Please notice we have a “Letter to Airmen” this year but this is a note from the tower crew at Falcon Field. Since we were successful in doing away with the PHX Tracon COPPERSTATE approach procedures, the gang at Falcon Tower has what I feel is a very reasonable request for inbound pilots. You will…

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A tribute to Golda Cox from Bob Hasson: The final legacy of Sport Aviation magazine has been written……Golda Cox passed away in her hometown of Asheborough, NC in June of this year, she was 84. Some on this mailing knew Golda and some may never have met her, if you are one of the latter…

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Cliff Van Vleet has been recognized as one of 14 volunteer pilots who have flown Young Eagles every year, since 1992! Young Eagles is an EAA program giving youth an aviation experience to inspire a love of aviation. Follow the link for more information: EAA Young Eagles Program From EAA: “14 Pilots, 25 Years! Over 50,000…

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COPPERSTATE Fly-In, Inc. held its 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, attracted recreational & general aviation enthusiasts from across the southwest United States. Approximately 500 aircraft were on display from 20 states, including ultralights, gyrocopters, home-built…

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Thanks to the pilots who made COPPERSTATE 2015 successful. The 2015 turnout was tremendous. Possibly as many as 450-500 aircraft actually attended the event. We saw ultralights, gyrocopters, home-builts, antiques and warbirds galore. Whether fast –like the L-39– or slow – like the ubiquitous Piper J-3 there was an aircraft that supported every fantasy. Did you…

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COPPERSTATE is over!  And our attempt at adding cars to the show went extremely well. We had 41 beautiful cars and trucks and one that was somewhat weird. Everyone was very gracious and seemed to have a good time. All were encouraged to give feedback on how to do it better next year. I would like to thank everyone…

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