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April 2-7, 2019
Sun'n Fun will held in Lakeland, Florida. For more information visit https://www.flysnf.org/

April 6, 2019
Safety Seminar: Stabilized Approaches and Go-Arounds Plus Transition Training will take place at Williamsburg/Jamestown Airport beginning at 10:00 a.m. Sponsored by the FAASTeam. To view further details and registration information for this seminar, click here.

April 6, 2019
Electronic Logbooks - Are We Replacing Paper?" will take place at Richmond Executive Chesterfield Airport (7511 Airfield Drive, Main Terminal Building, Richmond, VA 23237) beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by the FAASTeam. To view further details and registration information for this seminar, click here.

April 15, 2019
Virginia Aviation Safety Week (Spring) Seminar "Peaks to Pavements" discuss the demands, decision making, and skills needed to fly in the backcountry. This seminar will examine lessons learned to fly safely in any operating environment. It will take place from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks (11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy) in Fairfax, Virginia. The program is brought to you by the AOPA Air Safety Institute and speaker Jaxon Suttlemyer. It is sponsored by the Virginia Department of Aviation. For more information.

April 16, 2019
Virginia Aviation Safety Week (Spring) Seminar "Peaks to Pavements" will discuss the demands, decision making, and skills needed to fly in the backcountry. This seminar will examine lessons learned to fly safely in any operating environment. It will take place from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Four Points by Sheraton-Richmond (9901 Midlothian Turnpike) in Richmond, Virginia. The program is brought to you by the AOPA Air Safety Institute and speaker Jaxon Suttlemyer. It is sponsored by the Virginia Department of Aviation. For more information.

April 17, 2019
Virginia Aviation Safety Week (Spring) Seminar "Peaks to Pavements" discuss the demands, decision making, and skills needed to fly in the backcountry. This seminar will examine lessons learned to fly safely in any operating environment. It will take place from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Crown Plaza - Town Center (4453 Bonney Road) in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The program is brought to you by the AOPA Air Safety Institute and speaker Jaxon Suttlemyer. It is sponsored by the Virginia Department of Aviation. For more information.

April 18, 2019
Virginia Aviation Safety Week (Spring) Seminar "Peaks to Pavements" discuss the demands, decision making, and skills needed to fly in the backcountry. This seminar will examine lessons learned to fly safely in any operating environment. It will take place from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Liberty University Freedom Tower, School of Divinity Room #1510 (1971 University Boulevard) in Lynchburg, Virginia. The program is brought to you by the AOPA Air Safety Institute and speaker Jaxon Suttlemyer. It is sponsored by the Virginia Department of Aviation. For more information.

April 18, 2019
13th Annual GWBAA Safety Standdown will take place from 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the NTSB Training Center in Ashburn, Virginia. The Greater Washington Business Aviation Association (GWBAA) Safety Standdown will feature many well-known industry experts with plenty of opportunities for learning and networking with other business aviation professionals interested in making our industry safer. There is also a networking reception in the evening. The event is open to all GWBAA members and prospective members. Pre-registration is required. Visit www.gwbaa.com for more information.

May 4, 2019
Manassas Airshow will take place at Manassas Regional Airport from 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. Airshow performers including Scott Francis, Chefpitts Airshows, RJ Gritter, Andrew McKenna and the P51 Mustang, US Air Force Heritage Flight, Warrior Aviation Flight Team, The Flying Circus Wingwalkers, Bealeton Flying Circus, Hobby Hangar R/C Aircraft Demonstrations and the 3rd Dimension Parachute Team. There will be a variety of aircraft to see on the ground and in the air. The show is sponsored by MARBA, City of Manassas, Leaseweb, and Leidos. For more information visit www.manassasairshow.com

May 5, 2019
Flying Circus Aerodrome opening day for the 2019 season. Gates open at 11:00 a.m. and the air show begins at 2:30 p.m. Aerobatics, skydiving, wingwalking, and many laughs. Airplane rides before and after the show. Located in Bealeton, Virginia. For more information visit http://flyingcircusairshow.com/

May 11, 2019
Operation Cow Drop will take place at Hanover County Airport from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Sponsored by Chick-fil-A, it includes a wide variety of family friendly entertainment activities that culminate with the Cow Drop. At 2:00 p.m. an airplane will drop 1500 parachuting Chick-fil-A mini plush cows onto a huge bullseye target. Be one of the first 1500 guests at the event to receive a FREE number assigned to a cow. Cows closest to the target will receive Chick-fil-A coupon prize packages and one lucky guest will get Chick-fil-A for a year! The event benefits Schools of Niger Africa and Habitat for Humanity. For more information visit

May 16, 2019
Virginia Aviation Board Meeting. More details later.

May 17-19, 2019
2019 Warbirds Over the Beach Airshow at the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach.

June 1, 2019
Women Can Fly will be held at Roanoke Blacksburg Regional Airport. Registrations begin on April 1, 2019. For more information visit womencanfly.com

June 1, 2019
Wings 'N Wheels will be held at Winchester Regional Airport. The show will be held for aircraft and cars and is open to the public. For more information contact Nick Sabo, 540-662-5786 or okvsabo@comcast.net

June 8, 2019
Women Can Fly will be held at Hampton Roads Executive Airport. Registrations begin on April 1, 2019. For more information visit womencanfly.com

June 15, 2019
2019 Flying Proms Airshow at the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach. More details later.

June 15, 2019
Innovations in Flight Family Day and Outdoor Aviation Display at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Explore the engineering and design innovations that have taken place during the last century of flight. Talk with pilots of over 50 vintage and modern aircraft, on display outside the Museum for one day only. Discover the science behind flight through hands-on, STEM-based activities.

June 15, 2019
Women Can Fly will be held at Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport. Registrations begin on April 1, 2019. For more information visit womencanfly.com

June 29, 2019
Women Can Fly will be held at Warrenton Fauquier Airport. Registrations begin on April 1, 2019. For more information visit womencanfly.com

June 29, 2019
The Big Event will take place at Hanover County Airport. More details to come.

July 13, 2019
Wings and Wheels! A Car, Truck, Tractor and Motorcycle Show and Air Show will take place at Ingalls Field Airport in Hot Springs.

July 22-28, 2019
EAA Airventure will take place at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. For more information visit https://www.eaa.org/en/airventure

August 13-16, 2019
Virginia Aviation Conference will be held in Roanoke, Virginia. More details to follow.

September 14, 2019
5K on the Runway will be held at Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport. The event will be held to celebrate 70 years of commercial air service at the airport. Participants will be running on the airport taxiways and runways. For more information and to register visit

September 21-22, 2019 (tentative)
Naval Air Station Oceana Air Show with the USAF Thundersbirds.

September 28, 2019
Wings, Wheels and Keels Fly-In will take place at Hummel Field in Topping, Virginia.

September 28, 2019
Leesburg Airshow will take place at Leesburg Executive Airport in Leesburg, Virginia.

October 12, 2019
Culpeper Airport Annual Air Fest will take place at Culpeper Regional Airport from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The 20th annual Air Fest will include buddy-boxing with the Culpeper Barnstomers and their model airplanes, a STEM event hosted by Women in Aviation for young girls, a classic car display and plenty of food vendors. Full scale airraft start flying at noon and finish up around 4:00 p.m. Parking shuttles are available all day and handicapped parking is available at the airport. Sponsorships are still available (visit the website). For more information contact Tanya Woodward, Airport Manager, at 540-825-8250 or visit the Air Fest website.

October 26, 2019
Roar and Soar Car and Aircraft Show will take place at New Kent County Airport from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This airport open house is a combination fly-in and antique car, truck and motorcycle show with local vendors and entertainment for children on the schedule. For more information contact Duane B. Goss, Airport Manager, at 804-932-3984.

 

Send calendar information to Betty Wilson. In addition to placing the info on this page, the Department of Aviation will forward your event information to local media outlets and to aviation event calendars.

Calendar of Events form (.pdf)

Calendar of Events form (excel)

* Virginia Department of Aviation will be exhibiting at this event.

 

Virginia's Aerospace Industry: An Economic Impact Analysis - November 2010

Virginia DBE Plan

Virginia Aviation Blog Virginia Aviation Blog

Virginia Aviation Blog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the Virginia Department of Aviation

The Virginia Department of Aviation is a state transportation agency whose mission is to cultivate an advanced aviation system that is safe, secure and provides for economic development; promote aviation awareness and education; and provide the safest and most efficient flight services for the Commonwealth Leadership and State agencies.

Virginia Aviation Blog

For the most timely information about what's going on in aviation in Virginia,visit the Virginia Aviation Blog

Department of Aviation Office Access

NOTE: The front doors to the Virginia Department of Aviation offices are currently locked during the work day. Please call the staff person you plan to visit ahead of time to make an appointment or call the agency's main number (804) 236-3624 to arrange for your visit. Thank you.

 

Airport Surplus Property Available

Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport has some airfield signs available.

2018 Sun 'N Fun

 

 

Visit the Virginia Department of Aviation at Sun 'N Fun

The Virginia Department of Aviation will once again have their display trailer setup at the annual Sun 'N Fun International Fly-In & Expo in Lakeland, Florida from April 2-7, 2019.

If you plan to attend Sun 'N Fun, please stop by to say hello.

 

 

 

 

Virginia Aviation Safety Week Seminars - April 15-18, 2019

Peaks to Pavement

Make plans to attend one of Virginia's Spring Aviation Safety Week programs coming up in April. The topic is " Peaks to Pavement: Applying Lessons from the Backcountry." Flying in the backcountry is an exciting and rewarding challenge with little room for error. It's an exacting environment that demands sound decision making, stellar stick and rudder skills, a thorough understanding of the weather, and an intimate knowledge of the airplane. Whether you're a seasoned backcountry flyer or flatlander, you'll enjoy this new seminar, which delves into conditions, challenges, and accidents unique to backcountry flying. Together with your seminar leader you'll examine lessons learned to fly safely in any operating environment.

April 15, 2019 Fairfax, Virginia
April 16, 2019 Richmond, Virginia
April 17, 2019 Virginia Beach, Virginia
April 18, 2019 Lynchburg, Virginia

Sponsored by the Virginia Department of Aviation and presented by the AOPA Air Safety Institute.

 

Virginia Air Relay

The official kickoff of the Great Virginia Aviation Ambassadors Relay will take place on May 5th on Richmond International Airport. The goal of the program is for each public use airport in the Commonwealth of Virginia to be visited by the conclusion of the Relay. This will be accomplished by each participating pilot flying one or more legs between airports. Everyone is welcome to participate.

For more information visit:

All About the Relay - https://tinyurl.com/virginiarelay
Virginia Airheart Facebook - https://tinyurl.com/VirginiaAirheart
relay@virginiaaviationcouncil.org

Great Virginia Aviation Ambassadors Relay Poster

 

ADS-B Deadline is Getting Closer

As the deadline for being equipped with ADS-B approaches, the FAA has posted a number of online articles that may be of assistance. Please visit this FAA Safety Briefing for more information.

 

International Aviation Art ContestVirginia Art Contest Winner Rachel Ji

The theme for this year's International Aviation Art Contest was "My Dream to Fly." The Virginia Department of Aviation once again ran the Virginia contest and students ages 6-17 were encouraged to participate.

The winners were:

Category 1

1st Place Jenna Wang, Great Falls, Virginia
2nd Place Rachel Ji, McLean, Virginia
3rd Place Sarah Y Li, McLean, Virginia

Category 2

1st Place Larina Yu, Ashburn, Virginia
2nd Place Claire Wang, Great Falls, Virginia
3rd Place Anya Huang, Great Falls, Virginia

Category 3

1st Place Andrew Park, Broadlands, Virginia
2nd Place Jalkah Fierro, Virginia Beach, Virginia
3rd Place Andrea Yao, McLean, Virginia

 

 

Virginia Aviation Awards Program

Nomination forms are now available for the 2019 Virginia Aviation Awards. Each year, during the Virginia Aviation Awards Banquet held as a part of the Virginia Aviation Conference in August, plaques are awarded for the Virginia Airport Manager of the Year, Virginia Aviation Person of the Year, and Virginia Aviation Lifetime Achievement Award.

If you know of an individual who deserves to be recognized, please complete an application form and submit it to the Virginia Department of Aviation.

Virginia Aviation Award Nomination Forms

 

 

Aircraft Licensing Card

 

Aircraft Licensing Awareness Program

The Virginia Department of Aviation recently sent out postcards to Virginia pilots as a reminder that aircraft in Virginia need to be licensed with the Commonwealth of Virginia. If you received a card and have any questions regarding aircraft licensing please review the aircraft licensing page for details.or contact the Department of Aviation.

Note: Drones do not need to be licensed with the Commonwealth of Virginia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aurora Prototype

Boeing's Experimental Autonomous Aircraft Completes its First Test Flight

Ony January 22nd Boeing successfully completed the first test flight of its autonomous passenger air vehicle (PAV) prototype in Manassas, Virginia. Boeing NeXt, which leads the company's urban air mobility efforts, utilized Boeing subsidiary Aurora Flight Sciences to design and develop the electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and will continue testing to advance the safety and reliability of on-demand autonomous air transportation.

The Virginia Aviation Board will hold its February meeting in Manassas and will tour the Aurora Flight Sciences facility at the Manassas Regional Airport.

Boeing's Experimental Autonomous Aircraft Completes its First Test Flight

 

Charles J. Colgan Aviation & Aerospace Scholarship

The annual Charles J. Colgan Scholarship, in the amount of $2,000.00, is awarded to a well deserving Virginia resident High School, Technical School Senior or College/University Undergraduate who is pursuing an aviation related career at an accredited institution. The scholarship will be paid directly to the institution in the name of the awardee. The deadline for 2019 submissions is Friday, April 12, 2019.The scholarship is administered by the Virginia Aviation Business Association (VABA).

2019 Colgan Scholarship Requirements

2019 Colgan Scholarship Application


FAA Study to Decommission Remote Communication Outlet (RCO) Frequencies

There is a study to decommission numerous Remote Communications Outlet (RCO) frequencies located in the Washington Technical Operations District in the states of West Virginia, Virginia, and Maryland. Attached is a list of the candidates for decommissioning. This circular was sen out by the FAA to provide the public with the opportunity to review and comment to the effect this proposal may have on aeronautical activity. Please submit your comments to the FAA using the address contained in the notice prior to December 21, 2018.

Remore Communications Outlet Frequencies Circular

 

National Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program Site Resolution

A resolution of the Virginia Aviation Board in recognition of Virginia's selection as a National Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program site was approved and signed at the last quarterly Virginia Aviation Board Meeting held on Thursday, May 17th in Richmond. The Virginia team that was selected became one of only 10 UAS Integration Pilot Program sites in the nation.

The resolution noted that the potential economic benefit of integrating UAS in the nation's airspace is estimated at $82 billion and could create 100,000 jobs in the nest 10 years. In addition, the counties of Buckingham, Cumberland, Loudoun, Montgomery, Prince Edward and Wise are poised to become future hubs of innovation for drone technology.

Drone Resolution (May 17, 2018)

 

2018 Virginia Airport System Economic Impact Study

The Commonwealth of Virginia’s diverse system of 66 public-use airports plays a vital role in the state and regional economies by creating jobs and contributing to overall economic development. In addition, airports in Virginia serve as gateways to the nation’s air transportation system and connect the Commonwealth to the global economy.

The Virginia Department of Aviation prepares this statewide economic impact study periodically to identify the economic benefits associated with nine commercial service and 57 general aviation airports serving communities throughout Virginia. This study focuses on the economic benefits created by the businesses and tenants on Virginia’s airports, the visitors who travel through those airports, and the in-state companies who rely on the airports to support and conduct their business.

The 2018 Virginia Airport System Economic Impact Study is now available for download.

2018 Virginia Airport System Economic Impact Study - Executive Summary

2018 Virginia Airport System Economic Impact Study - Technical Report

 

Virginia Department of Aviation Gets a New Agency DirectorMark Flynn

Mark Flynn, a general aviation pilot and an attorney in private practice, has been named the new director of the Virginia Department of Aviation by Gov. Ralph Northam.  Flynn replaces Randy Burdette who served 13 years as the agency’s director.  Flynn was sworn in January 13th following the inauguration of Ralph Northam as Virginia’s 73rd governor.

Governor Northam said, “Mark is an accomplished local government attorney with extensive experience in aviation matters and is a licensed single-engine aircraft pilot with instrument, commercial and instructor ratings.”

Randy Burdette said, “Mark Flynn has been a strong advocate for aviation and is well versed in the key issues facing aviation in the Commonwealth today.  I believe he is the right person to capitalize on the hard work and achievements we have made together and to lead our aviation industry into even more accomplishments and higher achievements.”

Mark Flynn said, “I’m excited to be serving as the new director of the Virginia Department of Aviation and look forward to building on the many successes the agency had under Randy Burdette.  There are a number of challenges and opportunities facing aviation in Virginia, and I am honored to be Governor Northam’s choice to lead this progressive and forward-thinking agency.”

Flynn served 18 years as general counsel and chief lobbyist with the Virginia Municipal League, where he guided local governments on effectively serving the public.  He has also served as county attorney in Tazewell County and as city attorney for Winchester, Va.  More recently he provided local government legal services through his law firm, Woodley & Flynn, and lobbied for local governments through Advantus Strategies.  Flynn is the past president of the Virginia Local Government Attorney’s Association and the 2013 recipient of that organization’s Edward Finnegan Award for Distinguished Service.  He earned his bachelor’s degree at Virginia Tech and his juris doctorate from Washington & Lee University Law School.

Burdette retired January 12th.  He was first appointed director by then-Gov. Mark Warner in August 2004 and subsequently reappointed by Governors Kaine, McDonnell and McAuliffe.  Randy plans to travel and to keep his Cessna 182 busy serving as a volunteer with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, Pilots N Paws and as a member of his local Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter, where he will introduce more youth to aviation.

 

New Airport Program Manual

The new version of the Airport Program Manual is now available.

The Commonwealth of Virginia maintains one of the nation’s most comprehensive and advanced statewide aviation systems. To support the continuing growth and operation of this system, the Virginia Aviation Board (VAB) has developed funding programs to assist sponsors of public-use airports with a variety of improvement activities ranging from planning to construction to promotions. The funding programs are:
 Airport Capital Program;
 Facilities and Equipment Program;
 Voluntary Security Program;
 Maintenance Program, and
 Aviation and Airport Promotion Program.


For each of these programs, the Airport Program Manual provides information on eligible projects, state participation, and processes from project request submission to reimbursement.

 

External Audit of Airports Use of Commonwealth Airport Funds - Fiscal Years 2014, 2015 and 2016

The Virginia Department of Aviation has completed a comprehensive review of its financial support progExternal Audit Front Coverrams of the airports that serve the citizens of the Commonwealth, as directed by the General Assembly in its 2017 session (SB1417), for the past three years to ensure that all funds have been used in accordance with the Code of Virginia, regulations and policies of the Virginia Aviation Board.  The audit was conducted by Cotton & Co. – an audit and accounting firm based in Alexandria, Va., that specializes in providing solutions and services in the areas of financial and IT audit and consulting, fraud risk, financial reporting, and forensic accounting.

The review of the Commonwealth Airport Fund examined: the use of entitlement funds allocated to each air carrier airport; and the use of discretionary funds allocated for air carrier, reliever, and general aviation airports. 

The comprehensive review found just seven items (detailed in the attached report) that needed attention, and all findings have been fully addressed.

Department of Aviation Director Randall P. Burdette said, “We welcomed this comprehensive examination of our policies, procedures and the vital financial support we provide to the 66 airports that serve the citizens of the Commonwealth.  The Department of Aviation takes seriously its fiduciary responsibility to the taxpayers, so to be able to have a third-party confirm our commitment in this regard is very rewarding.”  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Virginia Aviation & Space Career and Workforce Implementation Plan 2017Workforce implementation Plan Cover

The Virginia Aviation & Space Career and Workforce Implementation Plan 2017, developed to strengthen aviation and space workforce and career development in the Commonwealth, is now complete and available.

The plan, which is a follow up to the Virginia Aviation and Space Workforce Analysis and Strategy Development Plan (April 2012), was prepared by the Virginia Tech Office of Economic Development (OED). Building on the recommendations of the earlier report and other recent analyses, this document revisits, refines and adds to earlier recommendations.

Download Executive Summary (120 MB)

Download full report with Appendices (180 MB)

 

 

 

 

 

Apply for TSA Pre✓® at Some DMV Locations

Virginia DMV is the first motor vehicle agency in the nation to offer Universal Enrollment Services for Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Pre✓® and Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWIC*) at select DMV customer service centers.

TSA Pre✓® is an expedited screening program that connects travelers departing from within the United States with smarter security and a better air travel experience.

TWIC* is required by the Maritime Transportation Security Act for workers who need access to secure areas of the nation's maritime facilities and vessels.

By increasing access to enrollment services, Virginia DMV adds convenience for its customers, in particular, frequent air travelers and employees of trucking companies.

For eligibility, required documents, and application information, visit www.dmvNOW.com/TWIC or www.dmvNOW.com/PreCheck.

 

Virginia Airports Sustainability Management PlanSustainability Logo

In early 2015, the Virginia Department of Aviation embarked on a first-of-its-kind initiative to create a sustainability plan intended to serve all of the Commonwealth’s 66 public-use airports. The SMP is tailored for three airport type/size tiers: (1) Commercial Service; (2) Reliever and GA Regional; and (3) GA Community and Local Service. It includes suggested sustainability goals, metrics, targets, and initiatives, as well as guidance on how to identify funding for sustainability projects and how to engage stakeholders throughout the process. Learn more about the SMP and how you could adopt it at your airport here.

 

Virginia Air Transportation System Plan Update (2016)VATSP Executive Summary Cover 2016

Businesses, residents, and visitors depend on Virginia’s airports. The Virginia Air Transportation System Plan (VATSP) Update blends the strategic development and enhancement of the facilities at current airports, with the preservation and maintenance of existing airports, guiding development of new system airports and examining the future needs of Virginia’s communities. The VATSP helps Virginia keep pace with new aviation technologies such as NextGen. The plan provides direction to meet transportation needs, to serve aviation demand, and to provide economic support through the planning period. Collaboration between the Virginia Department of Aviation (DOAV), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and all public-use airport sponsors in Virginia is needed for
the successful implementation of this plan.

Download the Plan

 

 

 

FAA's Rules for Registering Unmanned Aerial Systems ReleasedDrone

Unmanned aircraft weighing less than 55 pounds and more than 0.55 pounds (250 grams) on takeoff, including everything that is on board or otherwise attached to the aircraft and operated outdoors in the national airspace system must register. These aircraft may register under the new web-based registration system. You must be 13 years of age or older before you are permitted to register an unmanned aircraft. If the owner is less than 13 years of age, then a person who is at least 13 years of age must register the unmanned aircraft.

A certificate of registration will be available to download and will be sent to your email address at the time of registration. When operating your UAS you must be able to present the certificate in either print or electronic format if asked for proof of registration.You will be required to renew every three years and you must pay a $5 renewal fee.

You can register your drone on FAA.gov (https://www.faa.gov/uas/registration/ ) beginning on December 21, 2015. Federal law requires owners to pay $5 to register their aircraft. However, registration is free for the first 30 days to encourage speedy registration of UAS. During the first 30 days, you must pay $5 with a credit card and a $5 credit will appear shortly afterwards.

You will receive a unique registration number that applies to any and all UAS that you own. You must mark all of your UAS with the unique registration number before operating. A registration certificate that contains the unique FAA registration number, the issue and expiration dates, and the name of the certificate holder will be sent to your email address immediately.

Failure to register an aircraft may result in regulatory and criminal sanctions. The FAA may assess civil penalties up to $27,500. Criminal penalties include fines of up to $250,000 and/or imprisonment for up to three years.

For complete details regarding registration visit http://www.faa.gov/uas/registration/faqs

Beta Test underway of B4UFly Smartphone App which helps unmanned aircraft operators determine whether there are any restrictions or requirements in effect at the location where they want to fly.

 

Virginia Commercial Air Service Review Now Available

The Virginia Commercial Air Service Review (December 2015) is now available for download

 


The Future of Unmanned Vehicle Systems in Virginia

Late last year, Virginia Tech was selected by the FAA as one of six unmanned aerial system (UAV) test site operators in the United States. The Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAPP) had its first flight ceremony at the Virginia Tech test range on Wednesday, August 13th. In attendance at this historical event were dignitaries including Governor Terry McAuliffe as well as the Chairman of the Virginia Aviation Board and Director of the Virginia Department of Aviation.

Virginia has the opportunity and the capability to be a national leader in the development, manufacture, and creative use of autonomous vehicles. Economic development in this area could yield thousands of high-paying, high-technology jobs in communities throughout the Commonwealth. Autonomous vehicles include intelligent cars, self-guiding tractors, water surface and underwater vehicles, and unmanned aircraft. Policies established by Virginia leaders will determine if and how the Commonwealth will leverage its substantial strength in this emerging technology. Below there is a link to a study that provides an overview of the issues and opportunities concerning autonomous vehicles in order to support informed decisions about the future of autonomous vehicles in the Commonwealth.

For more information about this study please contact Craig Woolsey, Aerospace & Ocean Engineering, Virginia Tech at:
Phone: 540-231-8117
E-Mail: cwoolsey@vt.edu
URL: http://www.dept.aoe.vt.edu/~cwoolsey/

For more information about state policy regarding Unmanned Vehicle Systems in Virginia please contact Karen Jackson, Secretary of Technology. Her office number is 804.786.9579 and her e-mail address:  Karen.jackson@governor.virginia.gov

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