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Craig Airport Pilots Association Goals

  • Build a community of people interested in Craig Airport and Flying
  • Share information about Airport operations, Social events and Flying in General

Anyone know somebody who wants to be an actor?

We just got the following message from Brad Martin at JAXEX about how they are looking for volunteers to be in training movies.

"On Monday, July 22, JAXEX will be updating our security and airfield driving training videos. Beginning around 8am we will be filming at various points around the airport. We are looking for a few volunteers to star in these videos, no acting experience required. If interested, contact Tim Croxton at 904-741-5064 or email timothy.croxton@flyjaxex.com."

IMC Club

The next meeting of the EAA IMC Club will take place on Tuesday, July 9 at 6 p.m., at our office. The topic is navigating Class B airspace. All are welcome to attend. RSVP to Meredith if you plan to attend and want pizza (a $5 contribution for food is appreciated). For more information, visit: http://www.holladayaviation.com/eaa-imc-club/.

Craig Airport Pilots Association (CAPA)

The next meeting of the Craig Airport Pilots Association will take place on Saturday, July 13 at 10 a.m., at our office. Coffee and donuts will be served. All are welcome to attend. We’ll be soliciting volunteers to help with all aspects of the fall Short Field Landing Contest, tentatively scheduled for Saturday, October 19. CAPA gatherings are a great opportunity to meet and interact with other pilots of all experience levels in a relaxed, social setting. We are also planning other volunteer activities including an EAA Young Eagles rally. Membership in CAPA is free! For more information, visit http://www.craigpilots.org or visit our Facebook page.

Radio Controlled Airplane Competition

Holladay Aviation renter pilot Doug Bracey has invited us to join him for the International Miniature Aerobatic Club (IMAC) competition at the Gateway RC Club (http://gatewayrc.com) in Jacksonville on Saturday, July 20. The club is located at 3461 Lannie Road. Doug says there will be lots of aerobatic maneuvers and lots of nice RC planes on display. There is a practice day on Friday, July 19 and the main event is on Saturday, July 20. Pilots usually begin flying around 8:30 a.m. and the event winds down around 5 p.m. Admission is free and you are welcome to bring coolers and chairs to relax under their large pavilion. Doug has been flying RC airplanes for more than 40 years and says it’s what motivated him to earn his private pilot certificate in 1975.

Craig Airport Pilots Association

Next Meeting:

Saturday, July 13 at 10 a.m.

Where: Holladay Aviation hangar at Craig Air Center

The purpose of the Craig Airport Pilots Association (CAPA) is to build a community of people interested in Craig Airport. We also want to share information about airport operations, social events and flying in general.

Membership is FREE! All are welcome!

Students - CFIs - Mechanics - FBOs - ATC

  • Roster is 100+ and growing!
  • Planned Activities Include:
  • Short Field Landing Contest
  • EAA Young Eagles Rally
  • Community Outreach Events
  • Hangar Socials/BBQs

Visit our website and sign up today!

The Jacksonville Airport Authority had a tenants meeting today to go over some of the recent changes at Craig. The runway resurfacing for 32-14 is now complete as you may have noticed. In addition to the runway being resurfaced, some of the taxiways have been widened and the blast pads extended. New LED lighting was installed as well as part of the airport upgrades.

Runway resurfacing needs to occur about every 15-20 years. Runway 5-23 is not scheduled to be resurfaced for another six years. They also discussed improving the signage around the aircraft wash, and they wanted to let everyone know it is working.

The badging office hours

The badging office hours will be changing to Tuesday and Thursday from 11 AM to 1 PM. Please feel free to contact Brad Martin at the airport authority about scheduling around badges. They are also working on a system for alerting us when our badge is about to expire.

Brad Martin at Tenants Meeting

You may have noticed the run up area and taxiway Charlie at end of 23 was/is closed. A reminder to check those Notams while they finish the runway work. I hear that it may all be done the first week of June but I will believe it when tower clears me for take off on 32.

The June 15 BBQ is around the corner. If you have not RSVP’d, please take a moment to do so. Info on the BBQ.

Please RSVP to Meredith Holladay via email meredith@holladayaviation.com, or call her at (904) 625-4318.

We now have a Facebook page as well for those who like FB. Go ahead and start posting your flying adventures. Craig Pilots Facebook Group

BBQ Complete info

Meredith Holladay has cordially invited CAPA and several related groups to an open house for food, fun, camaraderie and to chat about future plans at KCRG.

Here at CRG, we have several intermingled groups of pilots, including EAA Chapter 193, the Ninety Nines and the Craig Airport Pilots Association. There are also several flight schools and corporate operators. Private pilot or ATP, aircraft owner or renter, we all have a lot to share with one another.

Meredith would like to invite each of you to an informal get-together on Saturday, June 15 at noon, rain or shine. Holladay Aviation will host the meeting at their hangar at the Craig Air Center. They will provide burgers and hot dogs on the grill, as well as a cooler full of soft drinks. If you plan to attend, please bring a small container of your favorite side dish or dessert to share with the group. Kids and significant others are welcome!

During the event we will have an informal meeting to discuss plans for the next annual Spot Landing Contest at CRG. We will also revisit the Ninety Nines’ plan to repaint the compass rose at CRG.

Looking forward to seeing you all on June 15! If you missed the last coffee, now is your chance to meet your fellow Craig Pilots and you don’t even have to wake up early.

Please RSVP to Meredith Holladay via email (meredith@holladayaviation.com), or call her at (904) 625-4318.

Address: 855 St Johns Bluff Rd N, Jacksonville, FL 32225

Directions: Upon entering Craig Airport, take the first left. The Holladay Hangar is the first one on the left as you enter the Craig Air Center parking lot.

Meredith Holladay has cordially invited CAPA and several related groups to an open house for food, fun, camaraderie and to chat about future plans at KCRG.

Here at CRG, we have several intermingled groups of pilots, including EAA Chapter 193, the Ninety Nines and the Craig Airport Pilots Association. There are also several flight schools and corporate operators. Private pilot or ATP, aircraft owner or renter, we all have a lot to share with one another.

Meredith would like to invite each of you to an informal get-together on Saturday, June 15 at noon, rain or shine. Holladay Aviation will host the meeting at their hangar at the Craig Air Center. They will provide burgers and hot dogs on the grill, as well as a cooler full of soft drinks. If you plan to attend, please bring a small container of your favorite side dish or dessert to share with the group. Kids and significant others are welcome!

During the event we will have an informal meeting to discuss plans for the next annual Spot Landing Contest at CRG. We will also revisit the Ninety Nines’ plan to repaint the compass rose at CRG.

Looking forward to seeing you all on June 15! If you missed the last coffee, now is your chance to meet your fellow Craig Pilots and you don’t even have to wake up early.

Please RSVP to Meredith Holladay via email meredith at holladayaviation.com, or call her at (904) 625-4318.

Address: 855 St Johns Bluff Rd N, Jacksonville, FL 32225

Directions: Upon entering Craig Airport, take the first left. The Holladay Hangar is the first one on the left as you enter the Craig Air Center parking lot.

Ninety Nines

Calling All Women Pilots! The Men are also invited!

From Meredith Holladay;

"As chair of the First Coast chapter of the Ninety Nines, one of my primary goals is to bring Jacksonville area women pilots into the foreground of our existing aviation community. Here at CRG, we have several intermingled groups of pilots, including EAA Chapter 193 and the Craig Airport Pilots Association. There are also several flight schools and corporate operators. Male or female, private pilot or ATP, aircraft owner or renter, we all have a lot to share with one another."

"I would like to invite each of you to join us for an informal get-together on Saturday, June 15 at noon, rain or shine. My company, Holladay Aviation, will host the meeting at our hangar at the Craig Air Center. We will provide burgers and hot dogs on the grill, as well as a cooler full of soft drinks. If you plan to attend, please bring a small container of your favorite side dish or dessert to share with the group. Kids and significant others are welcome!"

"During the event we will have an informal meeting to discuss plans for the next annual Spot Landing Contest at CRG. We will also revisit our chapter’s plan to repaint the compass rose at CRG."

Please RSVP to Meredith Holladay via meredith@holladayaviation.com, or call her at (904) 625-4318. Thank you and she looks forward to seeing you on June 15!

Meredith Holladay Manager, Holladay Aviation www.holladayaviation.com

The Craig Aircraft Pilots Association has launched a new Website

We now have a new website up and running. We have some new capabilities like getting the current weather on the field, along with resources and services. If there is anything we missed, or you would like to have added, please contact our webmaster, David Fekke at david.fekke@gmail.com.

Feature

Starting the year off like last with coffee and donuts. We had a good turnout of 23 people. Looking forward to another fun and safe year.

2-12-19 Update on Runway work

This is an update on runway and taxiway closures, we will be sending out these Advisories until the completion of this project. Starting Tuesday Feb 19, RWY 14/32 will be closed from 0800 to 1700 local for survey work. Expect closures of RWY 14/32 during the day until Friday Feb 22. Monday Feb 25, RWY 14/32, will close and remain closed until the completion of work scheduled for the 27th of May. Taxiways A1, A3, A5 and E from Alpha to RWY 14/32 will be closed during this time as well.

We will be closing the intersection of RWY 32 and 23 on or about Apr 15. The threshold of RWY 23 will be displaced 850ft leaving 3150ft available for landing, 3500ft for take offs on RWY 23. Taxiways Charlie and Foxtrot will be closed. PAPIs for Runway 23 will be taken out of service. Temporary displaced threshold markings and lights will be installed for runway 23.

There is a diagram in the notice. I am emailing it to our list. Contact me if you need a copy.

2-5-19 Runway 14/32 face lift

On the morning of February 18th, JAXEX will close Runway 14/32 from the end of 14 to the LAHSO, this is to allow milling and resurfacing of the runway. This closure will include taxiways A3, A5 and Echo. Runway 5/23 will be the only available runway during this time. This work is scheduled for 45 calendar days.

And then beginning approximately April 8 work will begin within the intersection of Runway 32 and 23. During this time, the airport will close from 11PM to 5AM. This closure will leave only 3500ft available for takeoffs. JAXEX will displace the threshold of runway 23 850ft leaving 3150ft available for landing. Taxiways Charlie and Foxtrot will be closed. PAPIs for Runway 23 will be taken out of service. Temporary displaced threshold markings and lights will be installed for runway 23. This work is scheduled for 45 calendar days.

The approximate completion date for this work is May 23th. There will be additional runway and airport closings to paint permanent runway markings after this date.This schedule is for your planning purposes, with the understanding that this schedule may change over time.

I will post and email updates as they are provided.