Since its first event in 1973, the Copperstate Fly-In has been bringing together aviation enthusiasts in the southwest United States. The 2009 event will be held in Casa Grande, Ariz., Oct. 22-24.
More than 50 commercial exhibitors will showcase the latest aviation products, while more than 350 aircraft, including more than 200 show planes vying for awards, will be on display. Aircraft demonstration flights and helicopter rides will take place daily.
More than 70 educational forums are planned along with continuously running workshops providing instruction in basic aircraft construction techniques. Launched in 2008, the Copperstate “Front Porch” program will provide experts in a variety of aviation fields to discuss topics with fly-in attendees in one-on-one question and answer sessions.
The 2009 Copperstate Fly-In will again host Fuelventure 400, a competition for the most fuel-efficient light aircraft on the planet. The purpose of Fuelventure 400 is to motivate continuous improvements in aviation efficiency through competition, fly-in officials said. Gross weight of the aircraft before and after flying a predetermined course will determine fuel usage and miles per gallon.
For more information: Copperstate.org