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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