The Great Alaska Aviation Gathering Exhibitor information │ ATTENDEE Information │ VOLUNTEER │ ACTIVITIES │ RAFFLE FUNDRAISER MAY 4TH AND MAY 5TH, 2024 ATTENDEE INFORMATION ✈HOW TO GET THERE MAY 4TH AND MAY 5TH, 2024 The Great Alaska Aviation Gathering RAFFLE FUNDRAISER │ VOLUNTEER EXHIBIT │ ATTENDEE INFO │ ACTIVITIES ATTENDEE INFORMATION HOW TO GET THERE 2024 Gathering Information NOW AVAILABLE More details and updates will be added as they become available. Check back here for more info as we approach Spring of 2024! GETTING TO THE GATHERING - ATTENDEES EXHIBITOR INFORMATION Sponsor ADVERTISE ADMISSION AND PARKING Expand FREE ADMISSION - Since 1998 the Alaska Airmen's Association has kept the Great Alaska Aviation Gathering FREE for all attendees! We believe our event is important for all to attend and are happy to provide connections through our aviation family. Thank you to all our donors, members, and sponsors for helping us to keep this event free! More info to come for the 2024 Gathering! LOCATION AND TIME Expand Location and Time The 2024 event will be at the Alaska State Fairgrounds and the Palmer Municipal Airport on Saturday, May 4th from 9 AM until 5 PM and Sunday, May 5th from 10 AM until 5 PM. Alaska State Fairgrounds 2075 Glenn Hwy Palmer, AK 99645 Palmer Municipal Airport 901 S Airport Rd Palmer, AK 99645 FLY-IN! Expand HOW TO FLY-IN Fly into the airport, stay for the day, and fly out. Navigate to Warren "Bud" Woods Palmer Municipal Airport (PAAQ) A Temporary Air Traffic Control tower will be in effect within a 5nm radius of Palmer Airport from 9am-5pm Friday 5/3 -Sunday 5/5. Ground crew will be available to direct aircraft to parking. Please check all NOTAMs before planning to fly in. Heavy traffic and temporary runway closures should be expected. Temporary Tower Frequency: COMING SOON Temporary Ground Control Frequency: COMING SOON Contact Palmer Flight Service on CTAF: 123.6 CAMP WITH YOUR AIRCRAFT Fly into the airport, camp Friday and/or Saturday night, and fly out Sunday. Reserve a campsite (space is limited, and registration is required). REGISTRATION OPENING SPRING 2024 Aircraft camping information: FREE Pre-registration is required Tie-down anchors will be provided but you must bring your own rope. The camping surface is asphalt. Campfires are authorized in provided, fire-marshal-approved pits only. Bring your own firewood. Pets are not allowed. A dumpster is available on-site. Port-o-potties provided (no restrooms) No access to water. Shuttles into Palmer and the Fairgrounds run throughout the day Saturday and Sunday until 5 PM. There are no shuttles on Friday Register for the Show and Shine and fly into the Fairgrounds. Click on Show and Shine in the ACTIVITES section below to see details. LODGING Expand Finding Lodging for the Gathering! The Great Alaska Aviation Gathering will take place in Palmer at the Alaska State Fairgrounds and the Palmer Municipal Airport this year. The closest lodging can be found in Palmer and Wasilla, but Anchorage is only a 45-minute, scenic drive from the event. More lodging info to come for the 2024 Gathering! ACTIVITIES SEMINARS Expand The Alaska Airmen partner with the Alaska Aviation Safety Foundation to host a full weekend of free educational seminars for the public. Be part of a safer, better educated flying community by participating in this event. Saturday, May 4th 9 AM to 5 PM Sunday, May 5th 10 AM to 5 PM FULL SCHEDULE COMING IN APRIL OF 2024 MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP AND IA RENEWAL Expand 2024 AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP AND IA RENEWAL- Open to all! Description: A one-day aircraft maintenance workshop. Seminars will be eligible for credit toward IA Renewal and/or Aviation Maintenance Technician awards program. When: Friday May 4 Where: Hoskins Hall at the Alaska State Fairgrounds Target Audience: Aircraft owners & maintenance professionals This event is FREE but registration is required. Details and registration link coming Spring 2024 CAREER FAIR Expand Are you an aviation professional? Do you hope to become one? Make your way to the career fair to speak with aviation employers about career paths, prospects, and goals. You may even land an on-site interview! Stay tuned for Career Fair info for the 2024 Gathering! SHOW & SHINE AIRCRAFT SHOW Expand Show off your beautiful bird, compete for some awesome prizes, and land at the Alaska State Fairgrounds! Register to fly into the Alaska State Fairgrounds on Saturday May 4th to participate in this fun event! Landing at the Alaska State Fair is NOT open to the public. Registration and prior approval for landing is required. All pilots must complete the registration in full and sign all associated waivers and prior to being approved for participation. A temporary air traffic control tower will be in effect within 5nm of the Palmer Municipal Airport during the event Show and Shine participants will also be required to communicate on a designated advisory frequency prior to landing at the fairgrounds. Categories include: Slickest Super Cub, Best in the Sky(wagon), Duct Tape Masterpiece and More! More details and Registration Link coming Spring 2024 YOUTH ACTIVITIES Expand Stay tuned for Youth Activities info for the 2024 Gathering! CURRENT EXHIBITORS, DISPLAYS, AND FOOD Expand Stay tuned for Exhibitor info at the 2024 Gathering!