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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.

The Mission

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.

Our Values

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,

7:00pm-10:00pm

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.

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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.

The NextGen Aviators with the Airmen Board of Directors
The NextGen Aviators with the Airmen Board of Directors
NextGen Safety Seminar w/ Chris Palmer
NextGen Safety Seminar w/ Chris Palmer
NextGen Aviators teaching youth about aerodynamics
NextGen Aviators teaching youth about aerodynamics
The NextGen Group with Alaska Airlines CEO Brad Tilden
The NextGen Group with Alaska Airlines CEO Brad Tilden
Networking NextGen Members
Networking NextGen Members
Lots of questions for speakers at our social mixers!
Lots of questions for speakers at our social mixers!
NextGen w/ Ret. RAVN Alaska CEO Bob Hajdukovich!
NextGen w/ Ret. RAVN Alaska CEO Bob Hajdukovich!
NextGen firing up the grill for the summer BBQ!
NextGen firing up the grill for the summer BBQ!
NextGen teaching students how to rivet
NextGen teaching students how to rivet

Meet the NextGen Executive Board

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Carol Zerbe

Co-Chair

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Kevin Campbell

Board of Directors Liaison & Co-Chair

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Aras Sirvelis

Vice Chair

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Victoria McCleskey

Treasurer

Antonia Yu

Antonia Yu

Secretary

03 Allie Wood

Allie Burand

Administrative Representative

Domenic Giunta

Domenic Giunta

Education Representative

NextGen as seen on TV: Alaskan Aviation Safety Foundation

Additional questions or comments? Please email victoria@alaskaairmen.org