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Friday, October 28, 2011

Weekend Activities and Rain Checks

Despite the cold and rain forecasted this weekend,

Tappahannock-Essex County Airport's 2nd Annual Fly-In Open House is scheduled for Saturday, October 29th 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

New Kent's Halloween Festival of Flight has been rescheduled to Sunday, October 30th 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  NOTE: This is a change!

Also, this weekend:

The Flying Circus' last airshow of 2011
(Sunday, October 30th  2:30 - 4:30 p.m.)

Campbell Field Airport's "Soup on Sunday" has been cancelled.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

It's official...

I have accepted the Public Relations Specialist position here at DOAV. What does that mean for you? More frequent updates! Not only here, but on facebook and twitter as well. Please send me your breaking news, press releases and story ideas: (804) 236-3631 or

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What's on tap this week? Career Days.

7th Annual Aviation Academy College and Career Fair
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 from 2:00-4:30 p.m.
Aviation Academy- Denbigh High School, Newport News, VA

26th Annual Rotary Aviation Career Day
Thursday, October 27, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Virginia Aviation Museum, Sandston, VA

In addition, The Department of Aviation is once again promoting several aviation education programs for teachers and students in the Commonwealth. The Aviation Teachers Grant Program offers educators in grades K-12 the opportunity to apply for a grant (up to $250) for aviation-related classroom projects. The John R. Lillard Aviation Scholarship Program and Willard G. Plentl, Sr. Aviation Scholarship Program offer scholarships tor Virginia high school seniors. Virginia is also once again participating in the International Aviation Art Contest.