2022 Great Alaska Aviation Gathering

Returning to the Alaska State Fairgrounds and the Palmer Airport

May 6th, 7th, & 8th

The Alaska Airmen Association's 26th annual tradeshow!

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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 (Raffle Cub, C-119 Boxcar, AT-802 Air Tractor, Pavehawk, and more!)
  • $50 helicopter rides
  • Discount discovery flights (take the controls of a small aircraft)
  • Walk inside a hot air balloon
  • Skydiving demonstration
  • 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!)
  • Water Bombing Demonstration - Alaska Department of Forestry
  • Live music and beer Garden

It's Official! The Tradeshow 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 pull of such a large-scale event.

Thankfully, the move was prosperous for the event, and the great majority of feedback we received urged us to make the change permanent. So, 2022 will bring us back to the valley. This year, we'll offer more exhibitor spacemore education opportunities, and an all-new business-to-business component. The improvements won't just focus on aviation business. We're inviting more food trucksmore aircraftmore youth activities, and more aviation demonstrations. For the first time, we will allow airplane camping throughout the weekend!