Jonathan Trappe, whom you've recently seen profiled in the magazine and e-Hotline, is coming to AirVenture and is planning on doing a flight during the event. At this point, all we know is that it will take place in the evening, likely around 7:00PM, one night Wed - Sat, and he's looking for ground crew. Here are his specific requirements:
I need 10 strong, able bodied, eager volunteers! 3 hour setup with volunteers, plus two hours setup beforehand with crew chief and I; For volunteers: the helium bottles are 143 pounds each; now, we don’t typically lift these-- we roll them-- but it is a little more physical than you might expect from a “balloon filling” role! Would love to meet day before to give safety briefing when all is quiet and relaxed-- discussing the tether lines, high pressure helium bottles, filling procedure-- but we can also do that right before inflation.
We'll post more details as we get them, but if you're going to be here this year (ideally the whole week) and think you'd be willing to lend a hand, reply to this thread and I'll start compiling the list.