Flying to the show
The Boone and Ames Municipal Airports will co-host all fly-ins to the 2012 Farm Progress Show. Boone is two miles west and Ames is eight miles east of the show site. Both airports will have free shuttle service to and from the show site.
For parking and service information, pilots can call the Ames Airport FBO at 515-232-4310 or go to www.hapsair.com. Contact the Boone Airport FBO at 515-432-1018. Both airports have 100LL and Jet A available.
The Boone airport is located at Lat: 42-02-59 and Long: 93-50-53. The elevation is 1160 MSL. Runway 15/33 is a 4,807-foot x 75-foot grooved asphalt MIRL runway. Runway 02/20 is a 3,190-foot x 220-foot turf runway, with NDB and GPS instrument approaches. Boone Unicom and runway lights are both on frequency 123.00. Boone weather can be found at frequency 120.925 and by phone at 515-432-9042.
Runway 02/20 will be closed for parking of light single engine aircraft. Contact the Boone FBO via e-mail at CYAviation@Gmail.net. The Boone airport will provide shuttle service to and from the show site.
The Ames airport is located at Lat: 41-59-34 and Long: 93-37-19. The elevation is 955 MSL. Ames has two paved runways. Runway 01/19 is a 5,700-foot x100-foot grooved asphalt MIRL runway. Runway 13/31 is a 3,492-foot x 50-foot grooved asphalt MIRL runway. With GPS, VOR and ILS instrument approaches.
Ames CTAF is 122.7, lights are on 126.00. Clearance Delivery is available on the ground through the Des Moines ATC frequency, 126.00. The ASOS weather frequency is 132.025 or by phone at 515-233-2611. You can contact the Ames FBO via e-mail @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need to rent a car for the show? The Ames Airport has Hertz car rental on site and an Enterprise car rental just two miles from the airport. Hertz can be reached at 515-233-3469 and Enterprise at 515-233-5200.
All international arrivals requiring U.S. Customs service will need to clear customs at the Des Moines International Airport (DSM) before proceeding to either Ames or Boone.
Remember to check NOTAMS prior to arrival.
The Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau will provide coffee and donuts in the morning and cookies in the afternoon.