Feb 26-28 Aiken, SC, KAIK Host: Ron Mowry
Quality Inn, Aiken, SC (call directly (803) 502-0900)
Safety Briefings Fri 5:30 PM repeated Sat 9:00 AM Transportation to/from hotel provided
Mar 26-28 CANCELLED Ocean Isle Beach NC 60J Hosts: Angie and Wayne Micelli
The host makes available his large beachfront homes for the group
Early arrivals on Thursday encouraged. $150.00/single, $175/double for the entire stay (regardless of duration), includes meals
April 9-11 Mt Pleasant, TX, KOSA Host: Ed LeBlanc
Candlewood Suites (903) 572-4600
Apr 23-25 Stockton, CA, KSCK Host: Dick Filson
TBD Backup dates Apr 30-May 2
More details to follow
Apr 30 -May 2 Columbus, OH, KTZR Hosts: Samantha and Andrew Howard
The Holiday Inn, 5495 Maxwell Place Columbus, Oh 43228, has a block of rooms for us at $109 per night. Call 614-335-1150 and tell them you are with Cherokees to Oshkosh or book online. The hotel is a short drive from the airport, host will handle transportation.
May 14-16 Jefferson City, MO, KJEF Host: Chip Gentry
Candlewood Suites block of rooms under Cherokees to Oshkosh. Either call the front desk at 573-634-8822 and ask for reservations in the Cherokees to Oshkosh block or use the booking link included below to make reservations online. The cutoff date for the discounted rates is 4/14/21. Any unreserved rooms left in the block after that date will be released. Candlewood Suites has an assortment of room types within the block. If a particular room type is requested and is no longer available, please let them know and they will atttempt to accommodate your request. Cherokees to Oshkosh
May 21-23 Gallatin, TN, KXNX Host: Dwane "Ferg" Ferguson
Quality Inn of Gallatin block of rooms under “CtO.” Call the front desk at 615-451-4494. Be sure to say you are with the “CtO group” to receive the reduced rate. The cutoff date is 30 April 2021. I’ve asked for either single king rooms or two full-size beds, but they will try to accommodate any requests. Any rooms after 30 April will be released.
Alternately, I know that some folks can get special deals at Hampton and Sleep Inn & Suites. They are next door to the Quality Inn and their direct numbers are:
Hampton: 615-206-9595 Sleep Inn: 615-989-9414
June 4-6 Preston, MN, KFKA Hosts: Jud and Kent Dornick
Country Trails Inn & Suites 888-378-2896 507-765-2533 Hwy 52 North, Preston, MN 55965
The host has arranged for a block of rooms at $109
If possible arrive Friday afternoon for ground school at 5:30 PM. Welcome dinner and social hour Friday evening will be in the host's hangar following ground school. Breakfast on your own at Preston B&B. Saturday lunch in the host's hangar. Saturday evening meal TBD. Sunday breakfast at the farm.
RESCHEDULED JULY 9-11 Gladwin, MI, KGDW Hosts: Mindy and Mitch Kahn
Rivertown Inn (989) 246-9130 1220 E Cedar Ave, Gladwin, MI 48624 The Rivertown Inn is near the airport.
If Rivertown Inn fills up, try the Northwoods Motel (989) 426-4021. The Northwoods Motel is near the host's cottage and near Friday night's dinner/briefing venue. The host will provide ground transportation.
Ask for “Cherokees to Oshkosh” when booking. Rooms held till 4/1/21 and fill up quickly
Please arrive mid-day Friday if possible for afternoon Ground School. Friday dinner at The Hearth in Sugar Springs. Saturday dinner at the host's cottage. Breakfasts at the pavillion at the airport. OrderSaturday Lunch online from Pale Blue Smoking Company https://pale-blue-smoking-co-dot-llc.square.site (Place orders on Thursday or Friday - (DO NOT ORDER THE DAILY SPECIAL, we will be in the air when they come out on Saturday). Make sure you put Cherokees to Oshkosh in the notes so that it gets delivered to the airport.
Jul 21 (Wed) Mosinee (Wausau) WI KCWA Grand Lodge This is a “last resort” mini-clinic during the week prior to the Mass Arrival