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

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Global Supertanker Ceasing Operations

    For the last 12 years in the Western USA, if your home or business was ever threatened by a massive wildfire, you could always look to the air for support and protection in the form of Tanker 944, a…

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  16. Civil Air Patrol Volunteers Aid North Carolina’s Vaccination Rollout

    Civil Air Patrols in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina know what integrity, volunteer service, excellence, and respect signify. These four core values combined with a ‘whatever it…

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  17. New NBAA Accreditation Certifies Leadership in Sustainable Flight Operation

    The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) unveiled a new accreditation program that will serve as an industry standard for validating leadership in sustainable flight operations across a host…

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  18. Congress Calls for Aviation-Specific Plan to Manage Disease Outbreaks

    The Healthy Flights Act of 2021, which would require the U.S. Transportation Secretary to develop an aviation-sector plan for managing disease outbreaks, was introduced Thursday by leaders on the…

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  19. Virginia Warbird Weekend June 19, 20

    The Military Aviation Museum will host a new event this year. Virginia Warbird Weekend (June 19 and 20) will feature a squadron of vintage military aircraft from around the world. Visitors will not…

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  20. Reagan National Opens its Newly Constructed Concourse

    Project Journey reached a major milestone earlier this week when the newly constructed 225,000-square-foot concourse opened at Reagan National Airport. The first arrival taxied early to Gate 57 on…

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  21. NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Succeeds in Historic First Flight

    On Monday, April 19, 2021, NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter became the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet. The Ingenuity team at the agency's Jet…

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  22. ‘How to’ tips from the NBAA: Connecting Students with a Career in Aviation

    The aviation industry in 2021 has never been more robust and evolving, and it is switching into high gear with proactive ways to encourage awareness and generate interest among young people regarding…

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  23. Thunderbirds Redesign Their Airshow Performance

    The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds have redesigned their airshow demonstrations to present a shorter, tighter, more intense show that "tells a story". "We started with the [spectator] experience in…

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  24. Tail-heavy Airliner Aborts Takeoff

    If a cabin crew has ever asked you to change seats on a commercial airliner and you wondered why, this story is for you! An Alitalia Airbus A320 had to abort its takeoff at Milan Malpensa Airport in…

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  25. Rules for Small Drones Take Effect

    Final rules take effect today for remotely identifying drones and allowing operators of small drones to fly over people and at night under certain conditions. "Today's rules are an important first…

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