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

  1. Virginia Professor Shares Part 147 Rule Changes

    Fred Dyen, Blue Ridge Community College professor of aviation maintenance technology, told an aviation industry group that revamped Part 147 regulations are on their way. Part 147 regulations govern…

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  2. Record Cargo Volume at Richmond International Airport

    While 2020 was a devastating year for passenger traffic at airports across the country, it did bring at least one positive traffic trend at Richmond International Airport. Cargo volume at RIC set a…

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  3. Governor Northam Announces Virginia Aviation Board Appointments

    Governor Northam has announced two appointments to the Virginia Aviation Board. Mr. Alan Abbott, of Ashland, who is owner of TeamLogic IT and Victoria Cox, of Falls Church, Senior Technical Advisor…

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  4. Female Pilots Forge Path in Aviation for Women of Color

    Currently in the United States, Black women pilots constitute less than half of 1% of the total professional pilot career field, which includes holding airline transport pilot, commercial, military…

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  5. Bombardier Will Stop Production of Learjet Line and Eliminate Jobs

    Bombardier Inc. will stop production of Learjet business jets later this year and will eliminate 1,600 jobs. This is part of cost cutting meant to stabilize the Canadian aircraft manufacturer that…

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  6. Super Bowl Trifecta Bomber Flyover Was Unlike Any Other

    Three generations of Air Force bombers flew over Super Bowl LV. Instead of a fighter jet flyover typically seen at the Super Bowl and other sporting events, a trifecta of Air Force bombers took to…

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  7. Archer Aviation Makes $1 Billion Sale to United Airlines

    United Airlines has placed a $1 billion order for eVTOL aircraft from Archer Aviation, a Palo Alto, California-based startup. United also has taken an option to purchase another $500 million of…

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  8. Tuskegee Airmen Essay Contest

    The CAF Rise Above program, whose mission is to inspire young people to RISE ABOVE adversity using the lessons and stories of the Tuskegee Airmen and the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots), is…

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  9. If Held, EAA AirVenture 2021 Will Be Different

    AirVenture 2021 will have a much different look and feel than the previous international fly-in gatherings in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) has announced a series…

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  10. Medical Drone Company to Transport COVID-19 Vaccine

    Zipline Inc., a drone delivery service that specializes in medical supplies, recently announced that it plans to begin transporting COVID-19 vaccines in April. The South San Francisco-based startup…

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  11. Lufthansa’s First Jet Could be Scrapped

    A nearly 61-year-old Boeing 707 could be scrapped within months if a group of German aviation enthusiasts is unable to save the former Lufthansa aircraft. The Boeing 707, located at the Hamburg…

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  12. King Schools Now Offers Free Course on Ramp Ground Signals

    The new King Schools course Understanding Aircraft Marshalling will educate pilots about all the ground signals they might see on busy ramps, fly-ins, and aviation events. These include: marshalling…

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  13. Hampton’s Air Power Park Set for Upgrades

    Hampton's Air Power Park and its proximity to Newmarket Creek is scenic, but it has some drawbacks, especially during rainstorms. A new round of renovations hopes to capitalize on the wetlands…

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  14. Black History Month Youth Aviation Art Contest

    Join the Military Aviation Museum in celebrating Black History Month this year by participating in our Youth Aviation Art Contest! Children in Grades 1-12 are invited to honor the contributions of…

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  15. Virginia Air and Space Science Center to Offer Camp NASA

    Camp NASA registration for summer 2021 is now live. The Virginia Air and Space Science Center will be hosting week-long camps that are open to rising K-8th graders, and will run weekly from June 21…

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  16. NBAA and EBAA Cancel EBACE2021

    Due to the global COVID-19 crisis, the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announced on Feb. 4, 2021 that the cancellation of the 2021…

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  17. Female Bomber Pilot will Lead Super Bowl Flyover

    Captain Sarah Kociuba has a pretty impressive resume. She's a B-2 instructor pilot, has flown more than 90 combat missions, and has more than 1,700 flying hours in five different aircraft. Come…

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  18. CDC Transportation Mask Mandate Applies to Charter/FBOs

    The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) shared that passengers on all forms of public transportation into, within or outside of the U.S., including charter operations and at transportation…

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  19. Interactive Aviation Exhibit and Play Bring History to Life

    The Greatest Story Never Told makes aviation history come alive through the use of a travelling exhibit called Fly With Banning and the play the Flying Hobos. Their mission is inspiring the next…

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  20. First All-Civilian Space Flight will Benefit St. Jude Children's Hospital

    Jared Isaacman, entrepreneur and pilot, will be chartering a four-seat SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule for what will be the first fully commercial, non-government piloted flight to orbit. SpaceX and…

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  21. Aviation Unions Seek Additional Stimulus Funds

    Seven aviation unions have joined forces to lobby Congress for another $15 billion in stimulus funding to avoid what they say will lead to "wide-scale layoffs" when current protection funding runs…

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  22. Pete Buttigieg is Confirmed as DOT Secretary

    President Joe Biden nominated Pete Buttigieg, former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, as Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary on December 16. He appeared before a hearing held by the Senate…

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  23. Pentagon to Track Helicopter Noise

    Under provisions in the recently enacted National Defense Authorization Act, the Pentagon will be charged with tracking helicopter noise within a 30-mile radius of Reagan National Airport in Northern…

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  24. Utility Company Jams GPS Near Airport

    A team from the Federal Aviation Administration has traced some jamming of GPS near the Wilmington North Carolina airport to signals emanating from a utility company's wireless control system…

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  25. Pilot Offers Scholarship for Tailwheel Endorsement

    Tailwheel landing stories are traded among pilot across the globe, but Craig Blumer took his love of tailwheel aircraft to a whole new level. Blumer, a Piper Cub owner and professional pilot is so…

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