ince 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. In its 41st year, this year’s fly-in — scheduled for Thurs., Oct. 24, 2013 - Sat., Oct. 26, 2013 at the Casa Grande Municipal Airport in Casa Grande, Ariz. — promises to be no exception.
Over the years, COPPERSTATE has grown exponentially, attracting about 500 aircraft and 5,000 attendees per year representing 10 countries and 40 U.S. states.
Attendees particularly enjoy the wide variety of aircraft on the ground and in the air — from ultralights, to WWII fighter jets, to “micro-jets” and much more. And, we receive many compliments on how family-friendly the event is: Nearly 1,00 people attend COPPERSTATE’s workshops and forums every year, and several dozen kids participate in our youth activities, including a wing rib-building workshop.
The annual aircraft judging awards banquet, held on Saturday night of the event, is another crowd-pleaser, attracting about 100 participants per year.
Last (but certainly not least), COPPERSTATE also plays host to about 50 diverse exhibitors. In our "big tent," a pilot or aviation enthusiast can find just about anything they're looking for.