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Classic Airplane Association of Arizona

Our Mission

To promote the preservation, restoration and flying of classic, antique and sport aircraft and to promote interest and share knowledge in all areas of aeronautical activities.

The Classic Airplane Association of Arizona, Inc. (CAAA) was incorporated in Arizona as a not for profit corporation on January 10, 2014. The CAAA roster includes over 100 members. Although most are from Arizona, membership is open to anyone anywhere who has an interest in antique and classic aircraft. It is not necessary to own an aircraft or to have a pilot license to become a member. Meetings are typically held at the Casa Grande Airport on the last Saturday of each month and is open to all members. The organization is supported solely by membership, donations from businesses and individuals and our annual fund raiser, the Cactus Fly-In.

The Cactus Fly-In is held the first weekend in March in the laid-back environment of an uncontrolled airport. The emphasis is on aircraft and the people that restore, build, maintain, fly, and talk about aircraft. It is an easygoing, memorable annual social event in contrast to other venues that focus on air races, air shows, air events, commercialism, growth, and profit. AND we have no PA system to annoy you while you are looking at the aircraft and talking with your friends. With the exception of vendors, the Fly-In is manned totally by volunteers.

Most members of CAAA are also members of the Antique Airplane Association, Inc., a non-profit organization located on the Antique Airfield in Ottumwa, Iowa. They are the host for the National AAA/APM Fly-In. The 5-day event, which we consider the Antique National, is scheduled to end on Labor Day each year and is a must for anyone interested in antique aircraft.  For additional information or a membership application, visit the Antique Airplane Association website

Support the CAAA Through Membership

The Classic Airplane Association of Arizona, Inc. is a not for profit organization dedicated to the preservation and flying of antique aircraft. It is not necessary to own an aircraft, or to be a pilot, to be an CAAA member.

The membership dues are used to cover meeting costs, special event announcements and our premier event, The Cactus Fly-In. To become an CAAA member, please download and print the CAAA Membership Application. Once completed, please send your application and check to the address provided on the form.

 Annual Dues:

$20.00 for Member plus one Associate Member

*Note: A full membership allows the member to vote and to serve as an officer or director. Each family must have at least one full member. All other family members may be associate members, but they will not be able to vote or hold office.

Board of Directors

Fred – President

Lee Maxsonleemaxson@gmail.comVice President

Danny Donwarrendon22@gmail.comSecretary

Rusty – Treasurer