Thank you to Todd Salat, http://www.aurorahunter.com for the October / November cover photo! A Cessna 195 sits on the shore of Spenard Lake, October 2013. Kirk and Peggy Garoutte owners.
ALASKA AIRMEN’S ASSOCIATION GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING AND PRE-HOLIDAY PARTY!
Friday, November 22nd, 6-9pm, Executive Hangars, 980 Merrill Field Dr Anchorage, AK 99501, #1, Merrill Field. (Located south of Northern Lights Avionics) Join the Alaska Airmen’s Association Board, Officers and staff for a full report on our mission, vision and goals for this year. Learn what programs and issue your Association is focusing on. Bring your questions, concerns and a good appetite. Food, Live Music, Door Prizes and Hangar Flying are part of this evening’s agenda. Please contact Greg at the Airmen’s office for more details.
FAIRBANKS HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE . . . . AGAIN . . . . ALREADY!!! We’re opening the doors at 4:30 on Thursday, December 12th and we’ll be here until people stop coming by. If you have a favorite holiday treat you want to share, please feel free to bring it. The address is 3788 University Avenue, South Ramp, Fairbanks Intl. Airport.
For information, call 479-9500
Channel 11 report on NTSB investigations on hold.
CONTRATULATIONS TO NEW BOARD MEMBERS!
Dennis Bedford (Southeast)
NEW MEMBER DISCOUNT!
THE MILLENNIUM ALASKA HOTEL is pleased to offer
a 20% discount on food in the Fancy Moose, Flying Machine or the new “Deck at
Lake Hood” to all Alaska Airmen’s Association members! Be prepared to show your current membership
card to receive the discount. Located on
the east shore of Spenard Lake, 4800 Spenard Road, . . . . . . . need we say
or call 243-2232
NEW HEADQUARTERS BUILDING CAMPAIGNUPDATE . . . . .
RASMUSON FOUNDATION AWARDS $300,000 GRANT FOR NEW HEADQUARTERS BUILDING!
To the Alaska Airmen’s Membership,
We value your membership of the largest statewide aviation organization in the nation. We need your help. We have been trying for 6 years to raise enough money to construct a new building on our site at Lake Hood (now known as Airmen’s Point). Well, we have come a long way. We have $400,000 in the bank, ready and waiting, thanks to donations from you and the raffle of the Husky, donated by Mr. Marsh Carter. We are in the process of permitting the building and we envisage starting the project this fall with removal of the existing building and site preparation for construction in May of 2014. With the $300,000 award from the Rasmuson Foundation our fundraising goal is almost complete. With the additional donation of goods and services, we believe that we will be within sight of our objective. We solicited Life Members at the end of last year and successfully raised $20,000. All we are asking from our general membership is a donation of $20 each. Not much to pay when you consider what we will all get – a building, a place for GA to gather, an iconic representation of what flying is about in Alaska.
Please help, if you can. It’s easy . . . call the Airmen’s at (907) 245- 1251 with your credit card number, mail us a check at:
Alaska Airmen’s Association
4200 Floatplane drive
Anchorage, AK 99502
Or, you can go online to donate, CLICK HERE.
We will continue to update you via email or The Transponder, as we make progress.
Board Member, Treasurer
Thank you to Life Member, Marsh Carter for his generous donation of our 2013 raffle airplane which has brought us closer to our fundraising goal. We are still soliciting in-kind donations for materials and services ! The following companies have offered donations/services to make this project happen!
- Dimond Electric Company
- Kodiak Cabinets
- Sustina Energy System
- JD Interiors
372 members have given to your New Building Fund. Every donation counts!
STATEWIDE FUEL DISCOUNTS – MEMBERS ONLY DISCOUNT
NEW! Alaska Aerofuel (Nenana)- Alaska Airmen Member receive a $00.15 per gallon discount, customer needs to set up in the Fairbanks office. Jet-A 100LL in Nenana. 04-29-2013
Alaska Aerofuel-907-474-0062-$3.67 less .15 cent AAA discount (with account set up)
ACE FUELS – 907-222-3000 Call for 15cent/gal discount
Merrill Field (Main and Gravel) $5.96
Lake Hood (Gravel and Float) $5.91
International Aviation Services (LHD) 907-243-0756 $5.94 (10gal or more) less 10c AAA discount
Spernak’s (MRI) 907-272-9475 – $5.90 less .15 cent AAA discount
Great Circle Flight Services- 907-529-0715 – $6.00 less 10 cent AAA discount (Av gas available only at South Airpark)