Bonanzas to Oshkosh (B2OSH XXIX)
Formation Flight July 21, 2018
   
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Bonanzas to Oshkosh (B2OSH XXIX)
Formation Flight July 21, 2018

Each year in late July about 100 Beechcraft Bonanzas and Barons assemble in Rockford, Illinois and fly in the world’s largest formation of civilian aircraft, to the world’s greatest celebration of aviation – EAA AirVenture, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Bonanzas to Oshkosh began in 1990 when Wayne Collins and a few friends decided the only way to ensure camping together was to arrive together in formation. 

For a review of our history, how it began and evolved, see the B2OSH History page.  The early history is posted with Annual Reviews and articles dating back to 2001. 

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.
 
 
B2OSH West Coast Gaggle  
7/18/2018 - 7/20/2018
Who is flying to Rockford planning to depart on Wednesday, July 18 and who is planning to depart on Thursday, July 19?

I suggest joining up over the Lovelock, Nevada Airport (KLOL) at 0900 Pacific...
 
2018 B2OSH Northwest Formation Clinic  
6/21/2018 - 6/24/2018
The primary objective of this Clinic is to provide the mandatory training and currency requirements needed to participate in the B2OSH flight this year. All other activities will be subordinate to that...
 
B2OSH Mid-West Formation Clinic  
6/15/2018 - 6/17/2018
The primary goal of the formation practice session is to introduce the basic 2-ship formation procedures required for participation in either the Mooney Caravan or Bonanzas to Oshkosh formation mass arrival...
 
B2OSH New England Formation Clinic (re-scheduled)  
6/1/2018 - 6/3/2018
The primary objective of this Clinic is to provide the mandatory training and currency requirements needed to participate in the B2OSH flight. All other activities will be subordinate to that objective....
 
B2OSH North TEXAS Advanced Formation Clinic  
5/24/2018 - 5/27/2018
North Texas Advanced Formation Practice for B2OSH at PERRIN FIELD, Sherman/Dennison, Texas (GYI) A B2OSH Training Event - Bonanza Formation Training Practice will concentrate on 4-ship training with FFI...
 
B2OSH North TEXAS Formation Clinic  
5/18/2018 - 5/20/2018
North Texas Formation Practice for B2OSH at PERRIN FIELD, Sherman/Dennison, Texas (GYI). The primary objective of this Clinic is to provide the training and currency requirements needed to participate...
 
B2OSH North Carolina Formation Clinic  
5/4/2018 - 5/6/2018
North Carolina Formation Practice for B2OSH at Elizabeth City, NC (KECG). The primary objective of this Clinic is to provide the mandatory training and currency requirements needed to participate in the...
 
B2OSH Midwest Beechnutz Formation Clinic  
4/26/2018 - 4/29/2018
Midwest Beechnutz Formation Practice for B2OSH. The primary objective of the Basic Clinic is to prepare new or inexperienced formation pilots for participation in B2OSH. The Clinic will focus on 2-ship...
 
B2OSH Midwest Beechnutz Advanced Clinic  
4/26/2018 - 4/29/2018
Midwest Beechnutz Advanced Formation Practice for B2OSH Bonanza Formation Training Practice will focus on proficiency in 2-ship flying, graduating to 4-ship, FFI evaluations for those qualified, and Showcase...
 
B2OSH NorCal Advanced Formation Clinic  
4/26/2018 - 4/29/2018
A B2OSH Training Event - Bonanza Formation Training Practice will focus on proficiency in 4-ship flying. Attending pilots must be proficient in 2-ship flying (able to maintain position in element take...
 
B2OSH Florida Formation Clinic  
4/6/2018 - 4/8/2018
Lake City, Florida Formation Practice for B2OSH. The primary objective of the Basic Clinic is to prepare new or inexperienced formation pilots for participation in B2OSH. The Clinic will focus on 2-ship...
 
B2OSH NorCal Formation Clinic  
3/24/2018 - 3/25/2018
NorCal Formation Practice for B2OSH at KMCC. The primary objective of this Clinic is to provide the mandatory training and currency requirements needed to participate in the B2OSH flight. All other activities...
 
B2OSH Phoenix, AZ Formation Clinic  
2/23/2018 - 2/25/2018
The primary objectives of the Phoenix B2Osh Clinic are to prepare new or inexperienced formation pilots for participation in B2OSH, and to provide the mandatory B2Osh currency refresher flights for more...
 
B2OSH Midwest Beechnutz Advanced/Basic Clinic  
9/28/2017 - 10/1/2017
Midwest Beechnutz Advanced/Basic Formation Practice for B2OSH Bonanza Formation Training Practice will focus on proficiency in 2-ship flying, graduating to 4-ship, FFI evaluations for those qualified,...
 
2017 Bonanzas to Oshkosh  
7/21/2017 - 7/26/2017
Planes, Planes and more Planes. Every type of plane known, from the old war birds to the incredible Harrier! What an incredible event! B2OSH meets in Rockford, IL 2 days before the start of Oshkosh to...
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 requirements are membership in ABS and EAA and demonstration of basic formation competence 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.

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