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New Member - Mark Smith

New Classic Jet Owner and CJAA Member Mark Smith is working on his rating in the Marchetti S-211! Welcome to the world of Classic Jets Mark! 

Instructor Lou Nemeth is in back getting Mark up to speed on the systems, procedures and handling of the S-211.

We look forward to seeing Mark at many upcoming CJAA Events!

Mark is based in Wisconsin and flys a Beechcraft A-36 when he is not in his S-211. Be sure to welcome Mark to the CJAA next time you see him at an event.

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Midwest Warbird Fly-In

Midwest Warbird Fly-In, May 18-21, 2017
 
Join Code 1 Aviation in Rockford, Illinois for the Midwest Warbird Fly-In. (As always, you might hear us refer to this fly-in as the “Glenn “Skids” Smith Fly-In” in memory of our dear friend Glenn, a great guy who truly loved flying, and loved sharing it with everyone around him.)
 
This popular spring event promises to be lots of fun!
 
All warbird owners and their airplanes are encouraged to attend, with an emphasis on those who want to do some flying and some socializing in a great environment, and maybe make some new aviation friends. We will conduct at least 2-3 flying periods each day, and we'll present morning weather/safety briefings for all participants. Although this is not strictly a formation clinic, there may be opportunities for qualified FAST formation pilots to organize some formation flights, and we encourage you to bring your own backseat formation instructor to the event, if needed. We will have several quiet briefing rooms available for participants to use. Jets and recips alike are welcome!
 
Our local airspace in uncluttered and simple, and we'll provide local area maps and airspace de-confliction plans for those who want to fly. Several aviation photographers like to attend this event, so there may be photo opportunities. And, since Rockford is becoming a mecca for interesting warbirds, there might be some neat airplanes on the ramp to check out.
 
You'll also get to experience some great after-hours camaraderie, hangar-flying and entertainment. We're lining up a great guest speaker for the Saturday night dinner. More info to come.
 
Note: Plan to arrive on Thursday, May 18th if you can, because the action starts on Friday morning. Sunday will be a half-day, with one period of flying, and departures after lunch.
 
A nominal registration fee will cover lunches and dinners at the hangar, hotel transportation, and administrative costs. We are negotiating great rates at local hotels, as well as a substantial jet fuel discount. We'll be providing registration information in future mailings.
 
For more information, call Code 1 Aviation at 815-315-9715.
 
Get your 2017 warbird flying season off to a great start. Plan to join us in Rockford for a fun time!

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Thunder Alley at Sun 'n Fun 2017

Thunder Alley is SUN ‘n FUN’s showcase area dedicated to highlighting jet aircraft and educating people about their origins, use, and impact on aviation technology. Visitors can get an up close and personal view of these iconic war machines, plus a daily walk-around hosted by the pilots who fly them. 

Some of the jets scheduled for display include the Northrop F-5 Tiger II, British Aerospace Sea Harrier, Dassault/Dornier Alpha, Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros, and a very rare Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23!

The audience follows the speaker around the aircraft as he describes the systems and role it held in history, and questions and interaction are welcome and encouraged! Several aircraft will offer cockpit tours, and visitors will also get to see many of these aircraft in flight in a daily showcase. 

 

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Registration Open - Titusville Jet Blast

Registration is open for the Titusville / Sun 'n Fun Jet Blast on April 1 - 3. If you are planning to attend Sun 'n Fun, the Jet Blast in Titusville is an excellent opportunity to knock off the winter rust and have some fun!

There will be new procedures in effect for Jet Warbird displays at Sun 'n Fun 2017 and all large aviation events. Join us at Titusville for a briefing and an opportunity to update your FAST status, brief on the new procedures and have a great time flying with other Classic Jet owners. 

We will have an opportunity to fly formation with both an F-86 Sabre and TA-4J Skyhawk along with Air to Air photos. Don't miss out!

For more info on the Jet Blast Registration: Click Here

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Late Fee or Early Discount

We have been getting numerous questions about membership dues this year. For the past several years, we have offered a $20 discount for early renewals prior to December 31. If you are renewing your membership now, you will be paying the regular membership dues of $80. Unfortunately the new website lists this as a Late Fee rather than the loss of a discount. We will work on making the wording more clear for next year. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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