Land of OZ: Exploring the secret joys of Bentonville and beyond

I’d heard buzz about the Bentonville aviation scene and decided to fly my Piper Super Cub out and spend a few days exploring. I taxied tentatively up to a Frank Lloyd Wright-looking FBO with a roundabout aircraft apron in front. Surrounded by more expensive and impressive pistons, turboprops, and jets, I taxied clockwise and stopped in front, under a “no fees, just great service” sign. Line workers responded like in movie clips I’ve seen of full-service gas stations in the 1950s, hustling up to my airplane, inquiring about the service I needed, and even dropping a red carpet by my door for me to step out on. Over the course of a few days, I would watch numerous aircraft of all types arrive to the same welcoming greeting. Read MORE.