Recently, members of our NextGen Aviation Club expressed an interest in more purely social events where they could network, make friends with similar interests, and build a community! We loved the idea so before the holidays, we hosted our first NextGen movie and aviation trivia night. We received great feedback, and it was definitely a…Read More
Behind the Scenes of the Alaska Airmen Scholarship Program by Dennis Bedford (former Board Member) and Nick Kellar (current Board Member)
Starting in 2016 we began to explore how to properly manage an effective scholarship program. That year we awarded 4 scholarships totaling $11,000. By setting clear guiding principles and partnering with the community, we have grown the program each year. Last year being our biggest with 67 awarded scholarships totaling $102,000. Plenty has been written…Read More
Member Milestones 2023 Q1
Have you gained a new rating or certificate? Purchased your first airplane orflown your 5000th hour? Shout out a friend that has landed in a challenging newplace or welded their first tube on a new project. Or maybe you want tocommiserate after shelling out for your first annual inspection. Whatevermilestone you have achieved, help us…Read More
Get involved in aviation workforce development!
An exciting new construction project has started at the Mat-Su Career and Technical High School. The Matanuska Susitna Borough School District has partnered with the non-profit Tango Flight to provide students with an opportunity to learn about aircraft maintenance and construction while assembling a Van’s Aircraft RV-12iS kit. This construction project will take approximately two…Read More