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April 26-27, 2014
Aerospace Days at Lonesome Pine Airport
On April 26-27, 2014 Aerospace Days in Wise, Virginia will feature high and low powered model rockets, remote controlled microjets, helicopters, and propeller planes.

Aerospace teams and hobbyists from all around will perfom day and night shows from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. on April 26th and 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on April 27th. Everyone is invited to attend and those who wish to participate in the launches are asked to contact Jack Kennedy at 276-275-4700 or Giovanni Colberg at 276-439-9738.

Download Poster - side 1, Download Poster - side 2

April 26, 2014
Spring Fling Fly-In presented by The Commemorative Air Force's Old Dominion Squadron and EAA Chapter 339 of Chesapeake, Virginia will take place at Franklin Municipal Airport (FKN) in Franklin, Virginia, weather permitting. In addition to a pancake breakfast and hot dog lunch at the Squadron's hangar, the event features a presentation by Wayne Hicks, entitled, Building and Flying a Flight Test Vehicle to Test and Validate the Orion Launch Abort System. Mr. Hicks is a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Flight Test Engineer. Breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m.

The cost per person per meal is a $7.00 donation. Download Poster For more informaton contact Bob Collette at bcollette@logsup.com

April 28, 2014
Virginia Aviation Safety Week Program "Accident Case Study: Live" will take place at the Virginia Air and Space Center in Hampton from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. To the average person, it might seem a bit morbid that pilots pay so much attention to aircraft accidents. After all, when was the last time you saw an article about an accident in a car magazine? But flying isn’t like driving, and accidents deserve attention: They let us learn from others’ mistakes, help us think critically about our skills, and provide a mental “nudge” if we find ourselves in similar situations.

With that in mind, the Air Safety Institute’s new seminar, Accident Case Study: Live, aims to put a new spin on safety-oriented accident analysis. Working with several compelling real-life cases, presenter and audience will play the role of accident investigator—starting at the crash scene and working backwards through physical evidence, eyewitness testimony, and other leads to figure out exactly what went wrong, and why. 

Virginia Aviation Safety Week Programs are presented by the Virginia Department of Aviation and the AOPA Air Safety Institute.

April 29, 2014
Virginia Aviation Safety Week Program "Accident Case Study: Live" will take place at the Virginia Aviation Museum located on Richmond International Airport from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. To the average person, it might seem a bit morbid that pilots pay so much attention to aircraft accidents. After all, when was the last time you saw an article about an accident in a car magazine? But flying isn’t like driving, and accidents deserve attention: They let us learn from others’ mistakes, help us think critically about our skills, and provide a mental “nudge” if we find ourselves in similar situations.

With that in mind, the Air Safety Institute’s new seminar, Accident Case Study: Live, aims to put a new spin on safety-oriented accident analysis. Working with several compelling real-life cases, presenter and audience will play the role of accident investigator—starting at the crash scene and working backwards through physical evidence, eyewitness testimony, and other leads to figure out exactly what went wrong, and why. 

Virginia Aviation Safety Week Programs are presented by the Virginia Department of Aviation and the AOPA Air Safety Institute.

April 30, 2014
Virginia Aviation Safety Week Program "Accident Case Study: Live" will take place at the Blue Ridge Regional Airport in Martinsville from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. To the average person, it might seem a bit morbid that pilots pay so much attention to aircraft accidents. After all, when was the last time you saw an article about an accident in a car magazine? But flying isn’t like driving, and accidents deserve attention: They let us learn from others’ mistakes, help us think critically about our skills, and provide a mental “nudge” if we find ourselves in similar situations.

With that in mind, the Air Safety Institute’s new seminar, Accident Case Study: Live, aims to put a new spin on safety-oriented accident analysis. Working with several compelling real-life cases, presenter and audience will play the role of accident investigator—starting at the crash scene and working backwards through physical evidence, eyewitness testimony, and other leads to figure out exactly what went wrong, and why. 

Virginia Aviation Safety Week Programs are presented by the Virginia Department of Aviation and the AOPA Air Safety Institute.

May 1, 2014
Virginia Aviation Safety Week Program "Accident Case Study: Live" will take place at the Virginia Tech/Montgomery Executive Airport in Blacksburg 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. To the average person, it might seem a bit morbid that pilots pay so much attention to aircraft accidents. After all, when was the last time you saw an article about an accident in a car magazine? But flying isn’t like driving, and accidents deserve attention: They let us learn from others’ mistakes, help us think critically about our skills, and provide a mental “nudge” if we find ourselves in similar situations.

With that in mind, the Air Safety Institute’s new seminar, Accident Case Study: Live, aims to put a new spin on safety-oriented accident analysis. Working with several compelling real-life cases, presenter and audience will play the role of accident investigator—starting at the crash scene and working backwards through physical evidence, eyewitness testimony, and other leads to figure out exactly what went wrong, and why. 

Virginia Aviation Safety Week Programs are presented by the Virginia Department of Aviation and the AOPA Air Safety Institute.

May 3, 2014
Manassas Airport Regional Open House & Airshow 2014 will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Manassas Regional Airport. The event is sponsored by MARBA - Manassas Airport Regional Business Alliance. For more information visit http://www.marbainc.com/2014airshow.html

May 10, 2014
Women Can Fly will be held at Warrenton Fauquier Regional Airport. More details later.

May 22, 2014
Virginia Aviation Board Meeting will take place beginning at 10:00 a.m. Location to be announced later. To view on ustream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/virginia-department-of-aviation

May 24, 2014
Women Can Fly will be held at Lynchburg Regional Airport. More details later.

May 31-June 1, 2014
Virginia Regional Festival of Flight will be held at Suffolk Executive Airport.

June 7, 2014
Williamsburg Jamestown Airport Helicopter Fly-In will take place from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Helicopter and fixed wing rides available. Fly-In participants receive $.20/gal fuel discount, 10% off lunch ticket and free parking.Sponsored by Williamsburg Jamestown Airport, Charly's Airport Restaurant, and the Virginia Helicopter Association. Rain date: June 8, 2014. For more information contact Charley Rogers at (757) 229-9256 or Henry Schwartz at (703) 201-2759 or hsch252037@aol.com

June 21, 2014
Women Can Fly will be held at Hampton Roads Executive Airport. More details later.

June 28, 2014
Women Can Fly will be held at Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport. More details later.

June 28, 2014
Annual Bluegrass Festival and Airport Fly-In will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Middle Peninsula Regional Airport in Mattaponi. Includes a bluegrass music festival, games, vendors, and flying contests such as spot landings and flour bag drops. For more information contact Bill Dale at (804) 785-9725 or Bill@Fly-Fyj.com or visit fly-fyj.com Download poster or brochure

July 28-August 3, 2014
EAA Airventure will be held at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, WI.

August 2, 2014
6th Annual Bath County Wings & Wheels Festival will be held at Ingalls Field. More details later.

August 12-15, 2014
Virginia Aviation Conference will be held at the Westin Virginia Beach Town Center Hotel in Virginia Beach, VA. More details to follow.

August 16, 2014
Tazewell County Airport Fly-In will be held at Tazewell County Airport. More details later.

September 13, 2014
Louisa County Airshow will take place at the Louisa County Airport/Freeman Field. Tentative date - more details later.

September 16-20, 2014
"Let Freedom Ring" will take place from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Lonesome Pine Airport in Wise, Virginia. Educational event and fly-in featuring the Commemorative Air Force Red Tail Squadron P51-C Mustang and "Rise Above" Traveling Exhibit, and the Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation with their C-54 "Spirit of Freedom." A candy drop for the kids commemorating the one that took place during the Berlin Airlift will take place on Saturday, September 20th. The event is sponsored by EAA Chapter 1416 and the Cumberlands Airport Commission. For more information contact Bob Spera at (276) 328-5300 or liberty@mounet.com or visit the Lonesome Pine Airport page on Facebook.

September 20, 2014
Louisa County Airshow will take place at the Louisa County Airport/Freeman Field from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

September 20-21, 2014
NAS Oceana Airshow, featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, will be held. More details later.

September 27, 2014
19th Annual Wings Wheels & Keels will take place at Hummel Air Field in Topping Virginia.

September 27, 2014
2014 Leesburg Air Show will take place at the Leesburg Executive Airport beginning at 11:00 a.m. and provides a wonderful opportunity to see a snapshot of the general aviation world. The static display area, located on the airport's parking ramp, will feature many unique, experimental, and antique aircraft. The airshow exhibitors will showcase the many facets of general aviation, such as flight training, corporate transportation, and emergency rescue operations. The skies above Leesburg will come alive with skydiving, wingwalking, and aerobatic performances. The event is sponsored by the Town of Leesburg and ProJet Aviation. For more information contact Scott Coffman at (703) 737-7125 or scoffman@leesburgva.gov or visit www.leesburgairshow.com.

September 27, 2014
Virginia Highlands Airport Air Show featuring fly-in and air show with aerobatics. More details later.

October 11, 2014
15th Annual Culpeper Airfest will take place at Culpeper Regional Airport from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. More details later.

October 18, 2014
Stafford Regional Airport Wings and Wheels Festival (10th Annual) will take place from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. This year's event commemorates the 350th Anniversary of Stafford County by honoring the proud military heritage of the community and will feature a fly-in, aerial demonstrations, a car show, motorcycle show, vendors and community organizations. For more information contact Ed Wallis at (540) 658-1212 or info@staffordairport.com or visit www.staffordrotary.org

November 20, 2014
Virginia Aviation Board Meeting will take place beginning at 10:00 a.m. Location to be announced later. To view on ustream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/virginia-department-of-aviation

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.

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


Ongoing Events

Pancake Breakfast at Franklin Municipal Airport (FKN) takes place on the fourth Saturday of each month except December.  Sponsored by the Commemorative Air Force’s Old Dominion Squadron and EAA Chapter 339, each pancake breakfast takes place in the Old Dominion Squadron’s hangar from 8:30 to 10:30 AM.  The cost per person is a $7.00 donation.  For more information, e-mail: OldDominionSquadron@yahoo.com

Fly-In 2010 at Twin County Airport (KHLX) will take place the second Saturday of every month April through October. Everyone is welcome for food, drinks, and fellowship. Food served from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. All proceeds go to Local EAA Chapter 1426. For more information contact Brian Sutphin (276) 733-4198.

Pancake Breakfast at Mecklenburg-Brunswick Regional Airport takes place the first Saturday of each month (from 8:00-10:00 a.m.).  Breakfast and social hour with regularly scheduled live presentations by FAA and/or NTSB.  Sponsored by Mecklenburg-Brunswick Regional Airport and The Club/Lake Gaston Resort.  For more information contact (434) 729-2591or AVCAirport@buggs.net

Soup-on-Sunday at Campbell Field Airport (9VG) on the Eastern Shore of Virginia will take place each Sunday from noon-3:00 p.m.  For more information visit the website or contact Gordon Campbell at (757) 442-7519.

Friends of the Petersburg Pilots Association holds a breakfast from 8:00-10:00 a.m. the third Saturday of each month at the Dinwiddie County Airport.  For more information call (804) 861-9915.

Lonesome Pine EAA Chapter 1416 invites pilots and guests to attend free "Hotdogs & Hangar Talk" beginning at 11:00 a.m. the third Saturday of each month at Lonesome Pine Airport (follows the EAA Chapter Meeting at 10:00 a.m.). For more information contact Bob Spera, Director, Liberty Flying Service, (276) 328-5300 or liberty@mounet.com or visit www.libertyflyingservice.com.

Gordonsville Municipal Airport has a free lunch provided by GAPS (Gordonsville Airport Preservation Society) members on Saturdays and Sundays. Call in advance to confirm menu (540) 903-6624.

Flying Circus Airshow (Open every Sunday, May through October) including precision aerobatic and formation flying, wing walking, hot air ballooning, skydiving, and antique open cockpit airplanes.  Biplane rides are available before and after every show.  Gates open at 11:00 a.m. Show starts at 2:30 p.m. $10.00 for adults and $3.00 for kids.  Group rates available. Concession stand, picnic grounds, gift shop. Picnic pavilion available for party rental. The Flying Circus Aerodrome is located at Rte. 17 and Rte. 644 (Richie Road) in Bealeton, Virginia.  For more information visit www.flyingcircusairshow.com or call (540) 439-8661.

World War II Veterans Honor Flights via DCA Air Carriers take place each Saturday and Wednesday April-May and Sept.-Oct. from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Terminals A, B, & C. Sponsored by US Airways, AAL, Delta, and Air Tran. Between 100-450 WWII veterans are flown to DCA via charters from various east coast airports to visit the WWII Memorial on the Mall in Washington, DC. Numerous air carriers fly-in vets on chartered flights while other passengers warmly cheer and welcome them back to DCA. 7700+ WWII vets flew into DCA on 64 charter flights during 2009.

National Capitol Squadron (NCS) of Culpeper, Virginia holds a hangar open house on the second Saturday of each month. The NCS is a division of the Commemorative Air Force and is focused on World War II aircraft and honoring past and present veterans and more specifically the aviation history of the 1940's. For more information visit http://www.nationalcapitolsquadron.org/site/


Aviation Museum Calendars:

National Air and Space Museum/Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Virginia Air and Space Center
Virginia Aviation Museum


Visit Virginia list of Virginia Airshows


Regular Meetings:

Virginia Aeronautical Historical Society - Northern Neck-Middle Peninsula Chapter meets at the Pilot House, Hummel Field, in Topping, Virginia in the "Eagle's Nest" at 12 Noon on the third Thursday of each month unless otherwise posted.  Pilots can fly-in and park at the door of the restaurant.   Visitors are welcome at these luncheon meetings.  There is an interesting speaker from the field of aviation each month.  Come visit the "Eagle's Nest" at any time and see the collection of aviation art and other memorabilia.

Williamsburg Chapter of the Virginia Aeronautical Historical Society meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport in the upstairs meeting room at 10:00 a.m.  Call (757) 229-1597 or (757) 220-9115 for information.

Ninety-Nines - Hampton Roads Chapter meets the first Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. alternating between Newport News-Williamsburg Airport and Norfolk International Airport.  For more information, contact Linda Mathias (757) 268-1022 or Diana Curtis 757 877-6803.

 Ninety-Nines - Shenandoah Chapter meets the third Sunday of each month at 2:00 p.m. at the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport. All women pilots and student pilots are welcome. Contact Sara Fultz (540) 896-9842 or Jackie Estes (540) 347-5679, to confirm meeting date in the event of late changes.

Ninety-Nines - Virginia Chapter meets the third Saturday of each month at various airports around the state. All women pilots and student pilots are invited to attend. For more information contact Barbara Headley at (804) 580-4624 or (804) 347-7592 or barbaraheadley@hughes.net. See the website at http://VirginiaChapter99s.shutterfly.com

Ninety-Nines - Old Dominion Chapter meets the third Tuesday of each month at various locations. All women pilots and student pilots are invited to attend. For more information call Susan Passmore at 703-328-2051. See the website at http://www.olddominion99s.com.

Peninsula Airport Commission Meetings are held the third Thursday of every month beginning at 8:00 a.m. in the Commission Room at the Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport. The meeting is open to the public.

Wingnuts Flying Club meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Chesterfield County Airport terminal building. See the web site at www.wingnutsflying.com.

Civil Air Patrol - Hampton Roads Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol meets every Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. at Chesapeake Regional Airport located at 1777 West Road, Chesapeake, VA.  Cadets aged 12-21 interested in solo flying airplanes/gliders, search & rescue, and more are invited to join.  Adults welcome!  Email us at hrcomposite@cox.net, call 757-77-HRCS-1   (757-774-7271), or visit www.GoCivilAirPatrol.com to find a squadron near you.

Civil Air Patrol - The Newport News Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol meets every Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. at 904 Bland Blvd on the grounds of the Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport. All aviation enthusiasts interested in search-and-rescue and young people ages 12-18 interested in the Cadet Program are invited to join. For details visit www.vawg.cap.gov/newportnews

Civil Air Patrol - Leesburg Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol - Adult members meet the first and third Tuesday of the month and cadet members meet every Tuesday at 7pm at the Leesburg National Guard Armory. We welcome anyone interested in Search & Rescue and aviation. Details and directions at: www.leesburgcap.org

Shenandoah Valley EAA Chapter 511 meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport.  For more information visit www.geocities.com/eaa511va.

Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 231 meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the rear of the Virginia Aviation Museum (except for February which is designated for the Annual Dinner).  For more information and to confirm meeting date and time visit www.eaa231.org.

Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1099 meets at 7:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at Dogwood Air Park. For more information go to www.eaa1099.org, e-mail info@eaa1099.org or call Lindy Kirkland at (540) 903-7580.

The Orange County Airport Boosters Association, Inc. (OCABA) holds its monthly organization meeting on the first Saturday of each month. Welcome to all supporters of Orange County Airport (KOMH). See http://www.ocaba-omh.org for more details.

Commemorative Air Force’s Old Dominion Squadron holds monthly membership meetings on the second Saturday of each month (except December).  These meetings are open to the public.  Each monthly meeting begins at 10:00 AM at Franklin Municipal Airport (FKN) April through October (Old Dominion Squadron hangar or airport terminal building’s conference room) and Hampton Roads Executive Airport (PVG) in Chesapeake November through March in the airport terminal building’s conference room.  For more information, view the brochure or visit www.OldDominionSquadron.org.

Civil Air Patrol – The Fort Pickett Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol meets every Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. at the National Guard Armory at 1008 Darvills Road, Blackstone or the Army Airfield, Blackstone. All aviation enthusiasts interested in search-and-rescue and young people ages 12-18 interested in the Cadet Program are invited to join. For more information and to confirm meeting location please contact 1LT Kruse at mkdroidx@gmail.com.

 

 

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