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September 3, 2016
Engine Maintenance and Monitoring and Fly Your Aircraft First - topic "Operating Piston Engine Aircraft and Maintaining Control of the Aircraft will be held beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport. This will be a two-part seminar. Each topic will be 30-40 minutes in length with one 10 minute break in between.  Part 1: Inadequate engine maintenance has led to a significant number of general aviation power failures.  Flight data monitoring can help to forecast system/component problems before they reach the point of failure. Part 2: NTSB accident data suggest that pilots, while distracted by less essential tasking, have lost control of their aircraft and crashed. Pilots are reminded to maintain aircraft control at all times. This may mean delay in responding to ATC communications and passenger requests or not responding at all unless positive aircraft can be maintained throughout. In other words,” Fly the Aircraft First! “. Don't miss this exclusive event.  Click the link to register TODAY.

September 10, 2016
Tappahannock-Essex County Airport 2016 Fly-In and Classic Car Show will take place at the airport from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Airplanes and antique cars on display; remote control airplanes; kids activities; Air Evacuation Helicopter, EMS and Fire Truck display; Black Hawk helicopter, SNJ and Fairchild F-20 display; Music - Shades of Wax/Mounds of Sounds, live music at 2:00 p.m. Latrice Carr; Atkinson Aeronautics Sponsored Pilots Lounge; Drone display; and Virginia Aviation Ambassadors Program Annual Awards Ceremony. Free admission for visitors, $20 registration fee for Classic Vehicles. For more information contact Jim Evans at 804-443-5885 or Poster

September 9-11, 2016
NAS Oceana Airshow will be held in Virginia Beach. Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, Virginia hosts its annual Air Show in September of each year, drawing more than 280,000 visitors from 25 states and 12 countries over a three day event that is recognized as the Navy’s largest open house in North America. See the U. S. Navy Blue Angels; acrobatic pilots Rob Holland, Bob Carlton, Marcus Paine, Scott "Scooter" Yoak, and Bill Leff; teams including the GEICO Skytypers and the Warrior Flight Team; the Shockwave Jet Truck; Firewalkers International, the Black Daggers U. S. Army Parachute Team and Skydrive Suffolk; plus fantastic military demonstration flights. Visit the website

This year, the NAS Oceana Air Show has forged a ground-breaking partnership with the Virginia Beach City Public School System (VBCPS) to create a one-of-a-kind “Outdoor STEM Laboratory” on an unprecedented scale. Recognizing the need to highlight career fields in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to America’s youth, the leadership of NAS Oceana and VBCPS have committed to creating this Outdoor STEM Laboratory for every 5th grade student in Virginia Beach during the Friday, 09 September practice air show on board NAS Oceana. The entire 5th grade class – totaling more than 6,500 students – will attend the Friday air show for a full immersion in STEM displays, flying performances, ground static displays and a performance by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration team.

September 9-11, 2016
2016 East Coast Aerobatic Contest will take place at Warrenton-Fauquier Airport. Event is hosted by the International Aerobatic Club, Chapter 11. Viewing is open to the public but bring your own chairs. Note: this is a contest not an airshow.

September 10, 2016
Flying Fish Seafood Festival will take place at Ruritan Pavilion Fuqua School to benefit EAA Chapter 1202 and Fuqua School Aviation program. Presented by the Friends of Farmville Airport. Details and menu; brochure about EAA Chapter 1202 and Fuqua School Aviation program
For information call 434-209-2977, 804-357-7119 or 434-603-1953.

September 12, 2016
IMC-Mastering the Art of Instrument Flying - Topic: Discussion of Real-World Instrument Scenarios will take place beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Deep Run 3 (meet on 1st floor), 9954 Mayland Drive, Henrico, Virginia 23233. You do not need to be instrument rated to attend. For more information and to register.

September 15-17, 2016
Let Freedom Ring Airshow at Lonesome Pine Airport in Wise, Virginia. More details later.

September 17, 2016
Dulles Day 5K/10K On The Runway will be held at Washington Dulles International Airport beginning at 7:30 a.m. Proceeds will benefit the Special Olympics Virginia, Committee for Dulles Community Outreach, and the Washington Airports Task Force. For more information or to register visit

September 24, 2016
Wings, Wheels and Keels Fly-in (Air, Car, and Boat Show) will take place at Hummel Field. For more information visit the website.

September 24, 2016
Wings & Wheels Car Show will be held at the Military Aviation Museum from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Antique Automotive Club of America (AACA), Tidewater Region, hosts its 43rd annual meet at the Military Aviation Museum. Weather permitting, airplanes rides will also be available for purchase. Spectator parking is $15.00 per vehicle and includes access to the Military Aviation Museum, the display of fine classic and modified automobiles, and an automotive flea-market/rummage sale. For more information visit the website.

September 26-29, 2016
Virginia Aviation Safety Week (Fall), sponsored by the Virginia Department of Aviation, will take place at locations across the Commonwealth of Virginia. More details later.

October 1, 2016
EAA Chapter 186 Fall Fly-In will be held at Warrenton-Fauquier Airport from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Includes airplane judging, a FlyMart for aircraft parts, exhibits, seminars, aircraft displays, fabulous food, activities for the kids, Young Eagles rides, and much more. For more information visit Press Release. Rain date is Oct.2nd.

October 1-2, 2016
Biplanes and Triplanes Air Show (an Annual WWI Airshow) will take place at the Military Aviation Museum. Watch many of the Museum's rarely seen warbirds in flight, visit and talk with re-enactors from both the Allied and Central Powers forces, enjoy live entertainment throughout the day from the First World War and Roaring 20's, shop the vendors at the military flea market, and meet enthusiasts and collectors of this unique era & much more! For more information visit the website

October 8, 2016
Festival of Flight will be held in conjunction with the Peanut Fest on Columbus Day weekend.

October 8, 2016
Culpeper Air Fest 2016 will take place from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Culpeper Regional Airport. This year's event includes the Flying Circus; a B-25 and formation flying by World War II warbirds; and the world's ONLY privately owned Harrier jump jet; plus much more. Fun for the whole family! Sponsored by the Culpeper Air Fest Foundation. For more information contact Tanya Woodward at 540-825-8280 or or visit

October 14-16, 2016
75th Anniversary of the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport in Roanoke, Virginia will be celebrated with aircraft displays and events in celebration of the airport's progress.  The Collings Foundation “Wings of Freedom” tour has already confirmed their participation and will be featuring several WWII aircraft in honor of local veterans.

October 15, 2016
"Fall Foliage Flight Festival" at New Kent County Airport (W96). General aviation theme fly-in from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, October 16, 2016-rain date.
More details to follow...

October 29, 2016
Harvest Festival Fly-In will be held at Shannon Airport in Fredericksburg. Bring your kids for "trick or treat" aviation style! Enjoy watching different types of aircraft fly in as well as gettin up close. Special appearances by the Flying Circus. More details to come. Poster

November 1-3, 2016
NBAA 2016 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition
will be held in Orlando, Florida. For more information visit

November 17, 2016
Virginia Aviation Board Meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn Richmond Airport, 445 International Center Drive, Sandston, VA  23150 beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Send calendar information to Betty Wilson. In addition to placing the info on this page, the Department of Aviation will forward your event information to local media outlets and to aviation event calendars.

Calendar of Events form (.pdf)

Calendar of Events form (excel)

* Virginia Department of Aviation will be exhibiting at this event.


Summer Camps

Warbirds Aviation Summer Camp

July 11-15, 2016
9:00 am – 4:00 pm daily (Groups 2,3, and 4)
9:00 am - 12:00 noon daily (Group 1 only)

The Military Aviation Museum is excited to hold its 5th Warbirds Aviation Summer Camp July 11th through 15th. During this fun-filled week, children spend time at the Military Aviation Museum, among one of the largest private collections of flying vintage and reproduction aircraft in the world. They will have the thrill of getting up close to World War I and World War II era fighters, bombers, trainers and seaplanes, while they learn everything about them and aviation in general.

This year's camp will be feature a new format, with 4 separate groups based upon your child's school grade. Detailed descriptions of the various groups are below.

Group 1 Description (Grades 4 - 5)
Group 2 Description (Grades 6 - 7)
Group 3 Description (Grades 8 - 9)
Group 4 Description (Grades 10 - 11)

For more information visit

Ongoing Events

Pancake Breakfast at Franklin Municipal Airport (FKN) takes place on the fourth Saturday of each month except December.  Sponsored by the Commemorative Air Force’s Old Dominion Squadron and EAA Chapter 339, each pancake breakfast takes place in the Old Dominion Squadron’s hangar from 8:30 to 10:30 AM.  The cost per person is a $7.00 donation.  For more information, e-mail:

Fly-In 2010 at Twin County Airport (KHLX) will take place the second Saturday of every month April through October. Everyone is welcome for food, drinks, and fellowship. Food served from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. All proceeds go to Local EAA Chapter 1426. For more information contact Brian Sutphin (276) 733-4198.

Pancake Breakfast at Mecklenburg-Brunswick Regional Airport takes place the first Saturday of each month (from 8:00-10:00 a.m.).  Breakfast and social hour with regularly scheduled live presentations by FAA and/or NTSB.  Sponsored by Mecklenburg-Brunswick Regional Airport and The Club/Lake Gaston Resort.  For more information contact (434) 729-2591or

Soup-on-Sunday at Campbell Field Airport (9VG) on the Eastern Shore of Virginia will take place each Sunday from noon-3:00 p.m.  For more information visit the website or contact Gordon Campbell at (757) 442-7519.

Friends of the Petersburg Pilots Association holds a breakfast from 8:00-10:00 a.m. the third Saturday of each month at the Dinwiddie County Airport.  For more information call (804) 861-9915.

Lonesome Pine EAA Chapter 1416 invites pilots and guests to attend free "Hotdogs & Hangar Talk" beginning at 11:00 a.m. the third Saturday of each month at Lonesome Pine Airport (follows the EAA Chapter Meeting at 10:00 a.m.). For more information contact Bob Spera, Director, Liberty Flying Service, (276) 328-5300 or or visit

Gordonsville Municipal Airport has a free lunch provided by GAPS (Gordonsville Airport Preservation Society) members on Saturdays and Sundays. Call in advance to confirm menu (540) 903-6624.

Flying Circus Airshow (Open every Sunday, May through October) including precision aerobatic and formation flying, wing walking, hot air ballooning, skydiving, and antique open cockpit airplanes.  Biplane rides are available before and after every show.  Gates open at 11:00 a.m. Show starts at 2:30 p.m. $10.00 for adults and $3.00 for kids.  Group rates available. Concession stand, picnic grounds, gift shop. Picnic pavilion available for party rental. The Flying Circus Aerodrome is located at Rte. 17 and Rte. 644 (Richie Road) in Bealeton, Virginia.  For more information visit or call (540) 439-8661.

World War II Veterans Honor Flights via DCA Air Carriers take place each Saturday and Wednesday April-May and Sept.-Oct. from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Terminals A, B, & C. Sponsored by US Airways, AAL, Delta, and Air Tran. Between 100-450 WWII veterans are flown to DCA via charters from various east coast airports to visit the WWII Memorial on the Mall in Washington, DC. Numerous air carriers fly-in vets on chartered flights while other passengers warmly cheer and welcome them back to DCA. 7700+ WWII vets flew into DCA on 64 charter flights during 2009.

National Capitol Squadron (NCS) of Culpeper, Virginia holds a hangar open house on the second Saturday of each month. The NCS is a division of the Commemorative Air Force and is focused on World War II aircraft and honoring past and present veterans and more specifically the aviation history of the 1940's. For more information visit

Aviation Museum Calendars:

National Air and Space Museum/Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Virginia Air and Space Center
Virginia Aviation Museum

Visit Virginia list of Virginia Airshows

Regular Meetings:

Virginia Aeronautical Historical Society - Northern Neck-Middle Peninsula Chapter meets at the Pilot House, Hummel Field, in Topping, Virginia in the "Eagle's Nest" at 12 Noon on the third Thursday of each month unless otherwise posted.  Pilots can fly-in and park at the door of the restaurant.   Visitors are welcome at these luncheon meetings.  There is an interesting speaker from the field of aviation each month.  Come visit the "Eagle's Nest" at any time and see the collection of aviation art and other memorabilia.

Williamsburg Chapter of the Virginia Aeronautical Historical Society meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport in the upstairs meeting room at 10:00 a.m.  Call (757) 229-1597 or (757) 220-9115 for information.

Ninety-Nines - Hampton Roads Chapter meets the first Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. alternating between Newport News-Williamsburg Airport and Norfolk International Airport.  For more information, contact Linda Mathias (757) 268-1022 or Diana Curtis 757 877-6803.

 Ninety-Nines - Shenandoah Chapter meets the third Sunday of each month at 2:00 p.m. at the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport. All women pilots and student pilots are welcome. Contact Sara Fultz (540) 896-9842 or Jackie Estes (540) 347-5679, to confirm meeting date in the event of late changes.

Ninety-Nines - Virginia Chapter meets the third Saturday of each month at various airports around the state. All women pilots and student pilots are invited to attend. For more information contact Barbara Headley at (804) 580-4624 or (804) 347-7592 or See the website at

Ninety-Nines - Old Dominion Chapter meets the third Tuesday of each month at various locations. All women pilots and student pilots are invited to attend. For more information call Susan Passmore at 703-328-2051. See the website at

Peninsula Airport Commission Meetings are held the third Thursday of every month beginning at 8:00 a.m. in the Commission Room at the Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport. The meeting is open to the public.

Wingnuts Flying Club meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Chesterfield County Airport terminal building.

Civil Air Patrol - Hampton Roads Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol meets every Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. at Chesapeake Regional Airport located at 1777 West Road, Chesapeake, VA.  Cadets aged 12-21 interested in solo flying airplanes/gliders, search & rescue, and more are invited to join.  Adults welcome!  Email us at, call 757-77-HRCS-1   (757-774-7271), or visit to find a squadron near you.

Civil Air Patrol - The Newport News Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol meets every Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. at 904 Bland Blvd on the grounds of the Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport. All aviation enthusiasts interested in search-and-rescue and young people ages 12-18 interested in the Cadet Program are invited to join. For details visit

Civil Air Patrol - Leesburg Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol - Adult members meet the first and third Tuesday of the month and cadet members meet every Tuesday at 7pm at the Leesburg National Guard Armory. We welcome anyone interested in Search & Rescue and aviation. Details and directions at:

Civil Air Patrol - Wallops Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol meets Tuesdays at 6:30 PM at Atlantic Vol. Fire Dept. located at 10071 Atlantic Rd in Atlantic, VA.  We also meet the 1st Saturday each month at the NASA Wallops Visitor Center from 10 AM to 2:30 PM to demonstrate flight simulators to the public and assist Visitor Center staff with model rocket launches.  Anyone interested in aviation and search and rescue or youth between 12-18 interested in Cadet Programs are invited to join.  Visit or email

Shenandoah Valley EAA Chapter 511 meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport.  For more information visit

Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 231 meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second Friday of each month at the rear of the Virginia Aviation Museum (except for February which is designated for the Annual Dinner).  For more information and to confirm meeting date and time visit

Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1099 meets at 7:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at Dogwood Air Park. For more information go to, e-mail or call Lindy Kirkland at (540) 903-7580.

The Orange County Airport Boosters Association, Inc. (OCABA) holds its monthly organization meeting on the first Saturday of each month. Welcome to all supporters of Orange County Airport (KOMH). See for more details.

Commemorative Air Force’s Old Dominion Squadron holds monthly membership meetings on the second Saturday of each month (except December).  These meetings are open to the public.  Each monthly meeting begins at 10:00 AM at Franklin Municipal Airport (FKN) April through October (Old Dominion Squadron hangar or airport terminal building’s conference room) and Hampton Roads Executive Airport (PVG) in Chesapeake November through March in the airport terminal building’s conference room.  For more information, view the brochure or visit

Civil Air Patrol – The Fort Pickett Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol meets every Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. at the National Guard Armory at 1008 Darvills Road, Blackstone or the Army Airfield, Blackstone. All aviation enthusiasts interested in search-and-rescue and young people ages 12-18 interested in the Cadet Program are invited to join. For more information and to confirm meeting location please contact 1LT Kruse at



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