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From EAA – Volunteer Q & A for 2020

Vintage Volunteers:  Thanks to each of you for the amazing number of hours you have given to make Vintage the place “Where the FUN is” at Oshkosh  We have been asked by EAA to share some of the most commonly asked questions concerning 2020 and 2021 with you.

Will my volunteer comped-camping be transferred from 2020 to 2021?

All 2019 volunteer hours will be honored for AirVenture 2021 camping requirements. Any volunteer hours from 2020 will also be honored, but not combined with 2019 hours.

Will Camp Scholler or Audrey’s Park still be open for volunteers this summer if I still want to come?

No. In conjunction with the Badger Bounce Back Program in Wisconsin, the entire EAA campus will be closed to volunteers until further notice. Our campgrounds will not have the proper infrastructure in place to support people (such as showers, bathrooms, food service, etc.) nor be licensed to host anyone. Gates will be closed and entrances locked to these areas. For the safety of all, we ask that you take the summer off from EAA and be ready for AirVenture 2021.

If I fly in, will I be able to camp next to my aircraft?

Wittman Regional Airport will operate as it does during non-AirVenture periods.  If you fly in, you will be able to taxi to recognized airport areas such as Basler Flight Services or the terminal. EAA is not leasing the airport grounds for the summer. Thus, you will not be able to park your aircraft in the grass or anywhere else other than year-round airport parking areas, and you will not be able to camp outside.  In addition, there will be no facilities such as restrooms, showers, food service, etc., in the areas traditionally used for AirVenture aircraft parking. For the safety of all, we ask that you take the summer off from EAA and be ready for AirVenture 2021.

I still want to come and help maintain the grounds/I had planned to attend weekend work parties.

We appreciate your support and dedication to EAA and AirVenture. In conjunction with the Badger Bounce Back Program in Wisconsin, the entire EAA campus will be closed to volunteers until further notice. We have canceled all weekend work parties. For the safety of all, we ask that you take the summer off from EAA and be ready for AirVenture 2021.

I still plan to come. I already took vacation. Will there be space for me?

We appreciate your support and dedication to EAA and AirVenture, but we are not allowing volunteers on the grounds until further notice.  We will not have proper infrastructure needed to support people (like showers, restrooms, food service, etc.) nor be licensed to host anyone. Gates will be closed and entrances locked to the AirVenture grounds.  For the safety of all, we ask that you take the summer off from EAA and be ready for AirVenture 2021.

If I fly in, park my aircraft in the official airport areas, and stay in a local hotel, can I still come over and volunteer?

Unfortunately, no. The volunteer program is on hiatus for the time being. We will announce when the volunteer program is allowed to commence once again.

Can I purchase my volunteer and/or Chairman shirt/hat for AirVenture 2020?

EAA will not be ordering these items, so they will not be available for purchase.

Will we still get a volunteer patch for 2020?

There will not be a volunteer patch for 2020.

What about the volunteer coupon for AirVenture 2020?

Thank you for your ongoing support.  We have set up a one-time use online volunteer coupon code that you can use to get 20% off your entire order on eaa.org/shop.  This offer will replace the paper coupon that you were mailed for AirVenture 2020.  Coupon code will expire on August 1, 2020 and cannot be combined with any other promotions. A coupon will not be issued for use during AirVenture 2021.

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