The 44th Annual COPPERSTATE Fly-In

Aviation & Education Expo

OCTOBER 28 & 29, 2016

Falcon Field Airport - Mesa, AZ

Flying In

Information For Pilots

Awards Banquet

Banquet Info & Tickets

Driving In

Driving Directions

Local Lodging

Info & Links


Hours & Rates


Info & Map


Info for Exhibitors

Car Rental



Forums Schedule


Volunteer Info


October 28 & 29, 2016

Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday: 8:00am – 4:00pm

$25 All-Event
$15 per person Friday & Saturday
$13 Active Duty/Retired Military with ID
18 and under FREE

(VISA, Master Card, American Express and Discover accepted)

Falcon Field Airport

4800 E Falcon Dr, Mesa, AZ 85215

(See map below)

Weather toward the end of October is typically clear, sunny with highs in the mid to upper 80s. Lo in the 60s. Prepare and dress appropriately as sometimes the high will jump into the 90s.

clear sky
humidity: 21%
wind: 7mph ENE
H 102 • L 63


Latitude: N33 27.65′

Longitude: W111 43.70′

ATIS: 118.25   480-641-9378

Unicom: 122.95

CTAF: 124.60

Ground: 121.3

Phoenix APP/DEP: 123.7 and/or 124.9


News & Notes

COPPERSTATE Fly-In is Moving!

January 25, 2016

COPPERSTATE Fly-In, Inc., which hosts the third-largest aircraft fly-in in the U.S., has announced that it will hold its next event at the Mesa, AZ Falcon Field (FFZ) Airport on Friday & Saturday, October 28-29, 2016. The event, which is open to the general public, attracts recreational & general aviation enthusiasts from across the southwest…

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Since its first event in 1973, COPPERSTATE Fly-In has been bringing together aviation enthusiasts in the southwest United States. COPPERSTATE Fly-In, Inc. is a volunteer run, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting recreational and general aviation through events, scholarships, and public education. Proceeds from the COPPERSTATE Fly-In help support scholarship programs for youth seeking careers in the aerospace industry.

The COPPERSTATE Fly-In is under the sole ownership, control, and operation of COPPERSTATE Fly-In, Inc. and not the Experimental Aircraft Association Inc. (EAA). COPPERSTATE is the largest Fly-In of its type in the western United States and the third largest Fly-In in the United States.



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