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

Short Field Landing Competition

Short Field Landing Competition and EAA Young Eagles

Short Field Landing Contest November 16, 2019.

Rules and information about the Short Field Landing Competition can be found here, and you can enter the contest by filling out this form.

Watch the Facebook Group and Website for more information as well. We have a volunteer signup form if you would like to volunteer.

From Brad Martin;


Dorian is expected to impact our area late Sunday or early Monday morning. JAXEX will make available Hangar 607 for aircraft on a first come basis Friday at 8am till 5pm. Please only use this option with the understanding that Tuesday morning would be the earliest the Hangar would reopen. Also those wanting to use the hangar will need to have the owner or an authorized representative sign a Hold Harmless agreement (attached) prior to placing aircraft in hangar. Please note type of aircraft and tail number at the bottom of the hold harmless form. You can scan the form back to me via email or bring the form by the office, you can slide under the door if no one is in.


Brad Martin ACE

Dorian Track

From: Brad Martin

We have another Food Truck Friday coming up. Had a good crowd last week, we'll see if it's the same this week. The El Chamo Criollo food truck did well last week, he's coming back again, Gator Wings & Things will be the other truck. I've attached a flier to post.


Brad Martin from Jaxex just forwarded us the following recommendations on flying through are local airspace.

Issued: 07/31/2019 1821 (UTC)
Jacksonville Tower
Effective: 08/05/2019 1200 (UTC)
Letter to Airmen: LTA-JAX-9
Subject: Recommended VFR Routes within JAX Approach Airspace
Cancellation: 08/05/2021 1200 (UTC)


Congested airspace and hot spots, or areas of frequent conflict, have been identified within the confines of Jacksonville (JAX) approach control. Suggested routes for VFR arrivals, departures, and overflights within JAX airspace are outlined. It is also recommended that areas of frequent congestion (also defined in “Figure 1”) are avoided when not in direct communication with air traffic control (ATC).

  1. Atlantic coast, from St.Augustine (SGJ), to the Brunswick/Jekyll Island (SSI/JKL) area North of Jacksonville approach:

    A) Using the coastline to navigate North/South is preferred. JAX arrivals from the North, East, and South are naturally de-conflicted from this area. B) Due to the North-South flow of traffic in Florida, IFR aircraft exchanged between approach control and center sectors typically do not comply with the standard North/East-bound “odd” and South/West-bound “even” altitudes. It is recommended that VFR aircraft along the coast (depicted in Area 1) maintain an ODD altitude plus 500 feet Northbound, and an EVEN altitude plus 500 feet Southbound while in JAX approach control airspace. C) Prohibited Area 50 (P50) should be avoided below 3,000MSL. Overflights around Fernandina Beach airport (FHB) passing East of the airport are in a better position, as skydiving aircraft typically climb to the West of the field. The final approach course for RWY32 at CRG (See: JEVAG) is heavily congested with flight training. D) It is suggested that, at a minimum, aircraft monitor the frequencies depicted in “Figure 2.”

  2. Eastern Nassau, Duval, and St. John’s counties from St.Augustine to Fernandina Beach:

    A) High density pilot training. Aircraft can contact JAX approach on 124.9 or 132.77 in the vicinity of CRG, and 120.75 just North of St.Augustine. It is suggested that aircraft avoid loitering over the extended finals for RWY 32 at CRG and RWY 13 at SGJ when not in direct communication with JAX approach. B) It is recommended that CRG departures avoid turning into the NIP RWY 28 final.

  3. JAX RWY 26 Final, FHB, P50:

    A) Southbound FHB departures are a conflict for JAX arrivals to RWY 26 (when JAX is on a West operation). When practical, aircraft are advised to depart on a Southeast-bound heading and contact approach on 124.9.

    B) Northbound FHB departures use caution to avoid Prohibited Area 50. IFR departures, especially high- performance aircraft, are encouraged to obtain an IFR release via the FHB GCO, or by dialing JAX approach at (904)741-0284. C) North/Southbound overflights are advised to avoid this area when not in direct communication with ATC due to the high volume of jet aircraft arriving/departing JAX.

  4. NAS Jacksonville RWY 28 final, JAX international departure corridor:

    A) The RWY 28 final at NIP is congested with extensive jet aircraft performing training. B) Departures from JAX International are often climbing Southwest or Southeast-bound. It is advised that these departure corridors should be avoided.

  5. JAX international RWY 8 final:

    A) It is recommended that aircraft avoid the extended final for RWY 8 at JAX International, and be aware of the high volume of flight training at NEN, VQQ, and HEG, as well as skydiving / glider activity.

atc recommended routes Figure 1

JAX approach frequencies

Save the Date!!!! November 16, 2019.

We are planning a Landing contest and Young Eagle rally, maybe more. Block your calendar to join us at KCRG. We will need support from the local community, we will need pilots for Young Eagles and everyone is encouraged to show how great their landing skills are. Start practicing now!

Watch the Facebook Group and Website for more information as well. We will have a volunteer signup and contest signup on the web soon.

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.