Arkansas State Liaison

Few pilots can say they began flying in a Texan T-6 at the age of 12. That’s when Dave Powell was first exposed to flying by his father. They also flew a Navion his dad’s company used for business. Once out of college and working, Dave made the time and had the funds to get his pilot’s license, initially using the privileges to visit family in Texas and Michigan.

After retiring from international assignments with Clorox, Dave started Summit Aviation which operates FBOs, flight training and a Cessna Service Center in Bentonville and Springdale, AR. Dave brings his passion for aviation to local schools, exposing young people to the joy of flight. He works to grow the GA flying community in Arkansas, and is enthusiastic about the RAF mission.

Dave and his wife Julie have two children, one out in the working world and one in college. Dave’s current plane of choice is a “spiced up” Cessna 170B.