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NWOC 2018

Announcing our 2018 meeting! Join us in Houston this coming February 15-18 at the Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake for a weekend of insights, info and fun. Watch our page for regular updates.

Founded in 1993, the annual NWOC event brings together warbird owners, operators, and museum directors to address particular events facing warbird owners and to discuss common goals related to the ever-changing economics, operations and regulations pertaining to flying ex-military aircraft.

NWOC focuses on the exchange of ideas and information concerning the safe operation and restoration of warbird aircraft. This unique educational conference offers programs to enhance pilot skill and knowledge, expand aircraft maintenance technician and restorer knowledge, develop awareness of medical and insurance facts, and address aircraft-specific topics to ensure continued flight for these unique historic aircraft. As one participant remarked, ” … we are not owners of these treasures, but rather caretakers who ensure that future generations can better understand history.” That statement emphasizes the importance of the educational goals of NWOC.

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New Page: Flight Manuals

Once considered some of the most important secrets of the United States, classic jets were on the leading edge of technology and national defense. You can now read the flight manuals for these aircraft! Check back as we will be adding more.

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Jet Warbird Friendly Airport

Low cost fuel and long runways are always appreciated by Jet Warbird operators for both local flights and cross country stops. DeKalb Taylor Airport KDKB in DeKalb, Illinois is a good location for both. Runway 2/20 is 7025' x 100' and jet fuel is currently $2.69 per gallon. Tom Cleveland is the airport manager at DeKalb and is always standing by to make your visit a special one.

For more information about the DeKalb Airport: Click Here

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ACM Warbirds of Canada Grand Opening

ACM Warbirds of Canada, Not for Profit Living Museum, Announces April 15th Grand Opening

ACM Warbirds of Canada(ACM) is an exciting new, not for profit living museum.  ACM is showcasing vehicles and aircraft from the cold war era, as well as the heroes who flew them.  Ready to celebrate an April 15th launch, the museum will be the only place in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec where a person can fly in a cold war era fighter jet. We will also be flying in the Toronto and Barrie ON regions.

From flying a cold war plane to aerobatics to formation flying, it is no surprise these are items on many bucket lists begging to get checked off.  The good news is our not-for-profit, living museum, ACM Warbirds, based in Ottawa and in the Barrie area is answering the call in Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec and in the Toronto and Barrie regions.  It provides interested people a handful of different membership opportunities that can get them on board from ground schools being trained as part of the ground and maintenance team, all the way to being on board for a wide range of different flight possibilities depending on their level of membership.  Excitement surrounding the project from flight enthusiasts is incredibly high.

 

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Blue Angels Video

The Blue Angels have released a cockpit video from a recent performance. Ride along through many of the maneuvers and see what it looks like to fly 18" apart! Click Here for the video.

Any some people wonder why we like to fly Classic Jets!

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FAA Safety Alert - ADS-B

Purpose: This SAFO informs personnel involved with ground testing of aircraft Air Traffic Control (ATC) transponders and ADS-B OUT equipment of the importance of adhering to proper test procedures and the hazards associated with improper testing.

Background: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has received reports of transponder and ADS- B OUT system ground test events in which information, including simulated altitude, was transmitted from the test aircraft and received by aircraft inflight. In at least one instance, an ADS-B OUT system ground test created a false airborne target that generated a Traffic Alert and Collison Avoidance System II (TCAS II) Resolution Advisory (RA) on a Boeing 737 aircraft on approach. Pilot reaction to this RA required unnecessary maneuvering in congested airspace and initiated ATC re-sequencing actions that affected multiple aircraft and negatively impacted operations in the area for about 30 minutes. 

Click Here to see the SAFO

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