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North American Trainer Association Formation Clinic

June 1, 2023 - June 4, 2023

NATA will hold its first formation clinic at the Mason City Municipal airport (KMCW) June 1-4. Doug Rozendaal will be hosting us at the famous Third Thursday Burger Burn hangar.

All NATA Formation members are welcome. While mostly North American Aviation aircraft will attend, all Warbird types are welcome and we will try to provide instructors familiar with your type. We will be in touch if we see issues with instructor or aircraft availability during registrations. We hope to have at least four fighters.

Arrival day is Thursday June 1st, with ground school 1500-1700. If enough  aircraft have arrived by early afternoon, we will put together some proficiency sorties to take advantage of the long evening. Formal training will begin Friday June 2nd with a mandatory Safety Briefing at 0800. Departure day will be Sunday June 4th.

Trainees must review our Formation Training Program before attending, 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 local, state or federal 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).

    • INSURANCENOTICE:  If your insurance underwriter is not USSIC, please share NATA’s restated Clinic Insurance Requirements with your broker (many policies were endorsed improperly in the past and will no longer be accepted).  
      Upload a Certificate of Insurance that meets NATA’s Clinic Insurance Requirements by visiting My Formation Documents on the Formation+ menu. (The good news is that once a COI has been uploaded and approved, it will be good for most clinics until the policy expiration date. You may confirm uploaded COI status by viewing your personal Formation Documents.)

  • 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:

    • 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. The hotel includes a basic continental breakfast buffet and we will provide snacks, drinks and lunch each day. Dinners at the hangar are planned Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

    • HOTEL.  No room blocks, but we recommend in Clear Lake: Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott 641-357-8585, and
      Best Western Holiday Lodge 641-357-5253.

    • RENTAL CARS. Enterprise will deliver to the FBO and has a drop box for returns. The local phone number is 641-423-8300.

    • FUEL & OIL. North Iowa Air Service, 89184 265th Street, Suite 10, Clear Lake, IA. Tel 641-424-9366. Fuel will be discounted.

  • HANGARS & OTHER. Hangar space may be available in the event of storms, but plan on being on the ramp. Clinic HQ will be Doug Rozendaal’s hangar. Bring your own tie-downs. A Map and instructions will be available prior to arrival.
Thursday, June 01, 2023 to Sunday, June 4, 2023
Mason City Municipal Airport (MCW)
Hwy 122
West Mason City, IN  50401
Event Contact(s):
Samuel Walsh
Clinic lead
805-325-3464 (p)
805-325-3464 (c)

Douglas N. Rozendaal
Safety and co-lead
(641) 425-5432 (p)
6414255432 (c)

Larry Lumpkin
4023124675 (p)
4023124675 (c)

Charles C Marshall
Admin Support
(574) 320-2526 (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.
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 1, 2023, a $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 1, 2023
June 4, 2023


Mason City Municipal Airport (MCW)
Hwy 122
West Mason City, IN 50401 United States
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