Classic jet pilots gather in Rome for training

Posted 6/30/19

Members of the Classic Jet Aircraft Association flocked to Griffiss last week for a private aerobatics and formation training event. Residents may have noticed members in the local airspace from last …

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Classic jet pilots gather in Rome for training

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Members of the Classic Jet Aircraft Association flocked to Griffiss last week for a private aerobatics and formation training event.

Residents may have noticed members in the local airspace from last Wednesday to Sunday. CJAA members chose Griffiss for their annual event for the second year in a row.

“We are grateful for the support of the airport and local officials in allowing us to have this important eventfor our members and look forward to an excellent week, getting to know the Rome community and greater Mohawk Valley are better,” said CJAA President Zach McNeil.

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. said he was “please that the Classic Jet Aircraft Association chose Griffiss International Airport as the place to conduct this training event for the second year in a row” and that he “hope(s) that all of those participating enjoy everything Oneida County has to offer.”

Visiting CJAA members include current and retired professional airline pilots, active and retired military pilots and civilian pilots who are passionate about perserving the right-to-fly classic jets. Nearly all the jets used were ex-military aircraft, including MiG series jets, L-29, L-39, T-33, Jet Provost and F-86 Sabre aircraft.

For more, visit classicjets.org or call 619-227-3327.

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