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  1. Pilot Shortage Expected to Return

    A new study on the supply of pilots states that the pre-pandemic shortage will return again in two years and be back "with a vengeance" in 2025. Written by the consulting firm of Oliver Wyman, the…

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  2. NetJets Could Buy 20 Supersonic Aircraft

    With production still at least two years away, supersonic aircraft developer Aerion already has an order backlog worth about $10 billion now that NetJets, the world's largest private jet company…

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  3. FAA Selects Five Airports for Unmanned Systems Tests

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today selected five host airports to evaluate technologies and systems that could detect and mitigate potential safety risks posed by unmanned aircraft. The…

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  4. Bernice Haydu: American Aviator, WASP and Advocate for Women Pilots

    Bernice "Bee" S. Falk Haydu (December 15, 1920 – January 30, 2021) was an American aviator and served as a Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) in World War II. Haydu remained active in aviation…

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  5. How Bias Impacts Aviation Safety

    Aviation safety improves with the introduction of psychological safety and emotional intelligence, but the full benefit of these enhancements will be hindered if organizations and individuals fail to…

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  6. FAA Administrator Addresses Broad Range of Issues

    FAA Administrator Steve Dickson announced the formation of a new executive council to help foster the development and safe integration into the aviation system of emerging Advanced Air Mobility…

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  7. Advanced Air Mobility Legislation Introduced

    A bill to assist and promote the safe and secure development of advanced air mobility (AAM) technologies has been introduced in the United States Senate, and the National Business Aviation…

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  8. Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers May Receive Johnson & Johnson's Vaccine

    Following the Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Johnson & Johnson's Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has…

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  9. Female WWII Veteran Celebrates Her 100th Birthday

    Marine Bernice Williams served with the United States Marine Corps Women's Reserve from 1943-1945 and turned 100 on March 1, 2021. WWII veteran Bernice Williams' service with the US Marine Corps…

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  10. Civilian Firefighters Train with the Navy

    First responders in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake received some much-needed familiarization training on the hazards they could face when dealing with a Navy aircraft accident. While it's been nine…

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  11. This Mars-Studying Scientist May Be the First Woman to Walk on the Moon

    Jessica Watkins is excited for humans to get to work on the lunar surface. NASA plans to go back to the moon, but unlike the Apollo missions of a half-century ago, the agency's Artemis program is…

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  12. Military Aviation Museum Welcomes Douglas SBD Dauntless to Collection

    From March 1 through 31 the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach will be displaying a Douglas SBD Dauntless in pre-restoration condition before it starts undergoing a multi-year restoration…

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  13. Delta Pilots Back to Flying Status this Fall

    In a plan that will be released Friday, March 5, Delta Air Lines has told its pilots that the company will have them all back to flying status by October as the airline prepares to return to more…

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  14. Virginia Aviation Art Contest Winners Selected

    Hundreds of students utilized their markers, crayons, paint and paintbrushes to show off their skills and create artwork for the 2021 Aviation Art Contest. This year's theme for the contest is "A…

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  15. EAA Air Academy Postpones Until 2022

    The EAA Air Academy will remain on hiatus until 2022, with this summer's sessions in Oshkosh canceled due to the difficulty of scheduling multiple weeks of education sessions involving young people…

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  16. Dulles Ranks 7th in ‘Security Catches’

    What do smoke grenades, leeches, counterfeit guitars and dead birds have in common? They are all contraband items seized by officials at Dulles International Airport over the last 13…

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  17. New Aviation Safety Risks

    FAA Administrator Steve Dickson issued a warning about new safety risks facing the aviation industry in a post-COVID-19 world. The global pandemic has turned air travel upside down. "The industry…

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  18. Lynchburg aviation community 'icon' honored by past pupils

    With more than 11,000 hours of flying under his belt and more than 400 pupils he's helped at some stage in their flying career, many Lynchburg-area pilots consider Bob Walker to be a fixture in the…

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  19. GAMA Announces 2020 Year-End Aircraft Billing and Shipment Numbers

    On February 24, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) presented the 2020 year-end general aviation aircraft billings and shipments report, during its annual State of the Industry…

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  20. Engine Failure Cited as Cause of C-172 Crash

    A 42-year-old Maryland man was hospitalized with minor injuries Wednesday afternoon following a crash of his Cessna 172 shortly after takeoff from Winchester Regional Airport. Jonathan D. Behnke of…

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  21. Embry-Riddle’s “eSpirit” Reaches Milestone in Electric Propulsion System

    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's (ERAU) "eSpirit" electric aircraft has reached the taxi-test stage after four years of development. The Diamond HK-36-based project, dubbed eSpirit of St. Louis…

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  22. WAI Scholarship Opportunities Available March 1

    Women in Aviation International (WAI) is thrilled to offer 47 new scholarships in a variety of aviation career pursuits thanks to a generous $250,000 grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation…

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  23. TSA Seeks New Screeners

    If you are looking for a career in the aviation industry but don't want to fly or maintain an aircraft, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is looking to hire 6,000 new officers as…

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  24. FAA Seeks TRUST Administrators for Drone Pilot Test

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today opened the application period for entities interested in serving as test administrators for The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST). Potential test…

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  25. Va. Transportation Leaders Meet with Senator Warner

    Virginia Secretary of Transportation Shannon Valentine and Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority CEO Jack Potter met face to face with U.S. Sen. Mark Warner to discuss the federal government's…

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