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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Summer Camps at the Military Aviation Museum

    Military Aviation Museum, Virginia Beach

    Warbirds Aviation Summer Camps are taking place at the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach. Boys and girls who attend will spend time at the Museum, among one of the largest private…

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  13. 2019 Summer Newsletter

    The 2019 Summer edition of the Virginia Aviation Newsletter covers a variety of events including the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, International Drone Day, Kid's Day at the Flying Circus Aerodrome…

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  14. Aviation Career Education Day in June

    The Virginia Department of Aviation hosted students, ages 14-18, attending a weeklong Summer Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy on Tuesday, June 25th. While visiting the Department, they…

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  15. 75th Anniversary of D-Day

    Bedford, Virginia

    June 6, 2019 marked the 75th Anniversary of D-Day and PR Specialist Kim Wells was at the National Memorial in Bedford to cover the event. The sound of historic aircraft resonated above the audience…

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  16. 2019 Women Can Fly

    A series of six Women Can Fly events will take place across the Commonwealth of Virginia this year.  Attendance is free but participants are encouraged to preregister.

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  17. 2019 Transportation Day

    Richmond International Airport

    The Virginia Department of Aviation celebrated Transportation Day on Thursday, May 23, 2019. To express our gratitude to our fellow transportation workers at Richmond International Airport, Department of Aviation staff delivered cupcakes to TSA agents and American Airlines staff at the airline terminal as well as Richmond International Airport firefighters.

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  18. 2019 Aviation Art Contest Winners

    The Virginia Department of Aviation is pleased to announce that Rachel Ji of McLean, Virginia, is the Second Place winner in her age group in the United States level of the International Aviation Art Contest. The theme for 2019 was “My Dream to Fly.”

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  19. Great Virginia Aviation Ambassadors Relay

    The Great Virginia Aviation Ambassadors Relay offers pilots the opportunity to fly a leg between two (2) Virginia airports this spring and summer. 

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  20. Wing seeks exemption for remote drone operation

    Modern Shipper reports that Wing wants to operate delivery drones from regional pilot in command stations. Following the release of positive public feedback for drone delivery in Christiansburg…

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  21. Two Crashes in Two Days in Virginia

    Two small aircraft crashes in two days are being investigated by the Virginia State Police. Monday morning, a single-engine Jabiru J170-D veered off the runway and struck a hangar during landing at…

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  22. NASAO Held First Virtual Conference

    The National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) successfully held their first ever virtual Annual Conference September 14-16. The 2020 Annual Conference - NASAO's 89th - was originally…

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  23. Georgia College Student Played Important Role in NASA’s Mars Mission

    A truly historic space event happened on February 18; NASA landed its fifth rover, Perseverance, on the surface of Mars. The main mission is to search for signs of microbial life in the soil, collect…

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  24. Civil Air Patrol Purchases Additional Aircraft

    The U.S. Civil Air Patrol (CAP) awarded a contract to Textron Aviation, Inc. for the sale of 17 Cessna piston engine aircraft. Using fiscal year 2020 funds, the CAP agreed to purchase 11 Skyhawk…

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  25. Call for Pilots and Aircraft for GA Event

    Virginia pilot Andrew Crider is providing an opportunity to uplift people and share the love of aviation with the community. August 7th, 2021 there will be a rally for general aviation and charity…

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