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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. “Plane Girl” Inspires Next Generation of Pilots

    FAA Administrator Steve Dickson had a pilot-to-pilot chat with young aviator and content creator "Plane Girl" Stevie Triesenberg. They sat down to discuss Stevie's experience in aviation, how she got…

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