Becoming a COPPERSTATE Volunteer has many benefits.

Your contributions can help continue COPPERSTATE’s mission to promote aviation education and air safety. You can meet and work directly with some of the most interesting and experienced individuals in the world of sport aviation today. Our enthusiasm comes from our ability to offer a venue where you and other volunteers can use your talents to contribute to what we all have in common, the love of aviation.

Our convention volunteers come right before or during our fly-in and blend their talents with those who have already been long at work. These combined efforts make COPPERSTATE the premiere homebuilder event in the southwest. All areas of the convention benefit from these dedicated volunteers. You do not have to be a pilot, if aviation interests you, come join us. You are welcome to share your time and talents.

Below is a list of some of the positions available to volunteers. If you are interested in joining us as a volunteer, or have any questions about the positions, please contact the chairman of the function for which you would like to volunteer or the Volunteer Coordinator at: volunteers@copperstate.org.

If you enjoy helping our youth who are really interested in aviation, then please help with the Young Eagles program.

Volunteer Positions

General Volunteer

Help with general duties such as set-up and tear-down. Duties would include cleaning exhibitor hanger, pressure-washing floor, and setting up tables and chairs in the exhibitor’s booth or tent. Other duties might include helping at the volunteer center with sign-in, distributing safety gear, driving volunteers to work assignments, and serving food and drinks to volunteers. General help is needed in many other areas so please inquire!

Sky Shop

Assist Sky Shop manager in our gift shop. No retail experience necessary.

Tram Conductors

It is your responsibility to ride along on the tram as it transports attendees around the event to predetermined locations. Each tram will be pulled by a tractor or pickup truck. Before each shift, you will meet the driver and learn basic hand signals so you can communicate. It is your job to assist those in need for boarding and exiting. It is your responsibility to watch that everyone on board is safe and in their seat while the tram is in motion. You will ride in a standing position with one volunteer at the front and another at the back. Ensuring SAFETY of your passenger is your number one priority! This position requires a short training session at the beginning of the shift.

Tram Towing Drivers

Donate your tractor driving skills to pull our trams. Trams hold 20 people each. Tractors drive slowly along a set route around the airport and make stops at predetermined locations to load and unload. Conductors on the tram will be responsible for loading and unloading. You will meet with the monitors before each shift and learn basic hand signals. SAFETY is your number one responsibility! 

Kid’s Korner

Do you like working with children? Assist our Kid’s Korner chairman with youth activities that include everything from making paper airplanes to flying computer flight simulators. No experience needed.

Flight Line Operation/Aircraft Parking 

If you like being close to airplanes, you will love this job! Help our flight line crew by directing aircraft off the taxiways and onto a parking ramp. Be a “wingwalker” and help pilots into and out of their parking spots. Experience is helpful but not necessary. Our experienced flight line crew can train you on the spot. SAFETY is your number responsibility. You will be working around moving aircraft and spinning propellers.


Do you have any composite, sheet metal, or tube and fabric experience? Basic mechanical skills? Help our workshop team as they demonstrate and teach these skills during various seminars conducted throughout the three-day event.


Help our campground host by checking in campers, guiding campers to their parking spots, monitoring for fire violations, and general campground/shower cleanup. A great volunteer position for someone camping onsite during the event!


Know anything about aircraft parts? It’s nice if you do but not necessary. AeroMart is Copperstate’s version of a consignment shop for any item related to aviation. Sellers bring their goods to the shop to be sold. Your job will be to help the AeroMart manager display items and tag them with the seller’s price and contact info.


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