Centennial Celebration Sponsors

Thanks to our independence and liberty sponsors:

Thanks to our Freedom Sponsors and Friends of the Centennial:

  • Delta Western Fuel
  • Aniak Traditional Council
  • City of McGrath
  • Alaska Arctic Air
  • Wrights Air Service

The Association recognizes the following sponsors for their in-kind contributions:

  • Alaska Air Carriers Association
  • Alaska Airman’s Association
  • AVIS Rent A Car
  • Bald Mountain Air Service
  • Big Alaska Show
  • Bristol Bay Chamber of Commerce
  • City of McGrath
  • Cordova Chamber of Commerce
  • Cordova Historical society
  • Empire Airlines
  • Galena Interior Learning Academy
  • Hertz
  • Homer Chamber of Commerce
  • City of Nome
  • Medallion Foundation>
  • NANA Development Corporation
  • Nullagvik Hotel
  • Kotzebue
  • Ocean Shore B&B
  • Pike’s Waterfront Lodge – Fairbanks
  • Pips Printing
  • Pratt Museum
  • Prince William Sound Motel – Cordova
  • Seattle Aviation Museum
  • Spidertracks
  • Susie’s Iditarod Cafe – McGrath
  • Totem Inn – Valdez
  • Top of the World Hotel
  • Alaska Aerofuel
  • Crowley Petroleum Distribution
  • Northern Petroleum Services
  • Delta Western Fuel
  • Bering Air
  • Nullagvik Hotel
  • NW Arctic Borough
  • Subway
  • 99’s
  • Three Bears

The Alaska Aviation Centennial Celebration

Centennial Poster

100 Years of Flight in Alaska

For 2013 the Alaska Air Show Association is proud to celebrate the importance and promise of Alaska aviation by providing barnstorming and fly-in activities, bringing living aviation history throughout the state over the course of several weeks this summer. Our goals are to recognize aviation achievement and make available a tangible, mobile museum that educates and inspires aviation enthusiasts and citizens at large of all ages.

View Centennial Celebration Photo Albums by city

KTUU: Watch Assignment Alaska: BT-13 Story

Celebrating 100 Years of Aviation in Alaska

By Kathleen McCoy, KSKA – Anchorage | June 7, 2013 – 1:00 pm

KNOM Interview in Nome

By Margaret DeMaioribus on June 21, 2013 in Audio

KDLG Public Radio – WWII Airplanes Barnstorm Dillingham

By Ben Matheson

Centennial Flight at Fairbanks Poster


Centennial Air Show Lands at Homer Airport

Centennial Celebration Final Event – July 27

At Wasilla Public Airport:

1:00 – Fly bys from T-6’s, L-13, BT-13, Harvard. Land and join the L-2, Grumman Albatross, Widgeon, Gull Wing Stinson, Volpar Turboliner Beech 18 and others on static display.

1:15 – Opening remarks from Mayor Vern Rupright and Chamber Executive Director Lyn Carden

1:30 – History or the first flight – Introduction of the Pilots and Museum staff.

1:45 – Meet and Greet Pilots – Free posters for pilot autographs

        – Youth Outreach, have planes, parachutes, for kids.

        – Aviation Museum will be there with free popcorn.

2:15 – Door Prizes and the Centennial Traveling Museum Exhibit on display.

2:30 – Begin to sequence the planes out for fly bys and departures.

Rides Available Contact Jane at 715-6708.