Welcome to FLY OZ

We’ve combined a network of airstrips with a premier flying club. Our Goal? Becoming the most accessible region for recreational flying in the US. And it seems to be taking hold – were about 10 years in to this journey and it still feels like we’re just getting started. 

Each FLY OZ airstrip is a gift from the landowner to the aviation community. Please fly in a safe and respectful manner. + Read More



Who are we? We’re a basecamp for your next aerial adventure, a portal to backcountry flying in the Ozarks, and a gathering place for all that love aviation. Based at Louise M. Thaden Field in Bentonville, Arkansas, ICAO Identifier (VBT), Thaden Field is the hub of Arkansas’ FLY OZ network, Summit Aviation’s fix base operation, home of Game Composites, and FLY OZ Club’s “hideout”.

The FIELDHOUSE shelters a flight school, an exhibition hangar, an FAA knowledge testing center, scenic flights, discovery flights, lawn games, fuel, provisions, and a full service, full menu at cafe LOUISE. In spring you’ll be able to rent a canoe and paddle out on Lake Bentonville.

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FLY OZ is proudly located in Northwest Arkansas in the United States