Feb 3, 2016 - The January/February 2016 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on the FAA’s new Compliance Philosophy and what its foundational concepts mean to the general aviation community. Articles in this issue discuss how the agency and aviation community can identify a problem in the NAS, use the most effective tools to correct that problem, and monitor to be sure it stays fixed into the future.
Feb 1, 2016 - The base to seventeen strike fighter squadrons of F/A-18 Hornets and F/A-18 Super Hornets, NAS Oceana is the sole East Coast Master Jet Base and home to all the east coast strike-fighter (VFA) units. This extreme level of activity precludes any private jet operation at the base.
Jan 24, 2016 - In order to achieve our Mission, the Classic Jet Aircraft Association and its members must accept the responsibility to conduct themselves in the most professional and ethical manner. In order to define what “professional and ethical” mean to the Association, we have assembled the following Code of Conduct. You can always find this document on the CJAA Website in the CJAA Documents Section.
Jan 21, 2016 - The tech-centered "Ars Technica" website featured a recent story regarding the cold war aircraft stored in an Ellington Field hangar near Houston, TX. The story and photos in "The slowly fading art of flying—and maintaining—Cold War fighter jets" paints a very vivid picture of the aircraft and upkeep required to keep our Jet Warbirds in the air.
The article also goes on to thank the dedicated private individuals who own and maintain these jets.
Jan 20, 2016 - Capt Louis Schager of NAS Oceana, Virginia Beach, VA has extended to CJAA an invitation to conduct our 2016 Annual Convention at his base! Our 2016 Convention is scheduled for Mar 17-20, 2016, and as in previous years, will feature safety, regulatory, legislative, and operational updates. We'll also take a look back at 2015 CJAA activities and events. Our Convention includes guest speakers, plenty of social time and CJAA director elections.
Dec 30, 2015 - The FAA is bringing their Portable Reduced Oxygen Training Enclosure (PROTE) to the St. George Airport for local pilots to get real-life hypoxia training on Fri, Jan 8 and Sat, Jan 9, 2016.
They have openings for area pilots, student pilots, and others interested in learning about the effects of altitude on flyers, and need 250 pilots with medicals to attend in order to justify the expense of transporting it from the East Coast. Students are very welcome.
Dec 28, 2015 - Three more days! Just a reminder that the $20 membership discount for early renewals ends on Dec 31, just three days from today. After that date, renewal rates will rise to $80, or $100 for pilots with FAST Cards.
CJAA membership brings a number of benefits including reduced fuel pricing, a periodical magazine, government representation, regular fly-ins, this email magazine and much more.
Dec 25, 2015 - With respect to the holiday season, CJAA archivists have stumbled across this old edition of the the Pilot's and Flight Engineer's Notes. The carefully detailed instruction outline the proper procedures for outfitting and usage of an 8- or 9-reindeer sled. Details included provide operating instructions for Handling, Operating Data, Emergencies, Supplementary Notes for Flight Engineer, and Illustrations.
Photos and additional description are included at key passages to familiarize the reader with the exotic hardware.
Dec 17, 2015 - CJAA membership cards will be mailed in early 2016. If your membership is current, you should have your card by Jan 31 - International mailing may take a bit longer. Featuring an authentic CJAA F-86, these cards are standard credit card size and thickness (not laminated paper) and will fit nicely in any billfold. FAST rated pilots will receive double-sided cards while non-FAST rated members receive single-sided cards.