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.
The COPPERSTATE Fly-In Exhibitors welcome you to this site. Your patronage at the event or anytime during the year is much appreciated. Your support of COPPERSTATE is important to us as we strive to serve you, our favored customer.
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)
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.
10:00 AM – Tent 2 – The Baby of Bataan – Joe Johnson, WWII Veteran
11:00 AM – Tent 2 – Tusckegee Airmen – WWII Veterans
12:00 PM – Tent 2 – Flight Data Recorders, Their Use & Purpose – EAA Chapter 538
1:00 PM – Tent 2 – Young Eagles / Air Academy Scholarship – Cheri McGunagle, EAA
2:00 PM – Tent 2 – Artist & Author Nova Hall
2015 Copperstate Fly-In Exhibitors
Aviation Creations – Custom Aircraft Upholstery
Canyon State Aero – Helicopter Flight Training
Cold Stone Creamery – Terrific Ice Cream
EJ Air Certification, FAA DAR – Mesa, AZ
Lab One, Inc. – Complete Oil & Fuel Testing
Southwest Sport Aircraft – SportCruiser Aircraft Dealer