NWA is ready for takeoff

NWA is ready for takeoff

Northwest Arkansas has the potential to be a leader in aviation, but creating a culture to support the industry is a slow process, Steuart Walton told Axios.

Driving the news: UP.Partners, Steuart and Tom Walton, and Ross Perot Jr. hosted UP.Summit in Bentonville this week, an event that draws established and startup companies to discuss the future of transportation.

Bentonville gets star role as setting for UP.Summit conference

Bentonville gets star role as setting for UP.Summit conference

“How long is it until all of us can get up in one of these things? I think it might be a little while,” Steuart Walton said of the new technologies on display at UP.Summit. “But this is about a long-term vision.”
The goal of holding the summit in Bentonville is to position the area as a leader in environmentally friendly transportation technology that brings jobs and innovation, Walton told attendees.

GameBird Featured in Sport Aviation Magazine

GameBird Featured in Sport Aviation Magazine

“The GameBird is one of the most enjoyable airplanes you could fly,” Steuart [Walton] said. “It accelerates on takeoff like a jet, quite frankly. It’s more maneuverable than any plane I’ve ever flown.”