Time to Mass Arrival
|Updated April 22, 2023 08:44 EDT|
Hello All Cessnas 2 Oshkosh Aficionados,
We would like to take a moment to catch you up on what has been happening with your beloved event and why we are so late in opening registration.
In late January we were contacted by the FAA and told that we had failed to live up to expectations, and that we were cancelled. Our friends at EAA pleaded our case and got us back on the schedule, albeit with some significant changes. First change, we will be limited to 50 aircraft for the mass arrival and we will be allowed another 25 aircraft in a group of "pre-arrivals". Second change, our arrival was moved from Saturday afternoon to Friday evening at 5:00 pm CDT (UTC-5). We will have our customary parking spot next to the old red shower house where we will pitch our tent.
This is a make or break year, therefore some important changes have been made to our registration process. These changes are necessary to insure the continued longevity of our event. Because we have to perform flawlessly, the mass arrival participants will be selected rather than accepted on a first-come basis. The selection will be based on number of arrivals accomplished and previous years performance. The formation will be flown by aircraft of like performance at a single speed of one-hundred (100) knots for the entire formation stream, with a one-hundred-ten (110) knots closure speed to reach route formation station.
In addition, we will have a group of twenty-five (25) aircraft that will fly the Fisk Arrival (See the following videos: Part 1 and Part 2). After landing, they will be directed to parking with the main group. The "pre-arrivals" are expected at KOSH between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm CDT (UTC-5) on Friday, just before the mass arrival. Pre-arrivals will be identified by a special windshield placard. Only twenty-five (25) of these placards will be distributed.
We have spent three months negotiating what we have now. We trust that everyone will bring their "A game" so that our organization can extricate itself from this situation. These measures do not preclude any of our former pilots, friends and relatives from attending AirVenture and joining us. All past Cessnas 2 Oshkosh participants will be welcomed at Cessna BaseCamp, regardless of whether you fly the 2023 mass arrival, the Fisk arrival or drive to AirVenture. We would love to see everyone join us in BaseCamp for the social aspect of Cessnas 2 Oshkosh.
We can only imagine your disappointment, but please understand and trust that we have done everything in our power to minimize the effects of this unexpected and unjustified FAA action.
The clinic roster will be posted shortly and we look forward to seeing you in July.
Craig, Gil, and Rodney
|Updated January 30, 2023 09:49 EST|
2022 Cessnas 2 Oshkosh Group - Photo by Ken Greer - PIC LL Lead - Cessnas 2 Oshkosh.
Yes, it was a fantastic Mass Arrival and a phenomenal week in the North 40 at AirVenture 2022! Our event this year brought one-hundred-two (102) aircraft in the mass arrival flight plus another four (4) airplanes that joined us later in the North 40. We had over two-hundred (200) pilots, relatives and friends at Cessna Base Camp, more new people than ever before and we are very happy for it. We registered a total of one-hundred-fifty-four (154) aircraft, of which one-hundred-six (106) remained in the roster to the end. Four (4) of those aircraft experienced mechanical or technical issues and were unable to join us in the flight but made it to Oshkosh a little later and joined us at Cessna Base Camp for the week long celebration. It was indeed a memorable time.
We have to thank each and every one of our pilots, relatives and friends who took part in our event, from planning to execution and evaluation. We sincerely thank those who assummed leadership at Camp, buying groceries, preparing and offering breakfast for the entire camp, especially Javier and Denise Camba, and Bill and Jen Keating who again picked up the rear.
Jen Keating (Passenger MM-3) and Javier Camba (PIC N-2) closing 2022 - Photo by Kevin Panik / C2O 2022 PIC A-3
Our thanks to them and to the many other for the success of the 2022 Cessnas 2 Oshkosh Mass Arrival. Everyone worked really, really hard and made the extra effort to arrange personal, family and work schedules to attend formation training clinics and individual or small group training sessions, and making the long trek to Juneau.
We appreciate everyone's effort and look forward to seeing you all again in July, 2023 and we'll do it all over again!
|Updated April 05, 2023 15:41 EDT|
Cessna BaseCamp North 40. Photo by Elizabeth - C2O 2022 Passenger - Hotel-3 (PIC Alberto Silva)
We are thrilled to report that one-hundred and two (102) aircraft participated in the 2022 Cessnas 2 Oshkosh Mass Arrival Flight. Thirty-six (36) of the one-hundred and two (102) PIC flew our mass arrival for the first time in 2022. Our one-hundred and two (102) PIC brought with them ninety (90) 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 wish they had the most fun during our week of celebration at Cessna Base Camp and AirVenture. Forty-nine (49) pilots withdrew from participation for different personal, family, work-related and mechanical or technical reasons. We missed them and hope that they will join us next year.
Thirty-two (32) states and three (3) Canadian provinces were represented. Texas led the states with fourteen (14) aircraft, followed by Florida with nine (9) aircraft, Virginia with eight (8), Illinois with six (6), and California with five (5) aircraft. The Canadian provinces of Ontario, Alberta and Nova Scotia sent one (1) aircraft each.
The Skylane (C182) and the Cardinal (C177) shared the model lead this time with thirty-two (32) aircraft each, the first tie ever in Cessnas 2 Oshkosh history. They were followed by the Skyhawk (C172) with twenty-four (24), and the Centurion with eight (8).
Sixty-three (63) aircraft had fixed landing gear and thirty-seven (37) were equipped with retractable landing gear.
Needless to say, we are very happy with these results and want to express our heartfelt gratitude to all of our pilots, relatives and friends for their support.
|Updated January 01, 2023 12:34 EST|
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