The 35th annual COPPERSTATE Regional EAA Fly-In will take place Oct. 25-28 at Casa Grande Municipal Airport. The event, expected to attract more than 600 aircraft to CGZ, will include Young Eagles flights and a FlyMart.
Workshops will cover various subjects, such as composite layout techniques, a subject broached by Gary Hertzler, builder of the VariEze composite aircraft that currently holds the CAFE closed course and straight-line efficiency awards for weight class. Doug Combs, who has restored and repaired Luscombe sheet metal aircraft for 37 years, will lead a workshop on sheet metal tools, layout, forming and riveting techniques.
Scott Skrjanc, a professional welding trainer for Lincoln Electric, will talk about TIG welding. Murle Williams, the Phoenix distributor of Polyfiber products, will discuss working with fabric. Williams built an EAA Grand Champion Kitfox fabric aircraft.
Rick Reuland, an aerospace engineer who has spent his career with engine installations, will discuss weight and balance. That workshop tent will also be the location for a new maintenance workshop by Roger Stern, who owns and operates Little Flyers, located at Kearny, Ariz.
Admission is $15 per person; $13 for EAA Members, AOPA and active duty military; and free for children under 12.
For more information, visit [http://www.copperstate.org].