Falcon Flight Formation Training Clinic KTPLClinic@groups.io

This group is used for the signup and dissemination of information regarding a formation training clinic to be held at Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional (Temple TX) KTPL on April 8/9/10 2022. The clinic is run and hosted by the Falcon Flight Formation Team.

The rain/weather date will be April 22/23/24 2022. A weather call will be made NO LATER THAN Wed April 6 if we need to slide to this backup date.

Participants should have excellent stick and rudder skills, have aircraft in excellent condition, have full dual controls, intercom, PTT in other cockpit, and have NO VERNIER THROTTLES. By signing up, you agree to HOLD HARMLESS the organizers, briefers, safety pilots, flight leads, airport authorities, and any other persons involved in this clinic. All participants will be required to sign a Hold Harmless Agreement prior to registering. Proof of liability insurance is required.

We cannot support RV10 or RV12 aircraft at this time.

Specifically, you are expected to KNOW the following guides:

- Formation Guide V3.2 Mar 15 2020
- Summary of Changes and Common Errors JUL 2018
- Airshow Ops Supplement FEB 10 2018

All documentation can be found at : http://ffi.aero/documents.htm

After reading/studying this material, go to -> https://ffi.aero/cexam.html and complete that test. Clinic organizers will be notified when you have completed it. This MUST BE DONE PRIOR to showing up at the clinic. No test means NO clinic flying.

To sign up for this clinic, add a row entry into the Clinic Signup Table database in this group at https://groups.io/g/KTPLClinic/table?id=27292. The FILES section of this group will be updated as new information is generated. We are limiting this clinic to 40 (forty).


***** Check Rides  *****

If you are requesting a check ride, add a row to the check ride request table at:

   https://groups.io/g/KTPLClinic/table?id=31566

Download and complete the check ride request form from:

  https://ffi.aero/files/FFI%20Wingman%20Evaluation%20V3.pdf
  https://ffi.aero/files/FFI%20Flight%20Lead%20Evaluation%20V3.pdf

Complete the top portion with your personal information, and then have your RECOMMENDATION PILOT fill out the the middle block. Leave the rest of the form EMPTY. BRING THIS WITH YOU.

PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO THOSE THAT SHOW UP WITH A RECOMMENDATION. ANY OTHERS *MAY* OCCUR IF SPACE/TIME ALLOWS.

***** HOTEL INFORMATION *****

RESIDENCE INN MARRIOTT,
4301 South General Bruce Drive, Temple TX 76502

Hotel 254-773-8400 or 800-331-3131

Group Name: Falcon Flight Formation Clinic

Book your group rate for Falcon Flight Formation Clinic

**Last day to book: March 18**

Price $94/night plus taxes/fees, including breakfast.

Breakfast: Full hot buffet breakfast served from 6:30am - 9:30am M-F and 7:00am to 10:00am on Saturday and Sunday (earlier upon prior request).

Note: Several good restaurants and bars within walking distance.

 

HOLIDAY INN, 5247 South General Bruce Drive, Temple TX 76502

Hotel 254-778-5511

Group Name: Falcon Flight Formation Clinic. Group Code: FFF

Falcon Flight Formation Clinic - Holiday Inn Direct Booking Link - Full Service Hotel

**Last day to book: March 25**

Price $104/night plus taxes/fees, includes 2 breakfasts per room. All room types.

Breakfast: Full-service restaurant, breakfast served from 6-9am M-F and 7:00am to 10:00am on Saturday and Sunday (earlier upon prior request).

Note: ZERO restaurants and bars within walking distance, but onsite bar and restaurant are nice. Other options exist a short drive away.

 

HAMPTON INN, 3816 South General Bruce Drive, Temple TX 76503

Hotel 254-770-5400

Group Name: Falcon Flight Group. Group Code: BTW

**Last day to book: March 24**

Price $94/night plus taxes/fees, includes breakfast. Most room types.

Breakfast: Full hot buffet breakfast served from 6-9am M-F and 7:00am to 10:00am on Saturday and Sunday (earlier upon prior request).

Note: LIMITED restaurants and bars within walking distance. Other options exist a short drive away.


The Deal (same for all 3 hotels):

  • DO NOT MAKE RESERVATIONS until you are CONFIRMED as a primary clinic attendee (not a standby attendee).

  • Reservations: Each member sets up their own and uses their own credit card.

  • 2 nights.  Check-in Friday 8 April, checkout Sunday 10 April.  Anybody wanting to check-in Thursday or stay Sunday night needs to make their own arrangements WITH this hotel package if they have group rooms available, but rooms are limited. Otherwise, you’re on your own.

  • Check-in time is 3pm. Late check-in on Friday should be approved for those who arrive in the afternoon (I’m verifying this with the hotels).

  • Cancellation: No later than 24 hours before your reservation begins (for those arriving Friday, this should allow for a Thursday weather call).  

  • Force Majeure: All the standard restrictions for God, war, government regulations, disasters, fire, strikes, labor disputes, civil disorder, threats/acts of terrorism, etc.  HOWEVER, all hotels allow for unexpected cancellations for weather and Covid.

  • No Smoking ($250 cleaning fee...ouch!)

  • If you cancel from the clinic, PLEASE make sure you cancel your hotel reservation right away!

The cost is $100 (cash) for the clinic which includes snacks/beverages Fri/Sat/Sun, Breakfast Sat/Sun (@ hotel), Lunch/Dinner Saturday, and transportation to/from the hotel (see note below). You are responsible for your avgas, hotel payments and Friday evening activities.

The Covid 19 status in effect during the time of the clinic is unknown. 2 shuttle vans will be available for transportation. If you desire your own, the local rental company is Enterprise at
254-770-1342. If you go through them, they will deliver to the airport.  Also available is Hertz: 254-771-2045


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