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2016 Sheboygan Jet Blast - Registration Open

Come join us for the next CJAA Regional Jet Blast in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. This Jet Blast will be special due to the outstanding hospitality of the Aviation Heritage Center of Wisconsin (http://www.ahcw.org). Each day will feature special events and meals to go along with a great venue for jet warbird flights and training.

If you plan to fly in the formations during the Warbird Display at Oshkosh, it is important that you attend the Sheboygan Jet Blast and tune up your skills. We will be conducting specific training and briefings for the Jet Warbird Display day on Thursday, July 28th.

Sheboygan will also remain operational as a remote training base for CJAA members during the week of Oshkosh 2016. Fly out of Oshkosh in the morning and land at Sheboygan for fuel, rest and a new brief before starting your second training sortie of the day. Using Sheboygan as a training base will keep you out of the busy traffic pattern and delays in ground servicing that is common at Oshkosh.

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Reno Clinic Recap

Once again, the joint effort of CJAA and RJI put together a very successful clinic at Reno Stead airport on June 11 - 14. Seven pilots plus six instructors combined for 28 total sorties. Saturday through Monday’s 18 sorties were focused on FAST training and procedures while Tuesday’s 10 sorties were based entirely on RJI racing procedures and maneuvers.

Throughout the event, we focused on detailed briefs, disciplined procedures and some hard flying to put together the best training environment possible for everyone, regardless of skill level or proficiency. While training and safety were the primary focus, we managed to have a lot of fun, especially in the extended trail exercises where the Alpha Jet was used to challenge the students.

This year’s clinic featured some very nice weather with moderate temperatures and limited cloud cover. The normal winds at Stead were missing on Saturday and Sunday, but returned to normal on Monday and Tuesday. Thanks to some excellent pre event planning by Jeff Turney and Rick Vandam, the Jet training and very busy Sport Class training meshed together well in the pattern and 5 different training areas around Stead Airport.

Alby Redick and the team at Aviation Classics provided world class support of fueling and ground support. Hometown Cafe hosted lunches and the Grand Sierra Hotel restaurants saw some excellent after hours pilot debriefs over steaks, seafood and wine.

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2016 Oshkosh NOTAM

The free 32-page booklet is an absolute must if you're flying an aircraft to Oshkosh. It outlines all arrival/departure procedures, radio frequencies, Wittman Regional Airport details, and much more.

Click here to view the NOTAM.

Although many of the procedures are similar to previous years, there are updates in nearly every area to enhance safety, efficiency, and convenience for the thousands of airplanes expected at The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration. The EAA AirVenture NOTAM is required reading and should be part of a pilot's pre-flight preparation.

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