Though we’ve posted this news before, we thought it important to re-post so all our Fly-in attendees will be aware of this major change in in rental-car availability during the AAA/APM Invitational fly-in.
If you want to pick up your rental car at Antique Airfield then you will need to change your reservation to Hertz.
Here's the original announcement re-published in case you missed it.
Everyone who has attended a Fly-in is aware that the hardest part of the trip can be getting from the destination airport to one's hotel room. That's often were the local rent-a-car service comes into play.
For the last several years the AAA/APM Invitational fly-in has enjoyed a relationship with the only major car rental service in the area, Enterprise Car Rental.
While their service has generally met the needs of those attending the AAA/APM Invitational Fly-in, it's always good to have options. If you are satisfied with and wish to continue renting from Enterprise during the Fly-in, they can be contacted at 641-682-2020. Please note, however, that Enterprise will no longer have on-site cars at Antique Airfield. You will have to be picked up by Enterprise and ride into town to get your car.
For picking up cars at Antique Airfield, we have entered into an agreement with the new Hertz Rent-a-Car agency in Ottumwa to provide on site rental car service at the AAA/APM Invitational Fly-in. With competitive rates, and most importantly no Monday/holiday charge for turning in your rental on Sunday, the staff and directors at the AAA/APM feel the Hertz agency is a better value for those attending the Fly-in.
So if you're planning to attend the Fly-in and need a rental car, consider contacting the folks at Hertz and ask to speak with Branch Manager Bryce Edmonds.
Hertz Local Edition
1311 Vaughn Dr.
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Bryce Edmonds, Branch Manager
We've updated the First Timer's Guide and the Accommodations page with the new rental car information. As always, if you're planning on attending we strongly recommend making reservations as hotels and cars can sell out during the fly-in weekend.