Meet and Greet Congressman Joe Wilson

Congressman Joe Wilson (R-2nd-SC) will be at the Aiken Airport next Wednesday, Oct. 29th. All pilots are invited to attend.  Congressman Wilson, a member of the House General Aviation Caucus, will meet with pilots to hear about issues important to the general aviation pilot community.  Details for next Wednesday are as follows: WHO:  Congressman Joe Wilson (R-2nd-SC) WHAT: Pilot Community Meet and Greet with your Congressman WHERE: Aiken Municipal Airport – Terminal Building Executive Conference Rm; 129 Aviation Blvd, Aiken, SC 29805 WHEN: Wednesday, Oct 29th; 4:00 – 5:00 pm Congressman Wilson knows the value of general aviation and the $7.5 million impact of GA on the local economy in his district.  Time and again, he has gone on record in opposition to aviation user fees that have been proposed in the President’s budget year-after-year.  During his time in Congress, he has also recognized the talents and skill sets contributed by pilots and aircraft maintenance personnel to the Army National Guard and worked to protect their jobs in light of restructuring proposals. He currently serves on the House Armed Services Committee where he chairs the Subcommittee on Military Personnel; the House Committee on Foreign Affairs; and the House Committee on Education and Workforce.  Before being elected to the United States Congress in 2001, Congressman Wilson served in the South Carolina State Senate where he was elected Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee.  He has also served the country as a member of the United States Armed Forces. AOPA encourages you to discuss the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act (GAPPA), HR 3708, and ask Congressman Wilson to cosponsor the bill.  The legislation currently has 150 cosponsors in the House.  Congressman Wilson needs to hear your personal stories – the costs and headaches you may have incurred to obtain or renew your Third Class Medical Certificate – so that he has a better understanding of how important this legislation and reform is to you.  Elected officials like to hear directly from their constituents about issues that are important to them, so your attendance at this event is invaluable.  You can also share with him that this bill will return tens of thousands of able-bodied pilots to GA and create the jobs associated with the manufacture and maintenance of thousands of new aircraft.  Because of the support for this bill in Congress, the FAA has even announced that they will do a...
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Sept 26-27 SEAE Offers Wealth of Knowledge on ADS-B

With the ADS-B 2020 compliance date fast approaching, the Southeast Aviation Expo will provide a wealth of information on the topic for pilots.  Three educational sessions on Saturday (11 am, noon and 1:45 pm) will discuss what you need to know about ADS-B and five avionics exhibitors will showcase what they can offer on the Expo floor. Take this opportunity, where you will have multiple avionics companies in one place, to shop around and discuss your concerns. One issue that you can discuss with our exhibitors, is that owners and operators have concerns about equipping too early, including the significant costs involved and lingering uncertainty  about whether today’s technology will be viable in 10 years.  The FAA has stated  it is working to ensure that manufacturers bring suitable equipment to the marketplace when its needed, and that any required upgrades are available at a reasonable cost. We hope you will come to the expo and utilize the opportunity of having multiple ADS-B exhibitors that can address your concerns. See exhibitors...
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Workshops offered at Southeast Aviation Expo

The September 26-27 Southeast Aviation Expo will offer hands on workshops. All workshops will be taught by USAeroTech Institute.  There is no additional cost to attend, but you must register to attend the workshop in advance. Remember, SCAA members receive free admission. Following are descriptions and times for each of the courses. Don’t forget to bring your family.  A youth track will be offered on Saturday, September 26. Workshop Registration Large Aircraft Systems Workshop Friday, September 26 1:30-2:20 pm and 3:30-4:20 pm Small, single engine aircraft systems are relatively simple. Come and find out how the systems on larger aircraft keep the aircraft flying and safe. We will cover, hydraulics, electrical, pneumatics, engines, fuel and more. Session concludes with a tour of a Boeing 727 aircraft. Navigation: How Do I Get There? Friday, September 26 2:30 pm – 3:20 pm and 4:30 pm – 5:20 pm Ever been lost (and without a GPS)? An aircraft is constantly moving and it’s not easy to pull over to ask for directions. Learn how to navigate while flying using a compass and plotter. You will be able to figure out “Where am I” and “How do I get there.” Sparks and Electricity Workshop – YOUTH track Saturday, September 27 10:30-11:30 am Did you know there are three types of electricity? We will discover the different types, how we use them daily, and how they help an aircraft fly. See some of the many electrical aircraft components function using these different electrical sources. Let’s Go Flying Workshop – YOUTH track Saturday, September 27 1:50 – 3:30 pm ages 13-19 Ever wonder what keeps an aircraft flying, or how it is controlled? This session will teach the basics of aerodynamics, flight controls, instruments and communications. The workshop concludes with a walk-around of several different aircraft including a Boeing...
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Ten WINGS Credits offered and more

Ten education sessions taught at the Southeast Aviation Expo will offer WINGS Credits. See full schedule below. Friday, September 26 1:00 pm                      Expo opens 1:30 – 2:20 pm           Large Aircraft Systems (Boeing 727) Workshop – USAeroTech 1:30 – 2:20 pm           WINGS – Air Traffic Control Questions and Answers – Hangar 1:30 – 2:00 pm           Business Aviation Tax Update – Aviation Tax Consultants – SSC Boardroom 2:30 – 3:20 pm           Navigation: How Do I Get There? Workshop – USAeroTech 2:30 – 3:20 pm           WINGS – 178 Seconds to Live – Hangar 2:30 – 3:00 pm           Lead Acid Aircraft, Battery Worthiness – SSC Boardroom 3:00 – 3:30 pm           Single Pilot Safety – SSC Boardroom 3:30 – 4:20 pm           WINGS – Flying with ForeFlight Mobile – Hangar 3:30 – 4:20 pm           Large Aircraft Systems (Boeing 727) Workshop – USAeroTech 4:00 – 4:30 pm           Proper Tube Installation – SSC Boardroom 4:40 – 5:10 pm           Aircraft Ownership – SSC Boardroom 4:30 – 5:20 pm           Navigation. How Do I Get There? Workshop – USAeroTech 4:30 – 5:20 pm          WINGS – Takeoffs and Landings: Your totals should match – Hangar 5:30 – 6:30 pm           Reception in Exhibit Hangar 6:00 – 8:30 pm           Hangar Nights for Cirrus pilots and invitees – Hangar Saturday, September 27 9:00 am – 11 am          YouthEAA Young Eagle Flights (ages 8-18) – USAeroTech 9:00 am                       Trade Show begins 9:50 – 10:40 am          WINGS – iPads in the Cockpit – Hangar 10:00 am                     STOL Demonstration 10:00 – 10:30 am     Piston Aircraft Spark Plugs/Ignition Systems – SSC Boardroom 10:30 – 11:30 am      Youth track Sparks and Electricity Workshop            – USAeroTech                       10:50 – 11:40 am      WINGS – Airmen Medical Issues – Hangar 11:00 – 11:30 am     Don’t Wait To Late: ADS-B Update – SSC Boardroom 12:00 – 12:50 pm       WINGS – Learning to Fly – What’s it all about? – Hangar 12:00 – 12:30 pm       Making the Transition to Glass Panel – SSC Boardroom 12:40 – 1:40 pm         Youth track Celebrate Freedom Foundation SOaR STEM Workshop – CFF Helicopter      1:00 – 1:50 pm           WINGS – Cockpit Resource Management- Even with a Crew of One – Hangar 1:00 – 1:30 pm           Advantages of the Touring Motor – SSC Boardroom 1:45 – 1:15 pm           The Latest and Greatest with ADS-B – SSC Boardroom 1:50 –...
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Youth Sessions Offered At Southeast Aviation Expo

The Southeast Aviation Expo isn’t just for grown-ups! On Saturday, September 27 the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 249 of Greenville will offer the first 100 youth a chance to have an aviation experience through the EAA’s Young Eagles program. Young Eagle Flights will begin at 9 am at the Greenville Downtown Airport. During the day, USAeroTech Institute will offer two hands-on workshops and Celebrate Freedom Foundation will offer one workshop. Sessions will include a Sparks and Electricity Workshop where kids will learn the ABCs of electricity and how it’s used in aviation, a Let’s Go Flying Workshop where kids will learn how an aircraft stays in the air, and how to do a proper preflight. Celebrate Freedom Foundation will offer a SOaR STEM Workshop where kids will get an up close look at its Apache Helicopter and learn about its Aviation Summer Camp! Bring your kids to the 2014 Southeast Aviation Expo for this unique and exciting opportunity! Dates are from September 26-27 at the Greenville Downtown Airport. Two educational sessions require pre registration, click here to register. Youth Schedule 9:00 am EAA Young Eagle Flights (ages 8-18) 10:30 – 11:30 am Sparks and Electricity (pre-register) 12:40 – 1:40 pm Celebrate Freedom Foundation SOaR STEM Workshop 1:50 – 3:30 pm Lets Go Flying Workshop (ages 13-19, pre-register) Check out the Youth...
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Super STOL Demo at Southeast Aviation Expo

Just Aircraft’s Super STOL will provide a show stopping demonstration at the Expo.  This plane has the ability to take off in 300 feet and land in nearly any kind of runway! Designed and produced in Walhalla, SC, the Super STOL shows off just how innovative and forward-thinking aviation in South Carolina is today. Come see this plane in action at the 2014 Southeast Aviation Expo from September 26-27 at the Greenville Downtown Airport. Demonstration times will be 10 am and 2 pm. Register below!     2014 Southeast Aviation Expo Registration If you are a current member of the SCAA then you can attend the event for free. Non-members will need to pay a $5 admission fee. You can also purchase tickets for non members using the form below. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you at this years event. Membership Status*SCAA Member SEAE RegistrationNon-Member SEAE RegistrationMember Name* Attendee Name* Attendee Phone*Email* Address* Use Billing Address Enter Attendee Address Attendee Address* Street Address Address Line 2 City AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingArmed Forces AmericasArmed Forces EuropeArmed Forces Pacific State ZIP Code Registration Register Non-Members Non-Member Registrations* Price: $5.00 Quantity: Please list the names in the box below of the people besides yourself that you are purchasing registration for. There are no printed tickets. The SEAE staff will have a list of those who registered online. Thanks!Please list those who are attending with you below:*Total $0.00 Billing Address Street Address Address Line 2 City AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingArmed Forces AmericasArmed Forces EuropeArmed Forces Pacific State ZIP Code Credit Card* American ExpressMasterCardVisa Card Number Month010203040506070809101112 Year20182019202020212022202320242025202620272028202920302031203220332034203520362037 Expiration Date   Security Code Cardholder Name  ...
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Young Eagle Flights at Southeast Aviation Expo Sept. 27

On Saturday, September 27 the EAA Chapter 249 will offer Young Eagle flights beginning at 9 am.  This event is being held in conjunction with the Southeast Aviation Expo at the Greenville Downtown Airport. The Young Eagle flight provides a chance for those ages 8 to 17 to see what real pilots do on the ground and in the air. Since 1992, more than 1.8 million Young Eagles have enjoyed a flight from EAA’s network of volunteer pilots. For many, it is a start to their own journey to becoming a pilot, aircraft mechanic, air traffic controller, or many other career possibilities. Come out and join us at the Southeast Aviation Expo, September 26-27 at the Greenville Downtown...
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Good Pilot Tour.Com at Southeast Aviation Expo

Jason Schappert with Goodpilottour.com will speak on Saturday, September 26 at the Southeast Aviation Expo at Greenville Downtown Airport on Inflight Emergencies and Accident Analysis.  He has been touring the country on this years 2014 Good Pilot Tour.  See his youtube video by clicking below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1r9F33JfcuU Jason Schappert is a full-time flight instructor and dedicated aviation enthusiast based in Ocala, Florida. He was named Top Collegiate Flight Instructor at NIFA 2008, an event sponsored by AOPA. Jason also is the creatorof MzeroA.com and the author of five aviation books.  His video blog reaches hundreds of thousands of pilots everymonth, helping them accomplish their dream of learning to fly. Jason also operates Schapp Aviation. A private flight training facility serving all of Central Florida. A pilot since 16 years of age, Jason has the experience and qualifications to help you with any aspect of your flight training. To view current Expo exhibitors, click here....
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Pilot N Paws Flyaway event during Southeast Aviation Expo

On Saturday, September 27, 2014 a special air caravan containing rescued animals will depart from the Greenville Downtown Airport in S.C. as part of the Southeast Aviation Expo. Their Destination? The cargo’s new homes and non-kill shelters throughout the U.S.  Each year, Pilots N Paws, holds a large rescue event. This event has never taken place in Greenville.  Last year, when it was held in Hinesville, GA., 50 private pilots volunteered to fly 400 animals to safety and others joined in with vans for shorter, over land travel. “Many healthy and adoptable animals are put down each year.  While, neutering or spaying animals is the ultimate goal because it helps reduce new births and overpopulation; there are animals that are already here that need to be saved,” stated Pilots N Paws President & Co-founder Debi Boies.  Throughout the year, Pilots N Paws, a 501 c (3) registered charitable organization, connects pilots and animals, in jeopardy of being “put down” due to the high number of animals needing homes being far greater then the number of families looking to adopt a pet. Unfortunately, many animals aren’t “fixed” so they reproduce and the offspring are eventually dropped off at shelters. In other regions of the country fewer animals are available for adoption. Pilots N Paws was formed to help get animals from areas of high animal euthanasia to new homes in other regions.   Once a year, volunteers come together for a huge transport effort to help raise awareness of the problem and finds others willing to step in to help on the ground, through a donation or of course, up in the air! Click on below link for recent article by AOPA on the Pilots-N-Paws Flyaway. http://www.aopa.org/News-and-Video/All-News/2014/April/23/AOPA-Foundations-Giving-Back-Program-funds-Pilots-N-Paws-flyaways.aspx    ...
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Oconee County Airport Seeks Director

Click here to see information on the open airport director position at Oconee County...
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Gov. Nikki Haley Helps Celebrate Aviation Week

Click on the below link to watch a short video where Governor Nikki Haley recognizes SC Aviation Week....
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Aviation Touches Lives in South Carolina

Aviation touches the lives of countless South Carolinians in ways that might surprise you. In honor of Aviation Week Aug. 17-23, the South Carolina Aviation Association and the South Carolina Aeronautics Commission will showcase the impact aviation has on the state, its people and the economy. With more than 100 aerospace-related companies in South Carolina, aviation is a multi-billion-dollar industry and supports more than 70,000 jobs. Aviation and airports in the state contribute millions each year in tax benefits to state and local governments. A seven-minute video will be released Friday, August 15 showcasing businesses across South Carolina that rely on aviation, both commercial service and general aviation airports, for the efficient transport of people and goods. Among those featured are the Medical University of South Carolina’s MEDUCARE, Columbia resident Tia Sumter, the Greenville County Sheriff’s Department, Charleston Florist and Landrum-based Pilots N Paws. The video will be distributed via Facebook and YouTube and aviation-related web sites. Gov. Nikki Haley has recognized the week of Aug. 17-23 with a proclamation honoring the state’s six commercial service airports, 61 general aviation airports and four busy military airfields. All are essential underpinnings to South Carolina’s diversified business base, growing population and growing tourism industry. Airports in South Carolina support recreational flying, provide a gateway to communities and tourist attractions, accommodate agricultural spraying, support air cargo and air freight shipments, help law enforcement, support the military and its operations, provide access in times of emergency and support medical needs and the medical profession. Also during Aviation Week, the South Carolina Aeronautics Commission and the South Carolina Aviation Association will hold the third annual Aerospace Industry Dinner following the Inaugural South Carolina Aerospace Industry Conference from 7:00-9:00 pm at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. For more details on the activities during Aviation Week around the state, contact Katie Koon at 877-359-7222. Visit scaaonline.com and the South Carolina Aviation Association Facebook page.  ...
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Boeing Exec to Speak at Aerospace Industry Dinner

Boeing executive Dan Mooney will provide the keynote for the Aerospace Industry Dinner on Tuesday, August 19 from 7 pm – 9 pm.  The dinner will follow the Inaugural SC Aerospace Conference and Expo. Dan Mooney is currently the vice president of engineering for the Boeing South Carolina Engineering Design Center, after his appointment in June 2013. Mooney is responsible for guiding the growth and the capability of the newly established design center, as well as overseeing all matters pertaining to staffing, people development, functional excellence, and management of the engineering statement of work for BSC. He reports to Mike Delaney, and is a member of the South Carolina Site Leadership Team. Prior to coming to South Carolina, Mooney served as the vice president of Aviation Safety and Engineering Function since February 2012, where he was responsible for engineering functional organizations and design centers, product safety activities for all commercial airplanes, as well as the continuous improvement and utilization of the technical workforce and for supply chain management for technical services. Prior to this position, he was vice president of 787-8 Development, where he led the technical team developing the first member of the all-new 787 Dreamliner family. He had held this position since April 2009. Previously, Mooney served as vice president of Regulatory Affairs for Commercial Airplanes, with responsibility for key activities associated with government oversight and regulation of Boeing airplanes. Mooney has served in several positions throughout his career at Boeing, including vice president of the 747/747-8 program, vice president of product development and chief project engineer for the 767 and 757-300 programs. He also served as the Commercial Airplanes technical representative in Washington D.C. As the director of aviation affairs, he was the technical liaison to U.S. government agencies such as NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration as well as to aviation trade associations and professional societies. Before that, Mooney was involved with the design and analysis of advanced composite structures. He worked on a number of advanced composite development projects, including the 777 empennage and the V-22 tiltrotor aircraft wing. Mooney joined the company in 1980 as a stress analyst and spent his first year with the company at the Boeing Helicopters division in Philadelphia. Mooney has a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Pennsylvania State University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and an Associate Fellow of the AIAA. The SC...
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Aerospace Industry Conference and Expo on Tues. Aug 19

Come learn how Aerospace is growing in South Carolina on Tuesday, August 19 at the SC Aerospace Conference and Expo at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. To view a schedule of events, click...
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SCAA Summer Issue of Palmetto Aviation

Click here to view SCAA’s latest issue of Palmetto...
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