Jan 30, 2015 - You're in luck! Over 10% of CJAA members are Instructor Pilots (IPs) and can help you learn to operate your jet safely, earn ratings and recommend you for check rides. Until now, you had to search through the CJAA Member Directory to find a qualified instructor near you. Today, just download the attached PDF and search for the IP of your choice.
Jan 29, 2015 - Tomorrow is the absolute last day to book a New Orleans hotel room at the discounted price. After tomorrow, our room block will be removed, and while rooms will still be available, they will be at the market rate ($229 and up), not our discounted rate.
Just in case, here are the 2015 CJAA Convention and hotel links:
Jan 28, 2015 - CJAA joined with AOPA and other aviation organizations to urge action by the FAA to lower the costs of ADS-B compliance through the use of innovative new technologies. Following a conversation with AOPA President Mark Baker, CJAA joined the effort asking the FAA to take aggressive steps that would allow more aircraft to meet the agency's mandate for ADS-B Out by 2020.
Jan 27, 2015 - Southern California weather was blustery the Jan 23-25 weekend but they persevered! Four jets, three L39s and a L29 (that Mike reminded everyone several times has a Viper motor and was probably going to out run them) attended. They flew four sorties, there were multiple recurrencies, and graduated a new FAST pilot, Kevin Walker!
Jan 26, 2015 - Once a year, CJAA members and guests gather to recount and learn from last year's jet warbird experiences, and to plan for next year's activities. The Convention includes informal times and expert, guest presentations. In 2015, we'll be hearing from experts in the field of flight physiology, formation flight, aircraft restoration, FAA regulation updates and much more.
Those and more are documented in the 2015 CJAA Convention Agenda now available for download:
Jan 24, 2015 - Take this story with a huge grain of salt because there's only one English source, but according to the vocativ website, Russian-backed separatists known as the Lugansk People's Republic (LNR) raided local aviation museums to obtain a "1970s-designed Sukhoi Su-25 fighter jet (under renovation) and assorted helicopters."
Jan 20, 2015 - The 114th United States Congress has just been seated for another two-year term (Jan 2015 - Jan 2017), and as pilots, we should all be asking our senators and representatives to join the General Aviation (GA) Caucus. According to EAA's website "The GA Caucus’ purpose is to bring members of Congress and their staffs together in support of GA by holding regular meetings on issues affecting the industry.
Jan 18, 2015 - FAST card need renewing? Or just want to knock the cobwebs off? Join Mike Mangold and others at Chino (KCNO) on Jan 24 and 25 for a Formation Gathering. To maximize weekend flying opportunities, participants are asked to arrive late Friday. (Local sunset is 1707.) Saturday and Sunday morning sorties will be prioritized for four-ship proficiency and check rides. Two- and three-ship sorties will be launched as availability dictates.
Jan 4, 2015 - Highly collectable, aviator legend autographs are now available at a new website. Aviation Autographs has just launched the new www.aviationautographs.com, an e-commerce website devoted to rare and limited edition books, prints and unique collections of items signed by Aviation Legends and Notables from World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, modern day and more. This rare collection includes aviators, astronauts, test pilots and aces both friend and foe.