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

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Dog Park Coming to Norfolk International

    Norfolk International Airport will soon have its own dog park now that a 15-year-old Scout has set his sights on building one as part of his Eagle Scout award. The new park will replace the former…

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  8. New Airlines Preparing to Take Off

    With commercial airline passenger counts still more than 40 percent below 2019 levels, would you be surprised to read that some people believe it's the perfect time to start a new airline? How about…

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  9. Meet the First All-Civilian Crew About to Orbit Earth

    A SpaceX Dragon capsule carrying four astronauts splashed down early Sunday off the coast of Florida, the first nighttime splashdown for a U.S. crew in more than a half-century. That same capsule…

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  10. Advance Air Mobility has a new advocate – the NBAA

    Imagine that you have to attend a high-level meeting across the city in 30 minutes. The traffic is extremely congested and barely making any forward progress, which means you are not going to make…

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  11. U.Va. Grad to Lead NASA

    University of Virginia law school graduate and former astronaut Bill Nelson was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate to be the 14th administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space…

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  12. New Market Airport Upgrades Its Runway

    The Rural Airport Runway Rehabilitation Program was approved by the Virginia Aviation Board on November 15, 2018 to provide state funding for small, rural airport runway rehabilitation projects. The…

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  13. Christiansburg Drones

    The evolving world of drone technology may soon be sending you an email message, "Your package is being delivered today," by a drone. Drones in the Christiansburg, VA, area are being tested and used…

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  14. Teenage Pilot Delivers PPE for Local Hospital

    "I love flying," said T. J. Kim, who at age 17, pilots a Cessna aircraft, delivering critical PPE supplies to hospitals during the COVID-19 outbreak. Kim is from Northern Virginia and when his…

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  15. Robinson Delivers 13,000th Helicopter

    Forty-two years after Frank Robinson delivered his first helicopter, Robinson Helicopter Company has delivered its 13,000th helicopter. The aircraft, an R44, went to Robinson dealer SKY Helicopters…

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  16. Flying Circus Air Show Season Begins Sunday, May 2nd

    The first Sunday in May will kick off the Flying Circus Air Show season and rides are available for purchase. Biplane rides can be purchased every Sunday, May through October, at the Flying Circus…

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  17. When a disaster strikes, send for a H.E.R.O.

    Following a disaster in the United States, humanitarian groups across the general aviation community coordinate the use of business airplanes for humanitarian purposes. People and companies in…

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  18. Real ID Deadline Extended Again

    The deadline for Virginians to obtain a Real ID driver's license or identification card has been extended yet again – this time for two more years – according to the U.S. Department of…

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  19. Fly-in and Cook Out to be Held at Twin County Airport

    Imperia Aviation is a full service aviation maintenance and aircraft management company located in Southwest Virginia. They provide services such as annual inspections, pre-buy inspections, and…

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  20. AA Resuming Flights to Virginia Airports

    American Airlines will resume flights to two Virginia airports from Philadelphia beginning June 3. Flights to Newport News/Williamsburg Airport (PHF) and to Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport (CHO)…

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  21. Sue Clark Receives Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award

    Sue Clark of Rio Vista, California, was presented the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award April 8, 2021. The award was presented via Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Wright Brothers Master Pilot…

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  22. Navigators Across the Nation Receive the Most Current Maps

    Safety is of paramount importance in aircraft navigation; and crucial safety measures prevent inadvertent or hazardous operations. One of the best means for protecting against aeronautical accidents…

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  23. IATA Travel Pass Debuts for Ethiopian Flights to Dulles

    Passengers flying Ethiopian Airlines into Dulles International Airport are part of a trial of the IATA Travel Pass, a digital travel mobile app designed to enhance efficiency in testing or vaccine…

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  24. EAA Begins 'Project 21' Museum Expansion

    AA's "Project 21" initiative, including the first expansion of the EAA Aviation Center in Oshkosh in more than 20 years, will bring year-round aviation education and training to current and future…

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  25. Defense Logistics Agency, Awards Tribute to Jeff Shields

    Defense Logistics Agency, Richmond, VA, Awards Leadership Tribute to DLA Aviation's Jeff Shields. Jeff Shields has spent most of his career demonstrating a strong leadership style known as…

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