T-34 MTW Pre-Osh Formation Practice
It's that time of year and once again as we plan to “invade” Manitowoc, WI (KMTW) for our pre-OSH formation practice. Join us Thursday, July 21 through Monday, July 25, 2022 for MTW Formation Practice followed by mass arrival flight into KOSH Airventure on Monday, July 25. If you plan to attend please complete the registration process by selecting "Register Now" shown on the right of your screen.
We will begin with knocking the rust off by flying 2, 3 & 4-Ship sorties on Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning. Then we focus on the Mass Formation practice starting on Sunday afternoon 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 Smitty know directly and he will build you a training plan.
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 we are hopeful we can really crank up the numbers this year. We are including extra blocks on the registration process 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. We would appreciate that you register early and 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. The registration / landing fee covers the cost of lunches, dinner one night, snacks, drinks, the rental van and our much important smoke oil. The registration costs will go up after July 1st and will be most expensive on-site. Register early and help us all.
We are staying with the Wyndham AmericInn and we would appreciate the you use the preferred hotel. As you know we have had a series of challenges with room blocks and reservations in past years. The folks at the AmericInn have stepped up and have been first rate to deal with so lets show our appreciation by giving them the business we committed to. The block room rate is $99 and the cut off for our block rate is June 25th. You need to call the Wyndham hotel directly and ask them for the "T-34 rate 2022" ($99 a night). We will provide ground transportation to the AmericInn.
Note: Hotel rooms continue to be a problem in MTW. The problem night is Saturday July 23rd due to a charity bike event. If you are unable to get a room reservation for Saturday night please book for the nights you can get. We will have first option on cancelations, and we have a backup hotel for one night.
Wyndham AmericInn Manitowoc
5020 Hecker Road
Manitowoc, WI 54220
If you plan on attending please register now. We would also 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. We have a separate registration for OSH so head over and register for that event also if you plan on attending. We are hoping for a 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.
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.
Please attend if you can, your participation counts.
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 now. It will help us gauge interest in the event which will help us to develop a game plan as things move forward.