T-34 MTW Pre-Osh Formation Practice
It's that time of year and once again as we plan to “invade” Manitowoc, WI (KMTW) July 17th - July 20th for our pre-OSH formation practice. Join us Thursday, July 22 through Monday, July 26, 2021 for MTW Formation Practice followed by KOSH Airventure Monday, July 26 – Sunday Aug 1, 2021.
If you plan to attend please complete the registration process starting May 1st, 2021 by selecting "Register Now" shown on the right of your screen AND by filling and submitting the Registration Form linked below.
We will begin with knocking the rust off by flying 2, 3 & 4-Ship sorties on Saturday morning/afternoon and Sunday morning. Then we focus on the Mass Formation practice starting on Sunday in preparation for the KOSH Airventure Arrival and Warbird Shows. There will be some sorties dedicated to folks who are new or rusty at formation flying, but MTW is NOT the place to begin your formation training. If you have some exposure and just need the final push to get ready for that Wingman or Lead Patch, let me know directly and I’ll build you a training plan. I’m not trying to discourage anyone from attending, but need to make it clear what the objective is for the weekend.
Our KOSH Airventure flying this year will likely include the Arrival Show on Monday and the Warbird Show on Tuesday. These are the days we typically have the highest participation of T-34s so I am hopeful we can really crank up the numbers this year. I am including extra blocks on the registration form for you to indicate if you’re willing to fly on Wednesday, Friday, and/or Saturday just in case there are cancellations and we have an opportunity to fill the sky.
The EAA/MTW folks will be supporting us again this year with a place to brief as well as feeding/watering us. Beginning this year, we have the capability for you to pay the “Landing Fee” on this website. I would appreciate that you use this system as it will really help us to nail down the amount of food/drink the EAA needs to serve and help keep our costs low. This fee also covers the cost of our rental van and much important smoke oil. Paying online is the least expensive way to pay. The costs will go up after July 1st and be more expensive on-site. Registration will open on May 1st and I will have established the “Landing Fee” so please check back then.
We have a contracted block of rooms for us, listed under the “T-34 Association”.
The rate for this year has not been established yet but likely around $130/night.
When open (not now, you will drive up the price) please call the Baymont Inn & Suites at (920) 682-7000
I would like to know if you are planning to attend the OSH Airventure event, even if you don’t plan to fly in the show or attend MTW. I’m hoping for BIG numbers of T-34s this year and would like to ensure we have enough parking spaces for everyone. We want to have all the T-34s parked together but if you don’t tell me you’re coming you may not get to park on the T-34 row. Please print the Registration Form (PDF / DOC) sign, scan, (or take a picture with your phone if necessary), and email the form to me at T34MTW2020@yahoo.com.
Hold Harmless Agreement:
I will also need an executed “Hold Harmless Agreement” from each person. If you are not able to do this online during registration you will have to do it on site. It will be a requirement to fly at both MTW and OSH this year.
Additional Document and Reference Material:
Here are several additional reference documents to assist in getting ready for this Formation Flying event.
All documents listed on this page can also be found in the Document Library under T-34 Association / MTW.
We plan to hold our annual T-34 Association Membership Meeting in the Oshkosh Hilton Garden Inn on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 1300CDT.
Please attend if you can, your participation counts.
That covers all the goings-on at MTW and OSH this year.
I hope to see ya at MTW/OSH! - Smitty
NOTE: Lot's can change between now and July. We are closely monitoring developments and will continue to provide updates via the T-34 Forum and this event page. If you are thinking of coming please register once registration opens. It will help us gauge interest in the event which will help us to develop a game plan as things move forward.