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Northern Flights Formation Clinic


***THIS EVENT HAS PASSED***
  • 2019 Mooney Caravan Northern Flights Formation Clinic – Bemidji, MN (KBJI) – May 31- June 02, 2019

The newly formed Northern Flights Wing of the Mooney Caravan invites you to our first Formation Clinic in Bemidji, MN (KYKM) May 31- June 02, 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.

Coordinator:  Terry “Top Eye” Schleisman,  (701) 240-7286   tjschleisman@yahoo.com

Weather Back up Date:  June 07 - 09, 2019

Location:  Bemidji, MN (KBJI)    https://www.airnav.com/airport/KBJI
                  Bemidji Aviation Services FBO      (218) 751-1880
      • No tie-down fees
      • Discounted fuel available
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 Quality Inn for a rate of $99/night, breakfast included.  Check out the hotel details here.

To make arrangements, please call the hotel directly at (218) 444-7700 and ask for the Mooney Caravan rate.

Clinic Fee:  $100. This clinic fee will include:
  • Welcome reception (drinks and snacks)
  • Northern Flights Patch
  • Transportation for the weekend
  • Clinic overhead

Registration:   Click here to sign up no later than Tuesday, April 30, 2019.  Please note that attendance may be limited, so SIGN UP EARLY!!!

Payment:  Cash or check due at clinic registration. 

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.
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**Note: If you have not read a Guide (Mooney or FFI) prior to attending the formation clinic, you may not fly in the clinic.**


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