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Flite Fest Ohio 2020 Volunteers


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Volunteer Duties/Descriptions
(Huge shout out to BorisTheSpider for helping revise the position descriptions)

Entrance Greeters

Welcome incoming guests
Hand out literature
Answer questions
Direct guests to the parking crew
Monitor traffic congestion, field entrance conditions, and special conditions like large vehicles

A mix of sun and shade
Mostly standing with limited walking
Possible to have a chair for resting

Other Details:
The entrance greeters maintain the first impressions of Flite Fest to each guest, offering smiling faces, clear direction, safe conditions, and any information required.

Parking Crew

Help guests find their way to a parking space or camping site
Maintain the flow of traffic on Flite Fest grounds

Standing and walking for the full shift
Full sun with no shade
High activity with lots of walking
Some vehicular access may be available

Other Details:
The parking crew work hard. They deal with vehicle movement all day and must exercise caution and focus on safety at all times.


Welcome guests
Utilize a computer or a tablet to check in guests
Answer questions about Flite Fest in general and registration specifically
Work with money, credit cards, and personal information responsibly and respectfully

Almost exclusively sitting in shade

Other Details:
The volunteers at registration are the next line of interaction with guests at Flite Fest.
Attention to detail and gather information are critical to ensure the process conducted smooth and efficiently.

Flite Line

Monitor safety concerns on the Flite Line
Provide some assistance with aircraft setups
Assist in hand launching planes
Speak with guests/pilots, offering tips and miscellaneous help
Bring forward issues at the pilot meetings

Exclusively in the sun
Lots of walking
While safety is paramount, volunteers here will be in close proximity to spinning propellers and RC aircraft in flight

Other Details:
Flite Line safety is one of our top priorities
These volunteers will be our eyes and ears
Voluntary compliance is the key method for correcting unsafe behavior if possible. This means offering information instead of a threat to encourage positive results.
Otherwise, defer to a team leader or event staff

FPV Line

Assist the FPV area managers to ensure pilots and gear are setup and safe
Provide eyes and ears to maintain safety
Special attention must be paid to frequency management and timing
Provide advice and assistance to pilots
Almost exclusively full sun and lots of walking
Other Details:
FPV safety is one of our top priorities
This position is closely related to the Flite Line and the responsibilities and concerns will be similar
Technical support skills may be necessary but not required

First Aid

General knowledge of and ability to perform first aid

This job is mostly on-call

Other Details:
We've had a run of good luck brought about by good sense and responsibility
As the number of participants continue to grow, so we continue to add extra support and equipment
Most injuries have been very minor, primarily small cuts or burns. Most have been handled with a Band Aid and/or cold water
The team leader is the primary responder on site and will select assistants with whom to switch out coverage.
Formal first aid, CPR, and first responder training would be highly beneficial

Build Tent

Assist guests in the construction of aircraft
Provide general support and direction to guests
Monitor the conditions of the build tents and surrounding areas
Maintain a safe atmosphere (which usually means reminding builders to remove props before applying power in the build tent)

All shade
Lots of standing and walking

Other Details:
Patience and good customer relations are required
Knowledge of Flite Test kits and build techniques is highly recommended
Safety is paramount and build tents are full of sharp objects, spinning motors, and people. Encouraging common sense and basic safety is key to an enjoyable experience for everyone.

Shuttle Driver

Safely operate a multi-passenger golf cart to transport guests throughout event grounds
Exercise patience and good judgment as you move around large crowds of distracted guests

Primarily driving a shaded golf cart but potentially exposed to the elements
The grounds can be dusty or muddy depending on weather and you will need to interact with a variety of guests.

Other Details:
Safety is paramount and so caution and good sense must be exercised to prevent injuries and provide a positive experience for all guests
There is no schedule to maintain, so take your time and provide respect for all persons and property on site
Must be over 18 years old and hold a valid driver's license

Family Tent

Run family tent activities like board games and picnic games
Provide support and direction to children and families

All shade
Lots of standing and walking within the tent

Other Details:
This is a shaded area for parents with young children. It provides an area to cool off and enjoy family-oriented activities while taking a break.
Energy and enthusiasm is required


Help camping guests find their campsite
Assist in parking at the beginning of the weekend
Monitor and maintain campsite areas
Various campsite duties as required

Primarily full sun
Lots of walking
On-call position

Other Details:
The campsite area is very active, so being alert and aware is key.


Assist in setting up and restocking merchandise
Provide assistance to guests in picking out Flite Test merchandise
Answer questions about Flite Test, Speed Build Kits, and build techniques

Shaded and air conditioned
Large crowds throughout most of the event

Other Details:
Because of the cooler air and shade, guests enjoy spending time in the store. This can lead to a crowded environment that can be difficult to navigate.
Knowledge about the many Flite Test designs and specifications is very helpful

Miscellaneous Duties (Electrical/Generators/Grounds/Garbage)

Anything that needs to be done

Working in a variety of settings, doing a variety of jobs
Mostly on-call, requires some flexibility

Other Details:
This is the muscle team that handles the jobs that may not otherwise be handled
These are the few brave souls willing to tackle the hard jobs

The Hangar

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Just curious, I’m only going to be there Wednesday through Friday. Could I still could volunteer like in the store for those days?