Article Deadline for “Palmetto Aviation”- November 8, 2017

If you would like to submit an article for the next edition of Palmetto Aviation, please email rina@associationsplus.com or sarah@associationsplus.com. Deadline to accept articles is by November 8, 2017.
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Register today for the 2018 SCAA Annual Conference!

The 2018 SCAA Annual Conference will be Feb 7-9 at the Wild Dunes Resort. The theme of this Annual Conference is “Airports Mean Business”.   Hard Copy of Registration form: Click here   Online Registration: Click here for the online registration form.   Sponsorship: Click here for the online sponsorship form.   Exhibitor: Click here for the online exhibitor form.   Hotel Information:  Room Reservation Deadline is by January 9, 2017   Group Name/Code 2018 SC Aviation Association Annual Conference / 3H55E5 Group Rate Guestrooms: $142 daily ++ Two Bedroom condo’s and One Bedroom Suites: $174 daily ++ Online Reservation Link 2018 SC Aviation Assn Online Booking Link Toll Free Reservation Line 877.624.3654 Group Cut Off Date Attendees must book their reservations and fill the group block prior to January 9th,...
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Inside the terminal houses the South Carolina Aviation Association’s Aviation Hall of Fame.

  Richland County owns and manages the Jim Hamilton-L.B. Owens Airport in Columbia. Inside the terminal houses the South Carolina Aviation Association’s Aviation Hall of Fame. Free and open to the public, here’s more about the hall; featuring 2009 inductee Robert Sumwalt, the current Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board. David L. Bowser, Assistant Director Public Information Office Richland County...
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SCHAF Newsletter for October 2017

SCHAF Newsletter for October 2017-   Reminder: The next SCHAF Open House will take place Saturday, October 14, 2017. 10am-1pm at Hangar Y-1 Hamilton-Owens Airport. AeroFest 2017 will take place Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 10am through 4pm at Hamilton-Owens-Owens Airport.   Foundation Happenings-   Greetings to members and friends of the South Carolina Historic Aviation Foundation.  September was a busy month; the big news is that the SCHAF restoration team has completed the project to rebuild the nose section of “Furtle Turtle,” the B-25 at Patriots Point in Charleston, South Carolina.  This is a great example of how historic organizations in the Palmetto State can work together to ensure that future generations will be aware of the contributions of previous generations.  SCHAF members who took in part in the project to restore the nose section of “Furtle Turtle” were: Ron Skipper, David Moxley, John Chamberlain, Katherine Cuddy, Joe McDonagh, Gary Byrd, Lucienne Lapierre, Edwin Scott, and Niall McLaughlin.  Special kudos go out to Ron Skipper and David Moxley, who spent quite a lot of time at the U.S.S. Yorktown in Charleston carrying out restoration.  Below are some before and after pictures. Before moving on to other subjects, want to mention that big things are in store for October.  Our monthly open house will take place Saturday, October 14th and we will be holding a birthday party. We’ll be celebrating the 75th birthday of GF-2, SCHAF’s B-25. We’ll have a short program commemorating her arrival in the Palmetto State in 1942.  We’ll also have refreshments and would love to have as many people as possible to wish the ol’ girl a happy birthday.  Also, on October 21st the 2017 edition of AeroFest will take place at Hamilton-Owens Airport. A number of historic aircraft including a Ford Tri-Motor will be there. It will be a great chance to see a wide selection of warbirds and antique aircraft. Hawkeyes Over AeroFest, an aerial scavenger hunt will also take place. And remember AeroFest raises funds for a great cause, Camp Kemo, which provides recreational opportunities for kids undergoing treatment for cancer.  Hope to see everyone at both events.  Link to AeroFest 2017 site: http://flyforfunandcommunity.com/blog/ .   A successful open house on Saturday, September 9, 2017.  Met a number of nice people who seemed very interested in the work of SCHAF as well as a couple of young men who expressed an interest...
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Two days until the SCAA 2017 Planning Committee Meeting

SCAA 2017 Planning Committee Meeting Ideas + Goals = SUCCESS in 2018 Calling all SCAA members! All members are invited and encouraged to be a part of the 2017 planning committee meeting for SCAA.  Experience for this event is not necessary and this event is FREE for all SCAA members. Your participation will provide input and direction for the association’s programs and plans for its new year.  Please see agenda below. Event Details: Date: August 24, 2017 Location: Rock Hill-York County Airport Address for Location: 550 Airport Road, Suite 205, Rock Hill, SC 29732 Planning Committee Agenda: Thursday, August 24 (Rock Hill-York County Airport, Board Room) 10 am – 11:30 am – Committees Members meet 11:30 am – Noon –  Committees Chairs report out Noon –  Committee Members are released Noon – 1 pm – Lunch for Board Members 1 pm – 3 pm – Board Meeting There is no charge to participate in the planning conference, but planning for meals and activities will require an accurate head count. Please let staff know if you are planning on attending by completing the registration form below. Planning Committee Meeting Name First Last Affiliation NamePhoneEmail Address Street Address City State / Province / Region ZIP / Postal Code SCAA Committee ChoicesAMT Day - to help plan and recognize all the aircraft maintenance technicians in the state.Annual Conference - to help plan educational sessions, programs and activities for the annual conference.Aviation Week/SC Aerospace Conference & Expo - to help plan the aerospace conference with other affiliated organizations.Hall of Fame - to help select inductees for the Hall of Fame Program (this induction is an every other year process)Legislative - to work on legislative issues and solicit to state legislators.Passport- to promote and maintain programScholarship - to help solicit and select students.Southeast Aviation Expo - to help plan activities for the expo.SC Aviation Safety Council - to help plan safety events throughout the year and educational sessions for conference & expo.Please indicate which committee you would like to participate...
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Calling all SCAA members, Leaders Needed for the SCAA Planning Committee Meeting

SCAA 2017 Planning Committee Meeting Ideas + Goals = SUCCESS in 2018 Calling all SCAA members! All members are invited and encouraged to be a part of the 2017 planning committee meeting for SCAA.  Experience for this event is not necessary and this event is FREE for all SCAA members. Your participation will provide input and direction for the association’s programs and plans for its new year.  Please see agenda below. Event Details:  Date: August 24, 2017 Location: Rock Hill-York County Airport Address for Location: 550 Airport Road, Suite 205, Rock Hill, SC 29732 Planning Committee Agenda:  Thursday, August 24 (Rock Hill-York County Airport, Board Room) 10 am – 11:30 am – Committees Members meet 11:30 am – Noon –  Committees Chairs report out Noon –  Committee Members are released Noon – 1 pm – Lunch for Board Members 1 pm – 3 pm – Board Meeting There is no charge to participate in the planning conference, but planning for meals and activities will require an accurate head count. Please let staff know if you are planning on attending by completing the registration form below. Planning Committee Meeting Name First Last Affiliation NamePhoneEmail Address Street Address City State / Province / Region ZIP / Postal Code SCAA Committee ChoicesAMT Day - to help plan and recognize all the aircraft maintenance technicians in the state.Annual Conference - to help plan educational sessions, programs and activities for the annual conference.Aviation Week/SC Aerospace Conference & Expo - to help plan the aerospace conference with other affiliated organizations.Hall of Fame - to help select inductees for the Hall of Fame Program (this induction is an every other year process)Legislative - to work on legislative issues and solicit to state legislators.Passport- to promote and maintain programScholarship - to help solicit and select students.Southeast Aviation Expo - to help plan activities for the expo.SC Aviation Safety Council - to help plan safety events throughout the year and educational sessions for conference & expo.Please indicate which committee you would like to participate...
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NASA Plans Sonic-Boom Tests In Florida

NASA plans to fly an F-18 at supersonic speeds above Florida’s coastal waters later this month, producing sonic booms for a test program. The aircraft will fly at or above 32,000 feet when it goes supersonic. The flightpath is designed to keep the strongest-sounding sonic booms away from residential areas, while still producing booms above Kennedy Space Center, where the sound will be collected by 32 microphones on the ground. The booms will be loudest on the beaches north of KSC, and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station will hear quieter booms. Residents will hear a sound resembling “the rumble of distant thunder,” said NASA, in areas including Port Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, Port St. John, Titusville, Mims and Scottsmoor. People in those areas may hear an occasional “muted” sonic boom, NASA said. The F-18, which is based at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, in California, will take off from Kennedy’s Shuttle Landing Facility and fly off the coast of Cape Canaveral. The F-18 will fly a designated flight path where it will exceed Mach 1, the speed of sound, and produce a sonic boom. Meanwhile, NASA also will fly a TG-14 motorized glider equipped with a wingtip microphone, at an altitude between 4,000 to 10,000 feet. At the test point, the TG-14 will temporarily shut down its motor and glide. This will enable the wingtip microphone to pick up a clean, accurate sonic-boom signature before it travels through any turbulence. NASA said it expects to fly the F-18 two to three times per day, starting Monday, Aug. 21, and continuing until the end of the month or early September. The research plan calls for at least 33 sonic...
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Calling all SCAA members, Leaders Needed for the SCAA Planning Committee Meeting

SCAA 2017 Planning Committee Meeting Ideas + Goals = SUCCESS in 2018 Calling all SCAA members! All members are invited and encouraged to be a part of the 2017 planning committee meeting for SCAA.  Experience for this event is not necessary and this event is FREE for all SCAA members. Your participation will provide input and direction for the association’s programs and plans for its new year.  Please see agenda below. Event Details:  Date: August 24, 2017 Location: Rock Hill-York County Airport Address for Location: 550 Airport Road, Suite 205, Rock Hill, SC 29732 Planning Committee Agenda:  Thursday, August 24 (Rock Hill-York County Airport, Board Room) 10 am – 11:30 am – Committees Members meet 11:30 am – Noon –  Committees Chairs report out Noon –  Committee Members are released Noon – 1 pm – Lunch for Board Members 1 pm – 3 pm – Board Meeting There is no charge to participate in the planning conference, but planning for meals and activities will require an accurate head count. Please let staff know if you are planning on attending by completing the registration form below. Planning Committee Meeting Name First Last Affiliation NamePhoneEmail Address Street Address City State / Province / Region ZIP / Postal Code SCAA Committee ChoicesAMT Day - to help plan and recognize all the aircraft maintenance technicians in the state.Annual Conference - to help plan educational sessions, programs and activities for the annual conference.Aviation Week/SC Aerospace Conference & Expo - to help plan the aerospace conference with other affiliated organizations.Hall of Fame - to help select inductees for the Hall of Fame Program (this induction is an every other year process)Legislative - to work on legislative issues and solicit to state legislators.Passport- to promote and maintain programScholarship - to help solicit and select students.Southeast Aviation Expo - to help plan activities for the expo.SC Aviation Safety Council - to help plan safety events throughout the year and educational sessions for conference & expo.Please indicate which committee you would like to participate...
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SCHAF Newsletter for August 2017

SCHAF Newsletter for August 2017 Reminder: The next SCHAF Open House will take place Saturday, August 12, 2017. 10am-1pm at Hangar Y-1 Hamilton-Owens Airport. Foundation Happenings- Greetings to the members and friends of the South Carolina Historic Aviation Foundation. Not only has this been a hot summer but it’s also been a busy one as far as SCHAF activities.  July was a month with a lot going on and a month that saw SCHAF making real progress in a number of areas.  The restoration of GF-2 is proceeding nicely and progress continues apace.  If you haven’t been by to see SCHAF’s B-25C recently make a point of doing so because the old girl is beginning to look really good. A good open house on Saturday, July 8, 2017.  A number of people dropped by to learn about SCHAF and view the progress made in returning GF-2 to her former glory.  A number of young people and their parents were able to find out about the exciting and rich history of aviation and South Carolina’s role in that history.   SCHAF members who were present included Ken Berry, Ron Shelton, David McIntosh, Mary McIntosh, Joe McDonough, Ron Skipper, Marvin Williams, Alton Blanks, Edwin Scott and Ted Podewil.  As always, a great deal of interest in Ted Podewil’s airborne display. The board of directors of the South Carolina Historic Aviation Foundation met at Hamilton-Owens Airport in Columbia on Thursday, July 6, 2017.  Board members present were Ken Berry, Cantzon Foster, David McIntosh, Katherine Cuddy, Scott Linaberry and Ron Skipper.  SCHAF members present were: Chris Gillam, David Moxley, John Chamberlain, Edwin Scott, Gary Byrd and Mary McIntosh.  The main topic of discussion was planning for a major fund raising campaign for SCHAF and starting the process to start applying for grants to support the work of the foundation.   Chris Gillam, an affiliate of the University of South Carolina’s Institute of Archaeology who teaches archaeology at Winthrop University, has extensive experience in writing grant applications and briefed everyone on the grant writing process.  It was agreed that SCHAF needs to develop both short and long term goals. It was agreed that continued work on restoring GF-2 is the main short term goal.  Among the long term goals, securing a bigger building to house GF-2 and potentially other aircraft and working toward the establishment of a South Carolina Museum of Aviation.  Also present was Chris...
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Solar Eclipse Party from EAA242 Chapter

GIT MOONED !! Monday August 21- 2017 @2:41 PM  HURRY TO GET YOUR SIGNUP IN !!! Response is Coming in fast and furious. Sign Up at:  eaa242.org  SIGN UP MUST OCCUR BY AUGUST 7 . It looks Like We are going to have a Great Group Present !!!!.  AGAIN…. We will have the ECLIPSE Luncheon party at The SAC MONDAY MAY 21st at 12:30 PM with possible Over flow in the Terminal Building !Take off the afternoon  if possible. We will be serving up lunch beginning at 1PM . Hot off the grill we will feature – Moon Buns over Sun-burgers, Rocket Dogs with Meteorite Chile, Starlight Baked Beans (Beans cooked with Bacon and Onion and a few other Top Secret Area 51 Ingredients) also  we will serve SUN roasted Potato Chips . Desert will be Moon Pies. BYOB ! ISO approved Eye Glasses are included with each paid meal.  Again RSVP Via our Pay Pal Account eaa242.org.  Adults are $10.00 each and Children 12 and under are $8.00.  Also being Posted soon , Come to the next Fly In Pancake Breakfast Meeting at 9am Saturday August 19th 2017. Member Chair Brian Christiano has a great program planned with a guest speaker set up for our membership and all other interested parties. We will be hearing from SCE&G- SCANA Aviation Department PHENOM 300 Pilot Melissa Washburn. Melissa has served as pilot, Captain and Safety Advisor for them for over 17 years. Do not miss this one ! Also Peggy has been coming up with several new ideas as Social Chair- most centered around activates Like Pizza N Poker night. Trivia Night, Music N Dinner under the stars, Electronic Bowling  to name a few…… Will see what takes hold and give it a go. Do not forget Tail Gating at the SAC. All are welcome to jump in and plan one. It is there, lets make sure we USE IT!  Coming up also all too soon (September 3rd) 242 is cooking for the SC Breakfast Club at KCUB. CORRECTION………..  September 30th. We have our annual Hawks N Hawg’s Aerial Scavenger Hunt. Hawks against the Hawgs. definition of a Hawg: Porky, Loud and likes to play in the mud. I say they win only when “Pigs Fly”. They have not won yet !! Peggy and I were out in the very early this Sunday Morning (what a morning to fly…Early!) in the Cessna 170 with our mission...
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Sad News to Report – Hartsell Rogers passed away

Mr. Hartsell Osborn Rogers Jr.Mr. Hartsell Osborn Rogers, Jr., 69, of Fork, S.C. passed away on July 19, 2017 at his home after a heroic battle with cancer.  Hartsell was born July 3, 1948 and was a lifelong member of Fork Baptist Church, where he served as Superintendent, Sunday school teacher, Trustee, Deacon and sang in the choir. He was preceded in death by his father, Hartsell O. Rogers, Sr., his mother, Margaret Moore Rogers, and brother, Wilson Earl Rogers.Surviving Hartsell are: his Wife of the home Lenetta Johnson Rogers, a Daughter: Nikki R. Bailey and her husband, John; his Grandchildren: Logan, Lauren and Luke; his Sister Mary Anne R. Hayes and her husband, John Charles; his Brother: John Seaborn Rogers and his wife, Mellie Page Rogers; numerous cousins, six nephews and two nieces.Before retirement, Hartsell served as Dillon County Administrator and as Director of Florence Regional Airport. He was also an active member of the Civil Air Patrol, The Hillbilly Clan 82 Outlaws #3 and the Fork Masonic Lodge #258.The funeral to celebrate Hartsell’s life will be on Friday, July 21 at 5:00 P.M. at Fork Baptist Church. Burial, with Masonic Rites, will follow in the Church Cemetery, directed by Cox-Collins Funeral Home.Memorials may be made to Fork Baptist Church, 1923 Old River Rd, Fork, SC 29543 or to the American Cancer Society, 181 E Evans St, Florence, SC...
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Governor McMaster to Deliver Keynote Address at SC Aerospace Conference

Governor Henry McMaster to Deliver Keynote Address As the 117th governor of South Carolina, Henry McMaster recognizes the impact of the aerospace industry and its importance to the economic future of the Palmetto State. Having performed decades of public service, McMaster is committed to keeping South Carolina right where it belongs – on top. To do this, Governor McMaster is focused on making sure that the Palmetto State retains and builds upon its unmatched positive business environment. And, in just six short months as governor, the approach seems to be paying off. During that time, McMaster and his team have announced more than 50 economic development projects, bringing approximately 6,600 new jobs and $2.1 billion in capital investment to South Carolina. Research and Innovation Poster Competition  The SC Aerospace Conference and Expo is calling for abstracts for the research and innovation poster competition. The poster competition provides an opportunity to showcase recent developments, demonstrations of new applications or techniques, upcoming research challenges, future directions and novel approaches in an aerospace related field. Winners are recognized during the conference’s evening event on Wednesday August 30th. For more details, please e-mail us. S.C. Department of Commerce Collaborating with Partners to Host Two Key Events for Existing Industries at SC Aerospace Conference and Expo 2017 South Carolina Aerospace B2B Supplier Matchmaker: Taking place on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, this event is an opportunity for aerospace suppliers to connect with OEMs and tier one suppliers. Interested firms must first apply and be pre-screened for this event. If approved, registration costs are $50 per person for the B2B session (this does not include Conference and Expo access). The event is open to companies with South Carolina operations only but can include direct and indirect suppliers. Learn more, and apply here.     South Carolina Defense Industry Diversification Workshop: Taking place on Thursday, August 31, 2017, this event is for either prime or sub-contractors to the Department of Defense (DOD) that have been impacted by sequestration and/or are now interested in developing more non-DOD business opportunities. Featuring expert presentations to benefit defense contractors in six key areas surrounding strategic diversification, the workshop will address differences between DOD and non-DOD markets and how companies can effectively identify and secure new market opportunities. The event is sponsored by the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce and S.C. Department of Commerce. To attend the workshop, register for either a one- or two-day conference pass. Thank you...
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EAA242 – Total Eclipse Luncheon

Monday August 21- 2017 @2:41 PM Planning is underway for the Total Eclipse Luncheon.  The ISO Certified (ISO12312-2) Viewing Glasses are In. (do not view it without such) Soooo now then – what better place to be than the airport with all of your fellow pilots and their families observing this Eclipse ! We will have a Luncheon party at The SAC !Take off the afternoon  if possible. We will be serving up lunch beginning at 1PM . Hot off the grill we will feature – Moon Buns over Sun-burgers, Rocket Dogs and Eclipse Baked Beans (Beans cooked with Bacon and Onion and a few other Top Secret Area 51 Ingredients) also serve SUN roasted Potato Chips . Desert will be Moon Pies. BYOB ! We will have our Website set shortly to provide RSVP Via our Pay Pal Account.  Adults will be $10.00 each and Children 12 and under will be $8.00. We will let you know when you can sign up. You will need to be prepaid a week before the Event to attend no matter. (That is under a month from now so we all have some notice)…..  I ran into Tom and Ski in the SAC on Sunday as they were cleaning up from the Birthday Party held Saturday evening. Evidence in the Recycle Can showed it was a bit more of a party than the old ones that were formally held during the week! Tom says thank you to all for attending! He was moved by the great turnout. !!  Tailwinds-...
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NATA CSR Seminar Returns

The NATA Customer Service Representative (CSR) Certification Program returns to Chicago on August 22nd and 23rd. Set the tone for positive FBO customer service experiences and learn how to build a foundation for successful customer interactions, turning marginal customer transactions into fulfilled client transformations. Click here to see what attendees of the previously sold-out CSR Program had to say. We look forward to seeing you in Chicago! Why You Should Attend Providing great customer service in an aviation services industry setting is an essential ingredient for developing long-term profitable customer relationships and helps distinguish an aviation services brand. The NATA Certified CSR Program will teach attendees valuable knowledge and customer service skills and provide a certification. Who Should Attend FBO Customer Service Representatives (CSRs) Aircraft Greeters and Facilitators Concierge Personnel Schedulers and Dispatchers Managers and Supervisors Anyone involved in delivering a great customer service experience For questions regarding registration, please contact: Safety 1st safety1st@nata.aero (202)...
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