A resounding YES! Check out our Youth Activities Page
for more information. As: COPPERSTATE Fly-In fosters curiosity and helps to build a solid foundation in educating youths on aviation. Not only can aspiring aviators view amazing aircraft at Copperstate, we’re also keeping the dream alive with various educational activities, a scholarship program, and providing educational links on our site."
The 2020 COPPERSTATE Fly-In & Expo runs from Thursday 6 February through Sunday 9 February. Gates open at 8 am on all days and close at 5 pm Thursday through Saturday and at 4 pm on Sunday.
The 2020 COPPERSTATE Fly-In & Expo will have many different types of competition, ranging from Aircraft Judging to Demonstration Air Racing, Poker Run & Flour Drop. Please go to the Competition Day page for more information.
COPPERSTATE covers a large area at Buckeye Municipal Airport, so walking is a big part in seeing all items of interest. Good news: we do have a tram system to take you from parking to all the areas surrounding the event, so walking to each area is made easy.
The area East of the runway is where aircraft are being judged and the best spot for viewing the air show on Saturday and Sunday. This is also a great spot to go if you don't want to walk too far, and it is near many food vendors.
We are sorry, but pets, skateboards, hoverboards and bicycles are not allowed due to the inherent danger of operating aircraft.
Please refer to the vendor listing on the HOME page and you can see the location of vendors on the Facilities/Exhibitor Diagrams page (https://www.copperstate.org/copperstate-exhibitors/facilities-exhibitor-diagrams/) which will be constantly updated up to the time of the event
Yes there are many areas where one can escape the sun and/or rain. As Arizona weather in February is typically cooler, this is not a major factor. Nevertheless, please dress accordingly and wear lots of sunscreen – most of the fun sights are in the sun!
We have an entire page dedicated to Flying In to the event. Please go to https://www.copperstate.org/flying-in/ and there is plenty of information for all types of aircraft attending. Please note the details about printing and displaying a sign on the Flying In page. Also, please note that the airport will be closed to incoming traffic between approximately 11:30 am and 2:00 pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the Airshow.
Also, a radio is highly advised and please check the NOTAM prior to arrival. We look forward to seeing you!
YES! The Airshow is Saturday and Sunday, February 8 & 9, starting at 12:00 noon and lasting through 2:00 pm. There is limited seating around (picnic tables) so please feel free to bring your own seating.
Buckeye Municipal Airport is located approximately 40 miles due west of the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and takes approximately 40 minutes of travel time. Uber, Lyft and regular taxi service is available to make the journey.
There is limited seating around the event grounds (picnic tables) so please feel free to bring your own seating to the event.
Buckeye Air Fair has made arrangments with the:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Phoenix West - Buckeye
445 S Watson Road, Buckeye, Arizona 85326
Please use the following link to Holiday Inn Express; Discount dates: February 5th -9th. Discount is shown once you enter the dates on the link.
There are other hotels and motels within 20 miles of the airport. As February is a peak winter visitor season, we would highly suggest you make reservations early. The best way to find hotels/motels would be to do an internet search and make arrangements that way.
Rental cars are available and we would suggest making reservations with the company we have listed in our Rental Car page https://www.copperstate.org/car-rental/. Uber and Lyft are also available all days at the event.
Most definitely, yes! Please view the map found on our Facilities/Exhibitors Diagram https://www.copperstate.org/copperstate-exhibitors/facilities-exhibitor-diagrams/ and there is handicap parking illustrated on the map of the event.
You can view and download our schedule of events once we have it published. Please check back in January 2020 and you will be able to print the final schedule
Most definitely! Please go to the website pages found under the At the Fly-In menu item.
Forum information can be found at: https://www.copperstate.org/copperstate-forums/
Workshop information can be found at: https://www.copperstate.org/copperstate-workshops/
Yes, camping for both RV's and tent camping is available, please see the CampCOPPERSTATE page (https://www.copperstate.org/campcopperstate/) for more information.
We are sorry, but camping reservations are not available, and spots are on a first-come, first-served basis. However, we have a very large camping area so we should be able to accommodate you.
We will have both 100LL and JetA available at the event.