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

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Chad Weaver Aviation Scholarship Program is Now Accepting Applications

    The Chad Weaver Aviation Scholarship Program is available this year with some new opportunities to help you pay for your aviation ground school and flight training. This year the scholarship includes…

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  10. Xwing Unveils Plans for Autonomous Cargo Operations

    Autonomous flight technology pioneer Xwing says it has already made more than 70 pilotless takeoffs and landings in a converted Cessna 208B Grand Caravan. Unveiling the aircraft on Thursday at…

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  11. US regional carrier ExpressJet to cease operations in October

    The US regional carrier ExpressJet announced that it will cease its operations for United Express on September 30. The carrier also announced that it will lay off most of its 3,000 workers. United…

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  12. This Mars Helicopter Aims to be First Ever to Fly on Another Planet

    On August 14, a scheduled course correction slightly altered the path of Mars 2020 on its journey to the Red Planet. Another correction will come on September 30, which is 62 days after launch. On…

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  13. Jeanette Epps Joins 2021 Spaceflight Mission

    NASA Astronaut Jeanette Epps joins the first Operational Boeing Crew Mission to the Space Station. This will be the first spaceflight mission for Epps. She earned her bachelor's degree in physics…

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  14. Used Business Jet Sales Are Up This Summer

    Used aircraft sales picked up sharply in June and July after a slow April/May brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic impact. Dealers accredited by the International Aircraft Dealers…

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  15. U.S. Bans Private Charter Flights to Cuba

    Effective Oct. 13, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will suspend charter authority of all U.S. and foreign carriers between the U.S. and Cuba, except for authorized public charters to and…

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  16. Gander Flight Training Works to Increase Number of Women in Aviation

    On July 22, Lauren Kattenbusch and Victoria MacKenzie earned their commercial pilots licenses, marked by a third white stripe. The licenses mean they have the ability to fly any single-engine…

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  17. BVLOS Waivers for Public Safety

    Beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) waivers from the Federal Aviation Administrations are now available to public safety organizations that fly drones. The FAA released the BVLOS waiver guide for…

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  18. ICON A5 Arrives at DOAV to Assist with Aviation Education

    The Virginia Department of Aviation partnered with Virginia VSATSLab to purchase an ICON A5 to help introduce more youth to aviation. The ICON A5 is an amphibious light sport aircraft with foldable…

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  19. Delta to Furlough 2,000 Pilots

    Nearly 2,000 Delta Air Lines pilots will be furloughed October 1 – the most recent impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Delta's Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) called the planned layoff of…

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  20. FAA to Test and Evaluate Unmanned Aircraft Detection & Mitigation Equipment

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that it plans to evaluate technologies and systems that could detect and mitigate potential safety risks posed by unmanned aircraft. The effort…

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  21. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost Becomes Military’s Fifth Female Four Star General

    When newly commissioned 2nd Lt. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost tossed her cover in the sky as the Thunderbirds roared over Falcon Stadium, she was graduating into an Air Force that would repeatedly tell her…

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  22. FAA Launches Pilot Program to Translate UAS Content into Spanish

    The Federal Aviation Administration has launched a pilot program to translate into Spanish select web content for users of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS commonly referred to as drones). The program…

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  23. Dierks Bentley and Michael Goulian Team Up For Aviation

    They are at the top of their respective industries: one an award-winning country music superstar, entrepreneur, and pilot; the other a renowned airshow performer, aerobatic champion, and 13-year Red…

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  24. AI 5, Fighter Pilot 0

    An experienced F-16 pilot went head to head with an artificial intelligence algorithm and lost in five straight simulated dogfights as part of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency test. In a…

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  25. Aerospace Advisory Council Meeting Postponed

    Due to the special session of the Virginia General Assembly, the Aerospace Advisory Council that was scheduled from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, has been postponed. A rescheduled date has not…

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