Join the COPA-to-AirVenture (C2A) Formation group for an exciting weekend where you will learn the basics of formation flying. The weekend begins with a demo flight so you can better absorb the 2 hour ground school where we go over the standard operating procedures. We will fly several sorties on Saturday, starting with station keeping and gradually advancing to turns and close trail. When comfortable, we will introduce element departures and landings (often on your second clinic).
All skill levels are welcome. Our priorities are Safety, Fun, and then Formation flying skills. It is a self paced learning environment, where you remain the PIC and fly as much or as little as you want. Typically, 2 or 3 one hour sorties per day is about right. Attending a clinic and demonstrating the ability to fly formation solo is a prerequisite to join the C2A Mass Arrival into Oshkosh that we conduct every year where we receive a time slot for arrival and park/camp together in the North 40.
Many participants remark how much better of a stick and rudder pilot they are after attending one clinic. You will make new friends, likely get some great aerial photos of your plane, and smile and sweat at the same time.
More info can be found at C2A.club
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