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The Mission of TRARON (Training Squadron One) is to be the sole authorized provider of formation training and certification for members of the Commemorative Air Force. Such activities will be in accordance with the National FAST protocol and CAFRs. TRARON will also serve as the liaison and signatory representative to the National FAST Board.

Barry Hancock, Our New CAF TRARON Lead

Formation flying is perhaps one of the most rewarding types of aviation. For 2016 we have put a major emphasis on revitalizing and promoting the CAF TRARON group and its mission. The mission of TRARON is to be the body within the CAF which is charged with training and standards for formation flying.

For the last year Jim Munn has served as interim TRARON lead and has guided us through the transition period. During this time we have been actively looking for someone to take on this important position. Im happy to announce that Barry Hancock has stepped up to the challenge. A few weeks ago I was proud to attend our first TRARON clinic of 2016 in Wendover, Utah. Barry organized and promoted the clinic and did a great job. Be sure to thank Jim Munn for his interim leadership and lets all support Barry as we move forward.

A little bit about Barry.. Barry "Bdog" Hancock has had warbirds and aviation in his blood since he was a kid. With nearly 3500 hours of flight experience, most of that in warbirds, Barry holds a Commercial license and is a Certified Flight Instructor specializing in upset recovery, spin training, and aerobatics. Bdog is one of the few civilian pilots to fly in formation with military F/A-18 Hornets and has also lead a formation flight of 26 aircraft at the world famous Airventure air show in Oshkosh, WI. Barry has acted as Lead pilot for a 9 ship air show demonstration team on the West Coast in addition to many other mass formation flights. Barry also ran one of the largest formation clinics in the country, All Red Star, for 7 years and has conducted formation ground schools for over 10 years.

Hancock is also the owner of Worldwide Warbirds, Inc., and has flown dozens of warbird aircraft including the Stearman, T-6, T-28, Yak-50, Yak-52, L-29, L-39, CJ-6A, and many more, and currently flies a low-level aerobatic routine in the T-6. Additionally, he is an active aerobatic competitor in the Pitts S2C, and also a Formation Instructor holding a Check Pilot rating with the CAF TRARON Association. Barry has a passion for sharing this type of flying with people and also gives back to the aviation and military community by volunteering with the Commemorative Air Force, performing missing man formations, and writing articles for various flying publications. He regularly speaks to youth and special interest groups about making dreams come true through our unique gifts and talents. He and his wife Michelle reside in Lindon, UT, are the proud parents of 6 appropriately troublesome children.







CAF National Formation Clinic

David Oliver Posted on Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Hello Everyone,

Good News! Im excited to announce that the new CAF Headquarters facility will be hosting the first annual CAF National Formation Clinic. The clinic will be held at Dallas Executive Airport (KRBD) on September 29th through October 2nd. As many know, revitalizing TRARON and promoting formation flying within the CAF is a focus for 2016. We are excited to offer the new CAF Headquarters facility as a base of operation for formation training. The clinic is open to all pilots and aircraft. Registration cost is $95 payable at the event. Please click on the link below to register as slots may fill up fast.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, Sept. 29th

1400 -1800 Arrivals/Registration/Fam Flights

1600 -1800 FAST Ground School (required for all first time clinic pilots, recommended for everyone)

Friday, Sept. 30th

0800 Morning Briefing (required for everyone flying)

0830 - 1130 Training Sorties

1130 - 1230 Lunch on site

1230 - 1800 Training Sorties

Saturday, Oct. 1st

0800 Morning Briefing (required for everyone flying)

0830 - 1130 Training Sorties / Check rides

1130 - 1230 Lunch on site

1230 - 1800 Training Sorties / Check rides

1700 - 1800 Clean Up

Sunday, Oct. 2nd

0800 - ??? Break down / Departures / Check rides

Click Here to Register


Last Update:

September 14, 2016


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