Rome Jet Blast

June 21, 2018 1:00 PM EDT to June 24, 2018 5:00 PM EDT

Griffiss International Airport
660 Hangar Rd
Rome, NY 13441
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2018  Rome, NY     Jet Blast - Air Show – Fly-in

The CJAA Northeast Regional Jet Blast at Rome, New York  KRME on June 21 June – June 24, 2018 is an exclusive, CJAA members only formation training event for Classic Jet Warbirds, an Airshow demonstration on Sunday afternoon and a Warbird Fly-in.

Plan a trip to Rome, NY for a weekend of flying, training and fun while you sharpen your skills for Sheboygan and Oshkosh.


  • Single, two and four ship formation flights, instruction and check outs
  • Formation photos missions 
  • 61.58 rides before and after the weekend events
  • Tour the Drone Test center on the airfield
  • Aerial demonstration for our group and the local community in Waivered airspace 
  • Local Casino for your better half and a non-aviation past time


Formation Training - The Jet Blast is an excellent training environment for FAST - Formation And Safety Team. We will have a safety officer, briefs, designated airspace, frequencies and a flight schedule to provide the environment for you to receive the best formation training offered in the Northeast.

There will be lead, instructor pilots, and back-seaters with military backgrounds at the event who will be ready to fly and to help sharpen your skills as a formation pilot. We will have check pilots at the event if you are ready for a FAST check ride. Likely there will be a professional photographer to fill an empty back seat to help record the event.

Whether you are new to formation flying, breaking off the rust to renew your certifications, or just here to join your fellow aviators in formation flight…we focus on safety and proficiency starting off with briefs and followed up by a debrief.

Mentorship - Are you new to the Jet Warbird community and looking to learn more about the people, the planes, and get to know others who enjoy aviation the way you do? The CJAA Jet Blast is the best place to meet like-minded pilots and become part of our fraternity. We are eager to share the excitement of formation flying and welcome new CJAA members to our community.

We have evening meals, activities and plenty of hanger time to catch up with old friends. The event is all inclusive and most meals are included in the event fee.

Sign up EarlyOnce we know how many people and jets are attending the event, planning and arranging the details will be easy and we will have the most buying power. Please sign up Early and make your reservations

Event Fees
Pilot  - $160
Guy in Back - $130     
Fuel Price: (
in process of negotiation)

Hotel - (final arrangements IN PROCESS) 
        Turning Stone Resort ? Casino
        5218 Patrick Rd.
        Verona, NY 13478          315.366.9285 Direct  

      June 21, 2018
        HOTEL - - $139.00
        TOWER - - $179.00
        LODGE- - $209.00

       June 22-23, 2018
         HOTEL - - $199.00
         TOWER - - $239.00
         LODGE- - $389.00

         WINGATE by Wyndham ROME (possible alternative)
         90 Dart Circle
         Rome, NY 13440                         315.533.2591

Rental Car(with Million Air 315-736-9404)     
  * Avis on the field 
  * Hertz 20 minutes out w/drop-off service to FBO

FBO -Hours of operation: Daily 0600-2200
      Million Air  (KRME)     315-736-9404   122.95
      660 Hanger Road 
      Rome, NY 13441      

Thursday - Arrival Day
1300-1800 Arrivals -Single ship and 61.58 training flights
1400-1600Ground School 
1800 Check in closes
1900-2030 No-host reception and dinner

FRIDAY – Day One
0600-0730 Breakfast at hotel
0800-0830 Daily Safety Brief
0830-1200 Flying
1200-1300 Lunch
1300-1700 Flying
1700-1800 Ground School Refreshers
1700-1850 Photo flights
1930-2100 Dinner and banquet at TBD

0600-0730 Breakfast at hotel
0800-0830 Daily Safety Brief
0830-1200 Flying
1200-1300 Lunch
1300-1700 Flying
1700-1800 Ground School Refresher
1700-1850 Photo flights
1930-2100 Dinner and banquet at TBD

SUNDAY – Air Show Day
0600-0630 Daily Safety Brief 
0630-0800 Photo Mission – Group Photo
0800-1100 Fly-In Breakfast Neighborhood Warbirds - Brief for 11 am flight
Airport closes to arrivals at 11 am
1100-1300  – CJAA Formation Flying 
1300-1400 Lunch - Airport open for prearranged local arrivals and departures
1400-1530 Airshow
1600 Airport opens - Departures

 Contact Larry Labriola with questions: 914-403-0722


$160.00 Pilots

$130.00 GIB - Guy in Back or Guest