• April

      30

      2021
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    Preliminary plans are underway for the 2021 Culpeper Air Fest

    Preliminary plans are underway for the 2021 Culpeper Air Fest

    Exciting News! The Culpeper Air Fest is excited to be planning this year’s comeback event in October! After a very difficult 2020, we are pulling together and rising above the pandemic to honor, educate, and entertain our fans once again. We cannot share any details yet, except that we are moving forward with our very

    • April

      28

      2021
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    $19 MILLION TO SUPPORT 11 AIRPORTS IN VIRGINIA

    The Federal Aviation Administration and the U.S. Dept. of Transportation announced that 11 airports in Virginia will share more than $19 million in federal COVID-19 relief funding. U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-Va.) said the money was authorized in the December 2020 emergency relief bill. In a joint statement, the senators

    • April

      25

      2021
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    World’s Largest Airplane Engine

    It’ll be a while before you can hang one of these on your RV 10, but Rolls Royce has just announced it has officially begun construction on what it calls “the world’s largest aero-engine: UltraFan!” The demonstrator model will boast a fan diameter of 140” and is expected to be finished by the end of

    • April

      23

      2021
    • 23

    VIDEO SERIES EDUCATES PILOTS ABOUT AIRPORT RUNWAYS

    When a runway incursion stemming from a pilot error occurs, it is a rare event, but it draws scrutiny from the FAA. According to FAA officials, more than 75% of runway incursions related to pilot actions involve GA aircraft. That led the FAA to find multiple ways to reach general aviation pilots, including safety summits,

    • April

      21

      2021
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    WWII PARATROOPER JIM “PEE WEE” MARTIN’S 100TH BIRTHDAY JUMP FEST

    XENIA, OHIO, April 8, 2021 – W&R Vets will host the largest birthday tribute of 2021 to celebrate World War II paratrooper Jim “Pee Wee” Martin’s 100th Birthday. The event will be at Skydive Greene County on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Three historic aircraft will fly over with a mass parachute drop to honor Martin,

    • April

      17

      2021
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    PILOT’S GUIDE TO A PREFLIGHT BRIEFING

    A new Advisory Circular provides an educational roadmap for the development and implementation of preflight self-briefings, including planning, weather interpretation, and risk identification/mitigation skills. Pilots adopting these guidelines will be better prepared to interpret and utilize real-time weather information before departure and en route, in the cockpit, via technology like Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) and

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