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The Annual Aviation, Aerospace and UAS Legislative Reception held on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, was an enormous success.
Thank you to everyone in attendance!


Thank you to our Legislative Host Committee

Senator John Cosgrove

Senator Bill DeSteph

Senator Ghazala Hashmi

Senator Lynwood Lewis

Delegate Terry Austin

Delegate Barry Knight

Delegate Danny Marshall

Delegate David Reid

Delegate Mark Sickles

Delegate Shelly Simonds

Thank you to Governor Glenn Youngkin and Lt. Governor Winsome Sears


Virginia Department of Aviation

Virginia Innovative Partnership Corporation | VIPC

NASA—Langley Research Center & Wallops Flight Facility



Virginia Space & Va Space Flight Academy


Aurora Flight Sciences / Boeing

NEXTGEN Aviators

Old Dominion University - VISA

Shannon Air Museum

Signature Flight Support


Averett University

Delta Airport Consultants

NEXTGEN Aviators

Science Systems & Applications, Inc - SSAI

Virginia Space Grant Consortium

Virginia State University

Thank you to our Volunteers from these Virginia Education Programs

Liberty University - School of Aeronautics

Aaron Wilson, Professor of Aviation, LU

Students from Liberty University

USAF Auxiliary, Virginia Wing, Civil Air Patrol



Analytic Mechanics Applications - AMA


Danville Community College

Hampton Economic Development

NIA - National Institute of Aerospace

Northrup Grumman

Rocket Lab USA


Virginia Aeronautical Historical Society

Virginia AeroSpace Business Association

Virginia Economical Development Partnership

Winchester Regional Airport


Friends of the VABA

Apogee Strategic Partners, LLC

Austin Electrical Construction

Dinwiddie Airport & Industrial Authority

Eden & Associates

Metis Technology Solutions, Inc.

Nexutech, LLC

Richard Bland College

Talbert & Bright

Technology Advancement Group - TAG

Washington Airports Task Force

Drone Coordinator : Jay Willmott

Photography credits: Brian Williamson

Virginia Space Grant Consortium




The VABA is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization which serves as the voice of aviation business in Virginia.  Our mission is to promote the development of aviation business within the Commonwealth of Virginia and represent the Aviation Industry with the Commonwealth of Virginia’s legislature.  We also strive to enhance the development of infrastructure of GA and regional airports in support of the Commonwealth, and support continued improvement of airport and flight safety operations of all Virginia aviators.   


The VABA provides a unified voice for the Virginia aviation industry through:

  • · Advocacy

  • · Education

  • · Research

  • · Business Promotion

  • · Networking


The VABA government affairs team stays alert for issues impacting the operation of your aviation business.  Twice yearly, the VABA will conduct forums with members to understand what is impacting member businesses. Throughout the year VABA staff will interact with both elected and appointed officials looking to impact positively those areas that will create a better opportunity to grow individual businesses.

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