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

Historic Airfield Rally
Accommodations and Activity Information

Hotel/Motel 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 way home.

Hertz Ottumwa
1311 Vaughn Dr 641-682-1664

302 W. 2nd St 641-682-2020

For other options:

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. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Pilot's Pub

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, and events!

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, or call 641-938-2773, for information and costs on a 10x10 booth space in the main hangar. Larger outside space is also available.

APM Fly-Market

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, Aeroncas, etc.

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 712-251-4750.

  • 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 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

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

Runway Cinema

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 page.