Ground School Descriptions

All events are part of the event fee. Everyone is encouraged to attend as many briefs as possible and participate in each evenings flying event.
If you need Wingman Ground School email Gomez directly at
Wingman Ground School will be held via GoToMeeting on
Date TBD.
This is a mandatory ground school for all new pilots to FAST (Formation Standardization and Training).  It is highly encouraged that attendees review the RPA (Red Star Pilots Association) FAST Manual prior to attending.  School will cover rules, regulations, station keeping, flight sequence, safety, and certification requirements.
FAST Patched pilots are encouraged to attend and utilize the school as an annual refresher
Instructor: Not scheduled, can be conducted on request
This ground school introduces the maneuvers that compose the art of TACFORM (Tactical Formation).  The brief covers the history of TACFORM as well as procedures and techniques.
Flight training for TACFORM does not occur until after FAST Wingman certification, but ALL are welcome to attend the brief.
If you need Lead Seminar email Gomez directly at

Lead Seminar is required for a lead card and time and place will be determined based on sign ups. This is an interactive brief and discussion of issues applicable to FAST formation flying.  Emphasis on judgment and proper prior planning to ensure success when you lead a flight will be discussed. The open discussions can lead to interesting topics.

All levels of experience are encouraged to attend and learn from the seasoned aviators.