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Rhode Island Formation Clinic - 2022

Please join fellow NATA members in New England this fall at our Rhode Island Formation Clinic in Westerly, RI from September 15-18, 2022.

Trainees must review our Formation Training Program before attending a NATA clinic, and pay particular attention to aircraft requirements.

Arrival day is Thursday September 15th, and the clinic will begin with a ground school on Thursday at noon, if needed, for any participants pursuing a qualification (Wingman or Lead). Attendance is mandatory for participants who have not attended a formal, instructor-taught ground school.

There will be a mandatory safety briefing at 0800 on Friday.

NATA Leads and Check Pilots are asked to arrive on Wednesday to participate in an important IP/CP meeting at 0900 Thursday, and a formation sortie or two afterwards.

NATA will comply with any local, state or federal restrictions related to COVID-19, and may be forced to cancel this event at short notice. In that case, a cancellation fee would not apply; instead, all fees collected would become credits on member accounts. Participants are aware of the risks of COVID-19 infection due to exposure to other people, whether symptomatic or not, and whether direct or indirect. More information is available on the CDC website at this address The Hold Harmless agreement that all NATA clinic participants must sign includes acknowledgment and acceptance of these risks.


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. If you wish to upgrade to a Formation membership, use this link to contact 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.

  • INSURANCE. E-mail to the clinic lead (contact info below) a Certificate of Insurance that meets NATA's Clinic Insurance Requirements, and also lists the following Additional Insured:
    • Flight Level Aviation, 150 Airport Street, North Kingstown, RI 02852
    • Rhode Island Airport Corporation, 2000 Post Road, Warwick, RI, 02886
    • The State of Rhode Island

  • HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT. You must accept the HH terms during registration, then DOWNLOAD the agreement here, print it, sign and witness, and bring hardcopy to the clinic. Each person registered, including guests, must sign an agreement.

  • 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:
  • HOTEL. A block of 15 rooms is available under "NATA" at the AquaStar Inn at $157/night until August 10th. Call 401-596-2892 to reserve your room. The Inn is less than one mile from the airport and transport to/from will be offered by the clinic hosts upon request.

  • DINNERS. The de Ramel Foundation is generously providing a Friday evening dinner at the Rhode Island landmark restaurant, the Nordic Lodge. If you've never been, prepare to be amazed! (All you can eat buffet of prime rib, crab, lobster and more at

  • OTHER MEALS. Continental breakfast will be provided each morning. Pizza and sandwich lunches will be provided on Thursday and Friday, and by popular demand, the lunch truck will be back on Saturday. On Saturday evening a delicious dinner will be provided through a generous contribution by The de Ramel Foundation

  • RENTAL CARS. Enterprise is 2 miles from the airport with drop-off service to the FBO.  (401) 596-7847 option 4 during business hours. There is a national shortage of rental cars so make your reservation early! 

  • FBO, FUEL, OIL & HANGARS. Fuel will be provided by a fuel truck for a discounted, self-service price. The FBO does not keep oil in stock, so you must pre-order oil from Simmons Aviation at (860) 908-4538 by August 15th (and please try to take all the oil you order). No hangar space available.

  • SPONSORS. Support provided by The de Ramel Foundation, Preserve Sporting Club and ResidencesSimmons Aviation ServicesTradewind Aviation,  and Heritage Flight Foundation.


Thursday, September 15, 2022 to Sunday, September 18, 2022
Heritage Flight Foundation/Flight Level
Westerly State Airport (WST)
Airport website
56 Airport Road
Westerly, RI  02891

(401) 596-2357
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Mark A Simmons
Lead / Training
Garrett M Fleishman
Sherry K Fuller
Dan Connery
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 Tuesday, August 16, 2022 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 August 16, 2022, a $50 cancelation fee (and any fees for extra T-shirts/patches) will be applied, and your items will be mailed to you.
Activities/Items    (Click the down-arrow to the left of the activity/item to view the details)
Clinic participation (Friday through Sunday)
Formation training (do not select for proficiency flying, or if IP/CP)
T-Shirt included (primary registrant)
Patch included (primary registrant)
Extra T-Shirt
Extra name patch