The 44th Annual COPPERSTATE Fly-In

Aviation & Education Expo

OCTOBER 28 & 29, 2016

Falcon Field Airport - Mesa, AZ

Flying In

Coming Soon

Awards Banquet

Banquet Info & Tickets

Driving In

Coming Soon

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.

few clouds
humidity: 37%
wind: 2mph WNW
H 92 • L 65


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: 119.2


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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This year, we are providing a full program for the event. This program will include articles about COPPERSTATE, Forum schedule and all other information about the event including maps and contact information. Extend your presence into the coming months by having your product message included in this publication.

If you are an exhibitor or if you would like to be included in this beautiful full color printed program for the 2016 COPPERSTATE Fly-In, go to: and reserve your space today.

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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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