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 201, 2019.

Sign up for Cherokees to Oshkosh Mini-Clinics here beginning January 1, 2019.

Mini-Clinic Schedule

  • March 22 — 24, 2019 (Rain date March 29 — 31) 10:00 AM EST Saturday Mini-clinic Ocean Isle Beach, NC (60J)
  • April 6 — 7, 2019  (Rain date April 13 — 14 same schedule) 10:00 AM EDT Saturday TBA Mini-clinic Wadsworth, OH (3G3)
    Friday, April 6, 2019 Ground school with full safety briefing at 5:30 PM EDT if enough participants have arrived.
    Saturday, April 6, 2019 9:00 AM EDT - Full briefing as required to qualify for CtO arrival. Fly sorties with new and returning participants.
    Sunday, April 7,  2019 9:00 AM EDT – Briefing and final flight prior to participants departure for home
    Accomodations: TBD
  • May 4 — 5, 2019 10:00 AM PDT Saturday Mini-clinic Stockton, CA (KSCK) 
  1. May 10 — 11, 2019 10:00 AM CDT Saturday Mini-clinic Sumner County Regional, Gallatin, TN (KXNX, formerly M33)

  2. TBD: 10:00 AM CDT Saturday Mini-clinic Jefferson City, MO (KJEF) 

  3. June 7, 2019 (rain date June 14) 10:00 AM CDT Saturday Mini-clinic Appleton, WI (KATW)

  4. June 21 — 23, 2019 Mini-clinic Gladwin, MI (KGDW) 
    Friday June 21, TBA (Will try to have Ground School on Friday if it works for all new participants) Briefing and flights for new and returning pilots
    Saturday, June 22, 10:00 AM EDT Briefing (Required to Qualify for Cherokees to Oshkosh), flights 
    Friday and Saturday, June 21 & 22 Dinner at sponsor's home 
    Saturday breakfast at sponsor's home
    Sunday breakfast at The Hearth restaurant
    Sunday, June 23, 10:00 AM EDT — Noon Briefing and flight
    Northwoods Motel 5800 NOrth M30, Gladwin, MI 48624 Phone: 1.989.426.4021 (Closer to sponsor's home than prior years)
    $65/night room with two queen beds (recently remodeled) 3+ days $55/night  — Reservations under Cherokees to Oshkosh
    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.  

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 17 — 20
Oshkosh July 20 — Your Choice

Wednesday, July 17

TBD Make-up Mini-Clinic
17:00 Bus Service from Airport 
18:00 Meet and Greet at the Ale House

Thursday, July 18

08:30 Bus Service to Airport begins
10:00 Training Flights
TBD Spot Landing Contest - Prizes Will Be Awarded Friday evening
17:00 Bus Service to Comfort Inn begins

Friday, July 19

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 - Ale House

Saturday, July 20

07:30 Bus Service to Airport begins
08:30 MANDATORY SAFETY BRIEFING!! This is what we all have been working towards!!
09:30 Man your aircraft and begin staging
10:00 Engine Start
10:30 Depart KPCZ
11:00 Touchdown OSH for Cherokee Flight
17:00 Dinner, Charcoal Pit (OSH provided shuttle service)

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