The Weekender: Flying To Alaska From Florida


The Weekender found a diverse selection of events on SocialFlight, from local fly-ins to a full-fledged regional aviation conference. On Saturday and Sunday, the 33rd annual Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show at the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup, Washington, will be held by the Washington Aviation Association. Attendees who are flying in can take shuttles from Pierce County Airport/Thun Field to the conference. Over in the opposite corner, Everglades City Airpark in Florida will host a Saturday seminar on flying to Alaska with subject matter expert Chuck Gretzke. The event will include a free pancake breakfast for attendees, who are welcome to fly in and camp out prior to the event.

Also Saturday in Pueblo, Colorado, all are invited to the opening of Pueblo Memorial Airport Terminal’s new Aviator Bar & Grill. Fly in and get a fuel discount from Rocky Mountain Flower FBO and free admission to the Weisbrod Aircraft Museum. All aircraft are welcome to Poplar Grove, Illinois, Sunday for EAA Chapter 1414’s chili fly-in. Skiplanes can arrive on the turf runways if there’s snow, while everyone else can land on the paved runway. For more on this week’s upcoming events, visit SocialFlight.