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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. Sustainable Aviation Fuel at Center of Historic Deal

    Microsoft Corp. and Alaska Airlines have signed a first-of-its-kind deal to ensure the technology giant's employees are flying more sustainably while traveling between the state of Washington and…

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  22. American Airlines Retires the Remainder of their A330 Fleet

    American Airlines confirmed, in its third-quarter financial results announced Thursday, that it would be retiring the remainder of its Airbus A330s. The last of the Airbus widebodies inherited from…

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  23. Bombardier plans to offer 1,000 new paid student internships

    Aircraft manufacturer Bombardier has announced that it plans to offer at least 1,000 new paid student internships for the 2020-21 academic year. The company expects that students from more than 30…

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  24. Boeing Finds That Disinfectants Kill Viruses

    A joint study by Boeing and the University of Arizona found that disinfectants already used on aircraft are successful in killing viruses like the one that causes Covid-19. Boeing says the results…

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  25. 737 MAX to Resume Operations

    American Airlines will return the Boeing 737 MAX to service December 29 with a once daily flight between New York City and Miami. While Federal Aviation Administration approval is still under…

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