable aircraft.

Friday evening, we will host a private dinner at the world-renowned Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. We will be treated to the coveted interactive dining experience “Chef’s Table” against the intimate backdrop of Jeff Koons’s “Hanging Heart” art installation.

On Saturday, we will be joined by our pilot friends at Angel Flight for an educational safety event at Thaden Field House.

8:30 a.m. Light breakfast and coffee, followed by:

• Short program presented by Angel Flight

• Safety Presentation – MMOPA CFI Bill Archer “Mistakes I’ve Made & What I’ve Learned From Them”

• Intro to Backcountry Flying – presented by the backcountry experts of Summit Aviation.

After we wrap up and begin departures thereafter. However, you might consider staying the weekend to enjoy the area’s attractions, including Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, world-class mountain-biking, downtown Bentonville, and more.

Transportation provided from airport, hotel and to Friday night dinner.


  • There is no hangar space available at this aiport.
  • Bring your own chocks.
  • Ramp fees and 1 night parking fee are waived with a 75 gal.minimum fuel purchase.
  • Be sure to carefully review the airspace surrounding KVBT, NOTAMs and the airport diagram. It is an uncontrolled field with an active flight school. Click HERE and HERE for airport and FBO info.


MMOPA has arranged a block of rooms at a discounted rate of $269 per night at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton (a short drive from Thaden Field). We are holding 10 rooms for MMOPA Members, but will be forced to release the hold by midnight, Friday, May 20. There are a number of other events going on in Northwest Arkansas and all hotels are nearly sold out. PLEASE MAKE YOUR RESERVATION BY MAY 20.

Reserve Your Room at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton HERE


June 10 (Friday) - 11 (Saturday)

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