2023 Great Alaska Aviation Gathering

 Alaska State Fairgrounds and the Palmer Municipal Airport

Palmer, AK

May 6th & 7th, 2023

The Alaska Airmen Association's 25th annual tradeshow!

Special thanks to:

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Countdown to the Gathering!


What is the Great Alaska Aviation Gathering?

  • More than 25,000 aviation enthusiasts and professionals attend annually
  • Over 100 aviation-related vendors (flight schools, parts suppliers, airlines, aircraft manufacturers, and more!)
  • Aircraft static displays
  • Free youth aviation activities
  • Aviation career fair
  • Lots of food trucks
  • Fly Market & Swap Meet
  • Show & Shine Aircraft Show (show your plane off, registration is free!)
  • Live music and beer Garden
  • ...and so much more!!

It's Official! The Gathering is Returning to Palmer!

2021 was the first time we hosted the Great Alaska Aviation Gathering in Palmer. The pandemic shut down the Gathering in 2020, and the need for public safety prompted us to relocate in 2021. The Alaska State Fairgrounds was the obvious location to host such a large-scale event.

The move was prosperous for the event, and the great majority of feedback we received urged us to return to the Valley in 2022. This year, we'll offer more exhibitor spacemore educational opportunities, and an all-new business-to-business component. We're also including more food trucksmore aircraft displaysmore youth activities, and more aviation demonstrations. In addition to these new offerings, we will be able to host airplane camping throughout the weekend!