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Welcome to our News Room. Here you will find out what's going on in Virginia aviation.

  1. Dinwiddie Airport to Host Virtual Aviation Job Shadow Event

    The Dinwiddie Airport partnered with Dinwiddie Works for a Virtual Job shadow event Wednesday, May 26th at 1pm. This event will provide middle and high school students with the opportunity to get a…

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  2. Site Work Begins for New Winchester Regional Airport Terminal

    Airport officials plan to replace the existing 9,245-square-foot terminal, which was built in 1989 and is outdated, with a new one roughly 100 feet south of the current location. The relocation is…

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  3. Business Aviators Look to Avoid Mid-Air Collisions

    There are numerous operational, environmental and human factors that come together to expose gaps in the flawed "see and avoid" aviation collision avoidance concept, which was originally designed to…

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  4. Masks Still Required on Public Transportation

    The FAA issued a press release to remind the public that masks are required for passengers while they are travelling in public transportation. "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)…

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  5. Breeze Airways Secures Operator’s Certificate

    The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded an Air Operator's Certificate to Breeze Airways, a startup, budget air carrier. The certificate grants access to 49 airports, but the new airline has…

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  6. Kroger is developing a New Drone Grocery Delivery Program

    Many special occasions as well as celebrations that are ‘just because' require certain items. For instance, there's a new baby in neighborhood; a senior citizen who is under the weather; the…

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  7. Erin Lear Launches First Female Aviation Academy

    According to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), female pilots "still account for only a small portion of the pilot population despite decades of attempts to fix the problem." The…

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  8. Delta Mandates COVID Vaccine for New Hires

    Fresh off the news that it topped the JD Power ranking as the No. 1 airline in the nation, Delta Air Lines said it will require new employees to get the Covid-19 vaccine, making it one of the largest…

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  9. FAA Wins Legal Challenge

    Warbird Adventures Inc., a Florida-based provider of flight instruction for vintage and WWII military aircraft, sued the Federal Aviation Administration after the FAA ordered the company to stop…

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  10. Culpeper Regional Airport Completes Pavement Project

    A rehabilitation project at Culpeper Regional improved the taxi lanes around the t-hangars and upgraded the drainage for the Airport. The pavement around the hangars ranged anywhere from 15 to 23…

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  11. Young Eagles Day is June 12

    Young Eagles Day is slated to return Saturday, June 12, after a pandemic-induced hiatus in 2020, according to the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA). At local airports throughout North America…

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  12. VALOR 5K to be Held at Winchester Regional Airport

    The Winchester Regional Airport Authority is proud to host the annual VALOR 5K (formerly the "Trooper Manion 5K") on May 22nd at 8:00 AM. The airport's runway will be closed to allow race…

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  13. Passenger Traffic Rebounds at Roanoke

    March 2021 traffic increased 58% versus February 2021 The Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport saw an 58% increase in March 2021 traffic versus February 2021. March 2021 saw 26,599 passengers fly via…

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  14. Washing Aircraft Provides Benefits

    Airlines that overlook exterior washing of their aircraft actually miss out on a number of benefits that come with a clean airplane. A dirty aircraft means corrosion, paint damage, and people's…

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  15. Warbird Weekend at Warrenton-Fauquier Airport

    Are you looking for a unique way to view scenic Virginia from the sky? Warrenton-Fauquier Airport has you covered because May 22 and 23 the airport will be hosting warbirds that will be on display…

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  16. Colonial Pipeline Cyberattack May Impact Jet Fuel

    This past Friday (May 7, 2021), the largest U.S. pipeline system, the Colonial Pipeline, was the victim of a cyberattack and was shutdown. Major airports across the United States depend on the…

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  17. CDC Approves Self-Testing Kits for International Travelers

    A simplified COVID-19 testing protocol has been approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in response to a general aviation (GA) coalition request. The coalition, comprised of…

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  18. International Young Eagles Day

    Dreams will take flight for young people between the ages of 8 and 17 during the 28th annual International Young Eagles Day on Saturday, June 12. Each year one day is set aside to encourage all EAA…

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  19. Green vs. Greenhouse Effects

    A U. S. House of Representatives' panel met with airline industry and biofuel representatives to discuss a topic of growing interest: transitioning to more sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) or…

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  20. GA Aircraft Could Face $1,000 Landing Fee in Massachusetts

    A state senator in Massachusetts has submitted a bill that would require a $1,000 fee for every landing made by a private, corporate or charter aircraft on a publicly operated runway anywhere in that…

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  21. Aircraft Maintenance Solutions Opens at Luray Caverns Airport

    The Luray Caverns Airport has undergone improvements and changes in recent years, such as the addition of 24 hangers in 2008, to the creation of the Luray-Page County Airport Authority just six years…

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  22. 2021 – “Going Above and Beyond” with Drones

    The Federal Aviation Administration and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems are co-hosting this year's virtual symposium, "Above and Beyond." The event is scheduled for June 9-10, 2021 and…

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  23. Blade to add 30 eVTOLS

    As many as 30 electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft from air taxi developer Wisk Aero will join Blade Urban Air Mobility's network of short-distance routes in the United States. If…

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  24. Today We Celebrate Alan Shepard

    On May 5, 1961, Alan Shepard became the first American to travel to space. His historic mission in the Freedom 7 spacecraft came a little over three weeks after the Soviet Union successfully made…

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  25. FAA Adds More Space Launch Activity Areas to Pilot Navigation Charts

    Launch Activity Areas Are In Alaska, California, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is increasing pilot safety and airspace…

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