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

  1. Breeze Airways Announces Additions of New Flights

    The new U.S. low-fare airline, Breeze Airways, will be adding eight new routes, including three in Virginia this February that will expand the carrier's network to 42 routes. The new routes from New…

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  2. VATSP 2022 Presentation to Virginia Aviation Board

    The Virginia Department of Aviation (DOAV) is making progress on the Virginia Air Transportation System Plan (VATSP) 2022. The Team will be providing a project status update to the Virginia Aviation…

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  3. Dynamic Aviation NEXTGEN Program at Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport

    Dynamic Aviation NEXTGEN Aviators program traveled to the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport this week to educate students on the many careers available in aviation. More than 100 Salem City middle…

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  4. Charlottesville Aviation Luncheon Club Holds Monthly Meetings

    The Charlottesville Aviation Luncheon club (CALClub) holds monthly meetings open to anyone interested in learning about and sharing stories related to aviation. A group of 60-70 aviation oriented…

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  5. FAA Declares Saab Remote Tower System at Leesburg Operationally Viable

    In a big move for the advancement of remote tower technology, the FAA has declared that the Saab Remote Tower system (rTWR) at Leesburg Executive Airport is operationally viable. This landmark FAA…

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  6. ICON A5 Visited Sutherland Elementary for Educational Program

    The ICON A5 Introduction to Flight Program, which is a new and free aviation education program offered by the Virginia Department of Aviation (DOAV), traveled to Sutherland Elementary School in…

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  7. Santa Claus Prepares to Land at the Military Aviation Museum

    Santa is getting ready to fly in from the North Pole! November 26th, 27th & 28th, 2021 Bring your family for a fun filled day with planes, trains and Santa! Get your portrait with Santa! The…

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  8. Funds for Aviation included in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

    The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (H.R.3684) was passed by the House of Representatives on November 5, 2021 and will go straight to the President's desk for signature. Out of the $550…

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  9. Danville Regional Airport held an Open House and Young Eagles Rally

    Danville Regional Airport held an Open House and Young Eagles Rally for the public Saturday, October 30. The event served as a great opportunity to improve awareness of airport activities, including…

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  10. FAA Proposes Medical Requirements for Commercial Hot-Air Balloon Pilots

    On Tuesday, November 2, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposed a rule requiring commercial hot-air-balloon pilots to hold medical certificates when operating for hire. The rule would…

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  11. Shannon Harvest Festival Gives Crowds a Taste of Aviation

    The 7th annual Shannon Airport Harvest Festival attracted large crowds for a unique Trick or Treat experience Saturday, October 30. The event brought in families with kids of all ages dressed in…

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  12. Manassas Regional Airport Receives Brewer Award

    In honor of its outstanding contributions to the advancement of youth in aerospace activities, the Manassas Regional Airport and Airport Commission has received the Mid-Atlantic Region Civil Air…

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  13. Space Act Agreement Enacted for Educational Opportunities

    NASA and the Eastern Shore Community College (ESCC) in Melfa, Virginia, signed a Space Act Agreement Oct. 22 that will expand opportunities for education, workforce development, and research. The…

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  14. Drone Delivery Services on the Rise During Pandemic

    Drone delivery services have taken off over the past two years during the Covid-19 pandemic. As the virus swept into Virginia and people became confined to their homes, the need for efficient…

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  15. U.S. to Open Borders to International Travelers on Nov. 8

    Just in time for the holiday season, the U.S. announced that it will open its borders to fully vaccinated international travelers from 33 countries, beginning November 8. This will be the first time…

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  16. Run the Runway 5K excites participants at Shenandoah Valley Airport

    The Shenandoah Valley Airport was bustling with activity on the runway this past Sunday, October 17. Over 330 runners participated in the 4th annual Run the Runway 5K and Fun Run, which helped raise…

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  17. FAA Airport Design Challenge for K-12 Students

    STEM AVSED Virtual Learning and Collaboration The Airport Design Challenge is a seven-week interactive, learning and collaboration opportunity which begins on November 15, 2021. The FAA Science…

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  18. Unmanned Systems Courses at TNCC

    Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) in Hampton, Virginia is offering unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) (or drone) courses this fall. Virtual and in-person courses are available. Through the…

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  19. Shelly Simi to Receive the 2021 Brewer Trophy for Aerospace Education

    The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) announced that Shelly Simi has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 Frank G. Brewer Trophy. Simi is a founding board member of Women in Aviation…

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  20. Danville CAP Squadron earns second consecutive Quality Cadet Unit Award

    Virginia Wing Civil Air Patrol's Danville Squadron was honored for achieving the 2021 Quality Cadet Unit Award for the second consecutive year. Danville Squadron earned the award by demonstrating…

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  21. VATSP Survey Progress and Reminder

    To update the Virginia Air Transportation System Plan (VATSP), the consultant team, led by Mead & Hunt, has gathered a great deal of data on all the system airports. As a part of this data…

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  22. Culpeper Air Fest Delights Crowds Again with Annual Event

    Culpeper Regional Airport had tons of cloud coverage and grey skies on Saturday, October 9, but the ceiling was high enough to allow aircraft to fly and put on an amazing air show. Despite the grey…

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  23. Airport Managers, VATSP Photo Submission Contest

    We can all agree the power of a picture; they capture attention and evoke emotions. The Virginia Air Transportation System Plan (VATSP) isn't complete without amazing images of airports from around…

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  24. Airport Manager Data Collection

    Airport Managers, be ready to get calls regarding data collection To update the Virginia Air Transportation System Plan (VATSP), a great deal of data is needed from all the system airports. The…

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  25. NTSB Launches Redesigned Website

    The National Transportation Safety Board has launched a redesigned website featuring a modern user experience, improved navigation with easier-to-find-content and a mobile-friendly design. This is…

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