Activities & Accommodations

Fly-in Information – Hotels, Rental Cars etc.

Star (*) indicates pet friendly hotels

OTTUMWA

  • AmericInn, 222 W. Second St. 641-684-8222
  • Days Inn, 2824 N. Court St. 641-683-3000
  • Hampton Inn, 943 N. Quincy Ave. 641-814-8888
  • Holiday Inn Express, 941 N. Quincy Ave., 641-814-4500
  • Hotel Ottumwa, 107 E. Second St. 641-682-8051
  • Quality Inn & Suites*, 125 W. Joseph Ave. 641-682-8526
  • Super 8 Motel by Wyndham, 2823 N. Court St., 641-684-5055
  • SureStay Plus by Best Western, 2813 N. Court Rd. 641-682-0000

ALBIA & EDDYVILLE

OSKALOOSA

  • EverSpring Inn & Suites,* 2401 A Ave. W., 641-676-6000
  • Super 8 by Wyndham, 306 S. 17th St. 641-673-8481

MORAVIA – LAKE RATHBUN AREA

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 one from the registration office upon arrival; however, space is limited. So, if you need a handicapped parking permit, please inform us of your needs in this regard.

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 same. 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 also needs to name the Antique Airplane Association & 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’s/ operator’s responsibility while on the grounds of Antique Airfield. Remember to stop & give a ride to those in need!

FLY-IN FOOD & 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 on 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.

RENTAL CARS – TAXI SERVICE

OTTUMWA

  • Hertz, 1311 Vaughn Dr. 641-682-1664
  • Enterprise, 302 W. 2nd St. 641-682-2020
  • Midwest Auto Sales, 414 Garfield St. 641-682-5700

CAMPING & RV INFORMATION

All RV and camping units must register at the AAA headquarters office and then proceed to the appropriate areas. No camping units will be allowed access prior to registration and security will turn back such vehicles without proper passes for campers and vehicles.

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 East side of the runway behind the APM & Flymarket. 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.

PETS

We’re dog lovers here at Antique Airfield. However, due to safety issues and liability concerns that allowing dogs on the flight line & the campgrounds raises, we are going to insist that our members/ guests leave their pets at home.

Note: For those that travel full time with pets, they can be boarded at one of these Ottumwa area vet clinics:

Guide or assist dogs with proper documentation and identifying gear are of course welcome.

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 the following hours of operation:

  • Wed Sep. 2nd – 12 pm to 7 pm
  • Thurs Sep. 3rd thru Sun Sep. 6th – 8 am to 7 pm
  • Mon Sep. 7th – 8 am to 12 pm