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  1. Ampaire’s Second Hybrid-Electric Preps for Flight Trials in Hawaii

    Kahului, Hawaii based Mokulele Airlines has joined with California-based Ampaire to begin testing the second prototype Cessna 337 "Electric EEL" hybrid-electric aircraft conversion. Ampaire…

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  2. Rod Hall Appointed to Virginia Passenger Rail Authority

    Governor Northam announced additional administration appointments on Friday, September 18, 2020 and Virginia Aviation Board Chairman, Rod Hall was one of the new appointees. Rod Hall showed his…

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  3. Governor Proclaims Sept. 25 ‘Arsenal of Democracy Day’

    September 25, 2020

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  4. Flight Advisory - Increased Low Level Flight Formations - Washington, DC

    The FAA advises pilots that there will be increased low level Flight Operations being conducted in the Washington DC Special Flight Rules Area on 25 September 2020 from 1100 - 1300 local, 5,000 feet…

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  5. Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport Celebrates Milestone Anniversary

    Since Sep. 20, 1970, The Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport has remained one of the few privately owned, public use airports in the state. The Airport celebrated 50 years of aviation on Sunday, September…

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  6. Dynamic Aviation Helping Locate Amelia Earhart’s Aircraft

    Dynamic Aviation is loaning a Beechcraft Model-18 as part of an effort to recreate Amelia Earhart's communication link between an aircraft and a boat to simulate the last part of her fateful 1937…

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  7. New Animation @ Runway Safety Simulator

    The FAA is happy to release the newest animation to the Runway Safety Pilot Simulator (www.runwaysafetysimulator.com). This animation, "The Anatomy of a Wrong Surface Event" is the third and final…

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  8. EAA Young Eagles Workshops Provide Aviation Education to Local Youth

    Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) chapters now have an additional "next step" activity following Young Eagles flights, as EAA is introducing a Young Eagles Workshops program available to all…

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  9. Boeing Will Close NeXt Innovation Division

    Boeing plans to close its NeXt innovation division just over two years since it was launched in 2018. Boeing NeXt, which is based in St Louis, Missouri, has been working on two eVTOL…

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  10. Aviation Board Awards $7.1 Million

    Twenty projects at 11 Virginia airports will share more than $7.1 million that was allocated by the Virginia Aviation Board at its quarterly meeting yesterday, which was held in the Virginia…

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  11. Sustainable Aviation Fuel Alliance Announced

    A sustainable aviation fuel adoption initiative, Signature Renew, joins together Signature Flight Support, Neste, and NetJets in a bid to advance towards the goal of net-zero-carbon emissions in…

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  12. New Animation @ Runway Safety Simulator

    The FAA is happy to release the newest animation to the Runway Safety Pilot Simulator (www.runwaysafetysimulator.com). This animation, "The Anatomy of a Wrong Surface Event" is the third and final…

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  13. NASA Hosts Virtual Launch Event

    NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, along with NASA's Kennedy Space Center and NASA's Johnson Space Center, will host a virtual social event to for launch of the Northrop Grumman CRS-14 Cargo Resupply…

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  14. House Committee Faults Boeing, FAA

    The Democratic majority on the U.S. House of Representatives' Transportation and Infrastructure Committee said in a report released today that the two fatal crashes that killed 346 people aboard…

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  15. GAMA Says Shipments are Down in First Half

    The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) released its report of general aviation aircraft shipments and billings through the second quarter of 2020 (June 30). Piston, turboprop, business…

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  16. Arlington Teen Flies Before Driving

    A rite of passage for most teenagers is earning their drivers' license, but that dream took a back seat for Nilah Williamson. Instead of learning road signs and speed limits, Williamson looked to…

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  17. A Tecnam Twin Aircraft Provides Turtle Transportation

    Pilots Brenda Tibbs and Timothy Lanigan flew the Tecnam P2006T down to Florida to pick up a very special turtle named Pistachio, and take her to Chicago. Many pilots have donated their time, efforts…

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  18. B-17 Bomber “Sentimental Journey” at Hanover Airport

    The "Flying Legends of Victory Tours" will make a stop at Hanover Municipal Airport September 14-20, 2020. The B-17 Bomber "Sentimental Journey" is one of the rarest historical military planes in the…

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  19. American Airlines Turning DFW into Gateway to Asia

    Lost in all the changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, American Airlines is planning to make Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport its gateway to the Asian Pacific. American will move…

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  20. Volunteer Pilots Are Flying Across America to Celebrate 100 Years of Airmai

    Virginia Flight Instructor and wheelie world record setter Christopher Freeze kicked off the relay Tuesday, September 8 when he took off from Long Island, New York. Freeze got in a turbocharged…

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  21. FREE Virtual Safety Week

    A free Virtual Safety Week event will take place October 5-9, 2020. Safety is a core value when operating an aircraft, which is why it is imperative to bring the industry together to learn best…

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  22. Fly to West Coast from Richmond

    JetBlue will introduce daily, nonstop service from Richmond International Airport to both Los Angeles and to Las Vegas beginning December 18. Until the new service begins, the farthest someone can…

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  23. Walmart begins testing drone deliveries

    Walmart has launched a pilot program in North Carolina to deliver household goods and groceries by drone. The program will take place in Fayetteville and the packages will be delivered by drones…

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  24. Summer of Flight Extended to October

    With the cancellation of Warbirds Over the Beach 2020, the Military Aviation Museum wanted to find a safe way to continue to share their remarkable flying collection with its visitors. The decision…

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  25. Aviation Groups Call for COVID-19 Testing Protocols

    A coalition of 18 international airline and aviation groups is asking U.S. government leaders to help set COVID-19 testing protocols to address passenger concerns and bolster the depressed…

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