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

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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