Pacific & Mountain Northwest Formation Clinic



  •  2019 Mooney Caravan Pacific & Mountain Northwest Formation Clinic – Yakima, WA (KYKM) – September 28-30, 2018

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.  The clinic registration is open to Mooneys, Bonanzas, RVs, and other airplanes of similar performance.

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 that are registered for the caravan will have priority.

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


                    McCormick Air Center FBO      (509) 248-1680

                    Parking on the ramp west of the FBO

Dates:  September 28 – 30, 2018

Event Director:  Andrew “Sausage” Soleimany (Mooney Caravan)
                   (206) 909-4817           

Hotel:  Best Western Plus, 1614 North 1st St, Yakima, WA  (509) 453-8898.  Check out the hotel details here

  • 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

  • FFI Formation Guide V3.1
  • Mooney FFI Supplement
  • Bonanza FFI Supplement
  • LongEZ/Varieze FFi Supplement
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:

Friday, Sept 28

  • Arrivals / Hotel Check-in
  • Welcome Event

Saturday, Sept 29

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

Sunday, Sept 30

  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • 0830 – 1100: Formation Sorties
  • 1100 - 1200: Lunch Provided at FBO
  • Afternoon Departures