Feb 26, 2015 - CJAA members met this evening to thank outgoing directors Joe Scheil and Rich Hess for three years of dedication, and to elect a new board. Rich’s maintenance and regulatory experience, and Joe’s broad knowledge and extensive jet warbird contact list will be hard to replace.
Feb 25, 2015 - The 2015 CJAA Convention kicked off with a reception dinner tonight at Mulate's Restaurant featuring genuine cajun fare and live zydeco music. Inclement weather prevented some from joining but the 25 CJAA members in attendance made the most of the evening.
Tomorrow the convention kicks off in earnest with a full day of safety, operational and regulatory updates from leading industry speakers including Patriots Jet Team and Draken international speakers.
Feb 23, 2015 - CJAA member Doug Matthews will be flying the F-86F Sabre jet in a full aerobatics routine at Sun ‘N Fun 2015. Matthews and Classic Fighters Airshows have added several aircraft to their operations this year. They now have available two North American F-86 Sabres, a Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star, North American P-51D Mustang, Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros and two SIAI-Marchetti S-211 jet trainers.
Feb 21, 2015 - Mark your calendar! Do not miss the 14th annual All Red Star event held Thursday, April 23rd through Sunday, April 26th at Porterville (KPTV) Airport. All Red Star is an annual aviation gathering and fly-in for aircraft owners, pilots, enthusiasts, vendors, suppliers and service specialists supporting Warbird, sport, aerobatics, jet or prop aircraft especially those of the Eastern Bloc design.
Feb 19, 2015 - CJAA and RJI are pleased to announce the 2015 Formation Clinic at Reno Stead Airport has been set for June 13 - 16. Block out these dates on your calendar and stand by for more information. The Reno Formation Clinic is a dual purpose event that provides both FAST Formation Training for Classic Jet pilots AND Formation Training for RJI members who are preparing for PRS and the National Championship Air Races at Reno this fall. By combining the best of CJAA and RJI, we leverage the skills and resources of both organizations to deliver an outstanding event.
Feb 14, 2015 - Another new, single box solution to ADS-B compliance was just announced by L-3. The L-3 Lynx is a simple replacement for your old transponder that’s packed full of ADS-B benefits. Using an intuitive layout and touchscreen interface, the Lynx NGT-9000 is a single box solution that balances today’s needs with tomorrow’s flight environment. You get ADS-B traffic, a Mode S Extended Squitter transponder with a compliant GPS-WAAS position source, NEXRAD graphical and textual weather as well as moving maps.
Feb 12, 2015 - The 2015 CJAA Convention agenda has been finalized and is available for download. Featuring eight (8) speakers and ten (10) jet warbird topics, this will be one of the more informative conventions in years.
There is still Convention and Hotel availability, so if you've been on the fence about attending, there's still time!
Feb 11, 2015 - Flightglobal is reporting that a Russian company (NPP Zeezda) known for aviation products has patented a lightweight ejection seat for general aviation aircraft. The NPP Zvezda unit weighs only 16kg and relies on high pressure air from a cylinder directed into a metal telescopic ram integrated in the seat. The pneumatic system first releases latches to eject the cockpit canopy, then pushes the seat upward, the ram extending out into the slipstream, until the seat and its occupant is clear of the tailplane.
Feb 10, 2015 - Turbine engines in Classic Jets are very reliable machines, but every once in a while, things happen and machines fail. It could be a mechanical issue or a set of very unusual environmental circumstances. Read through this article where two pilots faced a dual engine flameout due to environmental issues and then found that neither engine would restart. Adding to the excitement was a solid layer of IMC between them and the nearest emergency divert airfield.