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Notice Regarding the 2020 Great Alaska Aviation Gathering

Dear Alaska Airmen’s Association Members, Great Alaska Aviation Gathering Participants, and Friends of the Association,

Due to the COVID-19 (CV-19) pandemic, guidance from the CDC and State of Alaska, along with inputs from many of our members and exhibitors, the Board of Directors of the Alaska Airmen’s Association have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Great Alaska Aviation Gathering.

The Great Alaska Aviation Gathering is a spring-time celebration that aviation enthusiasts look forward to each year.  We recognize that it is the primary source of revenue for many of our exhibitors as well as for our association.  Consequently, we understand the negative impact of this decision.  The need to respond proactively and effectively to stem the spread of CV-19 in our communities is paramount.  While we would have preferred to postpone the event to later in the summer, the uncertainty surrounding the near and mid future of the situation requires a decision that will allow everyone to make plans based on definitive information.  In the meantime, the organization will seek alternatives to bringing the membership together at a time and place that will allow us to celebrate aviation.

As you know, the Alaska Airmen’s Association is a non-profit 501(C)3 organization with a mission to support, promote, and advocate for general aviation.  As of today, substantial resources have been invested in preparation for the May gathering. We would respectfully ask you to consider donating your registration fee in order to support our advocacy, outreach, and scholarship commitments.  Should a full donation not be possible, please contact the Executive Director at the Alaska Airmen’s office.

We greatly value our relationship with each and every one of the organizations that participate and support us at the GAAG and greatly appreciate your support and understanding during this difficult time.

Board of Directors

Alaska Airmen’s Association


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Posted: 5/20/19


Access from RWY 5/23 to the North VIA TWY Golf will be closed starting Wednesday May 22, 2019 until August 19, 2019 due to the dynamic compaction work on TWY Golf.

We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused.  We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we work on this Merrill Field Airport improvement project.  Please call our office at 343-6303 if you have any concerns or questions about the project.  - Merrill Field Airport Management

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