3 days left until the Southeast Aviation Expo!

Come join us for the 2017 Southeast Aviation Expo. Schedule of events listed below: 

Fly in or Drive in – YOU are the show!

2017 Southeast Aviation Expo

Saturday, June 10 – 11, 2017

Greenwood County Airport

322 Terminal Road, Greenwood, SC 29649

Fly in or drive in, but come and enjoy!  The skies will be lit up with general aviation airplanes flying in from the tri-state area.

To top it all off the field will be closed for a World Class Airshow.

If you join our fly-in you get the show for free!

The Greenwood County Airport is home to the Annual Southeast Aviation Expo and is presented in partnership with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 1023.

The expo is a fly-in for general aviation as well as an air show that allow the public to experience and enjoy aviation.  Introducing and promoting aviation to all ages is our passion, and that’s clearly reflected in our slogan: Flying, Family and Fun!

SCAA will be hosting a full day of education sessions for pilots on Sunday, June 11.  You are invited to participate in a plane judging (play to fly in if the weather permits) and SCAA will be having the Ambassdor’s Passport recognition following the EAA Chapter Breakfast. See a full schedule of events below. Thank you to Greenwood County Airport for allowing SCAA to partner with you for this Flying, Family and Fun Event! 

Saturday, June 10 Activities 

12 pm 

-Gates open to the public. (Cost is $10 per vehicle.)

     -EAA Fly-in

     – General Aircraft Arrival 

     – Military Aircraft & Vehicle Arrival

     – Car Show Arrival

12:00 – 5:30 pm (Family Event)

-Plane Rides

-Helicopter Rides

-Car Show  

– Monster Truck Rides

-Prop Art (for kids)

4 pm 

     -Spartanburg Jazz Ensemble and Hangar Dancing (Hangar A-3)

5:45 pm 

      – Opening Ceremony

6 pm – 8 pm  

     – Air Show! 

       (Airport closed during air show)

(For those who want to fly-in for Saturday, there will be basic camping available)

Sunday, June 11 (Arriving Aviators)

8:00 am – 10:00 am

– Breakfast Club Fly-In ($7 for plates, $5 for kids) 

Breakfast begins at 9 am 

9:30 am – 9:45  am

– Plane Judging Contest (for fly-ins only) 

9:45 am – 10:00 am 

– SCAA Passport Recognition 

Pilot Education Sessions (WINGS credits available for ALL) 

10:00 am – 11:00 am 

Jason Gainey  (WINGS Credit Available) 

     Topic: 3Ts to save your Life: “Talking, Twisting, Turning” 

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tim Coolidge, FAASTeam (WINGS Credit Available) 

      Topic: uses, limits and legalities of UAV’s in the airspace

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm 

Wally Moran (WINGS Credit Available) 

     Topic: What to do if you have a bad aviation day

Raffle Announcement: Opportunity to win an Airmanship Series Module form pilotworkshops.com

Thank you to the South Carolina Aviation Safety Council for setting up the speakers! 

Speaker Details: 

1. Jason Gainey

Short Bio: coming soon.

Speaker Topic: 3Ts to save your Life: “Talking, Twisting, Turning”

Topic brief summary:  Simple Misunderstandings leading to: Near Miss Incidents, False Assumptions and Loss of Aircraft Control

1. The communications issue at Anderson resulting in several near-miss incidents.
2. Two small misunderstandings that caused pilots to use an unmonitored Unicom frequency thinking they were communicating with traffic (when in reality they were talking to no one).
3. Misunderstanding by my friend and CFI that Led to a false assumption. The assumption led to purposefully spinning an uncertified aircraft which ended up in a flat spin and subsequent crash – short video made with copilots Go-pro of 56 1/2 turns in 2 minutes into the ground. As far as i know, they are the only two people to spin from 5000 ft AGL into the ground and live. I’ll be sharing some of his assumptions and thinking that led to the accident.

 2. Tim Coolidge

Short Bio: Tim Coolidge is our FAASTeam Representative that focuses on small unmanned aerial vehicles and their operations in South Carolina.  He is a retired Navy pilot and has experience operating an optionally manned helicopter in Afghanistan.

Speaker Topic: uses, limits and legalities of UAV’s in the airspace

Topic brief summary:  coming soon.

3. Wally Moran

Short Bio: Wally is a retired part 121 pilot and longtime flight instructor. Wally is a FAST team Representative and designated pilot examiner for the CAE FSDO. Wally also creates and records aviation training products for Pilotworkshop.com.

Speaker Topic: What to do if you have a bad aviation day.

Topic brief summary:  No one wants to think about being involved in an accident or incident but each year a number of us will. This presentation will provide some practical suggestions that can help resolve the issue with the least amount of pain. We will discuss NTSB accident reporting requirements, The NASA Aviation Safety Reporting System and the FAA Safety Team.

For more information, fly-in directions, and event details on this event visit Greenwood County Airport event website – http://aviationexpo.net

Air Show Details: 

Greenwood has an exciting air show planned for the 2017 Aviation Expo! Here is a look at some of the performers who will dazzle us with their aerobatics and formation flying!

Patty Wagstaff

To Patty Wagstaff the sky represents adventure, freedom and challenge. A six-time member of the US Aerobatic Team, Patty has won the gold, silver and bronze medals in Olympic-level international aerobatic competition and is the first woman to win the title of US National Aerobatic champion and one of the few people to win it three times.

Patty, one of the world’s top airshow pilots, flies thrilling, low-level aerobatic demonstrations before millions of people each year.  Her breathtaking performances give airshow spectators a front-row seat view of the precision and complexity of modern, unlimited hard-core aerobatics. Her smooth aggressive style sets the standard for performers the world over.

Scott Francis

Scott Francis has been flying in airplanes for as long as he can remember.  Born and raised in Wichita, KS, he flew often with his father who was an experimental test pilot. Scott received his private license in high school, and has gone on to earn his commercial, instrument, multi-engine, and Airline Transport Pilot certifications. He currently has over 2,800 logged hours in more than 40 types of aircraft.

Jacquie Warda

When most people turn 50, they figure it’s time to relax and settle into neutral while coasting toward retirement. Not Jacquie B! When Jacquie turned 50, she launched her solo aerobatic career with her one-of-a-kind Pitts Special biplane. During the centennial celebration of powered flight in 2003, Jacquie finally quit the humdrum of a white collar profession and realized her dream as an air show performer, becoming the first female pilot to enter this business at the age of 50.

Jacquie is now flying an Extra 300 monoplane. She has made the switch from a biplane of many years to something new. Her beautiful red Extra is faster, more capable of gyroscopic maneuvers and has two seats! She can now give rides and share her love and passion of flying with others across the country. She holds a Commercial Certificate in land-based aircraft as well as a seaplane rating and holds a Level 1 ACE card which allows her to perform down to the surface.

Red Thunder

Red Thunder teal airplanes feature the Russian Yak-52 and the Chinese Nanchang CJ-6. Tim Williams of Dadeville, Alabama is the Team Leader and offered this: “Our team offers people an opportunity to see these stunning Red Star airplanes up close and personal. A chance to see airplanes that only a few years ago would have been impossible here in the United States.” Today, there are around 500 Yaks and Chinese airplanes in the United States.