Participation in a Cherokees to Oshkosh Mini-Clinic is required to participate in the Cherokees to Oshkosh Mass Arrival at EAA Airventure on Saturday, July 18, 2020.

Sign up for Cherokees to Oshkosh Mini-Clinics here

New this year 10 Clinics!

Mini-Clinic Schedule

  • February 28 – March 1, 2020 (Backup date March 6 – 8) Mini-clinic Aiken, SC (KAIK)
    Friday Ground school with full safety briefing at 5:30 PM EDT if enough participants have arrived. Dinner at 7:00 PM EDT
    Saturday 9:00 AM EDT Full briefing as required to qualify for CtO arrival. Fly sorties with new and returning participants
    Sunday 9:00 AM EDT Briefing and final flight prior to participants departure for home
    Quality Inn Aiken SC
    Call the hotel directly, 803-502-0900 for reservation
    Breakfast at Hotel
    We will provide transportation to and from airport to hotel approximately 1 mile
    We will decide on lunch Saturday and Sunday, Dinner Friday and Saturday

  • March 20 – 22, 2020  (backup dates March 27-29) 10:00 AM EST Saturday Mini-clinic Ocean Isle Beach, NC (60J)
    Arrivals. Thursday and Friday
    Flights for returning members and right seat observation rides for new participants.
    Ground school and Dinner at house.
    0700-0800 Breakfast at house
    0830 Depart for airport
    0900 Briefing for training sorties (Ground School for late arrivals)
    1200-1330 Lunch
    1330-1600 More training sorties
    1830 Dinner at house
    0800 Breakfast at house
    0930 Departure with briefings for CTO if needed or Advance training for all that may be interested.
    Pilots departure as needed.
  • We should be able to house everyone on site unless one or both properties rent.
    As your host we offer a unique clinic in that we now own 2 oceanfront homes less than 2 miles from the airport. Homes can be seen at and  With 20 bedrooms and 14 full baths and 2 half baths between the 2 houses we will be able to host all participants without the need of a hotel this year. We encourage all pilots to bring their spouses or friends if they wish as there is plenty to do around the area.

    Our house will be available to accommodate all pilots and their guest with meals supplied from Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast. All participants are welcome to extend their stays as long as they wish as we will be staying that following week for daughter's spring break.
    To cover the cost of Food, Cleaning and rental of 15 passenger van (will have van Friday am through Sunday) will be 150.00 per room single or 175.00 double for complete stay, no matter how long you wish to stay. We will need you to bring sheets and towels for your stay, so please let me know who and how many will be attending as soon as possible so we can let you know sheet sizes to bring and to plan for food for the meals
  • April 17 – 19: (backup date: May 1-3) 10:00 AM CDT Saturday Mini-clinic Jefferson City, MO (KJEF) 
     pilots arrive (possible advanced training for returning members)
     6pm dinner/drinks at Paddy Malone’s
     breakfast on own
      9am ground school for new participants
            9am briefing/sorties for returning members
     noon-1pm lunch at airport (pizza)
     1pm-? Additional training sorties
     6pm dinner @ O’Donoghue’s and social at host’s home
     breakfast on own
     9am-? Additional training sorties (advanced training for interested returning members)

  • May 8 – 10 10:00 AM EDT Saturday TBA Mini-clinic Wadsworth, OH (3G3)
    Friday Ground school with full safety briefing at 5:30 PM EDT if enough participants have arrived.
    Saturday 9:00 AM EDT - Full briefing as required to qualify for CtO arrival. Fly sorties with new and returning participants.
    Sunday 9:00 AM EDT – Briefing and final flight prior to participants departure for home

    Could all participants in the Wadsworth mini clinic aim to arrive at 3G3 before 5:00 p.m. as I would like to start a full briefing at 5:30 p.m.. Please let me know if you are not able to arrive before 5:00 p.m.
    If possible arrive in time to fuel up and tie down prior to the briefing.
    There are some changes from prior years so I would like everyone to be at the briefing and learn the changes.
    This will save us having to do the full briefing on Saturday morning and we can just have a short session to assign elements and brief for the sortie which is to be flown.
    Accomodations: I have reserved a block of rooms at Comfort Inn in Wadsworth. The room rate is $109 / night and the rooms are being held until April 8thafter which rooms will be on a space available basis but still at $109 / night. To book your room please call Comfort Inn on 330-336-7692 and mention Cherokees to Oshkosh

  • May 9th Primary Training 10:00 AM PDT Saturday Mini-clinic, May 10th Optional Followup  Stockton, CA (KSCK) 

  • May 15 – 17 10:00 AM CDT Saturday Mini-clinic Sumner County Regional, Gallatin, TN (KXNX, formerly M33)

  • June 5 – 7 (Backup date June 12 – 14).Mini-Clinic Mount Pleasant, TX (KOSA)
  • Ground school will be held on Thursday evening and repeated Friday evening. Attendance at one of these is mandatory for new registrants prior to flight training. An additional ground school may be offered if conditions permit. Attendance the entire weekend is not mandatory.
  • June 12 – 14 10:00 AM CDT Saturday Mini-clinic Appleton, WI (KATW)
  • June 26 — 28, 2020 Mini-clinic Gladwin, MI (KGDW) 
    Friday TBD (Will try to have Ground School on Friday if it works for all new participants) Briefing and flights for new and returning pilots
    Saturday 10:00 AM EDT Briefing (Required to Qualify for Cherokees to Oshkosh), flights 
    Friday Dinner T.B.D. 
    Saturday breakfast T.B.D
    Saturday Lunch T.B.D.
    Saturday, June 27 Dinner at sponsor's home.

    Sunday breakfast T.B.D.
    Sunday 10:00 AM EDT — Noon Briefing and flights
    Ground Transportation:
    The airport is holding two courtesy cars for our use to carpool to motel and meals. We also will have one or two local drivers as needed.  

  • T.B.D. Waupaca, WI (KPCZ)

Questions about Mini-Clinics or the Schedule? Choose from the pop-up menu in the form (below) to contact the appropriate clinic sponsor or the Mini-Clinic Registrar. 

Cessnas 2 Oshkosh - Cherokees to Oshkosh Training Agreement

The Cessnas 2 Oshkosh (C2O) and the Cherokees to Oshkosh (CtO) organizations have reached a mutual collaboration agreement for the purpose of training our pilots to fly the mass arrival into Oshkosh. Under this agreement, the Cherokees to Oshkosh (CtO) pilots are welcome to attend our clinics and our pilots are welcome to attend their clinics. Attendance to a clinic of one of the two organizations, the training received and the clearance to fly the mass arrival granted by the clinic's lead pilot will be honored by the reciprocal organization.

Cherokees to Oshkosh (CtO) pilots who wish to participate in one of our clinics must have approval from Dwane (Ferg) Ferguson, Director of Air Operations of Cherokees to Oshkosh (CtO). Send him a message via the contact form on this web site.

Cessnas 2 Oshkosh (C2O) pilots who wish to participate in one of Cherokees to Oshkosh (CtO) clinics must have approval from Rodney Swanson, our Director of Training and Operations. Send Rodney a message via this link.

This cross-training option is not available for new Cessnas or Cherokees 2 Oshkosh pilots, or pilots who were not cleared by one of our lead pilots after training in one of our regular clinics.


Waupaca July 15 – 18
Oshkosh July 18 — Your Choice

Arrive at the staging area (KPCZ – Waupaca, WI) on or before Thursday, July 16, 2020

Wednesday, July 15

TBD Make-up Mini-Clinic
17:00 Bus Service from Airport 
18:00 Meet and Greet at the Par 4 Bistro

Thursday, July 16

08:30 Bus Service to Airport begins
10:00 Training Flights
17:00 Bus Service to Comfort Inn begins

Friday, July 17

08:30 Bus Service to Airport begins
11:30 Training Flights
17:30 Bus Service to Comfort Inn
18:30 Buffet Dinner and Awards Presentations - Par 4 Bistro

Saturday, July 18

06:30 Bus Service to Airport begins
07:30 MANDATORY SAFETY BRIEFING!! This is what we all have been working towards!!
08:30 Man your aircraft and begin staging
9:00 Engine Start
9:30 Depart KPCZ
10:00 Touchdown OSH for Cherokee Flight
17:00 T.B.D.

VAR Evening optional activities throughout AirVenture week

Cherokees to Oshkosh Hospitality Tent
Concerts - AirVenture Grounds
Movies - FlyIn Theatre
Night Airshows - Flight Line
Mooney BBQ - Mooney North 40 Camp
Movies and Socializing - C2O Camp Entertainment Pavilion