Cessnas 2 Oshkosh 2019!

Updated May 30, 2018 12:04 EDT

Gil Velez, Alpha 2 on his way to Oshkosh - 2011 Cessnas 2 Oshkosh. Photo by Suzie Bowden.

As spring turns to summer and we enter the final stretch of our 2019 annual mass arrival preparation, we pause to express our most felt appreciation to the more than eighty (80) returning pilots who have registered to fly the mass arrival again this year and together with them we extend our warm welcome to the more than twenty-eight (28) first-time pilots who are joining us in 2019. This en masse response has been extraordinary and unprecedented. We anticipate a great mass arrival and an even greater celebration at Cessna BaseCamp in Oshkosh.

Talking about a great mass arrival, our emphasis now shifts to training for safety. We expect that each of our pilots focus on training to meet our safety standards. Meeting the training requirement to fly the mass arrival is mandatory, there are no exceptions or workarounds. At this point in time every registered pilot who plans to fly the mass arrival should have participated in one of our clinics, or be signed up to participate in one of the clinics remaining on the schedule.

Now, as we go through the summer, weather becomes an increasingly critical factor on whether a clinic takes place or not. Postponement and rescheduling of clinics is very often inevitable. We urge our pilots to be flexible with their personal schedules and to consider flying longer than usual distances to reach a training location to avoid delays in completing training or missing it altogether.

We are counting on each and every one of you to make the 2019 mass arrival flight a memorable one. See you in Juneau soon!

Congratulations Cessnas 2 Oshkosh 2017!

Updated February 04, 2018 20:27 EST

Coming soon... 2018 Cessnas 2 Oshkosh Group Picture2018 Cessnas 2 Oshkosh. Photo by Rodney Swanson, Cessnas 2 Oshkosh Director of Training and Operations

On July 22nd, the Saturday before the start of EAA AirVenture 2017, Cessnas 2 Oshkosh conducted its 12th annual mass arrival into the Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Congratulations to each and every one of our pilots! We have accomplished our mission of flying our fifty-four (54) planes into Oshkosh. Thanks to all our pilots, relatives and friends for making the 2017 Cessnas 2 Oshkosh Mass Arrival a success.

2017 was our tenth year in partnership with the Cessna Pilots Association.

 2017 Mass Arrival Report 

We are very pleased to report that a total of fifty-two (52) aircraft officially participated in the 2017 Cessnas 2 Oshkosh Mass Arrival Flight. A number of our pilots who could not make it to Juneau in time to join the flight, arrived in Oshkosh shortly after the mass arrival and joined us at Cessna Base Camp.

Six (6) of the fifty-two (52) pilots flew the Cessnas 2 Oshkosh Mass Arrival for the first time in 2017. We warmly welcome all of our new pilots and their passengers to our group and wish they had the most fun during the week of celebration at Cessna Base Camp and AirVenture. Eleven (11) pilots withdrew from participation for different personal, family or work related reasons. We missed them and hope that they will join this year. Twenty (20) pilots were not able to reach Dodge County Airport (KUNU), our staging base, due to adverse weather conditions en route. Some of these pilots eventually arrived in Oshkosh and joined us at Cessna Base Camp on the following days. Three (3) pilots participated in the mass arrival flight as passengers due to mechanical or technical problems with their aircraft.

Cessna Lead and Alpha 3 - 2017 Cessnas 2 OshkoshCessna Lead, Gil and Sonia Velez and Alpha 3, Dan and Tina McCullough on their way to Oshkosh as viewed from Alpha 2, Richard and Suzie Bowden - 2017 Cessnas 2 Oshkosh Mass Arrival - Photo by Suzie Bowden.

Twenty-six (26) states and one (1) Canadian province were represented. Texas led the states with eight (8) aircraft, followed by Washington with five (5), Massachusetts, Colorado, Florida and North Carolina with three (3), California, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, New York and Virginia with two (2) aircraft each, and eleven (11) more states and Ontario with one (1) aircraft each.

The Cardinal (C177) again led the models with twenty-one (21) aircraft, followed by the Skylane (C182) with twelve (12), the Skyhawk with ten (10), the Centurion (C210) with five (5), the Stationair (C206) with two (2), and the Skywagon (C185) and the Skymaster (C337) with one (1) aircraft each.

Needless to say, we are very pleased with these results and would like to express our most sincere thanks to all our pilots, relatives and friends for their support and contribution to the success of the 2017 Cessnas 2 Oshkosh Mass Arrival.

Click here to see and download the 2017 Element Composition Report in pdf format.

2017 12th Mass Arrival Flyer


You may download this ready-to-print pdf file that includes four different versions of the flyer and post it at your local airport FBO. Download this ready-to-print pdf file.

To Fly Our 2019 Mass Arrival...

Updated May 30, 2018 11:34 EDT

...a pilot must register and pay the registration fee, participate in at least one formation flight training clinic in 2019, be on the ground at Dodge County Airport (KUNU) by 11:00 AM CDT on Saturday, July 20, 2019 to check in, and attend the mass arrival final preflight brief. The preflight brief is held in the main hangar of  Wisconsin Aviation in Juneau, Wisconsin and starts promptly at 12:00 Noon CDT (UTC-5).

The registration process is simple: starts by clicking on the Registration tab (the first from the right at the top of every page) and answering a few questions about yourself, your passenger(s) and your aircraft. Pilots who have registered to fly the mass arrival in the past, whether they flew the arrival or not, can save some time by retrieving their information from our database. To do so, click on the link on our registration page, log in using the same email address and zip code that you used in the most recent registration, check the prefilled form for errors and make any necessary corrections and changes. In 2017 we added two questions regarding engine horsepower and type of landing gear. Once you are done, submit the updated form.

The final step in the registration process is paying the registration fee. The fee covers the cost of the polo shirt embroidered with our logo, the Friday dinner and the Saturday lunch at Juneau, and the BBQ dinner at Cessna Base Camp in Oshkosh. Our registration fee in 2019 remains $65.00 for registrations completed by the deadline of June 6. The late registration fee remains $75.00. Children up to 12 years of age will not incur a fee. We use Paypal® to process the registration fee payment. You are not required to have a Paypal® account. The process is simple and intuitive. You can pay using your Paypal® account, if you have one, or the major credit card of your preference.

For detailed information about the payment process, click here.

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