Accommodations and Activity 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:
1311 Vaughn Dr
For other options, consider:
Midwest Auto Sales, 414 Garfield St., 641-682-5700
Ottumwa Cab, 655 W. 2nd St., 641-682-5461
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.
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.
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
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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,
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
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
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