Fly Iowa is Iowa Aviation Promotion Group’s signature event. Fly Iowa was first promoted by the Iowa Department of Transportation in 1991 with the Iowa City Municipal Airport chosen as the site of the first event. The event moves each year to a different host airport and has been held each year with the exception of 1998.

Fly Iowa is intended to be Iowa’s Air Fair, to show the best in Iowa Aviation and showcase local airports. It is always a FREE admission event, always includes an aerobatic air show, and usually includes educational displays, a flight breakfast, safety seminars, and youth aviation activities.

In 2018, Grinnell Regional Airport hosted Fly Iowa on August 18. The following five minute video shows the flavor and spirit of the 2018 event. Take a look! 


Boone Iowa and Boone Municipal Airport have been selected as the site for Fly Iowa 2019!  Please save the date of Saturday August 3, 2019  for the event. (Rain date is Sunday August 4)  The planning for the event is likely to include Boone’s rich railroad history into the aviation event which will feature a Youth Aviation Rally (date to be determined), a fly-in breakfast, displays, and of course a free air show. Details will be posted as they develop.

Iowa Aviation Promotion Group is always looking for future Fly Iowa host airports and cities.

To learn more about becoming a Fly Iowa host, contact Chuck McDonald, IAPG Executive Director by emailing or call: 515-964-1398.