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  1. Hi Everyone! The WEST COAST MOONEY CLUB Summer Conference & Retreat Registration & Hotel Discounts have been secured. The West Coast Mooney Club Summer Conference & Retreat will be held at the beautiful Sunriver Resort, Sunriver Oregon. June 11-14, 2020. This will be a fun and informative weekend and will be perfect for you to bring your family as part of your summer vacation plans. The conference will feature some amazing speakers, sponsor support, fuel and tie-down discounts and raffle giveaways. Click the link below NOW for more information and get your EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION completed. SIGN UP FOR THE SUNRIVER RETREAT TODAY - REGISTER HERE Your Sunriver Lodge & Room registration link is HERE and will also be sent in your confirmation email. You must use this link to get the Mooney Club discounts. To see more about the beautiful Sunriver Resort and all it has to offer see the video below. Looking forward to seeing you all there. All the best, Michael Rodgers
  2. Visit our websites: The Facebook pages has started a pilot guide of places to fly and experience more --- Like us / follow us. The places to fly are based on our actual flying experiences and expectations. More locations will be added shortly. More information about digitizing your aircraft logbooks and records can be obtained by visiting our website: Thank you.
  3. Mooney Caravan: Kansas Air Capital Formation Clinic Join us for a weekend of fun, flying, and fellowship in the Air Capital of the World! The primary goal of the formation practice session is to introduce the basic 2-ship formation procedures required for participation in the Mooney Caravan to Oshkosh 2016 formation mass arrival to AirVenture Oshkosh. For those pilots proficient in basic 2-ship formation they will have the opportunity to both refine their fundamentals and work on 4-ship procedures. Experienced formation pilots will be paired with new pilots to serve as safety pilots. Location: Newton City/County Municipal Airport, Newton, KS Dates: May 6-8, 2016 Hosts: Dave Marten (Mooney Caravan) (605) 390-8044 FBO: Metro North Flight Support (Main Terminal) Arrival parking is on the main ramp located immediately in front of the terminal. Ground School: Formation Academics will be held FRIDAY evening at 7:30 pm at the Confort Inn and Suites (host hotel) Initial Formation Academics: Introduction and review of fundamental 2- ship procedures focusing on training requirements for the Caravan mass arrivals. Mandatory for those who have not previously attended a Money Caravan clinic. Download and review the Mooney Caravan Formation Guide and watch the Ground School video on the Mooney Caravan website training page. **Friday evening Ground School will maximize flying on Saturday. Hotel: We have a block of rooms at the Comfort Inn & Suites at a discount rate Call for reservations: (316) 804-4866 Group Rate: “Mooney Caravan” Double Queen Suite $79.00 Breakfast is included 6-9am. A block of rooms is reserved for us until April 22nd. After April 22nd the rooms will be open to other guests. Book early! Schedule: Friday 6 May: - 1600-1800: Arrival Social in airport terminal - 1600 thru 1800: Shuttle to host hotel - 1930: Newbies: Initial Formation Academics. Saturday 7 May: - 0730: Meet at hotel lobby for shuttle to airport - 0800: Mass brief – flight assignments (Mandatory for ALL pilots) - 0830-1030: Sortie 1 (brief, fly 45min, debrief) - 1030-1200: Sortie 2 - 1200-1330: Lunch at Airport - 1400-1530: Sortie 3 - 1600-1730: Sortie 4 ***Group Dinner/Social 1830 Sunday 8 May: - 0730: Meet at hotel lobby for shuttle to airport - 0800: Mass brief - 0830-1200: AM window fly for those interested Mooney Caravan: Registration: David Marten A $50 clinic fee will cover snacks/beverages, printing, and admin costs
  4. Mooney Caravan to Oshkosh XVII: An Invitation to Participants The Mooney Caravan organization is pleased to announce that planning and preparations are well underway for the 17th annual Mooney Caravan to Oshkosh on Sunday July 27, 2014. The Mooney Caravan is a formation mass-arrival to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh each summer and first flew in 1998 as a means for fellow Mooney pilots to camp together in the North 40 (see history). This is absolutely the best and safest alternative to the Fisk arrival and is the only viable option if you want to camp beside your friends. This event grew over the years with a peak of 97 aircraft participating in 2000. In 2009, Caravan organizers made the decision to overhaul the organization and flight format in order to improve the safety and quality of the mass flight into Oshkosh. Our organization is dedicated to facilitating a safe and enjoyable mass arrival formation flight into EAA AirVenture Oshkosh each year, as well as developing opportunities throughout the year to get together and fly our fantastic airplanes. Our participants share a strong sense of camaraderie and the friendship’s borne via our common interests in aviation and Mooney aircraft span the continent and the entire year between Caravan flights. The Mooney Caravan is sponsored by Mooney International. Our organization has developed a great relationship with Mooney’s new management team, who will be participating in the Caravan flight and many of our events during EAA AirVenture. Check out Mooney’s new website Caravan 2014 Our twelve person volunteer team has been working very hard since last year’s very successful full formation 25-ship mission in preparation for this year’s flight. The 2014 Mooney Caravan is scheduled to leave Madison (KMSN) Sunday July 27 at 10:30 A.M. The Caravan 2014 flight will consist of 3-ship elements (per our LOA with the FAA). The flights will be separated slightly more than the inter-element spacing to absorb and correct for compression and expansion effects as the flight progresses from MSN to OSH. In order to participate in the Caravan flight, pilots will be required to have demonstrated formation flight proficiency preferably by prior formation clinic attendance (strongly recommended) and must attend the briefing at 8 A.M Sunday morning. Most pilots will arrive at Madison during the day on Saturday July 26. There will be opportunities to fly formation sorties for fun and practice during the day Saturday. Saturday evening festivities include the annual Mexican dinner, pilot's "roast" and "naming" ceremonies. The easiest way to demonstrate formation flight proficiency is to attend one of the many formation clinics across the nation organized by our team (see as well as our very supportive colleagues in the Bonanzas to Oshkosh (B2OSH) and Cherokees to Oshkosh groups. With prior coordination, most B2OSH clinics are open to Mooney pilots and all who have participated in these clinics have been warmly welcomed and immediately made part of their community. The learning opportunities have been absolutely outstanding and the experience exceptional. The watershed realization for most participants with no prior formation experience is that it is so much easier being 50 feet away from another plane as compared to 500 or 1500 feet away in terms of station keeping. With basic exposure to the principles of station-keeping (no overlap, wingman never passes lead, establish and constantly reference a sightline on lead, utilize very small control inputs), the learning has been quick and in very short order, pilots were conducting 2-ship formation take-offs, executing a series of turns and returning to a formation landing after 30 – 40 minute sorties with relative ease – and a ton of fun! In one weekend, with a little classroom time and 3 - 4 sorties followed by thorough debriefs of every flight (SOP for formation flying!), pilots are comfortable and qualified to fly in simple formation manoeuvres (most of which are beyond the requirements for the Caravan flight!). At this time, many Caravan formation flight candidates have already attended a clinic. If not, we are offering two more clinics between now and late July as follows: NE clinic - May 31- June 1 Lancaster, PA TX clinic - June 21-23 San Marcos, TX There are also seven B2OSH regional clinics scheduled over the same time period (see Please don't be deterred if you haven’t flown formation and can’t make it to a clinic but still want to fly the in Caravan this summer - contact us now! Someone may be able to fly with you to allow you to demonstrate proficiency as we have resources and pilots all over the country. Please visit our website to find out more and to register for the 2014 Mooney Caravan. For many photos and videos of recent events and clinics, please visit Check out our Facebook page by searching Mooney Caravan! I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all past Caravan participants to return for 2014 and to invite all Mooney pilots considering a trip to AirVenture this year to join us in Madison this summer. Chris “Toro” Shopperly President, Mooney Caravan Educational and Safety Foundation
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    © Olivier P. Rouchard ©2013