The 2017 Meyers Aircraft Owners Association Fly-In will be held on June 22-25, 2017 at the Bentonville Muni Louise Thaden Airport (KVBT), near Fayetteville, AR. Dr. Jamon Pruitt will be our gracious host and will be sure to entertain and make available plenty of local museums, activities, and fun. This years event is being themed to honor the 1960’s which was the decade of the Meyers Boom! The event is being coined “Bringing the Grove Back!” and encourage to show up with your best 60’s garb, and swag. Its going to be groovy!
BENTONVILLE MUNI LOUISE M THADEN AIRPORT (KVBT)
Bentonville Muni airport is located 5.7 NM north east of Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (KXNA) and under Class C airspace. It’s not difficult to get to and we suggest you call the airport directly if you have any questions. Bentonville Muni currently only shows one 4,400 ft paved runway however, a new grass strip has just been seeded and should be ready for our fly-in. Details will be coming shortly since the grass strip has not been added to the Airport Facility Directory. There will be ample parking space (and hangar space for inclement weather) for all aircraft.
The new Game Bird aerobatic aircraft factory, which was showcased at Oshkosh last year, as well as several warbirds based at KVBT will be available to view. The warbirds in paticular are two P51-Mustangs, a Super Corsair and several others. OTW folks can take advantage of the many local grass strips including the newly minted grass strip at Bentonville Muni. Lots to see and do!
We have reserved a block of rooms at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Bentonville which is located less than 1 mile from the airfield. Our host hotel will offer free shuttle transportation to destinations within a 5 mile radius of the hotel. In addition, we have secured two hospitality suites for hanging out, playing cards, sing’n, music listen’n, and foot stomp’n! We’ll be sure to warn the security team of our wild Meyers members as to try not and repeat last years disturbing the peace 😉
Rooms have been reserved for June 22, 2017 – June 25, 2017. The special room rate will be available until June 8th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first at a rate of $114.00 per night. BREAKFAST INCLUDED!
Booking a reservation is simple. To begin the process, click HERE to receive the group’s preferred rate. If you prefer to call in, please use the following group code. BNTDTDT-AIR-20170622
If you prefer not to book through the website, feel free to call and book directly with:
Katie Lowmiller Sales Manager
Direct (479) 268 6107
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Bentonville, AR
301 SE Walton Blvd.
Bentonville, Arkansas 72712
RENTAL CAR INFO
Enterprise will deliver cars to the airport for us so your car can be waiting when you arrive. Reserve your car by contacting Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
Stephen A. Williams
307 S. Walton Blvd, Suite B
Bentonville, AR 72712
Fax to Email: 1-877-870-3986
Meyers Aircraft Owners Association 2017 Fly-in Agenda
Thursday, 22 June
8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. – Arrivals all Day @ KVBT
- Registration – (Pay balance for meals, t-shirts ordered, etc., pick up final agenda and event information)
- Refreshments at the airport
- Hotel Check-in (Doubletree provides shuttle transportation to and from hotel)
6 p.m. – ? – Dinner in Bentonville
- A number of restaurants are available in the area and we are working on a group location to meet and greet.
Hospitality Suite Open
Friday, 23 June
7:00 a.m.- 8:00 a.m. – Breakfast at hotel
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Fly-Out KVBT to Arkansas Air & Military Museum
- Museum tours are group organized and more details forth coming.
- Return trip will be a “timed pilot precision flying clinic” for those who wish to participate!
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch @ KVBT with food truck
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Global Parts presentation and update on the new aircraft
3:00 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. – Airport free time to tour Gamebird factory and other aircraft at the airport
6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. – Dinner in Bentonville on own or as group if preferred.
8:30 p.m. -? – Groovy party at the hotel in the hospitality suite
Hospitality Suite Open
Saturday, 24 June
7 a.m.-8 a.m. – Breakfast at hotel
9 a.m. -11:30 a.m. – Maintenance and Business meetings for 200 and OTW owners in the hangar at KVBT
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Lunch on own / Fly at leisure / Joy Rides
6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Cocktail Reception
7:00 p..m – 9:00 p.m – Banquet with auction and awards
Hospitality Suite Open
Sunday, 25 June
Optional outing to Gastons White River Resort for brunch
- We didn’t want to schedule the group so tightly there would be no time to sample the local culture, so we left plenty of free time to see the sites. We are working on a couple group tours, so will announce those when confirmed.
- Please don’t forget to bring items for the auction!
This section will be updated shortly with detailed information on tours of the Crystal Bridges Museum, local shopping and more. Local events (the LPGA Golf tour is playing the same weekend in Bentonville and will be hosting several large area festivals and music events)
If you’re planning on coming to the event this year, please go to the following link and RSVP by following the simple instructions. If you have issues with the registration site, please contact Karen Wade at 337.526.9632.
NOTE: THERE WILL BE A PER PERSON FEE STRUCTURE WHICH WILL COVER THE SATURDAY NIGHT DINNER AND FOR AIRPORT FEES. WE ARE TRYING TO KEEP THE COST AS LOW AS POSSIBLE AND WILL UPDATE YOU SHORTLY ON THE COST ONCE FINALIZED.