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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

Short Field Landing Competition and EAA Young Eagles

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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.

11-26-18- Yes the Website was not updated for a while but that should be changing

Looking to get busier. There will be a compass rose painting on December 15. The 99s will be looking for volunteers. Email contact@craigpilots.org if you wan to help. Also will be looking to have one or more Holiday social events in conjunction with our local EAA chapter and other groups.

7-1-18- Upcoming event - Fly out

There is a Fly in BBQ at Adel GA. I went to one of these last year and the folks were friendly. They put out a spread and ask for donations to cover the cost of lunch. If we have enough people I will call them and give a headcount. Don't know about the weather yet other than it will be hot. It is in a hangar so at least you can have shade to eat.

Info below is what I got from https://www.funplacestofly.com/aviation-event-details.asp?EventID=23208. It is a 111 nm mile flight. There is some restricted airspace (R-3008) around Moody AFB so flight following is a good idea.

Cook County (15J), Adel, GA

BBQ Fly In - July 14, 2018Second Saturday. Coffee and donuts - 10:30am. BBQ starts 11:30 am. Before the Oshkosh-WI Airventure, July Second Saturday will be one of our BBQ Fly-Ins again at Cook County Airport. This time Italian Food is on the menu alongside with fresh salads and sweet desserts. Fly in or drive for something special. Hope to see you here. Fly Safe.

6-30-18 - Breakfast

Breakfast 2018

The group was small but we made up for quantity with quality. Steak 'n Shake did a nice job getting us fed. Photo credit to Meredith Holladay.

6/17/18 - Upcoming event

We will be having a buy your own Breakfast (BYOB) Saturday June 30, at 9:00 AM (EDT) (That is 1300 for those on Zulu time)

You are welcome to bring family, friends and other nice people you meet along the way.

Location: Steak 'n Shake, 9560 N Regency Square Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32225

Please RSVP by June 25 if you plan to attend (Contacts@Craigpilots.org). Let me know how many will be in your party. I will bring name tags this time.

April 21 Wings Over Suwannee. It starts Friday and goes through Sunday. http://www.wingsoversuwannee.com/ There is camping for those who like but the plan is for a morning departure to see the event with a same day return. Suwannee is ~78 nm almost due West so less than an hour flight for most of us. http://www.airnav.com/airport/24J

Note: While this sounds like a lot of fun, remember safety first. Each pilot is responsible for their flight including planning, weather and navigation.

Fly out planned for April 21. Wings Over Suwannee. It starts Friday and goes through Sunday. http://www.wingsoversuwannee.com/ There is camping for those who like but the plan would be a morning departure to see the event with a same day return. Look for more info in an upcoming email but save the date. Suwannee is ~78 nm almost due West so less than an hour flight for most of us.

Note: While this sounds like a lot of fun, remember safety first. Each pilot is responsible for their flight including planning, weather and navigation.

March 13 IMC club meets again (6 PM). This is the second meeting of the new chapter at Craig. You must sign up to attend this one. It is hosted by Holladay Aviation and meets at their office at Craig Air Center. If you’re interested in attending, please sign up at this link: http://www.holladayaviation.com/eaa-imc-club/

Craig landing contest is coming April 7th. Click here to get all the information and sign up.

April 6-8 The Staggerwing & Radial Reunion will once again gather at Craig. This will be the second year. The event requires registration and a small fee. I attended last year and it was lots of fun and many cool planes came from near and far. If you have a round engine, you need to be there. If you don’t have one, head out anyway to hear that great rumble. http://www.radialreunion.com/