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  1. Mooney Caravan: 2018 Flying Monkeys Formation Clinic 4-6 May 2018 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 2018 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 http://www.airnav.com/airport/KEWK Dates: May 4-6, 2018 Host: Dave Marten (Mooney Caravan) davemarten77@gmail.com (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 Comfort 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 Guidehttp://www.mooneycaravan.com/training **Friday evening Ground School will maximize flying on Saturday. Hotel: Comfort Inn & Suites at a discount rate Call for reservations: (316) 804-4866 Breakfast is included 6-9am. Schedule: Friday 4 May: - 1600-1800: Arrival Social in airport terminal - 1600 thru 1800: Shuttle to host hotel - 1930: Newbies: Initial Formation Academics. Saturday 5 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 6 May: - 0730: Meet at hotel lobby for shuttle to airport - 0800: Mass brief - 0830-1200: AM window fly for those interested Mooney Caravan: www.mooneycaravan.com Registration: David Marten davemarten77@gmail.com A nominal clinic fee will cover snacks/beverages, printing, and admin costs
  2. Wondering if anyone else is taking their teenage kids to Oshkosh this year, especially if they've been before? I'm taking my son (15) for his first trip to Oshkosh and he's not too thrilled about going. It's not that he doesn't want to go, he's just not as excited about aviation as his dad. I was thinking he might enjoy it more if he had someone his own age to hang out with who could show him around. I assume it is OK to give him a time and place to meet and let him run around with other kids to explore on their own. He's very responsible, so I'm more worried about him getting lost or not having fun than I am about him getting into any trouble. We'll be traveling and camping with the Caravan, so that will give him an opportunity to meet any other Caravan teens and hang out with them a couple days before the real show starts. Advice from veteran attendees who survived taking their teens to Oshkosh is also welcome!
  3. All you flyin Texas wranglers for the airborne trail drive to Oshkosh sound off. Texas Wing leaving San Antone grazing area for Granbury then across injun country to pickup a few more strays and flyin monkeys. Possible chuck wagon stop and water the herd along the Missussip before turnin north to Madison for the night. Checkin with trailboss Bucko.
  4. Dates: Friday, June 29 through Sunday, July 1. Purpose: The primary purpose of this clinic is for pilots registered for the 2018 Mooney Caravan to demonstrate currency and proficiency, including qualifying pilots who are new to formation flying. All formators are welcome, whether or not you are coming to OSH this year, and we will try to accommodate advanced (four-ship) practice as well. Venue: Porterville Airport, Porterville, CA (KPTV). Airspace: Dedicated formation training areas TBA in briefing Friday evening with discrete TAC frequencies. All missions will be dispatched to assigned training areas by the Air Boss/Deputy Air Boss to ensure deconfliction and efficiency. Lodging: Holiday Inn Express 840 S Jaye St, Porterville, CA 93257 Phone: (559) 782-1200 Transportation: Ground transport provided. Food: Friday dinner/briefing @ Don Vino's Italian Bar and Grill. Saturday lunch @ Airways Cafe @ KPTV. Saturday dinner @ The Cellar Steak House, followed by storytelling @ hotel pool. Breakfast at hotel X 2. Newbie Ground Training: If you have never attended a clinic before, you MUST arrive for dinner/briefing no later than 6:00 PM Friday. Demo flights and individual sorties with a Safety Pilot will be conducted all day on Saturday. We will try to do a simulated Caravan departure and recovery Sunday morning. Prep: PLEASE (1) READ Mooney Formation Guide pages 1-47 (Basic) AND (2) WATCH "Ground School" - BOTH are on Caravan website under "Training." Please show up prepared so we can maximize everyone's time. Clinic Fee: FREE - but we will wing it for lunch and dinner on Saturday, and expect no swag. And donations for rental cars appreciated! Registration: Email Cowboy and Joker if you have already so we will have an accurate headcount and best plan for everyone and airspace for the weekend. Emails are on website...
  5. Mooney Caravan: 2018 Flying Monkeys Formation Clinic 4-6 May 2018 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 2018 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 http://www.airnav.com/airport/KEWK Dates: May 4-6, 2018 Host: Dave Marten (Mooney Caravan) davemarten77@gmail.com (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 Comfort 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 http://www.mooneycaravan.com/training **Friday evening Ground School will maximize flying on Saturday. Hotel: Comfort Inn & Suites at a discount rate Call for reservations: (316) 804-4866 Breakfast is included 6-9am. Schedule: Friday 4 May: - 1600-1800: Arrival Social in airport terminal - 1600 thru 1800: Shuttle to host hotel - 1930: Newbies: Initial Formation Academics. Saturday 5 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 6 May: - 0730: Meet at hotel lobby for shuttle to airport - 0800: Mass brief - 0830-1200: AM window fly for those interested Mooney Caravan: www.mooneycaravan.com Registration: David Marten davemarten77@gmail.com A nominal clinic fee will cover snacks/beverages, printing, and admin costs
  6. Registration for the 2018 Mooney Caravan is now open. http://www.mooneycaravan.com/registration Note: The Caravan flies on Saturday this year instead of Sunday. There are limited rooms available at a discount in Madison, so get registered and book your hotel. It's all on the registration page.
  7. Mooney Caravan "Flying Monkeys" / B2Osh "Beechnutz" Midwest Formation Clinic Mooney Pilots, The " Flying Monkeys" Midwest Wing of the Mooney Caravan invites you to follow the yellow brick road to the Land of Oz for our 2017 Mooney Caravan Formation Clinic! This year we are co-hosting with our Bonanza friends, the Beechnutz! Join us for a fun weekend of flying and fellowship as we mix it up over the Emerald City! No matter whether you're lacking a heart, brain, courage, or perhaps all three we can train a Monkey to fly. So leave the Wicked Witch and Toto at home, grab your ruby slippers and let's FLY! Date: April 20-23, 2017 (Thursday - Sunday) Location: New Century Airport, Olathe, KS, KIXD http://www.airnav.com/airport/KIXD Hosts: Craig Wilcox of theB2Osh Beechnutz, 816-885-6472 craigwilcox737@gmail.com James Oliphant bandguy@sbcglobal.net and Dave Marten davemarten77@gmail.com 605-390-8044 and the “Flying Monkeys” of the Mooney Caravan FBO: Advanced Jet Center, 913-768-1500 Facilities: Public, Controlled, Formation-Friendly Controllers Runway 18/36: 7300’ x 150’ / Paved / Lighted / Approaches Runway 04/22: 5100’ x 100’ / Paved Hotels: Group discounts at two local hotels. Contact Craig Wilcox 816-885-6472 or craigwilcox737@gmail.com to reserve a room. Transportation: Beechnutz Bus and/or Rental Vans. $30 Bus Fee covers all clinic transportation. Rental cars also available from Enterprise, booking and discount thru Advanced Jet. Pick up and drop off at airport. Registration Fee: $80 Covers snacks, drinks, all lunches, Saturday Steak dinner, Line boy Tip and CAF donation. Registration: Please register thru the B2Osh website https://www.b2osh.org/MbrPgm/Events/EventsOne.asp?R8r06=ILJ or via e-mail to the hosts listed above. Make checks payable to: "Beechnutz Formation Flying Club", 2130 Lowman Road, Smithville, MO 64089 Program and Event Details: This is primarily an Advanced Clinic for pilots wishing to train in 4-ship formation flying. Practice sessions will begin with 2-ship formation evaluations, then progress to 4-ship formation training, including element takeoffs, landings, crossunders, rejoins, and multiple position station keeping. Pilots will fly with Safety Pilots as required. By the end of the clinic, pilots should be proficient in all 4-ship flight maneuvers, and may be eligible for an FFI checkride. An FFI Check Pilot will be available. Pilots new to formation flying are also welcome, and a separate Basic 2-ship ground school will be conducted. Flight composition and events will be tailored to the flight members to maximize training efficiency. 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.http://www.mooneycaravan.com/training Schedule: Thursday 17:00 - Mandatory Ground School, CAF Briefing Room Friday Fly. Eat. Fly. Eat. Drink. Saturday Fly. Eat. Fly. Eat. Drink. Sunday AM Fly, Depart 11:00
  8. Mooney Caravan "Flying Monkeys" / B2Osh "Beechnutz" Midwest Formation Clinic Mooney Pilots, The " Flying Monkeys" Midwest Wing of the Mooney Caravan invites you to follow the yellow brick road to the Land of Oz for our 2017 Mooney Caravan Formation Clinic! This year we are co-hosting with our Bonanza friends, the Beechnutz! Join us for a fun weekend of flying and fellowship as we mix it up over the Emerald City! No matter whether you're lacking a heart, brain, courage, or perhaps all three we can train a Monkey to fly. So leave the Wicked Witch and Toto at home, grab your ruby slippers and let's FLY! Date: April 20-23, 2017 (Thursday - Sunday) Location: New Century Airport, Olathe, KS, KIXD http://www.airnav.com/airport/KIXD Hosts: Craig Wilcox of theB2Osh Beechnutz, 816-885-6472 craigwilcox737@gmail.com James Oliphant bandguy@sbcglobal.net and Dave Marten davemarten77@gmail.com 605-390-8044 and the “Flying Monkeys” of the Mooney Caravan FBO: Advanced Jet Center, 913-768-1500 Facilities: Public, Controlled, Formation-Friendly Controllers Runway 18/36: 7300’ x 150’ / Paved / Lighted / Approaches Runway 04/22: 5100’ x 100’ / Paved Hotels: Group discounts at two local hotels. Contact Craig Wilcox 816-885-6472 or craigwilcox737@gmail.com to reserve a room. Transportation: Beechnutz Bus and/or Rental Vans. $30 Bus Fee covers all clinic transportation. Rental cars also available from Enterprise, booking and discount thru Advanced Jet. Pick up and drop off at airport. Registration Fee: $80 Covers snacks, drinks, all lunches, Saturday Steak dinner, Line boy Tip and CAF donation. Registration: Please register thru the B2Osh website https://www.b2osh.org/MbrPgm/Events/EventsOne.asp?R8r06=ILJ or via e-mail to the hosts listed above. Make checks payable to: "Beechnutz Formation Flying Club", 2130 Lowman Road, Smithville, MO 64089 Program and Event Details: This is primarily an Advanced Clinic for pilots wishing to train in 4-ship formation flying. Practice sessions will begin with 2-ship formation evaluations, then progress to 4-ship formation training, including element takeoffs, landings, crossunders, rejoins, and multiple position station keeping. Pilots will fly with Safety Pilots as required. By the end of the clinic, pilots should be proficient in all 4-ship flight maneuvers, and may be eligible for an FFI checkride. An FFI Check Pilot will be available. Pilots new to formation flying are also welcome, and a separate Basic 2-ship ground school will be conducted. Flight composition and events will be tailored to the flight members to maximize training efficiency. 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.http://www.mooneycaravan.com/training Schedule: Thursday 17:00 - Mandatory Ground School, CAF Briefing Room Friday Fly. Eat. Fly. Eat. Drink. Saturday Fly. Eat. Fly. Eat. Drink. Sunday AM Fly, Depart 11:00
  9. So I'm flying my first arrival at Oshkosh this year in my C model- not the Caravan but the standard FISK VFR arrival. I'm studying the Notam, which is really pretty clear, and watching some youtube videos to get the visual lay of the land and ambiance of the arrival. But as a fairly low time pilot, I feel like I should also practice some flying skills to get ready. I'm going to schedule something with my instructor in a couple of weeks for this purpose and wanted to now what skills I should ask to practice. As of now, I plan to practice the following: -Short field/ precision landings -Short approaches/ engine out 180s -Configuring the plane for 90kts cruise - This may take some trial and error, I pretty much never cruise this slow -Slow flight in general Do folks have any other suggestions? One thing that worries me is judging spacing and making necessary adjustments if I'm getting too close.
  10. Mooney Caravan: Kansas Air Capital Formation Clinic 6-8 May 2016 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 http://www.airnav.com/airport/KEWK Dates: May 6-8, 2016 Hosts: Dave Marten (Mooney Caravan) dandtmarten@hotmail.com (605) 390-8044 FBO: Metro North Flight Support (Main Terminal) http://www.newtonkansas.com/departments-services/airport 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.http://www.mooneycaravan.com/training **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: www.mooneycaravan.com Registration: David Marten dandtmarten@hotmail.com A $50 clinic fee will cover snacks/beverages, printing, and admin costs
  11. 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 http://www.airnav.com/airport/KEWK Dates: May 6-8, 2016 Hosts: Dave Marten (Mooney Caravan) dandtmarten@hotmail.com (605) 390-8044 FBO: Metro North Flight Support (Main Terminal) http://www.newtonkansas.com/departments-services/airport 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.http://www.mooneycaravan.com/training **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: www.mooneycaravan.com Registration: David Marten dandtmarten@hotmail.com A $50 clinic fee will cover snacks/beverages, printing, and admin costs
  12. Please see MooneyCaravan.com for a listing of all things Mooney at Oshkosh. Sponsored by Mooney International, the Mooney Caravan to Oshkosh Safety Foundation is a 501©(3) charitable organization dedicated to safely aviating Mooney aircraft. The fun starts in Madison on Saturday as we pay visits to those "other" mass arrival launch airfields in an overhead, airborne salute. BBQ tickets available through the website. Come on by and meet other Mooniacs! Saturday, July 18 - Madison, WI 7:00 am - 11:00am - Breakfast 7:00 am - Briefing for Dawn Patrol Mission 9:00 am - 4:00 pm - Practice sorties, proficiency flights at MSN 9:00 am - 4:00 pm - Registration at Wisconsin Aviation MSN 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Shuttle to Pedro's Mexican Restaurante 6:00 pm - Mooney Caravan MSN Dinner at Pedro's (Sponsored by Continental Engines) Sunday, July 19 - Madison, WI and Oshkosh, WI Note: The annual meeting of the Mooney Caravan Tribal Council will immediately follow. 7:00 am - 9:00 am Breakfast 7:00 am - 9:00 am Shuttle to Wisconsin Aviation MSN 8:00 am - Mooney Caravan Flight Leader Brief at Wisconsin Aviation MSN 8:15 am - Mooney Caravan Ground Vehicle departs for OSH from MSN 8:30 am - Mooney Caravan Pilot Brief at Wisconsin Aviation MSN (pilots only!) 10:10 am - Engine Start for Mooney Caravan at MSN 10:30 am - Take-off Mooney Caravan at MSN 10:30 am - Mooney Caravan Ground Vehicle arrives at OSH 11:00 am - Mooney Caravan Arrives at OSH -- Sponsored by Mooney International 12:00 pm - Mooney Caravan Debrief -- Refreshments provided by Mooney International 5:00 pm - Cherokees 2 Oshkosh Wine, Beer & Cheese Social Gathering North 40 Mooney Caravan HQ Tent TBA - Royal and Ancient Secret and Sober Society of the Single Malt North 40 at Camp Cherokee Monday, July 20 - Oshkosh, WI North 40 Mooney Caravan HQ Tent 8:00 am - Mooney Pancake Breakfast (Caravan Registrants only) 10:00 am - 11:15 am - Mooney Owners Forum North 40 Mooney Caravan HQ Tent Sponsored by Lasar (Lake Aero Styling) & AC Air Technology 4:00 pm - 2014 Board of Directors Meeting EAA Forum Pavilions - Forum 3 Join Mooney experts in the fields of aircraft operations, safety, aeromedical, maintenance, insurance, FARs. Hear from Mooney International. Learn about Mooney organizations that support you. North 40 Mooney Caravan HQ Tent Mooney Caravan Educational Safety Foundation 6:00 pm - MooneySpace Forum Social Gathering North 40 Mooney Caravan HQ Tent Tuesday, July 21 - Oshkosh, WI
  13. Please see MooneyCaravan.com for a listing of all things Mooney at Oshkosh. Sponsored by Mooney International, the Mooney Caravan to Oshkosh Safety Foundation is a 501©(3) charitable organization dedicated to safely aviating Mooney aircraft. The fun starts in Madison on Saturday as we pay visits to those "other" mass arrival launch airfields in an overhead, airborne salute. BBQ tickets available through the website. Come on by and meet other Mooniacs! Saturday, July 18 - Madison, WI 7:00 am - 11:00am - Breakfast 7:00 am - Briefing for Dawn Patrol Mission 9:00 am - 4:00 pm - Practice sorties, proficiency flights at MSN 9:00 am - 4:00 pm - Registration at Wisconsin Aviation MSN 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Shuttle to Pedro's Mexican Restaurante 6:00 pm - Mooney Caravan MSN Dinner at Pedro's (Sponsored by Continental Engines) Sunday, July 19 - Madison, WI and Oshkosh, WI Note: The annual meeting of the Mooney Caravan Tribal Council will immediately follow. 7:00 am - 9:00 am Breakfast 7:00 am - 9:00 am Shuttle to Wisconsin Aviation MSN 8:00 am - Mooney Caravan Flight Leader Brief at Wisconsin Aviation MSN 8:15 am - Mooney Caravan Ground Vehicle departs for OSH from MSN 8:30 am - Mooney Caravan Pilot Brief at Wisconsin Aviation MSN (pilots only!) 10:10 am - Engine Start for Mooney Caravan at MSN 10:30 am - Take-off Mooney Caravan at MSN 10:30 am - Mooney Caravan Ground Vehicle arrives at OSH 11:00 am - Mooney Caravan Arrives at OSH -- Sponsored by Mooney International 12:00 pm - Mooney Caravan Debrief -- Refreshments provided by Mooney International 5:00 pm - Cherokees 2 Oshkosh Wine, Beer & Cheese Social Gathering North 40 Mooney Caravan HQ Tent TBA - Royal and Ancient Secret and Sober Society of the Single Malt North 40 at Camp Cherokee Monday, July 20 - Oshkosh, WI North 40 Mooney Caravan HQ Tent 8:00 am - Mooney Pancake Breakfast (Caravan Registrants only) 10:00 am - 11:15 am - Mooney Owners Forum North 40 Mooney Caravan HQ Tent Sponsored by Lasar (Lake Aero Styling) & AC Air Technology 4:00 pm - 2014 Board of Directors Meeting EAA Forum Pavilions - Forum 3 Join Mooney experts in the fields of aircraft operations, safety, aeromedical, maintenance, insurance, FARs. Hear from Mooney International. Learn about Mooney organizations that support you. North 40 Mooney Caravan HQ Tent Mooney Caravan Educational Safety Foundation 6:00 pm - MooneySpace Forum Social Gathering North 40 Mooney Caravan HQ Tent Tuesday, July 21 - Oshkosh, WI
  14. Please come to this discussion and Q+A on all things Mooney. Our panel includes top Mooney maintenance and instruction experts, fellow Mooney owners with other experience and skills relevant to Mooney pilots, and representatives from many of the active organizations that make up our vibrant community. And of course, Mooney International will be there to share what's new and answer your questions. Please join us in EAA Forum 3 at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 20! Presenters: Morten Boyd - Transatlantic Mooney Pilot Don Kaye - Mooney Master CFI, Bravo owner Don Maxwell - Mooney Service Center Chuck Crinnian, MD, AME, 231 owner James Oliphant/AOPA Insurance, 201 owner Robert Davis, CPA, 252 owner Paul Steen - MooneySpace Phil Corman - Vintage Mooney Group/Mooney Flyer Jolie Lucas - Mooney Ambassadors/Mooney Girls Jan Maxwell - Mooney Girls Chris Shopperly - Mooney Caravan ​CEO Jerry Chen and COO Tom Bowen - ​ Mooney International -- Moderated by Larry Brennan, 201 owner
  15. Over North Georgia, flying to Oshkosh 2014
  16. New Picture.bmp http://www.eaa.org/en/eaa/aviation-education-and-resources/aviation-videos-and-aviation-photos/eaa-webinars Cessnas, Bonanzas, Cherokees and Mooneys all have coordinated mass arrivals at EAA AirVenture. Aviation fellowship in the North 40 at its finest! Join us for an informative discussion on the most exciting way to experience Oshkosh, flying in and camping with one of the mass arrival groups. Presenters from Cessnas to Oshkosh, Bonanzas to Oshkosh, Cherokees to Oshkosh, and the Mooney Caravan will share their organization’s purpose, objectives, and training requirements. Qualifying for and flying the arrival with one of these groups is a source of pride and accomplishment, but the fun is only beginning when the planes are tied down in the North 40. FREE and open to all. Chuck "Cowboy" Crinnian will be presenting for the Mooney Caravan
  17. Good Times, Great People Hope to see everyone again this year... and some new Mooniacs as well!
  18. Pilots in the SW: Put on your spurs and saddle up! 4th Annual Mooney Caravan Formation Clinic M.C.A.S. Yuma 26-29 March 2015 MISSION OBJECTIVES PRIMARY: Basic formation skills for "Newbies" Currency/proficiency in basic formation skills for the Mooney Caravan to Oshkosh. SECONDARY: Opportunity for advanced formation skill training 4-Ship proficiency TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF TRAINING Thursday, 26 MAR: Arrival day for advanced training. Arrive by 18:00.  Group dinner TBD  Flight Lead Training Seminar  Safety Work group meeting Friday, 27 MAR: Advanced, 4-ship Training and practice. Arrival day for Basic initial and recurrent training/Newbies  Group Dinner TBD  Basic Formation Ground School Saturday, 28 MAR: Demo rides for Newbies Training sorties for Basic Skills (Newbies and recurrent)-ALL DAY Lunch at Millionair FBO Group Social/Dinner Sunday, 29 MAR: Caravan Simulation Day  Group Briefing  Mass Formation departure  XC  Mass Arrival, Lake Havasu  Lunch  RTB ACCOMODIATIONS We will be staying at the Marriott Springhill Suites for a base rate of $89, either King or Double room. 1825 E. 18th St. Call the hotel at 928-783-7853 to make your reservations. Inform the agent of the "Mooney Caravan" rate. REGISTER FOR CLINIC  Fee is $50. Please bring cash (need operating capital for the operations) This covers: o Tee Shirt o Pack of line up cards o Lunch Friday and Saturday o Tip to ground crews o Incidentals o Social Hour o If bringing spouse/other please add $20 to cover Tee Shirt, Social Hour.  DEADLINE: Please register by 15 MAR with me. Need to know your Tee Shirt Size, arrival date (Thurs or Friday), Type aircraft, Formation Experience Level, if bringing additional attendees.  E-Mail me this information, chiefpilot@aviationdoc.net See you in sunny Yuma, Chuck "Cowboy" Crinnian
  19. Here's a video of the Mooney Caravan's arrival at Oshkosh this year. Enjoy! Phil
  20. Greetings Mooney Enthusiasts, The Mooney Caravan organization is actively seeking participants for this year's Caravan to Oshkosh. To this end, a number of Formation Flying clinics are being organized around the country. If you are located in the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic region, and have interest in going to Oshkosh in style or just want to have some local fun with formation flying, please join us for the weekend of May 30th at Lancaster, PA. This event will provide an environment for you to learn basic formation flying skills. Since you are already a competent and experienced Mooney pilot, you have little to learn. I'm sure you will find that formation flying enhances flying skills as well as flying camaraderie. The Lancaster event is still coalescing, so if you have any interest, reach out now and let me know. You can find more information about formation training on the Caravan website at https://sites.google.com/site/mooneycaravan/home See you at OSH, but hopefully sooner! -Adam "Sled" Carney N9127D adam@mooney27d.com
  21. 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 www.mooney.com. 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 https://sites.google.com/site/mooneycaravan/training) 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 http://www.b2osh.org). 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 https://sites.google.com/site/mooneycaravan/home to find out more and to register for the 2014 Mooney Caravan. For many photos and videos of recent events and clinics, please visit https://mooneycaravan.shutterfly.com/. 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 www.mooneycaravan.com
  22. I would like to join the Mooney Caravan to OSH this summer. Ideally, I would like to fly my plane from the Seattle area but need a co-pilot. I would also entertain sharing expenses flying with someone else as a co-pilot in their plane. I can meet up with someone along the northern route from Seattle to Madison to join the Caravan. I am pretty flexible. Anyone interested please contact me. Ernie Wooldridge ewooldridge@centurylink.net
  23. 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 www.mooney.com. 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 https://sites.google.com/site/mooneycaravan/training) 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 http://www.b2osh.org). 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 https://sites.google.com/site/mooneycaravan/home to find out more and to register for the 2014 Mooney Caravan. For many photos and videos of recent events and clinics, please visit https://mooneycaravan.shutterfly.com/. 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 www.mooneycaravan.com
  24. 3rd Annual SW Mooney Caravan Formation Clinic Yuma, AZ-KNYL March 28,29,30 Schedule Friday, March 28 Arrivals: Afternoon on your schedule Basic and Advanced Ground School-18:00 Group Dinner: At Radisson-20:00 Saturday, March 29 Newbie Fam Flight Basic Training Sorties Advanced Training Sorties Group Debriefing/Taco BBQ Million Air Ramp Sunday, 30 March Mass Formation Sortie Departure Sponsorship provided by Million Air Yuma Clinic Fee: $50 Hotel: Radisson Yuma 928-783-8000 ask for Million Air rate FBO: Million Air 928-247-9571 Open to all aircraft types. Great training/great people/great venue Register in advance chiefpilot@aviationdoc.net or call Chuck Crinnian: 480-390-9080