NWFC 2006, June 30th - July 2nd, 2006
Redmond, Oregon (KRDM)

Welcome to the 1st Annual Northwest Formation Clinic 2006. In response to the large and active Northwest RV community (home of Van's Aircraft), and the growing interest in formation flying, this event is being organized by local RV pilots Randy Lervold and Mike Wilson. Although we're from the Portland area, we chose Central Oregon because of its consistently good weather and wide open spaces. We believe the Redmond Airport will prove to be an excellent venue for this event.

The purpose of this clinic is to advance the formation skill levels and discipline of all involved. The seminar will be held for all skill levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Stu McCurdy of FFI will conduct the Friday morning ground school and then briefings for each flight. On hand will be some very experienced formation pilots to help train and mentor the newbees and intermediates.

Please note that this is an RV-focused event. For safety reasons, we cannot accomodate other aircraft types. If you have enough like aircraft to form a flight (2-4 planes) please contact Mike, aircraft will NOT be mixed.

There is a fee of $150 which covers logistics, lunches, an event -shirt for each participant, ground transportation, and other organizational expenses.

For more information on formation flying and FFI, see this AvWeb article on formation flying. Please see the remaining pages of this site for all other event information. We hope to see you there!

Event updates & news:
7/3/06 Event concluded Pictures of the group and each of the four large formation passes posted right and on the Photo gallery page. Actual flight schedule available here.
6/4/06 Formation Operating Areas (FOAs) approved by Redmond ATC and posted for review here
5/2/06 Hotel is sold out other than our block of rooms. Reservations must be made by 6/1 or block expires.
1/4/06 Site uploaded, event announced .

The NWFC 2006 crew and each of the four 11-ship formation passes made on the last day of the clinic. Congrats to all!


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