2008 EAA Volunteers
Dear EAA Members,
Volunteerism is essential to EAA’s success. Members helping members is what
distinguishes EAA within the aviation community.
Some of the most visible EAA volunteer efforts result in the thousands of local
EAA chapter events held annually, from monthly meetings to pancake breakfasts
to fly-ins. The culminating volunteer event is EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. EAA’s
annual convention and fly-in is only possible because of the more than 5,000
volunteers who annually give of their time and talent. It’s impossible to imagine
how EAA could be successful without the dedication of these unsung heroes.
Another of EAA’s notable volunteer-based success stories is the Young Eagles
program. Young Eagles is unquestionably the world’s most successful youth
aviation initiative ever. As of December 31, 2008, the program registered
1,442,916 Young Eagles flown thanks to the dedication of more than 84,000
volunteer pilots and ground supporters.
In the past year, with the help of our volunteer technical counselors and flight
advisors, members were also able to receive experienced assistance when it came
to building, restoring, and safely flying their aircraft.
This selfless spirit of giving is an inspiration to all EAA members.
This extraordinary participation of EAA volunteers is nothing
short of amazing. Featured in the pages that follow are the names of Young
Eagles pilots, as well as a number of other volunteers who assist members,
including flight advisors, technical counselors, EAA AirVenture Museum
volunteers, and various EAA council members who volunteered during 2008.
On your behalf, I personally extend my thanks to these individuals…and all EAA
volunteers…for their hard work, dedication, and belief in the dream of flight.
We couldn’t do it without you.
Chairman of the Board & President, EAA