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
Concorde Battery: a battery and install kit
Airframe Innovations: 2 Cessna exterior door handles
Advanced Aero Tech: a Garmin Virb Ultra 30 cockpit camera
Advanced Aero Tech: Free IFR certification at the new Palmer Airport Location
Champion Aerospace: a set of spark plugs
Tanis Aircraft Products: an aircraft pre-heat system
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