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Annual JLFC Convention and Formation Clinic

Formation Clinic and JLFC Annual Convention, Clinic and Business Meeting

Greetings Formation Pilots


JLFC is once again holding its annual convention and formation flying clinic October 3rd thru October 6, 2024 in Terre Haute Indiana (KHUF).  Arrival day is Thursday October 3rd, with groundschool for those that need it starting at 1700. Safety briefings will be conducted each day starting at 0800.




All JLFC members are welcome as well as any warbird pilot wishing to learn and to safely participate in formation flying. For those of you that are new to formation flying or are a bit rusty, please go to the FlyFast.0rg website and review the Formation Knowledge Guide and watch the RedStar formation video.


 Last year the folks at Hoosier Aviation in Terre Haute Indiana (KHUF) hosted our event, and have graciously agreed to again become the host for this year's JLFC Convention and Formation clinic. Last years clinic was a great success due in large part to the hospitality provided by the folks at Hoosier Aviation. They are providing a large ramp area to launch our training flights, a large conference room to hold groundschool on Thursday, and to conduct preflight briefings on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  In addition, they are providing light snacks and beverages throughout the day Thursday, Friday and Saturday. They are also hosting a pulled pork and barbecued chicken dinner with the appropriate beverages for us Saturday night at no additional cost.

They have also expressed a strong desire to host our annual convention and formation clinics in the future as well, so I’m hoping to see a large turnout of planes and pilots so that we make this the best JLFC event ever. As a bonus, there is no registration or participation fee. The only cost is to provide for your own expenses.


Josh, the Manager at Hoosier Aviation was successful in securing two 12 passenger vans from Enterprise for us. Our cost is $335 each van (about $100/day) for the weekend. This is only $28/person for transportation for the whole weekend! This is an unheard-of deal for us!!

Bill Crawford was able to negotiate a block of rooms for us at the nearby Holiday Inn Express at a very favorable rate.  Please book your rooms as soon as you can.

===Hotel info is 2023, unconfirmed for 2024===

JLFC Group Hotel Block of 20 rooms for Terre Haute Convention/Clinic Oct 3-6 is:


Holiday Inn Express,          

2645 S Joe Fox St.

Terre Haute, IN 47807

(812) 234-3200.


Rate is $110.00 per night either Queen Double or King charged at the time of check in, may be cancelled up to morning of check in. Breakfast is included. The hotel is all non-smoking. The rooms are being held until Sept. 20th at this rate. Again, please book rooms as soon as you can. This will help out our credibility for getting good rates for the future clinics.



The tentative schedule is as follows:

Thursday October 3              All Day    Arrivals


                                                                Informal flying as desired

                                                1700        Ground School

 Friday October 4                  0730      Hotel provided breakfast

                                                0800      Instructor and safety briefing

0900      Morning briefings and proficiency flights begin

1200      Lunch

1300      Afternoon briefings and proficiency flights continue

1800      Dinner

Saturday October 5               0730      Hotel provided breakfast

0830      Morning briefings and proficiency flights begin

1200      Lunch

1300      Afternoon briefings and proficiency flights continue

1800      Dinner at Hoosier Aviation and JLFC meeting             

Sunday October 6 0700      Head for home

This should be a great event and an opportunity to get in some formation flying. There will be several Navions, hopefully a Chipmunk or 2, L-19’s and L-5’s in attendance.  It will also be a chance to catch up with old friends. If you are able to make it, please make your hotel reservations as soon as you can. Also contact me to let me know if you are coming or not so I can get a good headcount for the number of folks having dinner on Saturday night and so that I can make the van reservations for transportation.

Last item, please help spread the word.  I don’t want anyone to be left out. Forward this email to anyone that you think might be interested.

To register, go to the JLFC website:

For more information, contact me or Bill Crawford at                                     

Tom Burlace                                           Bill Crawford                                                


Thursday, October 3, 2024, 12:00 PM until Sunday, October 6, 2024, 2:00 PM
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Bill Crawford
Venue, hotels, logistics, setup
Greg Young
Thomas J Burlace
Clinic Leader
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
===Hotel info is 2023, unconfirmed for 2024===
Hotel Headquarters Partners - Block of 20 Rooms Reserved $110/night King or Queen until Sept 20. Group Name = JLFC for group rate.
Holiday Inn Express Terre Haute
(812) 234-3200
There will be crew van transportation all weekend.
Registration cancellations will be accepted
Attendees pay for their own charges