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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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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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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Register today for the SC Aerospace Conference & Expo!

 Registration is open! Exhibit space and sponsorships are still available. SC Aerospace Conference & Expo The South Carolina Aerospace Conference and Expo are designed to connect leaders from industry, academia and government to showcase South Carolina’s growing aerospace cluster. The event features a business and workforce development track, including a B2B matchmaking event, the ACE ‘17 Technical Symposium, an exhibit hall with company and student presentations, and a variety of tours and workshops. August 29-31, 2017 Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center  SC Aerospace Confernece has a NEW website – (southcarolinaerospaceconference.com) Website:  http://southcarolinaaerospaceconference.com/ Twitter:  @scaeroconf Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/scaerospaceconference On LinkedIn, we will continue to use the SC Aerospace page:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/sc-aerospace Composites are essential materials in aircraft construction, and we’ll be discussing the current state of design and analysis methods with Hexcel and Toray on Wednesday, Aug. 30. Sanjay Sharma, Hexcel’s global leader of Advanced Modeling, will present on the company’s advanced composites research and development.  Hexcel is a global leader in advanced composites technology and supplies commercial aviation, space and defense, and industrial markets worldwide. The commercial aerospace industry is the largest user of Hexcel’s advanced composites, including the Airbus A350 XWB and Boeing 737 Max. Toray’s Senior Research Scientist Jeff Satterwhitewill discuss how the company’s high-performance carbon fiber products, some of which will be manufactured right here in South Carolina, are applied to the aerospace industry. Toray is the world’s largest producer of carbon fiber and is currently supplying prepreg carbon fiber for Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner and 777X. Mehmet Yildiz, director of Sabanci University’s Composite Technologies Center of Excellence, and Zafer Gürdal, director of the University of South Carolina’s McNAIR Center for Aerospace Innovation and Research, will also participate in the discussion. We’ll get all the latest on Honda’s first business jet and its innovative design from  Samantha Magill of Honda Aircraft Company on Wednesday afternoon, August 30, in the Exhibit Hall. The HondaJet is the fastest, highest-flying, quietest, and most fuel-efficient jet in its class. The HondaJet incorporates many technological innovations in aviation design, including the unique Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM) configuration that dramatically improves performance and fuel efficiency by reducing aerodynamic drag.In late 2015, the HondaJet was type certified by the Federal Aviation Administration and began deliveries. The HondaJet is currently offered for sale in North America, South America and Europe.  HondaJet News>> SC Aerospace Conference and Expo News – May 23  Unmanned Aircraft Systems, commonly referred to as “drones” or “UAS,” are being used in new and exciting ways.  Right here in Columbia,...
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New solar farm on the airport.

Dan Mann and team was given the opportunity to promote a new solar farm on the airport....
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2017 Spring Edition Palmetto Aviation Newsletter – Electronic Version

The 2017 Spring Edition of the SCAA Palmetto Aviation Newsletter has arrived.  Welcome to your digital edition of the Palmetto Aviation! Click here or the image below to read your latest issue. Our Spring Edition covers: Annual Conference Recap Hall of Fame Recap Airport News  Upcoming Event Details: AMT (May 24), Southeast Aviation Expo (June 10 & 11), and SC Aerospace Conference and Expo (August 29-31)    ...
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SCAA Newsfeed Feature Now Available

SCAA is bringing you an updated news feature on the website under the “News feed tab”. Your staff updates this section on a weekly basis so please take this opportunity to check...
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Planning Tips for Annual Conference

The SCAA Annual Conference starts this Wednesday and we have put together everything you may need to help you in your planning and packing, please the planning tips below along with other tabs that include important details like the Boeing exercise signup sheet, exhibitor information, silent auction information, how to download the SCAA app, sponsorship information, golf checkin details, spouse checkin details, FAA Appointments and an attendees list.   If you are still thinking of whether you can make it or not, is is not too late to register. Online registration will close by end of day Tuesday, February 7 but don’t worry, we still want you to attend and you can register onsite (onsite registration fee will apply: Member Onsite Registrations = $350, Non-Member Onsite Registrations = $370 and Spouse Onsite Registrations = $175). Please click on the image below to answer your questions and help you pack for the Annual Conference. A team building exercise will be presented by Boeing representative, Frank Hatten. This exercise will be evaluated and a flight test will take place. Winners will receive prizes. In order to be part of this team building exercise you must sign up at the SCAA’s registration desk at the conference.  Each session only has 105 spots available. This will be on a first come first serve bases. Session A: (In the Palmetto Hall Building) 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Session B: (Duplicate session in the Palmetto Hall Building) 3:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m. Click here for more information on the Boeing Exercise  Exhibitor Layout:  Drawings: Stop by TELICS booth # 28 for a drawing  Exhibitor Game: You have a chance to win a $50.00 gift card, by participating in the exhibitor game at the conference: Click here for the exhibitor game (this will be provided on-site) You have the opportunity to bring item(s) or a gift basket at the 2017 SCAA Annual Conference for a silent auction. All proceeds will go towards scholarships. You may bring your item to the registration table at the conference or if you are an exhibitor you may keep it at your booth to promote attendees. Do you have the SCAA APP?  It has all the conference information included and an attendees list right at your fingertips.  There will be notifications sent out while you are onsite.  Download the SCAA APP today: South Carolina Aviation Association (SCAA) Thank you to our APP sponsor: PACE Pavement Technology  If you are signed up to play golf, please see bullet points below: Check...
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2017 SCAA Annual Conference Information

  Click here to register online for the 2017 SCAA Annual Conference Click here for the 2017 Annual Conference Attendees List (as of 2.02.17) A team building exercise will be presented by Boeing representative, Frank Hatten. This exercise will be evaluated and a flight test will take place. Winners will receive prizes. In order to be part of this team building exercise you must sign up at the SCAA’s registration desk at the conference.  Each session only has 105 spots available. This will be on a first come first serve bases. Session A: (In the Palmetto Hall Building) 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Session B: (Duplicate session in the Palmetto Hall Building) 3:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m. Click here for more information on the Boeing Exercise  Exhibitor Layout:  Drawings: Stop by TELICS booth # 28 for a drawing  Exhibitor Game: You have a chance to win a $50.00 gift card, by participating in the exhibitor game at the conference: Click here for the exhibitor game (this will be provided on-site) You have the opportunity to bring item(s) or a gift basket at the 2017 SCAA Annual Conference for a silent auction. All proceeds will go towards scholarships. You may bring your item to the registration table at the conference or if you are an exhibitor you may keep it at your booth to promote attendees. Please click on the image below to answer your questions and help you pack for the Annual Conference.  Do you have the SCAA APP?  It has all the conference information included and an attendees list right at your fingertips.  There will be notifications sent out while you are onsite.  Download the SCAA APP today: South Carolina Aviation Association (SCAA) Thank you to our APP sponsor: PACE Pavement...
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