Take Off for Kids 2016

This was our sixth year (and first postponement due to weather) on September 10, 2016! The event was held Saturday, October 08, 2016 to raise funds for the Wright Flight Program of the Tailwind Aviation Foundation. 37 pilots and passengers in 16 planes, along with 27 volunteers, 21 sponsors and donors and 5 airports came together to raise over $9,000 for the program. Check out these awesome pictures from Trina Wade.

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Congratulations to our Contest Winners

Best Hand – 1st: Ashley Lord, 2nd: Chris Faulhaber, 3rd: Ryan Hill
Spot Landing – 1st: Corey Reed, 2nd: Lucas Nunley, 3rd: Wesley Wright
Flight Timing – 1st: Terry Miller, 2nd: Ella Holley, 3rd: John Holley
Flour Drop – 1st: Chip Gibbons, 2nd: Christopher Townsley, 3rd: Tim Ledbetter
Raffle Winner – Dave Strong


10287 E Highway 72, Bentonville, AR 72712. Phone: (479) 451-8000, Fax: (479) 451.8010



Afterglow Aircraft ServicesOur mission at Afterglow Aircraft Services is to provide our Customers with the most extensive list of Quality, Safe, and Professional Aircraft Revitalization Solutions at economical and competitive prices. Our services span from Exterior Detailing, Revitalizations and Refurbishments to Interior Deep Cleaning, Refinishing and Refurbishments.


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.


Builders Stone and Supply Builder’s Stone & Supply in Springdale is a top manufacturer of Centurion Stone in NW Arkansas. We are also a top provider in natural stone Belgard Stone pavers, brick and masonry supplies. Builder’s Stone & Supply offers both wholesale, retail and installation packages for both commercial and residential clients.



Crossland ConstructionWhat started as one man in a garage has grown to a team of more than 1,200 employees that work in 37 states nationwide. Founded in 1977 by Ivan “Red Iron” Crossland, Crossland is recognized as one of the top construction firms in the nation and has expanded to have its own heavy construction company (Crossland Heavy Contractors), in-house precast plant (Crossland Prefab), and a development and holding company (Crossland Realty Group).



Executive Concrete Polishing NWAExecutive Concrete Polishing Solutions specializes in high quality concrete floor grinding & polishing for commerical and residential applications.




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.


Flightline CafeThe Flightline Café located in the Beaver Lake Aviation facility is now open Monday – Friday from 6am to 2pm. Breakfast and lunch specials are available along with their regular menu. For more information, call the cafe at 479.621.2312 or better yet, come on by!


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.


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.


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.


Comprehensive Network Solutions

Continuous Improvement Solutions, LLC

Executive Enterprise Services LLC


Individual Donors:

Katherine Jennrich

Tim Skinner


Pilots and Passengers

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

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

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

Mark Spencer (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N2442G – 1959 Cessna 182B

Chris Faulhaber (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N3488C – 1954 Cessna 170B

Barry West (KFYV – Fayetteville, AR), N357BK – 2003 Glasair Super IIS-FT

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

Jodie McAlister (KASG – Springdale, AR), N395H – 1959 H395 Helio Courier

Kerry McAlister (KFYV – Fayetteville, AR), N669CB – 1976 Cessna 180J Skywagon

Hudson McAlister (KFYV – Fayetteville, AR), N669CB – 1976 Cessna 180J Skywagon – Love to fly with my Dad and for the kids!!

Conner Guthrie (KFYV – Fayetteville, AR), N669CB – 1976 Cessna 180J Skywagon

Dave Strong (KASG – Springdale, AR), N732BY – 1976 Cessna 210

Doug Alexander (KASG – Springdale, AR), N732BY – 1976 Cessna 210

Corey Reed (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N93337 – 1946 Ercoupe 415CD

Ashley Lord (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N93337 – 1946 Ercoupe 415CD

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

Chip Gibbons (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N56395 – 1980 Maule M5

Jodie Johnson (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N137AL – 1976 Cessna 172N – Great event every year. Looking forward to a fun day.

Logan Dodd (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N137AL – 1976 Cessna 172N

Roger Bullock (KVBT – Bentonville, AR) N5322J – 2001 Piper Archer

Tim Ledbetter (KVBT – Bentonville, AR) N7217A – 1956 Cessna 172

Lucas Nunley (KVBT – Bentonville, AR) N3426N – 1945 Piper J3C-65 Cub

Ronny Barnett (KVBT – Bentonville, AR) N3426N – Piper J3C-65 Cub

Ryan Hill (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N31KW – 2003 Cessna T206H Stationair

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

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

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

Donna Perkins (9M8 – Sheridan, AR) N4387B – 1955 Cessna 170B

Christopher Maxey (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N2442G – 1959 Cessna 182B

Katie Spencer (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N2442G – 1959 Cessna 182B

Brent Spencer (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N2442G – 1959 Cessna 182B



Alonzo Williams – Bentonville, Arkansas – Giving back is the most important thing that we can do to strengthen our communities!

Carol Houchin – Springdale, Arkansas

David Krutsch – Rogers, Arkansas

Dachene Vang – Bentonville, Arkansas

David Houchin – Springdale, Arkansas

David Newman – Bentonville, Arkansas

Geoffrey Shook – Pea Ridge, Arkansas

Heather Williams – Springdale, Arkansas

Jennifer Barnes – Centerton, Arkansas

Jeremy Houchin – Bentonville, Arkansas

Jim Staggs – Bentonville, Arkansas

Karen Vaughn – Bentonville, Arkansas

Katrina Wade – Bentonville, Arkansas

Klinton Shaddox – Bentonville, Arkansas

Linda Jennings – Rogers, Arkansas

Marcie Smith – Rogers, Arkansas

Michelle Haverkamp – Centerton, Arkansas

Paul Imel – Bentonville, Arkansas

Richard Mynatt – Springdale, Arkansas

Samantha Vargas – Bella Vista, Arkansas

Stephen Ricker – Rogers, Arkansas

Terri Hall – Bentonville, Arkansas

Tiffani Petersen – Gravette, Arkansas

Will Teague – Bentonville, Arkansas

Barbara Keaten – Bentonville, Arkansas

Julie Powell – Rogers, Arkansas