Welcome to Cessnas 2 Oshkosh 2018!

Updated January 27, 2018 19:50 EST

Hello Everyone,

Believe it or not, it is that time of year to start thinking about the 13th Annual Cessnas 2 Oshkosh Mass Arrival. After spending Christmas in shorts and flip flops, I find myself in a hotel room in Arkansas looking at snow on the ground and thinking of how to preheat. The Weather Channel says that it is unseasonably cold across the country.

So, with that in mind, let's take this momentary down time to think (dream) what we will all be doing in July and what we need to do between now and then. Craig, Gil and I have discussed what if any changes to make to the core of Cessnas 2 Oshkosh. We are extremely pleased with how last year's event worked out. We made some critical changes to our internal planning and execution processes and we believe it paid off. The all critical brief was started on time and the flight was completed successfully. Since there is always room for improvement, we conducted an "after action" brief with the offsite instructors and came up with some minor changes that I believe most of you will be pleased to see during this year's training clinics.

As always, we need to be sure to get the word out to our fellow Cessna pilots about the mass arrival. Personally, I try to post a C2O flyer whenever I stop at FBOs. There are literally thousands of Cessna pilots that haven't heard about our event. We are extremely happy to have a very loyal and comprehensive group of sponsors. Cessnas 2 Oshkosh would not be able to do what we do without our sponsors' help. Please consider giving your business to them as a way of saying "Thanks" for all they do for us.

Please keep an eye on your inbox for the opening of this year's registration. We expect registration to open around the beginning of February. Clinics will begin in March.

We look forward to seeing everyone at Cessna BaseCamp in Juneau Wisconsin on the 21st of July 2018!

Blue skies,

Craig, Gil and Rodney

Congratulations Cessnas 2 Oshkosh 2017!

Updated February 04, 2018 20:27 EST

Coming soon... 2017 Cessnas 2 Oshkosh Group Picture2017 Cessnas 2 Oshkosh. Photo by Rodney Swanson, Cessnas 2 Oshkosh Director of Training and Operations

On July 22nd, the Saturday before the start of EAA AirVenture 2017, Cessnas 2 Oshkosh conducted its 12th annual mass arrival into the Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Congratulations to each and every one of our pilots! We have accomplished our mission of flying our fifty-four (54) planes into Oshkosh. Thanks to all our pilots, relatives and friends for making the 2017 Cessnas 2 Oshkosh Mass Arrival a success.

2017 was our tenth year in partnership with the Cessna Pilots Association.

 2017 Mass Arrival Report 

We are very pleased to report that a total of fifty-two (52) aircraft officially participated in the 2017 Cessnas 2 Oshkosh Mass Arrival Flight. A number of our pilots who could not make it to Juneau in time to join the flight, arrived in Oshkosh shortly after the mass arrival and joined us at Cessna Base Camp.

Six (6) of the fifty-two (52) pilots flew the Cessnas 2 Oshkosh Mass Arrival for the first time in 2017. We warmly welcome all of our new pilots and their passengers to our group and wish they had the most fun during the week of celebration at Cessna Base Camp and AirVenture. Eleven (11) pilots withdrew from participation for different personal, family or work related reasons. We missed them and hope that they will join this year. Twenty (20) pilots were not able to reach Dodge County Airport (KUNU), our staging base, due to adverse weather conditions en route. Some of these pilots eventually arrived in Oshkosh and joined us at Cessna Base Camp on the following days. Three (3) pilots participated in the mass arrival flight as passengers due to mechanical or technical problems with their aircraft.

Cessna Lead and Alpha 3 - 2017 Cessnas 2 OshkoshCessna Lead, Gil and Sonia Velez and Alpha 3, Dan and Tina McCullough on their way to Oshkosh as viewed from Alpha 2, Richard and Suzie Bowden - 2017 Cessnas 2 Oshkosh Mass Arrival - Photo by Suzie Bowden.

Twenty-six (26) states and one (1) Canadian province were represented. Texas led the states with eight (8) aircraft, followed by Washington with five (5), Massachusetts, Colorado, Florida and North Carolina with three (3), California, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, New York and Virginia with two (2) aircraft each, and eleven (11) more states and Ontario with one (1) aircraft each.

The Cardinal (C177) again led the models with twenty-one (21) aircraft, followed by the Skylane (C182) with twelve (12), the Skyhawk with ten (10), the Centurion (C210) with five (5), the Stationair (C206) with two (2), and the Skywagon (C185) and the Skymaster (C337) with one (1) aircraft each.

Needless to say, we are very pleased with these results and would like to express our most sincere thanks to all our pilots, relatives and friends for their support and contribution to the success of the 2017 Cessnas 2 Oshkosh Mass Arrival.

Click here to see and download the 2017 Element Composition Report in pdf format.

2017 12th Mass Arrival Flyer


You may download this ready-to-print pdf file that includes four different versions of the flyer and post it at your local airport FBO. Download this ready-to-print pdf file.

To Fly Our 2018 Mass Arrival...

Updated February 16, 2018 10:23 EST

...a pilot must register and pay the registration fee, participate in at least one formation flight training clinic in 2018, be on the ground at Dodge County Airport (KUNU) by 11:00 AM CDT on Saturday, July 21, 2018 to check in, and attend the mass arrival final preflight brief. The preflight brief is held in the main hangar of  Wisconsin Aviation in Juneau, Wisconsin and starts promptly at 12:00 Noon CDT (UTC-5).

The registration process is simple: starts by clicking on the Registration tab (the first from the right at the top of every page) and answering 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 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 and make any necessary corrections and changes. In 2017 we added two 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 2018 remains $65.00 for registrations completed by the deadline of June 14. 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.

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