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
November 1st: NextGen & WIA Halloween Party @ Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum,
December 17th: Alaska Airmen Holiday Potluck- Fairbanks
December 19th: Alaska Airmen Holiday Potluck- Anchorage
2020 NextGen Tentative Events Calendar
January 16th: General Meeting- Topic: Flying Clubs!
Airmen headquarters, 5:30pm-7:30pm
February 13th: General Meeting- Topic: How to volunteer with Nextgen to share our passion for aviation with youth
March 12th: NextGen Mentor Meet & Greet: "Your Path Forward in Aviation", 5:30pm-7:30pm
April 9th: NextGen Safety Seminar, 5:30pm-7:30pm
May 2nd & 3rd: The Great Alaska Aviation Gathering- Volunteer opportunities!
June 11th: NextGen Aviators Summer BBQ, 5:30pm-7:30pm
July 9th: EAA Young Eagles & NextGen present: Floatplane Rides! 10:00am-12:00pm
August 13th: NextGen Aviators Seminar, 5:30pm-7:30pm
September 10th: NextGen Aviators General Meeting, 5:30pm-7:30pm
October 3rd: Girls in Aviation Day Volunteer Opportunity
October 31st: Hangar Halloween Membership Drive
December 8th: Alaska Airmen Holiday Potluck- Fairbanks
December 10th: Alaska Airmen Holiday Potluck- Anchorage
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.
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 send an email to NextGen@alaskaairmen.org, or call the Alaska Airmen Association at 907-245-1251.
2019 Executive Board Composition
Chair - Carol Zerbe
Vice Chair - Raquel Schroeder
Treasurer - Victoria McCleskey
Secretary - Aras Sirvelis
Board of Directors Liaison - Kevin Campbell
Drone Representative - Eli McKenzie
General Aviation Representative - OPEN, APPLY BELOW!
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 & Co-Chair