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 in Waupaca on Thursday night, July 22, 2021? I'm only a couple 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 at Waupaca?

Yes, we are arranging for a block of rooms and more information will be forthcoming. 
Comfort Suites at the Par 4 Resort -- 199 Foxfire Drive, Waupaca, WI 715-942-0500 $119 – $129 + Tax -- Indicate you are with Cherokees 2020. To get the CtO special room rate you must call the hotel phone number 715-942-0500.

If you make your reservation on line at the normal Comfort Suites web site or through the toll free number, you will not be entitled to the special CtO rate.

I've never flown in formation!

With this being our twelfth year, we have a lot 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 2021 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 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?

A refund minus $25 is available up until June 1, 2021. (No refunds on personalized hats/shirts if they have already been produced)

How do I get one of the open slots?

Submit an online registration to reserve a slot. Slots are on a first come, first served basis. After that, your name will go on a waiting list. You will then be notified if there are cancellations.

Where is the Celebration Dinner being held?

The awards and accolades will take place Friday July 23, 2021 at the Ale House at the Par 4 Resort following dinner.

The Arrival Dinner is in a different venue this year. It will take place on Saturday evening in Oshkosh at the huge Cherokees to Oshkosh hspitatlity tent adjacent to where our planes are parked in the North 40 at OSH. It will be catered by The Hanger.


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 from 7/21-24, 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.