he Virginia Department of Aviation released its 2009 calendar of events on April 1. It includes events ranging from the state’s Aeronautical Historical Society’s spring party to a series of four safety programs.
The Virginia Aeronautical Historical Society will hold its annual Auction and Spring Party at the Virginia Aviation Museum on Richmond International Airport, April 4, from 5:30 -9 p.m. It will include door prizes, an open bar and “heavy hors d’oeuvres.” Tickets are $15.00. For information: Jennifer Melton at 804-222-8690 or email@example.com.
The first Virginia Aviation Safety Week program will be held on April 13, 7- 9 p.m., at the Virginia Tech Montgomery County Airport in Blacksburg. The second will be held on April 14 from 7- 9 p.m. at the Danville Regional Airport. On April 15, the third Safety Week program will be held from 7- 9 p.m. at the Virginia Aviation Museum and the last one will be on April 16 from 7- 9 p.m. at the Virginia Air and Space Center in Hampton. Speaker Andy Miller will discuss “GPS from the Ground Up” at all four venues. Virginia Aviation Safety Week is sponsored by the Virginia Department of Aviation and the AOPA Air Safety Foundation. For information: www.doav.virginia.gov
Aviation Games at New Market Airport will take place from 1- 6 p.m. on May 17. Spot landing, flour bombing, and balloon popping will be featured. There is a $15 fee. Rain date is May 24. For information: 540-271-1076 or www.geocities.com/eaa511va.
The Virginia Regional Festival of Flight will be held May 30-31 at Suffolk Executive Airport. It’s billed as two days of airplanes and family fun, from ultralights to multiengine. For information: www.virginiaflyin.org
“Lunch is on Us!” will take place June 20-21 at Lunenburg County Airport (W31) from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Free hamburgers, hot dogs, barbecue and beverages will be served. For information: Michael Cocker, airport manager, 434-696-4624, 804-840-3200, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 3, 2009
Wings, Wheels, and Ducks, produced by the Rotary Club of Stafford, will take place on October 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Stafford Regional Airport. Airplanes will be on display, there will be a car show, and additional events are planned. For information: www.staffordrotary.org.
The EAA Chapter 186 Fall Fly-In will be held Oct. 3-4 at Winchester Regional Airport. For information: www.eaa186.org.
The 10th Annual Culpeper Air Fest will be held on Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Culpeper Regional Airport. Static displays, the Flying Circus from Bealeton, warbird flyovers, a wingwalker, Young Eagles flights, and all kinds of aircraft will be parts of the festivities. Admission is free.
The 2009 Toy Airlift, sponsored by the Virginia Chapter Ninety-Nines, will be at Chesterfield County Airport on Dec. 12 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information: Betty Vinson at 804-720-1132 or email@example.com