Dec 5, 2013 - The CJAA message Board now contains over 5,000 posts from over 500 contributors. That’s a lot of empirical and experimental data from other jet Warbird pilots. With that much information, however, finding what’s new can be intimidating. The solution takes less than 30 seconds. Go here and sign up with your email address:
Nov 30, 2013 - Courtesy of CJAA member Lewis Shaw, we have the first Pinto photograph in our Aircraft Gallery. Lewis has owned this Pinto for over 12 years. It was totally rebuilt by Ezell aviation in Breckenridge, Texas, including new wings and tail group built from scratch. It has a very low time J-85 and wet wings for added fuel. The total with tips is 320 gallons. Cross country, at FL240, it cruises about 330 TAS burning about 135 GPH. Climb at 101.5% on a 60 degree day is about 12,000. Empty weight is about 3,300.
Nov 29, 2013 - Publishing the CJAA Jet Journal has always been a challenging task. We're a smaller demographic so there's rarely 24 pages of jet warbird news. As a result, the CJAA Jet Journal was published infrequently and sporadically.
- Starting now, monthly Jet Journals
Today the CJAA Jet Journal is being reborn in a more sustainable format
Nov 20, 2013 - It's that time of the year when the airshow and proficiency flying season ends and the convention season starts up. Three weeks from now, ICAS will convene in Las Vegas, everyone already knows about the CJAA Convention on Feb 20, and now the National Warbird Operators Conference (NWOC) has opened registration for their Feb 20 to 23, 2014 conference.
Nov 6, 2013 - CJAA's 2014 Convention is still three months away, but for those that want to get an early start, Convention registration is now open. Similar to last year, CJAA's convention will be conducted at the same location and immediately preceding NWOC, the National Warbird Operator Conference. CJAA members may, and are encouraged, to make their trip a two-convention trip.
Nov 1, 2013 - Earlier today, CJAA moved member management from a local database to a professional management tool provided by 123signup. The primary benefit is improved access to and use of member information. Changes will be incremental as 123signup's facilities are incorporated into the CJAA website.
CJAA members will see new renewal and event registration screens, but the flow will be identical - Identify yourself, select the activity (renewal or event) and pay via credit card.
Oct 11, 2013 - Featuring updates on regulatory, legislative, and operational issues, a look back at 2013 CJAA activities and events, safety and formation information, CJAA elections and a special guest speaker, CJAA’s 2014 Convention is a must attend event for all experimental jet owners and operators!
As we did last year, CJAA is offering more “bang for the buck” by aligning with NWOC – CJAA members who participate will get two great conventions at just one location.
Sep 23, 2013 - Since August 2011, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been researching safety data for the high-performance, former-military aircraft models. This research included reviews of model-specific accidents, incidents, design changes, and maintenance/repair histories to identify potential safety risks for civil operations. The results of these activities were compiled into a research paper. Much of the content is derived from manufacturer, operator, pilot, and repair station feedback.
Sep 22, 2013 - Saving the best for last, our Oct 18-20 St. George Jet Blast, will conclude another season of safe, and in many cases, educational warbird operation. Our very gracious hosts, Jack Hunter and family, are extending welcomes to CJAA pilots from around the county.