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Show & Shine Registration is closed for 2022! Come vote for this year's contestants on 5/7/22!

Free to enter! Win prizes!

GRAND PRIZE: $1,000 Avgas

Redeemable at Hinchinbrook Aerofuel in Palmer, AK

Whelen: 2, G3 LED Landing Lights
Whelen: 2, G3 LED Landing Lights
Concorde: an aircraft battery and install kit
Concorde Battery: a battery and install kit
Airframe Innovations: 2 Cessna exterior door handles
Airframe Innovations: 2 Cessna exterior door handles
Advanced Aero Tech: a Garmin Virb Ultra 30 cockpit camera bundle
Advanced Aero Tech: a Garmin Virb Ultra 30 cockpit camera
Advanced Aero Tech: Free IFR Avionics certification at the new Palmer Airport Location
Advanced Aero Tech: Free IFR certification at the new Palmer Airport Location
Champion Aerospace: a set of spark plugs
Champion Aerospace: a set of spark plugs
Tanis: an aircraft pre-heat system
Tanis Aircraft Products: an aircraft pre-heat system
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Show and Shine Information & Schedule

The Show and Shine will take place on Saturday, May 7th from 9 am to 5 pm at the Alaska State Fairgrounds.

  • 9-10 am: aircraft arrive
  • 10 am-2 pm: aircraft viewing and voting
  • 4 pm: award ceremony
  • After the award ceremony ends and patrons vacate the fairgrounds: aircraft are permitted to depart. The Gathering ends for the day at 5 pm; patrons often linger, so plan to take your time getting out.
    • If you need to depart prior to 5 pm, you can notify the Air Boss and arrange to have your aircraft towed or pushed through the gate.
  • Propellors must remain still while patrons attend the event.
  • Aircraft must remain tied down throughout the event.
  • Bring your own tie-down ropes and chocks. Anchors will be provided. Steak or screw-type anchors are not-authorized on the fairgrounds due to shallowly-buried electrical wires.

Landing at the fairgrounds

  • Fairgrounds flight operations take place within Palmer-controlled airspace during the hours of 8 am to 6 pm Friday the 6th through Sunday the 8th.
  • The Alaska State Fairgrounds are private property, and prior permission from the Alaska Airmen's Association is required to land.
  • Must be registered to participate and land at the fairgrounds.
  • Participate in a safety briefing and sign a liability waiver (required).
  • You'll be given the Air Boss frequency for landing and parking instructions.
  • Landing surface: 1,700-foot gravel, unapproved landing surface
  • Land at your own risk
  • Aircraft must be able to taxi through a 60-foot-wide gate