Aviation in Arkansas

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Aviation in Arkansas
Aviation in the United States
Arkansas
Arkansas State Flag
Airports
Commercial – primary 4
Commercial – non-primary 2
General aviation 71
Other public-use airports 22
Military and other airports 3
First flight
1870 - Hot air balloon

Arkansas first aeronautical event was the flight of a balloon around 1870 in Yell county. The first heavier than air flight was by James C. “Bud” Mars on 21 May 1910.[1]

Events[edit]

Aircraft Manufacturers[edit]

Aerospace[edit]

Airports[edit]

Commercial Service[edit]

Organizations[edit]

  • The Arkansas Aerospace Alliance is part of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.[6]

Government and Military[edit]

The Boeing X-32B taking off from Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas
  • All flight operations in Arkansas are conducted within FAA oversight.
  • The Arkansas Department of Aeronautics was founded in 1966.[7]

Museums[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Encyclopedia of Arkansas Culture". Retrieved 14 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Heather D. Ferguson. Arkansas City. p. 101. 
  3. ^ "Light on the Road to Damascus" Time magazine, September 29, 1980. Retrieved 2009-10-18
  4. ^ Disaster At Silo 7 (1988) IMDB Page
  5. ^ Gordon Baxter (June 1982). "The Arkansas Quick-Draw". Flying Magazine: 76. 
  6. ^ "Arkansas Aerospace Alliance". Retrieved 31 May 2012. 
  7. ^ Karr Shannon (1967). Arkansas almanac: the encyclopedia of Arkansas. 
  8. ^ Lee Ellis. Free Tours, Museums and Sites in America: Southern States Series. p. 44.