Every year since 1970, thousands of people from across the United States and the globe have ventured to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, each summer to take part in the EAA fly-in convention, or as it’s been known since 1998, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Among the hundreds of thousands of visitors are thousands of volunteers who arrive for the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration weeks — and sometimes months — in advance to make it all possible. While the 5,000-plus AirVenture volunteers receive much of the credit they readily deserve during the week of the show, the ones who come weeks beforehand also play an integral role in AirVenture’s success. Simply put, without the volunteers hard at work prior to the convention, AirVenture could not and would not happen. We will all miss our friends and our volunteer duties this year. But the Warbird spirit is strong and we will be back bigger, better sharing the warbird spirit to all who will attend next year.