Website of the Antique Airplane Association and the Airpower Museum Last Update: Jun 21 2019

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Accommodations and Activity Information

Hotel/Motel Information

Lexington Inn & Suites, Hwy. 63 North, 641-682-0000
Super 8 Motel, Hwy. 63 North, 641-684-5055
Quality Inn & Suites, Hwy. 63 North, 641-682-8526
Days Inn, Hwy. 63 North, 641-683-3000
Colonial Motor Inn, 1534 Albia Road, 641-683-1661
Hotel Ottumwa, 107 E. Second St., 641-682-8051
AmericInn, 222 W. Second St., 641-684-8222
Hampton Inn, 943 N. Quincy Ave., 641-814-8888

Albia & Eddyville
Indian Hills Motel, Hwy. 34 East, 641-932-7181, will pick up at Albia Municipal Airport.
Eddyville Inn, 601 Main St., 641-969-5656

Comfort Inn, 2401 A Avenue W., 641-676-6000
Super 8 Motel, 306 S. 17th Street, 641-673-8481
Red Carpet Inn, 2278 Hwy. 63, 641-673-8641

Moravia - Lake Rathbun Area
CD's Restaurant & Motel, Frontage Rd., 641-724-3794
Honey Creek Resort, 12633 Resort Drive, 877-677-3344 or 641-724-9100

Rental Cars - Taxi Service, Ottumwa

Hertz in Ottumwa will have cars pre-positioned at Antique Airfield for pickup, and you can drop off at Antique Airfield on your way home. Contact:

Hertz Ottumwa
1311 Vaughn Dr 641-682-1664

For other options, consider:

Midwest Auto Sales, 414 Garfield St., 641-682-5700
Ottumwa Cab, 655 W. 2nd St., 641-682-5461

Handicapped Parking

It is our policy to make every effort to assist those with handicaps or health problems to park in the areas close to AAA headquarters or the APM. It would help us help you in this regard if you write us in advance for the required car permit so you will not have to make the trip up to the registration area for such a pass. So, if you need a handicapped parking permit, please register in advance and inform us of your needs.

Golf Carts

The use of a golf cart on the Antique Airfield grounds will be limited to those who show need (handicap sticker, license, or similar), bring their own golf cart, and provide proof of insurance for the cart.

Security, storage and safe operation of golf carts will be the owner/operator's responsibility while on the grounds of Antique Airfield.

Camping and RV Information

All RV and camping units must register at the AAA headquarters office and then proceed to their proper areas. No camping units will be allowed access prior to registration, and security will turn back such vehicles until properly registered.

RV AREA: A special area has been established for large RV's and has grown in popularity. The RV area is on the South end of the airport adjacent to the South campground, with good access and even terrain for easy parking. This area is also close to the south shower house. While no electrical hookups are available, it is acceptable to operate a generator in this area. Please make certain your generator is properly muffled and quiet running. Access to the south campground and RV area is via the driveway running behind the APM and Flymarket on the East side of the runway.

CAUTION: Campers are urged to check trees in camp sites for dead limbs prior to setting up camp sites.

Camping with electrical hookups, shower house, dump station, etc is available in nearby Ottumwa at the Ottumwa Park Campgrounds. Call 641-682-1307 for more information.


We're dog lovers here at Antique Airfield, as can be attested by our four airport dogs. However when we leave home to attend a fly-in, visit an AAA chapter, or attend other aviation functions our dogs stay at home. Due to an increase in the number of members bringing their dogs, the conflicts that have arisen, and the safety issues that allowing dogs on the flightline and the campgrounds raises, we are going to insist that our members/guests leave their pets at home.

For those that travel full time with pets they can be boarded at one of these Ottumwa area vet clinics:

Thomas Veterinary Clinic, 17591 Hwy 34 W., 641-683-1835
Animal Clinic - Southside, 301 Richmond Ave., 641-682-8701
Eastview Animal Hospital, 11596 Bladensburg Road, 641-682-0533
Pipestone Veterinary Services, 2305 North Court St., 641-682-2291

Guide or assist dogs are of course exempt from this restriction.

Daily Pilot's Briefing

A Pilot's Briefing will be held daily at 10:30am on the porch of the Ground Loop Inn (#1 on the map), with AAA President Brent Taylor officiating.

At the briefing we will go over airport operations, procedures, and any problems relating to airport operations that might arise.

While we encourage all pilots, photographers, and interested members to attend, if you plan to go flying during the day (and we hope that you do!) your attendance at this briefing is required!

Vendors and Display Booths

Interested in a sales booth in the APM main hangar, or a larger outside space? Please contact us at 22001 Bluegrass Road, Ottumwa, IA 52501, or call 641-938-2773, and a form plus information will be sent to you. Only $75 for a 10X10 booth space in the main hangar. Larger outside space, same price. On arrival contact Steve Black, Airpower Museum Secretary.

APM Fly-Market & Harman Dickerson's 10th Annual Pre-Estate Sale

The Fly-Market needs inventory so please consider a donation or bringing your parts to sell. Any parts and projects are welcome whether they're antique parts or post-war classic items like small Continental engine parts or airframe bits for Cubs, Luscombes, Aeroncas, etc.

Twenty percent of consignment sales price goes to the APM. You'll have a hard time finding a more concentrated, qualified and motivated audience to buy anywhere else on the planet! Hours 9-5 Thursday through Saturday, 9-2 on Sunday. For more information contact Harman Dickerson at 573-424-2146.

Fly-In Food and Drink

The South Hy-Vee Store will be on site to cater meals and snacks in the 24th Fighter Squadron Mess Hall starting on Wednesday at noon up through noon Monday, Labor Day. A wide variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner meals will be served. Saturday evening will feature their popular steak and chop night. They will also provide ice and some other carryout grocery items.

The Dave Warren Coffee House

The Michigan AAA chapter once again invites you to start your day at Dave Warren's Coffee House on the patio of the Ground Loop Inn. Open daily, Rosie Duckworth, Sharon Plavnick, and Carol & Gary Van Farowe will be serving fresh coffee first thing in the AM. The popular Antique Airfield coffee mugs will also be available. All proceeds from the Coffee House go to the "APM Roof Fund".

APM Gift Shop

Located just inside the Museum entrace and headed up by Doris Gretz, the store will be open daily during the fly-in for fly-in T-shirts, mugs, patches, etc. Cash, check, Visa, Mastercard and Discover accepted.

Aircraft Fuel Services

APM Director Shane Vande Voort and his crew from Classic Aviation in Pella, IA will provide fuel (100LL) service at Antique Airfield during the Fly-In. The fuel truck will be parked east of Hangar #1 (furthest building to the east) and you will have to taxi your aircraft to the truck for fuel during these these hours of operation:

  • Wednesday August 31 - 12pm to 7pm
  • Thursday Sept 1st thru Sunday Sept 4th - 8 am to 7 pm
  • Monday, Sept 5 - 8 am to 12 pm

Runway Cinema

Movies will be screened nightly, starting on Wednesday August 31 at 8pm. For a listing of the features to be shown, check back here on the movie page.