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    Headquarters Chatter Summer 2020

    Greetings! I think an introduction is in order. I’m Greg Fletcher and I’m the new President of the Virginia Aeronautical Historical Society. Elected earlier this year, I’m happy to have this opportunity to serve the Society! I am an active member of Civil Air Patrol and I love all things aviation. At the age of

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    GARMIN IS VICTIM OF CYBERATTACK

    Garmin, a navigation company whose services are used by many pilots, was hit by, what Forbes reports, is a ransomware attack this past Thursday. Pilots have been unable to use Garmin’s web-based planning tools, including flyGarmin and FltPlan.com. In addition, database update downloads cannot be made. The company’s fitness tracking website and call centers are

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    GENERAL AVIATION TO THE RESCUE FOR NAVAJO NATION

    AIR SERV INTERNATIONAL RECEIVES ISTAT FOUNDATION GRANT FOR COVID-19 RELIEF IN NAVAJO NATION Warrenton, VA. Virginia-based international aviation nonprofit Air Serv International, is mobilizing to begin operations within the Navajo Nation. The program will be primarily funded by a generous grant from the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) Foundation, which was awarded last

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    NAS OCEANA AIR SHOW CANCELLED

    The team responsible for the annual NAS Oceana Airshow has formally cancelled the event for this year.  They posted the following notice on the NAS Oceana Airshow website: We unfortunately have to announce the cancellation of the 2020 NAS Oceana Air Show due to public health risks associated with COVID-19. Although there are no plans

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    PILOTS NEEDED FOR PIREP PROJECT

    July 23, 2020 By Dan Namowitz It’s a small step for a pilot but a giant leap for in-flight weather awareness when someone shares a pilot report—and many pilots say they might do so during high-workload flights if there were a hands-free or speech-based technology at their disposal. Researchers at Purdue University are working toward

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    SHANNON AIR MUSEUM WILL REOPEN THIS FRIDAY, JULY 24

    The Shannon Airport in Fredericksburg is one of Virginia’s beautiful and historical places to stop in for fuel, take flight lessons, grab lunch and watch airplanes. The added bonus of visiting an aviation museum will be available again soon. The Shannon Air Museum will reopen this Friday, July 24th. The Museum will be open Monday through Saturday from 10am-3pm

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