Former Blue Angels Pilot to Speak at SEAE

Southeast Aviation Expo to Reach Mach Speed with Former Blue Angels Pilot “Fastest I got was 1.78 Mach, which is 1.78 times the speed of sound, which equals about 1206 to 1352 miles per hour depending on your cruising altitude! That’s scootin’ along!” joked Lt. Commander Scott “Yogi” Beare, U.S. Navy (Retired), former pilot for the Blue Angels and author of two books. “We are thrilled to announce that Scott has agreed to be a Key Note Speaker at the Southeast Aviation Expo which will take place at the Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU) in South Carolina on September 27th and 28th “, stated GMU Airport Director Joe Frasher. “It will be incredible for us to hear about his fast flying experiences since not many pilots ever get to go that fast or fly those type planes!” Beare has had an interesting life. After he began his naval career in nuclear engineering, he soon felt a “higher” calling – literally. He set his sights on his lifelong passion of becoming a pilot earning his navy “wings of gold” in 1985. Spending his last 20 years in the military as a naval aviator, Beare flew a variety of aircraft including the F/A-18 Hornet and F-5 Tiger II, accumulating over 6000 flight hours in these high performance fighters. He is a graduate of the famed Naval Fighter Weapons School “TOPGUN”, as well as a combat decorated veteran of Desert Storm where he was awarded two air medals and a navy commendation medal for valor in aerial combat. Beare’s aviation career reached new heights in 1995 when he was personally selected for the rare opportunity to fly with the U.S. Navy’s world-renowned flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels. Beare will speak at 12:45 pm on Saturday, September...
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SCAA Scholarship Golf Tournament

SCAA Scholarship Golf Tournament – Friday, August 23 Cobblestone Park Golf Club Blythewood, SC   Tournament Online Registration In an effort to promote the aviation industry in SC, the South Carolina Aviation Association began its Scholarship Program in 2012 to provide limited assistance to students pursuing aviation as a career. The scholarship was awarded to three students from Trident Technical College in 2012. Students applying for the scholarship have to be recommended by an SCAA member. Each scholarship winner must meet the criteria set by the SCAA Board of Directors including an overall grade point average of 3.0 and a letter of recommendation from a current member. Proceeds from the SCAA Scholarship Golf Tournament help to fund the association’s scholarship program. Prizes will be awarded to the following places: first and second place teams as well as to the golfer with the longest drive and closest to the pin. Rules and regulations are announced at the shot gun start. To register for the golf tournament as an individual or a team, click to access online registration. If you would like to sign up more than one team, you may submit multiple registrations. Space is limited this year, so sign up today! Check-in will begin at 9 am with an 10 am shotgun start. The event will conclude by 3:30 pm. Questions?? Call 1-877-FLY SCAA (1-877-359-7222). Visit the Scholarship info page. SCAA Scholarship Program...
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Ambassadors Passport Program

Visit South Carolina’s public use airports and become a SC Aviation Ambassador through the SCAA Ambassadors Passport Program.   Ambassador’s Registration Page   The South Carolina Aviation Association (SCAA) is proud to announce the SCAA Ambassadors Passport Program. The program is designed to encourage pilots to fly to all of the airports in South Carolina and visit aviation seminars and the Southeast Aviation Expo. We plan to increase awareness of South Carolina’s aviation system and contribute to the economic development activities of each locality by getting pilots to fly to airports and events they may not normally visit.   This program is an extraordinary opportunity for pilots aviation enthusiasts and the general public to see the valuable assets in our system of airports. It gives pilots and riders alike an opportunity to set and meet goals in their flying and sightseeing while having fun and experiencing what South Carolina has to offer. Driving to our airports is also acceptable for our ground bound friends, rainy days and where airport access may be difficult on the airplane or pilot skills.   The SCAA Ambassadors Passport Program provides Bronze, Silver and Gold level recognition for pilots who visit our airports, aviation events and the Southeast Aviation Expo. Bronze Level Visit 25 of South Carolina’s public-use airports.  Attend one (1) aviation/safety seminar in South Carolina or Southeast Aviation Expo or the SCAA Annual Meeting. Recieve: South Carolina Aviation Association Ambassador’s Cap and a free one (1) year membership in the SCAA. Silver Level Visit 40 of South Carolina’s public-use airports.  Attend one (1) aviation/safety seminar in South Carolina or Southeast Aviation Expo or the SCAA Annual Meeting. Recieve: Aviation Radio Scanner Gold Level Visit all 59 of South Carolina’s public-use airports.  Attend one (1) aviation/safety seminar in South Carolina and the Southeast Aviation Expo or the SCAA Annual Meeting. Recieve: Leather Flight Jacket   The Rules There is no deadline for completing the passport program as long as the program remains in operation. The program is open to pilots (including students), and participants are not required to be South Carolina residents. Participants must obtain an official SC Aviation Association Ambassadors Passport to participate. You may request a free passport by clicking on the registration page below. When visiting a qualifying airport, event, or safety seminar, participants must obtain a stamp in their passport. All stamps must be made in the appropriate location...
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