2017 Black Rock City Airport - Volunteer

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2017 Black Rock City Airport - Volunteer

Postby Meat Hunter » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:48 pm

2017 Black Rock City Airport - Volunteer


Now that the Main Ticket Sale is over, it seemed appropriate to begin this volunteer recruitment thread for 2017.

The Black Rock Municipal Airport is the second official gate into the event and it is Burners just like you that make it all happen.

Again, there will be many fun, interesting, and a somewhat different types volunteer jobs at the airport and you never know who will be coming in via. the airport gate.

90% of the over 1,000 volunteer slots at the Airport require no previous Burner or aircraft experience. For veteran Burners and those who have volunteered at the aiprort before, it might be time for you to step up for a more challenging job. For those who are pilots, we are always in need of Burners with flying, ATC, Unicom or other airport related experiences to man the critical Air Division positions.

If you are interested in volunteering at the Black Rock City Airport, first open or create your Burner Profile: https://profiles.burningman.org

Click on: Participation Forms
Open: Volunteer Questionnaire and select Airport as a place that you would like to volunteer and complete the questionnaire.

Very shortly you will receive an Airport Welcome Letter with more details.

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Re: 2017 Black Rock City Airport - Volunteer

Postby Chowski » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:48 pm

Kewl! Will I get to drive Paris HIlton, her luggage, and her entourage to White Priviilege Ocean when she lands?! How about all the other defaultia celebrities who are too good to drive and/or bring anything to Burning Man? Will I get to actually see my favorite EDM festival DJ on his way to Robot Heart? Because that would be awesome, and totally what Burning Man needs.

Burning Man Airport: Radical Self-Reliance Good, Radical Commodification Better!

Remember everybody, that totally hot chick in the black feathers couldn't even make it to the event without YOUR volunteerism! Make sure she gets the best Instagram shot ever!

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Re: 2017 Black Rock City Airport - Volunteer

Postby FlyingMonkey » Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:00 am

Chowski wrote:Kewl! Will I get to drive Paris HIlton, her luggage, and her entourage to White Priviilege Ocean when she lands?! How about all the other defaultia celebrities who are too good to drive and/or bring anything to Burning Man? Will I get to actually see my favorite EDM festival DJ on his way to Robot Heart? Because that would be awesome, and totally what Burning Man needs.

Burning Man Airport: Radical Self-Reliance Good, Radical Commodification Better!

Remember everybody, that totally hot chick in the black feathers couldn't even make it to the event without YOUR volunteerism! Make sure she gets the best Instagram shot ever!


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Re: 2017 Black Rock City Airport - Volunteer

Postby Meat Hunter » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:54 pm

Are there volunteer opportunities available at the Black Rock City Airport? Funny you should ask. There are over 1,000 volunteer shifts and 3,000 - 5,000 Burners now arrive via the airport (this is in addition to Paris, her entourage and the Plug & Play folks who arrive via private jets).

The Airport Shiftboard will be opening in late May to early June. If you would like a little different type of volunteer experience at BM, the airport might be what you are looking for.

We need to see what we can do about getting you plugged into the Airport data base so that you will begin to receive the notices and sign-up for the best shifts as soon as Shiftboard opens.

Please:
1. Log onto your Burner Profile and make sure that your contact information is correct.

2. Click on Participation Form.
https://profiles.burningman.org

3. Click on and complete the Volunteer Questionnaire and make sure that you check Airport as a place that you would like to volunteer. Finish completing the form and close.

In a few hours, you will receive an Airport Welcome Letter with information that will get you started and on your way.
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Re: 2017 Black Rock City Airport - Volunteer

Postby eldergeekaz » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:25 pm

Meat Hunter, you may be getting a PM from another AZ burner with some specific questions. I told him to get a hold of you.

Hope things are well on you side of the country! :)
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Re: 2017 Black Rock City Airport - Volunteer

Postby OscarElGrunon » Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:43 pm

I hope you get enough volunteers. I heard from the GLC that volunteer recruiting wasn't going very well.

Personally, I don't look forward to waiting 12 hours in a line so that I can spend my days inside to help other people who can afford to skip the line. If volunteering at the airport got me a complimentary flight I'd consider it. Otherwise, no thanks. If I volunteer at a food festival I expect a free meal at the end of it. Yes volunteering is supposed to be given freely, but actual volunteer coordinators and recruiters know that you have to support the people who support you.

Good luck finding 1000 people who have such a great spirit of gifting that they give what little time they have (and paid a great deal of money to attend) so that others who are richer can have even more. I don't know anyone like that.

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Re: 2017 Black Rock City Airport - Volunteer

Postby Chowski » Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:46 pm

Or perhaps, since the airport is a direct link to the Commodification of Burning Man, and the Accommodation of radically non-self-reliant observers who fly in for the weekend, BMORG should start charging a little tax on every incoming parasite, and then pay a staff to run the airport. Why should our community be expected to cater to people who are bringing nothing to the event?

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Re: 2017 Black Rock City Airport - Volunteer

Postby Ratty » Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:41 pm

Chowski you're a little harsh with your wide brush strokes. You also make some statements that don't apply to everyone flying in. It's cheaper to drive in. I think the ones who fly in have more disposable income to support projects at the event. In fact, some of them are artists and support their own art on playa. Sure there are some p&p douchwads. There are also some participants.

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Good luck finding 1000 people who have such a great spirit of gifting that they give what little time they have (and paid a great deal of money to attend) so that others who are richer can have even more. I don't know anyone like that.
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Re: 2017 Black Rock City Airport - Volunteer

Postby some seeing eye » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:20 pm

I have volunteered at the airport and would in the future.

The airport is a gate, like the main gate, with a ticket office, like the main gate ticket office, without the main gate crush.

A bit more than a hundred small planes fly in, often camp at the airport or outside the gate with their plane. The pilots have mastered flying at altitude in desert conditions with their flying machines. The airport is also a village of camps with activities. It's probably the quietest village in the entire city.

The flyers take sky divers up, they take people on rides. The team that runs the control tower / air traffic control are well respected by the FAA. There is on-the-web and in-person pilot information and training. It is a facility for air ambulance service.

It is one of those departments with a fun loving culture and sense of the absurd with critical execution behind the curtain.

The volunteer jobs are listed and there is an opportunity in each for costumes, theater, playfulness and cacophony. There is also an opportunity to encourage the commercial fliers to be their burner best and hear their stories coming and going.
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