The Golden West Regional Fly-In would not have reached its great success without the help of hundreds of volunteers, some working year round, some working for several months before the event and many, many others helping out during the fly-in. Below we have listed a short description of the varied positions that are staffed by our volunteers. Look them over to see if you can find just the right place for you. If you aren't sure your best fit, try a shift at two or three different ones to find the ones you like the best. Keep in mind, each position requires staffing by more than one or two volunteers so there are plenty of openings for everyone!

Volunteer Positions We Really Need to Fill:

Aircraft Parking
Beverage Sales
Young Eagles Pilots
General Help
Food Sales (hot dog cart)

Youth Education Center, Young Eagles and Kids Day

  • Assist presenters, help kids with projects and flight simulators.
  • Sign up and schedule kids ages 8 to 17 for Young Eagles aircraft rides.
  • Assist in the Young Eagles ride staging area to make operations safe.
  • Help plan and organize “Kids Day” activities, talks and tours.
  • Coordinate with schools and teachers for class / student participation in “Kids Day”
  • Lead on-airport tours for students participating in “Kids Day” (Friday only.)

Aircraft Parking and Marshalling
(requires familiarity with aircraft models/types and aircraft movement on an airport and attendance at training session)

  • Direct arriving aircraft from runway along taxiways to proper aircraft parking areas.
  • Direct aircraft arriving at parking areas to appropriate parking spaces, especially show planes that are parked by type.
  • Provide aircraft pushing, wing walking assistance and monitor “no-engine” areas and safety rule observance by pilots and visitors.


  • Plan location of porta potties, coordinate with service company for delivery, servicing and pick up.
  • Locate distribution and delivery of trash barrels and dumpsters, arrange trash service pick up.
  • Arrange delivery, set up and pick up of portable showers.
Food Services
  • Recruit food vendors, apply for permits and oversee vendor setup and permit compliance.
  • Distribute beverages and ice to food vendors and track inventory.
  • Keep food court eating areas clean and tidy.
Security and Safety
  • Flightline & Perimeter Security
  • First Aid