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September 8-15, 2014
Sentimental Journey coming to Suffolk, Virginia. The Commemorative Air Force Airbase Arizona's B-17G Flying Fortress, Sentimental Journey, is coming to Suffolk Municipal Airport (SFQ) in Suffolk, Virginia. The heavy bomber arrives Monday, September 8 and departs Monday, September 15. CAF Airbase Arizona will set up for public viewing and static tours of Sentimental Journey, sell PX merchandise and Sentimental Journey rides Monday through Thursday. B-17 flights will take place Friday through Sunday. For more information about Sentimental Journey and B-17 ride availability, see the attached flyer for details.

September 16-20, 2014
"Let Freedom Ring" will take place from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Lonesome Pine Airport in Wise, Virginia. Educational event and fly-in featuring the Commemorative Air Force Red Tail Squadron P51-C Mustang and "Rise Above" Traveling Exhibit, and the Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation with their C-54 "Spirit of Freedom." A candy drop for the kids commemorating the one that took place during the Berlin Airlift will take place on Saturday, September 20th. The event is sponsored by EAA Chapter 1416 and the Cumberlands Airport Commission. For more information contact Bob Spera at (276) 328-5300 or liberty@mounet.com or visit the Lonesome Pine Airport page on Facebook. Let Freedom Ring Flyer and Let Freedom Ring Poster

September 18, 2014
Hampton Roads Executive Airport wil be holding a grand opening for their new extended runway 10/28 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. There will be a short program with guest speakers and ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by a reception in the terminal building. Please RSVP to (757) 488-3166 or bfarley@flypvg.com by Monday, September 15, 2014.

September 20-21, 2014
NAS Oceana Airshow, featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, will be held. More details later.

September 20, 2014
Louisa County Airshow will take place at the Louisa County Airport/Freeman Field.

September 20, 2014
6th Annual Bath County Wings & Wheels Festival, a car, truck, tractor and motorcycle show and air show will be held at Ingalls Field from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.(rescheduled from August). Among the acts performing are: Team Fastrax Skydiving Team, Skipper Hale At-6 Acrobatics, Tiger Airshows, Parachute Jump for Charity (Proceeds Benefit Bath County Christmas Mother), HighRollerz Freestyle Entertainment (Virginia's Motorcycle Premier Stunt/Freestyle Team), Live Music: Vinyl Frontier, and Carnival and Interactive Games provided by K&T Entertainment. Fly-In participants, please contact the airport for landing and parking instructions.Bring your chair or blanket to sit and enjoy the show. No coolers allowed.

September 27, 2014
19th Annual Wings Wheels & Keels will take place at Hummel Air Field in Topping Virginia.

September 27, 2014
2014 Leesburg Air Show will take place at the Leesburg Executive Airport beginning at 11:00 a.m. and provides a wonderful opportunity to see a snapshot of the general aviation world. The static display area, located on the airport's parking ramp, will feature many unique, experimental, and antique aircraft. The airshow exhibitors will showcase the many facets of general aviation, such as flight training, corporate transportation, and emergency rescue operations. The skies above Leesburg will come alive with skydiving, wingwalking, and aerobatic performances. The event is sponsored by the Town of Leesburg and ProJet Aviation. For more information contact Scott Coffman at (703) 737-7125 or scoffman@leesburgva.gov or visit www.leesburgairshow.com.

September 27, 2014
Virginia Highlands Fly-In and Air Show will take place at Virginia Highlands Airport (KVJI).  Gates open 9:00 am.  Air Show begins at noon, with full aerobatics, skydivers, model jet aircraft, helicopter rescue demo and more. Static displays, airplane and helicopter rides and  food vendors.  Free vehicle parking on airport grounds.  Free shuttle for off-airport parking.  Free camping available on airport.

Fuel discounts available day of show.  Admission $15.00 adults.  No admission charge for fly-ins.
Contact Appalachian Airshows, LLC (423) 391-0422; P.O. Box 127 Blountville, TN 37617.   Or Virginia Highlands Airport, (276) 628-2909; P.O. Box 631, Abingdon, VA 24212-0631
Appalachianairshows.com or vahighlandsairport.com
Email: vji46@embarqmail.com or michaelsbales@gmail.com

September 29, 2014
Virginia Aviation Safety Week (Fall) will take place from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Virginia Air and Space Center (IMAX Theater) in Hampton, Virginia. The program will be Real World Weather presented by Mark Grady. Weather is the single biggest variable in flying. It can turn a long-awaited vacation into a long wait at the FBO, a quick two-hour flight into a tedious four-hour slog, or a stress-free jaunt into a skill-testing ordeal. The variations are infinite, but for pilots it all boils down to two questions: What’s really going on out there, and what does it mean for me?

The day-to-day challenge of answering those questions is the focus of our new seminar. We’ll take a no-nonsense look at how you can get better, more complete weather information—and make better, more informed decisions as a result. We’ll talk about:

September 30, 2014
Virginia Aviation Safety Week (Fall) will take place from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Virginia Aviation Museum on Richmond International Airport. The program will be Real World Weather presented by Mark Grady. Weather is the single biggest variable in flying. It can turn a long-awaited vacation into a long wait at the FBO, a quick two-hour flight into a tedious four-hour slog, or a stress-free jaunt into a skill-testing ordeal. The variations are infinite, but for pilots it all boils down to two questions: What’s really going on out there, and what does it mean for me?

The day-to-day challenge of answering those questions is the focus of our new seminar. We’ll take a no-nonsense look at how you can get better, more complete weather information—and make better, more informed decisions as a result. We’ll talk about:

October 1, 2014
Virginia Aviation Safety Week (Fall) will take place from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Danville Regional Airport in Danville, Virginia. The program will be Real World Weather presented by Mark Grady. Weather is the single biggest variable in flying. It can turn a long-awaited vacation into a long wait at the FBO, a quick two-hour flight into a tedious four-hour slog, or a stress-free jaunt into a skill-testing ordeal. The variations are infinite, but for pilots it all boils down to two questions: What’s really going on out there, and what does it mean for me?

The day-to-day challenge of answering those questions is the focus of our new seminar. We’ll take a no-nonsense look at how you can get better, more complete weather information—and make better, more informed decisions as a result. We’ll talk about:

October 2, 2014
Virginia Aviation Safety Week (Fall) will take place from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Virginia Tech/Montgomery Executive Airport in Blacksburg, Virginia. The program will be Real World Weather presented by Mark Grady. Weather is the single biggest variable in flying. It can turn a long-awaited vacation into a long wait at the FBO, a quick two-hour flight into a tedious four-hour slog, or a stress-free jaunt into a skill-testing ordeal. The variations are infinite, but for pilots it all boils down to two questions: What’s really going on out there, and what does it mean for me?

The day-to-day challenge of answering those questions is the focus of our new seminar. We’ll take a no-nonsense look at how you can get better, more complete weather information—and make better, more informed decisions as a result. We’ll talk about:

October 11, 2014
15th Annual Culpeper Airfest will take place at Culpeper Regional Airport from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. This free event will thrill spectators with performances by historic warbirds, vintage aircraft, aerobatic performances and headlined by the world’s ONLY civilian-owned-and-operated Sea Harrier jump jet, which can take off and land like a helicopter yet flies at near-supersonic speeds. Other performers include the Flying Circus, B-25 Mitchell Bomber “Panchito”, T-28 TrojanHorseman demo and introducing Jason Flood and his Modified Pitts S-1S; the RED GHOST. On the ground, spectators will be able to explore fascinating aircraft displays, meet pilots andcrewmembers, and experience attractions and exhibits designed to entertain and inspire the young and young-at-heart. Be sure to check the Culpeper Air Fest website www.culpeperairfest.com) regularly for updated news and attractions. Fans can follow the Air Fest on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (#CulpeperAirFest). Press Release

In addition to Saturday’s activities, the Air Fest will serve as a home base on Friday- October 10th for the ground-breaking Potomac Flight, a unique flyover of Washington D.C.’s greatest landmarks. For more information on your opportunity to participate in this once in a lifetime event please call 703-431-9611 or email PotomacFlight@CulpeperAirFest.com.

October 11-12, 2014
Second Annual Virginia Seaplane Pilots Association Splash-in ( Lake Gaston Resort Seaplane Splash-In) at the Lake Gaston Resort on beautiful Lake Gaston.  Location: N36-33.5237 W077-51.4649. Unicom 123.45. See wonderful and various kinds of seaplanes taking off and landing using one of our two watery "runways." Food & drinks provided to pilots and their passengers. Rental accommodations & amenities available. Contact Bill Fosdick, VSPA President, at (540) 872-6744, colfoz@gmail.com; or Steve Harris at (301) 606-0723. Lake Gaston Resort (434) 577-2193, seaplanes@lakegastonresort.com or www.lakegastonresort.com/splash-in_map.jpg.

October 11, 2014
Hampton Roads Executive Airport is holding their annual Airport Appreciation Day from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. There will be helicopter and plane rides available (for a cost), static display of planes and helicopters ranging from experiemental to brand new and World War I and World War II aircraft from the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, vendors booths and lots of food and fun. Contact (757) 488-3166 for more information.

October 18, 2014
Stafford Regional Airport Wings and Wheels Festival (10th Annual) will take place from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. This year's event commemorates the 350th Anniversary of Stafford County by honoring the proud military heritage of the community and will feature a fly-in, aerial demonstrations, a car show, motorcycle show, vendors and community organizations. For more information contact Ed Wallis at (540) 658-1212 or info@staffordairport.com or visit www.staffordrotary.org

November 20, 2014
Virginia Aviation Board Meeting will take place beginning at 10:00 a.m. Location to be announced later. To view on ustream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/virginia-department-of-aviation

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.


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: OldDominionSquadron@yahoo.com

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 AVCAirport@buggs.net

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 liberty@mounet.com or visit www.libertyflyingservice.com.

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 www.flyingcircusairshow.com 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 http://www.nationalcapitolsquadron.org/site/


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 barbaraheadley@hughes.net. See the website at http://VirginiaChapter99s.shutterfly.com

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 http://www.olddominion99s.com.

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 hrcomposite@cox.net, call 757-77-HRCS-1   (757-774-7271), or visit www.GoCivilAirPatrol.com 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 www.vawg.cap.gov/newportnews

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: www.leesburgcap.org

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 www.geocities.com/eaa511va.

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 www.231.eaachapter.org.

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 www.eaa1099.org, e-mail info@eaa1099.org 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 http://www.ocaba-omh.org 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 www.OldDominionSquadron.org.

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 mkdroidx@gmail.com.

 

 

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