Classic Jet Aircraft Association

Preserving our Tactical Jet Heritage

CJAA elects 2016-17 Board Officers

May 20, 2016 - At the most recent board meeting, CJAA directors voted for 2016-17 term president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer. The officers include:

  • President - Mark Peterson
  • Vice-President - Nathan Jones
  • Secretary - Tom Proctor
  • Treasurer - Bob Arnold

2016 Red Star Photos Posted

May 18, 2016 - Last weekend a total of seven jet aircraft (L29, L39, Alpha and S.211) descended upon Porterville, CA to participate in the joint CJAA/RPA Red Star Jet Blast. Porterville is in southern California, far enough from busy airspace and perfect for three days of training and flights.The event included plenty of formation flying and training, and maybe just a little fun.

If you missed it, photos of the 2016 event are published, and if you live on the West Coast, please plan to join us next year in Porterville,

2016 Reno Formation Clinic - Registration Open

May 16, 2016 - To accommodate both FAST and PRS applicants, the Reno Formation Clinic will focus on FAST formation training and PRS-specific formation training during each day. Whether your objective is a FAST authorization or renewal, or PRS training, or both there will be plenty of learning opportunities.

SIAI-Marchetti S.211 Aircraft Report

May 4, 2016 - One of the newer jet warbirds to grace American skies is the SIAI-Marchetti S.211. Conceived as a jet trainer, it first flew in April of 1981. Initially introduced to the Singapore Air Force (32 aircraft), Philippine Air Force (25 aircraft) and a handful of smaller orders, the aircraft wasn't well known here until an Australian broker purchased the Singapore and Philippine aircraft and started selling them in the US. To date, twelve of the aircraft have been imported - All are flying, or about to fly, today.

FAA's list of 1,075 N-registered Classic Jets

May 2, 2016 - Surprisingly, the number of Jet Warbirds tracked by the FAA has remained constant at 1,075 for over six months. That's not to say there haven't been changes - There are more aircraft in Draken's and Flight Research's fleet - But the good news is the Jet Warbird count is fairly steady.

2016 All Red Star Registration Open

Apr 23, 2016 - This is the premier West Coast event for Eastern Block Aircraft and other interested Jet Warbirds regardless of where your plane was made. The Red Jet Blast is designed for pilots and focuses on formation training, camaraderie, and other fun flying events, as well as non-flying evening activities. The event welcomes all warbird and formation friendly aircraft to participate in the event.

2016 Sun 'n Fun Activities

Apr 7, 2016 - With flight reviews in Titusville wrapped up, the CJAA crew moved 75 nm west to the 2015 edition of Sun 'n Fun. Sun 'n Fun will run Apr 5-10 this year, and CJAA activities will include a daily aircraft brief. The schedule may change, but the featured aircraft include an Alpha Jet (Tue), a Vampire (Wed), an A-4 (Thu), both an F-86 and another A-4 on Fri, and an L-39 and A37 on Sat.

Ejection Seat Training Programs

Apr 2, 2016 - If you operate an Experimental Exhibition Jet that is equipped with a functional ejection seat and the Operating Limitations were issued according to FAA Order 8130.2H, you need to review the new Deviation Memo issued recently by the FAA.

The Deviation Memo allows you to develop and utilize an Ejection Seat Training Program according to the FAA Advisory Circular 91-87 and the program does not need to be reviewed, approved or accepted by the FAA.

NTSB publishes Alert regarding Fly-In Events

Mar 31, 2016 - The National Transportation Safety Board has issued aviation safety alert SA-053, highlighting aviation safety issues pilots may face arriving at major fly-in events.

The safety alert comes in advance of two major fly-in events; the April 5 to 10 “SUN ‘n FUN” international fly-in expo, Lakeland, Florida, and the July 25 to 31 “Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture Oshkosh,” Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

CJAA elects 2016 Board of Directors

Mar 20, 2016 - At the end of the 2016 CJAA convention, director Pierre Wildman ended his three year term and associate directors Randy Howell and Tom Proctor were elected to full board members and the associated three year terms.

CJAA also elects two, one-year term associate directors, and the members chose Jon "Huggy" Huggins and Zach McNeill to fill those terms. The full board and director expiration years now includes:

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