Dec 10, 2014 - Starting early next year, CJAA will start mailing membership cards to all current CJAA members. The cards are standard credit card size and thickness (not laminated paper) and will fit nicely in any billfold. FAST rated pilots will receive double-sided cards while non-FAST rated members receive single-sided cards.
Attention: FAST Pilots
Eligibility for a 2015 CJAA FAST card requires the pilot a) is a current 2015 CJAA member, b) has a 2014 or 2015 FPR on file, and c) has paid his/her $20 FAST processing fee.
Dec 7, 2014 - Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast or ADS-B as it is more commonly known, is on the way to your cockpit. In the U.S., if you operate in airspace that currently requires a Mode C or Mode S transponder, you’ll need to be equipped with ADS-B “Out” by 2020. This includes Class A, B, or C airspaces, Class E airspace at and above 10,000 ft MSL over the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia, and Class E airspace over the Gulf of Mexico from the coastline of the U.S. out to 12 nm and above 3,000 ft MSL.
Dec 6, 2014 - A good formation brief is essential for the safe operation of any formation flight. "Formation flight is demanding and must be approached with professionalism and a safety-first attitude." (FAST Foundation Principle) Many experienced formation pilots can tell you that a photo flight is one of the most dangerous formation flights attempted due to the non-standard procedures often used and the presence of the photo ship.
Dec 5, 2014 - Looking for a good Christmas gift for a fellow Jet Warbird Pilot or maybe an idea for your Christmas Wish List? How about a nice Polo shirt or hat with the CJAA Logo to show off your membership in the best Classic Jet Warbird Association?
Dec 4, 2014 - The world's oldest flying jet, and the only remaining F-86A Sabre has recently been repatriated in the United States. Originally built in 1948, and rebuilt in the 70's, she was sold to a European collector in 1990 and has been working the Europe airshow circuit dazzling appreciative, aviation fans for the last 22 years.
Dec 3, 2014 - The FAA issued a SAIB (Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin) on the use of Semi-Synthetic Jet Fuel indicating that all aircraft approved for use of Jet-A and Jet-A1 fuels can use Semi-Synthetic Jet Fuels meeting ASTM International Standard D7566, unless otherwise prohibited by the engine or aircraft type certificate (TC) holder. The days of synthetic fuels may not be as far off as we thought. See the attached SAIB for details.
Dec 2, 2014 - If you end up in a disagreement with someone at the FAA, there is a formal process to escalate the issue for more attention. Although the CSI has been around for a few years, it does not get a lot of publicity. The goal is simple:
When an Aviation Safety (AVS) action is questioned or disputed, decision-makers at every level of the AVS management chain are expected to thoroughly review the matter and be accountable for the answers provided.