2024

Alaska

Fly-Ins

February

Peninsula Pilot Club Lunch Fly-In

Wednesday, February 7, 11 AM

Kenai (ENA/PAEN), Brother’s Cafe

Facebook Event

Fly-In/Drive-In Lunch at Brothers in Kenai! Fly-in to Kenai (PAEN) for some delicious food and then (weather permitting) a fun fly out for viewing glaciers in winter! Those equipped with skis may also go explore some local lakes. Lunch should be short, but I have an extra generator for anyone who needs electric as there are no electric tie downs in transient. Park outside the cafe in transient!

March

16th Annual Seymour Lake Spring Fly-In

Sunday, March 24, 12 Noon

Seymour Lake (3A3), 3120 N Alma Dr. Wasilla, AK

Flyer

Overflow was a problem at the lake this winter, but Mike has a groomed ski/wheel-combo strip on the lake and is presently chipping away for a good wheel-only strip & parking area as well.

Bear Lake Lodge Ski Lunch Fly Out (cancelled)

Tuesday, March 26, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Bear Lake Lodgings B&B

Facebook Event

Ski plane fly out to Bear Lake Lodge! Will check conditions and for overflow the morning of! Come for a pot luck style lunch with brats being served! Bear lake is just north of the Seward airport.

Spring Ski Fly-In (cancelled)

Saturday, March 30, 1 PM

Knik Glacier

Facebook Event

Let’s try this again. If all the stars align and weather and lake condition will allow a safe event, join us on Lake George for a gathering/Potluck We did this several years ago and had a blast. Bring some chairs, a dish to pass, some firewood, or just stop in and say hi. As always, fly safe and monitor 122.7. Weather dependent.

April

Tazlina Breakfast Fly-In (unconfirmed)

TBA

Tazlina (Z14), Mile 156 Glenn Hwy

Event link coming soon

Please bring a 6 serving side dish or a dessert! We will provide the main meal. BBQ ribs, Bonnys Taverns and wild game for fun. Corn Hole and Horseshoe pit!

May

Great Alaska Aviation Gathering

Saturday-Sunday, May 4-5

Alaska State Fairgrounds and Palmer Airport (PAQ/PAAQ)

https://alaskaairmen.org/greatgathering/

Knik Meet and Greet (unconfirmed)

TBA

Knik – Picnic Strip

Event link coming soon

Come on out for an evening around a campfire at the Picnic strip. This has been an annual event for several years. The strip is generally decent enough for about any aircraft, but please know your own limits. 122.7 is the frequency. See you there.

Valdez Fly-In

Friday-Sunday, May 10-12

Valdez (VDZ/PAVD)

https://www.valdezflyin.com/

Maule Fly-Out

Sunday May 19, 2024

Sandbar South of Bell Island (61°23’33.73°N / 150°30’56.58 W)

Poster

Sourdough Fly-In

Memorial day weekend
Saturday-Sunday May 25-26, 2024

Port Alsorth, Wilder Runway (05K/PAKX)

Poster
https://sourdoughflyin.com/

Seward Airport BBQ & Potluck (unconfirmed)

TBA

Seward (SWD/PAWD)

Event link coming soon

Sunrise Music Festival (tentative)

Friday – Sunday, May 31 – June 2

Quartz Creek, Cooper Landing (JLA)

Event link coming soon

June

99’s Poker Run

Saturday, June 1
Rain date Sunday, June 2

Fairbanks (FAI/PAFA), Air Park (NE of ski strip)

Poster
https://www.facebook.com/events/349400374809916/

PRIZES for best and worst hand!

Pink Flamingo Theme: get extra cards for bringing a passenger, wearing pink, bringing a flamingo with you and finding flamingos along the way (photos or it didn’t happen).

North route including Minto, Manley, Livengood, Nenana and others
South route including Bradley, Clear Creek, Gold King and others

Meet at PAFA Airpark 8 am for sign-in, paperwork, safety briefing
$40 buys your entry and cookout. Extra hands available.
Join us for the cookout even if you aren’t doing the poker run! $10.
Depart for flying adventures 9 am
Return to the Airpark before 12 noon for flight verification, poker hand distribution, barbecue and live music!
Questions and early registration: Jessica Panko 619-884-0722

Skwentna Fly-In

Saturday, June 1

Skwentna (SKW/PASW)

Poster
http://skwentnaroadhouse.com/

Wood River Lodge Fly In

Friday-Saturday, June 7-8

Wood River Lodge Airport (63.76°N/147.96°W)

https://woodriveralaska.com/
https://www.facebook.com/WoodRiverLodge
[email protected]
907-713-7213

Private cabins $150, dry cabins $75

Meals available for purchase
Friday: 7 pm “Bush Flying” movie with popcorn in the theater. Pilots Memorial Service.
Saturday: 4 pm river ball drop, polar plunge. 7 pm Fireweed Fiddle, performing thanks to the generosity of the band, the Thorgesen Family, and Wright’s Air Service.
Sunday: Free pancake breakfast and coffee. Morning devotional.
Other Activities: Hot tub. Hiking. Lake with canoe. Pilot feats of strength. Fire pit with smores and dogs. GPS scavenger hunt. Horseshoes. Cornhole. Hanging out with amazing people.
Runway 2400×100 good gravel 3000 ft elevation. Contact Chris 907-713-7213 If you’re able, bring cash to tip the band, a bag or 3 of any kind of chips or burger and dog buns.

Kenai Peninsula Air Fair

Saturday, June 8

Kenai (ENA/PAEN)

https://www.kenai.city/airport/page/kenai-peninsula-air-fair-1

The 21st Kenai Peninsula Air Fair is coming June 8th, 2024!

The Kenai Peninsula Air Fair and Fun Run is an exhilarating annual event that combines the excitement of aviation with the spirit of community. This gathering attracts aviation enthusiasts, pilots, and families alike.

The event begins with the Pancake Breakfast at the MARC Hangar at the Soldotna Airport (595 Funny River Road) from 8-10am. As pilots participate in the Fun Run, the event then continues at the Kenai Municipal Airport (515 North Willow Street) from 12-3pm. The Fun Flight prizes will be awarded at approximately 2:30pm.

The event is free to the public! Visitors can wander among the aircraft on display, chat with pilots, and experience a wide array of exhibitor and vendor booths. All proceeds go to the Missionary Aviation Repair Center (MARC) in support of the Peninsula Pilots Club and the continuation of the Kenai Peninsula Air Fair.

In addition to the aviation festivities, the Fun Flight provides a chance for pilots to collect cards from at least 5 of 9 airports to play their card hand and get the chance to win an assortment of prizes! More details on the sign-up sheet.

Food trucks will be on-site to offer a delicious assortment of local fare, from snacks and meals, to treats, ensuring that visitors can refuel and recharge between activities. There will be family-friendly background music as well as a variety of presentations.

Chickenstock Music Festival

Friday-Saturday, June 14-15

Chicken Airport (CKX)

https://chickenstockmusicfest.com/

Fairbanks Solstice Picnic

Thursday, June 20, 2024

Fairbanks (FAI/PAFA)

Join the Alaska Airmen’s Association and the Fairbanks General Aviation Association as we welcome the summer solstice in the land of the midnight sun! 6pm-8pm. Potluck side dishes welcome but not necessary.

We’re serving East Ramp Pizza and drinks at the Fairbanks Airport picnic pavilions while you win door prizes, talk airplanes, and take advantage of the almost 24 hours of daylight!

Kenai Float Fly In

sponsored by Peninsula Pilot Club
Saturday, June 22, 2024

Kenai (ENA/PAEN)

https://www.peninsulapilotclub.com/events

Moose Burger Fly-In

Saturday, June 29, 2024

Kalifonsky Meadows Airport (0AA7)

https://www.facebook.com/events/2186261198379957/

Come fly in for the first ever Moose Burger Fly-In! We will be serving moose burgers at the K-Beach Airpark (0AA7) in Kenai. The airpark is located just south of the Kenai Class D airspace but is within the boundary. Contact the tower on 121.3 for transition and then the local frequency is 122.5.

Please RSVP if attending so we can get an accurate count for food.

EAA 975 Pancake Breakfast (unconfirmed)

TBA

Soldotna (SXQ/PASX)

Wolf Lake Airport annual picnic (unconfirmed)

TBD

Wolf Lake (4AK6)

Homer Seaplane Base Fly-In (unconfirmed)

TBA

Homer-Beluga Lake Seaplane Base (5BL)

Event link coming soon

The Yukon Fly-In (unconfirmed)

TBA

Whitehorse/Cousins (CFP8)

Event link coming soon

Gulkana Airport Day (unconfirmed)

TBA

Gulkana (GKN/PAGK)

Event link coming soon

COPPER VALLEY AIR & ALASKA AIR CARRIERS
PROUDLY PRESENT… 2nd annual Gulkana Airport Day!
Glennallen/Gulkana Airport June 25th, 2023
12pm – 6pm
*Plane Rides 12pm – 4pm
FOR MORE INFORMATION: 907-822-4200

Far North Fly-In (unconfirmed)

TBD

Bettles (BTT/PABT)

Event link coming soon

Come early AND stay late. Let’s bounce on gravel bars and enjoy mostly accurate stories over a bon fires. If you have ever wanted an excuse to explore the Brooks Range, here it is.

July

Midnight Sun Fly In (cancelled)

Next event in 2025!

Yellowknife (CYZF)

http://www.midnightsunflyin.com/
[email protected]

Planned activities include a bus pilot slideshow by Dominique Prinet, fly-out lunch, live entertainment, dockside dining, pancake breakfast, bush pilot memorial, and great aviation conversation.

Alaskan Annual Gravel Bar ‘becue Fly-In

July 5-7

Stay tuned for more information!

Facebook page

Catered by Lavelles Taphouse with aircraft competitions, beach games and a BBQ competition. Bring your camping gear and stay the weekend! Amazing food, local beer and Live Music by: Casey Smith Project, Ukulele Russ, Justin Boot and more! For those without transportation, we have limited boat and plane rides available.

McCarthy RAF Fly-In

Friday – Sunday, July 12 – 14
Fireweed airstrip (0AK8)

Event link coming soon

Fly In at the FLY8MA Pilot Lodge

Saturday, July 13, time TBD
Fly8ma Pilot Lodge, Big Lake (57AK)

Event link coming soon

Alaska Aviation Museum – Fly By Festival

Sunday, July 14

Lake Hood (PALH)

Event link coming soon

Seldovia Fly In

Friday-Sunday, July 19-21

Seldovia (SOV/PASO)

https://www.facebook.com/seldoviaflyin/

Marion Lake Fly-In (unconfirmed)

TBA

Marion Lake (85AK)

It’s a BBQ and potluck –– bring your favorite dish and join Rob for some fun! The BBQ is from 1pm to 4pm.
Please bring your anchor and mooring line and arrive between 11:00am and 1:00pm. Bring a second 100′ rope for tethering the tail of your aircraft to the shoreline. The Boat Taxi will be available to provide mooring assistance and rides to shore.
All Floatplanes and Seaplanes are welcome. No wheel planes permitted without prior permission from the Airport Manager!
Email RSVP to Bret at [email protected] or call Rob at 907-841-8101

Back to Bluegrass XIII Music Festival

Saturday-Sunday, July 20-21

McGrath (PAMC/MCG)

https://www.facebook.com/backtobluegrass
https://www.facebook.com/backtobluegrass/events

On behalf of the Back to Bluegrass family, we would like to invite you to join our exciting community and regional event. Back to Bluegrass XIII is a wonderful event, not only for the local residents, but for all the folks that arrive via plane or boat to boogie down, enjoy locally prepared meals, and laugh with great company. Our community comes together to host our visitors and the musicians who get to play to an eager crowd. The hospitality is top notch and adds to the experience that highlights the spirit of our small town.
Join us July 20 and 21 at Anderson Park. Lodging is available at Innoko Lodge, Iditarod Trail Roadhouse and Hotel McGrath as well as camping out.
Bands: Hope Social Club, Glacier Blues, Witty Youngman and Jerry Wessling.

Arctic Thunder Open House

Saturday-Sunday, July 20-21

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson

https://www.arcticthunderopenhouse.com/

Merrill Field Hangar Party

Saturday, July 27 1000-1200

Merrill Field (MRI/PAMR) – UAA Aviation Campus

Poster

The intent of this function is to encourage businesses and people on/off field to come together, see each others faces, and re-kindle old friendships, maybe even create a few new ones. The flight schools will have cool display tables as well as UAA. Non profits will have tables as well as AFD. The surrounding neighborhoods will be invited and we hope to educate all about the importance of what we do here at the Airport.

Rock Skipping Championship (unconfirmed)

TBA

Lake Minchumina (MHM/PAMH)

Event link coming soon

August

Northernmost Fly In (unconfirmed)

TBA

Mile 334 dalton highway

[email protected]

Alaska Regional Tcraft Fly In

Saturday, August 3

Sheep Mountain (SMU/PASP)

Event link coming soon

Alaska Taylorcraft Fly In 2024
– Cameraderie
– Lunch at the Lodge
– Flour Bombing
– Flapless STOL
Cabins available for overnight stays. Great hiking trails. Very welcoming hosts!

Nakochna River Lodge Fly In (unconfirmed)

TBD

62.15791°N 151.76117°W

Facebook event
https://www.nakochnariverlodge.com/localflyin

Peninsula Pilot Club – Soldotna Fly In (unconfirmed)

TBD

Soldotna (SXQ/PASX)

Facebook event

September

Interior Alaska’s Great Northern Pumpkin Drop

Saturday, September 28

Bradley Sky Ranch (95Z)

[email protected]

CAMPING WELCOME ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY!!

The Great Alaskan Pumpkin Drop is ON for 2024 at Bradley Sky Ranch, which is under new ownership! Thanks so much to Liam Ferguson for his willingness to support general aviation in the interior and support for the event again this year.
Try your luck or skill at hitting a target with pumpkins dropped from your airplane!
Fire and food will follow the event! Prizes for first, second, and third place will be awarded.
Details:
* BYOP (Bring your own pumpkin x3
* Nominal fee of $10 to enter.
* Bombardier required: bring your own or recruit one at the event.
* Altitude for the drop will be 200 AGL
* Please be a good citizen and bring a side dish or dessert. Hamburgers will be provided.
* Briefing and sign-ups begin at noon. Bombing runs start immediately after. Be sure to check back here for final details before flying out. We’ll do our best to keep folks updated on this site and on the Facebook event! Sunday 29 September is the backup day in case of weather!

Majors Airfield Fly-In & Open House (unconfirmed)

TBA

Chulitna River Lodge (62.827N/149.907W, elev 1400, length 1600)

Lodge website

Open House for the Historic Chulitna River Lodge and the First Annual Bro. Majors Airfield Fly-in, located in Denali State Park, Alaska. Cool weather, beautiful scenery and awesome food and music.

October

6th Annual Pumpkin Drop & Chili/Cornbread Cookoff

Saturday, October 19

Kenai (ENA/PAEN)
170 Granite Point Ct, Kenai, AK 99611-7710

Event link coming soon

It’s that time of year for another annual pumpkin drop! Bring the whole family for free food, good fun, and pumpkins dropping out of airplanes!
Pilot Briefing @11am | Awards Ceramony @4:30pm
To sign up for the pumpkin drop or the cook-off, fill our our sign-up sheet here: https://forms.gle/kwtsMSBsugfxmFnR7
Any questions may be directed to [email protected]

Tazlina Glacier Lodge (unconfirmed)

TBA

Tazlina (Z14)

Event link coming soon

16th Annual Pancake Breakfast Drive and Fly In!
Come see the progress on the lodge and join us for hot cakes, sausage, coffee and good friends! We missed you all.
Breakfast is rain or shine this year. We are going to be inside!

Skwentna Pumpkin Drop (unconfirmed)

TBA

Skwentna (SKW/PASW)

http://skwentnaroadhouse.com/

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