Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I join?
A: Click Membership and complete the Amelia EarHawts Fly Boy and Fly Girl Membership Form & Waiver. You'll find the submission instructions on page 2 of that PDF.
Q: When does membership open?
A: Typically in May. You can watch our Facebook page for the official announcement.
Q: When does membership close?
A: Membership closes either when we've become a very full flight, or if there are still middle seats available.
Q: How long are the parade routes?
A: Most of our parades follow the Uptown parade route in New Orleans. Here's a sample route from Druids. It's about 6 miles.
Q: Do I have to walk or dance the whole route?
A: Yes, you do. We have walk songs and dance songs; dance songs are choreographed.
Q: Do you have auditions/tryouts?
A: No. We do have two requirements, though. You need to be able to walk 6 miles (rounding up a bit) and have fun at the same time, and you need to attend mandatory practices/events.
Q: Are there any age requirements?
A: Yes! You have to be 21 years old to be a member.
Q: How often do you practice?
A: We practice once a week, from October through about the first week that Mardi Gras parades begin rolling, with additional outdoor practices scheduled as needed. Sometimes we will hold a special practice for an out-of-season parade.
Q: What's the difference between a Hawt and a Cabin Krewe member?
A: A "Hawt," short for Amelia EarHawt, is a member of our Mardi Gras dance troupe. A Cabin Krewe member, consisting of Fly Boys and Fly Girls, has to keep the plane flying. You can find more information about them by clicking Membership.