NCDOT Postpones Monroe Drone Workshop

Out of concern for the health and safety of attendees during the COVID-19 outbreak, the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation is postponing the Drone Workshop scheduled for April 9 in Monroe. No makeup date has been set at this time. NCDOT will continue to work with the venue, South Piedmont Community College, to […]

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North Carolina Announces Winners of 2020 Aviation Art Contest

Photo above – 1st Place Intermediate Category – Daniel Kim The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation announced today the winners of this year’s Aviation Art Contest, an annual competition among students across North Carolina. NCDOT received more than 2,400 entries carrying this year’s contest theme “Flying Yesterday and Tomorrow.” After weeks of judging […]

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NC AirTAP Continues Successful Program with Airport Planning and Environmental Class

Public airport officials from North Carolina gathered in Raleigh on Tuesday to attended Airport Planning and Environmental, number 6 in a series of 12 training courses in the North Carolina Airport Leadership and Management Program (ALMP), the signature program of the North Carolina Airport Technical Assistance Program (NC AirTAP). NC AirTAP is a program of […]

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North Carolina Hosts First Autonomous Air Taxi Demo in North America

More than 100 spectators, including Governor Roy Cooper, Transportation Secretary Jim Trogdon, and Bobby Walston, Aviation Director, gathered in Raleigh on Tuesday to witness North America’s first demonstration of an autonomous air taxi. “Flight started in North Carolina over 100 years ago,” said Trogdon, whose agency hosted Tuesday’s demonstration. “So, it is appropriate the demonstration […]

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Otto Lilienthal’s Glider to Fly in North Carolina’s Outer Banks

German aviation pioneer Otto Lilienthal’s bi-plane glider “Großer Doppeldecker“ will be on display in the Outer Banks from December 14-16 and the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Raum- und Luftfahrt) will attempt a test-flight of the iconic aircraft during this time as well. The glider’s first flight since 1896 successfully took place in California […]

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