LEADING THE NEXT GENERATION OF AVIATORS!
The NextGen Group
The NextGen Aviators Group is a group of millennials whose primary purpose is to increase youth interest in general aviation here in Alaska.
The NextGen Group consists of pilots, mechanics, government, and air traffic controllers primarily within the millennial age group.
The intent behind having a variety of young industry representatives is to show all avenues of today's aviation industry to Alaskan youth and provide networking opportunities for up and coming industry professionals.
Our mission is to connect and grow the next generation of Alaskan aviators by sharing our passion of aviation, fostering an environment of open communication and learning, and passing down the knowledge of those who came before us.
Integrity - to be honest and have strong moral principles.
Passion - to have the constant drive to learn and improve.
Collaboration – Teamwork is essential for success.
Duty – To pass on a thriving and safe aviation system to the next generation.
Impact – To make a positive change in the aviation community.
2019 NextGen Events Calendar
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̶M̶a̶y̶ ̶4̶t̶h̶ ̶&̶ ̶5̶t̶h̶:̶ ̶N̶e̶x̶t̶G̶e̶n̶ ̶V̶o̶l̶u̶n̶t̶e̶e̶r̶s̶ ̶a̶t̶ ̶G̶r̶e̶a̶t̶ ̶A̶l̶a̶s̶k̶a̶ ̶A̶v̶i̶a̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶G̶a̶t̶h̶e̶r̶i̶n̶g̶.̶ ̶(̶A̶l̶l̶ ̶D̶a̶y̶)̶
June 6th: NextGen Aviators Summer BBQ, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM.
July 28th: NextGen Aviators volunteer at Alaska Aviation Festival
August 1st: NextGen Aviators Seminar (Speaker TBA), 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
September 5th: NextGen Aviators General Meeting (Topic TBA), 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
October 12th: NextGen Aviators at UAA Aviation Day, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
November 1st: NextGen & WIA Halloween Party, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
December 5th: (TENTATIVE) Alaska Airmen Christmas Party
*Alaska Airmen Membership is not required to attend NextGen events, anyone may attend!
How To Get Involved
Attend NextGen Aviator Events!
Anyone can get involved and attend NextGen events (listed above), hosted on the first Thursday of every month from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, unless otherwise posted.
The more events you attend, the more Airmen discounts you become eligible for; including membership and merchandise discounts! Alaska Airmen membership is not required to attend NextGen Aviator events.
Stay in touch and learn more about NextGen by following us on Facebook, or by becoming a NextGen member here! The NextGen Aviators Group is also looking for Alaska Airmen volunteers who own an aircraft and would be willing to donate some flight time to introduce flying to Alaska’s youth.
If you are interested in getting the next generation more involved in aviation, or if you are interested in volunteering, please contact Oscar Sigl at the Alaska Airmen Association. He can be reached at 907-245-1251, or emailed at email@example.com
2019 Executive Board Composition
Chair - Carol Zerbe
Vice Chair - Raquel Schroeder
Treasurer - Oscar Sigl
Secretary - Aras Sirvelis
Board of Directors Liaison - Kevin Campbell
Drone Representative - Eli McKenzie
General Aviation Representative - Hannah Lipchik
Commercial Aviation Representative - Patrick Stenberg
Administrative Representative - Allie Burand
Military Representative - Jason LaShomb
Education Representative - Domenic Giunta
Meetings: The NextGen Aviators Executive Board meets from 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM on the last Thursday of every month.
Attendance: NextGen Executive Board Members are asked to attend every Executive Meeting.
Membership: NextGen Executive Board Members must hold, at minimum, a current Alaska Airmen Student Membership.
Meet the NextGen Executive Board
Board of Directors Liaison
Commercial Aviation Representative
General Aviation Representative