May 27, 2015 - "See and be seen" is a fairly common paradigm among pilots, but the National Transportation Safety Board has investigated numerous general aviation accidents in which pilots operating near one another did not maintain adequate visual lookout and failed to see and avoid other aircraft. Investigators also note that pilots can be distracted by technology such as cell phones, tablets and other devices that challenge the see-and-avoid concept.
May 22, 2015 - CJAA member Dianna Stanger of Port Lavaca, TX, the owner of the only Aero L-139, was recently featured in AOPA SmartBrief for her efforts encouraging women to fly. The article, Pilot is dedicated to introducing more women to aviation described her as "president of the Whilrly Girls, and has taken more than 400 women up for their first flight. At a Women in Aviation Worldwide 2015 event, she was named the "Most Dedicated Female Pilot Worldwide."
May 20, 2015 - Historically, CJAA Conventions are attended by 10-20% of the membership. While convention dates, geography and travel costs all affect attendance, CJAA is soliciting member input to make upcoming Convention more interesting to members and potential members.
This survey consists of nine questions and shouldn't take more than minutes to complete.
May 17, 2015 - Written from the perspective of a business jet pilot, the following Business & Commercial Aviation article doesn't just suggest upset training is good, but walks through the thought process, mechanics and aerodynamics of upset recovery.
Throughout the story, the author used the acronym RUTAP (Recognize, Unload, Thrust, Ailerons, and Pitch) as a training memory aid.
May 13, 2015 (Update) - If you missed the live show, Mark Peterson's interview on Warbirdradio.com is now available for streaming or download. Mark's 30 minute interview addressed some of the differences between prop and jet warbirds; acquisition costs, maintenance, training, certification and operation, as well as encouraging CJAA participation and membership.
May 10, 2015 - Photos of the May 8-10 Formation Clinic at Virgina Tech Airport (KBCB) have been posted. There were only 3 jets: Larry Labriola L-39, Jon Socolof L-29, and Tony Royal L-29. The event was organized by Zach McNeill. Other pilots in attendance included Marty Tibbets and Mike Mangold. Weather turned out well allowing for 3 formation sorties on Sat, with 2 planned for Sunday so all can return home for a short Mother's Day celebration!
May 9, 2015 - Earlier this year, Warbirds of America contacted CJAA and asked for our financial assistance of the construction of a new permanent Warbirds HQ building at Sun 'n Fun. I am proud to be part of an organization whose members responded to a simple request with $6,200 in contributions. Together with CJAA's match, we raised $11,200 to support the construction of the new Warbirds HQ at Sun 'n Fun in Lakeland, Florida.
Thank you for your generous contributions to support CJAA, Warbirds of America and Sun 'n Fun!
Apr 27, 2015 - ‘Want to get up close and personal with a classic jet warbird and its owner/pilot?
At 11:00 AM each day of the show, the Classic Jet Aircraft Association is offering an informal “walk around seminar” on the warbird ramp that is a rare opportunity to learn about the jets direct from the private owner who’s paying the bills.
Apr 26, 2015 - Special air traffic procedures required reading for all aviators flying to Oshkosh
The FAA has released the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), featuring arrival and departure procedures for EAA’s 63rd annual [2015 AirVenture NOTAM] fly-in convention July 20-26 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.
Apr 26, 2015 - Interest in Jet Warbirds remained high throughout Sun 'n Fun as over 80 enthusiasts would crowd around to hear and learn about jet history, operation, maintenance, or anything else of interest. The program started Tuesday with Doug Matthews's North American North American F-86 Sabre and wrapped Friday with Dan McCue's Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter. The lineup consisted of: