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St.George Jet Blast

 

Join CJAA and your flying friends in beautiful St. George, Utah for our last Jet Blast of 2019!

Scheduled for the last weekend of October, this Jet Blast will feature briefs, flights, instructors and air-to-air photography for every imaginable type of flying. The airport elevation is 2,800 ft and features a 9,300 ft runway - More than adequate for our Classic Jets.

After hours, relax with informal reviews, keynote speakers and lots of hangar flying. St George flying weather in late-October is usually P6SM SKC and temps range from daytime 70s to overnight lows in the 40s. Perfect flying weather!

Planned Activities:

  • Daily safety briefings, famous guest speakers, plenty of flight time.
  • Discounted fuel, miles of E and G airspace and nearby diversion fields.
  • Good times and great flying for all.

 

EVENT REGISTRATION FEE:

$150.00 CJAA member and $100.00 for each crew member
(includes lunch and dinner on 10/18 and 10/19, all ground handling, nitrogen and oxygen,
and smoke oil. Hotel and breakfast are NOT included.)

SIGN UP ON CJAA WEBSITE: www.classicjets.org

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Hotels are very difficult to get this time of year because of Huntsman Senior Games, Bike race, and marathon. Ten blocked rooms. Blocked rooms held until OCT. 7. Make reservation ASAP.

Recommeneded: Holiday Inn St George 435-628-8007  Group Name:Jet Blast   $119.00 per night

FBO SPONSER: ABOVE VIEW AVIATION htt : www.aboveviewfbo.com 
CAR RENTAL: All major companies at the ST. George Regional Airport Terminal 
AIRPORT INFO: http://www.airnav. Com/airport/ksgu 
PLEASE RETURN REGISTRATION FORM ASAP-THANK YOU

 

THURSDAY OCT 17 Basic Training Day
11:00-18:00
Early Arrivals and Check-in
11:30-12:00
Dailey Operations and Safety Breifing
12:00-13:00
Lunch
13:00-17:00
Single ship orientation and training flights
19:00-20:30
No-host dinner
FRI DAY OCT-18 Knock off the rust
06:30
Breakfast at hotel
08:00-9:00
Daily Safety Briefing
09:00-12:00
Flight Briefings for formation and check rides
12:00-13:00
Lunch at Museum
13:00-13:30
Safety Briefing for Friday Arrivals
13:00-17:00
Flying
17:00-18:00
Photo Flights
19:00 Dinner at Museum Sponsored by Forgotten Warbirds - Rick Grinell
Guest Speaker --George Ghio  F-14 Top Gun pilot
SATURDAY- FULL THROTTLE DAY
06:30
Breakfast at hotel
08:00-08:30
Safety Briefing
08:30-8:30
Group Photo
08:30-11:00
Flying
11:00-12:00
Public Jet Warbird walk around / meet the pilots
Western Sky Aviation Warbird Museum
12:00-13:00 Lunch
Lunch & Briefing Carrier landing brief
13:00- 17:00
Flying
17:00-18:00
Photo Flights
18:30-20:30
Western Sky Warbird Museum Banquet
Guest Speaker- B/gen. Steve Ritchie F-4 pilot-Viet Nam Ace
SUNDAY - Wrap up and travel
06:30-0:730
Breakfast at Hotel
08:00-08:30
Safety Briefing
08:30-12:00
Final flights and departures for home

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Remembrance and Passing "Fowler Cary"

Fowler Cary died of a heart attack last February. 

For all the newer members who, most probably, cannot even relate to Fowler Cary, here are some highlights in aviation for him.

He wanted to be an Air Force fighter pilot, but could not get in because of an eye problem. So he became a banker (a nice desk, a title, but no real money).

After a while he figured out the system and thought that what the bank does, he can also do.  He ended up with billions under his management - a natural result of hard work and being good at it.

Then he met Randall Hames, who, among other airplanes,in his possession, owned a T-33. Fowler bought a one half interest in the plane.

On Randall's untimely death, he way overpaid for the other half of the plane - to make sure the widow would have some money. Then he finished the airshows previously scheduled by Randall.

He became known as Big Dog, became an airshow performer and airshow fixture, became honorary Squadron Commander first of the Mighty Bushmasters,  at Shaw AFB and later of the Swamp Foxes at McEntire..

He became a CJAA director, and put on two memorable conventions for us at Tyndall and at Eglin AFB.  Not only did they make money for us, but are unforgetable to those of us who attended.

He was large and lived large. He had a habit of marking the territory of his vacation spread in Montana as a professional courtesy. He helped others including at least two of our members which, of course, was never mentioned by him.  Most of all, he knew the difference between right and wrong and did right.  Those of us who knew him will never forget him.

To Sandy and the girls, may you experience that peace that passeth all understanding as you hold his name in reverent remembrance.

 

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