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Welcome to the Alaska Airmen's Association

Protecting, Preserving, and Promoting General Aviation since 1951.

A voice for you.

With more licensed pilots per capita than any state in the union, the Airmen includes over 2,000 members, one of the largest General Aviation communities in the country. Our mission is to promote aviation, enhance safety and support initiatives that benefit pilots and our growing aviation community. Whether you’re a veteran pilot or just discovered a passion for aviation, the Alaska Airmen Association is proud to welcome new members who share the wonders of flight in the Last Frontier!

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Lake Hood Pilot Briefing Slideshow

Updated: 8/3/20

A message from Amanda Reimann, ANC/LHD Pilot Outreach:

Most pilot outreach efforts have been suspended since the onset of the pandemic, so I wanted to share the slideshow we normally use adapted in a, hopefully, self explanatory format. We've experienced a lot of "possible pilot deviations" so far this summer and I want to make sure we're educating all the operators on the practices here to hopefully prevent some of those from occurring. The two most frequently occurring errors are: entering a controlled/active waterlane without a clearance and not flying the published routes properly or at the published altitudes. We've had many pilots drifting away from using their call signs with their transmissions or readbacks as well.

We encourage anyone with questions to reach out for clarification.

To view the presentation, click HERE

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Flyin Floats NextGen Webinar

Updated: 7/17/20

Thank you to all who attended our latest NextGen Webinar on July 16th!

For those who missed the presentation, or want to see it again, click HERE to watch the video of the presentation in its entirety!

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WOMEN IN AVIATION - July Destination Meeting

Updated: 7/06/20

Women in Aviation Alaska (Last Frontier Chapter) will be hosting their July destination meeting this coming Saturday (7/11) In Talkeetna!

Topics:
- Floatplane Flying and Adventures presented by their Chief Flight Instructor, Sarah McShea, as well as information on how to acquire one's float rating.
- Drawing for the winner of the floatplane rating!
- Wood-fired pizza, wine/beer, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available!

Please feel free to check out a nearby campsite, or rent a spot in Talkeetna (AirBnB, etc). Feel free to carpool/fly together/stay with someone. RSVP via their Facebook event, by email (wai.anchorage@gmail.com) or by Facebook messenger so they know how many people to plan for.

The Facebook event can be found here

Office & Shop Rent on Lake Hood

Updated: 7/6/20

Looking for an office or shop space to rent on Lake Hood? Check out this listing by Zelener Group LLC!

Lake Aire Complex is a 45,160/sf multi-use building with offices, hangers, and warehouses located on Lake Hood. This Building has amazing views and great access to Lake Hood and the Ted Stevens International Airport. The Building currently has both 1st and 2nd floor spaces available ranging from single offices at 200/SF to full Suites of 6,000/SF along with an additional 3,000/sf of warehouse.

Visit the preview page here

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NEXTGEN Ground School Discount

Updated: 6/24/20

We are extremely happy to announce that Arctic Flyers Flight Instruction is now offering a 10% discount to NextGen members for their in-person ground school training!

Go check out their website for more information here!

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Wings Over Wasilla Airshow

Updated: 6/12/20

Reminder:
The Wings Over Wasilla Airshow is running from June 12-14 at the Wasilla Airport!

You will find the show schedule and more details by going to either:

The City of Wasilla Website here
-or-
The Wings over Wasilla Facebook page here

The event will be held at the Wasilla Airport (address is: 900 S. Beacon Street, Wasilla) with parking at the Menard Center with free shuttles to the airport!

The Airmen will have a booth at the show and hope to see you there!

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Advocacy at Work

Posted: 6/5/20

We wanted to share with you the letter that was written on your behalf by Adam White, our Legislative and Legal Affairs Advocate. This letter represents part of our core mission: to protect, preserve, and promote general aviation in Alaska. Your yearly membership dues are the life-blood of this organization and help keep our advocacy efforts alive. Thank you for supporting us, and please let your fellow aviators know about us!

Click HERE to view the letter.

Digital Gathering Magazine

Posted: 5/2/20

The Alaska Airmen's Association has partnered with Alaska Skyways Magazine to bring the Great Alaska Aviation Gathering to you, right from the convenience of your cell phone!

Download the Alaska Skyways Magazien App - For FREE - to get access to their special edition GAAG issue!

Included are over 70+ vendor information sections jam packed with exclusive offers and inside looks at new products!

Go to Alaska Skyways Magazine's page now to download the App!

TracPlus: Covid-19 Take-Away Points From Recent Airmen Live Streams

Posted: 5/1/20

TracPlus has put out another article in response to recent COVID-19 developments. This time, they are focusing on the recent Airmen's social media live events with Adam White.

In this article, TracPlus highlights some of the key take-aways from Adam's talk and puts it into an easy-to-read format.

Click here to go read the article.

TracPlus: Covid-19 Updates & Promises

Posted: 4/6/20

TracPlus has put forward two editorials regarding their situation and plans moving forward during the Covid-19 pandemic. Both editorials are good reads and provide insight into how TracPlus is navigating this difficult situation.

Click HERE for TracPlus CEO, Trevor McIntyre's letter to the public.

Click HERE for an interview between TracPlus and LifeFlight regarding shifting procedures to keep communities safe during the pandemic.

If you want to know more about TracPlus and their developments, click HERE to view their blog!

 

Click here for the full editorial!

One of a kind Cessna 180 to be raffled off by Alaska Airmen’s Association

Posted: 3/25/20

As featured in General Aviation News:

"Above Alaska Aviation is refurbishing and modifying a Cessna 180 that promises to be a one of a kind performer. And it can be yours if you hold the winning raffle ticket in the Alaska Airmen’s Association’s 2020 Raffle."

Be sure to visit our raffle tab here for details on this year's Alaska Airmen's Association Airplane Raffle!

Click here for the full article from General Aviation News!

Arctic Thunder Open House 2020

Posted: 1/13/20

In the spirit of military service, Arctic Thunder Open House is an event hosted by Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson to give back to the local community. With a planned 7 hours of flying activities, one can look forward to 6 military aerial demonstrations, 8 civilian aerial demonstrations and Joint Force demonstrations.

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Merchandise

Posted: 12/27/19

Merchandise page is now live, check it out.  We have a large selection of T-shirts, hoodies, jackets, and hats.  Call or stop in for more information.  We can ship as well!

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Meet our new Executive Director: Zoya Johnson

Posted: 8/23/19

Zoya Johnson, the new Executive Director of the Alaska Airmen Association, was interviewed by Rob Stapleton with Aviation Link. View the full interview by clicking below:

Watch the Interview

See the Raffle Winners!

Posted: 5/5/19

Click below to view the winners of the 2019 Alaska Airmen Super Cub Raffle!

2019 Super Cub Raffle Winners

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