Classes and Meetings

Garmin 430 User's Class

(good to know if you are flying YY or one of our complex aircraft):

Hands On Class covering all aspects of using the Garmin 430 for VFR and IFR flight. Fully functioning Garmin 430 Simulator to practice with, and follow the lessons with hands on use. Includes lunch at the cafe  $25 each.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Private Pilot Ground School Starts September 11th 2017

Class is Instructor Led. Two nights a week, 6-9pm!

13 week class – Every Monday and Wednesday nights; Tuition $275

Want to learn to fly? Obtain your FAA Private Pilot Certificate at Benton Air Center. This Class covers all the subject areas required to learn to fly and successfully pass the FAA Written Exam. Tuition is $275 plus books ($85) for the 13 week class. Class meets every Monday and Wednesday Class (6-9pm) for 13 weeks. Course is instructor led in our Training Room.

Come to the first night's class for FREE, which is an overview of the flight training process and review the approximate costs to obtain your Private Pilot Certificate.

Sign up by calling Julee  @ 241-4204


Dinner & Movie at Benton!

Saturday Night Dinner and a Movie in the Hangar

Relax in First Class Airline Seats (First 12 attendees) and watch classic movies on the big screen in our airplane hangar! You can call in to reserve these seats!

Dinner is available upstairs in the Airpark Cafe 5:30pm to 7pm. Order off the menu! Beer and Wine available!

Movie is $5 per person and includes FREE POPCORN!


July 1st:    Flight of the Phoenix!   A cargo plane goes down in a sandstorm in the Sahara with less than a dozen men on board. One of the passengers is an airplane designer who comes up with the idea of ripping off the undamaged wing and using it as the basis for an airplane they will build to escape before their food and water run out.

 July 8th:   Vanishiing Point:   Kowalski works for a car delivery service. He takes delivery of a 1970 Dodge Challenger to take from Colorado to San Francisco, California. Shortly after pickup, he takes a bet to get the car there in less than 15 hours. After a few run-ins with motorcycle cops and highway patrol they start a chase to bring him into custody. Along the way, Kowalski is guided by Supersoul - a blind DJ with a police radio scanner. Throw in lots of chase scenes, gay hitchhikers, a naked woman riding a motorbike, lots of Mopar and you've got a great cult hit from the early 70's.

 July 15th:  Sahara!    Tank commander Sgt. Joe Gunn (Humphrey Bogart) and his U.S. crew pick up five British soldiers, a Frenchman and a Sudanese man with an Italian prisoner and cross the Libyan Desert in this World War II-set film directed by Zoltan Korda. Heading to rejoin the American command after the fall of Tobruk in North Africa, the group becomes a microcosm of the Allied forces as they work together to defeat a much larger German unit. 

JUL 22, 29, AUG  5th  NO MOVIE THESE WEEKENDS   -- Headed to Oshkosh for thier BIG Airshow, then up to Cottage Grove for their Annual Summer Stearman Fly In;

Shows / Parades / Fly Bys

Saturday Car Club Wings & Wheels Shows in 2017

  • July 8th:  8-10am Hangar Pancake Breakfast ($8) 
  • August 12th:  8-10am Hangar Pancake Breakfast ($8)
  • September 30 - October 01 --- Military Vehicle Show -- see event below:
  • October 14th: 4-7pm Hangar Dinner ($6.50 Burgers / $5.00 Dogs) + Movie Night  ($5)

Military History Show

(Armor, Artillery, Weapons, Vehicles, and Warbird Aircraft Display)

  • TIMES:  8am - 5pm Daily
  • FOOD:  Airpark Cafe Open 7AM - 3PM daily
    • Hangar Pancake Breakfast ($8) each morning 8am-10am
    • Hangar Lunch ($10) Octoberfest Lunch (Brats, Burgers, Potato Salad) 11am - 2pm
    • Hangar Dinner ($30) Steak Dinner and all the fixens.
    • T-34 Rides $99
    • DATE: SATURDAY AND SUNDAY -- Yes its a TWO DAY SHOW -- September 30th - October 1st
    • SWAP MEET:
      • Vendors will be selling military memorabilia

Car Clubs contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule a 2017 Show N Shine for your club.

Van's RV Fly Airplane Fly In will return in Fall 2017.

Father's Day Fly In will return in June 2017


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