2013 COPPERSTATE Fly-In & Aviation Expo Just a Few Days Away!
Last-minute details and highlights from the largest all-volunteer fly-in in the western United States
CASA GRANDE, ARIZ. (Oct. 22, 2013) — With the 41st Annual COPPERSTATE Fly-In & Aviation Expo just a few days away, now is the time to spotlight some last-minute details and crowd-/pilot-friendly highlights on the radar.
First things first: The weather is fantastic! Come on down — the weather for the 41st annual COPPERSTATE Fly-In next week is going to be nearly perfect — from Washington State, to Colorado, to Texas, to Southern California. In Casa Grande itself, Thursday (10/24) through Saturday (10/26), it'll be in the 80’s every day, with 0% chance of rain.
If you want to know what kind of aircraft you can expect, check out last year’s event. If you haven't seen this fantastic multi-part documentary series by the AirShowVid.com crew yet, be sure to check it out. Their crew was on hand (and in the air!) at last year's COPPERSTATE Fly-In. These videos offer a great glimpse of the kinds of aircraft you'll see — up close and personal — this Thursday (10/24) through Saturday (10/26) in Casa Grande, AZ.
Pilots can win a 32-gig iPad Mini! A drawing for a 32-gig iPad Mini will be held for the pilots who fly in with their own planes and register with the COPPERSTATE Fly-In crew in the terminal at Casa Grande Municipal Airport. The drawing will be held on Saturday night at the awards banquet.
Expect some heavy metal! The Commemorative Air Force (Mesa, Ariz.) has confirmed they’ll have their B-25 Liberator; C-47 (DC-3) — shown, left; SNJ; N2S (Stearman); and L16 on hand — all offering paid flights. Though the B-17 bomber, “Sentimental Journey,” was undergoing maintenance as of press time, it may also make an appearance during the fly-in, schedule permitting.
ABOUT COPPERSTATE FLY-IN, INC.
Since 1971, the COPPERSTATE Fly-In & Aviation Expo has been a great place to see a diverse blend of aircraft in action, attend informative workshops and check out the latest, greatest aviation products.
Friday and Saturday admission is $15 each day per person ($13 for active/retired military). A three-day pass for the event is available for $25. Youth 15 and under receive free admission (when accompanied by a paying adult), and parking is free.
For fly-in information, visit the COPPERSTATE Fly-In & Aviation Expo website: www.copperstate.org.
[All images in this press release are provided by Bill Kiviat.]
Secretary, Board of Directors/News Media Chair
COPPERSTATE Fly-In, Inc.