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

  1. Unregistered Drone Operator Indicted

    The U.S. Attorney's Office in Roanoke indicted James Russell Weeks III nearly two years after a drone hovered over a Salem fire station and then dive-bombed and harassed firefighters and police…

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  2. Summer Camps announced for 2021, Registrations Now Open!

    Summer Campers at the Military Aviation Museum dive deep into the world of aviation! From the Wright Brothers to the aces of World War II, campers will be able to engage with history and science in…

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  3. Demand for Pilots Returns

    Delta Air Lines had to cancel about 75 flights yesterday (Easter Sunday) and packed remaining flights by suspending its seat-blocking policy a month early due to a pilot shortage. United Airlines…

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  4. Pilot’s Guide to a Preflight Briefing

    A new Advisory Circular provides an educational roadmap for the development and implementation of preflight self-briefings, including planning, weather interpretation, and risk…

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  5. Deer Counting via Drone in Arlington

    Arlington County will launch a fleet of drones in April in an attempt to get an accurate count of the deer population that call the urban county home. The unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) will take to…

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  6. Aero Elite and STEM Flights Partner to Offer Free Flights to Students

    Liana McDonald, a sophomore at the Independent School of Winchester, soared into the sky, facing her fears as she got a free flight lesson. The opportunity was made possible through a recently…

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  7. 27 Virginia Airports Awarded $6.54 Million

    The Virginia Aviation Board awarded more than $6.54 million to 27 airports across the Commonwealth. The money will be used to fund 40 projects that will improve the airports and the services they…

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  8. Women in Public Safety Drones Network

    DRONERESPONDERS is establishing a Women in Public Safety Drones Network. The intent is to create a method by which women in this community can communicate with one another about their…

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  9. Oshkosh Camping Experience Prize in “Pilot Your Own Adventure” Contest

    EAA AirVenture Oshkosh once-in-a-lifetime camping experience is the grand prize in the Experimental Aircraft Association‘s "Pilot Your Own Adventure" contest, beginning in April. The contest is…

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  10. Health Care Worker Gets Ride Along With Blue Angels

    The 47th annual SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo is returning April 13-18 at Lakeland Linder International Airport, and organizers are excited to bring back the event after it was canceled in 2020 due…

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  11. Guidance Issued for Pilots, Controllers With Confirmed COVID-19

    Much-anticipated guidance has gone from the Federal Aviation Administration to aviation medical examiners (AME) regarding how to handle medical certificate applications from pilots and air traffic…

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  12. Federal Government Considering Vaccine ‘Passport’

    Anyone who has had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is given a printed card with information about a person's vaccination. But such a card is easily copied or forged. In response, the…

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  13. Two Virginia Students Selected As National Winners in Aviation Art Contest

    This year's theme for the annual aviation art contest is "A Friendlier World with Air Sports" and it brought in 108 entries from across the Commonwealth of Virginia. The artwork was broken down into…

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  14. Real-Time Data Exchange in the Skies!

    In less than four years, there will be more than 41 billion devices connected by the Internet of Things! ‘IoT' is new technology that has been called the driving force of the ‘fourth…

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  15. FAA’s Aviation Safety STEM Symposium

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aviation Safety (AVS) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Career Symposium is an annual event designed to expose students to the world…

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  16. Commercial Airline Accidents Drop in 2020

    For the first time in 15 years, there were zero loss of control inflight (LOC-I) accidents in the airline industry during 2020, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). In…

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  17. Wright Fabric on the Ingenuity Helicopter

    The Ingenuity experimental helicopter landed on Mars this past month attached to the Perseverance Rover. It will soon (April 8 or later) attempt the first powered, controlled flight on another…

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  18. Pilots Needed to Fly Special Olympics Athletes, Coaches

    How do you get 4,000 athletes and coaches to the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games in Orlando, Florida? You issue a call to General Aviation pilots as Textron Aviation did this week. Textron is…

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  19. Use of COVID-19 Vaccines by Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers

    The COVID-19 public health emergency has driven extraordinary global efforts to develop an effective and safe vaccine. Some of the vaccines in clinical testing are using novel technology, such as…

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  20. NTSB Urges FAA to Improve Oversight of Part 91

    Following the deaths of 45 people and the injury of 10 others, the National Transportation Safety Board has recommended that the Federal Aviation Administration develop new safety standards for…

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  21. Flight Training Scholarships Available

    High school students in Hampton Roads may now apply for a scholarship that will cover the cost of obtaining a private pilot's license (PPL). This spring, local high school students with a passion…

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  22. Jacqueline Cochran: First Woman to Fly Faster than Speed of Sound

    On May 18, 1953, Jacqueline Cochran became the first woman to fly faster than the speed of sound and, at the time of her death in 1980, she held more speed, altitude, and distance records than any…

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  23. Diversify and Watch the Ranks Grow

    During the 2021 International Women in Aviation Conference session "Pilot Talent Diversity: Minority Barriers Hindering the Majority", Boeing analyst Jacqueline Davidson posed the question, "When was…

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  24. Promotional Video Released by Danville Regional Airport

    The Virginia Department of Aviation funded a new promotional video for the Danville Regional Airport as part of the agency's Airport Promotional Grant Program. The video highlights the role the…

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  25. 93 CAP Cadet Scholarships Awarded

    Nearly 100 Civil Air Patrol cadets from 35 wings are receiving academic and flight scholarships worth a combined total of $155,500 in 2021. Twenty more cadets were recommended for acceptance to the…

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