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¿Necesitas vacunarte? Entérate cómo conseguir tu vacuna en o llamando al 1-877-829-4682 de Lun-Sáb 8am-6pm. Traducción disponible en tu idioma. Usuarios de TTY pueden marcar al 7-1-1.

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Dance with the Clouds & Sail the Skies

COVID-19 Update

In response to the rapidly evolving national health emergency and the Governor's Executive Orders and direction, the Department of Aviation is directing that all business with the department be handled through the US Mail, email or by telephone. The COVID-19 pandemic has reduced on-site staffing. For public health concerns, in-person visits to the DOAV office are temporarily suspended.

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

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COVID-19 Information

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The spread of COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on not just the aviation industry but the global economy.  The situation is changing on a daily basis and there remains considerable uncertainty as to how long this outbreak will last and what will be the final impacts.

COVID-19 Policy and Recommendations

Aviation Ambassadors Gold Level Signoffs

Virginia Aviation Ambassadors participants who have completed the Gold Level this past year, but not yet had their passport reviewed or been fitted for a leather jacket, are encouraged to check in with the Virginia Department of Aviation for additional information about completing the program.  Please email Kimberly Wells or Betty Wilson.

The 2021 Virginia Aviation Ambassadors Awards Ceremony will take place at the Department of Aviation trailer during Wings, Wheels and Keels at Hummel Field on September 25 at 11:00 a.m.  Ambassadors are asked to check-in at the trailer before the ceremony.

ICON A-5 Introduction to Flight Program

The ICON A-5 Introduction to Flight Program brings a light sport amphibian aircraft on a trailer to schools, career days, airports, community events, and other locations at no cost to the educational group.

Students will learn about how aircraft fly and about aviation careers.  They will be able to sit in the cockpit and learn about flight controls and the instrument panel.  Some events may also include the opportunity to fly an aircraft simulator as well.

The ICON A-5 has participated in programs for students from K-12 as well as university students and adult organizations.

If you are interested in having this aircraft visit your school or event, please contact Kimberly Wells or Betty Wilson at the Virginia Department of Aviation

Dance with the Clouds & Sail the Skies

The Virginia Department of Aviation began a campaign to promote aviation careers in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  The first of a series of commercials began running during Aviation Week in Virginia (August 12-16, 2019).  Commercials were shown on stations in  Roanoke (site of the 2019 Virginia Aviation Conference),  Richmond, Harrisonburg, Bristol and Lynchburg.

Additional commercials were planned to run through the end of October 2019 and then commence again in March 2020 (running through the end of May 2020).

With all the opportunities currently available, now is a great time to consider an aviation career!

Dance with the Clouds & Sail the Skies (view the original video)

Additional Aviation Career Videos can be found on the Education Page.