Due to FAA implementation of a user fee structure to fund air traffic control operations at Special Events, there will NOT be a temporary control tower in operation or any special arrival/departure procedures in use during the Fly-In. Pilots operating to, from, and in the vicinity of Casa Grande Municipal Airport (CGZ) during this period should follow standard recommended practices for operations at non-towered airports.
We try to provide enough variety to address most aspects of aviation, from its beginnings to the very recent, from the low and slow to the very high and very fast.
2015 FAAST Team Seminars at Copperstate schedules now posted. [Read more…]
Copperstate Fly-In fosters curiosity and helps to build a solid foundation in educating youths on aviation. We’re keeping the dream alive with various educational activities, a scholarship program, and providing educational links on our site.
October 22, 23 & 24
8:00am – 5:00pm
(Exhibit/Vendor area open 8:00am Thursday)
$15 per person Friday & Saturday
$13 Active Duty/Retired Military with ID
$5 per person Thursday
18 and under FREE
(VISA, Master Card, American Express and Discover accepted)
Click HERE for written directions and maps to parking.
APCH/DEP: ABQ ARTCC 125.4/269.3
source: Casa Grande Municipal Airport
PILOTS FLYING IN THE VICINITY OF CASA GRANDE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (CGZ)
DURING THE COPPERSTATE FLY-IN
The 43rd Annual COPPERSTATE Fly-In will be held at the Casa Grande Municipal Airport (CGZ) from Thursday, October 22nd through Saturday, October 24th of this year.
COPPERSTATE is expected to generate an unusually high volume of VFR traffic in the vicinity of CGZ. Since this airspace is routinely subject to intensive student training activity, the amount of VFR traffic concentrated in a relatively small area will be extremely high; consequently, pilots are urged to exercise extreme caution when conducting operations in this area.
Due to FAA implementation of a user fee structure to fund air traffic control operations at Special Events, there will NOT be a temporary control tower in operation or any special arrival/departure procedures in effect during the Fly-In. Pilots operating to, from, and in the vicinity of Casa Grande Municipal Airport during this period should follow standard recommended practices for operations at non-towered airports, utilizing CTAF (122.7). Pilots should exercise extreme caution for heavy traffic in the area.
A Notice To Pilots, containing information about parking, fuel, and other topics of interest, may be read here: Notice to Pilots
What to Bring?
Plan for Comfort
The daytime weather at Copperstate can range from the cool upper 60’s and lower 70’s with wind and occasional rain to the upper 90’s and clear skies. It is important to dress accordingly and be prepared for any weather condition.
Sun-safe habits include wearing sunglasses that provide 99 to 100 percent of UVA and UVB protection, wearing a hat with a wide brim offers good sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and the back of the neck – areas particularly prone to sun exposure, and always applying a sunscreen of at least 15 SPF before going outside.
What NOT to bring?
Running aircraft engines and moving airplanes are a hostile environment for animals, therefore… We DO NOT allow pets in the show area. Well behaved and quiet pets are welcome in the camping area as long as they are tethered or caged.
BICYCLES & SCOOTERS
The only personal assistive device specifically designed for the handicapped that is permitted on the aircraft ramp is a manually powered or electrically powered wheel chair. Specifically NOT permitted on the aircraft ramp, (this list is not exhaustive): roller skates, bicycles (portable or not), carts, scooters, golf carts, ATVs, or Segways (EPAMDs). They are permitted in the camping area.
2015 Copperstate Fly-In Exhibitors
Aerotonics Inc. – Experimental Plug-N-Play Instrument Panel
Aircraft Spruce & Specialty
The Airplane Factory
Air Creation Aircraft
Arizona Pilots Assoc.
ASU Student Aircraft Builders
Aviation Creations – Aviation Creations specializes in Assisted Do it Yourself interiors, we do seating, side panels headliners, seat belts, carpeting, Custom leather interiors. Just google Cessna or Piper leather interiors and we come up #1! firstname.lastname@example.org
B & B Aircraft Supply
Canyon State Aero – Helicopter Flight Training
City of Casa Grande
Cold Stone Creamery – Terrific Ice Cream
Continental Motors – Continental Motors mission is to provide advanced gasoline and Jet-A piston engine products, spare parts, engine and aircraft services, avionics equipment and repairs as well as pilot training for the general aviation marketplace. | (251) 436-8622
National EAA from Oshkosh
EJ Air Certification, FAA DAR – Mesa, AZ
FAA Safety Team
Guardian Avionics – Manufactures avionics hardware for General Aviation aircraft. Our product include Carbon Monoxide Detectors, MFD display hardware, MFD IPAD air, IPAD Mini and iPhone 6 panel mounts. – email@example.com (520) 889-1177 | 1951 E. Airport Dr Tucson, AZ 85756
Lab One, Inc. – Complete Oil & Fuel Testing
Light Sport Aircraft Magazine
Lightning Aircraft West
My Arts in Arizona
Recreational Aviation Foundation
Silly Signs – Made-as-u-wait Business cards featuring your information and photo of your plane/car or other preferred photo, Custom automobile license frames legal in all states, and whimsical custom signs for indoor or outdoors. Usually available in less than half an hour. – MYSILLYSIGNS@GMAIL.COM
Sonic Boom M-4 Flight Simulator
Steve’s Specialty Shirts, LLC – Aviation and military themed Hawaiian styled shirts and accessories. firstname.lastname@example.org | (928) 606-6707
Southern Arizona Flying Service, Inc.
Southwest Sport Aircraft – Sport Aircraft Dealer
Sun Country Cubs
Super Petrel West, LLC. – Affordable sport plane for land and water.