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  1. Bombardier Apprenticeship Program Earns U.S. Accreditation

    The Bombardier Aviation Apprenticeship Program (BAAP) has received its official U.S. Department of Labor registration, the company announced on Wednesday. The two-year program, which was launched in…

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  2. Blue Angels Hornets Make Final Flight

    The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron conducted the last flight using its F/A-18 A/B/C/D Hornets on Wednesday, November 4, 2020. The aircraft, which the Blue Angels have flown for…

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  3. 6,586 Single-Engine Cessnas Get Airworthiness Directive

    6,586 Single-Engine Cessnas Get Airworthiness Directive If you own a Cessna 180, 182 or 185, you may need to check whether your aircraft is one of which impacted by the Federal Aviation…

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  4. New NBAA Resource Provides Guidance for Safe UAS Operations

    New NBAA Resource Provides Guidance for Safe UAS Operations NBAA's Emerging Technologies Committee recently published the first entry in a new content series on safety management system (SMS)…

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  5. New National Defense Airspace Declared

    As ballots continue to be counted in the 2020 presidential election, the Federal Aviation Administration has designated former Vice President Joe Biden's home in Wilmington, Del., as "national…

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  6. GA AWARDS PROGRAM – Nomination deadline 11/30/20

    The General Aviation Awards Program is a cooperative effort between the FAA and industry sponsors to annually recognize outstanding individuals in flight instruction, maintenance, and those serving…

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  7. Congressman Beyer Introduces Aviation Preparedness Legislation

    U.S. Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA) and Rick Larsen (D-WA) introduced into Congress a measure designed to develop a national aviation preparedness plan regarding future public health emergencies. The…

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  8. Boeing is Optimistic about Aviation Industry

    Boeing's latest 20-year pilot and technician outlook leaves reasons to be hopeful despite the COVID-19 pandemic, say officials at JSfirm.com, which provides an aviation job website. Hiring is…

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  9. NBAA-Supported Relay in the Sky Concludes in Washington, DC

    The 98-city, 38-day America's Operation Thank You: Relay in the Sky, which honored healthcare workers across the country, wrapped up Oct. 30 at Signature Flight Support at Ronald Reagan Washington…

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  10. New Autonomous Drone Designed to Ferry Commuters

    Meet KITE, an Autonomous Drone concept designed to ferry commuters in the post-covid era. The push for viable electric air taxis has only intensified amid the Covid-19 pandemic, especially in China…

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  11. FAA Introduces BEYOND Program for UAS Integration

    The Federal Aviation Administration is tackling the remaining challenges of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) integration into the National Airspace System through a new program called BEYOND. These…

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  12. 2020 U. S. Air Force AOPA High School Virtual Aviation STEM Symposium

    The 2020 U. S. Air Force AOPA High School Virtual Aviation STEM Symposium will be held on November 17 beginning at 6:00 p.m. EST. The Symposium brings together dedicated educators from across the…

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  13. New Nonstop Service from RIC

    JetBlue has begun ticket sales on three new nonstop routes from Richmond International Airport. JetBlue will begin flying from RIC to Tampa, Florida, on November 19. On December 18, the airline…

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  14. Dynamic Aviation Begins Search for Amelia Earhart’s Aircraft

    Nauticos provides ocean technology services and during its years of research, the company has been involved in many missions that help locate artifacts under water. Since the early 2000's…

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  15. Aviation-themed STEM Curriculum Targets Youths Ages 10–13

    Master Flight Instructor Publishes Four-Lesson Teaching Unit Rich Stowell Consulting recently released "Emily Flies the Tumblewing," an aviation-themed Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math…

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  16. TSA shares five tips for travelers flying on Halloween

    If you're planning to fly on or before Halloween, here are a few tips from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to help address frequently asked questions that will help get you in the…

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  17. Three Aviation Halloween Events in Virginia

    Below are a few events that are taking place this weekend, and will include aviation and Halloween fun. Click on the event links for more information. The Military Aviation Museum is having a…

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  18. Sporty’s Releases 2021 Learn to Fly Course

    With the global pandemic keeping people at home or semi-isolated, Sporty's is taking advantage of the situation to improve its home study Learn to Fly Course. This latest iteration includes expanded…

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  19. FAA Launches Drone Safety Week - November 16-22, 2020

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will hold its second annual National Drone Safety Awareness Week, Nov. 16 to 22, 2020. The FAA is committed to ensuring the safety of the National Airspace…

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  20. Crop Dusters Seeding The Future Of Farming

    Taking off from Bridgewater Air Park, Matt Crabbe takes his canary and cobalt striped AT5T toward the rolling fields of rural Virginia to create a private sky of endless clouds. Every day, Crabbe and…

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  21. American Offers 737 MAX Tours

    As a way to boost confidence in the safety of flying the Boeing 737 MAX, American Airlines says it is planning to allow customers to tour the aircraft at several airports in advance of the first…

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  22. NBAA Materials for Those Promoting the Industry

    The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) recently published an article explaining why those who have retired from the aviation industry are excellent Ambassadors for the industry. "With all…

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  23. NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Successfully Touches Asteroid

    From 200 million miles away, NASA and its engineering partner, Lockheed Martin, instructed the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft to descend to the surface of a space rock called Bennu. OSIRIS-REx, as the…

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  24. Honeywell is Pipistrel’s UAV Choice

    Pipistrel selected Honeywell's Compact Fly-By-Wire system for its Nuuva V300 cargo unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The system that will be used on the V300 offers "features derived from decades of…

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  25. Virginia Tech Montgomery Executive Airport Enhances Economic Opportunities

    The Virginia Tech Montgomery Executive Airport is conveniently located adjacent to Virginia Tech on Research Center Drive, steps away from the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center and mere minutes…

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