Bentonville Municipal Airport

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Bentonville Municipal Airport
Louise M. Thaden Field
Bentonville VBT.jpg
Airport type Public
Owner City of Bentonville
Serves Bentonville, Arkansas
Elevation AMSL 1,296 ft / 395 m
Coordinates 36°20′45″N 094°13′10″W / 36.34583°N 94.21944°W / 36.34583; -94.21944
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 4,082 1,244 Asphalt
Statistics (2009)
Aircraft operations 18,100
Based aircraft 40

Bentonville Municipal Airport (ICAO: KVBTFAA LID: VBT) is a city-owned, public-use airport located two nautical miles (3.7 km) south of the central business district of Bentonville, a city in Benton County, Arkansas, United States.[1] It is also known as Louise M. Thaden Field[1] or Louise Thaden Field, a name it was given in 1951 to honor Louise McPhetridge Thaden (1905–1979), an aviation pioneer from Bentonville.[2]

This airport is included in the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013, which categorizes it as a general aviation facility.[3] Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned VBT by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA.[4]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Bentonville Municipal Airport covers an area of 130 acres (53 ha) at an elevation of 1,296 feet (395 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 18/36 with an asphalt surface measuring 4,082 by 65 feet (1,244 x 20 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending August 31, 2009, the airport had 18,100 aircraft operations, an average of 49 per day: 99% general aviation and 1% military. At that time there were 40 aircraft based at this airport: 85% single-engine, 12.5% multi-engine and 2.5% helicopter.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for VBT (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 11 February 2010.
  2. ^ "Who Is Louise Thaden?". Summit Aviation. Retrieved 4 Mar 2010. 
  3. ^ National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013: Appendix A: Part 1 (PDF, 1.33 MB) Archived August 6, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.. Federal Aviation Administration. Updated 15 Oct 2008.
  4. ^ "Bentonville Municipal Airport (IATA: none, ICAO: KVBT, FAA: VBT)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved 4 Mar 2010. 

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