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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Check Your Chart Expiration Date

    Beginning February 25, all Sectional Aeronautical, VFR Terminal Area (TAC), VFR Flyway Planning, VFR Aeronautical, and Helicopter Route Charts will begin to be updated every 56 days so that they…

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  4. Perseverance Rover with Ingenuity Helicopter Lands on Mars

    On Thursday, February 18, NASA's Perseverance Rover landed on Mars as scheduled. The 2,263-pound rover parachuted to ground 203 days after launch from Earth and now begins a two-year mission to…

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  5. COVID Tests to Launch at two Virginia Airports

    As a way to boost passenger loads, rapid COVID testing will begin next month at Virginia's Dulles International and Reagan National airports, according to the Metropolitan Washington Airports…

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  6. NBAA to Welcome FAA Administrator to Virtual Business Aviation Town Hall

    Demonstrating the association's continued engagement with administration officials on legislative priorities and regulatory initiatives affecting the industry, the National Business Aviation…

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  7. Flying Car Dream Dashed Again

    After more than 15 years in development and less than four weeks after receiving its airworthiness certificate from the FAA, most of the U.S. employees of flying carmaker Terrafugia have been laid…

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  8. UPS Closes Worldport Operations During Winter Storm

    UPS shut down sort operations and cancelled domestic inbound flights on Monday at their Worldport Global air hub in Louisville, Kentucky because of the severe winter storm. The Worldport global air…

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  9. Free Guide to Buying Aircraft

    If you are looking to purchase a new or used aircraft, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) just might be able to help. AOPA has released a free guide that can help potential aircraft…

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  10. Boy Scouts Tour DOAV’s Educational ICON A5

    In honor of the Boy Scouts 111th Anniversary, here is a repost of the story from a brief event that took place last year. The Virginia Department of Aviation brought out its new ICON A5 educational…

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  11. Survival Items Needed in Your Airplane

    As the United States copes with a series of winter storms crossing multiple states, it's a good time to remember that having the right survival gear in your aircraft can save your life. Although it…

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  12. New System Helps Pilots Prepare for Spatial Disorientation

    The U.S. Helicopter Safety Team says that a pilot who enters clouds by mistake will likely lose control and crash within 56 seconds. That's what happened in the 2020 crash that killed Kobe Bryant…

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  13. “EBACE Connect” to Inform, Inspire and Engage Aviation Voices

    The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced the launch of "EBACE Connect" – a new, virtual programming series that will…

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  14. Virginian is Latest to Earn CAM Credential

    A Richmond-based pilot for Altria has become the 600th person to earn the Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) credential. Assistant Chief Pilot Kevin Martin decided to pursue the CAM credential to…

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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