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DOAV’s ICON A5 Debuts in Staunton

The Virginia Department of Aviation (DOAV) displayed its ICON A5 to teachers and rotary club members in Staunton to promote the educational programs that are offered with the aircraft.

The first stop was at the rotary club meeting, but before the meeting began a small group of local teachers came out to tour the aircraft, and learn how the new educational programs can be brought to their schools.

Communications and Education Director John Campbell spoke at the rotary club meeting about the agency, the impact of aviation on the community, and the future of aviation. Communications and Education Specialist Kim Wells spoke to the group about the agency’s ICON A5 Program and after the meeting the attendees were invited outside to tour the aircraft. Wells explained the aircraft’s features and educational program to the group, helped them in and out of the aircraft, and took photos.

Aircraft Technician Jeff Taylor drove the transit van that pulled the display and was on hand to discuss some of the maintenance projects he has done to the aircraft to help the educational display.

The last stop for the day was at Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport where the staff presented the ICON A5 to teachers and students from the Blue Ridge Community College Aviation Maintenance Program located at the airport.  Students, teachers and airport staff toured the aircraft, asked questions and took photos of the aircraft.

As the agency continues to schedule more events, visit our social media sites (@VirginiaDOAV) and website for updates on the ICON A5.