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

  1. Piper Sponsoring Air Race Classic Team

    Piper is sponsoring a team of dedicated aviators for the 2021 Air Race Classic. The Piper sponsored team, named "Tres Aviadoras" consists of three passionate aviators who seek to inspire and champion…

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  2. NASA enters race to develop electric aircraft

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Act (NASA) was signed into law by President Eisenhower on July 29, 1958. Since that historical event, NASA has strived for innovation in the fields…

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  3. Air Travel is Bouncing Back at Richmond International Airport

    The number of passengers using the airport soared in April compared with a year ago when the airport experienced dramatic declines in travel caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The airport handled…

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  4. You Can Win Free Flights on United

    United Airlines (UA) is offering the chance to win free round-trip flights for one year as a way to encourage more people to get a COVID-19 vaccination. The airline is the latest entity to offer an…

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  5. Two Mooney Incidents in Two Hours

    Sunday was not the best day for the pilots of two Mooney aircraft at opposite ends of the Commonwealth. Sunday morning around 11:30, Virginia State Police said it received a call about a plane that…

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  6. New Technology Turns Plastic into Jet Fuel

    Researchers at Washington State University have developed an innovative way to convert plastics to ingredients for jet fuel and other products. The researchers were able to convert 90% of plastic to…

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  7. New NBAA Campaign Links Professionalism and Safety

    Everyday professionalism is an integral component of business aviation safety. That's the core message of NBAA's new PREFLIGHT campaign, which highlights the impact that positive behavior has on…

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  8. Aircraft Cabins across the Globe go Green

    Business aviation's demand for sustainability and carbon neutrality has entered the cabin and has created a significant ripple effect with supply chains and a turning point in environmentally…

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  9. Beechcraft U21 Fuselage Donated to Children’s Summer Camp

    Dynamic Aviation donated a Beechcraft U21 fuselage to a local summer camp designed for at-risk or special needs children. The camp is free to all children and their families to allow them to…

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  10. Aerion Supersonic Closes

    After 10 years of planning and preparation, breaking the sound barrier in a private jet has taken a major step backwards. Aerion Supersonic has shuttered it operations because the millions of…

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  11. Two Virginia Airports Included in Breeze Airways Launch

    Breeze Airways is a new airline that launched today in the United States, and it's founded by the same person behind JetBlue. The airline was initially supposed to launch in 2020, though…

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  12. Q1 Aircraft Billings Rise $4.47 Billion

    Propeller airplane and turbine helicopter deliveries increased in the first quarter (Q1) of 2021 when compared to the same quarter last year. Shipments of business jets and piston helicopters were…

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  13. New Ultralight Jet Debuts

    The Flaris LAR-01 is a new ultralight aircraft and could be the world's fastest single-engine business jet (250-knot true air speed) that features a number of impressive statistics, including being…

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  14. NASA Enters Space Act Agreement to Develop Drone Corridors

    NASA and The Longbow Group, LLC (LONGBOW) are entering a Space Act Agreement (SAA) with the intention of establishing beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) flight-corridors for Advanced Air Mobility…

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  15. F-16s Intercept Grumman Tiger

    A pilot and his wife flying a Grumman Tiger from Ocean City, MD, to New York violated last weekend's Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) during President Biden's visit to his home and were intercepted…

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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