Fly Iowa Challenge

IAPG Sponsors the Fly Iowa Challenge

The Fly Iowa Challenge is a continuing program of IAPG.  The goal of the Fly Iowa Challenge is to:

  • Encourage pilots to visit Iowa’s fine airports
  • Increase awareness of and promote Iowa’s airports
  • Increase activity levels at Iowa’s airports.
  • Increase support for the goals of the Iowa Aviation Promotion Group
  • Increase the activity and proficiency level of Iowa pilots

Pilots from all across the U.S. will attempt to visit as many of Iowa’s 109 public access airports as possible. There is no time limit for completion of the visits, and when a participant completes the initial or Bronze level, they may claim a prize and continue qualifying for Silver or Gold (the highest level—all 109 airports).

Flights must be recorded in the FAA logbook and the Fly Iowa Challenge Passport log and the participant must remain registered as an IAPG member for the flights to count.

Participants will be eligible for pilot accessories such as hats, shirts, pilot bags, and leather jackets.

Rules & Registration

The files below are applicable to the Challenge. Please use them for your entries.

Fly Iowa Challenge Rules

Fly Iowa Challenge Registration

The Fly Iowa Challenge began as an IAPG program in 2007 and was to be a one-year program. It has since been modified and extended as a perpetual program with recognition awards made as participants qualify. The following pilots have won awards in the Fly Iowa Challenge:

NameYear of AwardAward Level & Comments
Bruce Beecroft & Paul Stoeker2007100%, all airports with C-172
Ron Maryland2007Runner-up
Jason Boggess2007Student pilot scholarship
Steve & Ginger Kleinschnitger2009Silver award, 60+ airports
Marc Broer2010Platinum 100%
Eldon Gast2010Silver award, 60+ airports
Tim Cloyd2011Platinum 100%, balloon pilot, drove to airports
Denis Biscobing2011Platinum 100%
Treavor Kleinschnitger2012Platinum 100%
Eric Kleinschnitger2012Platinum 100%
Lee Harker2012Platinum 100%
Stuart Rauh2014Platinum 100%
John Dutcher2016Platinum 100%
Jim Meade2016 Platinum 100%
Matt Sawhill2016Platinum 100%
Arnie Sperfslage2017Platinum 100%
Russell Kinneberg2017Platinum 100%
Jeffery Kaminski2018Platinum 100%
Dr. Tom Carlstron2018Platinum 100%
Mark Kennett2018Platinum 100%
Mike Cooley (Urbandale, IA)2019Platinum 100%
Jim Fleming (Des Moines, IA)2019Platinum 100%
Greg Malkowsky (Oshkosh, WI)2019Platinum 100%
Mike Haubrich (Racine, WI)2019Platinum 100%
Brian Foltz2020Platinum 100%

Go ahead, take the Fly Iowa Challenge!