Calendar of Events
June 3-5, 2016
Shannon Airport's Fly-In Campout will be held at Shannon Airport in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Pancake breakfast, food vendors, Fun Run (one mile run), appearance by the Flying Circus, briefing and seminar by Jerry Knouff, spot landing and flour drop competition, award for "best looking plane" and much more. Call for more details at 540-373-4431. Campout booklet
June 4, 2016
Aircraft Safety at Public Events: Operating Your Aircraft in the Pattern and Ground Operation at Public Events with Non-Tower Conrol of the Airport will be held at Shannon Airport beginning at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Jerry Knouff, a local designated pilot examiner, will lead the discussion. Visit www.faasafety.gov or https://www.faasafety.gov/SPANS/event_details.aspx?eid=69069 to register.
June 8, 2016
Meet Your Examiner II at KEZF: Decision Making & FAA Practical Test Discussion will take place at the Robins Nest Cafe at Shannon Airport. To register visit www.faasafety.gov or https://www.faasafety.gov/SPANS/event_details.aspx?eid=69129
June 11, 2016
Women Can Fly Event at Roanoke Regional Airport. For more information visit Women Can Fly.org
June 11, 2016
2016 Flying Proms Symphony Air Show presented by the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach beginning at 7:00 p.m. (gates open at 3:00 p.m.). In England, The Flying Proms is a beloved tradition that showcases the beauty of vintage aircraft flying maneuvers accompanied by live music performed by a symphony orchestra. This unique show comes to the United States, courtesy of the Military Aviation Museum.
We are pleased to have Symphonicity back as the orchestral partner for the 2016 Flying Proms. The first half of the evening’s entertainment will feature music from movies and television featuring some of the museum’s rare aircraft in flight. The second half will feature the symphony playing patriotic music culminating with a fireworks display by Zambelli Fireworks. For more information and to purchase tickets visit http://www.militaryaviationmuseum.org/flying-proms.html
June 13, 2016
IMC- Mastering the Art of Instrument Flying: Discussion of Real-World Instrument Scenarios will take place beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Deep Run 3, 9954 Mayland Drive, Henrico, VA 23233 (meet on main floor). You do not need to be an instrument rated pilot to attend. Sponsored by the FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) and Richmond FSDO. For more information and to register visit www.faasafety.gov or https://www.faasafety.gov/SPANS/event_details.aspx?eid=69215
June 14, 2016
Can I Do That? Maintain My Own Airplane?: What Maintenance You as an Owner/Operator Can Legally Accomplish on Your Aircraft and Return It to Service will be held beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Tappahannock-Essex County Airport Terminal Building. For more information and to register visit www.faasafety.gov or https://www.faasafety.gov/SPANS/event_details.aspx?eid=69439
June 15, 2016
IMC Club Mastering the Art of Instrument Navigation: Weather Presentation on Turbulence, Radio Communications Tips and Instrument Approach Discussions will take place beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Robins Nest Cafe at Shannon Airport. You do not need to be an instrument rated pilot to attend. For more information or to register visit www.faasafety.gov or https://www.faasafety.gov/SPANS/event_details.aspx?eid=69429
June 18, 2016
Women Can Fly Event at Hampton Roads Executive Airport. For more information visit Women Can Fly.org
June 18, 2016
Innovations in Flight Day at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
June 25, 2016
Women Can Fly Event at Warrenton-Fauquier Airport. For more information visit Women Can Fly.org
June 25, 2016
Fly-In Flight Review at Pace Airport (VA02) near Martinsville. Could you benefit from a refresher on flight regulations? Do you have a flight review coming up?
Want to spend a day aviating and brushing up on the part 91 details with your fellow pilots? Would you like to fly to lunch together afterwards? 10:00 – 12:00: Flight Review Part 91 session; 12:00: Fly, or drive, to KMTV (Blue Ridge Airport) for lunch at Simply Suzanne’s. There is no charge for the Part 91 Flight Review Session. Drive or fly in. Bring a flight instructor, safety pilot or a guest to enjoy a fun refresher in the company of other pilots. Bring your logbook if you would like a sign-off for the ground session. RSVP is not required, but we ask that you call (276) 957-2291 (KMTV) to help us plan. Poster
July 9, 2016
Women Can Fly Event at Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport. For more information visit Women Can Fly.org
July 16, 2016
Wings and Wheels Bath County Airshow will take place at Ingalls Field. Come join us for Food, Fun and Music Saturday July 16, 2016. The gates open at 10am, with the Car show. The Air Show will run from 1pm to 3pm. We have brought back Big Country Amusements with the Carnival rides for the kids and DJ Lonewolf providing music throughout the day. Plenty of Aircraft will be display. For more information, please visit wingsandwheelsbathcountyva.com.
July 16, 2016
Women Can Fly Event at Lynchburg Regional Airport For more information visit Women Can Fly.org
July 25-31, 2016
EAA Airventure 2016 will be held in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. For more information visit
August 16-19, 2016
Virginia Aviation Conference will be held at the Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia. For more information visit
September 10, 2016
Tappahannock-Essex County Airport 2016 Fly-In
September 10-11, 2016
NAS Oceana Airshow will be held in Virginia Beach.
September 15-17, 2016
Let Freedom Ring Airshow at Lonesome Pine Airport in Wise, Virginia. More details later.
September 17, 2016
Dulles Day 5K/10K On The Runway will be held at Washington Dulles International Airport beginning at 7:30 a.m. Proceeds will benefit the Special Olympics Virginia, Committee for Dulles Community Outreach, and the Washington Airports Task Force. For more information or to register visit http://www.committeefordulles.org/events/dulles-day-5k10k/
September 24, 2016
Wings, Wheels and Keels Fly-in will take place at Hummel Field. More details later.
October 1, 2016
EAA Chapter 186 Fall Fly-In will be held at Warrenton-Fauquier Airport. Rain date is Oct.2nd.
October 8, 2016
Festival of Flight will be held in conjunction with the Peanut Fest on Columbus Day weekend. More details to follow.
November 1-3, 2016
NBAA 2016 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition will be held in Orlando, Florida. For more information visit
November 17, 2016
Virginia Aviation Board Meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn Richmond Airport, 445 International Center Drive, Sandston, VA 23150 beginning at 10:00 a.m.
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.
* Virginia Department of Aviation will be exhibiting at this event.
Warbirds Aviation Summer Camp
July 11-15, 2016
9:00 am – 4:00 pm daily (Groups 2,3, and 4)
9:00 am - 12:00 noon daily (Group 1 only)
The Military Aviation Museum is excited to hold its 5th Warbirds Aviation Summer Camp July 11th through 15th. During this fun-filled week, children spend time at the Military Aviation Museum, among one of the largest private collections of flying vintage and reproduction aircraft in the world. They will have the thrill of getting up close to World War I and World War II era fighters, bombers, trainers and seaplanes, while they learn everything about them and aviation in general.
This year's camp will be feature a new format, with 4 separate groups based upon your child's school grade. Detailed descriptions of the various groups are below.
Group 1 Description (Grades 4 - 5)
Group 2 Description (Grades 6 - 7)
Group 3 Description (Grades 8 - 9)
Group 4 Description (Grades 10 - 11)
For more information visit http://www.militaryaviationmuseum.org/summer-camp_2016.html
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 email@example.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/
Aviation Museum Calendars:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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 email@example.com, 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
Civil Air Patrol - Wallops Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol meets Tuesdays at 6:30 PM at Atlantic Vol. Fire Dept. located at 10071 Atlantic Rd in Atlantic, VA. We also meet the 1st Saturday each month at the NASA Wallops Visitor Center from 10 AM to 2:30 PM to demonstrate flight simulators to the public and assist Visitor Center staff with model rocket launches. Anyone interested in aviation and search and rescue or youth between 12-18 interested in Cadet Programs are invited to join. Visit www.wallops.vawg.cap.gov or email firstname.lastname@example.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 7:30 p.m. on the second Friday 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.231.eaachapter.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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.