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EAA Volunteer Newsletter - The Heart and Soul of the EAA Family
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Jack Pelton Our Family of Volunteers
The thousands of EAAers who volunteer countless hours to keep the enormous variety of our activities going are among the most generous and helpful people you will find anywhere. But I'll let you in on a little secret. They are also at least a little selfish. But volunteering is not a one-way street. Each volunteer is rewarded with feelings of accomplishment that money can't buy. That's why EAA volunteers are so loyal. Read more >>
Volunteer Program
Flight Ops Volunteering An Experience Like No Other - Volunteer with EAA Flight Operations
For those who love the sights, sounds, and scents of an aircraft hangar, the excitement of radial engines, and the sense of history surrounding vintage aircraft, there's no better place to volunteer than with the EAA Flight Operations Department! There are several volunteer opportunities available for various skills and interests. Read more >>

Philipp Stute German Student Seizes Opportunity to Volunteer at EAA
By Andrew Schaick, EAA #849144 and Sienna Kossman

The tight-knit EAA community helped bring 19-year-old Philipp Stute of Friedrichshafen, Germany, to the Kermit Weeks Flight Research Center in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, to work on EAA's B-17 Aluminum Overcast as a maintenance volunteer. Read more >>

EAA Museum Docent Volunteers
The EAA AirVenture Museum has become one of the world's leading aviation museums with the help of volunteers from all over the world. Join us as a Museum Docent and be a part of this tradition of excellence - while helping provide high quality programs and services to visitors on a year-round basis.

Our Museum Docents come from all walks of life, professional and non-professional. Most importantly, they bring a variety of talents, skills and interests to the Museum. There's no need to be an aviation expert to play a vital role in this activity, training is provided.

Museum Docents will greet visitors and provide important information about the EAA AirVenture Museum, participate in the annual EAA AirVenture convention, and serve as tour guides for scheduled group tours.

For more information contact Liz Tellock, EAA #746288,
AirVenture Oshkosh
Disney's Planes Disney's Planes Set to Take Off at AirVenture
Everyone knows that Oshkosh becomes the busiest airport in the world the week of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, and that airplanes take off all the time - however, 2013 will be a first for some very special planes. Read more >>

AirVenture Cup EAA AirVenture Cup Race Back for 16th Year
The EAA AirVenture Cup Race will continue racing in 2013 with the full support and involvement of EAA. Race volunteers and EAA Chairman Jack Pelton met earlier this year to coordinate details of the race and establish guidelines for the EAA event. Read more >>

AirVenture Mass Arrivals Mass Arrivals
Once again there will be a number of scheduled mass aircraft arrivals for 2013. Please note these are subject to change as weather plays a key role in their arrivals.

Cessnas 2 Oshkosh Planning Eighth Annual Arrival
Scheduled arrival - Saturday, July 27 at 2:30 p.m.
More details >>

Bonanzas 2 Oshkosh Prepares for 23rd AirVenture
Scheduled arrival - Saturday, July 27 at 1:00 p.m.
More details >>

Cherokees prepping for fourth consecutive journey to Oshkosh
Scheduled arrival - Friday, July 26, at 1 p.m.
More details >>

Mooney Caravan Planning 16th Group Flight to Oshkosh
Scheduled arrival - Saturday, July 27, at 4 p.m.
More details >>

EAA, GAMA, Build A Plane Sponsor Annual Teachers Day
The annual Teachers Day at EAA AirVenture will be held on Tuesday, July 30, sponsored by Build A Plane, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), and EAA. Teachers Day exposes educators to a variety of programs and curricula that allow them to put aviation in classrooms - from middle school through high school. Read more >>

For more AirVenture news, visit us online.
Basic Training
AirVenture Transportation AirVenture Transportation
There will not be many changes to routes this year for AirVenture. Weather plays a role in the completion of any new roadways on the site. When you arrive at AirVenture be sure to pick up a convention site map that will have all of the current information. Read more >>

Child Awareness Safety
Child Awareness Safety is very important to EAA. As we continue to see more and more families attend AirVenture Oshkosh, we want to ensure our volunteers have the basic knowledge and tools on how to identify potential child predators. John Faeh, EAA's Security Manager, will be taping a 20-30 minute online training video that we encourage all Volunteer Chairs and Volunteers that oversee areas with youth to watch.

The training will cover potential signs and behaviors of a child predator, what to do, and who to call if you are feeling uncomfortable about a situation, and what EAA does to protect the interest of children. Children are not allowed unsupervised on EAA grounds at any time during convention. Information will be shared when the training video is available in the next month.

Oshkosh Hospital and Urgent Care Information
For your reference we have included the Oshkosh Hospital and Urgent Care websites, contact, and location information. More details regarding the AirVenture First Aid on-site facilities will be provided to you in the May volunteer newsletter.

Aurora Medical Center
855 N Westhaven Dr
Oshkosh, WI 54904
Phone: 920-456-6000

Mercy Medical Center
500 S. Oakwood Road
Oshkosh, WI 54904
Phone: 920-223-2000
Nurse Direct: 800-362-9900
Urgent Care
Affinity Health
1855 S. Koeller St.
Oshkosh, WI 54904
Nurse Direct: 800-362-9900

Aurora Medical Center
855 N Westhaven Dr
Oshkosh, WI 54904
Phone: 920-456-6000
Volunteering & Contacts
Current Volunteer Opportunities
We are accepting applications for those interested in volunteering at AirVenture Oshkosh or on a year-round basis at EAA. For a listing of all of these volunteer opportunities, please visit our website and complete the application form to indicate your areas of interest and availability. If you have any questions, please contact Liz Tellock at

Volunteer Contacts
General Information:
Volunteer information: Janine Diana,
Volunteer opportunities: Liz Tellock,
Volunteer Advisory Committee:
Ken Decker, EAA 52084 -
Tim Fox, EAA Lifetime 335031 -
Dennis Hasha, EAA 227907 -
Ginny Largent, EAA 575325 -
Rich Largent, EAA 512497 -
Dave Mercer, EAA 379378 -
John Nowicki, EAA 116894 -
Barbara Rapchak, EAA 638323 -
Alan White, EAA Lifetime 60137 -
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