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 21, 2018.

Sign up for Cherokees to Oshkosh Mini-Clinics here.

Mini-Clinic Schedule

  • March 17 — 18, 2018 (Rain date March 24 — 25) 10:00 AM EST Saturday Mini-clinic Ocean Isle Beach, NC (60J)
  • April 20 — 22, 2018  (Rain date April 28 — 29 same schedule) 10:00 AM EDT Saturday TBA Mini-clinic Wadsworth, OH (3G3)
    Friday, April 20th 2018 Ground school with full safety briefing at 5:30 PM EDT if enough participants have arrived.
    Saturday, April 21st 2018 9:00 AM EDT - Full briefing as required to qualify for CtO arrival. Fly sorties with new and returning participants.
    Saturday, April 21,  BBQ at sponsors home after conclusion of flights
    Sunday, April 22nd 2018 9:00 AM EDT – Briefing and final flight prior to participants departure for home
    Ask for Christina and mention Anthony Harding to get the CtO rate of $101.83/night.
    5 Park Center Drive, Wadsworth, OH, 44281, US
    Phone: (330) 336-7692 Fax: (330) 336-5984

If Comfort Inn & Suites is booked up:
Hoilday Inn Express, Wadsworth
231 Park Center Drive
Wadsworth, OH 44281
Phone: 1-330-334-7666


  • May 11 — 13, 2018 10:00 AM CDT Saturday Mini-clinic Sumner County Regional, Gallatin, TN (M33)

  • May 19 — 20, 2018 10:00 AM PDT Saturday Mini-clinic Stockton, CA (KSCK) 

  • June 1 — 3, 2018 (Rain date June 15 — 17) 10:00 AM CDT Saturday Mini-clinic Jefferson City, MO (KJEF) 

  • June 9 — 10, 2018 10:00 AM CDT Saturday Mini-clinic Preston, MN (KFKA)

  • June 22 — 24, 2018 Mini-clinic Gladwin, MI (KGDW) 
    Friday June 22, 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 23, 10:00 AM EDT Briefing (Required to Qualify for Cherokees to Oshkosh), flights 
    Friday and Saturday, June 22 & 23 Dinner at sponsor's home 
    Saturday breakfast at sponsor's home
    Sunday breakfast at The Hearth restaurant
    Sunday, June 24, 10:00 AM EDT — Noon Briefing and flight
    White Star Motel 100 N M-30, Gladwin, Michigan 48624 Phone: 1.989.426.8940
    $60/night single + $5 for each additiional occupant — 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 18 — 21
Oshkosh July 21 — Your Choice

Wednesday, July 18

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

Thursday, July 19

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 20

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 21

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