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Notice of Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the Classic Jet Aircraft Association will be held during the CJAA Jet Blast and Annual Convention in Sheboygan, Wisconsin on Saturday, July 22, 2017. Election of Directors and any other business of the Association will be conducted.

The Meeting will be held in the Afterburner Restaurant on the airfield in Sheboygan beginning at 5:00pm CDT.

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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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Registration Open for Reno

Once again, CJAA and RJI are planning a unique clinic at Reno Stead airport on June 2-7. Friday through Sunday will be primarily focused on standard FAST procedures and training. Monday and Tuesday will shift to RJI race prep for the upcoming Pylon Racing School (PRS) and National Championship Air Races. By combining resources and sharing the venue, this clinic will provide you two types of training in one event, saving you time and money.

This year, all meals will be no-host and we will collect donations for cost sharing at the event.

Click here for more info and registration.


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Fairness for Pilots Act

Another reason to support AOPA. If you are not a member, please join now!

Sam Graves, who co-chairs the House General Aviation Caucus, was joined by original co-sponsors Reps. Todd Rokita (R-Ind.), Colin Peterson (D-Minn.)—both AOPA members—and Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.), also a strong GA supporter. Graves, Rokita, and Lipinski are members of the House Aviation Subcommittee.

“As a pilot and Co-Chairman of the General Aviation Caucus, I have always felt the responsibility to be a voice for GA in the Capitol,” Graves said. “Unnecessary regulations and bureaucratic barriers cost the industry jobs and prevent pilots from flying. I’m proud today to introduce a bill that improves upon the protections established under the original Pilots Bill of Rights, ensuring we can continue safely taking to the skies and operating as a valuable and vibrant component of the U.S. economy.”

Click here to read the article at AOPA.

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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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Registration Open for Sheboygan

The CJAA Regional Jet Blast and Annual Meeting of the Classic Jet Aircraft Association is in Sheboygan, Wisconsin for 2017.



This Jet Blast will be special due to the outstanding hospitality of the Aviation Heritage Center of Wisconsin. Each day will feature special events and meals to go along with a great venue for Classic Jet flights and training.

Sunday will feature the Thunder in the Sky Airshow featuring several outstanding performers.

If you plan to fly in the formations during the Warbird Display at Oshkosh, it is important that you attend the Sheboygan Jet Blast to tune up your skills and get the latest briefings. We will be conducting specific training and briefings for the Jet Warbird Display day on Sunday, July 23rd.

The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Classic Jet Aircraft Association will be held during the event on Saturday, July 22nd at 5:00pm.

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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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MODAERO Aviation Festival

The MODAERO Aviation Festival and Airshow was created as a non-profit fundraiser for STEM Education and Aviation Outreach. Proceeds from the event benefit the MODAERO Aviation Community, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, whose mission is to engage, educate and empower the next generation through Aerospace. The Festival is the exclusive aviation event which targets the #NextGen Aerospace audience, ages 16-39 through an aviation expo, fly-in, career fair and air show. This demographic is keenly interested in discovering career paths and education opportunities within the Aerospace and Aviation industries and therefore, we believe your participation would be extremely rewarding. 

We are honored to extend this invitation to the Classic Jet Aircraft Association to participate in our Festival through an aerobatic performance, static display of aircraft and/or a fly-over of the event. This year’s air show will include R/C aircraft & drone demonstrations, parachute jumping and aerobatic performers in piston and turbine powered aircraft. Information on the airshow can be found at our web site: 

Should you have members willing to participate in this event, we would be able to provide fuel, lodging and transportation for the aircrew during the weekend of the airshow. We are prepared for aircrews to arrive as early as Thursday, June 1st and depart as late as Monday, June 5th. All ground handling and servicing of the aircraft will be done by Galaxy FBO which is the military contract fueler at KCXO. The point of contact for our event is as follows: 

Brian Columbus, Founder & Air Show Director
MODAERO Festival & Air Show
5260 Central Parkway
Conroe, TX 77303
(m) 773-425-6963 

We would be honored if you accept this opportunity to participate in this one-of-a-kind event which will help inspire the next generation of aerospace. 


Morgen Jackson 
Director of Air Operations 
MODAERO Aviation Festival 

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CJAA Classified Ads

There is a new feature on the CJAA Website: Classified Ads. If you are looking to sell or buy anything for Classic Jets, try using the Classified Ads in the Membership Area. This feature is available only to Members so the ads will be of value to CJAA members. Click here to see the latest ads or place one yourself!

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