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

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Coronavirus Emergency Loans

    The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck…

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  10. Art Contest Postponed

    The National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) has announced that, due to current circumstances, the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI) has postponed the International level…

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  11. Airport COVID-19 Restrictions or Accommodations

    The Information for Airport Sponsors Considering COVID-19 Restrictions or Accommodations document addresses common issues that have arisen or may arise for airport sponsors during the response to the…

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  12. Tangier Island Asks Pilots Not to Visit

    Tangier Island, in the Chesapeake Bay, has asked pilots not to visit during the COVID-19 crisis. The isolated island has not had any documented exposure to the coronovirus yet and residents hope to…

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  13. Ambassador Passport Reviews Temporarily Suspended

    Individuals who complete the Virginia Aviation Ambassador's Program will need to hold on to their completed passport books until further notice. Previously, participants completing the program…

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  14. Pilot/DPE Forum Cancellation

    Warrenton

    The Washington FSDO advises that the Pilot/DPE Forum scheduled for March 31, 2020 at Warrenton-Fauquier Airport to learn about operational changes, tour the new terminal building, talk to airport…

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  15. Walk-in Aircraft Registration Halted

    Richmond

    Because of COVID-19, the Department of Aviation asks that all Virginia Aircraft Registrations be submitted by mail only. Those whose aircraft registrations are expiring will be given an automatic…

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  16. Online Aviation Activities for Students

    The Federal Aviation Administration's website offers a variety of aviation activities for students of all ages including games, activities, and puzzles. You'll probably already have all the supplies…

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  17. Governor Northam Declares State of Emergency

    Richmond

    Governor Ralph Northam today declared a state of emergency in the Commonwealth of Virginia in response to the continued spread of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. While Virginia has been thoroughly…

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  18. NASA's SAND UAS Challenge

    NASA's SAND UAS Challenge seeks eligible U. S. small businesses to participate and compete in a UAS competition by demonstrating the successful surveillance of a post-natural disaster scenario with…

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  19. Richmond TFR

    A Temporary Flight Restriction has been put in place for Richmond ---- !FDC 0/4707 ZDC VA..AIRSPACE RICHMOND, VA..TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS. JANUARY 20, 2020 LOCAL. PURSUANT TO 49 USC…

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  20. Captain Earle Worley Scholarship

    The Captain Earle Worley Scholarship Fund was established in 2017 to honor the memory of Captain Worley, a career pilot with United Airlines for 35 years, retiring in 1988. His love for aviation…

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  21. Top 5 Holiday Travel Tips to Help Ease Holiday Stress

    It's that time of year where travel increases on the road and in the sky, so here are a few tips to help prevent extra stress and help you prepare for a busy travel season. First, you want to avoid…

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  22. 2019 DroneUp Expansion

    Virginia Beach

    Governor Ralph Northam today announced that DroneUp, a web and mobile platform for on-demand drone pilot services, will invest $130,000 to expand its headquarters operation in Virginia Beach. Virginia successfully competed with North Carolina for the project, which will create 41 new jobs.

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  23. ADS-B See and Be Seen

    By January 1, 2020, aircraft must be equipped with ADS-B Out to fly in most controlled airspace. Federal Regulations 14 CFR 91.225 and 14 CFR 91.227 contain the details. With ADS-B operational across…

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  24. 2019 Aviation Photo Contest

    Have you taken photos of aviation in Virginia within the past three years? We would love for you to submit them to our annual photo contest for a chance to be featured in the DOAV calendar and other…

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  25. 2019 Airventure

    Oshkosh, Wisconsin

    Department of Aviation staff just returned from 2019 AirVenture where DOAV had a booth in Hangar C. It was a busy week with record numbers in attendance again this year. In this photo, DOAV…

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