Welcome to Cessnas 2 Oshkosh 2017!

Updated May 16, 2017 18:45 EDT

Hello Everyone,

Thanks for joining the 12th year of Cessnas 2 Oshkosh! We hope everyone is doing well and getting ready for the flying season. Craig, Gil, and I are putting the finishing touches on this years Cessnas 2 Oshkosh event planning. But first, we would like to thank all of those loyal supporters who have put in the extra effort to host clinics and get you trained. Without them, this event would not be able to happen.

If this is your first year, we would like to say that you will have a fantastic time joining us for our 12th mass arrival into Oshkosh. If you have joined us in the past, you will see some changes to help the event flow better, be safer and allow for growth in the future. All of these things will ensure that Cessnas 2 Oshkosh continue to be the preeminent mass arrival group in the North 40 camping area.

Once again, we will be staging in Juneau, Wisconsin (KUNU) hosted by Mary Gasper of Wisconsin Aviation. If you need a rental car or hotel room while in Juneau, please give her a call at (920) 386-2402 or you can forego the hotel and camp with us on the airfield.

Some of the highlights of Cessnas 2 Oshkosh while you are with us:

  • Friday Night Italian Dinner at Juneau
  • Saturday Breakfast hosted by EAA
  • Saturday Lunch prior to launch
  • 12th Annual Cessnas 2 Oshkosh Mass arrival into EAA AirVenture aka Oshkosh
  • Sunday Annual BBQ with prize raffle
  • Cessna BaseCamp breakfast

Once we get to Oshkosh there are a million things to do and see so please check out the AirVenture website www.eaa.org/en/airventure for your area of interest.

We would like to Thank You for your interest in Cessnas 2 Oshkosh and we look forward to seeing you in July.

Blue Skies,

Craig Chipley
Gil Velez
Rodney Swanson

Congratulations Cessnas 2 Oshkosh 2016!

Updated February 11, 2017 15:42 EST

2016 Cessnas 2 Oshkosh Group Picture2016 Cessnas 2 Oshkosh. - Photo by EAA Craig VanderKolk

Congratulations to each and every pilot, relative and friend who in July of 2016 made the pilgrimage to Dodge County Airport (KUNU) in Juneau, Wisconsin confronting adverse weather conditions and difficult circumstances to fly our 11th mass arrival into Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH) in Oshkosh. We enjoyed each other's company and together with the wonderful people who joined us at Cessna BaseCamp in the North 40 celebrated a great week during EAA AirVenture. In terms of numbers 2016 was a record setting year for Cessnas 2 Oshkosh. We worked really hard for it. In some other ways it was one of the most challenging in our eleven year history, surpassing 2010 Sloshkosh in that sense. 2016 was our ninth year in partnership with the Cessna Pilots Association and the first in the post-John Frank era. We at Cessnas 2 Oshkosh would like to express our most sincere gratitude to our pilots for their loyalty, perseverance and support. Thank you all for your contribution to the success of Cessnas 2 Oshkosh 2016 mass arrival.

Read the 2016 Mass Arrival Report 2017 Cessnas 2 Oshkosh Mass Arrival Flyer

To Fly Our 2017 Mass Arrival...

Updated March 13, 2017 14:41 EDT

...a pilot must register and pay the registration fee, participate in at least one formation flight training clinic in 2017 and attend the mass arrival preflight brief on July 22rd. The preflight brief is held in the main hangar of  Wisconsin Aviation at Dodge County Airport (KUNU) in Juneau, Wisconsin and starts promptly at 12:00 Noon CDT (UTC-5).

The registration process is simple: start by clicking on the Registration tab (the first from the right at the top of every page), and answer a few questions about yourself, your passenger(s) and your aircraft. Pilots who have registered to fly the mass arrival in the past, whether they flew the arrival or not, can save some time by retrieving their information from our database. To do so, click on the link found on our registration page, log in using the same email address and zip code that you used in the most recent registration, check the prefilled form for errors or changes and make any necessary corrections. This year we added two new questions regarding engine horsepower and type of landing gear. Once you are done, submit the updated form.

The final step in the registration process is paying the registration fee. The fee covers the cost of the polo shirt embroidered with our logo, the Friday dinner and the Saturday lunch at Juneau, and the BBQ dinner at Cessna Base Camp in Oshkosh. Our registration fee in 2017 remains $65.00 for registrations completed by the deadline of June 8. The late registration fee remains $75.00. Children up to 12 years of age will not incur a fee. We use Paypal® to process the registration fee payment. You are not required to have a Paypal® account. The process is simple and intuitive. You can pay using your Paypal® account, if you have one, or the major credit card of your preference.

For detailed information about the payment process, click here.

For alternative forms of payment or registration, contact us by email:


Construction Project: Dodge County Airport - Juneau, WI

Updated March 13, 2017 14:44 EDT

Dodge County AirportAerial view of Dodge County Airport in Juneau, WI

A construction project to renovate Dodge County Airport (KUNU), our base of operations in Juneau, Wisconsin is scheduled to begin in the Spring of 2017. As reported by Terri Pederson of  WiscNews the first phase of the project, which is jointly funded by the State of Wisconsin, Dodge County and the FAA, involves the east-west crossing runway 08/26 and will be completed by June.

Some of our pilots have expressed concern about the impact the project may have on our operations this coming Summer. In that regard, Rodney Swanson, our Director of Traning and Operations has been in direct contact with Dodge County Airport (KUNU) Manager, our dear Mary Gasper, who has assured us that this phase of the construction project would only affect the west end of runway 08/26 This will be the only runway closed to traffic during the construction project. The north-south runway 02/20 used in the launch of our mass arrival flight, will remain open to traffic and fully operational. The contractor has assured Dodge County authorities that the construction on this phase of the project will be completed by the end of June, providing a three-weeks cushion to accommodate potential delays.

At the present time we estimate that the impact of the project on our July operations will be minimal. Obviously it is still early and, as you all know, construction timelines can slip. In any case, we want to reassure all of our pilots that we will be in direct contact with Dodge County Airport (KUNU) authorities to reassess the situation periodically, draw contingency plans if necessary and keep each of you informed.

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