Bentonville Runs on Jet Fuel

May 20, 2021


Bentonville Runs on Jet Fuel

NWA Daily

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). 

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