Catch the energy surrounding the Waukesha County Airport and enjoy the camaraderie of others who share your passion for aviation by volunteering or joining one of the many associations that cater to aviation enthusiasts. Share stories, learn something new or simply enjoy the feeling of being around others who share a similar interest in aviation. Groups you can join include:
Civil Air Patrol
The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is an official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and is a nonprofit, aviation-oriented volunteer civilian organization. CAP members serve three main purposes: emergency services, aerospace education, and the CAP Cadet Program. The Waukesha County Airport hosts a CAP unit that can be contacted through Lieutenant Colonel Dean Klassy, 262-749-9008.
Commemorative Air Force - Wisconsin Wing
Based at the Waukesha, Wisconsin Airport, the Wisconsin Wing of the Commemorative Air Force is part of a national organization that celebrates the sacrifice of all military aviators from WWII, Korea, Vietnam and the Gulf Wars through the restoration of over 140 military aircraft flying in 70 Wings across the United States. This "flying museum" of the CAF strives to keep alive the memory of these aviators for future generations. The CAF Wisconsin Wing flies an SNJ (Navy version of T-6) and a PT-26 (Primary WWII Trainer").
Waukesha Aviation Club
Formed in 1931, the Waukesha Aviation Club (WAC) is one of the oldest organizations in the State of Wisconsin in continuous service to aviation. The Club founded the Warren S. O'Brien/Crites Field Museum filled with information about the airport and aviation in Wisconsin. Contact Dennis at 414-305-0565.
Wisconsin Fox River Flyers
Wisconsin Fox River Flyers (WFRF) is a non-profit/non-stock KUES based Wisconsin corporation whose sole purpose is to provide its members the lowest possible cost flying while providing a social and educational aspect to aircraft use. Individuals can purchase a membership which allows them to fly one of the group's three airplanes, which include a 1973 Piper Arrow 200, a 1976 PA-28-181 Cherokee Archer and a 1977 Cessna 172N. More information is available at: WFRF website.
Other State and National Aviation Organizations
The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) provides access to numerous special interest communities and many of our tenants are also active in these groups. Visit the EAA website for more information, or select the specific links below:
Wings Over Waukesha Air Show 2013 - Seeking volunteers to help with the annual air show featuring some of the best aerobatics acts in the country, dozens of military and civilian aircraft. We're gearing up for the 2013 air show on August 24 - 25 and we are seeking volunteers for sponsorship sales, merchandise sales, event planning and logistics, and various roles at the event. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to get involved in this fabulous annual event! More information is available at www.wingsoverwaukesha.com
To add a volunteer opportunity, please use the Volunteer Opportunities Form.