Take Off for Kids 2018

The event was held Saturday, November 3, 2018 to raise funds for the Wright Flight Program of the Tailwind Aviation Foundation. 24 pilots and passengers in 17 planes, along with 21 volunteers, 31 sponsors and donors and 5 airports came together to raise $8,000 for the program.

Check out these pictures taken by Austin Marsh with the Digital Design & Photography Strand of the Bentonville High School Ignite Program and our good friend Corbin Geiser.

Congratulations to our Contest Winners

Best Hand – 1st: Ray Hobbs, 2nd: Phillip Johnson, 3rd: Ashley Lord
Spot Landing – 1st: Cory Reed, 2nd: Barry King, 3rd: Ronnie Barnett
Flight Timing – 1st: Mark Marsiglio, 2nd: Ryan Hill, 3rd: Logan Dodd
Flour Drop – 1st: Terry Miller, 2nd: Chris Townsley, 3rd: Wesley Wright


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.

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.

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

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.

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.

IDK?CafeOur food is sourced locally when possible, from farms like Fresh Right Now & Crystal Lakes Farms. Our breads are baked locally at Stone Mill Breads. Our coffees are 100% Rainforest Alliance certified and locally roasted by Mountain Bird Coffee. We believe food should be enjoyed! Farm to Table Fresh ingredients! Love being the main ingredient. Ask about Catering!

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.

Byrds-Adventure-Center-LogoFind your adventure! Located along the Mulberry River within the Ozark National Forest in Arkansas, Byrd’s Adventure Center is your destination for all outdoor sports and events. Dine in style at our new riverfront restaurant. We serve up everything from juicy steaks to fresh salads, home-made desserts and much more. Fly in, float in, or drive in to enjoy a tasty meal and a gorgeous view.

Treehouse CottagesTreehouse Cottages is an amazing lodging experience, only minutes from historic downtown Eureka Springs and all of its amazing attractions. Our seven enchanting tree houses are not the tree houses of your childhood!

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!

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.

Wooden SpoonBuilt originally as a horse barn in central Michigan prior to 1870. It was dismantled and moved to our location at 1000 South Gentry Blvd. The beams were scrubbed and re erected exactly as they came down. We designed and built the new building to compliment the old. Come see us. We would love to serve you some great food. And don’t forget dessert!

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.

OZ1 LogoOZ1 Flyig Club is a non-profit club focused on reducing the cost of flying for everyone. We’re a thriving community of aviators who are passionate about creating unique experiences for pilots and enthusiasts alike. Whether you are looking for a weekend adventure or family getaway, we have something for you.

Hook Line and Sinker

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Wright Management Consulting

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Individual Donors:

Donna Perkins

Pilots and Passengers

Kent Willer (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N868X – 2006 Aviat Husky A-1B

Corey Reed (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N93337 – 1946 Ercoupe 415-CD – I love Ashley Lord my co-pilot on this adventure!

Ashley Lord (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N93337 – 1946 Ercoupe 415-CD – I love Corey Reed my pilot for this adventure.

Chip Gibbons (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N56395 – 1980 Maule M-5-235C

Ken Duncan (KFSM – Fort Smith, AR), N952DM – 2000 Maule MX-7 180C

Paul Russell (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N3426N – 1946 Piper J3 Cub

David Wilminko (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N3426N – 1946 Piper J3 Cub

Phillip Johnson (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N7768N – 1967 Piper Cherokee 180

Tim Skinner (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N92099 – 1969 Cessna 182

Logan Dodd (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N92099 – 1969 Cessna 182

Daniel Shewmaker (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N140W – 2014 YMF-5D WACO

Ray Hobbs (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N56395 – 1980 Maule M-5-235C

Chris Townsley (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), 5636N – 1979 Maule M-5-235C

Jodie McAlister (KASG – Springdale, AR), N395H – 1959 Helio Courier – Great event!!

Mark Marsiglio (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N4566S – 1975 Bonanza V35B

Wesley Higginson (40AR – Lost Bridge Village, AR), N30894 – 1970 Cessna Cardinal 177B – Excited to participate in a great event for the first time!

Ken Bell (40AR – Lost Bridge Village, AR), N30894 – 1970 Cessna Cardinal 177B

Michael Young (KROG – Rogers, AR), N534CT – 2007 Flight Design CTSW

Terry Miller (4M1 – Berryville, AR), 66SW – 2014 Flight Design CTSW

Barry King (KROG – Rogers, AR), N9258W – 1967 Piper Cherokee 235B

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

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

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

Ronny Barnett (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N92099 – 1969 Cessna 182

Darron Cooper (KVBT – Bentonville, AR), N4566S – 1975 Bonanza V35B


Mikka Gibson – Fayetteville, AR – Never let the swaps keep you from flying

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

Stephen Ricker – Rogers, AR

Linda Jennings – Rogers, AR

Aaron Ray – Fayetteville, AR

Paul Suarez – Bentonville, AR

Michael Leimberg – Bentonville, AR

Madelynn Krug – Bentonville, AR

Jerrod Krug – Bentonville, AR

Ashley Krug – Bentonville, AR

Terrie Arnold – Rogers, AR

Sarah Pratt – Bella Vista, AR

Karen Vaughn – Bentonville, AR

Sebastian Hoyos – Bentonville, AR

Gary Epright – Rogers, AR

Klint Shaddox – Bentonville, AR

Kenneth Mills – Gravette, AR

Geoffrey Shook – Pea Ridge, AR

Heather Williams – Springdale, AR

Samantha Vargas – Bella Vista, AR