Apr 22, 2015 - CJAA conducted the first Jet Warbird Walk Around Seminar this morning to a packed crowd of Sun 'n Fun classic jet enthusiasts. This seminar, presented by Doug Matthews and showcasing his North American F-86 Sabre, dealt with operation, maintenance and even some history of the United States' first swept-wing fighter.
CJAA will be conducting additional Walk Around Seminars throughout Sun 'n Fun. They're conducted daily at 11AM at the Warbird Ramp. Upcoming seminars will feature:
Apr 19, 2015 - The Classic Jet Aircraft Association and EAA Warbirds of America have joined together to support the Florida Warbirds Squadron in the construction of a permanent Warbirds HQ building for our collective members' use on the Sun 'n Fun grounds in Lakeland, Florida. The Warbirds HQ building will be located on the west side of the newly expanded Warbirds Ramp, providing a perfect location for all warbird activities.
Apr 18, 2015 - Earlier this month CJAA polled both members and non-members to understand which aspects of Jet Blasts work, and which need more work. Responses came from more than 30% of the membership (along with a fair number of non-member responses) indicating an awareness of the efforts to host a Jet Blast as well as the benefits of Jet Blasts.
Of those who had attended a Jet Blast in the last three years, Formation Training and Social Activities drove their attendance, but that Ground School Briefings and 61.58 Checkride opportunities were valued.
Apr 17, 2015 - A North American F-100F Super Sabre, the first U.S. Air Force fighter plane capable of supersonic speed in level flight, will participate in EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 – the first known appearance of an F-100 at the annual Oshkosh fly-in and convention.
Owned by Dean “Cutter” Cutshall, EAA Lifetime 229783/Warbirds of America 5757, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, the aircraft will take part in warbird air show performances and also be the subject of a Warbirds in Review session. Details will be announced as they are confirmed.
Apr 16, 2015 - Join the Classic Jet Aircraft Association for a BBQ dinner and the Wednesday night air show at Sun 'n Fun on April 22nd. The Aerostars, Buck Roetman, Gene Soucy, Steve Oliver, Jerry Kerby, Gary Rower and Redline Airshows will be performing starting at 8:00pm.
Dinner will be at the Code 1 Aviation trailer on the Warbird Ramp April 22nd starting at 6:30pm.
Apr 15, 2015 - Appareo Systems LLC, introduced its first Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast Out product—and its first panel-mounted avionics—at the Aircraft Electronics Association convention in Dallas on April 8. The Stratus ESG is a 1090-MHz Extended Squitter (ES) all-in-one ADS-B Out solution that Appareo plans to submit later this year to the FAA for certification. The Stratus ESG combines a certified WAAS GPS for approved position information with a Mode S transponder that also provides the ADS-B Out capability required Jan.
Apr 11, 2015 - Jet Warbird Pilots and Owners - I am writing on behalf of the upcoming All Red Star & Red Jet Blast event next month. I am the longest standing pilot volunteer for the event, having participated 12 of the past 14 years (I missed one of the earliest years to participate in Operation Iraqi Freedom on the USS Constellation CV-64 and the other to witness the birth of my daughter). I am proud of what our group has put together and we believe we have the best fly-in in the country.
Apr 8, 2015 - In 2014, the FAA expressed concerns that stadium overflights by Experimental-category aircraft do not comply with current regulations as well as the operating limitations for most Experimental Aircraft. The FAA reinforced these concerns with its Flight Standards District Offices (FSDOs), asking FSDO inspectors to ensure pilots of experimental aircraft are aware of the "regulatory implications" of flights over major stadium events.
Apr 7, 2015 - Registration and Information for the June 13-16 CJAA/RJI Reno Formation Clinic is now open. The event is open to both CJAA and RJI members, and membership in either organization is an attendance requirement. Information regarding the event, schedules and recommended hotel can be found by clicking on the above link.
Apr 6, 2015 - What makes a great Jet Blast or Jet Fly-In? Is it location? Or training staff? Maybe a diversity of aircraft types? What about after hours entertainment? Overall cost? It's a complex set of variables to analyze and so we'd like to ask our members and potential members for assistance.
A 12-question survey has been posted online that shouldn't take more than two or three minutes to complete. The results will be studied by the board and a summary published for member review. Thank you for your input!