Take Off for Kids 2015

This was our fifth year! The event was held Saturday, September 12, 2015 to raise funds for the Wright Flight Program of the Tailwind Aviation Foundation. 28 pilots and passengers in 16 planes, along with 34 volunteers, 28 sponsors and donors and 5 airports came together to raise over $15,000 for the program.

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Congratulations to our Contest Winners

Best Hand – 1st: Travis Eddleman, 2nd: Ella Holley, 3rd: Heath Taylor
Spot Landing – 1st: Chris Faulhaber, 2nd: Jodie McAlister, 3rd: Avon Haury
Flight Timing – 1st: Terry Miller, 2nd: Tim Skinner, 3rd: Susan Haury
Flour Drop – 1st: Paul Russell, 2nd: Michael Osborne, 3rd: Don Cope, 4th: Wesley Wright


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Arvest BankOur history has shown that when we put the customer first, get involved in the community and hire tremendous associates it generates success. We are very thankful to our customers and communities for allowing us to serve you.


Cracker BarrelSince the very first Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® opened back in 1969 in Lebanon, Tennessee, we’ve kept things pretty simple. The way we see it, our mission is to please people. Nothing more. Nothing less.


Daisy Outdoor Products is the world’s oldest and largest manufacturer of airguns, ammo and accessories. Each year we produce in excess of 5 million items, the bulk of which are airguns, the firm’s specialty.



Shell LogoEastern Aviation Fuels is the national marketer of Shell branded aviation fuels in the United States. Our longstanding supplier relationships provide our customers competitive pricing, dependable supply, and business-enhancing support programs. Above all, our customers receive service beyond compare.



Offering a full spectrum of aviation specialty insurance, our mission is simple: Act as a client advocate, delivering our clients the best value and quality aviation insurance and risk management services with the utmost integrity, professionalism and personal service.


Jac’s Ranch is a Quality Genetics and Purebreed Black Angus Cattle breeder based out of Bentonville, Arkansas. We feature two sales annually. Located at 10054 Arkansas 72, Bentonville, AR 72712 (479) 273-3030


The Springdale, Arkansas based company is privately owned and has been in business since 1978 providing CRAM-A-LOT® Solid Waste & Recycling equipment for commercial and industrial applications. The company has two manufacturing locations, one in Springdale, Arkansas and the other in Conway, Arkansas.


Mach 1 Financial Group offers financial planning, wealth management, retirement strategies, and financial products to the Northwest Arkansas area and also to select clients in Fort Smith, Tulsa, Joplin, and the surrounding areas. We tailor sophisticated hedged equity strategies, stocks, bonds, annuities, life insurance planning and other investment products to craft a sound financial strategy that meets your specific needs.


daytripair / Memley Aviation have always put our customers needs first. You told us you wanted affordable fast personal jet travel with no hassles. We listened. We became one of the first charter companies to operate a new class of fast and efficient “Personal Jets”, giving you access to over 3,000 aircraft that can get you anywhere in the world safely. Ask us how we earned our gold rating from ARGUS International.


Founded in 1949, Nabholz Construction Services is one of the nation’s leading general contractors and construction managers. The company is employee-owned, licensed in forty states and has offices in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas. For more information visit the company’s Web site.


Parachuting PenguinsParachuting Penguins began over six years ago as a graphic design / marketing firm with a very important difference. We stressed attention to our client’s needs, easy access to affordable graphic design, exemplary customer service, extraordinary in-house capabilities, and the ability to produce an incredible array of printed products that has made us a leader in the industry.


Quiet TechnologiesGoogle the words “Quiet Technologies Halo” and find out what the world is saying about the QT Halo headset. We don’t influence the rave reviews. These reports are from real people who enjoy the best headset going! Quiet as most ANR headsets without the pressure or weight. Priced near 1/3rd the cost of the “big name” headset manufacturers and Hundreds less than the “other guys”, the Halo is a true value.


At RxMaster Pharmacy Systems we are dedicated to providing the best pharmacy management software system and services at an affordable price. We spend countless hours in our clients’ stores each year to understand the day-to-day needs that arise for the Independent Pharmacist. We continuously strive to keep our pharmacy system software on the cutting edge with a focus on the needs of Independent Pharmacies.


SamsClubSince our inception in 1983, our operating philosophy has remained the same – we work hard to be the buying agent for our Members and deliver upon this agreement by eliminating unnecessary costs and maintaining a simple shopping environment.


Summit AviationWe want to make your trip to Northwest Arkansas the best possible experience for you and your passengers. Whatever you’re flying, you’re welcome here. If there’s anything we can do to make your visit more pleasant, your business travel more productive, or your stay more comfortable just contact us and let us know.


Village InnVillage Inn serves The Best Pie in America® and the best part of any trip to Village Inn is standing in front of the pie case picking your favorites! Have a slice for dessert (or just come in for a slice, that’s fun, too!) or order a whole pie to bring home, to work, or to your next party or gathering.


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Comprehensive Network Solutions

Continuous Improvement Systems

KC Business Ventures

Walton Family Foundation

Wright Management Consulting

Individual Donors:

Katherine Jennrich

Roger Bullock

Greg Hicks

W. Albritton


Pilots and Passengers

Avon Haury (KFYV – Fayetteville, AR), N331RD – 2012 Vans RV-6A

Susan Haury (KFYV – Fayetteville, AR), N331RD – 2012 Vans RV-6A

Wesley Wright (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N31KW – 2003 Cessna T206H Stationair

Kandis Wright (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N31KW – 2003 Cessna T206H Stationair

Daniel Shewmaker (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N140W – 2014 WACO YMF-F5C

Larry Brantley (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N451R – 2012 Cessna T206H Stationair

Rhonda Brantley (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N451R – 2012 Cessna T206H Stationair

Tim Skinner (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N137AL – 1976 Cessna 172N

Jodie McAlister (KASG – Springdale, AR) N162AC – 1997 American Champion 7GCBC

Jeff Smith (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N137AL – 1976 Cessna 172N

Travis Eddleman (KROG – Rogers, AR), N170C – 1947 Stinson 108-2

Don Cope (KASG – Springdale, AR), N732BY – 1976 Cessna 210L

Chip Gibbons (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N52573 – 1942 Stearman PT-17

Michael Osborne (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N840MC – 2007 Cessna C172SP G1000

Rosanna Osborne (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N840MC – 2007 Cessna C172SP G1000

Scott Musgrave (KFYV – Fayetteville, AR), N357BK – 2003 Glasair Super IIS-FT

Charlie Scott (KFYV – Fayetteville, AR), N357BK – 2003 Glasair Super IIS-FT

Chris Faulhaber (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N93337 – 1946 Ercoupe 415c

Victoria McClelland (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N93337 – 1946 Ercoupe 415c

John Holley (KFYV – Fayetteville, AR), N5008B – 1955 Beech F35 VTail Bonanza

Shannon Holley (KFYV – Fayetteville, AR), N5008B – 1955 Beech F35 VTail Bonanza

Ella Holley (KFYV – Fayetteville, AR), N5008B – 1955 Beech F35 VTail Bonanza

Paul Russell (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N144KF – 1990 Mooney M20J

Heath Taylor (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N144KF – 1990 Mooney M20J

Chris Cook – (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N53838- 1976 Bellanca Decathlon 8KCAB

Patrick Barrett (KROG – Rogers, AR), N170C – 1947 Stinson 108-2

Dale Mitchell – (4M1 – Carroll County Berryville, AR), N3996V – 1948 Cessna 170

Terry Miller – (4M1 – Carroll County Berryville, AR), N66SH – 2006 Flight Design GMBH



Carol Houchin – Springdale, Arkansas

David Houchin – Springdale, Arkansas

Paul Imel – Bentonville, Arkansas: Looking forward to another great event!

Jim Staggs – Bentonville, Arkansas

Jeremy Houchin – Springdale, Arkansas

Stephen Ricker – Rogers, Arkansas

David Krutsch – Rogers, Arkansas

Barbara Keaten – Rogers, Arkansas

Tammi Cox – Springdale, Arkansas

Anastasia Cox – Springdale, Arkansas

Erin Edwards – Rogers, Arkansas

Heather Williams – Springdale, Arkansas

John Edwards – Rogers, Arkansas

Paul Braymen – Bentonville, Arkansas

Jerrod Krug – Bentonville, Arkansas

Michael Wade – Bentonville, Arkansas

Chase Keaten – Rogers, Arkansas

Angie Beehler – Pea Ridge, Arkansas

Kenny Mills – Gravette, Arkansas

Anita Gordon – Rogers, Arkansas

David Newman – Bentonville, Arkansas

Isaac Daniel – Bentonville, Arkansas

Matthew Philips – Rogers, Arkansas

Mack Wyckoff – Bella Vista, Arkansas

Kaley Wyckoff – Bella Vista, Arkansas

Jennifer Barnes – Centerton, Arkansas

Samantha Martin – Bella Vista, Arkansas

Katherine Jennrich – Bentonville, Arkansas

Dachene Vang – Bentonville, Arkansas

Richard Mynatt – Springdale, Arkansas

Terri Hall – Bentonville, Arkansas

Will Teague – Bentonville, Arkansas

Will Gunselman – Bella Vista, Arkansas