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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Sun N Fun 2016 displayed a great air show

U.S. Army Golden Knight Parachuter
                If you were in Lakeland Florida recently then you probably noticed the amazing airshow that took place during the 5th through the 10th of April. This year the skies were full of jet demonstrations, aerobatic performances, hot air balloons and the U.S. Army’s Parachuting Team, The Golden Knights. 

Red Bull Air Race Demonstration
Kirby Chambliss and Mike Goulian
There were also Red Bull race demonstrations that allowed Kirby Chambliss and Mike Goulian to demonstrate their aerobatics, speed and precision skills as they raced around the 80ft pylons in a friendly competition. The Breitling Jet Team closed the air show each night with a very entertaining display of team formations, high speed passes and beautifully choreographed maneuvers.

The Breitling Jet Team
                The Virginia Department of Aviation participated by bringing their trailer exhibit to help promote aviation and tourism in Virginia. The staff was able to educate people from all over the United States who were interested in Virginia aviation.



Monday, April 4, 2016

     Dinwiddie Airport gets special recognition from US Marine Corps

     Most Virginia airports like to consider themselves military friendly.  The Dinwiddie County Airport recently received recognition of this from the United States Marine Corps in February of 2016.

     The Marine Corps "Black Knights", (VMM-264) were participating in military exercises at Fort Pickett when one of their V-22 Ospreys diverted to Dinwiddie County Airport for repairs.

     The Marines provide the mechanics and tools to effect the repairs.  The airport provided assistance in the form of vehicular support, access to hot coffee and food and a scissor lift.  The Marines appreciated the service and presented the airport with this plaque.

     "Service is what we do at Dinwiddie", said airport manager David Hahn.