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  1. Virginia Represents the US in International Art Competition

    Two Virginia students have been selected to represent the nation in the International Aviation Art Contest sponsored by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale. It is the…

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  2. Virginia Action for Advanced Air Mobility

    Virginia Takes Major Action to Prepare Airport Infrastructure for Advanced Air Mobility To prepare the 65 public-use airports in Virginia for the arrival of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) vehicles, the…

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  3. 2024 Virginia Aviation Art Contest Winners Announced

    Countless numbers of aviation enthusiasts have gotten in trouble for drawing airplanes in school. However, nine students from across the Commonwealth were awarded for their art skills this week by…

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  4. FAA Awards Funding for Projects at Two Virginia Airports

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently awarded funding for projects at Dulles (IAD) and Norfolk (ORF) International airports. The grants were announced February 15, by the U.S. Department…

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  5. Weaver Recipient Completes Private Pilot License

    Congratulations to Caleb Payne on earning his private pilot's license! Payne earned his PPL through Aero Elite Flight Training at Norfolk International Airport and was a recipient of the Chad Weaver…

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  6. Alberta Smith Elementary Teaches with Drones

    The first graders at Alberta Smith Elementary School are learning about estimation and measurement with the help of two flying teachers – quadcopter drones. Teacher Annwyn Long created this…

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  7. 2024 Aviation, Aerospace and AAM Legislative Reception

    The Virginia Aviation Business Association held its annual Aviation, Aerospace and Advanced Air Mobility Legislative Reception February 7 at Main Street Station in Richmond. More than 700 guests from…

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  8. Stafford Regional Airport Holds ACES Day

    Stafford Regional Airport held an Aviation Careers Expo of Stafford (ACES) Day on November 1 to inspire and empower students to pursue aviation careers. Approximately 160 fifth grade students learned…

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  9. 9th Annual Shannon Airport Harvest Festival

    The 9th annual Shannon Airport Harvest Festival offered visitors a taste of aviation in a unique trick or treat experience on Saturday, October 28. The event brought in families with kids of all ages…

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  10. 2023 Virginia Aviation Photo Contest Winners Announced

    The 2023 Virginia Aviation Photo Contest Winners have been announced. The 2024 Virginia Aviation Photo Contest is now open and accepting submissions. Entry forms and complete contest details can be…

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  11. Virginia Highlands Airport Celebrates Completion of Runway Extension

    Virginia Highlands Airport (VJI) celebrated the completion of a runway extension project with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday, October 23. The ceremony represented the cumulative efforts by the…

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  12. Gordonsville Airport Hosts Cub Scout Aviation Day

    Gordonsville Airport hosted Cub Scout Aviation Day on Saturday, September 9 to introduce youth to various exciting opportunities available in aviation. A total of 200 Cub Scouts from across central…

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  13. Women Can Fly at the Military Aviation Museum on September 9

    A Women Can Fly event was held at the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach on Saturday, September 9, 2023. Despite some less than idea weather, the dedicated volunteer pilots, supporting…

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  14. ICON A5 Visits Piedmont Christian School

    The Virginia Department of Aviation's ICON A5 Introduction to Flight team visited Piedmont Christian School in Bumpass, Va. for an educational program on September 5. Approximately 100 students…

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  15. Virginia Aviation Conference Held at the Williamsburg Lodge

    The 49th annual Virginia Aviation Conference was held at the Williamsburg Lodge August 9-11. The conference served as a great opportunity for airport managers from across the Commonwealth to come…

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  16. Virginia’s Aviation Siblings: The DOAV and CAP

    Pop quiz. What does the Virginia Department of Aviation (DOAV) and the Virginia Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) have in common? It turns out the two organizations have the same father - Allen C…

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  17. ICON A5 Visit with Young Eagles

    Richmond Executive Chesterfield Airport

    The ICON A5 Introduction to Flight Team traveled to Richmond Executive-Chesterfield County Airport on Friday, August 18 to visit with a group of youth from the Carol Adams Foundation. The visit…

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  18. Ambassador Ceremony to be held at Hummel Air Field

    Hummel Field

    The Virginia Department of Aviation (DOAV) is celebrating the residents of the Commonwealth that have reached Gold Level status in the Virginia Aviation Ambassador's Program in the past year. On…

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  19. Stafford Airport Holds Wings and Wheels Event

    Stafford Regional Airport

    Stafford Regional Airport was bustling with activity for its inaugural Wings and Wheels event on August 5. The air fest and car show offered aircraft rides in three different vintage aircraft as well…

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  20. 2023 Virginia Aviation Award Recipients Announced

    Each year, individuals who have made outstanding contributions toward the development of aviation in Virginia are selected for recognition at the Virginia Aviation Awards Banquet. While only…

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  21. Top Eagles Speech from the Virginia Aviation Conference

    August 15, 2023 Below is the speech that Greg Campbell, Director of the Virginia Department of Aviation (DOAV), gave on August 11, 2023 at the Virginia Aviation Board Meeting held in Williamsburg…

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  22. ICON A5 Visits Pamunkey Regional Library in Ashland

    The Virginia Department of Aviation's ICON A5 Introduction to Flight team visited the Pamunkey Regional Library in Ashland for an educational program on July 25. Approximately 200 people attended the…

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  23. DOAV Hosts Tour For Richard Bland STEM Program

    The Virginia Department of Aviation hosted a tour for 24 high school students as part of an aviation-based summer STEM camp through the Richard Bland College of William & Mary. Students visited…

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  24. Over $44 Million in Federal Funding for Virginia Airports

    U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced $44,606,006 in federal funding for Virginia airports. Funds were made available through the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) FY…

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  25. DOAV Celebrates Innovations in Flight at Dulles

    On June 17, the "Innovations in Flight" event at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center brought together planes, pilots, and the public into one space to celebrate the technical accomplishments achieved in…

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