CJAA Cajun Jet Blast Canceled


It is with great regret that we will have to cancel the Cajun Jet Blast due to a forecasted hurricane to be affecting the area Thursday thru Saturday.

Refunds will be going back the credit card that the ticket was purchased with. 

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Statue of Liberty Flight 2020 Book

Please see link below for the Statue of Liberty Flight Book.

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CJAA Member Matthew Buckley Article

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CJAA Annual Convention Update


1. Kennedy Space Center has cancelled the Bus Tour , in place of the bus tour all members will head to KTIX (Titusville Airport) to the for  hanagr Party and Musuem Tour after the Convention lunch at Kennedy Space Center. We will be having a formation Clinic and dinner party with music at the Valiant Air Command Hangar.

2. Landing at Cape Canaveral has been Cancelled (subjected to change last minute), all pilots, we will be having a formation clinic at (KTIX) Titusville w/ Doug Mathews Saturday Nov 7th, Sun Nov 8th after the Convention and Monday Nov 9th. Valiant Air Museum willbe hosting all day for members during the Formation Clinic. Sunday Night Dinner and Music at the Valiant Air Museum.




All Members:

2020 will be exciting New Year with a lot of changes in leadership and the board .

The Annual Convention will be held at Nasa Kennedy Space Center this year in Florida with many exciting things planned for


Sunday, November 8th, 2020

Debus Conference Center, KSC Visitor Complex


  • Group arrives by 9:30am
  • All guests will have to go through security at the turnstiles
  • Private room-set up in rounds- up to 55 guests can be accommodated
  • Meeting:  10am-12noon
  • Lunch buffet in same room from: 12:00pm-1:00pm
  • KTIX Airport 




Single-ship and formation flights and instruction.

Formation flying and photos with  A-4 Skyhawk, T-33, S-211’s and a bunch of L-39’s!

Tour Classic Fighters jet warbird restoration shop at the airport.

Tour the Valiant Air Command Museum, probably one of the best non-government owned military aviation museums!

Need a 61.58 check? An examiner will be on hand, Zach McNeill  (619-227-3327)

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. 

Formation Training - Formation and Safety Team. We will have briefs, designated airspace, and a flight schedule to assist in getting you the best formation training offered in the Southeast. There will be many lead and instructor pilots at the event who are ready to mentor you as a formation pilot. Join us to learn the art of formation training or just dust the rust off your old formation skills. Safety and proficiency is emphasized from the briefs through the debriefs. We will have check pilots at the event if you are ready for a FAST checkride.

The fun doesn't stop after the planes are in the chocks. We have evening events that highlight the fun from our flying which gives you plenty of time to hangar fly and catch up with old friends.  

Rental Car - Enterprise through U.S. Aviation Air Center (far/east side of KTIX)-321.567.6000. Avis is at Space Coast Jet Center (next to parking area on taxiway F



Arrival Instruction Pilots:


Please plan on arriving during normal business hours for the FBO in order to access your rental car and exit the airport.

Jet Blast operations will be based on taxiway F on the west side of runway 18/36.

If you are driving in, please navigate to:

                    Classic Fighters of America

                    7030 Center Lane

                    Titusville Airport, Titusville, FL 32780



Here's your link you can use to make Hotel reservations: Fairfield Inn and Holiday Inn


Fairfield Inn link:

Book your group rate for Classic Jet Aircraft


Holiday Inn link:

Classic Jet Aircraft Association -

Your rate includes breakfasts, Internet and on-site parking.



CJAA Convention Itinerary


Friday - Arrivals (KTIX) Pilots 


Saturday Nov 7th - Arrival 

  • Pilots Formation Clinic meet at KTIX at 0900 Nov 7th
  • Meet n' Greet at Holiday Inn Titusville - Kennedy Space Center Hotel lobby bar after dinner 4715 Helen Hauser Blvd, Titusville, FL.


Sunday, November 8th - Convention

  •  Must arrive no later then 9:30 at the Conference Center, KSC Visitor Complex
  •  All guests will have to go through security at the turnstiles
  •  1000 - 1200 Meeting with speakers 
  •  1200 - 1300 Catered Buffet Lunch 
  •  1330 - 1400 Open Museum (Self Guided) 
  •  1300 -  Pilots fly back to KTIX Formation Clinic w/ Doug Mathews
  •  1400 -  All Members - Guests  Valiant Air Musuem - KTIX Titusville Airport 
  •  1600 -  Hangar Party Food - Drinks 




$350.00 Member Ticket

$350.00 Guest Ticket


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President Zach McNeill - Term End

Members of the CJAA,

Over the last 3 years it has been my honor and privilege to serve as your president.  At this time my term on the Board and as President has come to an end.

As I look back I am confident we have built a leadership team that will continue to not only advocate for our interests but also continue to develop the rich experiences that make this group so special.  Toward that end I am recommending Alex Brancaccio be selected as the next president of the CJAA.  Alex has brought incredible energy into the organization and has been instrumental in the facilitation of events that were never dreamed of only a couple years ago.  With the support of an outstanding and engaged Board Of Directors, I am confident the CJAA will continue accomplish great things in the future. 

I thank all of you for the support and friendship afforded me during my tenure.  I look forward to flying and visiting with as many of you as possible in the years ahead.

Fly safe and check six.

Zach McNeill

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CJAA Admin Registration Fee

Please Note:

As of April 24th 2020 it was voted on that the CJAA will now keep $100.00 per registration at each event.

The $100 fee is for admistration, marketing, and fees asscoiated with the event.


CJAA Board

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Dr Ray Basari Flight AME


We are pleased to announce a joint partnership with CJAA and Dr. Ray Basari for your AME needs.  

Dr. Basari is a senior Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) for the FAA and is in the top one-tenth of one percent of all examiners, completing more than 1000 FAA exams per year.

Ray Basri, MD has a vast background of experience in the medical and disaster management fields. Dr. Basri is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and Board Certified in Internal Medicine, and offers a wide range of medical practices.

Dr. Basri’s medical practice includes:

  • Diagnostic cardiology
  • Nuclear cardiology
  • Management of diabetes, hypertension, and cholesterol
  • Aviation medicine including exams for commercial airline pilots
  • Hyperbaric and dive medicine
  • Occupational medicine specializing in firefighter medical examinations
  • CDL examinations, DOT exams, and sports physicals



Go to to schedule your exam. Please mention you are a CJAA member when booking your exam.



Morristown Airport (MMU)
1 Airport Road, Suite 203
Morristown NJ 07960

Phone: 845-692-3100



The mission of the Classic Jet Aircraft Association is to protect the right to fly classic jets with the least amount of regulation and restrictions commensurate with the safe operation of our aircraft.

In order to do this, CJAA will interact regularly with the appropriate government agencies at every level, as well as with other flying organizations and with the general public, to ensure that our voice is heard and that we are part of any process that might affect our ability to fly our aircraft.

CJAA will also demonstrate our commitment to the safe and professional operation of our aircraft by the continuous development of safety, training and maintenance programs and publications and disseminating the results of these programs to the membership of CJAA.



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Kay Eckardt

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Take (2) Schuylkill County Airport-Pottsville, PA - Jet Blast (2) - hosted by CJAA n Larry Lunch Labriola 

Please see the preliminary schedule for this event. There will be more details added within the week with suggested hotels and rental car information. 
So that plans can be made accordingly, register by July 31st.  Registration costs will increase midnight July 31st.  Pricing is per person.
Current Registration Fee through 2400 EST July 31 st - $275.00 per person
After july 31st  - $ 375.00 per person
If this event is canceled due to weather, there will be REFUNDS issued.



2020 Schuylkill County Airport-Pottsville, PA - Jet Blast - hosted by CJAA and Larry Lunch Labriola



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Founding Member Kay Eckardt Passing

Dear Member, 


It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you of the passing of one of our CJAA founders Kay Eckardt.

Kay passed away on Thursday, June 11,2020. 


He was the first president after our group parted from EAA back in 1995 and was instrumental to the CJAA’s success today.  He never stop spreading his passion on fighter jets to everyone he encountered. Kay will be dearly missed. Please keep Kay’s family in your thoughts as they go through this difficult time. 


Kay was a dear friend; a good teacher; and a great mentor for many of us. Below are a collection of pictures and journal provided by some of our members in memory of such passionate, faithful, and kind man. 




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