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KVBT Bentonville Municipal Airport/Louise M Thaden Field
Bentonville, Arkansas, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 29 MARCH 2018

Location

FAA Identifier: VBT
Lat/Long: 36-20-42.9000N / 094-13-09.6000W
36-20.715000N / 094-13.160000W
36.3452500 / -94.2193333
(estimated)
Elevation: 1298.1 ft. / 395.7 m (surveyed)
Variation: 04E (2000)
From city: 2 miles S of BENTONVILLE, AR
Time zone: UTC -5 (UTC -6 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 72712

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 09/1946
Control tower: no
ARTCC: MEMPHIS CENTER
FSS: JONESBORO FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: VBT (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: APR-SEP 0700-1900, OCT-MAR 0800-1700
FOR SVC AFT HRS CALL 479-586-5540.
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: no
Lights: ACTVT MIRL RY 18/36 - CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

CTAF/UNICOM: 122.8
WX AWOS-3PT: 134.975 (479-273-9198)
RAZORBACK APPROACH: 121.0
RAZORBACK DEPARTURE: 121.0
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 121.05
WX AWOS-3PT at ROG (6 nm E): 134.375 (479-631-9196)
WX ASOS at XNA (6 nm SW): 119.425 (479-203-0109)
WX AWOS-3 at ASG (11 nm SE): 124.675 (479-750-2967)
WX AWOS-3PT at SLG (16 nm SW): 118.375 (479-524-9893)
  • APCH/DEP SVC PRVDD BY MEMPHIS ARTCC ON FREQS126.1/269.0 (FAYETTEVILLE RCAG) WHEN RAZORBACK APCH CTL CLSD.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
RZCr317/7.6RAZORBACK VORTAC116.4004E
DAKr350/18.2DRAKE VOR/DME115.2507E
EOSr154/31.6NEOSHO VOR/DME117.3007E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
ROGRS222/10.026304ERO .-. ---
SILOAM SPRINGS050/16.028404ESLG ... .-.. --.

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL JET-A
100LL AVBL 24 HRS SELF SERVICE WITH CREDIT CARD.
Parking: hangars and tiedowns
Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR
Bottled oxygen: HIGH
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 18/36

Dimensions: 4426 x 65 ft. / 1349 x 20 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 12.5
Double wheel: 21.5
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 18  RUNWAY 36
Latitude: 36-21.079725N36-20.350382N
Longitude: 094-13.156780W094-13.163385W
Elevation: 1289.3 ft.1292.6 ft.
Gradient: 0.6%0.6%
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 176 magnetic, 180 true356 magnetic, 000 true
Displaced threshold: 230 ft.345 ft.
Markings: nonprecision, in good conditionnonprecision, in good condition
Runway end identifier lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 8 ft. brush, 360 ft. from runway, 20:1 slope to clear
APCH RATIO 50:1 TO DSPLCD THR.
12 ft. pole, 615 ft. from runway, 170 ft. left of centerline, 34:1 slope to clear

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: CITY OF BENTONVILLE
117 E CENTRAL
BENTONVILLE, AR 72712
Phone 479-271-3112
Manager: BEN PETERS
305 SW A STREET
BENTONVILLE, AR 72712
Phone 479-271-3166

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 73
Single engine airplanes: 64
Multi engine airplanes: 6
Jet airplanes: 1
Helicopters: 2
    
Aircraft operations: avg 88/day *
65% local general aviation
34% transient general aviation
<1% air taxi
<1% military
* for 12-month period ending 31 August 2015

Additional Remarks

BEGINNING 60 FT BYD NORTH END OF RY 18 PAVEMENT, GND HAS APROXLY 12 FT DROP OVER 60 FT LENGTH TO POND.

Instrument Procedures

NOTE: All procedures below are presented as PDF files. If you need a reader for these files, you should download the free Adobe Reader.

NOT FOR NAVIGATION. Please procure official charts for flight.
FAA instrument procedures published for use from 29 March 2018 at 0901Z to 26 April 2018 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 18   download (220KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 36   download (229KB)
VOR-A   download (203KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (39KB)
 
Departure Procedures
BENTON FOUR   download (218KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (131KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KROG - Rogers Executive Airport - Carter Field (6 nm E)
KXNA - Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (6 nm SW)
5M5 - Crystal Lake Airport (11 nm W)
KASG - Springdale Municipal Airport (11 nm SE)
KSLG - Smith Field Airport (16 nm SW)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 22-Apr-2018
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:0811:08
Sunrise06:3511:35
Sunset19:5600:56
Evening civil twilight20:2301:23

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  22-Apr-2018 11:36:10
Local (UTC-5)  22-Apr-2018 06:36:10
 
METAR
KVBT 221122Z AUTO 02004KT 7SM -RA SCT003 11/10 A2997 RMK AO2 P0001
KXNA 
5nm SW 
221115Z 36003KT 4SM -RA BR SCT005 OVC060 11/11 A2996 RMK AO2 P0001 T01110111
KROG 
7nm E 
221102Z AUTO 06004KT 4SM -RA BR BKN003 BKN009 OVC046 11/10 A2996 RMK AO2 P0001
KASG 
12nm SE 
221048Z 00000KT 4SM -RABR SCT005 BKN017 OVC042 11/11 A2997
KSLG 
15nm SW 
221112Z AUTO 00000KT 3SM -RA BR BKN004 OVC010 11/11 A2997 RMK AO2 P0001
KFYV 
20nm S 
221053Z 08004KT 7SM -RA OVC075 11/11 A2994 RMK AO2 SLP135 P0009 T01110111
TAF
KXNA 
5nm SW 
220520Z 2206/2306 VRB03KT P6SM -SHRA BKN025 OVC040 TEMPO 2206/2210 4SM -SHRA BR BKN007 FM221000 33005KT 3SM -SHRA BR BKN012 FM221900 31006KT P6SM OVC015
KROG 
7nm E 
220520Z 2206/2306 VRB03KT P6SM -SHRA OVC025 TEMPO 2206/2210 4SM -SHRA BR BKN007 FM221000 33005KT 3SM -SHRA BR BKN012 FM221900 31006KT P6SM OVC015
KFYV 
20nm S 
221018Z 2210/2306 VRB03KT 6SM -SHRA BR OVC015 FM221200 33007KT P6SM SCT015 OVC025 FM222000 35009KT P6SM SCT020 OVC030
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FBO, Fuel Providers, and Aircraft Ground Support

  
 Business Name 
 
 Contact 
 
 Services / Description 
 
Fuel Prices
 
Comments
  
Summit Aviation UNICOM 122.80
479-254-0817
479-273-3590
[web site]
[email]
2 Miles from Walmart home office and minutes from Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. No landing fees, No parking fees. Contract Fuel prices.
More info and photos of Summit Aviation
 
NATA Safety 1st   Shell Aviation Contract Fuel   Shell AeroClass   Crew cars   Enterprise Rent-A-Car   Certificated Pilot School   Cessna Service Center   PSI FAA Test Center  
 
Shell
100LL Jet A
FS $4.88 $4.70 
SS $3.98 --- 
 Updated 18-Apr-2018
 
   13 read write
Alternatives at nearby airports
IMPORTANT: Note that the FBOs below are NOT at KVBT but at other nearby airports. Do not expect services from these FBOs to be available at KVBT.
Located at KROG
Beaver Lake Aviation
122.875
479-636-9400
[web site]
At KROG (Rogers Executive Airport - Carter Field), 6 miles ENE

Beaver Lake Aviation is a subsidiary of Walmart Inc. and we are located only 8 miles from the Walmart/Sam's Club Office complex. Customs and Border Protection, Restaurant and Car Rental on site. No ramp or landing fees. Volume fuel discount with a Phillips Card. Contract Fuel. Full crew and passenger amenities. Your Northwest Arkansas FBO!
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Located at KROG
Phillips 66
100LL Jet A
FS $4.90 $4.65 
 Updated 19-Apr-2018
 
   7 read write
FS=Full service
SS=Self service
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