Aviation in Virginia
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|Aviation in Virginia|
|Aviation in the United States|
|Commercial – primary||9|
|Military and other airports||11|
|7 May 1801 (Balloon), 3 Sept 1908 Heavier than air|
- Thaddeus S. C. Lowe and the Union Army Balloon Corps during the Peninsula Campaign of the American Civil War
- 3 September 1908 - Orville Wright flew the first heavier than air flight in Virginia from Fort Myer.
- Late 20th Century: SST flights of the Concorde from Dulles International.
- Dynamic Aviation
- Washington Dulles International Airport provides international air service.
- David M. Brown Astronaut from Arlington Virginia who flew in STS-107 mission.
- Richard E. Byrd, Polar aviator
Government and Military
- All flight operations in Virginia are conducted within FAA oversight.
- The Virginia Department of Aviation manages state airport policy.
- The Virginia Air National Guard is the Air Reserve Component of the U.S. Air Force.
- Virginia Aviation Museum Richmond.
- Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, part of the National Air and Space Museum, opened 2003
- Virginia Air and Space Center in Hampton, Virginia
- Air Power Park in Hampton, Virginia