Cleared for takeoff! We're back in 2021.
Friends, neighbors, aviators, and enthusiasts. Following our forced canceling of the 2020 airshow, we're excited to announce the dates for the 2021 event. You'll notice it's on Memorial Day weekend, which will be several weeks later in the season. This means better flying weather, warmer weather, longer days, and more fans able to attend because of time off. The team is excited to see you this year, where we'll commit some aviation today in a big, Alaskan way. Save the date, and see you soon!
We are working hard here in Valdez to plan a fun and safe event for everyone to enjoy.
With that in mind, please review the following measures that will be taken at the event this year:
Outdoor Oriented- We're grateful for the large space at the Valdez airport to spread out and enjoy aviation at it's best. At this time, indoor elements of the event will be limited to a handful of essential services vendors for pilots, the pilot registration desk, and pilot and volunteer safety briefings. Pilot round-table discussions, the pancake breakfast, and the pilot banquet have been cancelled. Outdoor vendors will be spaced out generously. Please plan to bring your own chair for spectating and social distance 6' apart.
Local and Federal Mandates: All attendees must comply with local and federal mandates that are current at the time of the event. This includes the Federal Mask Mandate for all airport property that requires masks indoors and outdoors. This mandate is in effect until May 11, 2021 and may or may not be extended to the dates of our show May 28-30. Please be prepared to comply if it is still in effect. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available at event entrances and public health notices and guidelines will be clearly posted. Staff and volunteers will be trained on compliance measures and management.
May 28, 2021
Registration Desk Morning Hours
Registration Desk Afternoon Hours
POKER RUN Beach Landing
Beach Landing Poker Run briefing
Beach Landing Poker Departure
ADSB & Airspace Update AOPA
“Get Found Faster” Flight Service tools and services
PILOTS’ SESSION 3: Engine care
PILOTS’ SESSION 4: Bush Pilots
Burgers & Brew @ Puddle Jumpers;
May 29, 2021
Registration Desk Open
Airplane Rides (Sign up by 15:00)
Everything you wanted to know about a C-46
Bush Pilot Roundtable, Cole and Kirk Ellis
Scott Sexton, Aerobatic Routine
STOL REGISTRATION CLOSES
Air Show Opening & Ceremony | Color Guard & National Anthem
Gary Ward, Aerobatic Routine
Extra Heavy Touring Demo C-46
SAFETY BRIEFING FOR STOL COMP.
Bus to Civic Center
Registration Desk Closes
Dinner/Awards Banquet @ Valdez Civic Center (Van Provided)
May 30, 2021
Registration Desk Open
Waffle Breakfast at Valdez Senior Center
Sunrise Service CAP Hangar
Flour Bombing & Balloon Bust Registration Closes
Airplane Rides (Sign up by 1:00p)
SAFETY BRIEFING FOR FLOUR BOMBING & Balloon Bust
Scott Sexton, Aerobatic Routine
FLOUR BOMBING COMPETITION
Valdez Air Show Starts:
Gary Ward Aerobatics
Scott Sexton Aerobatics
Balsa Wood Plane Competition
Balloon Bust Competition
Balsa and Flour Bombing awards
Group Photo –All Participants and Spectators
THE FOLLOWING IS TENTATIVE ONLY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE
BYOP (bring your own plane) to the Valdez Airport.
Feel free to camp out on the grounds (read FAQs)
Be aware of airshow operations hours and arrival, departure info.
Register at the front desk for competition when you get to the show
List of flyin FAQs
traffic pattern map
Poker run packet
We're honored to be backed by such supportive sponsors. This event wouldn't be possible without you. If you'd like to renew your sponsorship for this year, or jump on board the ever-growing Valdez Fly-in, you can find more information in the packet below.
We welcome vendors that would like to provide food, show off their products, and other services. Below is information on being a vendor.
PWSC • Valdez Food Cache • Valdez Parks & Rec Department • Valdez High Football Team Valdez Police Department • Valdez Fire Department • Valdez Snowmachine Club • Superflite • Tanis Aircraft Products • Acme Aero • Aircraft Spruce & Specialty • Tempest • SkyTec • Whelen Engineering Co. • ICOM America Inc. • Rosen Sunvisor Systems Custom Aircraft Inc. • Electronics International • Airframes Alaska • Sixty Below Press • EarthX Lithium Batteries • Alaska Chapter 991s • Women In Aviation • Cole Ellis, Kirk Ellis Aerobatics • Stoddard's Aircraft Parts • Prospector Outfitters • Big State Logistics • Valdez Subway • Ravn Alaska • Copper Valley Telecom • Valdez U-Drive • Totem Inn • Coast International Inn • Copper Valley Telecom • KVAK Radio • Mountain Sky Hotel & Suites Valdez Building and Maintenance Dept • Valdez Economic Development Dept • Valdez Port Department • Alaska DOT • Valdez Airport • Valdez Office Supply • Everts Air Cargo • U.S. Coast Guard • Frank Knapp • Puddle Jumpers • Hotel Chitina Serentipity Supper Club • TNT Sports • Aerobatics • VCVB • Ravn Alaska •· Valdez Airport Alaska Airlines • Rusts Air Service • City of Valdez • Wilson Brothers, Coca-Cola, Lynden, Cub Crafters, Inc. • Harris Sand & Gravel • AOPA • Petro Star, Inc. • Alaska Airmen's Association HART.ZELL Propeller • Crowley Marine • Alaska Tanker Company • Eagles Auxiliary 1971 Univair Aircraft Corporation • North Star Terminal & Stevedore Co. • Alaska Super STOL • Arts Design • First National Bank Alaska • Valdez Emblem Club #514 • Valdez Fisheries Development Assoc.