Classic Jet Aircraft Association

Preserving our Tactical Jet Heritage

FAA Study on Loss of Control

Nov 25, 2014 - The FAA just released a new report on Aviation Accident Analysis and Solutions titled General Aviation Joint Steering Committee (GAJSC) Loss of Control on Approach and Landing & Departure and En-route. Loss of control continues to be the largest category of aviation accidents and applies directly to Classic Jet operations. From 2001 through 2011 there were almost 1,400 accidents in General Aviation categorized as Loss of Control. The most dangerous Loss of Control accidents occurred in the Approach and Landing phase of flights.

Stadium Overflights Update

Nov 21, 2014 - CJAA has been working closely with both the EAA and some CJAA members in the recent efforts regarding Stadium Overflights and the associated issue of Experimental Aircraft flight over Densely Populated Areas. We are pleased that EAA and ICAS have had meetings with the FAA to review this important issue and support the effort to find a path to preserve this popular public display of Classic Aircraft.

Specialty Aircraft Examiners Update

Nov 20, 2014 - Earlier today, the FAA updated their Designated Specialty Aircraft Examiners summary. Most of the changes don't affect Jet owners and operators, but for completeness, the table is published below:

2014 Yolo Jet Blast Registration Open

Nov 1, 2014 - Located midway between San Francisco's Class B and Sacramento's Class C airport, with a 6,000 ft runway, excellent ground services, and miles of Class E and G airspace, lies the base of operations for the 2014 Yolo Jet Blast. Planned events include:

St George Jet Blast Wrapup & Photos

Oct 31, 2014 - It was a MiG-nificient week. Jack Hunter and Rich Grinnell of the Western Sky Aviation Warbird Museum put one what has become the annual St. George Jet Blast. Six pilots arrived in St. George early to tackle the challenge of checkrides and all six were successful!! Carl Penner and Kay Eckhart provided excellent instruction in their respective aircraft as the group tag teamed these airplanes and kept them in a healthy cycle.

Emergency Extraction Information

Oct 27, 2014 - Emergency Extraction Information for your aircraft can be the difference between life and death should you face an emergency landing. If you haven't prepared one, an Extraction Card should be on your To-Do list for this winter. If you plan on flying at Oshkosh or any air shows in 2015, you may find that an Extraction Card is required to participate. Even if you don't plan on flying at an air show in 2015, your local airport fire department will appreciate the information.

RCAF CF-104 Restoration Unveiled

Oct 21, 2014 - Another warbird story from north of the border. On Wednesday, the Air Force Museum of Alberta will unveil a pristinely restored CF-104 Starfighter. The Starfighter, generously donated by Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Ken Lett, will be part of the new Ken and Roma Lett Cold War Exhibit, and will join three other Cold War era fighter jets that served Canada during that period.

Canadian L-29/Strikemaster Demo Team

Oct 10, 2014 - Just north of the (US) border, former Canadian Air Force Captain and CJAA member Martin Mattes and partner Danny Richer fly a two-ship demo routine with an L-29 and a Strikemaster. The following video include training and actual footage from the 2014 Ontario South Coast Airshow. Both Martin and Danny hold low-altitude ACE cards

FAA Orders and Classic Jets

Oct 7, 2014 - Experimental Exhibition Jets are subject to the same regulations as a Type Certificated aircraft. In addition, EEJs are issued a set of Operating Limitations as part of the Airworthiness Certificate. These Operating Limitations are no different that the limitations published in the Flight Manual for the aircraft and must be followed to comply with FAA Regulations.

St George Deadline, Yolo Jet Blast

Oct 3, 2014 - It's October and CJAA still has two 2014 Jet Blasts remaining. The first, in St. George, UT, is scheduled for Oct 23-25. Event details and registration are here. St. George boasts jet-quality services, runway and airspace, and previous year St. George participants have always spoken highly of this Jet Blast.

Important: The La Quinta hotel rate and room block expires Oct 8, 2014. Make your room reservations before then.

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