AOPA plans its fly-ins, but the volunteers bring it to life. Whether it’s setting up the main stage area, guiding cars and aircraft into their parking spaces, or taking down displays and exhibits at the end of the event, there are many ways volunteers help make the magic happen.
But volunteering isn’t all about hard work – it’s also about meeting other volunteers, seeing the fly-in from the “insider’s” perspective, and making friends and valuable contacts that you will keep for years. You’ll be proud to have participated, knowing that you did your part to support GA. Plus, there’s free lunch, an AOPA Volunteer T-shirt, and cap for your efforts!
We have lots of great opportunities you can choose from. Just a five- to six-hour commitment is all that’s needed!
Assisting with aircraft marshaling, parking, taking fuel orders, directional guidance, and aircraft camping. Please note these shifts are five hour shifts that have a large amount of standing involved (bring a folding or camping chair if you'd like!). Due to the nature of this position, we ask that only certified pilots above the age of 17 apply.
Assist with exhibitor load-in and setup. Duties include setting up tables/chairs, helping exhibitors carry boxes, as well as securing the Exhibit Hall and acting as Exhibit Hall security.
Assist with general show logistics including setting up tables/chairs, moving pallets, placing trash cans, and other duties as assigned. Please note this is a physical position and may require lifting tables, chairs, and boxes.
Assist with food preparation tent setup including assembling grills and setting up tables.
Assist with greeting show patrons, signage setup, and entrance gate supervision. Please note this position requires sitting or standing in one spot for a long period of time (feel free to bring a folding or camping chair!).
Showside Auto Parking
Volunteers will be assisting with auto parking, greeting attendees, traffic control, and traffic direction.
Assist with keeping show grounds and venues clean, including trash pickup and dumping. *Please note a golf cart and gloves will be provided.
Showside Logistics/Pack up
Assist with general show logistics, including breaking down tables/chairs, moving pallets, placing trash cans, and other duties as assigned. Please note this is a physical position and may require lifting tables, chairs, and boxes.