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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Mar 18, 2016 - It's been 10 years since CJAA visited a Navy Airbase and NAS Oceana in Virginia Beach, VA remedied that by becoming our host for 2016. Warmly welcomed to the base by XO CAPT Richard Meadows (of San Diego), our participants spent a full day exploring the sites of this 17 squadron, 330+ airplane (primarily F/A-18C and F/A-18E/F) base.
May 15, 2016 - Sun ’n Fun 2016 starts in just 3 short weeks, April 5 - 10 at the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport! We have a new designated parking area on Runway 05/23 for Classic Jets in 2016 called “Thunder Alley”! There will be plenty of activities in store for Classic Jet owners and pilots.