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

  1. EAA Young Eagles Announces Milestone in Sporty’s Online Course

    More than 75,000 youth have taken Sporty's online course called Learn to Fly. The online course is a follow-up to their initial introductory flight and is a comprehensive online ground school, test…

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  2. Aviation Job Loss Prediction is Staggering

    As many as 25 million aviation jobs worldwide could be lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the International Air Transport Association. Because of decreased travel demands, the IATA…

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  3. Wing Makes Deliveries in Christianburg

    Input Magazine interviews a senior couple in Christiansburg who were the recipients of the first-ever commercial drone delivery to a customer's doorstep in the United States. Wing, a subsidiary of…

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  4. Private Jet Business is helping with transport of supplies and people

    The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) reports that the COVID-19 crisis is having a significant impact on business aircraft flights. On March 30 business jet and turboprop activity in the…

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  5. Large Aircraft Manufacturing Halted in the South

    Boeing has ceased manufacturing at its 787 plant in South Carolina, and Airbus has done the same with its A220 and A330 plant in Alabama. Boeing's initial shutdown of its Washington state operations…

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  6. Aviation School opens classes to Norfolk and Hampton high school students

    High school students in Norfolk and Hampton will soon have the chance to get on the fast track to a good-paying job as an aircraft mechanic as part of a new partnership program. The students will be…

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  7. National Naval Aviation Museum Live Online: April 7th-Doolittle Raid

    With the global shutdown in full swing, many aviation museums are pursuing virtual outreach via online lectures and discussions. As part of this effort, the National Naval Aviation Museum will be…

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  8. If Aviation Were a Country ...

    Globally, the aviation industry supports $2.7 trillion of the world's gross domestic product and is responsible for 65.5 million jobs. If the aviation industry were a country, it would be the 20th…

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  9. FAA Runway Safety Pilot Simulator

    The FAA is happy to release the newest animation to the Runway Safety Pilot Simulator (www.runwaysafetysimulator.com). This animation, "The Anatomy of aWrong Surface Event" is the first in a three…

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  10. Transient Pet Lounge at Danville Regional Airport

    Traveling with pets has been made a little easier thanks to a new Transient Pet Lounge area at the Danville Regional Airport. This area is climate controlled and also includes an interior camera to…

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  11. Traffic Down at Lynchburg Airport

    The Lynchburg Regional Airport is seeing a significant decrease in traffic but is still taking every necessary precaution to keep passengers safe. Lynchburg Regional Airport makes adjustments as…

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  12. Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport ramps up cleaning efforts

    Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA) is ramping up cleaning efforts in response to the ongoing spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport ramps up cleaning efforts…

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  13. Piper Aircraft Produces Face Shields for Hospital

    Companies who normally produce a variety of products have been contributing to the fight against the coronavirus by using their manufacturing expertise to produce personal protective equipment for…

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  14. FAA Exemptions & Policy Changes

    Pilots, operators and maintenance organizations seeking information on exemptions and policy deviations of the Federal Aviation Administration need look no further than a new web page that…

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  15. Dulles-Reagan Airports Close Lots Lower Rates

    With airline travel about 90 percent below normal levels, Northern Virginia's two commercial airports have closed their economy parking lots and lowered parking rates at other lots. Dulles, Reagan…

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  16. Drone Delivery Increases in Christiansburg

    More people are ordering online and Wing Aviation has provided a solution to this rising demand. The company has partnered with two more businesses to add to the list of items its drones will…

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  17. Airlines Face Tough Choice

    Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin is demanding that airlines give the government a stake in their business if they accept federal bailout funds. This is designed to prevent airlines from using the…

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  18. Five ways to maximize your online aviation learning

    King Schools CEO, on-air flight instructor, and Beechcraft Debonair owner Barry Knuttila shares advice for maximizing your online learning experience during stay-at-home orders for the coronavirus…

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  19. Virtual Air Show Schedule for April 18th

    Virtual air shows are starting to pop up more and more and so the AirShow360 Team is pleased have partnered with Clemens Kuhlig a.k.a Chef Pitts, to provide an Online Air Show. This will take place…

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  20. Plane & Pilot: To Instruct or Not to Instruct?

    Isobel Goyer of Plane&Pilot magazine talks about whether it is ethically or morally justifiable to continue providing flight instruction during the coronavirus emergency. Going Direct: To…

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  21. Major Disaster Declared

    The federal government issued a Major Disaster Declaration for Virginia on April 2. The declaration will aid Virginia's response to the COVID-19 pandemic by allowing state agencies, local…

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  22. GE Aviation and Boeing Announce Job Cuts

    GE Aviation announced it would furlough 50 percent of its engine-making workers for four weeks. The move comes less than two weeks after GE announced it would cut all workers in the division by 10…

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  23. Flight Schools, Other Aviation Businesses Impacted by Shelter-in-Place

    NBAA published an article on April 2, 2020 discussing shelter-in-place orders and their impact on general aviation. Point of Impact: Flight Schools, Other Aviation Businesses Impacted by…

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  24. FAA Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

    The Federal Aviation Administration has posted a Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update page on its website that includes the most up-to-date information and news from the FAA regarding the Coronavirus…

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  25. Dual Instruction in small aircraft not allowed by Executive Order 55

    Governor Northam's Executive Order 55 has a six feet separation mandate that means that conducting flight instruction or certification in small aircraft is not possible since there's no way to be six…

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