Oct 10, 2014 - Just north of the (US) border, former Canadian Air Force Captain and CJAA member Martin Mattes and partner Danny Richer fly a two-ship demo routine with an L-29 and a Strikemaster. The following video include training and actual footage from the 2014 Ontario South Coast Airshow. Both Martin and Danny hold low-altitude ACE cards
Oct 7, 2014 - Experimental Exhibition Jets are subject to the same regulations as a Type Certificated aircraft. In addition, EEJs are issued a set of Operating Limitations as part of the Airworthiness Certificate. These Operating Limitations are no different that the limitations published in the Flight Manual for the aircraft and must be followed to comply with FAA Regulations.
Oct 3, 2014 - It's October and CJAA still has two 2014 Jet Blasts remaining. The first, in St. George, UT, is scheduled for Oct 23-25. Event details and registration are here. St. George boasts jet-quality services, runway and airspace, and previous year St. George participants have always spoken highly of this Jet Blast.
Important: The La Quinta hotel rate and room block expires Oct 8, 2014. Make your room reservations before then.
Oct 1, 2014 - If you take a Classic Jet Aircraft to an aviation event, there are a few things you should consider in preparation. The CJAA Folio is a great tool to organize all the information and documents that you will need to have available for the FAA, Airboss, Insurance, Airfield Managers and other people that you will need to meet with at the event. The CJAA Folios are available in the CJAA Website Store in the Membership Section.
Sep 26, 2014 - New Orleans has been chosen as the site of CJAA's 2015 Annual Convention. The Convention will take place all day, Thursday, Feb 26, and as in previous years, precede the annual National Warbird Operator Conference (NWOC). Special hotel rates will be offered to conference attendees by the Hilton Riverside New Orleans.
Sep 24, 2014 - Runway overruns during the landing phase of flight account for approximately 10 incidents or accidents every year with varying degrees of severity, with many accidents resulting in fatalities. To address this issue, the FAA recently published Advisory Circular (AC) 91-79A to help pilots identify, understand, and mitigate many of the risks associated with runway overruns.
Sep 15, 2014 - Shortly after announcing his retirement from air racing after the 2014 races, CJAA Member Phil Fogg proceeded to school the entire Jet Class, winning Sunday's gold heat by a full seven seconds over second place Rick Vandam.
Phil has raced his L-39 "Fast Company" since the Jet Class was established in 2001, always finishing high in the Jet Class Gold, but this was his first overall win. Phil's average speed was 495.244 MPH, fastest of all Reno winners, Unlimited Class included.
Sep 9, 2014 - The Classic Jet Aircraft Association joins the entire air race family in mourning the loss of our mentor, competitor and friend, Lee Behel. Lee passed Sep. 8, 2014, while piloting his beloved GP-5 (“Sweet Dreams”) during qualification testing for the 2014 Reno Air Races.
Lee helped found the Reno Jet Class (formerly “Challenge Cup”) in 2001, raced jets every year since, and was scheduled to race another L-39 in the 2014 races.
Sep 7, 2014 - Another beautiful example of CJAA Members in action at Oshkosh! Vlado Lenoch, Paul Keppler, Carl Schwermann and John Swartz exhibiting the Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star or CT-133 Silver Star in a classic Diamond Formation pass for the spectators at Oshkosh 2014. Well done guys!