Cessnas 2 Oshkosh COVID-19 Update 2

Updated April 01, 2020 18:42 EDT

Hello Everyone,

We feel that it would be prudent and responsible to postpone all clinics originally scheduled between now and the end of the current physical distancing period of April 30, 2020 as per CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus). We will continue our planning and efforts to reschedule the clinics that have been affected.

Following is the list of affected clinics:

We look forward to seeing you in Juneau, WI in July.


Craig, Gil and Rodney

Welcome to Cessnas 2 Oshkosh 2020!

Updated March 26, 2020 17:01 EDT

As we anxiously welcome the spring flying season we hope the current crisis will be over in due time. If each of us do our part, together as a nation we will overcome the COVID-19 challenge. We hope that you and those who are dear and important to you are all following the guidelines set forth by local, state and national authorities to stay healthy and ready to go as soon as the "All Clear" is announced. Craig, Gil, Rodney, the clinic host and lead pilots continue hard at work planning the annual migration to AirVenture - Oshkosh 2020.

Looking Ahead to AirVenture 2020
By Jack J. Pelton, EAA CEO and Chairman of the Board

We have made a few necessary changes to our training clinic schedule to adapt to the current crisis. In addition we are planning a couple more clinics, one being The California Clinic to be held in the SoCal area in early June. We recommend that our pilots take advantage of this downtime to study the 2020 slide presentation and become familiar with the procedures of the mass arrival, that way the ground portion of our training clinics will flow smoothly.

We have done extremely well this year with ninety-three (93) pilots and fifty-seven (57) passengers registered in the first month of our registration drive. These are extraordinary early results that set a record for us.

We are confident that the 15th Cessnas 2 Oshkosh Mass Arrival will bring us all together, new and returning pilots, our relatives and friends to safely enjoy another great Cessnas 2 Oshkosh Mass Arrival and celebration. We would like to thank all of you who have stepped forward to help out and extend our call to those who have yet to come forward. We need all the help that we can get.

Craig, Gil and Rodney thank you for your continued participation in Cessnas 2 Oshkosh and look forward to seeing you in Juneau.

Blue Skies!

Cessnas 2 Oshkosh COVID-19 Response

Updated April 01, 2020 11:01 EDT

As you can imagine, the elephant in the room is COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus). We have been in contact with EAA and the other mass arrival groups and we are continuing to plan for EAA AirVenture - Oshkosh 2020 in July and specifically the Cessnas 2 Oshkosh mass arrival to occur on the 18th of July from Juneau, Wisconsin. Following the spirit of the CDC guidelines, we will postpone the clinics between now and the 13th of April, 2020. We feel that this is a small and responsible thing to do in light of the current situation. So, specifically the following clinics will be postponed for a later date to be announced soon: The Alabama Clinic in Dothan, AL; The South Texas Clinic in Baytown, TX and The Massachusetts Clinic in Worcester, MA. The rest of the clinic schedule will remain unchanged, for now. If anything changes, we will let you know. Please take care of yourselves and your families and we look forward to seeing you in Juneau.

Craig, Gil and Rodney

To Fly Our 2020 Mass Arrival...

Updated February 22, 2020 18:55 EST

...a pilot must register and pay the registration fee, participate in at least one formation flight training clinic in 2020, be on the ground and checked in at Dodge County Airport (KUNU) by 11:00 AM CDT on Saturday, July 18, 2020. The participating PIC must also attend the mass arrival final preflight brief to be held in the main hangar of  Wisconsin Aviation in Juneau, Wisconsin starting promptly at 12:00 Noon CDT (UTC-5).

The registration process is simple, it starts by clicking on the Registration tab (the first from the right at the top of every page on the website) and answering a few straight forward 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 reviewing their information retrieved from our database and prefilled on the form. To do so, click on the link on our registration page, log in using the same email address and zip code used in your most recent registration, check the prefilled form for errors, make any necessary corrections and change what needs to be updated. 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 2020 remains $65.00. 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 your preferred credit card.

For detailed information about the payment process, click here.

For alternative forms of payment or registration, contact us by email:



The absolute deadline to register to fly the Cessnas 2 Oshkosh Mass Arrival is the seventh Thursday before the mass arrival at midnight CDT (UTC-5). In 2020 the deadline is Thursday, June 4, 2020 11:59:59 PM CDT (UTC-5).

Nevertheless, you must be fully aware of the requirement to participate in at least one formation training clinic during 2020 to be able to fly the mass arrival. You must register while there is still a clinic on the 2020 schedule that you can attend to obtain formation flight training and meet this requirement.

Registered pilots have until this deadline to withdraw from participation in the mass arrival and obtain a refund of the registration fee. This is also our deadline to place the shirts order with our vendor.

Congratulations Cessnas 2 Oshkosh 2019!

Updated February 22, 2020 18:55 EST

Coming soon... 2019 Cessnas 2 Oshkosh Group Picture2019 Cessnas 2 Oshkosh. Photo by Dmitry Zaslavsky - Chalk AC-Lead

On July 21st, the sunday before the start of EAA AirVenture 2019, Cessnas 2 Oshkosh conducted its 14th annual mass arrival into the Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Congratulations to each and every one of our pilots! We accomplished our mission of flying our eighty-six (86) aircraft into Oshkosh in spite of all the challenges. Not only did we accomplished our mission, but we were actually one aircraft short of tying our 2018 record number of aircraft for the group.

Thanks to all our pilots, relatives and friends for persisting over the obstacles and making the 2019 Cessnas 2 Oshkosh Mass Arrival a tremendous success.

The eighty-six (86) aircraft in the 2019 Mass Arrival Flight were arranged in thirty-two (32) elements. Follow this link to view the composition of the mass arrival flight, element by element. Follow this link to view the full Final Mass Arrival Report.

2019  Mass Arrival Report

Updated February 25, 2020 21:14 EST

Lineup for takeoff at Dodge County Airport in JuneauLineup for takeoff at Dodge County Airport in Juneau for the 2018 Cessnas 2 Oshkosh Mass Arrival. Photo by Gil Velez - Alpha Lead

We are excited to report that eighty-six (86) aircraft flew the 2019 Cessnas 2 Oshkosh Mass Arrival Flight. Eighteen (18) of the eighty-six (86) PIC flew the mass arrival for the first time in 2019. Our eighty-six (86) registered PIC brought with them seventy-four (74) passengers over the age of twelve (12) years and five (5) children under 12 years of age. We warmly welcome the new pilots and their passengers to our group and hope they had the most fun in the celebration at Cessna Base Camp and AirVenture. Thirty-nine (38) of the one-hundred-twenty-five (125) pilots who originally registered withdrew their registrations for different personal, family or work-related reasons, couldn't make it to Dodge County Airport in Juneau on time to participate in the flight or bailed out due to the postponement of the flight. Of these thirty-eight (38) pilots, several were able to join us later in Oshkosh and participated in the celebration. We missed the pilots who couldn't make it and hope that they will join us next year.

Twenty-seven (27) states, the District of Columbia and two (2) Canadian provinces were represented. Texas led the states with sixteen (16) aircraft, followed by Florida with six (6), California, Wisconsin and Virginia with five (5), Massachusetts and Washington with four (4), and Illinois, Maryland, North Carolina, and Ontario with three (3) aircraft each.

The Cardinal again led the models with thirty-one (31) aircraft, followed by the Skylane with twenty-one (21), the Skyhawk with seventeen (17), the Centurion with seven (7), the Stationair with three (3), the Skywagon and the Commuter with two (2), and the C170, the Skycatcher and the Skymaster with one aircraft each. Of the eighty-six (86) aircraft, fifty-three (53) had fixed landing gear and thirty-three (33) were equipped with retractable landing gear.

Needless to say, we are very happy with these results and would like to express our most sincere thanks to all of our pilots, relatives and friends for their support in 2019.

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