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

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 25 APRIL 2019

Location

FAA Identifier: VBT
Lat/Long: 36-20-42.9000N / 094-13-09.6100W
36-20.715000N / 094-13.160167W
36.3452500 / -94.2193361
(estimated)
Elevation: 1298 ft. / 395.6 m (surveyed)
Variation: 01E (2020)
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
EOSr154/31.6NEOSHO VOR/DME117.3007E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
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.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 179 magnetic, 180 true359 magnetic, 000 true
Displaced threshold: 230 ft.no
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 25 April 2019 at 0901Z to 23 May 2019 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 18   download (197KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 36 **CHANGED**   download (212KB)
VOR-A   download (183KB)
 
Departure Procedures
BENTON FIVE   download (216KB)
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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Taken in the Spring of 2007

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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 22-May-2019
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:3710:37
Sunrise06:0611:06
Sunset20:2101:21
Evening civil twilight20:5001:50

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  22-May-2019 18:04:48
Local (UTC-5)  22-May-2019 13:04:48
 
METAR
KVBT 221756Z AUTO 19011G24KT 10SM BKN024 26/20 A2986 RMK AO2 PK WND 21026/1744 SLP106 6//// T02610200 10261 20161 50002
KXNA 
5nm SW 
221753Z 19017G27KT 10SM FEW027 27/19 A2985 RMK AO2 PK WND 19030/1741 RAB49E51 SLP096 P0000 60000 T02670189 10267 20150 50002
KROG 
7nm E 
221758Z 19023G27KT 8SM SCT035 27/19 A2986 RMK AO2 PK WND 21032/1720 SLP098 60001 T02720194 10272 20150 50003
KASG 
12nm SE 
221748Z 20020G30KT 10SM FEW029 SCT034 27/20 A2987
KSLG 
15nm SW 
221756Z AUTO 19021G27KT 10SM SCT026 27/21 A2984 RMK AO2 PK WND 18027/1747 SLP097 P0001 60002 T02670206 10267 20167 58002
KFYV 
20nm S 
221753Z 19018G24KT 10SM CLR 27/21 A2985 RMK AO2 PK WND 18027/1723 SLP097 T02670206 10267 20150 50004
TAF
KXNA 
5nm SW 
221720Z 2218/2318 19017G26KT P6SM BKN021 TEMPO 2218/2222 SCT015 BKN035 FM222200 19017G26KT P6SM BKN035 FM230200 18011KT P6SM SCT040 BKN100 FM231000 18009KT P6SM BKN015
KROG 
7nm E 
221720Z 2218/2318 19021G32KT P6SM OVC020 TEMPO 2218/2222 SCT015 BKN035 FM222200 19017G26KT P6SM BKN035 FM230200 18011KT P6SM SCT040 BKN100 FM231000 18009KT P6SM BKN015
KFYV 
20nm S 
221720Z 2218/2318 18016KT P6SM SCT025 FM230200 18010KT P6SM SCT040 BKN100 FM231000 19009KT P6SM BKN015
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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 $5.00 $4.91 
SS $4.55 --- 
 Updated 20-May-2019
 
   10 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 $4.95 $4.93 
 Updated 17-May-2019
 
   8 read write
FS=Full service
SS=Self service
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