Why are you doing this event?
We are doing this for no other reason than it is fun. The bonds created after flying in formation and camping together will truly stand the test of time.
Why do I have to be at KCWA on Thursday night, July 20, 2023? I'm only a couple of hours away!
As pilots, we prepare for the best but are ready for the unexpected. Should Waupaca (KPCZ) be fogged in on Friday morning, you would not be able to attend critical ground instruction and briefings. Participation in the Friday training session is MANDATORY
Are there motels near KCWA?
Yes, we have a block of rooms.
We have a group rate at:
The BANTR, 805 Creske Ave., Rothschild, WI 54474 Tel 715-241-6300
Click the "Lodging" menu at the top of this page for instructions.
I've never flown in formation!
We have over a decade of experience to draw upon that includes some very talented and accomplished formation pilots. As a result, the didactic component has become very efficient in preparing participants for the Mass Arrival.
If you are not sure if you want to fly formation why not join us at one of our mini-clinics and see what we do. (If you go to the "Schedule" page and can find the link to sign up) You will start by sitting in on a full briefing and then fly as a passenger on a flight with an experienced pilot. If you wish to continue you will fly the next flight in your aircraft with an experienced safety pilot riding with you. We look forward to seeing you.
What about Refunds?
Mass Arrival Refunds:
A refund minus $25 is available until June 1.
Between June 1 and June 30 a 50% refund is available.
After June 30 there will be no refunds.
If you must cancel, use the contact form on this website to inform the registrar.
How do I get one of the open slots?
You must first become a registered user. Click the Dashboard menu to submit an application. Once you have been accepted (usually in less than 24 hours) you can login and register online to reserve a slot. Slots are on a first-come, first-served basis.
Where is the Celebration Dinner being held?
The awards and accolades will take place Friday, July 21, 2023 across from the hotel.
The Arrival Dinner will take place on Saturday evening in Oshkosh at the huge Cherokees to Oshkosh hospitality tent adjacent to where our planes are parked in the North 40 at OSH. It will be catered.
What Should I Bring?
A list of MANDATORY items is listed HERE these are items YOU MUST HAVE IN YOUR POSSESSION in order to legally fly into OSH with the group. A list of SUGGESTED items, particularly if you are camping at OSH can be found HERE along with a great write up of what to expect if you're a first-timer to Airventure. Remember that there are stores on the airfield as well as a Target within easy walking distance from one of the tram stops for food and supplies. Take care that you do not overload your aircraft and push your gross weight and/or CG limits.
For those of you staying at the hotel during the training days, it is suggested you pack a small bag with clothes and toiletries for those 2-3 days and have everything else separate so you can just leave it in the airplane until arrival at OSH.