• July

      30

      2021
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    FAA 2021 Summer Aviation Safety Series

    Safety is a top priority for pilots, passengers, and industry stakeholders. But how does FAA work to make aviation safer? Join us for a series of virtual safety forums led by FAA experts to learn about critical safety issues in the nation’s airspace. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in live Q&A sessions.

    • July

      28

      2021
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    Hidden Figures and Human Computers

    Hidden Figures and Human Computers Posted on Jan 26, 2017 Smithsonian Air & Space Museum The breakout movie Hidden Figures tells the story of three African American women who worked as mathematicians at NASA. The story sheds light on the significant contributions of the three women—Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson—but also the broader

    • July

      27

      2021
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    AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER SPECIALIST JOB OPENINGS AT FAA

    The next application window for The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic control specialists is July 30 to August 2. The FAA offers employment opportunities for individuals with previous air traffic control experience, as well as entry-level trainee air traffic control specialists, through separate job vacancy announcements posted for a limited time throughout the year.

    • July

      25

      2021
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    Sleeker and Faster: The Impact of the Full Scale Wind Tunnel

    Sleeker and Faster: The Impact of the Full Scale Wind Tunnel Posted on Apr 20, 2020 By: John Anderson Aeronautics Department This story begins in 1929, a full 12 years before the United States was plunged into the maelstrom of World War II. That year, the air just north of the tidewater town of Hampton,

    • July

      23

      2021
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    VAHS Hall of Fame Member Spotlight: Louise M. Thaden

    Louise M. Thaden Roanoke, Virginia Inducted in 1989 into the Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame, Louise M. Thaden was one of the most famous women in aviation in the 1920s and 30s. She set numerous world records including the 1928 altitude record (20,260 feet), a soloendurance flight record in 1920 of over 22 hours, and

    • July

      20

      2021
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    UNITED AGREES TO BUY AIRCRAFT FROM BOOM SUPERSONIC

    United Airlines announced a commercial agreement with Denver-based aerospace company Boom Supersonic to add aircraft to its global fleet as well as a cooperative sustainability initiative – a move that facilitates a leap forward in returning supersonic speeds to aviation. Under the terms of the agreement, United will purchase 15 of Boom’s ‘Overture’ airliners, once

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