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9/16 – Help support aerospace education by attending our pancake breakfast (from 8 AM – 11 AM) on Saturday. For a $10 donation enjoy all the best that an aviation event pancake breakfast has to offer. For a $20 donation, enjoy the pancake breakfast AND receive a special Festival of Flight and Fly-In T-Shirt.
9/16 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! For the big success, we need volunteers. We need help for setup (Thursday PM and all day Friday); for tear down on Saturday (starting around 4:00 PM); and all day on Saturday October 7th. If you are available on Thursday or Friday, please come to the Suffolk Executive Airport Terminal Building and give us a hand. Just show up. For volunteering on Saturday, please click on the Volunteers tab above.
8/31 – Pilots who are always learning should check the schedule for one FAA Wings Seminar and one ASI Safety Seminar at the Festival of Flight.
8/30 – A layout of the Festival is now available here.
8/30 – A full day of presentations will be available throughout the Festival. Check them out by clicking here.
8/17 – Great presentations will be offered throughout the day. Topics include: All About Owning an Older Aircraft; Cross-Country Flying “Travelogue” to Mackinac Island, Michigan; Discover Soaring; FAA Wings Seminar; Hampton Virginia – NASA Langley 100 Years of Airplane Technology; Introduction to Drones; Introduction to Formation Flying; Power Line Inspections with UAS; SUAS Flight Operations: Critical Information Every UAS Operator Should Know; The Making of Aviation Weather Forecasts; The Virginia Aviation Ambassador Program: Your Passport to Adventure, and; The Williamsburg Aviation Scholarship Program. Schedule times can be found here.
8/8 – Attendees driving in will pay an admission of $10 per person. Those flying in will pay $10 per aircraft. The admission will cover access to both the Virginia Festival of Flight and the Suffolk Peanut Festival all day long.
1/16 – More than ever in the past, we are focusing our efforts on vendors and partner sponsors for this year’s event. We will be distributing collateral information at key aviation events leading up to our festival and fly-in. These include the Light Sport Expo (Sebring, FL) in January, Sun n Fun (Lakeland, FL) in April, and Airventure (Oshkosh, WI) in July. Materials are already available on this website.
10/29 – The Virginia Aviation Council has decided to forget what Hurricane Matthew hath wrought and to look forward to 2017 for our NEXT Virginia Festival of Flight and Fly-In, on Saturday October 7th. The festival will operate concurrently with the Suffolk Peanut Festival.
10/29 – Anything is possible at the 2017 Virginia Festival of Flight and Fly-In