Cherokees to Oshkosh 2022 registration now open

Editor's note: This article was updated February 22 to correct the registration fee amounts. We regret the error.

Piper Cherokee pilots are invited to join the 2022 mass arrival of Cherokees to Oshkosh for EAA AirVenture in Wisconsin.

The iconic control tower will once again direct a mass arrival of Piper Cherokees to EAA AirVenture in July. Photo by Mike Collins.

Registration opened February 3 for the group, which welcomes newcomers as well as returning pilots.

This year’s mass arrival is scheduled for July 23. The group, which will launch from Central Wisconsin Airport, joins other mass arrivals, including Cessnas, Bonanzas, and Ercoupes. All can bypass the Fisk Arrival to Wittman Regional Airport because they work with the FAA in advance to obtain cleared airspace for a scheduled arrival time. Participants maintain it’s the best way to get to the show.

“For the uninitiated, it is actually a very safe and simple way to arrive and provides the added benefit that you get to camp [at AirVenture] as a type group,” said Cherokees to Oshkosh participant Dick Filson.

All Piper PA–28 Cherokee, PA–32 Cherokee Six, and PA–24 Comanche pilots are welcome to participate. To qualify, pilots must meet minimum flying requirements, register, and successfully complete at least one formation flying mini-clinic before the July mass arrival. Ten mini-clinics are scheduled around the United States in 2022; the first is set to take place February 25 through 27 in Aiken, South Carolina. Clinics also will be in Sacramento, California; Madras, Oregon; Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina; Mount Pleasant, Texas; Gallatin, Tennessee; Columbus, Ohio; Jefferson City, Missouri; Preston, Minnesota; and Gladwin, Michigan.

Mini-clinics are free of charge. Registration is $150 if completed before March 31 and $175 by May 31 if spaces are still available. If, after attending a mini-clinic, you decide it’s not for you, the group will refund your registration fee.

To learn more or to register, see the website.

Jill W. Tallman

Jill W. Tallman

AOPA Technical Editor
AOPA Technical Editor Jill W. Tallman is an instrument-rated private pilot who is part-owner of a Cessna 182Q.
Topics: Travel, U.S. Travel, Experimental Aircraft Association

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