Gunfighters Yuma Formation Clinic -- Jan 23-26, 2020

posted Dec 27, 2019, 6:48 AM by Dan Driscoll

Attend the Mooney Caravan / Red Star Pilots Association Gunfighter Formation Clinic at KNYL/MCAS Yuma on January 23rd through 26th, 2020! This formation clinic includes tracks for basic training, advanced 2-4-ship maneuver with option for FAST card, Mooney Element Lead proficiency and qualifications, and recurrent formation training.

Registration closes January 1, so join now!

Mooney Caravan XXI After Action OPS Report

posted Sep 10, 2019, 12:51 PM by Ashley and Maria Neboschick

Updated Statement Relating to Incident During Mooney Caravan to Oshkosh XXII, 21 July 2019

posted Aug 5, 2019, 3:42 AM by Ashley and Maria Neboschick   [ updated Aug 5, 2019, 3:45 AM ]

As many of you know, we had an incident during Mooney Caravan 2019.  During the en route portion of the flight, a slowdown occurred during a rejoin to fingertip maneuver.  During this same time period, an en route course change also occurred in the direction of the rejoining wingmen. As such, an overrun occurred and both pilots took corrective action. After landing it was noted that contact had occurred.  No other elements of the formation were placed in danger by the incident.

Currently, a team of Caravan individuals is analyzing the event in order to come up with procedural recommendations. This team is in the process of gathering and reviewing all available information. While our internal investigation is not yet complete (and will not be until the NTSB makes their analysis and recommendations public), there are several takeaways that we are working on for future Caravan operations.

These recommendations will likely include more thorough training, more focus on emergency procedures and emergency calls, as well as more detailed written emergency  procedures. Please be patient with us as we try to decipher the information, and come up with meaningful conclusions. It is important that the NTSB report comes out prior so that we can incorporate all data into a thorough Caravan safety report.

Statement Relating to Incident During Mooney Caravan to Oshkosh XXII, 21 July 2019

posted Jul 26, 2019, 9:36 AM by Ashley and Maria Neboschick

On 21 July, 2019, during the Mooney Caravan to Oshkosh Educational and Safety Foundation, Ltd.’s mass arrival flight from Madison, WI to Oshkosh, WI, an occurrence took place which is classified as an “incident” under 49 C.F.R. § 830.2.  By definition, there were no injuries to any person and minor repairs to both aircraft have rendered them flyable.

The NTSB was immediately notified and has begun its investigation, in coordination with the FAA, which investigates according to FAA Order 8020.11C.  The Mooney Caravan’s Safety Committee is also conducting its own investigation. 

These investigations inherently involve the potential for certificate actions or other adverse consequences for those involved.  It is inappropriate to comment further at this time. The Caravan Safety Committee will report its findings to Caravan leadership, which will issue a statement at the appropriate time, after the NTSB and FAA have completed their investigations.

David A. Piehler
Mooney Caravan to Oshkosh Education and Safety Foundation, Ltd. General Counsel


posted Jul 20, 2019, 7:29 AM by D. Andrew Soleimany

Thanks to Ute Gravel for providing this list of activities to take part in while we are delayed in Madison!

NW Advanced Formation Clinic, Sept 6 - 8, Pendleton, OR

posted Jul 17, 2019, 10:03 AM by D. Andrew Soleimany

The Pacific & Mountain NW squadron of the Mooney Caravan is pleased to announce its second annual Northwest Advanced Formation Clinic, September 6 - 8 2019 at KPDT, Pendleton Oregon,  September 6-8! This clinic will focus on advanced formation flying and is open to Mooneys, Bonanzas, RVs, and other airplanes of similar performance.  For more information or to register navigate to:

Caravan Schedule UPDATE

posted Jun 25, 2019, 10:27 AM by Paul Steen   [ updated Jun 25, 2019, 10:28 AM ]

Please check the 2019 Schedule page for important changes to the schedule. Updates have been made to both the Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20 schedule and times. 

2019 Mooney Caravan: Who's Going?

posted Jun 15, 2019, 6:22 PM by D. Andrew Soleimany   [ updated Jun 15, 2019, 6:26 PM ]

(As of June 15, 2019)

2019 Mooney Caravan Merchandise NOW AVAILABLE

posted Apr 27, 2019, 5:04 AM by Maria Neboschick   [ updated Jul 2, 2019, 7:35 PM ]

Check out the Merchandise Page to order your 2019 Mooney Caravan apparel!!!

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