2016 Cessnas 2 Oshkosh. Photo by EAA Craig VanderKolk
Congratulations to each and every one of our pilots! We have accomplished the feat of flying our eighty-five (85) planes into Oshkosh. The eighty-five (85) aircraft in the 2016 Mass Arrival Flight were arranged in thirty (30) elements. Thanks to all our pilots, relatives and friends for making the 2016 Cessnas 2 Oshkosh Mass Arrival a record-breaking success.
We are ecstatic to report that eighty-five (85) aircraft participated in the 2016 Cessnas 2 Oshkosh Mass Arrival Flight. This number represents an unprecedented eighteen (18) percent increase in participation compared to the seventy-two (72) aircraft in 2015 and even higher compared to the previous three mass arrivals: 54 in 2014, 42 in 2013 and 41 in 2012.
Cessna Lead, Robert and Lori Isherwood and Alpha 2, Ray Isherwood arriving in the North 40 - 2016 Cessnas 2 Oshkosh Mass Arrival. Photo by EAA.
Twenty-seven (27) of these PIC registered and flew the Cessnas 2 Oshkosh Mass Arrival for the first time in 2016. Our PIC brought with them sixty-six (66) passengers over the age of twelve (12) years and four (4) younger children. We warmly welcome all of them and their passengers to our group and wish they
the most fun during the week of celebration at Cessna Base Camp and AirVenture. Nineteen (19) pilots and four (4) passengers withdrew from participation for different personal, family, work or weather related reasons. We missed them and hope that they will join us next year.
Kilo Lead - Second Wave 2016 Cessnas 2 Oshkosh Mass Arrival. Photo by Sonia Velez.
Twenty-seven (27) states and two (2) Canadian provinces were represented. Texas led the states and provinces with twenty-one (21) aircraft, followed by Georgia and North Carolina with five (5) aircraft each, Arizona, California, Florida, Massachusetts and Virginia with four (4) aircraft each, Connecticut and Washington with three (3) aircraft each, nine (9) other states with two (2) aircraft each, eight (8) other states and Alberta and Ontario with one (1) aircraft each.
The Cardinal (C177) again led the models with thirty-six (36) aircraft, followed by the Skylane (C182) and the Skyhawk (C172) with fourteen (14) aircraft each, the Centurion (C210) with ten (10), the Skywagon (C180/185) with four (4), the Stationair (C205/C206/C207) with three (3), and the Skymaster (C337), the Columbia (C350) and the Commuter (C150) with one (1) aircraft each. This year we had a special guest aircraft with us, a Piper Super Cub (PA18).
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 2016 Cessnas 2 Oshkosh Mass Arrival.
2016 Annual BBQ Dinner
Updated August 06, 2016 12:34 EDT
Partial view of pilots, relatives and friends during the 2016 Annual BBQ Dinner. Photo by Dmitry Zaslavsky.
Jeff Schulz, 2016 BB Element Lead receiving a certificate for a set of GAMI injectors from GAMI's John-Paul. Photo by Dmitry Zaslavsky.
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