EAA Chapter 75

Quad Cities IA/IL

Volunteer Opportunities

EAA Chapter 75 appreciates your support and willingness to volunteer. EAA Chapter 75's volunteers are an essential part of the success of our operations. Please review the opportunities listed below. We will be updating them often.

EAA Young Eagles:

  • Pilots - They get to take children flying
  • Ground Operations - Assist with parking and directing aircraft
  • Registration - Help children and parents complete the registration forms before their flight and assign them to fly with available pilots
  • Escorts - Escort children safely to and from the aircraft
  • Ground School Instructors - Basic walk-around inspections of a display aircraft to familiarize children with major components of an airplane
  • Certificates - Complete the Young Eagles certificates for presentation following flights
  • Recruiters - Help find children who might be interested in a Young Eagles flight
  • Contact Bob Thomas at rbettendorf@aol.com if you would like to help out 


  • Ability to speak in front of a crowd
  • Displays information in the form of a slideshow
  • Contact Rily Grunwald at rily128@aim.com if you would like to be a speaker for one of our gatherings

Hosts for 1st Saturday Coffee and Donuts:

  • A location where we can gather is needed
  • Occurs on the 1st Saturday of each month
  • Coffee and donuts are provided by the chapter
  • Contact Tim Baldwin at tpbaldwin@gmail.com if you would like to host

Authors for The Landings:

  • Become a published author
  • Share your unique experiences, ideas, and talent with the chapter
  • Send your articles to Adam Santic at adam.santic@gmail.com

Fly-Out Coordinator:

  • Determine the destination and purpose of the fly-out
  • After you have selected your fly-out destination, it's time to advertise the event to the chapter
  • Use the chapter email list to share the details concerning the fly-out, including the date, time, location, and departure time
  • Contact Rily Grunwald at rily128@aim.com to become our Fly-Out Coordinator

EAA AirVenture Emergency Aircraft Repair:

  • Volunteers are the heart and soul of EAA AirVenture
  • Give pilots/owners advice on their repair issues
  • Checking out tools to the pilots/owners
  • Contact Craig Olson at CJOlson227@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer 

High School Student Airplane Build (Van's RV-12iS):

Three Iowa School Districts, Pleasant Valley, North Scott, and Bettendorf, have formed a combined aviation club named PNB Aviation Club. High school students in this club will construct a Van's RV-12iS at the North Scott Transportation Building in Eldridge, Iowa. This project began in the fall of 2021. As of February 2024, the tail section, both wings, and portions of the fuselage have been completed by students. We invite you to observe our build sessions if you are interested in discovering if building an airplane is the right activity for you. Additionally, we welcome chapter members to volunteer as build mentors, guiding students through the proper methods of building. Mentoring does not require previous build experience.


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