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

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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