REGISTRATION URGENT !! as hotel rooms expire 14 February, and there is a shortage in town for event weekend. Here is the link for the clinic: https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/default.aspx?EventID=2094353 Call the hotel NOW!
March is a great time in the Southeast to fly as a wingman or lead in close formation with other Cirrus enthusiasts. Guaranteed to improve your stick and rudder flying skills and leave you with a huge smile of confidence by the end of the weekend. Start on Friday afternoon by riding in a demonstration formation flown by experienced safety pilots, followed by a detailed briefing over dinner on procedures and techniques. On Saturday and Sunday experience two-aircraft formation flights to learn the basics of station keeping, turns, close trail, element takeoffs and landings and culminate with a four aircraft flight ending with an overhead pattern. Safety pilots will fly with each new student and coach you through the process.If you desire to join other Cirrus formation enthusiasts for the Cirrus to AirVenture (C2A) mass arrival into Oshkosh this is a required step for participation. Those who have already attended a clinic are encouraged to attend (at a reduced cost) and hone their formation skills with more advanced flying. Non-flying participants are welcome to ride in the backseat as weight and balance allows. More details and pictures can be found at Cirrus Formation Website (Cirrusformation.org)Clinic Schedule: The typical clinic follows the schedule below. Friday• NLT 1300 - Arrive• 1400-1500: 4 ship demo flight• 1600-2000: Presentation and discussion on formation flying (dinner brought in)Saturday• 0830-1000: 1st Practice Flight• 1000-1130: 2nd Practice Flight• 1130-1300: Lunch on-site• 1300-1430: 3rd Practice Flight• 1430-1600: 4th Practice Flight• 1600: Dinner (at restaurant, the whole group - with discussion and more learning)Sunday• 0830-1000: 4 Ship Flight (if ready, or more 2 ship practice)• 1030-1200: 4 Ship Flight• 1300: Departure
Read posts on previous clinics to see how much fun this is - and how much it benefits your flying, both in physical and mental skills. See you in March.
Could you provide the hotel info? Looking at all the links I could only find Hotel: TBD. Thanks!
Comfort Inn Haywood Mall Area
246 Congaree Road Greenville SC 29607
CALL 864-288-1200 Ask for "CIRRUS FORMATION CLINIC"
for 16-17 March (Friday, Saturday). Select 2-double or king size bed at a discounted rate of $120 (standard rate $140).
NOTE: 16-17 March has almost all rooms in Greenville SC already booked (Bassmasters is in town along with the statewide high school band competition) and our REDUCED RATE EXPIRES 15 FEBRUARY. BOOK NOW!! as there will likely be no rooms available for bookings later in February.
Not sure I am coming but noticed the hotel link was incomplete and the ADD in me kicked in. Thanks for the quick reply. Have fun!
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