BONANZAS TO OSHKOSH
WELCOME TO B2OSH XXIV
Formation Flight July 27, 2013
Don't miss the outstanding review of 2012 by Dallice Tylee.
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Bonanzas to Oshkosh began in 1990 when Wayne Collins and a few friends learned the only way to ensure camping together was to arrive together in formation. The early history is posted here. Bonanzas to Oshkosh grew quickly and in 1995 set an NAA World record for the Largest Formation of Civil Aircraft - 132 Beechcraft Bonanzas and Barons. The 2009 flight exceeded the official record with 135 Beechcraft, but B2OSH did not seek official sanction.
Wayne Collins led Bonanzas to Oshkosh until 2001 when Elliott Schiffman took over the reins. During Elliott's tenure B2OSH established a nation-wide network of regional training sessions. Organized practices led to ever improving B2OSH flights and added a wonderful layer to the social fabric. In 2007 Larry Gaines slid into the left seat.
|Group Photo 2012 AirVenture|
|photo courtesy EAA Jason Toney|
Today our focus remains firmly fixed: pilots flying the best general aviation airplane camping together in friendship and camaraderie. The formation arrival is our means of accomplishment. Our only requirements are membership in ABS and EAA and 3 hours of formation training in the preceding six months. We cannot stress too strongly that this event focuses on friendship, camaraderie and a grass-roots structure. Especially if you are a first timer, do not hesitate to walk up to any cluster of pilots and friends, introduce yourself and join in. This is how friendships are made. We all have a common interest. If you are at all hesitant, pick out a Staff member (bigger name badge) and he or she will introduce you around.
The camaraderie of the Bonanzas to Oshkosh crowd has led to other same-type mass arrivals. B2OSH supports the efforts of the Mooney Caravan, Cessnas to Oshkosh, and Cherokees to Oshkosh, making the North 40 a truly special place to be in late July each year.
For more information please use the links to the left. We communicate by e-mail. If you would like to be included in our e-mail distribution list, please contact Larry Gaines. Already on our list? Please help us keep it up to date by contacting Larry with changes of address.
Bonanzas to Oshkosh is proud to be supported by the best companies in the General Aviation business. Our sponsors provide the best products, and more importantly, outstanding customer service. Please click on the Sponsor link and click through to their web sites. When you call to order, tell ‘em B2OSH sent you.