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 fourth largest Fly-In in the United States. It is held at the Casa Grande Municipal Airport (CGZ) in Casa Grande, AZ. Casa Grande is located approximately halfway between Phoenix and Tucson.