Aug 31, 2014 - October is a great time of the year to fly in beautiful Southwestern Utah. Jack Hunter has applied for wavered airspace providing participants with almost unlimited airspace to fly in. As usual, St. George's local FBO will provide discounted fuel.
Aug 22, 2014 - Just a reminder that your annual CJAA membership includes a 12-issue subscription to the CJAA version of Warbirds International magazine. The CJAA version adds ~8 pages of Classic Jet-specific information and articles related to jet ownership, maintenance and operation.
Aug 18, 2014 - Every week, the FAA updates their entire aircraft registration database. From the Aug 15, 2014 publication, CJAA has extracted the 1,129 currently registered Classic Jets. The number is lower than last year, owing to the FAA's efforts to clean up their database, as well as aircraft lost or exported. On the other hand, there have been other new imports that helped grow the number.
Aug 14, 2014 - Every year, Aviation Week & Space Technology honors rising stars in the aerospace and defense industry with their 40 Under Forty award. The award winners are top industry talent who are younger than 40 years old and are "technically superb, exhibit strong leadership skills and possess a smart and fearless approach to business." Draken CEO Jared Isaacman is the first CJAA member to be so honored.
Aug 4, 2014 - CJAA members also flying biz jets will be pleased to hear that CJAA Member, convention speaker and regular instructor/participant at Jet Blasts and Formation Clinics, Lt. Col. Jon Huggins, has been named by the Citation Jet Pilots (CJP) as their new executive director.
"Huggy" has accumulated over 7,000 hours of flight time as an instructor/evaluator pilot on the Lockheed U-2, Northrop T-38 Talon and King Air 350ER, and has on more than one occasion, shared his experience at CJAA conventions.
Aug 2, 2014 - Interest in Jet Warbirds remained high throughout AirVenture as 40-50 enthusiasts would crowd around to hear and learn about jet history, operation, maintenance, or anything else of interest. The program started Wednesday with Rich Sugden's North American FJ-4B Fury and wrapped up earlier this morning with Paul Wood's pristine North American F-86 Sabre. The lineup consisted of:
Jul 30, 2014 - CJAA conducted the first Jet Warbird Walk Around Seminar this morning to a packed crowd of AirVenture classic jet enthusiasts. This seminar, presented by Rich Sugden and showcasing his North American FJ-4B Fury, dealt with operation, maintenance and even some history of the swept-wing, carrier-capable fighter-bomber.
CJAA will be conducting additional Walk Around Seminars throughout AirVenture. They're conducted daily at the West Warbird Ramp. Upcoming seminars will feature:
July 22, 2014 - Boeing and Airbus aren't the only companies to announce re-engining plans at Farnborough. Aero Vodochody used the occasion to announce a re-engined L-39NG variant using a Williams FJ44-4M turbofan.
Other changes announced include a new wet wing, lighter structure, single-piece canopy, and modern cockpit. The news site AIN reports prototypes by the end of 2016, certification in 2017 and deliveries in 2018.
Jul 21, 2014 - Are you a Jet Operator planning on attending Oshkosh? Don’t miss the Jet Warbird Pilot Briefing on Wednesday, July 30th at 10:00am in the Warbird Briefing Room. This year’s briefing will cover a wide range of safety topics important to Jet Warbird Operators.
Jul 17, 2014 - Ever wanted to know more about a Classic Jet Aircraft? EAA and the Classic Jet Aircraft Association present “Jet Warbrid Walk Around Seminars” for Classic Jets. Join a Classic Jet Operator as they provide an Up Close and Personal tour of a Jet Aircraft and its unique history, design, features and present day operations. “Walk Around Seminars” will be full of inside information about these classic machines and there will be ample time for Question and Answer with the Owner / Operator.