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

  1. Private airport owners encouraged to update data with FAA

    The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association is encouraging nearly 3,000 private airport owners to respond to a data verification request they may have received in the mail from the FAA, asking owners…

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  2. Delivering Books by Drone

    First it was supplies from a pharmacy; now Google's Wing Aviation will begin delivering library books to young people in the Christiansburg area using its delivery drones. The idea came about from…

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  3. Blue Skies Grille Re-Opened

    The Hampton Roads Executive Airport restaurant, Blue Skies Grille re-opened on June 8, resuming regular hours of 11:00am - 2:30pm, Tuesday through Saturday. The Airport & FBO remain open and they…

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  4. Aviation Rental Insurance

    Love to fly but don't own a plane? Starr Insurance Companies has launched Starr Gate, a new general aviation policy for pilots who rent aircraft. The coverage offers "high-definition underwriting"…

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  5. Airline Losses Projected to Top $84 Billion in 2020

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released its financial outlook for the global air transport industry showing that airlines are expected to lose $84.3 billion in 2020 for a net…

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  6. Military Aviation Museum to Host Free Webinar

    Sign up now for this week's free webinar that focuses on the Battle of Britain in World War II. The two-hour event begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 11. As we approach the 80th Anniversary of the…

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  7. AirVenture Goes Virtual to Showcase Flight

    AirVenture joins the list of major aviation events that have gone online to bring the aviation community together during this pandemic. The 2020 event has been canceled because of the coronavirus…

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  8. ACI Issues Airport Ramp Up Guide for COVID Crisis

    Anticipating an increase in aviation travel as countries begin to relax their Covid-19 restrictions, Airports Council International (ACI) has issued a comprehensive advisory guide. Aviation…

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  9. Moody’s Says Passenger Demand Could Lag for Three Years

    People expecting to see a quick recovery for the commercial aviation industry will be severely disappointed by a report from Moody's Investors Service. Moody's expects air passenger demand globally…

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  10. Boeing Delivers First Blue Angels Super Hornet for Testing

    As we inch closer to the 2021 air show season and the Blue Angels' transition to the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, Boeing has announced that they have delivered the first modified Super Hornet to…

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  11. USAF Pilots Choosing to Remain in Military

    Just three months ago (March 4), Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein reported to the House Armed Services Committee that the USAF needed 2,000 more pilots to meet the 2018 National Defense…

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  12. The Military Aviation Museum will reopen on June 5

    There will be new hours along with social distancing guidelines that visitors must follow. The Museum will be open daily from 9am-10am for seniors and those with Compromised Immune Systems and 10am…

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  13. Safe Air Charter Operations

    The FAA works aggressively to identify and shut down rogue air charter operators and to help passengers ensure the company they hire is legitimate. Air charter operations — also known as…

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  14. AOPA Celebrates the Aviation Class of 2020

    Proud parents, flight instructors, and students themselves shared their favorite aviation-themed photos of graduating flight students during a coast-to-coast class of 2020 celebration. They honored…

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  15. Mark Flynn, Perry Miller on ‘Commonwealth Conversations’

    DOAV Director Mark Flynn and Richmond International Airport CEO Perry Miller are the featured guests on the latest episode of "Commonwealth Conversations" – available on YouTube. Hosted by Ryan…

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  16. Liberty University Offers Combined Aviation Degree

    This fall, the Liberty University School of Aeronautics will offer a new degree that combines flight training and aircraft mechanic into a four-year program. The Bachelor of Science in Aviation…

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  17. Virginia Aviation Award Nomination Time has Arrived

    Have you or someone you know made a positive impact in aviation? If so, we want your help in identifying these individuals so we can recognize them. We are asking that you think about the people and…

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  18. Southwest Offers Buyouts to Pilots

    In an effort to reduce staffing by about 30 percent, Southwest Airlines will offer a buyout package to its pilots. The company said this will help prevent layoffs or extended furloughs. Airline…

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  19. Sons and Daughters Restore Nimrod’s A-26

    Few people have heard of the 609th Special Operations Squadron, which operated under the call sign "Nimrods," and even fewer have ever seen their trademark aircraft, the Douglas A-26K Counter-Invader…

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  20. Delta's MD-88s and MD-90s Retired

    The final scheduled flights of Delta's MD-88s and MD-90s will take place on Tuesday, June 2nd. The aircraft will then head to Blytheville, Arkansas for their retirement. Delta is the last U. S…

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  21. Amazon Air is Growing

    In spite of the COVID-19 global pandemic, one "airline" has seen some growth. Amazon Air reports an uptick in demand as home orders for goods has increased from its namesake e-commerce website…

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  22. NASA and SpaceX Made History Launching Astronauts into Space

    SpaceX rocket blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center, carrying two astronauts to orbit from United States soil for the first time in nearly a decade. It was a historic moment for SpaceX, which…

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  23. Flight Standards SFAR Briefing for COVID-19 Relief

    The FAA's Flight Standards Service has produced a briefing explaining the Special Federal Aviation (SFAR) that provides relief for certain persons and operations during the public health emergency…

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  24. Sun ‘n Fun Home Edition Takes Place Saturday May 30th

    Check out the Sun ‘n Fun Home Edition this Saturday, May 30th at 1pm online. You can watch the coolest airshow performances and see footage of things you wouldn't get to see at the event. Sun…

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  25. Passenger Counts Expected to Rebound in 2023

    Standard and Poor's Global Ratings expects commercial air passenger numbers to stay below pre-COVID 19 levels through 2023, and the company warned that more rating downgrades of airports are likely…

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