Keeping the Dream Alive

October 23 - 25 2014

KCGZ Casa Grande, AZ




All Aboard!


A generous local collector — and the chief pilot for his cadre of stunning WWII aircraft — help make COPPERSTATE a world-class destination for aviation enthusiasts, both on the ground and in the air.

Read more: Press Release All Aboard!


A “Sentimental Journey,” Indeed


In a few weeks, COPPERSTATE Fly-In & Aviation Expo attendees can experience “Wheels up!” aboard the most fully restored WWII B-17 bomber in the country.


(CASA GRANDE, ARIZ., Sept. 28, 2011) — The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Arizona Wing Aviation Museum will be offering rides in five WWII aircraft — including “Sentimental Journey,” a pristinely restored B-17G Flying Fortress — at the 39th-annual COPPERSTATE Fly-In & Aviation Expo at the Casa Grande Municipal Airport, Oct. 20-22, 2011.

Read more: News - Sentimental Journey

Precious Cargo


The only airworthy aircraft of its kind, the PB4Y-2 ‘Privateer’ will take to the skies over Casa Grande, Ariz. next month.

prec-cargo1(Casa Grande, Ariz., Sept. 13, 2011) At 75 feet long, 30 feet high and 110 feet wide from wingtip-to-wingtip, the Consolidated PB4Y-2 ‘Privateer’ based at the Casa Grande Municipal Airport is tough to miss.

Read more: News - Precious Cargo

Frequent Flyer


Weighing in at only 340 pounds — and delivering an impressive 50 mpg — the diminutive VW-powered Hummelbird is a fun, frugal way to fly.

Read more: News - Frequent Flyer