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Registration Open: CJAA Annual Meeting

Register now for the CJAA Annual Meeting on Feb 14-15 in Houston, Texas. This will be a very special and productive event for all Classic Jet members!

Feb 14 and 15 will be dedicated to CJAA events and meetings followed immediately by the National Warbird Operators Conference.

For more info and registration for the CJAA Annual Meeting at: Click Here

To register for the National Warbird Operators Conference: Click Here

If you are attending both events, make one hotel reservation at the Hilton Clear Lake using the Group Code: NAT.

See you in Houston!

 

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Jet Warbird Safety

One of the valuable benefits of CJAA Membership is access to the Library, where you will find important resources like the CJAA Safety Briefs.

During the winter months, when the weather is not cooperating, it may be a good time to review the CJAA Safety Briefs along with the Emergency Procedures for your Jet and get ready for the flying Season.

CJAA Safety Briefs: Click Here

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Calendar Update

We are pleased to announce the 2108 CJAA Events Calendar is updated and includes two brand new events. Check out all the events at: Events!

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CJAA Annual Convention

The CJAA Annual Meeting details are coming together. Keep the event on your calendar for February 14 and 15 in Houston, Texas. Registration information will be out in the next few days. We have a very exciting agenda planned. Don't miss it!

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Jet Action at Sheboygan 2017

Check out the video at: Jet Action from Sheboygan

Special thanks to Chris "Hercules" Vasquez of Redline Aerospace for filming, editing and posting these clips. 

If you plan to attend Oshkosh this year, Sheboygan is a great event to dust off your formation skills and get a good briefing on flying at Oshkosh.

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Safety Notice - UPDATE

During the period between November 16 and November 21, 2017, thirty six airplanes with civilian registry identified in Appendix 1 along with 17 other airplanes were serviced with jet fuel containing DEF at Eppley Air Field Airport, Omaha, Nebraska (KOMA). The DEF was inadvertently used instead of fuel system icing inhibitor (FSII) on two refueling trucks at KOMA and injected into the fuel with each truck’s FSII injection system. Only those airplanes identified in Appendix 1 received the contaminated fuel.

Click here for the full SAIB

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Classic Jets at Oshkosh 2018

Rare British Aircraft Coming to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018

British Meteor, Venom, and Vampire to join U.S., Canadian, Soviet jets at event

December 14, 2017 - Some of the oldest jet aircraft in existence will be flying over the flightline at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 as the world’s largest fly-in convention brings together a rarely seen gathering of these early jets.

Among the airplanes expected to participate is a rare British Meteor, currently the oldest flying original jet in existence, which will arrive from the United Kingdom. British Venom and Vampire jets will be part of the gathering, as will American designs such as the T-33 Shooting Star and F-86 Sabre, as well as a Soviet-era MiG-17.

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Safety Notice - Fuel Contamination

THE FAA IS CURRENTLY INVESTIGATING A FUEL CONTAMINATION PROBLEM THAT HAS RECENTLY APPEARED IN JET FUEL WI THE CENTRAL U.S.   THE EXACT SOURCE AND THE GEOGRAPHICAL SCOPE OF THE CONTAMINATION IS UNKNOWN.  THERE HAVE BEEN REPORTS OF BLOCKAGES IN FUEL FILTERS, FUEL NOZZLES, AND FUEL TANKS.

THERE HAVE BEEN REPORTS OF BLOCKAGES IN FUEL FILTERS, FUEL NOZZLES, AND FUEL TANKS.

THIS HAS RESULTED IN SEVERAL ENGINE FLAMEOUTS AND OTHER ERRATIC ENGINE OPS. 

ALL OPERATORS ARE ADVIZED TO CLOSELY FOLLOW FUEL SAMPLING PROCEDURES AND REPORT ANY DISCOVERY OF CONTAMINATION OR ERRATIC ENGINE OPS TO THEIR FLIGHT STANDARDS DISTRICT OFFICE OR NEAREST FAA FACILITY.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO 

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ATC Privatization = Airline Power Grab

For millions of Americans, the upcoming holidays mean flying home, often to a small town served by a small airport. While Americans make their holiday plans, what they may not know is that the big airlines are demanding Congress pass a bill that would likely threaten needed upgrades at airports in small towns and communities across the country. Read the full article here: ATC Power Grab.

 

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FAA Compliance Philosophy

FAA Compliance Philosophy Two Year Follow-Up

Since the Compliance Philosophy was implemented, AOPA's Legal Services Plan attorneys have received over 1,000 enforcement-related calls from Pilot Protection Services (PPS) plan participants. Two of those attorneys, Jared Allen and Chad Mayer, have invited the FAA's Compliance Philosophy Focus Team lead Jeff Smith to discuss how the FAA has been applying the new Compliance Philosophy in many of those cases.

Watch the webinar at: FAA Compliance Philosophy Webinar

 

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