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Monday, February 25, 2013

Virginia Business Aviation Symposium

          Air Charter and Air Taxi Operators, Fixed Based Operators, General Aviation airport operators and others associated with the small aircraft transportation sector are invited to join in a dialogue to explore methods to promote and increase the utilization of on-demand and charter business aviation services at this symposium. 
          Sponsored by the Department of Aviation and the Virginia Aviation Business Association, the 2013 Virginia Business Aviation Symposium is set to discuss and explore critical issues, and investigate possible partnerships to achieve higher rates for utilization of services which allow business and commerce to move by small aircraft to communities throughout the Commonwealth.
          Join leaders in the industry as well as daily practitioners for the day on March 26th.  Flying in?  Driving in?  It doesn’t matter how you arrive, but do plan on participating in this symposium, which will be hosted at the Metropolitan Aviation complex at Manassas Regional Airport (HEF).  Join in the discussion, and be a part of the action plan that will attempt to help foster more business for business aviation!

Monday, February 11, 2013

2013 International Aviation Art Contest- Virginia Winners


The Virginia winners of 2013 International Aviation Art Contest have been chosen. The theme this year was "My Favorite Air Sport". 

Entries in each age group were judged this year by Bill Kluge, a professional aviation artist, illustrator and graphic designer for NASA; David Hahn, Dinwiddie Airport Manager with an art history background and select employees from the Virginia Department of Aviation. Winners receive a certificate and recognition from the Commonwealth. The top three entries in each age group are forwarded to Washington, D.C., to be judged in the national competition.

Featured above are the first place winners in each of the age groups:

Junior Category

First Place: Will Clayton Smith, age 7
CM Bradley Elementary School
Warrenton, Virginia

Second Place: Julliette Guill, age 9
Hardy Elementary School
Smithfield, Virginia

Third Place: Daniel Murtha, age 9
Hardy Elementary School
Smithfield, Virginia

Intermediate Category

First Place: Delaney Myers, age 13
Kenmore Middle School
Arlington, Virginia

Second Place: Emily Lawson, age 14
Liberty Christian Academy
Lynchburg, Virginia

Third Place: Avery Rae Smith, age 13
Warrenton Middle School
Warrenton, Virginia

Senior Category

First Place: Luke Bergeron, age 18
Millbrook High School
Winchester, Virginia

Second Place: Natalie Jane Smith, age 16
Fauquier High School
Warrenton, Virginia

Third Place: Debi Acevedo, age 17
Christ Chapel Academy
Woodbridge, Virginia

All of the winners will be featured in the Virginia Department of Aviation's Spring 2013 newsletter. Request your copy here!