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  1. Aviation, Drones and Night Out at Laurel Ridge Community College

    In promotion of its newly launched drone program, Laurel Ridge Community College in Middletown, Va. hosted an Aviation, Drones and National Night out event on Tuesday, August 2. Approximately 100…

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  2. Vernon Carter Named Director of Airport Services

    The Virginia Department of Aviation announced that Vernon Carter has been named as the Director for the Airport Services Division. Carter joined DOAV in 1991 as a civil engineer and has advanced…

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  3. Hundreds of Civil Air Patrol Cadets Attend Encampment

    Hundreds of Civil Air Patrol (CAP) cadets from across Virginia are enhancing their minds and strengthening their bodies this week during an eight-day encampment at Blackstone Army Airfield. The…

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  4. 2022 Virginia Aviation Ambassadors Program

    The Virginia Aviation Ambassadors program has been in existence since July 2005 and has been highly successful in encouraging pilots and aviation enthusiasts to visit all 65 of Virginia's public use…

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  5. ICON A5 Visits STEM Class at Chesterfield

    The ICON A5 Introduction to Flight Team traveled to Richmond Executive Chesterfield Executive Airport on Friday, June 24 to visit with a Goochland County STEM summer class. The group of 19 students…

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  6. DOAV Participates in Summer Transportation Institute Program at VSU

    The Virginia Department of Aviation participated in the annual Summer Transportation Institute program at Virginia State University. The purpose of the program is to create awareness and stimulate…

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  7. 2022 Aviation Scholarship Winners Announced

    The Virginia Department of Aviation announced Grace Stinson as the recipient of its Willard G. Plentl, Sr. Aviation Scholarship. Stinson will be attending the Liberty University School of Aeronautics…

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  8. 2022 - FAA Hiring Air Traffic Controllers

    The FAA announced that it will be hiring people interested in a career as an air traffic controller. The application window opens nationwide June 24-27 for all eligible U.S. citizens. Interested…

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  9. 2022 Women Can Fly Held at Hampton Roads Executive Airport

    Sunny skies and free airplane rides brought smiles to the faces of many at the annual Women Can Fly event at Hampton Roads Executive Airport on Saturday, June 11. It was the first exposure to…

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  10. Aviation Ambassadors Achieve Gold Level Awards

    The Virginia Department of Aviation held an Ambassador Program passport review and jacket fitting on Wednesday, June 8. Three Ambassadors traveled to the DOAV headquarters at Richmond International…

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  11. Women Can Fly Held at Warrenton-Fauquier Airport

    Warrenton-Fauquier Airport was bustling with excitement for its annual Women Can Fly event on Saturday, June 4. The day served as the first opportunity for many to be introduced to aviation and the…

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  12. Richmond International Airport Reminds Travelers About REAL ID

    Beginning May 3, 2023, travelers who wish to board a domestic flight must present a REAL ID compliant state-issued driver's license or identification card, or another form of federally accepted…

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  13. ICON A5 Visits Girl Scouts at Lunenburg Airport

    The ICON A5 Introduction to Flight Team traveled to Lunenburg County Airport on Sunday, May 22 to visit with a girl scout group as part of a weekend of aviation themed activities. The Girl Scouts…

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  14. ICON A5 Visits Montross Middle School

    ICON A5 Visits Montross Middle School By Patty Kelly Long, Westmoreland County Public Schools Montross Middle School GEAR UP students have had several unique educational experiences recently. As…

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  15. FAA Offers Second Series of Aviation Workforce Grant Programs

    The FAA is accepting applications for two Aviation Workforce Development Grant programs aimed at developing and inspiring a more diverse pool of pilots and aviation maintenance technicians to join…

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  16. FAA's Runway Safety Simulator 2.0

    The FAA has re-designed its Runway Safety Simulator tool with a more modern look and some enhanced functionality. Some highlights include more intuitive navigation and quick access to the animated…

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  17. Boeing Selects Virginia for its Global Headquarters

    On May 5, 2022, Boeing announced that its Arlington, Virginia campus just outside Washington, D.C. will serve as the company's global headquarters. The aerospace and defense firm's employees in the…

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  18. New Virginia Aviation Ambassadors

    The Virginia Department of Aviation held an Ambassador Program passport review and jacket fitting on Tuesday, May 3. Four ambassadors traveled to the DOAV headquarters at Richmond International…

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  19. Cub Scout Aviation Day Held at Gordonsville Airport

    Gordonsville Airport hosted Cub Scouts Aviation Day on Saturday, April 23 to introduce children to the exciting opportunities available in aviation. A total of 185 Cub Scouts from across central…

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  20. ICON A5 Visits Lawson Marriott Elementary

    The ICON A5 Introduction to Flight Team traveled to Lawson Marriott Elementary School on Thursday, April 28 to teach students about aviation and introduce careers in the field. A total of 56 students…

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  21. ICON A5 Visits King & Queen Elementary Career Day

    The ICON A5 Introduction to Flight Program traveled to King & Queen Elementary School on Wednesday, April 20 to teach students about aviation and careers in the field. The free aviation education…

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  22. Winchester Regional Airport Authority Receives Brewer Award

    In honor of its outstanding contributions to the advancement of youth in aerospace activities, the Winchester Regional Airport Authority has received the 2021 Frank G. Brewer Memorial Aerospace…

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  23. On Golden Wings Performance at Charlottesville City Schools

    Students at Charlottesville City Schools watched a special performance this week called "On Golden Wings". The virtual play was given to up to 3,000 children to teach about the many opportunities…

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  24. Free Online Private Pilot Ground School for High School Students

    The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) will host and offer a free online, semester-length Private Pilot Ground School (PPGS) course for high school students statewide. The course, which will be…

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  25. Director's Letter Regarding the Safe Integration of Drones

    The Director of the Virginia Department of Aviation, Greg Campbell, sent a letter to community leaders on April 11, 2022 regarding the Department's efforts to work closely with public and private…

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