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

  1. Aviation Events Held Across the Commonwealth

    Several aviation events in Virginia capped off the final weekend of April. The Virginia Department of Aviation was present at the Virginia Wing Civil Air Patrol Conference at the Virginia Crossings…

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  2. ICON A5 Visits Schools in Southwest Virginia

    The Virginia Department of Aviation's ICON A5 Introduction to Flight team hit the road for a southwest Virginia swing. The Public Relations and Education staff visited Galax Middle School, Shawsville…

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  3. ICON A5 Visits Laurel Lane Elementary

    The ICON A5 Introduction to Flight team visited Laurel Lane Elementary in Williamsburg, VA. The Public Relations and Education staff spoke with 374 K-5 students about aviation and possible careers in…

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  4. ICON A5 Flight in Tampa

    My Re-Education of ICON's A5 Soon after the plane left the runway, ICON Aircraft Company pilot Sean Stamps said, "I am going to show you what it's like when I stall it." As a non-pilot, I would have…

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  5. Danville Airport Open House and Free Flights

    On Saturday, April 29, 2023 the Danville Regional Airport held an Airport Open House and Free Fly Day. A total of 78 students, ages 8 to 17 completed plane rides. The airport also completed tours…

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  6. DOAV Travels to Sun N' Fun Aerospace Expo

    The Virginia Department of Aviation traveled to Lakeland, Florida to exhibit at the 49th annual Sun ‘N Fun Aerospace Expo March 28-April 2. A team of seven DOAV staff members promoted aviation…

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  7. Military Aviation Museum Summer Aviation Camps

    Military Aviation Museum

    Aviation Adventure Camp Campers at the Military Aviation Museum take a deep dive into the world of aviation! From the Wright Brothers to the aces of World War II, campers will be able to engage…

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  8. Visit the DOAV at Sun 'n Fun

    All Virginians that are lucky enough to fly, drive, walk, or run to Sun n' Fun in Florida are eligible to receive their "Fly-In" stamp for the Aviation Ambassador Program. All you need to do is find…

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  9. Art Contest National Winners

    Two Virginia students won awards in the national aviation art competition sponsored by the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO). Callie Hu of Great Falls, VA, took second place in…

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  10. Lt Gov Earle-Sears Breaks Ground on Winchester Airport's New Terminal

    About 200 people assembled on a windy Wednesday afternoon to celebrate the groundbreaking of Winchester Regional Airport's new terminal building. With a golden shovel and a white hard hat, Lt. Gov…

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  11. ICON A5 Travels to Seven Pines Elementary

    The ICON A5 Introduction to Flight Team traveled down the road from Richmond International Airport to visit Seven Pines Elementary in Sandston, VA. The Public Relations and Education staff spoke with…

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  12. ICON A5 Visit to Rural Point Elementary

    The Virginia Department of Aviation's ICON A5 Introduction to Flight Team was on the road visiting Rural Point Elementary in Mechanicsville, VA. The DOAV Public Relations and Education staff spoke…

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  13. Charles J Colgan Scholarship

    The annual Charles J. Colgan Aviation & Aerospace Scholarship, in the amount of $2,000, is awarded to a well deserving Virginia resident High School, Technical School Senior or College/University…

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  14. Pathways Flight Academies Are Seeking Students

    What is better than flight training? Free flight training! The Virginia Department of Aviation (DOAV) and our long time partner, Pathways Flight Academy, are seeking high school students to receive…

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  15. OBAP Ace Academy

    OBAP Ace Academy: Aerospace Career Education will take place June 19-23 in Richmond, Virginia. Students 13 to 18 years old will learn the history and fundamentals of flight, tour military bases…

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  16. DOAV Seeks High School Seniors for Scholarships

    The Virginia Department of Aviation (DOAV) and our partners, the Virginia Airport Operators Council (VAOC), are seeking high school seniors to apply for three aviation scholarships coordinated by the…

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  17. DOAV Announces 2023 Aviation Art Contest Winners

    Eighty-three students from across the Commonwealth submitted compositions to the Virginia Department of Aviation's (DOAV) annual art contest. This year's theme, "Air Sports and the Environment,"…

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  18. 2023 Aviation, Aerospace and UAS Legislative Reception

    The Virginia Aviation Business Association held its annual Aviation, Aerospace and UAS Legislative reception at Main Street Station in Richmond on January 25. More than 650 guests from across the…

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  19. Virginia Aviation Photo Winners Announced

    The Virginia Department of Aviation announced the winners of the 2022 Virginia Aviation Photo Contest. The winning photography is posted to the DOAV website and featured in the Virginia Department of…

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  20. So You Received a Drone for the Holidays

    You were good all year long, and it was the only thing that you wanted. You may have unwrapped it on Christmas Day or the last night of Hanukkah. No matter the scenario, your dream has come true…

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  21. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Celebrates New Hangars at Winchester Airport

    A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at Winchester Regional Airport on December 14, 2022 to celebrate the completion of six new hangars located on the southeast side of the airport. The hangars are the…

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  22. DOAV Visits Gloucester High School

    The Navy JROTC students at Gloucester High School boarded a different kind of floating vessel than they are familiar with – an airplane. The ICON A5 aircraft with the Virginia Department of…

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  23. Gordonsville Airport Celebrates Completion of Runway Rehabilitation

    Gordonsville

    Gordonsville Municipal Airport held a ribbon cutting ceremony on November 16, 2022 to celebrate the completion of a runway rehabilitation project. The project included redevelopment of the runway…

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  24. DOAV Sponsors Annual VAST Conference

    The Virginia Department of Aviation attended the annual Virginia Association of Science Teachers (VAST) conference in Williamsburg Nov. 10-12. As one of the main sponsors of the professional…

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  25. ICON A5 Visits John R. Lewis High School

    Resul Aksoy's STEM students' received some hands-on experience in science, technology, engineering, and math when an ICON A5 aircraft visited John R. Lewis High school recently. The Virginia…

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