Re: PineBluff2018 Photos


Thank you, Steve! I try :-)

Re: Video from Randal “Digger”


As usual Digger produces another fine video, just too bad I couldn’t attend. You guys looked good in the all up & looked like fun was had by all. Maybe next year for me, busy with getting the new -8 up to speed and set up for formation work, smoke, etc.


On Oct 10, 2018, at 8:23 AM, Mark Burns <burnsm57@...> wrote:

Randal asked me to post the link below on this group site. He sent it by email to most everyone from the clinic but some emails bounced back.

From Randal:

I have enclosed the You Tube link of the Pine Bluff allup video  and  have included the photos of Drone, Sara, Dana, and Seba. 

The video is in 1080HD and the clarity will be much Greater if you change the YouTube setting to 1080HD,

You  may have to wait until it is fully loaded to view it without interruption if your internet connection is slow. 

Randal  “Digger” Warren

Re: Video from Randal “Digger”


Thank you, Mark! Fine job, Digger! :-) Beautiful memo :-)

Great job on the video Randal!

Mark Burns

You did a great job capturing the weekend!
Thanks for taking the time to put this video together.

I thought everyone did a great job flying the all-up. Some who were just cleared solo 
at this clinic!

For those that hadn’t flown in large formation before I know it can be stressful.
It’s only been about 6 years since I flew my first one. To say I was tense is an understatement!

Each one you fly it will become less stressful and you’ll find yourself able to relax and look around a good bit more. This makes it so much fun!!  I could have flown around with you guys at least another hour on Sunday :-)

Kudos to Greese for the outstanding lead.
His smooth flying and calmness on the radio made it easier for us all!

Thanks Bulldog, Sara , Doug and the EAA chapter for another great clinic!


Re: After Action Report


I said I probably left someone out that needs to be recognized.  Well I forgot to thank Bob & Linda Connor, our Air Boss & Bossett.  They own an RV-7 and Bob has been through a clinic at PBF before.  They came down from North Little Rock Friday to helped with registration and also acted as a buffer between us & the FAA.  Then they came down again on Saturday to provide Air Boss services for us. The FAA decided if CapConn was going to be on duty there was no reason to send anyone else.

Thanks a lot Bob.


From: <> on behalf of Bill Schlatterer <BillSchlatterer@...>
Sent: Monday, October 8, 2018 8:54:39 PM
To:; MidsouthRVators@...; 'West TN RVators'
Cc: 'Bruce Rodgers'; 'Richard Swartz'; 'Doug Hale'; 'Glenn Bell'; 'Marion Loyd'; 'Bob Mills'; 'Ken Johnson'; 'Ken Johnson'; cshaw@...
Subject: Re: [2018PineBluffClinic] After Action Report

You said  << I know I left out someone, so forgive me. >> and you sure as heck did!  How about a big thanks to the one and only Bulldog for putting this thing together and making it a memorable weekend for everyone involved.   You next assignment is to take care of the weather for Petit Jean!


Slats(ReCard)Bill  :--)



From: [] On Behalf Of GERALD LOYD
Sent: Monday, October 08, 2018 8:46 PM
To: 2018 Pine Bluff Clinic; MidsouthRVators@...; West TN RVators
Cc: Bruce Rodgers; Richard Swartz; Doug Hale; Glenn Bell; Marion Loyd; Bob Mills; Ken Johnson; Ken Johnson; cshaw@...
Subject: [2018PineBluffClinic] After Action Report


We just had one of the best clinics I have been to.  There were 29 pilots and a few guest.  The weather was very good and the food was excellent.  Bad weather across the mid west caused a few cancellations and we missed you guys.  Safely flying formation is our goal and we did a lot of it.


I want to congratulate Dean Marvin (Gumby), Dave Romuald (Torque), Frank Brewer (Bogie), and Scott Sundstrom for passing their Wingman check rides.  Also David Grover deserves recognition for passing his Flight Lead check ride.  FFI Cards are not easy to earn.  Good job guys.


We had 3 Red Scary new formation pilots (Brian Freeman, Rajiv Chalasani, & Jim Ivey) solo in 2 ship flights.  I hope you continue to progress up the FFI ladder to eventually earn a formation card.  You will enjoy the journey.  


We need to thank all of the people that made this possible.  Doug Hale (airport manager) and his staff did a great job taking care of our every need and allowed us to have full use of their facilities.


The EAA Chapter volunteers are just wonderful.  Sara Works our chapter president worked continuously all weekend to be sure we were taken care of and she got some good photos & videos that she will share.  Bruce Rogers, Richard Swartz and his lovely wife were the main cooks.  They did a fantastic job.  A week ago we had a hangar clean up day and there were even more volunteers there .  Thanks for the support .


I want to thank Cassandra Shaw, head of the Pine Bluff Transit department for furnishing our bus transportation.  The drivers were courteous and on time.  We appreciate your help.


Greg Reese (Greese) our check pilot and all up flight lead came a long way to help & provide guidance when needed.  Thank you to the Flight Leads & Safety Pilots too.  You came at your own expense and didn't complain about what ever flight assignment you were given.  The FFI family is better off for your effort.


I know I left out someone, so forgive me. 


Thanks Again


Kansas City Clinic


For you RVators interested in formation flying, KC Flight will have their spring clinic April 26-28 at Lee's Summit, MO.

Gerald (Bulldog)


2019 Pine Bluff Formation Clinic


The 2019 Pine Bluff Formation Clinic group site is ready.  It will be the last weekend in October at Pine Bluff, AR (KPBF).  As always, join the group and read all about it.  More information is in the files section.  If you decide to participate go to the database and enter your pilot information.  Joining the group does not sign you up for the clinic.  Entering your information in the database is how you sign up.  Here is a link to the site:


Let the Good Times Roll,

Gerald Loyd (Bulldog)