Mar 10, 2014 - The latest edition of Warbirds International just arrived in my mailbox with the Classic Jet Journal inside. Great looking magazine and a beautiful photo of the RCAF CT-133 Goldenhawk on the cover. Articles this month cover Safety, the restoration of an Asian Dragonfly, flying the MiG-21 and the 2013 St. George Jet Blast. All the articles are good reading!
Mar 8, 2014 - The good news is that if you've renewed your 2014 CJAA Membership, this is the last public membership reminder you'll receive. The bad news is that if you haven't renewed, the two month grace period expired and you're now a former CJAA member.
This is an exciting time to be a CJAA member - A new management team led by President Mark Peterson is putting together new programs and benefits.
Mar 7, 2014
Dear CJAA Members,
I am thrilled to be back on the Classic Jet Aircraft Association Board of Directors and honored to be selected as President.
Joining me on the Board is Darrell Gary, Scott Glaser, Rich Hess, Mike Mangold, Joe Scheill and Pierre Wildman. Phil Fogg and Alby Redick are our alternate Board Members. Together, we represent many years of civilian and military jet operations and maintenance experience and plan to put that knowledge to work focusing on two major objectives:
Mar 5, 2014 - Mark your calendar now for May 16-18, 2014, when Code 1 Aviation will host the annual Glenn Smith Memorial Spring Warbird Formation Clinic & Fly-In.
All warbirds are welcome. Code 1 Aviation will have a number of formation instructors, flight leads, and an examiner on hand to provide formation refresher work and instruction for those who are so inclined.
Mar 4, 2014 - ERAU graduate and CJAA member Tim Neubert is profiled in the most recent ERAU Alumni magazine. The article makes numerous references to classic jets and jet racing at the Reno Air Races.
Tim's racing team now competes in the jet class with his 1971 TS-11 (Race 3 - Pole Dancer®) and we're looking forward to seeing both Tim and "Pole Dancer®" at future CJAA events.
Mar 1, 2014 - For over four years, CJAA member Charlie Largey, Jr. has been lovingly (and laboriously) restoring 68-7921, a Cessna A-37 Supertweet with a solid lineage back to 1972 Da Nang, Vietnam. From building a new canopy, to rewiring the aircraft and panel, Charlie has documented each step on his blog at http://supertweet.org/.
Feb 20, 2014 - CJAA Members attending the 2014 CJAA General Meeting in Dallas took time out from their Convention schedule to elect CJAA directors for the 2014-2015 term. After thanking outgoing President Doug Matthews and Directors Steve Picatti and Darryl Christian, the members elected three new directors, Mark Peterson, Phill Fogg and Alby Redick.
Feb 13, 2014 - CJAA is honored to have one of TOPGUN’s original nine instructors presenting at our 2014 Convention. LCDR Darrell “Condor” Gary (ret) is an 11-year Navy veteran who served two tours as an instructor in the United States Navy Fighter Weapons School, aka “TOPGUN.” Condor’s distinguished career included two combat tours, over 170 combat missions, 500 carrier landings and over 2,200 F-4 Phantom flight hours.