NEWS

Mid-Atlantic Formation Clinic (June 14 - 16)


***Location Change*** The Mid-Atlantic Wing of the Mooney Caravan will be conducting a formation clinic on June 14 - 16, 2019 in Hickory, NC (KHKY).  A block of rooms has been reserved at a discount rate at Crowne Plaza, Hickory.  Clinic registration details will be posted shortly!

Flying Monkeys Formation Clinic (May 3-5)

posted Dec 30, 2018, 11:23 AM by Maria Neboschick   [ updated Dec 30, 2018, 11:36 AM ]

The Flying Monkeys Wing of the Mooney Caravan will be conducting a formation clinic at Newton City/County Municipal Airport (KEWK) in Newton, KS the weekend of May 3-5. More details to come!

Northern Flights Formation Clinic (May 31- June 2)

posted Dec 30, 2018, 11:12 AM by Maria Neboschick   [ updated Jan 15, 2019, 6:25 PM ]

The newly formed Northern Flights Wing of the Mooney Caravan will be conducting a Formation Clinic at Bemidji Regional Airport (KBJI) in Bemidji, MN the weekend of May 31st - June 2nd.  Details are posted on the Training page.

Mid-Atlantic Formation Clinic (June 14 - 16)

posted Nov 17, 2018, 7:40 PM by Maria Neboschick   [ updated Jan 22, 2019, 8:40 PM ]

The Mid-Atlantic Wing of the Mooney Caravan will be conducting a formation clinic on June 14 - 16, 2019 in Hickory, NC (KHKY).  See the Training page for details.

Gunfighters Yuma Formation Clinic – January 31 – February 03, 2019

posted Nov 17, 2018, 7:33 PM by Maria Neboschick

Plan to attend the eighth annual Mooney Caravan Gunfighters Formation Training and Proficiency Clinic in Yuma, AZ.  This is the premiere and longest running Mooney Caravan Formation Clinic.  Check the Training page for more information.

NW Advanced Formation Clinic - Sept 28 - 30, 2018

posted Aug 24, 2018, 7:52 AM by D. Andrew Soleimany   [ updated Aug 24, 2018, 7:56 AM ]

The newly formed Pacific & Mountain Northwest squadron of the Mooney Caravan invites you to our first NW Advanced Formation Clinic in Yakima, WA (KYKM) September 28 – 30, 2018.   More info can be found on the Training page.


Weather is always a concern... more so when you've got 60 other airplanes following you!

posted Aug 22, 2018, 5:21 PM by Maria Neboschick   [ updated Aug 22, 2018, 5:23 PM ]

Here's a terrific Oshkosh article that was written for Flying Magazine by our very own Mooney Caravaner, Pia Bergqvist. 
https://www.flyingmag.com/weather-wreaks-havoc-on-oshkosh-mass-arrivals

Mooney Caravan Safety Officer

posted May 27, 2018, 11:55 AM by Ashley and Maria Neboschick

Linda "Slim" Torrens has been appointed Mooney Caravan Safety Officer. Slim spent her first 20 flying years in the USAF and piloted C-9A air evac, KC-10A tanker, and C-130 airlift missions worldwide. She has over 5,000 flight hours which includes 500 Mooney hours in three privately owned M20E and M20F aircraft. She currently is an active CFII and teaches out of Blacksburg, VA. As Safety Officer, Slim hopes to improve safety awareness as well as recruit regional safety officers and have safety representation at all Mooney Caravan training events -- the ultimate goal being that Caravan events continue to be accident and incident free.

Go or No Go Matrix

posted May 11, 2018, 2:45 PM by Chuck Crinnian   [ updated May 27, 2018, 11:58 AM by Ashley and Maria Neboschick ]

A tool for leads and wingmen has been added to the Lead & Safety Pilot page, a Go-No Go matrix.  This matrix has been in use for the Caravan to Oshkosh for several years.  It is strongly recommended that this tool be used in pre-flight planning at Mooney Caravan Training Clinics, your own formation practice, and cross country formations.  As always, Leads need to assess their wingmen for their piloting skills and the environment that the mission is operating in.  Just like the weather, pilot skills, currency, and abilities are always changing. 

This tool will help assess the weather environment and will help assure a safely conducted flight.  For cross-country missions, changing routes, airports, runways, or delay may be the decision the matrix can assist with mission planning.  Weather is always in a state of change.  Use this tool en route to assess any changes to the mission plan needs to be made for any deteriorating conditions at the destination.

Mooney Caravan 2018 Merchandise Store is Open

posted May 1, 2018, 5:51 PM by Paul Steen   [ updated May 27, 2018, 11:57 AM by Ashley and Maria Neboschick ]

You'll want to be sporting the latest in Mooney Caravan shirts and hats at the 2018 Caravan. The Merchandise page is live and ready for your order. Be sure to get your order in by June 16th for free delivery to Madison, WI (KMSN) where the Caravan will stage for the Oshkosh arrival. 

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