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  1. DOAV Visits Gloucester High School

    The Navy JROTC students at Gloucester High School boarded a different kind of floating vessel than they are familiar with – an airplane. The ICON A5 aircraft with the Virginia Department of…

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  2. Gordonsville Airport Celebrates Completion of Runway Rehabilitation


    Gordonsville Municipal Airport held a ribbon cutting ceremony on November 16, 2022 to celebrate the completion of a runway rehabilitation project. The project included redevelopment of the runway…

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  3. DOAV Sponsors Annual VAST Conference

    The Virginia Department of Aviation attended the annual Virginia Association of Science Teachers (VAST) conference in Williamsburg Nov. 10-12. As one of the main sponsors of the professional…

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  4. ICON A5 Visits John R. Lewis High School

    Resul Aksoy's STEM students' received some hands-on experience in science, technology, engineering, and math when an ICON A5 aircraft visited John R. Lewis High school recently. The Virginia…

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  5. DOAV Introduces Students to Aviation Careers at Mission Tomorrow 2022

    More than 12,000 eighth grade students from the region had the opportunity to explore a wide variety of potential careers at the annual Mission Tomorrow Career Fair at the Richmond Raceway Complex…

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  6. 2022 Virginia Aviation Ambassadors Awards Ceremony

    On Saturday, October 29th, the Virginia Department of Aviation (DOAV) celebrated their newest members to a club so unique, it only has 608 people as members. The Virginia Aviation Ambassador Program…

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  7. Manassas Regional Airport Holds Aviation Career Fair

    Manassas Regional Airport held its inaugural Aviation Career Fair on Monday, October 17. The event attracted approximately 500 students with 13 middle and high schools represented from Manassas City…

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  8. FAA Updates Recreational Drone Flying Guidance

    The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today issued guidance on how to become an FAA-recognized community-based organization for recreational drone…

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  9. Stafford Regional Airport Celebrates Runway Extension Project

    Stafford Regional Airport

    Stafford Regional Airport recently celebrated the completion of a project that extended the runway from 5,000 to 6,000 feet. The extra length will allow pilots to fill their aircraft to capacity with…

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  10. Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Reopening

    Since the end of March, the National Air and Space Museum has been closed for an almost billion dollar renovation that has been ongoing since 2018. On October 14th, their doors will reopen to the…

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  11. Richmond Executive Airport Hosts First Movie Night

    Richmond Executive Chesterfield County Airport

    About 500 people braved the chance of rain to attend Richmond Executive Airport's inaugural Movie Night on Saturday. There, inside an unused, cavernous hangar, people bundled in groups to watch the…

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  12. Lynchburg Regional Airport Honors Chauncey Edward Spencer Sr.

    Lynchburg Regional Airport

    Lynchburg Regional Airport honored Chauncey Edward Spencer Sr. with a statue dedication and unveiling program at the airport on Saturday, October 1. Spencer was a pioneer in aviation for African…

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  13. DOAV Receives NASAO Center Aviation Education Program Award

    The Virginia Department of Aviation was the recipient of the NASAO Center Aviation Education Program Award. Established in 1993, the award recognizes the efforts of state aviation agencies educating…

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  14. ICON A5 Visits McSwain Elementary


    The ICON A5 Introduction to Flight Team was on the road once again in Staunton, Va. As part of three scheduled visits to Staunton city elementary schools, the team traveled to McSwain Elementary to…

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  15. Contract Awarded for the Airport Terminal of the Future

    Winchester Regional Airport

    WINCHESTER, VA – September 30, 2022: The Winchester Regional Airport Authority ("Authority") is excited to announce that it has awarded a contract for the Airport Terminal of the Future project…

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  16. ICON A5 Visits Ferrum Elementary

    The ICON A5 Introduction to Flight Team traveled to Ferrum Elementary School on Tuesday, September 13 to visit with approximately 225 students and 25 staff. The entire school visited the ICON A5…

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  17. ICON A5 Visits Bessie Weller Elementary School

    On October 21st, Bessie Weller Elementary had a different sort of instructor teaching science that day – an airplane. An ICON A5 amphibian aircraft was brought to the school by the Virginia…

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  18. Women Can Fly at the Military Aviation Museum

    The Military Aviation Museum hosted its annual Women Can Fly event on Saturday, September 10. The day's festivities coincided with a Girls in Aviation Day that was held to help educate and inspire…

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  19. National Aviation Day Young Eagles Program

    The ICON A5 Introduction to Flight Team traveled to Richmond Executive Chesterfield County Airport on Friday, August 19 to visit with a group of youth from the Carol Adams Foundation. On National…

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  20. 2022 Virginia Aviation Awards Announcement

    The 48th annual Virginia Aviation Conference was held at the Hotel Roanoke, August 10-12. The Virginia Department of Aviation announced the recipients of this year's Virginia Aviation Awards at the…

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  21. Aviation, Drones and Night Out at Laurel Ridge Community College

    In promotion of its newly launched drone program, Laurel Ridge Community College in Middletown, Va. hosted an Aviation, Drones and National Night out event on Tuesday, August 2. Approximately 100…

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  22. Vernon Carter Named Director of Airport Services

    The Virginia Department of Aviation announced that Vernon Carter has been named as the Director for the Airport Services Division. Carter joined DOAV in 1991 as a civil engineer and has advanced…

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  23. Hundreds of Civil Air Patrol Cadets Attend Encampment

    Hundreds of Civil Air Patrol (CAP) cadets from across Virginia are enhancing their minds and strengthening their bodies this week during an eight-day encampment at Blackstone Army Airfield. The…

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  24. 2022 Virginia Aviation Ambassadors Program

    The Virginia Aviation Ambassadors program has been in existence since July 2005 and has been highly successful in encouraging pilots and aviation enthusiasts to visit all 65 of Virginia's public use…

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  25. ICON A5 Visits STEM Class at Chesterfield

    The ICON A5 Introduction to Flight Team traveled to Richmond Executive Chesterfield Executive Airport on Friday, June 24 to visit with a Goochland County STEM summer class. The group of 19 students…

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