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Apache Longbow to Appear at Copperstate


Apache Longbow
See an Apache Longbow up close at Copperstate 2012.

October 4, 2012 - Visitors at this year's Copperstate Fly-In and Aviation Expo will get a rare, up-close look at an Apache Longbow, one of the most technologically advanced attack helicopters in the world as the event convenes October 25-27 at Casa Grande Municipal Airport (CGZ), Arizona.

The Boeing AH-64D comes courtesy of the Arizona Army National Guard's 1-285th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion at Silverbell Army Heliport in Marana, Arizona. Tentative arrival time is 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 25, departing at 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 27. Since the aircraft is not scheduled to fly during the show, those wishing to see the Apache in flight need to come early or stay late. (Times are approximate and could vary due to weather, maintenance and other air traffic.)

Also featured at Copperstate are forums and workshops, aircraft displays, aircraft judging with awards presented at the Saturday banquet, exhibitors, fly mart, kids activities, airplane rides, and more. For more information on this year's 39th annual fly-in, including fly-in procedures and lodging information, visit the Copperstate website.


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