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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. WAI Congratulates the 2021 Pioneer Hall of Fame Inductees

    Women in Aviation International (WAI) has selected the 2021 inductees for its International Pioneer Hall of Fame. These women will be honored during the Virtual 32nd Annual International Women in…

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  11. NAHF’s 2020 Spirit of Flight Award Goes to the American Rocketry Challenge

    The Board of Trustees of the National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) is pleased to announce that its coveted 2020 Spirit of Flight Award will be presented to the American Rocketry Challenge. While the…

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  12. Long-serving FAA Employee Sentenced for Malicious Acts

    A 26-year-veteran of the Federal Aviation Administration was fined $5,000 and given two years of probation after "willfully and maliciously" cutting communications between Air Traffic Control in…

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  13. Travel Group Offers Plan for Recovery

    The U.S. Travel Association has laid out a five-point plan to help rejuvenate the travel industry in the wake of the global pandemic. In his "state of the travel industry" address, U.S. Travel…

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  14. Rolls-Royce Continues With New UltraFan Engine Development

    Rolls-Royce will continue developing its new energy efficient UltraFan engine for the time being as it believes that airlines will need it in the future. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a serious…

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  15. FAA Publishes Air Traffic Management Procedures for Super Bowl LV

    If your business plans take you to the Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL area the first week of February, be aware that the FAA has provided a special events web page for procedures outlining special air…

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