The Cheyenne Frontier Days arena was Wyoming’s first airfield. In April 1911, Guy Stoddard attempted to fly a plane that he constructed himself from the arena floor. Local newspapers asked the Cheyenne Frontier Days Committee for permission to use the arena so spectators could watch the event. Unfortunately, Stoddard’s flight was not successful. Later that year, Harold Brinker, renowned local race car driver, did fly his plane from Frontier Park and used it as his airfield until 1913.