WAI Meeting: Saturday, May 8 @ The Great Alaska Aviation Gathering!

Attend the Alaska Airmen’s Association Great Alaska Aviation Gathering with other Women in Aviation! Meet at the Palmer Fairgrounds, where the main Gathering will be held, outside Raven Hall at 1 pm.  There are tons of things to do and see, but a great backcountry CFI from Idaho, Lori McNichols, will be speaking at 1:45 pm and that may be an item of interest for some of you.  This will be an informal meeting, and we won’t all rigidly stay together during the entire event, but the idea is simply to allow for the opportunity to see friendly faces at an event we can all love. 

There is plenty of free parking available at the Fairgrounds, and if you choose to fly into Palmer Airport, there will be attractions there also, and there is a free shuttle between the two venues.   

Afterwards there is live outdoor music at the Palmer Alehouse starting at 7 pm for those who wish to extend the party.  There is also camping available in the vicinity of Palmer fairgrounds and many options for lodging.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Thank you all for coming to our WAI Skwentna Fly Out last weekend! Already looking forward to the next one…✈️💕


Please RSVP at wai.anchorage@gmail.com! Can’t wait to see you there!

Where: 4261 Floatplane Drive, Hangar 4, Anchorage, AK 99502

When: October 31st, 7-9pm

Open bar with drinks and food, membership drive, scholarship information, and announcement of the winners of our (amazing) auction items. Check out the items:

Online Auction

Hi everyone! Stay tuned for an online auction on Facebook we will be having through the month of October. We will be auctioning a few AMAZING items that you won’t want to miss… we are SO excited to share what the items are so you can start bidding!

If you don’t have a Facebook, don’t fret! We will be posting the items on Instagram and our website, so you can email us at wai.anchorage@gmail.com to bid.

Float rating scholarship announcement, July Destination Meeting: July 11th, 6:30 pm at Alaska Floats & Skis in Talkeetna

Are you interested in getting your float rating this summer? Well you could be the winner of our newest scholarship, and get it done for FREE!

Alaska Floats and Skis has generously offered to join up with the WAI Last Frontier to award a floatplane rating to one lucky individual. This rating is super fun to get and worthwhile, especially in the beautiful last frontier!


  1. Must possess at least a PPL
  2. Must post on either WAI Last Frontier’s Facebook page OR post on your Instagram (tag us! @wailastfrontier) with a caption pertaining to the award, describing both of the following: Your dream day/adventure in a floatplane, and what you would do with a float rating. **MUST BE POSTED BY JULY 8TH!**
  3. Float rating scholarship is valid for ONLY this season (approx. the end of October, 2020)
  4. Winner must send us an update about the float rating experience for us to post in the next newsletter/social media post.

We will draw the lucky winner at our July meeting… in Talkeetna!

WAI July Meeting:

Saturday, July 11, 6:30pm at Alaska Floats and Skis in Talkeetna, AK.


– Floatplane Flying and Adventures presented by their Chief Flight Instructor, Sarah McShea, as well as information on how to acquire one’s float rating.

– Drawing for the winner of the floatplane rating!

– Wood-fired pizza, wine/beer, and non-alcoholic beverages available!

Please feel free to check out a nearby campsite, or rent a spot in Talkeetna (AirBnB, etc). We suggest to carpool/fly together/stay with someone. RSVP via our Facebook event, by email (wai.anchorage@gmail.com) or by Facebook messenger so we know how many people to plan for.

If you have any questions, please let us know. We really look forward to it!!!

Meeting TOMORROW: June 1st, @6:30pm

We miss you, and we are eager to see you in person again. Now that the state has reopened, we are hosting our June meeting outdoors at the park next to Lake Hood tomorrow evening. See you there!

Where: The Picnic Park at Lake Hood

When: TOMORROW! Monday, June 1st, 6:30 pm

The picnic park is at the end of Aviation Avenue between the Department of Transportation Building and the East/ West Waterlane at Lake Hood.IMG_9991

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