Members – Volunteers

Be ready — The 2021 flying season is happening now. FOAA has completed nine events and many more opportunities to volunteer. The Operations Team is finding more events for more opportunities to support our mission.

FOAA uses SignUp Genius for volunteers to select positions for events. Please ONLY sign up for ONE POSITIONFollow instructions to let us know if you can help in multiple areas by using the comment section. Remember… just because you volunteer it does NOT mean you are automatically participating in the event. The published Operations Order will be the confirmation of your participation in the event. Additionally, if you do not sign up and want to attend your participation is welcomed.

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UPCOMING EVENTS 2021:

Event #14 — Wiregrass Ride Event on June 26th @ Blackwell Field, Ozark, AL — Our second in a series of ride events honoring regional aviation veterans (Weeks Family). — Signups have closed for the event. If you are still interested in participating contact the Tent Boss at foaatentboss@gmail.com.

Event #15 — Fort Rucker Graduates Family and Friends Ride Event #5 on July 1st @ Blackwell Field, Ozark, AL. This will be our fifth Graduation Day ride event. The Operations Officer is requesting a minimum of 14 volunteers to support this event. — click here to sign up.

Event #16 — Peanut Festival Static Display on July 3rd @ Peanut Festival Fairgrounds, Dothan, AL. FOAA has been asked to provide a static display on July 3rd. FOAA is asking for personnel to perform this static display. Please contact John ‘Doc’ Holladay or friendsofarmyaviation@outlook.com, if you would like to be part of this event. There will not be any Signup Genius for this event.

Event #17 — Fort Rucker Graduates Family and Friends Ride Event #6 on July 14th @ Blackwell Field, Ozark, AL. This will be our fifth Graduation Day ride event. The Operations Officer is requesting a minimum of 14 volunteers to support this event. — Signups will open soon.

Event #18 — Fort Rucker Graduates Family and Friends Ride Event #7 on July 28th @ Blackwell Field, Ozark, AL. This will be our fifth Graduation Day ride event. The Operations Officer is requesting a minimum of 14 volunteers to support this event. — Signups will open soon.

FOAA is going to Iowa on 3-12 September. This will be a two week long trip supporting 6 or 7 days of ride events at three different locations in Iowa. The first location is Arcadia, IA for their 150th Celebration (4-5 SEP); then Carroll, IA for Labor Day (6-7 SEP); then Camp Dodge for an Iowa Army National Guard recruiting event (9-10 SEP). — Click here to signup.

COMPLETED EVENTS 2021:

Event #1 — Annual Membership Meeting & Family Day on March 13th @ Blackwell Field, Ozark, AL. Completed. Outstanding event. Thank you for all of the support and effort with our first event of the 2021 flying season.

Event #2 — Taylor Made Festival Ride Event on March 27th @ Taylor, AL — Completed. Thank you to all of the volunteers who made this event so successful. The day started slow due to low clouds and accelerated to a very busy and long day. The Taylor and surrounding communities delivered an excellent turn out of riders for the event.

Event #3 — Panama City Beach Ride Event on April 3rd @ Beach Walk Center, Panama City Beach, FL — Completed. We had a great time providing rides from the Lyndsey Furniture Parking Lot and providing our host, Dat Cajun Place, a fly-by for their new location grand opening.

Event #4 — Wiregrass Ride Event on April 10th @ Blackwell Field, Ozark, AL — Completed. Our first in a series of ride events honoring regional aviation veterans. CW4 (ret) Hogan was the honoree, the father of FOAA Lifetime Member Roger Hogan.

Event #5 — Melbourne Veterans Ride Event on April 16-18 @ Melbourne, FL — Completed. Our third away event was three days of ride events in support of the Florida Veterans Reunion.

Event #6 — Fort Rucker Graduation Ride Event #1 on May 6 @ Blackwell Field, Ozark, AL. — Completed. This was the first graduation event of 2021. FOAA flew 93 riders, which were family and friends of the Aviation officers that graduated that day. Look for more Graduation Ride Events this flying season. A new class graduates every two week. Outstanding coordination between CW5 (ret.) Sam Baker and WO1 Peugh to make this a successful event.

Event #7 — Armed Forces Day Celebration on May 15th @ Troy University campus, Dothan, AL — Completed. We will be holding a special celebration at Troy University – Dothan campus to honor the men and women in our Armed Forces. Plans are in the making including a special program beginning at 9 am followed by rides starting at 10 am – it was a great event.

Event #8 — Fort Rucker Graduates Family and Friends Ride Event #2 on May 20 @ Blackwell Field, Ozark, AL. Completed. This was our second Graduation Day ride event. We had an outstanding turnout and flew 12 lifts of riders.

Event #9 — VFW Ride Event on May 22nd @ VFW, Dothan, AL — Completed. We were invited to support the Dothan VFW during their Military Appreciation Day.

Event #10 — Orange Beach, AL Ride Event on June 2-3 @ Wharf Helipad in Orange Beach, AL — This was a two day event. Thank you to all of the volunteers who made this event successful. Even with the maintenance delay, we were able to fly 24 lifts in Orange Beach.

Event #11 — Fort Rucker Graduates Family and Friends Ride Event #3 on June 3 @ Blackwell Field, Ozark, AL. Great turn out of volunteers to support our own, John Hensleigh. We flew six lifts for the 60 graduates, family and friends who attended this event.

Event #12 — Flag Day Ride Event on June 12th @ Sam Boswell Honda in Enterprise, AL — This is the seventh away event and third in the regional area.

Event #13 — Fort Rucker Graduates Family and Friends Ride Event #4 on June 17th @ Blackwell Field, Ozark, AL. This will be our fourth Graduation Day ride event.

Volunteers are the backbone of our organization — YOU make FOAA great! — Thank you for your continuing support with your time and talents.

Contact Information

FRIENDS OF ARMY AVIATION

189 Heritage Way

Ozark, AL 36360

(334) 445-0008

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