• October

      12

      2021
    • 13

    The Virginia Air Transportation System Plan 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 Virginia. We need your help to illustrate the story of the Commonwealth’s airports in the VATSP. Share your favorite airport pictures, stories, or both

    • October

      10

      2021
    • 15

    DRONE TESTING IN THE SKIES OVER WINCHESTER, VA IS JUST PLAIN SMART

    Residents in Winchester may notice unusual activity in their airspace this week. Remote-controlled, unmanned aircraft will take to the skies as the Winchester Emergency Management Department begins tests to explore ways that drones can be used. Drones can potentially collect data from water meters; inspect road conditions; detect energy inefficiencies in buildings; ensure that city

    • October

      9

      2021
    • 17

    Francis Gary Powers, Spy Pilot Honored Posthumously

    Francis Gary Powers, the central figure in an international clash between the United States and the then-Soviet Union in 1960, when his U2 spy plane was downed on a secret mission, is to be posthumously inducted into the Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame on Nov. 13. Powers will receive the honor at a dinner and

    • October

      8

      2021
    • 24

    Society Honors Lynchburg Astronaut Leland Devon Melvin

    Leland Devon Melvin, whose spectacular college football performances pointed toward a life playing for pro teams, instead found his niche in a life in space with NASA. In a wide-ranging career featuring two space flights aboard the Space Shuttle providing support for the International Space Station, Melvin gained fame and won acclaim for that and

    • October

      7

      2021
    • 22

    Randall P Burdette Wins Acclaim

    Randall P Burdette, widely known in the Commonwealth of Virginia and Fredericksburg area aviation circles, is to be honored by the Virginia Aeronautical Historical Society for his contributions and accomplishments not only in civil aviation but in U.S. Army aviation, as well. On November 13, Burdette will be inducted into the Virginia Aviation Hall of

    • October

      6

      2021
    • 19

    Thank you to everyone for your support…

    THE VIRGINIA AVIATION HALL OF FAME was created by the Virginia Aeronautical Historical Society with the two-fold purpose of honoring those Virginians who have made significant and lasting contributions to aviation while preserving their stories for future generations. Since 1978 The Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame has been an integral part of the VAHS mission

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