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Alexis Park Inn & Suites - Iowa City, IA

Located adjacent to the arrival end of RWY 25 in Iowa City. Located in Iowa City -- home of the University of Iowa -- there are always a million things to do! The Amana Colonies are just down the road, too. - Submitted by Jay Honeck

Anita Municipal Airport Redwood Steak House - Anita, IA

Located in west central Iowa, Anita Municipal Airport is a great place to stop. Land on the beautiful grass runway right next to downtown. Park by the hangars and you are half a block from downtown Anita. Park on the west end of the runway past the cones and climb the hill to the fabulous Redwood Steakhouse. - Submitted by David Twibell

Ankeny Regional Airport - Ankeny, IA

Located just a few miles north of Des Moines, IA, yet out of the Class C airspace, Ankeny is the general aviation hub for the greater Des Moines area. Located within a ten minute drive is the Prairie Meadows Reacetrack and Casino, Adventureland Amusement Park, in addition to several great restaurants, hotels, and shopping. Exec 1 Aviation is a full service FBO located on the field. Amenities included are a pilot lounge, shower facilities, crew cars, DTN weather, and a full service maintenance facility. - Submitted by aarons

Fairfield, Iowa - Fairfield, IA

Fairfield Flying Service is a full service FBO with a pilots lounge, crew car, full service maintenance facility and DTN weather. Fairfield is the home of the Fairfield Golf and Country Club, said to be the oldest west of the Mississippi. This is the Sporting Capital of S.E.Iowa with fishing, hunting and an extensive nature trail system. - Submitted by ffl

Fort Dodge Flight Support - Regional Airport - Fort Dodge, IA

Fort Dodge is a growing city. The military constructed Fort Clark to provide protection for the settlers in 1850. The name was changed to Fort Dodge in 1951. The town of Fort Dodge was founded in 1869. Today a bronze plaque in downtown marks the site where the original fort stood. - Submitted by openairnet

Great Plains Wing of the CAF - Council Bluffs, IA

This is the home of the Great Plains Wing of the Commemorative Air Force, P51-D Mustang Gunfighter and a military museum. Also based in our hangar is an AT-6 Texan. Work days are every Saturday except holidays from about 0800 hours until early afternoon and Thursday evenings from about 1800 hours until 2100 hours. Gunfighter's annual usually begins in November and gets finished in late winter so if you have ever wanted to see the inside of a genuine Mustang, winter is a great time to do so! - Submitted by Jeff Hutcheson

Independence Municipal Airport - Independence, IA

Great Midwest town with a great downtown area for local shopping. Tour the Amish community only a few miles from the airport, lots of great foods, crafts and specialty items. Two crew cars available for day use, rental cars also available. Camping is allowed on the airport, and the FBO has 24/7 service with NO FEES! Call for additional info or help planning your next visit! - Submitted by Jonathan Walter

Iowa Aviation Museum - Greenfield, IA

Vintage general aviation collection featuring Oldest Curtis Robin in existance OX-5 power, 1941 Aetna-Timm (lost competition for WWII primary trainer to Ryan PT series), Bite Livingston's (inspiration for Johnathan Livingston Seagull novel character) T-Craft, Iowa Aviation Hall of Fame. - Submitted by Bill96

Iowa Machine Shed - Davenport, IA

Come stop by at Davenport Airport! Take a crew car out for lunch to Iowa's Machine Shed Restaurant! - Submitted by A

Keosauqua Municipal Airport - Keosauqua , IA

Visitors say that life here move at a slightly different pace. Visitors and locals alike enjoy taking a relaxing walk or bike ride to our beautiful woodland areas, or having a quiet picinic in one of our many parks. We have no fast food resturants and no stoplights to alter the ambience that our county prides itself on.The peace and tranquility of small town life offers you the opportunity to enjoy the season to the fullest. We invite you to come experienceth Villages of Van Buren...a world left untouched by time. There is an Annual fly-in breakfast on Saturday of Father's Day Weekend. The airport is a short 5 minute walk to the center of town. Hanger space is available upon request, contact Rick Michalek @319-931-2705 for assistance. Be sure to visit website for more info on lodging, food, and calender of events. - Submitted by RICK MICHALEK

Knoxville Raceway - Knoxville, IA

The Knoxville Raceway is known as the Sprint Car Capital of the World. Wing sprint car races are offered every Saturday evening in the summer months. The Knoxville Municipal Airport is located just 2 miles south of the track. The FBO provides transportation to and from the track. Please try to support them with fuel purchases for offering this service. Several aircraft fly in for regular Saturday night events each week. Expect large numbers of fly in traffic during special World of Outlaw and Nationals events. This is a great 'fun place to fly' in Iowa and is a great idea for a get a way with buddies, a date, or a family activity. - Submitted by FunPlacesToFly.com Member

KOLZ - Oelwein, IA

Stop in and take our courtesy car to the historic Chicago Great Western Railroad Hub town of Oelwein. We have tasty diners that serve comfort food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Italian, Mexican, Chinese and other pizza and burger spots. Stop in on your way to Airventure at KOSH. It's only an 1 to 1.5 hour flight that puts you on a direct NAV course directly over Ripon and Fisk. Check out our town website. Blue Skies! - Submitted by Ken Woodraska
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