Flying Monkeys Formation Clinic

  • 2019 Mooney Caravan Flying Monkeys Formation Clinic – Newton, KS (KEWK) – on May 03- 05, 2019
Start making your plans to join us for the Flying Monkeys Formation Clinic!

**NOTE: The BeechNutz Clinic in St. Joseph, MO (KSTJ) is taking place on the same weekend. Craig "2B" Wilcox is asking that anyone that is NOT going for a card come to the Flying Monkeys Clinic in KEWK, as the BeechNutz Clinic will be focusing on FFI Wing and Lead cards.

Clinic Date: May 03 - 05, 2019

Clinic Goals
This clinic is intended for the purpose of qualifying Mooney pilots who are new to formation flying and who intend to fly with the 2019 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.  Please note that pilots who are registered for the caravan will have priority.  
  • Caravan Qualification: Mooney 2 ship, intro and basic proficiency (newbie)
  • Mooney 2-3 ship, recurrent training/proficiency.
  • Experienced and/or Carded formation pilots will be paired with new pilots to serve as Safety Pilots.
Weather Back up Date: TBD (if required)

Clinic Director: James “Pepper” Oliphant, (316) 655-5614,

Location: Newton City/County Airport Newton, KS  (KEWK)   
                 Metro North Flight Support FBO      (800) 899-2485 or (316) 284-6084

Airspace: Numerous dedicated formation training areas with discrete TAC frequencies. All missions will be dispatched to assigned training areas by the Air Boss to ensure deconfliction and efficiency.

Lodging: Special arrangements have been made with Holiday Inn Express for a rate of $89/night, breakfast included.  **The cut-off date for reservations at this special rate is April 19, 2019.**  Make arrangements by calling the hotel directly at (316) 804-7040 and ask for the "Flying Monkey Squadron Rate". 

Ground Transportation: Rental cars are available at airport through Enterprise.  If the clinic enrollment is large enough, we will look into getting a van for transport to/from airport/dinner.

Clinic Fee: $75. This clinic fee includes:
  • Clinic T-Shirt
  • Happy hour reception on Friday evening
  • Lunch on Saturday
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Clinic overhead
Registration: Click here to register no later than Monday, April 08, 2019. Please register early so that we have enough Safety Pilots available for the clinic. Our goal is to get everyone who registers qualified to fly with the 2019 Mooney Caravan!

Payment: Cash or check due at clinic registration.  Don’t hesitate to email me with any questions.

Homework: Important items will be reviewed at the Basic Formation Ground School on Friday morning, but you need to have read the Guide(s) so that the information presented at the briefing will be familiar to you. 
**Note: If you have not read a Guide (Mooney or FFI) prior to attending the formation clinic, you may not fly in the clinic.**

Preliminary Schedule:

    Day One – Friday, May 3, 2019

  • Arrivals / Hotel Check-in
  • Welcome Event
  • Academics/ Ground School

    Day Two – Saturday, May 4, 2019

  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • 0815 – 1800: Formation Sorties/ Nugget Flights
  • 1100 - 1200: Lunch provided at FBO
  • 1800: Group Dinner - Location/Time TBD

    Day Three – Sunday, May 5, 2019

  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • 0830 – 1100: Formation Flyout to Wichita, KS (KICT), tour DOC, and the B-29 hangar
  • 1100 - 1200: Lunch
  • Afternoon Departures