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October 10, 2015
16th Annual Culpeper Air Fest (2015) will take place at Culpeper Regional Airport.

October 17, 2015
45th Anniversary and Open House at Williamsburg Jamestown Airport will take place from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. See airplanes, Corvette Club and MG Club along with other antique cars on display. Visit participating organizations such as Five Forks Ruritan, Williamsburg Aviation Scholarship Program, Williamsburg Flight Center, Commemorative Air Force, Virginia Helicopter Association, and warbirds.Charly's Airport Restaurant will be open for lunch. Raindate: October 18th.

October 18, 2015
Virginia Coastal Fly-In will take place from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Accomack County Airport. Enjoy majestic aerial views of the last remaining undeveloped barrier islands in the entire U. S. Menu includes traditional American style grilled hamburgers, hotdogs with Eastern Shore style fixin's, and local Cherrystone Little Neck clams. Poster

October 22, 2015
Virginia Helicopter Safety Summit 2015
will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2015 in the Virginia Department of Aviation hangar at Richmond International Airport. This regional event features the very latest information on safety issues facing the rotorcraft industry. Those who own, operate, fly or have an interest in helicopters are encouraged to attend. In addition to an industry outlook, topics to be discussed include Automation and Crew Resource Management, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Autorotation Training, Volunteer Helicopter Use in Emergency Operations, Accident Data Review and more. Poster Attendees are asked to register in advance through ( )
and may fly or drive to the event. The event is sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration, Helicopter Association International (HAI), Virginia State Police, Virginia Department of Emergency Management, HeloAir, Virginia Helicopter Association, Virginia Volunteer Pilots Group, and Virginia Department of Aviation. Continental breakfast and lunch provided by Helicopter Association International. For more information, contact the Virginia Department of Aviation at (804) 774-4635 or (804) 225-3783.

October 24, 2015
Aviation Day and Monthly Breakfast Fly-In at Chase City Airport beginning at 9:00 a.m. is open to pilots and all who are interested in good food, fun and meeting and greeting, learning about aviation, as well as supporting our airport. (donations welcome!). Chase City Aviation Day will begin around 10:00 a.m. and is aimed at promoting out historic airport and exposing the joys and careers available in aviation to the general public -- especially the youth. The Young Eagles Program (courtesy of EAA Chapter 231), a national program for promoting aviation among youth, are being invited to give free rides to young people, a hugely popular attraction for youth and their families. Food and fun are planned for both young and old and will run until mid-afternoon.

October 24, 2015
Military Aviation Museum Speakers Program will take place at 11:00 a.m. Lt. Col. Melvin Ornoff, WWII P-47 pilot and retired aviator will be the speaker.

October 24, 2015
EAA Chapter 186 Fall Fly-In will take place at Warrenton-Fauquier Airport from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The EAA 186 Fall Fly-In, long recognized as one of the East Coast's fun aviation events is back! With airplane judging, a flymart for aircraft parts, exhibits, seminars, aircraft displays, fabulous food, and much more. Bill Harrelson, retired airline pilot, who successfully circumnavigated the earth via the polar route earlier this year, setting the world record in his modified Lancair IV N6ZQ, will be the featured speaker. There's plenty of space to park a plane or car, so fly-in, or come by car and stay for the whole event. Admission is free!. Visit for more information. Poster

October 31, 2015
Shannon Airport Harvest Festival Fly-In will take place from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Bring your kids for "trick or treat" aviation style and enjoy watching different types of aircraft fly in as well as getting up close. Special appearances by the Flying Circus. Trick or treating from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m! Poster

November 12, 2015
Virginia Aviation Board Meeting will be held beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Richmond Airport, 445 International Center Drive, Sandston, Virginia 23150; phone 804-236-1111.

November 14, 2015
Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame will take place at the Virginia Aviation Museum.  Festivities begin at 5:00 p.m. with a cocktail party, followed by a seated dinner.  Come join the VAHS to celebrate this year’s inductees:  John Mazza, Robert Rivers, and David Young.  Tickets are $60 for VAHS members, $70 for non-members and can be purchased online at or call 804-222-8690. 

November 17-19, 2015
(67th) NBAA 2015 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2015)
will take place in Las Vegas, NV

February 18, 2016
Virginia Aviation Board Meeting

May 19, 2016
Virginia Aviation Board Meeting

November 17, 2016
Virginia Aviation Board Meeting


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.

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

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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