Take Off for Kids 2017

The event was held Saturday, September 16, 2017 to raise funds for the Wright Flight Program of the Tailwind Aviation Foundation. 35 pilots and passengers in 21 planes, along with 22 volunteers, 37 sponsors and donors and 5 airports came together to raise $10,500 for the program.

Congratulations to our Contest Winners

Best Hand – 1st: Holle Campbell, 2nd: Aaron Jolliff, 3rd: Logan Dodd
Spot Landing – 1st: Jodie McAlister, 2nd: Lucas Nunley, 3rd: Patrick Barrett
Flight Timing – 1st: Victoria McClelland, 2nd: Chuck Boecker, 3rd: Terry Miller
Flour Drop – 1st: Wesley Wright, 2nd: Greg Fogle, 3rd: Kyle Campbell


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.

BuildersSupply-2Builder’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.

Fast Lane Entertainment on N Dixieland Road in Lowell is the premier family fun center in the area where big and little kids come to play. With 75,000 square feet of Arcade, Bowling, Laser Tag, Go-karts, Atomic Rush, Lazer Maze and Balladium it’s no wonder folks voted Fast Lane the best Birthday Party destination in NWA.

FostersFoster’s Pint and Plate is Northwest Arkansas’ Biggest Pub. From 2 to 200, come eat, drink, and celebrate with us! 82 Beers On Tap equals choices for everyone! Great favorites featured daily on our menu include our scrumptious chicken & waffles, artisan pizzas, specialty burgers, and large fresh dinner salads.

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

CISolutionsBuilding better business through empowerment, collaboration, and deep learning. We offer all things continuous improvement: Strategy Deployment, Lean, Lean Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints Change Management and Hands-on Problem Solving. We seek out and incorporate emerging ideas.

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.

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.

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.

Game CompositesGame Composites was founded with the goal to design, certify and produce the world’s best aerobatic and touring aircraft. Manufacturer of the GB1 GameBird, the lightest, fastest, easiest to fly and most practical aeroplane in its class.

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Buffalo Outdoor CenterStay and Play in Arkansas’ Most Beautiful Place – Buffalo Outdoor Center, where our cabin, river, trail, zip line and RV camping adventures are surrounded by Arkansas’ finest scenery—upper Buffalo National River country!

Hook Line and Sinker

Comprehensive Network Solutions Inc.

Wright Management Consulting

The Hershey Company

21c Museum Hotel Bentonville

Apex / Nexgrill

Individual Donors:

Jim Von Gremp

Tony Rogers

Katherine Canoy

Donna Perkins

Tim Skinner

Tom Evans


Pilots and Passengers

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

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

Chris Moore (KASG – Springdale, AR), N282MH – 2004 Cessna T206H Stationair

Chris Faulhaber (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N368SA – 1968 Piper PA-28R-180 Arrow

Jodie McAlister (KASG – Springdale, AR), N395H – 1959 Helio Courier H-395

Weston Hosteter (KASG – Springdale, AR), N733VR – 1977 Cessna 172N – “The airplane stays up because it doesn’t have the time to fall.” – Orville Wright

Logan Dodd (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), TBD –

Kyle Campbell (KASG – Springdale, AR), N9866G – 1971 Cessna 172L

Holle Campbell (KASG – Springdale, AR), N9866G – 1971 Cessna 172L

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

Christopher Townsley (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N5636N – 1979 Maule M-5-235C

Patrick Barrett (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N52573 – 1942 Boeing Stearman PT17

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

Scott Musgrave (KFYV – Fayetteville, AR), N357BK – 2003 Glasair Super II-S – If I win, I’ll take the Gamebird!

Barry West (KFYV – Fayetteville, AR), N357BK – 2003 Glasair Super II-S

Janet Ply (KROG – Rogers, AR), N778RW – 1976 Beech F33A Bonanza

Tammi Terry (KROG – Rogers, AR), N778RW – 1976 Beech F33A Bonanza

Chad Smith (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N74451 – 1976 Grumman Tiger – Take of for Kids is an amazing event. Great time with friends, but even more, great time for a great cause…

Lucas Nunley (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N3488C – 1954 Cessna 170B

Rob Fourt (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N3488C – 1954 Cessna 170B

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

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

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

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

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

Aaron Jolliff (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N80295 – 1975 Cessna 172M

Chuck Boecker (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N31KW – 2003 Cessna T206H Stationair

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

Greg Fogle (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N52573 – 1942 Boeing Stearman PT17

Steven Banuelos (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N65965 – 1978 Cessna 152

Jaime Beckett (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N65965 – 1978 Cessna 152

Dave Dible (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N80295 – 1975 Cessna 172M



Chitranjan Rathod – Rogers, AR

Geoffrey Shook – Pea Ridge, AR

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

Carol Houchin – Springdale, AR

Linda Jennings – Rogers, AR

Stephen “Doc” Ricker – Rogers, AR

David Krutsch – Rogers, Arkansas

Dachene Vang – Bentonville, Arkansas

David Newman – Bentonville, Arkansas

Bryant Meier – Rogers, AR

Jerrod Krug – Bentonville, AR

Katherine Canoy – Bentonville, AR

Chase Keaten – Bentonville, AR

Paul Suarez – Bentonville, AR

Heather Williams – Springdale, Arkansas

Karen Vaughn – Bentonville, Arkansas

Klinton Shaddox – Bentonville, Arkansas

Michelle Haverkamp – Centerton, Arkansas

Samantha Vargas – Bella Vista, Arkansas

Terrie Arnold

Annette Schmale