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CYFD Brantford Formation Clinic

June 14, 2023 - June 18, 2023

Brantford (ONT) Formation Clinic – 2023

Please join us June 14-18 for the first NATA Formation Clinic at Brantford, Ontario, Canada (CYFD).
NATA will hold its second Canadian Formation clinic in Brantford, Ontario June 14-18. In addition to formation proficiency and training flights, formation qualified pilots can participate in a photo-flight over the Niagara Falls

Arrival day is Wednesday, June 14th. A mandatory Safety Briefing will kick off the clinic 0800 Thursday. Ground school will be offered, schedule TBD.

All NATA Formation members are welcome. Training will be offered in T-6/SNJ/Harvard and T-28 as long as enough of each type attend the event. Trainees must review our Formation Training Program before attending this clinic, paying particular attention to their specific aircraft requirements and the associated aircraft “Type Supplement” (formerly “Appendix D”). First-time clinic participants may find this Check List useful.

NATA will comply with any governmental restrictions related to COVID-19.

Please review ALL of the registration steps below before proceeding:

    • REGISTER ONLINE. Begin by clicking on the Register Now button, supply the requested information, and pay the registration fee. Late registrants will receive their T-shirt and name patch after the clinic. (You must be logged in to see the button. If you are not a Formation member, you will receive an error message. You may upgrade your membership by visiting your profile, clicking the renew early link, and switching to Formation. The non-PIC member registration option may ONLY be used by members who will not be piloting aircraft at the clinic.)

      • TRAINING? To be added to the list of trainees at the clinic (Wingman or Lead qualification), check the “Formation training” box during registration. Please do not check the box if you are participating for proficiency flying or as an IP/CP. If enough first-timers register, a training ground school may be arranged on arrival day (late afternoon).

  • ALLOW TEXT MESSAGES. Clinic organizers may use text messages to relay information to participants during the clinic (e.g., weather-related updates). Please allow NATA to send you text messages by visiting the Contact Information tab in your profile, and checking the box under your mobile number in Other Contacts, towards the bottom of the screen. Review your personal Contact Information here.

Other Information:

    • INTERNATIONAL. Information for participants traveling to Canada is available here and at the Additional Info link below. Review the entire list now, noting that some items are time-criticalor potentially disqualifying:
      • Experimental authorization. Participants who bring US-registered experimental aircraft (T-28s and some Harvards) must submit an application for authorization to Transport Canada by May 24th. If requested, we will hold a Zoom call to review the information and answer questions
      • Passport. US travelers should confirm their passport will not expire within 6 months of the clinic
      • Pilot Medical Certificate. BasicMed not accepted in Canada

    • TRAINEE PREPARATION. Pilots seeking training must comply with the aircraft readiness requirements in paragraph 5 of the Training Program. Please pay particular attention to the rear seat comms… we cannot conduct training in your aircraft if an IP cannot communicate with you and other aircraft in the flight. Also, note that an “Eval” flight is required for first-time clinic participants, and training materials must be reviewed prior to arrival.

    • MEALS. Breakfasts available at the hotel. Lunches purchased individually each day at the co-colocated cafe, from 8am to 2pm. Dinners at variety of restaurants (order from the menu, paid individually), including Pub style, family style, and fine dining.  
    • HOTEL. Best Western Brantford, 19 Holiday Drive, Brantford, ONT (10 min from airport).  (519) 753-8651 or www.bestwesternbrantford.com. “NATA 5513” block held until May 3rd for Can$159/night.

    • RENTAL CARS. Pencar car rental, 112 Colborne St. East Brantford, ONT.  519-753-3193. When you reserve, mention that the car should be delivered to the airport and key left at the FBO.

    • FUEL & OIL. Fuelling from the truck. Engine oil is not carried by the FBO, but Aircraft Spruce has facility on site: simply order oil delivered to their Brantford Airport location.

  • HANGARS & OTHER.  All parking on the main ramp. No grass parking available. Bring your own chocks and tie downs. No hangars available. Radial engine AME can be requested and on site within a few hours.
Wednesday, June 14, 2023 to Sunday, June 18, 2023
Brantford Airport, Ontario (CYFD)
Brantford, ON  


Event Contact(s):
Alfred Beam
(905) 651-0284 (p)
(905) 651-0284 (c)

David Hewitt
(519) 421-1755 (p)
(519) 536-6338 (c)

David Martin
(905) 9849616 (p)
9059849616 (c)

Andrew Swart
(609) 737-3088 (p)
(805) 444-9000 (c)

Danny Richer
Venue logistics
(519) 770-7714 (p)
519-770-7714 (c)

Sean Voskamp
5195795323 (p)
5194045935 (c)

Formation Clinic
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
See event details for required registration paperwork. Only PIC registrants may pilot aircraft at the event, and must be NATA Formation members. Non-PIC registrants may not pilot aircraft at any time during the event, and must simply be NATA members (e.g., photographers, observers, solely backseating pilots). Either registrant type may bring non-member guests.
Registration cancellations will be accepted until Sunday, May 14, 2023 at 12:00 AM
Cancellation Policy:
We do not issue refunds if you cancel your registration. Instead, your registration fees will be credited to your account, and applied to future NATA payments (e.g., membership dues or event fees).

If you cancel after May 14, 2023, a US$50 cancelation fee (plus postage and any fees for extra T-shirts/patches) will be applied, and your items will be mailed to you.


June 14, 2023
June 18, 2023


Brantford Airport, Ontario (CYFD) Brantford, ON , Canada