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

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. WAI Receives $15,000 Grant from the ISTAT Foundation

    For the sixth year in a row, Women in Aviation International (WAI) received a $15,000 grant from the International Society of Transport Aircraft Training (ISTAT) Foundation, which funds educational…

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  8. Lovell to Headline 2020 Wright Brothers Memorial Banquet

    Veteran astronaut and Apollo 13 commander James Lovell will be the featured guest at the 2020 Experimental Aircraft Association's annual Wright Brothers Memorial Banquet. This year's banquet, slated…

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  9. GA Operators Invited to Honor Front-Line Heroes

    Aircraft operators are invited to participate in "America's Operation Thank You: Relay in the Sky," a tribute to healthcare professionals and first responders. Designed as a way for the general…

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  10. FAA Grant to Support Aviation Maintenance Careers

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced the Aviation Maintenance Technical Workforce Development Grant Program to increase interest and recruit students for careers in aviation…

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  11. Examining the Passenger Experience

    While the aviation industry struggles with the impacts of COVID-19, some airlines are looking at this as an opportunity to address systemic customer service problems in addition to the safety and…

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  12. TSA Reassures Passengers Ahead of Labor Day

    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) wants to reassure passengers that it has taken aggressive steps to ensure aviation security while protecting them from COVID-19 in anticipation of…

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  13. Rocket Lab Receives Launch Operator License

    Rocket Lab, the space systems company and small satellite launcher, returned to active launch status recently with the successful fourteenth launch of its Electron rocket. The "I Can't Believe It's…

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  14. Senators Encourage Implementation of Aviation Workforce Grants

    More than 25 U.S. Senators have urged both the Federal Aviation Administration and the U.S. Department of Transportation to move forward and implement two aviation workforce grant programs that were…

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  15. Disinfecting Aircraft Requires Proper Substances and Care

    An educational message from the FAA: These days, all we hear about is getting the face mask on and disinfecting wherever and whenever possible. Keeping your aircraft or rental aircraft disinfected…

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  16. Aviation Design Challenge for High Schools

    Registration is now open for the 2021 Aviation Design Challenge. Sponsored by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, the annual competition is available to the first 150 high schools that…

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  17. AOPA High School Curriculum Student Takes Flight

    While most high school students are enjoying the last few weeks of summer vacation by relaxing, one Maryland student and aspiring pilot had the unique opportunity to take her first flight lesson in…

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  18. 2020 AIAA Young Professionals, Students, and Educators (YPSE) Conference

    The Mid-Atlantic Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is organizing the AIAA Young Professionals, Students, and Educators (YPSE) Conference, to be held October…

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  19. FAA Awards Millions to Virginia Airports

    Nearly $18.4 million will be shared by five Virginia airports through a Federal Aviation Administration grant for airport safety and infrastructure. U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao…

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  20. Aerial Parades Over Hawaii to Commemorate End of WWII

    When warbirds fill the skies over Hawaii to commemorate the seventy-fifth anniversary of World War II's end, the journey of one aircraft across time and distance to participate will represent a…

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  21. Virginia Students Spend Summer at NASA Wallops Developing Science Missions

    For the past seven years, hundreds of Virginia high school sophomores have spent a week of their summer at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility at Wallops Island, Virginia, learning about the research…

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  22. Traveling Aviation Museum Stops in Lynchburg

    The African Americans in Aviation Traveling Museum made a stop in Lynchburg this weekend. The mobile museum is devoted to retelling the history of Black pioneers in aviation. Piloted by Chauncey E…

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  23. Amazon Gets FAA Approval to Operate Delivery Drones

    On August 29 the Federal Aviation Administration gave its approval for Amazon to operate its fleet of Prime Air delivery drones. The company now has broad privileges to "safely and efficiently…

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  24. UA Drops Change Fees

    United Airlines has eliminated change fees for all standard economy and premium ticket for travel in the United States. This change is permanent and effective immediately. This puts United Airlines…

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  25. NAS Oceana Air Show will now be Broadcast

    Naval Air Station Oceana will broadcast its annual air show on Saturday, September 19 from Noon to 4 p.m., featuring performances by a variety of military aircraft including the Navy's F/A-18 Super…

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