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

  1. Jessica Cox Takes Flight to Honor Americans With Disabilities Act

    Jessica Cox, the world's first person without arms certified to fly an airplane, takes off July 17, 2020, from Tucson, headed to Washington, D.C., to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Americans…

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  2. EAA Aviation Museum to Reopen Aug. 3

    Closed since March because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the EAA Aviation Museum in Oshkosh, WI, will reopen to the public on a limited basis. The museum will open its doors beginning at 10 a.m. Monday…

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  3. Virginia Aviation Awards Update

    Good news fellow aviation enthusiasts; after numerous budget discussions, it has been decided that the agency can purchase plaques for the Virginia Aviation Award winners! The award ceremony will not…

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  4. Successful Rocket Launch at Wallops Island

    NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia supported the launch of a Minotaur IV rocket Wednesday, July 15, at 9:46 a.m. EDT from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Pad 0B on Wallops Island. The…

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  5. Electric aircraft manufacturer raises $10 million

    Electric aircraft company Bye Aerospace raised $10 million in venture capital this week as part of its effort to support the development of its all-electric eFlyer family of fixed-wing light…

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  6. Warrenton-Fauquier Airport’s New Terminal is Modern Yet Historical

    The feeling you get when you drive up the new road and see the new terminal building is surely a wow factor. The building pays a tribute to the history of the airport with the brick layout…

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  7. 87% of Industry Professionals Say Aviation Was Not Prepared For COVID-19

    Just 13 percent of the more than 500 aviation professionals surveyed between April and June believe the industry was well prepared for the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey by Inmarsat…

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  8. 3,600 Workers at Dulles and Reagan Airports Could be Furloughed

    More than 3,150 United Airline employees at Dulles International Airport and Reagan-National Airport are at risk of losing their jobs if the airline's reduction plan is fully implemented. United…

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  9. U.S. Navy Officer Earns Wings of Gold

    Nearly 110 years after Eugene Burton Ely took off from the cruiser USS Birmingham to begin naval aviation, Lt. j.g. Madeline Swegle completed Tactical Air (Strike) training and will become the first…

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  10. Drone Delivery Canada Is Coming to America

    One of Canada's top drone delivery companies, Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) launched the first steps to soar into the U.S. market, sparking discussions with potential American partners. A company…

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  11. EAA Celebrates Spirit of Aviation Week

    Visiting hundreds of aviation-related companies and seeing the world of flight products is still possible this year during EAA's Spirit of Aviation Week held during July 21-25 thanks to virtual…

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  12. Diabetic Pilot Regains His Wings

    After a nine-year hiatus, Southwest Airlines Captain Bob Halicky was back behind the controls of a commercial airliner. The June 22 flight from Las Vegas to Seattle is significant because the…

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  13. Hydrogen-powered Aircraft

    Long-touted as a sustainable fuel source, hydrogen is gaining attention as a possibility for aviation, and testing is underway to determine its effectiveness as governments and businesses look for…

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  14. First African American Female Fighter Pilot Retired

    In June 2020, Lt Col Rochelle Kimbrell retired from the United States Air Force after twenty-two years of service. Lt Col Kimbrell is the first Black American female fighter pilot in the USAF…

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  15. FAA Issues Guidance for Commercial Carriers When an ATC Facility Closes

    Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the National Airspace System (NAS) experienced several unplanned ATC facility shutdowns, leaving the designated airspace uncontrolled or controlled by an enroute…

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  16. NBAA Launches New BizAv Back to Work Effort

    The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has announced a new program called BizAv Back to Work to help their members and the overall business aviation industry reopen. Among the services…

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  17. Drones to be Provided to First Responders

    A leading European drone group, Parrot, has announced a new partnership with the Miami, Florida-based Airborne International Response Team (AIRT) a leading 501(c)3 non-profit organization supporting…

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  18. American Airlines Adjusts Long-Haul Schedule

    As reduced demand for international flights continues due to the COIVD-19 pandemic, American Airlines plans to adjust its long-haul schedule for the end of this year into the summer of 2021. The…

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  19. Sporty’s Virtual Airshow

    From June 29 to August 2, Sporty's will be hosting a virtual airshow across their website and social media. There is a complete schedule of events planned for pilots all around the world. It…

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  20. RedBird Connect is a New Virtual Flight Training Platform

    Redbird Flight Simulations is providing free access to a new product that enables flight instructors to conduct remote flight simulator sessions with students. Redbird is offering the new product for…

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  21. Hawaiian Airlines Resumes Service to Mainland

    Following the lead of several legacy carriers, Hawaiian Airlines plans to resume most of its mainland US routes August 1, when Hawaiian entry restrictions are relaxed. The airline suspended the…

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  22. Virtual And In-Person Summer Aviation Camps For Kids

    Summer is a great time to get immersed in aviation. Feed your kids' appetite for exploration through online and in-person aviation summer camps. Whether you are keeping your kids in because of the…

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  23. New FAA Runway Safety Simulator Animation

    A new FAA Runway Safety Simulation has been released. The animation " The Anatomy of a Wrong Surface Event" is the second in a three part series focusing on causal factors for wrong surface events…

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  24. Aquiline Drones Offers Program to Get Americans Back to Work

    The first Black US-based drone and cloud technology company – Aquiline Drones – is offering a new drone training program called Flight to the Future. The program is designed to help…

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  25. WAI Announces 2021 Scholarships

    Women in Aviation International (WIA) has announced scholarships being offered for 2021. The opportunity to apply for scholarships that help members reach their goals and advance in aviation and…

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