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  1. Pathways Flight Academies Application Period is Open

    Virginia Space Grant Consortium, in partnership with the Commonwealth of Virginia, Averett University, Aviation Adventures, and the Virginia Department of Aviation, is offering flight academies for…

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  2. New Exhibit Honors African Americans in Aviation

    A new exhibit honoring African Americans is headed to Bowman Field for Black History Month. "The Sky's the Limit: A Celebration of the History of Black Achievement in Aviation" will showcase members…

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  3. ATP and Frontier Form Hiring Partnership

    Denver-based Frontier Airlines is the latest air carrier to launch a pathway program for individuals interested in becoming commercial pilots. As part of a partnership with ATP Flight School…

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  4. Public-facing Airport Employees in Phase 1C

    Last week the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) clarified when airport workers who deal with the public would be eligible for the Coronavirus vaccine. In answer to a question posed by the Virginia…

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  5. Boeing Commercial Aircraft will be SAF Capable by 2030

    Boeing announced that it has committed to its commercial airplanes being capable of flying on 100% sustainable aviation fuels by 2030. The company has previously conducted test flights proving that…

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  6. Neighborhood Center Named for NASA Mathematician Mary Jackson

    In Olde Hampton, Virginia, the city is building a new recreational center and its set to break ground on the Mary Jackson Neighborhood Center on Feb. 5, 2020. Named for the pioneering mathematician…

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  7. Leesburg Debating Changes to Airport Commission

    After Mayor Kelly Burk proposed sweeping changes to the Leesburg Airport Commission, members of the Commission have appealed to the Town Council to defer the action until after a town plan re-write…

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  8. 2021 NInety-Nines International Conference Cancelled

    The 99s International Conference and Career Expo Committee has determined that the July 2021 Conference in Long Beach, California should not be held as an in-person meeting. The Committee felt that…

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  9. EAA AeroEducate Initiative Helps Promote Aviation Interest

    AeroEducate, the newest youth aviation initiative from the Experimental Aircraft Association, will bring an interactive, educational, and engaging experience to young people ages 5 to 18 years old…

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  10. Helicopter Trade Show Cancelled

    Heli-Expo 2021 has been cancelled due to continuing issues associated with the global COVID-19 pandemic. The annual trade show was to be held in New Orleans from March 22 through March 25. The…

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  11. FAA Posts Notice to General Aviation Pilots about Airport Tower Airspace

    The notice is intended to alert General Aviation (GA) pilots of the conditions they may encounter while operating in terminal airspace or controlled airspace surrounding an airport tower when those…

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  12. Norfolk to Pittsburgh Service to Resume

    Beginning June 3, Allegiant Air will once again fly from Norfolk to Pittsburgh – a route that had been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Service will resume between Pittsburgh…

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  13. Head of Virginia Space Will Be Retiring

    Dale K. Nash, CEO and Executive Director of the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority has announced his retirement. The head of Virginia Space since August 2012, he will be retiring from his…

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  14. FAA Opens Mx, Pilot Workforce Development Grant Program

    The FAA is soliciting applications for maintenance and pilot workforce development grants. Aircraft Pilots Workforce Development Grants of between $25,000 and $500,000 are available for programs…

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  15. A Different View of the Air Force Museum

    The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force released a series of videos of different galleries with a drone passing over and around the aircraft, showing views the public normally can't see. Fred…

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  16. TSA Installs COVID Shields at Lynchburg

    Newly installed acrylic shields at Lynchburg Regional Airport will protect travelers and officers of the Transportation Security Administration by helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The…

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  17. Pilot is on the 100 Best Jobs List for 2021

    US News and World Report listed pilot as the 26th best job in its list of 100 Best Jobs for 2021. It was #3 in best social services jobs and #14 in best paying jobs. The job description for pilot…

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  18. Falcon Virgo Air Defense Exercise

    The North American Aerospace Defense Command will conduct Falcon Virgo, a routine air defense exercise, on Monday, January 25, through Tuesday, January 26, between midnight and 5:30 a.m. EST each day…

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  19. Silent Falcon UAS Technologies Partners with Randolph-Macon Academy

    Silent Falcon UAS Technologies, an unmanned aircraft systems service provider and original equipment manufacturer, will invest $6 million to locate its new East Coast headquarters for research…

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  20. Lead Emissions from Avgas Focus of New Study

    A study to reduce lead emissions from piston aircraft has found that multiple mitigation strategies are necessary, and that an alternative to aviation gas remains elusive. "Without leaded avgas, tens…

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  21. Groundbreaking for Runway extension at Stafford Regional Airport

    The Stafford Regional Airport will hold a groundbreaking for the extension of its runway on Monday, January 18, 2021, at 11 a.m. The groundbreaking takes place at the airport located at 95 Aviation…

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  22. USGS to Conduct Low-Level Flights in Virginia

    Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey will be conducting low-level flights in central and southern Virginia to image geology at the surface and below ground as part of the Earth MRI project…

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  23. Presidential Inauguration Plans in for Traffic at Washington Airports

    NBAA published information of interest to pilots who may be flying in for the Presidential inauguration. These events historically generate large increases in air traffic headed to the Washington…

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  24. Federal Aviation Administration Adopts Stricter Unruly Passenger Policy

    FAA Administrator Steve Dickson signed an order (PDF) on January 13 directing a stricter legal enforcement policy against unruly airline passengers in the wake of recent, troubling incidents. The FAA…

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  25. DOAV’s Photo Contest Winners Selected

    The Virginia Department of Aviation is proud to announce the top 12 winners of the annual aviation photo contest. First Place: Michael Marra from Richmond, VA. Second Place: Ryan Kelly from Easton…

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