Mar 27, 2015 - Ever displayed your Jet Warbird next to a Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit? If you happen to live near Whiteman AFB in western Missouri, this may be your chance. With funding approved, "Wings over Whiteman" will appear on the 2015 airshow calendar with the Thunderbirds and Golden Knights already confirmed.
Mar 23, 2015 - Join us in Rockford, IL for the Midwest Warbird Fly-In and Formation Clinic. (We call it the “3rd Annual Glenn “Skids” Smith Formation Fly-In” in memory of our friend Glenn, a formation/airshow pilot and a guy who truly loved flying. Glenn strongly advocated for formation safety and standardization.)
Code 1 Aviation is once again hosting this popular spring event, and it promises to be educational and lots of fun!
Mar 21, 2015 - The FAA has released a new Advisory Circular (AC 21-54) that provides information and guidance concerning special airworthiness certification in the experimental category of certain former military aircraft. This new AC cancels AC 20-96, Surplus Military Aircraft. The AC applies to special airworthiness certification in the experimental category of former U.S and foreign military turbine-powered aircraft, including helicopters, with a maximum takeoff weight of more than 9,000 lb, and with more than 3,000 lb total engine thrust of all engines or 1,000-shaft horsepower of one engine. In addition, this AC applies to any former military aircraft that was originally equipped with an ejection seat system.
Mar 20, 2015 - Our membership is our greatest asset. Coming from both military and civilian backgrounds, we all share a common desire to preserve our freedom to fly Classic Jets. During the Membership Drive for 2015, we have 21 new members in the Classic Jet Aircraft Association. We would like to welcome the following new members to the ranks of the CJAA:
Mar 19, 2015 - How long has it been since you completed your checkride for your FAST Wing or Lead Pilot card? In preparation for your checkride, you probably studied all the FAST documents from cover to cover to make sure you knew the information better than anyone! I'll bet you wanted to make sure you weren't the pilot who failed to get a recommendation or pass the checkride. With your pride and ego on the line, you probably passed with flying colors and proudly accepted the congratulations from your Check Pilot and friends for a job well done.
Mar 18, 2015 - For over a century since we foolish humanoids have taken to the skies in these contraptions meant to challenge various species of fowl for dominance of the air...flyers have debated, sometimes vehemently, the philosophy, design, necessity and discipline in the usage of aircraft checklists. The advocacy of positions on this issue span the spectrum from those who say that a proficient, qualified pilot should never use checklists and are supposed to know their procedures flawlessly by heart, based on aircraft systems and procedural knowledge.
Mar 17, 2015 - The Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 contains many important provisions that enhance aviation and protect pilots:
- PBR2 would allow thousands of pilots to fly recreationally without requiring a third class medical certificate.
- The legislation also offers new protection from liability for GA pilots on charitable flights and for representatives of the FAA working on behalf of the agency, such as aviation medical examiners.
Mar 16, 2015 - The Annual Meeting of the the Classic Jet Aircraft Association was held in New Orleans, LA on February 25th and 26th. Field trips in the French Quarter and Aquarium and a dinner reception at Mulate's got the event off to a good start even with some challenges from the weather. The 26th started with presentations on:
Mar 15, 2015 - The FAST Foundation and Principles (FF&P) document was recently updated by the FAST National Office based upon input received from the FAA and Signatories.
The changes to note are new Principles covering mishaps, card requirements, waivered airspace and mass formations:
Mar 14, 2015 - Leveraging the strengths of both associations, RPA and CJAA will be conducting their respective All Red Star (ARS) and Red Jet Blast (RJB) together in Porterville, CA on Apr 23-26, 2015.
We will share the airfield, briefing facilities, hotels and evening activities, but will have Jet Formation IPs, FAST training, pre- and post-flight briefs, de-conflicted airspace and frequencies.