We received hundreds of comment cards from EAAers at AirVenture this year. And yes,
we really do read them! There were many positive comments about the site upgrades
including the additional benches, flush toilets, improved showers, less vehicle traffic,
and new roads. The one item EAAers think we can improve on is the Wi-Fi service.
Forty percent of the people turning in comment cards rated it as poor—ouch! We
know we have a challenging problem and are already working on a solution for next
year. We believe that our guests should have Internet access because it creates a more
enjoyable AirVenture. You can expect a significant improvement for 2010!
Charlie Becker, Director of Member Programs
(800 JOIN EAA)
Much About . . .?
EAA technical counselors are experienced
airplane builders, restorers, and mechanics
who volunteer their time to visit other EAA
members who are in the process of building
or restoring their own aircraft. The goal of
the Technical Counselor Program is to help
EAA members present a “zero defect” aircraft
at its final inspection by the FAA. It doesn’t
matter whether you’ve just finished your
wing rib jig or made the first glass lay-ups,
technical counselors are there to help when
you’re at that point in your homebuilding
project when a second set of eyes would come
Find a technical counselor or learn how to
become one at
Who’s Who at HQ
Name: Jennifer Bork
Position: Safety Programs Assistant
Describe what you do: I work with
our volunteer technical counselors and flight
advisors—signing them up, logging their activity,
and putting them in contact with members who
need their help.
What’s your favorite part of the job? The appreciation I receive from members
I’ve assisted, and the satisfaction of putting members in touch with our program volunteers.
Most memorable experience at EAA: My two helicopter rides. The first ride gave
me an incredible view of AirVenture 2008 and a whole new perspective of the grounds. I had the
opportunity to take my son with me on my second ride and see his passion for aviation come
alive! He can’t wait to turn 8 and fly as a Young Eagle.
If you could fly in any airplane, what would it be? Waco biplane. I’d love
to experience an open-air cockpit.
Describe your first airplane ride? My first ride wasn’t until I started working for
EAA. My boss, Joe Norris, took me flying in his Super Cub shortly after I started. We flew about 7
miles outside of Oshkosh and landed at Munsil Williams’ grass strip, a popular Saturday morning
hangout for local pilots.
What person in aviation would you want to have lunch with?
Jessica Cox. I admire her determination and her “I can do this” attitude. Jessica learned to fly
with her feet and made her dream of becoming a pilot a reality. She is an inspiration to anyone
considering a pilot certificate.