Classic Jet Aircraft Association

Preserving our Tactical Jet Heritage

2014 Team Noel Air Racing Team Video

Jun 20, 2015 - With PRS wrapping up this week, Team Noel provided this look back at their 2014 race team, CJAA Members Rick Vandam (Race 5) and Michael Steiger (Race 55). Both will be back in 2015 although some surprises are promised. Stand by!

Air 2 Air Photographer's Workshop

Jun 19, 2014 - If you, or your photographer buddy, are looking for Air-to-Air Photography instruction, then next month's Madras Air 2 Photography Experience is for you. The photography workshop features one of the top collection of vintage warbirds in the country and will take place from August 27-29, 2015 in Madras, Oregon. Occurring at the same time as the Airshow of the Cascades, the Air 2 Air Experience brings together classic high desert backgrounds and landscapes such as the Cascade Mountain Range.

T-33 Renaissance in Texas

Jun 18, 2015 - Three classic Canadair CT-133 jets owned by three separate individuals in Texas are nearly ready to return to flight. EAA/WOA profiled the three warbirds and their owners in a recent "Let's Keep 'em Flying" article.

Greg Colyer on

Jun 17, 2016 (Update) - If you missed the live show, Greg Colyer's interview on is now available for streaming or download. Greg's 30 minute interview included how he became interested in the T-33, why he chose it for airshows, and some background on his flying style and schedule.

Reno Clinic Photos Posted

Jun 16, 2015 - The CJAA/RJI Formation Clinic concluded with at least two FAST recertifications (paperwork is still being submitted), and eight very tired pilots, three of which are moving on to Pylon Racing School, which starts tomorrow. They flew up to three sorties per day, which, when combined with pre- and post-brief, made for some long days.

What's your Call Sign?

Jun 15, 2015 - Given the use of call signs in tactical jet aircraft communities, it's not surprising that many CJAA members prefer to be addressed during flight operations by their call sign. Their call sign appears on their name patch and even on their aircraft, but until now, CJAA had no way of accommodating our member's preferences.


Jun 14, 2015 - The joint CJAA/RJI Formation Clinic kicked off yesterday at Stead Field with eight pilots and six aircraft. The purpose of the clinic is two-fold - Offer FAST instruction and training to interested CJAA and RJI pilots, and provide an opportunity for pilots to "knock the rust off" prior to Pylon Racing School (PRS).

Reno/Stead is busy this week with over 30 Sport Pilots conducting a clinic of their own - Deconfliction was managed by altitude, and unique frequencies were assigned to minimize radio traffic.

FAST Briefing Guide Update

Jun 12, 2015 - CJAA has published an interim update to the FAST Formation and Knowledge Guide addressing the Formation Brief. Based upon some excellent suggestions from Mike Mangold, CJAA has refined the Outline to simplify and standardize the process of preparing for and conducting a good Formation Flight Brief.

Tokio Marine Holdings to Buy HCC Insurance

June 10, 2015 - HCC, which provides aviation insurance to approximately 45,000 aircraft in the United States and more than 60 countries worldwide through its three insurance companies: Houston Casualty Company, US Specialty Insurance Company, and Avemco Insurance Company, announced today it was being acquired by Tokio Marine Holdings for $7.5 Billion.

HCC, through its US Specialty Insurance Company and their agents (notably Ladd-Gardner Aviation and Air Capital Insurance), insure most US warbirds, both jet and prop warbirds.

Meet the 2015 CJAA Board of Directors

Jun 8, 2015 - The 2015-2016 CJAA Board of Directors was elected by the attending membership during the New Orleans CJAA Convention last February. Afterwards, the board nominated and elected Mark Peterson as President and Pierre Wildman as Vice President.

Directors serve three-year terms and if you've haven't recently attended a CJAA Convention or Jet Blast, some of the names might be unfamiliar - Take a look at their biography page and learn about the men who represent you.

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