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      2020
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    Fauquier Hospital staff honored Friday with a 10-biplane flyover

    Nine World War II style biplanes and one Decathlon delighted the staff of Fauquier Hospital Friday morning with a flyover to celebrate Hospital Week. Pastor Tim Tate of the Warrenton United Methodist Church thought of placing signs outside the hospital to thank health care workers and the idea blossomed from there. Tate and his colleague

    • May

      17

      2020
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    Delta’s 777 aircraft to retire by end of 2020, simplifying widebody fleet amid COVID-19

    Delta plans to retire its 18 widebody Boeing 777s by the end of 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The retirement will accelerate the airline’s strategy to simplify and modernize its fleet, while continuing to operate newer, more cost-efficient aircraft. “We’re making strategic, cost-effective changes to our fleet to respond to the impact

    • May

      16

      2020
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    Aerospace Industry Mourns Passing of Aviation Icon Rudy Frasca

    Aerospace Industry Mourns Passing of Aviation Icon Rudy Frasca May 13, 2020 Editor Warbirds News http://warbirdsnews.com We are sad to report the passing of Rudy Frasca two days ago on May 11th. The 89 year-old Frasca was an icon in the aviation world, having built up a formidable flight simulator business, Frasca International, which he

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      14

      2020
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    Happy Mother’s Day

    Thanks Chuck Tippett for sending in these great photos and video! Chuck Tippett pickup of banner for Mothers Day 2020 at the Flying Circus in Bealeton Virginia.  

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      13

      2020
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    CULPEPER AIR FEST IS CANCELLED

    The Culpeper Air Fest Committee today announced that it has decided to cancel this year’s Culpeper Air Fest, which was slated for October. Steve Nixon, chairman of the committee, said in a news release, “Due to the pandemic, the committee could not in good conscience pursue funding like we have in the past with so

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      12

      2020
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    STRAIGHT TALK WEBINAR FROM AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL

    It’s not uncommon for pilots to have some fear of talking with Air Traffic Control (ATC). Many are worried about making a mistake or being judged by others on the frequency. Not only is that the wrong attitude, it can also deprive you of valuable services and even compromise safety, say FAA officials. “Controllers are

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