Attend some of the awe-inspiring presenters/speakers at our tradeshow!

Attendee Information 

Hoskins Hall seminars generously sponsored by Pratt & Whitney.

Saturday May 8th: 0900 to 1700


1000-1100 (topic to be determined)

Hoskins Hall

Dean Paulson


1115-1215 “Advocacy at Work”

Hoskins Hall

Adam White, Government and Legislative Affairs Advocate, Alaska Airmen’s Association

Join Adam, our “voice for General Aviation,” to learn what the Alaska Airmen’s Association is doing to promote and protect General Aviation in Alaska.  Share your questions, comments, concerns and what you know of new issues facing aviators in our state.


1230-1330 “Advances in Aviation Weather Tools”

Hoskins Hall

Tom George, Alaska Regional Manager, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

Weather is a major interest to pilots, whether they fly slow or fast, high or low.  In contrast to the rest of the country, Alaska has always experienced a shortage of weather reports suitable for aviation, which in turn impacts the forecasts we rely on for flight planning.  Fortunately, there is good news to report about increases in weather reporting, new types of weather observations being tested and new tools to deliver current and forecast weather conditions.  Some of these projects need pilots to help test and evaluate their products. This presentation will provide an overview of weather-related projects currently underway, a look-ahead at aviation weather in Alaska, and briefly touch on some other issues AOPA is working on that reach Alaska.




1345-1445 “The Art of Backcountry Flying: Slow Flight-Short Field”

Hoskins Hall

Lori MacNichol, Owner/Founder McCall Mountain Flying

This course qualifies for one Basic Knowledge Basic WINGS Credit.

As backcountry pilots, we “Slow Flight A-Lot” & Land Short!

This presentation will detail maneuvering your aircraft during slow flight while addressing how to prevent loss of control. You will learn to recognize the airplane’s cues while in Slow Flight configuration, to smoothly manage coordinated flight, and to recognize the progressive signals that a stall may be imminent!




1500-1530 “NextGen Scholarship Awards”

Craig Taylor Pavilion

Alaska Airmen’s Association staff

A record breaking 24 scholarships will be awarded to aspiring pilots, mechanics, aviation management candidates!  Join us in celebrating the winners and learn how you can help support the Next Generation of aviators and industry professionals in Alaska.


1500-1600 “Take Care of your Tailwheel”

Hoskins Hall

Gabe Niesen, Technical Sales and Product Specialist, Airframes Alaska

Airframes Alaska will provide an in-depth look at what you need to know to maintain and rebuild your tailwheel.  Their technical specialist will be prepared to answer your burning questions on how to reduce and prevent tailwheel shimmy, how to choose the right tailwheel tire for your aircraft, how often to rebuild your tailwheel and more.


Sunday May 9th: 1000 to 1700


0900-1300  1st Annual Aircraft Show and Shine Event

Palmer Municipal Airport

Join in the fun by voting for your favorite aircraft or bringing your bird to show off!  Arrival and parking from 0900-1000, viewing from 1000-1230, judging at 1300.  Win bragging rights and fun prizes!


1115-1215 (topic to be determined)

Melissa Burns/Leighann Falley



1230-1330 “Become an Aviator: A Step-by-Step Seminar”

Hoskins Hall

Chris Palmer, Founder and Chief Flight Instructor, Angle of Attack

Thinking of becoming a pilot for fun? Want to take it beyond fun and make it a career? Join Chris Palmer for a fun presentation and discussion on aviation training in Alaska and how you can start your journey to becoming a pilot TODAY.


1345-1445 “The Basics of Aircraft Pre-heating”

Hoskins Hall

Doug Envik, President and Owner of Tanis Aircraft Products

Tanis Aircraft Products has been manufacturing aircraft preconditioning systems for almost 50 years.  We will share what we have learned, what we are currently working on, and installation does and don'ts.


1630-1700 2021 Raffle Prize Drawing!!!

AK State Fair Plaza

The winners will be drawn and announced live for over $350,000 in Raffle Prizes including the Grand Prize fully refurbished PA-18 Super Cub rebuilt by Acme Cub Training!  10 additional amazing prizes:

  • Overnight Fly-In Package for 4 from Bent Prop Lodge
  • Set of 31” Alaska Bushwheel Tires from Airframes Alaska
  • Complete Float Plane Rating from Angel Aviation
  • 2 Praetor Flying Helmets
  • Garmin Aera760 GPS from Northern Lights Avionics
  • $1000 Gift Certificate from Northern Lights Avionics (2 chances to win)
  • ForeFlight Performance Subscription and Sentry ADS-B Receiver
  • 2 ANR Headsets with Bluetooth from Pacific Coast Avionics
  • Garmin Fenix 5X GPS Watch

Door Prizes Abound!

  • Receive a ticket when you enter the tradeshow
  • Receive an additional ticket for each seminar you attend (from start until finish)