Thaden Field, named after the 1905 Bentonville native and aviator, Louise M. Thaden, is located near the heart of Bentonville and is a basecamp for adventure.
- Tell me about Louise: She began flying in 1927, and by 1928 she was setting records in the air and breaking barriers for women on the ground. Louise was the first woman to win a National Air Race and was a recipient of a Bendix Trophy.
- Thaden Fieldhouse is unlike other municipal airports. It holds a flight school, an exhibition hangar, an FAA knowledge testing center, scenic flights, discovery flights, lawn games, fuel, provisions, bikes, and is home to a cafe (one of our favorites).
You can hear the new and exciting events happening this year at VBT HERE.