CPA's Flyout to Cactus Flyin, AZ Event Report

Lance Barber, CPA Flyout to the 2016 58th Cactus Flyin AZ
The Cactus Flyin is March 4 and 5, 2016 at the Casa Grande Airport. Flying day is Thursday March 3 with a return to Colorado on Sunday March 6. Our host is Arv Schultz, President of the Antique Aircraft Assoc of Arizona. (Side note, Arv knows our Grants NM Flyin host Steve Owen.) There will be various food and gifts vendors, and warbirds to be seen at this event.
Pilot/plane check-in will include $10 or max $20 for 2 or more persons per plane. Obtain and keep your wrist bands. Self-serve fuel will be closed during event. A fuel “sleeve” can be obtained to order your request.
Motels are many in CG area, Mainstay seems reasonable and middle of pricing, 3 selected. FLYIN Shuttle service from airport to motels will be available at Terminal at $5/person one-way. Hertz Rent A Car has a local office in Casa Grande, and will have table set up in the airport terminal.
I’ve booked a block of 10 rooms at the Mainstay, single queen for $56/nite, for advanced reservation under our name and CPA, Ashley is our contact person. See their website for other size rooms.
1. Holiday Inn:
777 N Pinal Ave.
Casa Grande, AZ 85122
Phone: 520- 426-3500
2. MainStay Suites -- $70-100 with discount for early reservation
851 North Henness Road
Casa Grande, AZ 85122
Phone: (520) 426-1177
3. Se-Tay Motel
901 N Pinal Ave.
Casa Grande, AZ 85122
Phone : (520) 836-7489
Website for more motels on and excellent overview. Main attraction for the area is the Casa Grande Ruins Natl Monument about 30 minutes away. Also, the local Casa Grande Art Museum at 319 W 3rd St. On the way from the airport to motels is the Airport Tavern, with outside patio. Main restaurants in area. There are other museums in near-by Florence and Coolidge. I’ll get other recommendations later

Please use the standard CPA flyin form or equivalent data to send to me: and my cell is 303-946-9901
Your names, passengers, plane model and tail number, visit preferences, and 1 or 2 rider availability. I will be marshalling again this year. Please have large card inside your windscreen with a large “C” for easy recognition.

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