Winchester Regional Airport prepares for Girls in Aviation Day

The Winchester Regional Airport is hosting Girls in Aviation Day this Saturday, September 23rd, from 9 am to noon.

Local girls from 8-18 are invited to participate in activities to learn about aviation and inspire them to consider a career in the industry.

The event features aircraft displays, drone presentations, flight simulators and more.

This is the second year the event has been held in Winchester and despite doubling capacity, all tickets were claimed within 24 hours.

Event Organizer and Director of Development for STEM Flights Carley Walker said, “The community interest in aviation is evident by how many- and how quickly- people registered. We see a significant demand for aviation programming in our region and we are ready to create more exciting opportunities to satisfy that need.”

This community interest is significant to an industry which is suffering from an ongoing pilot shortage.

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Winchester Regional Airport receives recognition

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A newsletter from Winchester Regional Airport (WRA) announced an award for their services.

WRA has been selected to receive the 2021 Frank G. Brewer Memorial Aerospace Education Award.

Nominees for the award are evaluated on Civil Air Patrol program support.

WRA has been recognized for significance of accomplishment, community involvement and support of all facets of the aerospace education mission over at least 5 years.

This award commemorates over thirty years of faithful support by the WRA for the Winchester Composite Squadron.

Some of that support includes provisions of hanger facilities, aircraft tie downs, meeting space and direct assistance for emergency services for several interstate Civil Air Patrol squadrons.

The award will be received at the Winchester Airport Board meeting on Thursday April 14 at 5 p.m..

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Winchester Regional Airport receives a grant from the FAA

The Winchester Regional Airport Authority has been awarded a $3.5 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The funds will support the recently approved Winchester Airport’s Improvement Program.

The grant is 100% federally funded and does not have local matching requirements.

The funds will be used for the first phase of construction to rehabilitate an aircraft parking apron and taxiway.

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