About Monadnock Aviation

Beth Bendel

Elizabeth is the owner and President of Monadnock Aviation, Inc. She served in the U.S. Navy as an aviation intelligence officer. During her career, Beth was stationed in a variety of locations including the Philippines, Japan, and the Pentagon. Her introduction to aviation was early in her career at Naval Air Station Cubi Point, Philippines, working with P-3 Orion aircraft. It was here that she discovered her love for aviation and became a pilot. She next served in Japan and was then selected to attend the Joint Military Intelligence College where she earned a Master of Science Degree in Strategic Intelligence. Her service culminated at the Pentagon as a broadcast anchor-woman for the Defense Intelligence Network. She earned several Navy Achievement Medals and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal during her service.

Following her military career, Beth became a federal law enforcement agent and used her background in intelligence operations to investigate and arrest drug traffickers. Ultimately, she specialized in investigations of child pornography producers and traffickers. Beth was recognized with various law enforcement citations and named Officer of the Year by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and presented by the United States Attorney General.

With the founding of Monadnock Aviation, Beth returned to her aviation roots. Certified as both woman and veteran owned, Monadnock Aviation provides a complete array of aviation services at the Dillant-Hopkins Airport. With ten employees and four aircraft, she provides fuel, Enterprise rental cars and other aviation services to corporate jet operators, comprehensive flight training from private pilot all the way through commercial pilot and flight instructor, aircraft maintenance, aircraft inspections, and aircraft storage, and aircraft sales.

Beth is an active volunteer in the local community and serves as a member of the FAA Safety Team (FAAST). Monadnock Aviation maintains membership in the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA).


Named by the Small Business Administration as New Hamsphire’s Veteran Owned Business of the Year


Keene Airport Aerial Photo

Identifier: KEEN
Elevation: 488 ft
Pattern Altitude: 1500 ft
Runways: 2/20 6201 x 100 - 14/32 4001 x 75
Unicom: 123.00
AWOS: 119.025 (603-358-6424)
Approaches: ILS, LOC RWY 02; RNAV RWY 02

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