Historic Airfield Rally
Accommodations and Activity Information
Star (*) indicates pet friendly hotels
Holiday Inn Express, 941 N. Quincy Ave, 641-814-4500
Super 8 Motel, 2823 N. Court St, 641-684-5055
Quality Inn & Suites (*), Hwy. 63 North, 641-682-8526
Days Inn, 2824 N. Court St., 641-683-3000
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
Lexington Inn & Suites, 2813 N. Court Rd., 641-682-0000
(Name changes to SureStay Plus by Best Western on Labor Day week)
Albia & Eddyville
Indian Hills Motel (*), 100 Hwy. 34 East, 641-932-7181, will pick up
at Albia Municipal Airport.
Eddyville Inn and RV Park, 601 Main St., 800-930-5135
EverSpring Inn and Suites (*), 2401 A Avenue W., 641-676-6000
Super 8 by Wyndham, 306 S. 17th Street, 641-673-8481
Moravia - Lake Rathbun Area
Honey Creek Resort (*), 12633 Resort Drive, 877-677-3344 or 641-724-9100
Rental Cars - Taxi Service, Ottumwa
If you call in advance, Hertz and Enterprise in Ottumwa
will have cars
pre-positioned at Antique
Airfield for pickup, and you can drop off at Antique Airfield on your
1311 Vaughn Dr
302 W. 2nd St
For other options:
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. You
may request a permit from the registration office upon arrival;
however space is limited. If you need a handicapped parking permit
please 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.
Members who are bringing golf carts need to provide the AAA with a
certificate of insurance, with at least $1,000,000 in liability
coverage for bodily injury and property damage. The certificate needs
to name the Antique Airplane Association and Air Power Museum Inc,
22001 Bluegrass Road, Ottumwa, IA 52501 as an additional insured.
Security, storage and safe operation of golf carts will be the
owner/operator's responsibility while on the grounds of Antique Airfield.
Remember to stop and give a ride to those in need!
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: 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.
The following AAA Chapters have stepped forward to help run this popular
venue, each taking a night: The Nebraska chapter on Thursday, the Texas
chapter on Saturday, and Marginal Aviation on Sunday.
Wednesday and Friday are still open if your chapter is interested in helping
to not only man the bar, but also promote their individual chapters, programs,
So stop in! Have a beer. Meet old friends. Tell a yarn, and enjoy. Join
us nightly 6pm to midnight, Wednesday August 28 through Sunday September 1st.
We're dog lovers here at Antique Airfield. However, due to safety issues
and liability concerns that allowing dogs on the flightline and
campgrounds raises, we are going to insist that our
members/guests leave their pets at home.
Guide or assist dogs are exempt from this restriction with proper
documentation and identifying gear.
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
Eastview Animal Hospital, 11596 Bladensburg Road, 641-682-0533
Pipestone Veterinary Services, 2830 North Court St., 641-682-2291
Animal Health Center, two locations:
- Ottumwa - Southside, 301 Richmond Ave., 641-682-8701
- Albia, 1976 684th Ave, 641-932-3455
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? Vendor space available at $0.75 per square foot.
Please contact us at 22001 Bluegrass Road, Ottumwa,
IA 52501, firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 641-938-2773, for information and costs on a 10x10 booth
space in the main hangar. Larger outside space is also available.
Retired APM Director Steve Butler and Les "Sparky" Gaskill
will be handling this popular venue
for the sale of aircraft parts and materials.
But 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,
Consignees must provide an inventory, as well as pricing.
20% 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!
For more information and/or a copy of the APM Fly-Market Consignee
Agreement, contact us here at AAA/APM Headquarters or Steve at
- Thursday August 29 thru Sunday Sept 1st - Hours to be Announced
Fly-In Food and Drink
The North Hy-Vee Store will be on hand 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
Holly Vanorny and Jessica Fryer look forward to hosting the APM
Gift Shop this year.
Located just inside the Museum entrance,
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.
- Wednesday August 28 - Noon to 4pm
- Thursday August 29 thru Sunday Sept 1st - 9 am to 4 pm
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 28 - 12pm to 7pm
- Thursday August 29 thru Sunday Sept 1st - 8 am to 7 pm
- Monday, Sept 2nd - 8 am to 12 pm
Movies will be screened nightly, starting
on Wednesday August 29 at 8pm. For
a listing of the features to be shown, check back here on the movie