On Friday, Virginia Governor Glenn Younkin announced that he has named Randy Burdette as the Chairman of the Virginia Aviation Board.
Members of the Virginia Aviation Board are appointed by the Governor to represent the seven defined geographic areas of the Commonwealth. The Board is responsible for publicizing and monitoring policies and programs of the Department, recommending regulations it deems are necessary to promote and develop safe aviation practices, and allocating funds to localities for aviation development.
You may remember that Randy was inducted into the Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame in November. Normally such an honor is the capstone of a career. Governor Younkin obviously recognizes that Randy’s talents may lead to even greater achievements ahead.
The bad news for Randy and Linda is that the Board met five times in 2021, which may require them to slow down on their vagabond travel adventures. That loss will be a gain for all of us who fly in Virginia.