Formation Flight Training Clinics

Updated August 22, 2022 09:50 EDT

Our training clinics in 2022 started on Saturday, March 5, 2022 and ended on Saturday, July 9, 2022, two weeks prior to our mass arrival. The relative early start of the training season took advantage of the predominantly good flying weather in some areas of the country and allowed programming a second clinic in locations where the demand for training was higher and lead pilots were available. In addition, we wanted to avoid extending the training period too far into July. The two weeks prior to the arrival should be a time when everyone's attention should concentrate on flight planning and preparing for the trek to Juneau and Oshkosh.

As always, we urged all of our pilots to avoid postponing their training until the last weeks before the arrival. We encouraged everybody to get the training out of the way early. Attending a second clinic later in the season is perfectly acceptable and encouraged, but getting your first clinic out of the way early in the season is essential, taking into consideration that weather is always an unpredictable variable. As you all know, weather forecasts are only good for a few days ahead of time. Invariably, clinics had to be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.

Many factors are involved in planning a training clinic, the most critical one being the availability of volunteer host and lead pilots at a specific location. We encourage our more experienced pilots to volunteer, train and become lead pilots to conduct clinics at their home base locations.

2022 Formation Flight Training Clinic Schedule

Past Clinics

February 27 - Stephenville Clark Regional Airport (KSEP) Stephenville, TX

March 5 - Dothan Regional Airport (KDHN) Dothan, AL

April 16 - Marion County Airport (X35) Dunnellon, FL

April 23 - Angelina County Airport (KLFK), Lufkin, TX

April 24 - Hagerstown Regional Airport-Richard A Henson Field (KHGR) Hagerstown, MD

April 30 - General Wm J Fox Airfield (KWJF) Lancaster, CA

April 30 - Worcester Regional Airport (KORH) Worcester, MA

May 7 - Waukesha County Airport (KUES) Waukesha, WI

May 14 - Gillespie County Airport (T82), Fredericksburg, TX

May 14 - Zanesville Municipal Airport (KZZV) Zanesville, OH

May 15 - Anson County Airport – Jeff Cloud Field (KAFP) Wadesboro, NC

May 21 - Orange County Airport (KMGJ) Montgomery, NY

May 21 - Olympia Regional Airport (KOLM) Olympia, WA

June 4 - West Georgia Regional Airport-O V Gray Field (KCTJ) Carrollton, GA

June 11 - Peterborough Airport (CYPQ) Peterborough, ON

June 18 - Anoka County-Blaine Airport (Janes Field) (KANE) Minneapolis, MN

July 9 - Lawrence Regional Airport (KLWC) Lawrence, KS

Click here to see the list of clinic locations.

Location of 2022 Formation Flight Training Clinics

Updated January 19, 2022 09:26 EST

Cessnas 2 Oshkosh (C2O) - Cherokees to Oshkosh (CtO) Agreement

The Cessnas 2 Oshkosh (C2O) and the Cherokees to Oshkosh (CtO) organizations have reached a mutual collaboration agreement for the purpose of training our pilots to fly the mass arrival into Oshkosh. Under this agreement, the Cherokees to Oshkosh (CtO) pilots are welcome to attend our clinics and our pilots are welcome to attend their clinics. Attendance to a clinic of one of the two organizations, the training received and the clearance to fly the mass arrival granted by the clinic's lead pilot will be honored by the reciprocal organization.

Cherokees to Oshkosh (CtO) pilots who wish to participate in one of our clinics must have approval from Ed LeBlanc, Director of Air Operations for Cherokees to Oshkosh (CtO). Send Ed a message via this link.

Cessnas 2 Oshkosh (C2O) pilots who wish to participate in one of Cherokees to Oshkosh (CtO) clinics must have approval from Rodney Swanson, our Director of Training and Operations. Send Rodney a message via this link.

This cross-training option is not available for new Cessnas 2 Oshkosh (C2O) pilots or pilots who were not cleared by one of our lead pilots after training in one of our regular scheduled clinics.

Follow this link to view the Cherokees to Oshkosh (CtO) clinic schedule.

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