Training

Here are the dates and locations for 2018 Mooney training clinics. Please check back often as additional training clinics will be added around the country.




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.  (Registration Link) The clinic will be open to Mooneys, Bonanzas, RVs and other airplanes of similar performance.

Clinic Goals:

1) Provide an opportunity for pilots proficient in basic 2-ship formation to refine their fundamentals and master 2-ship maneuvers so that they may safely progress into 4-ship maneuvering. work on 4-ship procedures. Experienced and/or Carded formation pilots will be paired with new pilots to serve as safety pilots.


2) Provide an additional NW venue for experienced 4-ship pilots to practice together.  

Location:          Yakima Air Terminal/McAllister Field Airport, Yakima, WA

                               https://www.airnav.com/airport/KYKM

Dates:                    September 28 – 30, 2018

Event Director:   Andrew “Sausage” Soleimany (Mooney Caravan)

4321as@gmail.com (206) 909-4817

FBO:                       McCormick Air Center, Parking on the ramp west of the FBO

Hotel:                Best Western Plus, 1614 North 1st St, Yakima, WA  (509) 453-8898

        A block of rooms has been set aside for $120/night.  

Breakfast is included.

Ask for the Yakima Formation Clinic when making your reservation.

Academics:           Training Discussion to be held following the Friday Welcome Event

References:          FFI Formation Guide V3.1

                               Mooney FFI Supplement

                               Bonanza FFI Supplement

                               LongEZ/Varieze FFi Supplement

Registration            https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-nw-advanced-formation-clinic-tickets-49254945869?aff=


Preliminary Schedule:

Sept 28

Arrivals / Hotel Check-in

Event Welcome Event

Sept 29

Breakfast at Hotel

0815 – 1800 Formation Sorties

Lunch provided at FBO

Group Dinner - Location/Time TBD

Sept 30

Breakfast at Hotel

0830 – 1100 Formation Sorties

Lunch Provided at FBO

Noon Departures






  • 2018 MAG Formation Clinic – Danville, VA (KDAN) – June 22-24, 2018 
The Mooney Caravan Mid-Atlantic Group (MAG) will be conducting a Mooney Caravan training clinic.

Dates: Friday, June 22 through Sunday, June 24.
Purpose: The primary purpose of this clinic is to qualify Mooney pilots who are new to formation flying and who intend to fly with the 2018 Mooney Caravan to Oshkosh. All pilots must attend a formation clinic to meet the annual formation and/or proficiency training requirement to qualify to fly with the Mooney Caravan.
Venue: Danville Regional Airport, Danville, VA (KDAN) is a family owned and operated, full-service FBO with rental cars, fuel, and maintenance.
Airspace: Dedicated formation training areas 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
                2121 Riverside Dr.
                Danville, VA 24541
                434-793-4000
                $109 per night single or double policy;
                24 hr. cancellation policy for any reason
Transportation: Ground transportation provided.

Training: You must arrive no later than 12:00 PM (Noon). Ground school and demo flights will be conducted on Friday afternoon. Individual sorties with a Safety Pilot will be conducted on Saturday and Sunday.

Pilot Requirements: All pilots are expected to have the following minimum experience:
  • 500 Hours Total Flight time
  • 50 Hours Mooney time
Clinic Fee: $150 for pilots, $60 for guests. Your clinic fee includes clinic overhead, lunches on Friday and Saturday, briefing cards, a MAG T-Shirt, and swag. Tips for the FBO ground crews and transportation crews are also included.
Payment: Payment is required to complete your registration. Mail a check or money order to:
                Jim Rigoulot
                109 Lazenby Dr.
                Ft Mill, SC 29715
NOTE: Registration will not be considered complete until your check or money order payment is received by mail. Registration fee is refundable up to 30 days before the Clinic. After 30 days, only an emergency or weather preventing you from flying to KDAN will be accepted as a reason for refund and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the MAG Regional Lead.




  • 2018 Flying Monkeys Formation Clinic -- Newton City/County Municipal Airport, Newton, KS (KEWK) -- May 4-6, 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 - 9 AM. 

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.** 



Other Clinic Opportunities
Formation training clinics are organized across the nation by our team as well as our very supportive colleagues in the Bonanzas to Oshkosh (B2OSH) and Cherokees to Oshkosh groups. If you can't attend one of the clinics above, please check out the Bonanza and Cherokee clinics. Mooney pilots who have participated in these clinics have been warmly welcomed by Bonanza and Cherokee pilots and were immediately made part of their community. 

Training Materials

Mooney Caravan ground training




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