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Rusty VFR & IFR Pilot Seminars
11.07.20 Rusty VFR & IFR Pilot Seminars

Aviation Adventures is pleased to announce the 2020 edition of the VFR and IFR Rusty Pilot course, now offered through Zoom!  The VFR course is scheduled for Saturday, November 7, 2020 and the IFR course is scheduled for Saturday, November 14, 2020.  The courses will be taught from 8:00am - 12:00pm.

This course is designed for pilots that have been out of the cockpit for a few years, active pilots that would like to get up to speed on new developments in Part 91 flying and student pilots working towards their Private or Commercial certificates.  We plan to discuss the following topics:

-Pilot Experience, Responsibilities and Cautions

-Airworthiness, Maintenanace, and Inspection

-Airports, Airspace and SFRA Procedures

-Aviation Weather Products and Flight Planning

-Aeronautical Decision Making and Risk Management

The IFR course is designed for pilots who already have, or are in pursuit of, an instrument rating.  The course is designed to provide a review of instrument procedures for each phase of flight and will have a "procedural" focus with a goal to give pilots a better understanding of the "why" behind the procedures versus just the "how" they are flown.  We will mostly use local airports and procedures as examples during the course, but there will be a few examples of interesting procedures used in other areas of the US.  Topics will include:

-Departure Procedures

-En Route Procedures

-Arrival Procedures

-Aviation Weather Products and Flight Planning

-Aeronautical Decision Making and Risk Management

These courses offer a fantastic opportunity to engage with fellow pilots in a virtual environment and receive a comprehensive refresher course on various topics that are essential to operating aircraft under VFR and IFR in the Washington DC SFRA and beyond.

Each course costs $60, but if you register for both, the total cost is $100.  Advance payment is required to receive the Zoom log-on information for these courses.  Please arrange payment with the Aviation Adventures Manassas office by calling or via email (703-530-7737; khef@aviationadventures.com).

Hot Springs Fly-In
10.25.20 Hot Springs Fly-In

Once again, we are planning another great adventure for our club members!  We hope that many of you will be able to join us for a trip out to Hot Springs (KHSP) on Sunday, October 25th.  Right now, the plan is to meet up at the airport and go on a group hike while enjoying the fall faliage at almost 4000 feet MSL!  Hot Springs is a beautiful airport situated at the peak of the Appalachian Mountains, and just a stone's throw from the Hidden Valley trail, where we'll be taking our hike.

Please plan to meet at KHSP on Sunday, October 25th at 1100 so we can get started on our hike without delay.  Also, be sure to bring water and a lite snack, if desired, as there will be no amenities available on site.

Please let us know you are coming by signing up here:


Flyout to Tangier Island
08.09.20 Flyout to Tangier Island

Our second fly-in of the year will be to KTGI. We plan on having a family style lunch at Hilda Crockett's Chesapeake House. Please meet at KTGI at 11am so we can walk together to the restaurant. After we eat, you are free to walk about the island and leave on your own time. There will be a video brief sent out the night before to those who signed up, conducted by Peter Deer, to help get an idea on the plan and how to get in and out of KTGI. Again, if weather will become an issue, we will reach out to those of you who have signed up.
Tangier Island google doc sheet can be found here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1w3ScaqhWV5JiESZ6Lp7v16MyZG4pwUMl4uCXaIrjvzE/edit?usp=sharing

Aviation Adventures Expands Operations to Winchester Regional Airport (KOKV)
07.12.20 Aviation Adventures Expands Operations to Winchester Regional Airport (KOKV)

Once upon a time there was a guy with an airplane (N61803), who had a
great idea. More than 30 years later a “new child was born” in
Winchester, VA...

Reader’s Digest version:
The point is that Aviation Adventures has entered the Winchester Virginia Regional Airport in a temporary office to expand operations. All the pilots, student pilots, recreational pilots, professional pilots in the making, or anybody who wants to try “a look from above”, is now able to do it with the "Redshirts”. If you flew with another flight school which ceased operations at OKV and want to continue your training, or want to try out the humble starter fleet supported by a humble office ran by Mitch and the Winchester flight instructors, very familiar with OKV operations; Mike, Ed, Andy, Tom or Nate, you should be able to pick up your training with very familiar people. 

N5165M, available immediately. N8788T available most likely very soon this week and N54832, available as soon as it returns from its annual inspection later this week. Standby for the additions on the Aviation Adventures website.

Please call the Leesburg office, as we are setting up everything OKV, or stop by OKV, where Mitch will help you getting set up. If you are an existing AvAdv pilot, you should be able to reserve the planes on the MyFBO reservation system. However make sure to check, as we are in transition and are in the process of setting things up for all of us.

want to welcome all the “Winchester lost pilots” who fell through the cracks as operations stopped for some of you. See you soon at the Winchester Main Terminal, where your aircraft is sitting right outside on the main ramp. While you’re at it, say hello to Margie, Donna, Bud, Mark, Steve from Winchester Aviation, who will be glad to provide us with some much needed 100LL. And don’t forget Nick, the airport manager and his right hand Dave and not to forget Bonnie, who are instrumental in getting us settled in the main terminal.

 - "Dutchman”


N54832 1981 C172P $155
N5165M 2002 C172R $165
N8788T 2019 C172S $185

Regular CFI $58
Personal aircraft $68
Stage check instructor $68
(Assistant) Chief instructor $73

Aviation Adventures
491 Airport Road Ste 100
Winchester, VA 22602
Email: KOKV@aviationadventures.com

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