Fly the Five


Virginia Aviation Ambassador Program

It was the day we had selected to fly to 5-6 airports in Virginia with the sole purpose to get some stamps. As expected the weather gods spoke otherwise, revised our plans and our day ended up so different from what we planned!

osh23The Virginia Aviation Ambassador Program is designed to encourage pilots to fly to all the airports in Virginia. It provides Gold, Silver and Bronze levels for pilots and passengers who visit Virginia Airports and Museums.

It is a fun way to visit airports in your state. And win a Leather Jacket for visiting all 66 airports, 4 Aviation Museums, 1 VA Safety seminar and attend the VA regional Festival of Flight at the Gold Level.

It is a fun way to visit 50 public use airports, 4 aviation museums, 1 safety seminar and the VA regional festival of flight at the silver level to win a flight bag.

It is a fun way to visit 25 public use airports, 4 aviation museums, 1 safety seminar and the VA regional festival of flight at the bronze level to win a VA ambassadors cap and lapel pin.

More than anything, it is a fun way to visit  airports in your state. Plan and do it in a group, for some fun flying and hanger flying experience! Plan and do it in a group with a $200 hamburger or more realistically a $500 vegeburger in mind!

photo 5While we planned:

SHD->LUA->8W2->FRR->OKV

All VFR.

Except for the little matter of crossing the Shenandoah Ridge overcast at 2000ft.

We ended up doing:

HWY->CJR->OMH

It was still worth it!

photo 4We saw some neat warbirds and B17 at CJR. We drove into town in the courtesy car at OMH for some hanger flying and good Mexican food.

All in all, a great experience!

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