The 43rd Annual Copperstate Fly-in and Education Exposition will be held Thursday, October 22nd through Saturday, October 24th at the Casa Grande Municipal Airport located halfway between Tucson and Phoenix. The Fly-In is open to the general public. This event will raise interest and awareness in aviation and, it is our hope you can help promote the largest public aviation event in the Southwest.
Copperstate is a non-profit organization combining many aviation and non-aviation volunteer groups dedicated to promoting recreation, general aviation, education, and air safety. Our objective is to expose youth to future opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math. A variety of activities are planned for both pilots and non-aviation individuals to provide an educational experience that will enhance and build knowledge and skills. The public is allowed to walk among the many types of aircraft that fly in for the event. Past events have attracted more than 500 aircraft that fly in.
Copperstate relies entirely on volunteers and depends on a large volunteer workforce to run this event. Check our website at www.Copperstate.org for details of activities, forums, workshops, displays, exhibitors, sponsors, vendors, aircraft, car and aircraft judging, exhibits, and aircraft rides. The site will continue to expand as the dates get closer.
Gates open 10 am on Thursday, 8am and close at 5pm on Friday and at 4pm on Saturday. Admission cost for all 3 days is $25 per person. Daily admission cost per person is: $5 for Thursday, $15 for Friday, and $15 for Saturday. However, Active Duty and Retired Military (with ID) pay $13 per day for Friday and Saturday. Admission is FREE for ages 18 and under. Tent camping and parking for motorhomes and travel trailers is available for $10 per night, including shower facilities.
If you have any other questions, and can help us in any way, please contact Copperstate President Stephen Bass at 480-609-4302, [email protected]