The 2009 Copperstate fly-in was held at the Casa Grande, AZ airport (just south of PHX) on October 22-24, 2009. I flew over on Friday morning and return Sunday morning. The flight was 2.5 hours over and 2.7 hours back. As can be seen in some of the following images, much of the flight is over some VERY inhospitable land - particularly true of the stretch between Phoenix and Show Low - nasty, scary, and very beautiful. The event had a very nice turn-out of planes, beautiful weather, and was very enjoyable. My only complaint, and it is a very minor one, the shuttle service was very undermanned which caused very long wait times. I do not remember that being the case last year.