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EAA Wants You! (To be an air tours maintenance officer…)
Traveling throughout the country, hanging around historic warbirds, and meeting enthusiastic visitors — if that’s your kind of gig, EAA has just the thing. We are currently filling several volunteer positions for TAMOs (Tour Aircraft Maintenance Officers) for our B-25 Berlin Express and, in the future, the B-17 Aluminum Overcast.
What does it take? A current airframe and powerplant certificate, with radial engine experience helpful. Also, a team-first attitude and the ability to work in a courteous and friendly way with air tour crews, flight passengers, and ground tour visitors, since you’ll be part of the traveling air tour operations team.
Among the responsibilities’:
- Committing to at least two tour segments of 13-16 days during the flying season.
- Using manuals, tools, and equipment to perform maintenance tasks in accordance with FAA regulations and EAA’s high standards.
- Climbing ladders and moving from ladders to wings for refueling and oiling aircraft daily. You’ll be on ladders for extended periods for working on engine components as well.
- Ability to work on aircraft even in hot weather, and able to bend and move freely in cabin areas. You’ll be asked to lift up to 50 pounds.
Your uniforms will be provided, and some travel expenses are covered for this volunteer position. You’ll be part of a team that is eager to share the stories of the aircraft and the brave crews that flew them. And as an EAA TAMO, you’ll meet people across America who want to discover more about the airplanes and their legacies.
Tour schedules traditionally run from April through October.