Calendar of Events
October 21-23, 2014
NBAA2014, taking place in Orlando, Florida, is the world's largest and most important business aviation event. Ranked as the fourth largest tradeshow in the U.S., NBAA2014 will feature over 1,000 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services in the industry, nearly 100 side-by-side business aircraft at the static display, opportunities to network with 25,000 business aviation professionals and dozens of education sessions to ensure you are operating as safely and efficiently as possible. Visit the Virginia Department of Aviation's booth (#3812) at NBAA2014.
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 email@example.com or visit www.staffordrotary.org
October 25, 2014
The Commemorative Air Force’s Old Dominion Squadron and EAA 339 are hosting Fall Fling Fly-In at Franklin Municipal Airport (FKN). In addition to a pancake breakfast and hot dog lunch, Fall Fling Fly-In features a presentation by Howard Baugh looking back on his father’s, Howard Lee Baugh (1920-2008), remarkable military aviation career and 6,000 pilot hours beginning with his pilot training at Tuskegee Army Airfield, Alabama in 1942. Poster with details
October 25, 2014
Operating Light Aircraft During the Winter Months an FAA safety seminar will be held at 15:00 EDT (3:00 p.m.) at the Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport terminal building (2nd floor). All too soon, cold temperatures, icy runways and poor weather present pilots with challenges to their risk management and basic flying skills. This presentation will describe various issues of winter operations and illustrate "best practices" for dealing with them. The presenter, Tim McSwain, is a veteran CFI-I, ATP, with SELS-MEL ratings, who spent 46 years flying and instructing in a wide variety of airplanes in Northern USA. Time will be allocated for Q&A. At the conclusion of the seminar, all attendees are invited to a cookout/buffet at the adjacent large hangar.
October 25, 2014
Oktoberfest Pilot Appreciation Day will take place at Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon of good food, refreshing drinks and great company! Network with fellow pilots and aircraft owners from across the region, as well as WFC's team of flight instructors and professional mechanics. Drawings for a free annual inspection and other great services and prizes! Please RSVP to (737) 223-1488 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsored by Williamsburg Flight Center and the Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport.
November 20, 2014
Virginia Aviation Board Meeting will take place at the Holiday Inn Richmond Airport, 445 International Center Drive, Sandston, Virginia 23150 beginning at 10:00 a.m. To view on ustream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/virginia-department-of-aviation
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* Virginia Department of Aviation will be exhibiting at this event.
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/site/
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.