About

Our Mission

To protect, preserve, and promote general aviation in Alaska.

Who We Are

With more licensed pilots per capita than any state in the union—the Airmen includes over 2,000 members—we are one of the largest general aviation communities in the country. We strive to promote aviation, enhance safety and support initiatives that benefit pilots and grow the aviation community. Whether you're a veteran pilot or you've 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!

WHAT IS THE ALASKA AIRMEN'S ASSOCIATION?

The Alaska Airmen's Association, established in 1951, is the largest General Aviation(GA) organization in Alaska. With over 2,000 active members, this also makes it one of the largest GA groups in the country. We are a non-profit 501 (c) 3 membership-based organization whose sole purpose is to protect, preserve, and promote general aviation.

 

Each year, we host the Great Alaska Aviation Gathering, with over 30,000 attendees and nearly 300 exhibitors from around the world this is one of America's largest free-entry aviation tradeshows.

We also host our annual SuperCub raffle, which is the Association's main fundraiser source and the largest raffle hosted in Alaska.

WHO ARE OUR MEMBERS?

Our members include pilots, students through ATP, mechanics, airline employees, aviation enthusiasts and any individuals or businesses that have an interest in flying. Our members reside in 5 countries, 46 states, and more than 50 Alaskan cities and villages. Membership is open to everyone, including non-Alaskan residents.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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STEPHEN RATCLIFF
President
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MARK PHILLIPS
Vice President
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CAROL ZERBE
Treasurer
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KEVIN CAMPBELL
Secretary
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NICK KELLAR

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DOUGLAS BRADBURY

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STEVEN LEWIS

ALASKA AIRMEN'S ASSOCIATION STAFF

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ABBY AUSTIN
Executive Director
ADAM WHITE
Government & Legislative Affairs Advocate
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WILL DAY
Operations Coordinator
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ALYSSA LEIER
Financial Administrator

WHY SHOULD I JOIN?

The Alaska Airmen's Association maintains an active liaison with agencies and departments across the United States, the State of Alaska and local governments that are charged with the responsibility of regulating General Aviation.

Everyday we address important issues such as the closure of airstrips, airspace, state leasing regulations, weather, aircraft taxing, etc. Volunteers sit on numerous committees statewide representing you and the best interests of General Aviation. You also receive a substantial member benefits package when you join.

Our quarterly publication keeps you up-to-date on Association activities such as; pilot safety meetings, seminars, fly-ins, banquets, special events and the latest and greatest in General Aviation! Membership discounts are available around the state and online, on fuel (up to .15 cents per gallon), aviation parts, survival equipment, labor and much more.

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