Governor Nikki Haley Urges Residents to Prepare for Hurricane Matthew

Governor Nikki Haley Urges Residents to Prepare for Hurricane Matthew   COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Nikki Haley today issued an executive order declaring a State of Emergency and asked residents to prepare for a potential evacuation of the South Carolina coast in advance of any impact from Hurricane Matthew. As state officials continue to monitor weather conditions, the governor will update residents about preparations for Hurricane Matthew, including the need for an evacuation of coastal areas, during a news conference tomorrow, Wednesday, October 5, at 9:00 AM. Schools and county and state government offices in the following counties will be closed starting Wednesday, October 5, 2016: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Berkeley, Beaufort, Calhoun, Charleston, Clarendon, Colleton, Darlington, Dillon, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Hampton, Horry, Jasper, Lexington, Marlboro, Marion, Orangeburg, Richland, Sumter, and Williamsburg counties. Residents in the following evacuation zones should make preparations for a potential evacuation beginning at 3:00 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, October 5, 2016: Beaufort: Zone A, Entire county Jasper: A and B Colleton: A Only Charleston: A, B, C Dorchester: B, D, E, and F Berkeley: A, B, C, G, and I Horry: A only Georgetown: A only Know Your Zone: Your zone is how you will know to evacuate and which evacuation route to use. This information is detailed in the 2016 S.C. Hurricane Guide and available via in interactive map at scemd.org/knowyourzone. Prepare to evacuate:  Residents preparing to evacuate tomorrow should become familiar with evacuation routes, which are marked with special signs.  Consider where you will stay once you evacuate. Options include: a hotel, motel, or friend’s home that is outside the vulnerable area or an American Red Cross shelter.  Hotels and motels fill up quickly and out-of-county evacuations take time. Emergency shelters will be announced as soon as they are open. Fuel cars, keep supplies in vehicles, secure important documents:  If the storm approaches South Carolina, individuals and families should fill up their cars with gas.  Road maps, nonperishable snack foods, a first-aid kit that includes a supply of your family’s prescription medications, and convenience items such as diapers should be available in the car.  Secure important documents in waterproof packaging. Consider the safety of pets:  Pets are not allowed in Red Cross shelters.  Individuals and families should plan to board pets with veterinarians, kennels, or other facilities in non-vulnerable areas.  Identification and rabies tags should be attached to the pets’ collars. If the National Hurricane Center issues a hurricane watch, a hurricane will be possible...
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Fall Vintage Fly-In

Save the date for September 29- October 2!  For more information click...
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Greenville Technical College – Aircraft Programs Open House with Aero Skills Tournament

Here’s your opportunity to learn more about career and academic options in Greenville Technical College’s Aircraft Maintenance Technology and Avionics Technology programs. Talk with faculty and industry representatives about Upstate employment opportunities.The highlight of the event is an Aero Skills Tournament, a ‘Top Gun’ competition for aircraft technicians. Winners will advance to the nationals and the chance for a share of the $15,000 purse! Everyone is welcome! RSVP today. Click Here to register Saturday, October 15 11 a.m.     Aircraft Programs Open House 1 p.m.       Aero Skills Tournament Aircraft Maintenance Technology  – – Avionics Technology SCTAC 111 Connecticut Court Greenville, SC...
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Ford Tri Motor wings its way to Columbia

The Experimental Aircraft Association’s 1929 Ford Tri Motor will be in Columbia October 13-16. EAA Chapter 242, Palmetto Sport Aviation, will sponsor the plane at its home base, Jim Hamilton LB Owens Airport (KCUB). The stop KCUB is the first leg of the Tri-Motor’s Southern Winter tour, according to officials.  Along with the Tri Motor, the chapter is planning a display of rare and unique aircraft on Saturday October 15, with proceeds from the gate going to Camp Kemo. Rides on the Tri Motor are $70 for advance ticket sales and $75 at the gate. Children’s tickets up through age 17 are $50.00. Funds raised through the rides benefit EAA and the local chapter, which will donate its proceeds to Camp Kemo.  For more Information click here To Purchase Advanced Tickets click...
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An AOPA Air Safety Institute Seminar- Trivia Night!

Sure, you know lots of important stuff about flying…but how sharp are your trivia skills? Join us for our latest seminar and find out! We’ll test your knowledge of the arcane while also exploring the safety issues behind the trivia. For example, do you know: How long Lindbergh went without sleep during his transatlantic flight? How many drinks it takes to degrade performance as much as a poor night’s sleep? What piece of equipment “caused” Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 to crash? Click here for more...
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26th Annual Wings of Freedom Tour

Over Sixty years ago they flew from bases far from home, over occupied and enemy territory in an attempt to weaken the forces of evil so that freedom could once again return to the people who it was stolen from. Their endurance was tested onmissions of ten or more hours, day after day; their strength was proven as they returned countless crews safely back to their bases. Crews counted on them and a bond was made between man and machine… … Now they fly on missions that are quite different than those of so long ago. Their mission for today is to educate the world about our courageous World War II veterans and to remember those who have left us. These aircraft stand as tributes to their crews and fly on as living history to enlighten future generations. The best way to relive this history is to take a once-in-a-lifetime flight on board the B-17, B-24 & P-51. The Collings Foundation is proud to offer our Flight Experiences on our Wings of Freedom Tour in over 110 cities annually. Imagine yourself soaring on board the flagships of the USAAF Strategic Bombing fleet of WWII. Take your position in the crew and experience a taste of what it may have been like in WWII. Sit as bombardier, stand as waist gunner, monitor flight activity as a flight engineer would as you observe the pilots flying the mighty bombers. You can wander through the plane as you like. Every flight helps to defray maintenance and operations costs for the aircraft that have reached over $4000 per operating hour per aircraft. Maintained to the highest standards and flown by highly experienced pilots, our aircraft safety standards are second to none. A Flight Experience is an exciting and historic opportunity. The B-17, B-24 and B-25 have been known worldwide as the backbones of Allied airpower of WWII and now is your chance to fly aboard! Some of the questions you may have may be answered below. What is a Flight Experience? A Flight Experience on the B-17 Flying Fortress, the B-24 Liberator, or B-25 Mitchell is a 30 minute (start-up to shut-down) experience in flight aboard the aircraft at one of our 100+ locations we stop at per year. For both people with or without a pilots license – We also offer flight training in the world’s only full dual control P-51C Mustang...
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South Carolina Breakfast Club

It’s a home cooked southern breakfast, great fellowship and flying! Every other Sunday since 1938, pilots & aviation enthusiasts in and near South Carolina have met for breakfast. That’s it! No dues, no meeting requirements! Breakfast is around $6 – $10 per plate, is ready about 9am and there is always plenty. Fly in or drive to the airport, belly up and talk aircraft, aviation, or anything else, to your hearts content! Pilot or non-pilot, everyone Welcome! The South Carolina Breakfast Club, led by President Gerald Ballard, has been visiting airports around South Carolina and a few surrounding states every other Sunday since 1938, missing only events during World War II when fuel was not available. This is a club that has no dues — you join by attending your first meeting, and “the only rule is to fly safe.”     For more Information click here   For SC Breakfast Club Dates click...
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Greenville Aviators Association

Greenville Aviators Association, a fairly new club, is a social group dedicated to the social aspect of flying in Greenville South Carolina. The group will meet once a month second tuesday of the month starting in March. The group will endeavor to have events, speakers and trips that will be fun and exciting.   For more information click...
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Tribute to Former SCAA Member Claude Dean, 94

Sad news to report, Claude Dean, a long term member of SCAA, passed away this week. File photoClaude Dean, who served as chairman of the Jasper County Aeronautics Commission since 1970, died last week. In 2015, the county council resolved to name Ridgeland’s airport in Dean’s honor. Dean helped expand the airport from just five airplanes.   Claude Dean, a World War II veteran who served as chairman of the Jasper County Aeronautics Commission since 1970 and was recognized with the Sgt. Jasper Award in 2013, died Thursday. He was 94. Dean grew up on Main Street in Ridgeland and served in the Navy. He helped expand Ridgeland’s airport from five airplanes and three hangers to its current 60 airplanes and 49 hangers. He owned a sky blue 1956 Tri-Pacer airplane. Dean’s passion for airplanes was recognized by the Jasper County Council last year when it passed a resolution to name the Ridgeland Airport in his honor. The airport will expand to include construction of a new 4,200-foot runway, a parallel taxiway, a terminal and a new entrance. To read more click here… Claude Everett Dean, Sr. – RIDGELAND, SC – Claude Everett Dean, Sr, of Ridgeland, SC, husband of Beatrice Malphrus Dean, died peacefully Thursday, September 15, 2016 while surrounded by family at Coastal Carolina Hospital, Hardeeville, SC. He had joked a few weeks earlier that the Brave’s performance this year had a strong effect on his will to live and we all assume he is now relieved that he will not have to pick between Trump or Clinton. Mr. Dean was born August 27th, 1922 to the late J. Lee Dean and Gladys Archer Dean and was raised on Main Street in Ridgeland, SC. To read more click...
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Last Call for Newsletter Article for “Palmetto Aviation”- September 28, 2016

If you would like to submit an article for the next edition of Palmetto Aviation, please email scaa@scaaonline.com. Deadline to accept articles is by Wednesday September 28, 2016.  
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2017 SCAA Annual Meeting- Save the Date

Save the date for the 2017 SCAA Annual Meeting held on February 8 – 10 back at Wild Dunes.  More information to come soon online!  
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SCAA 2016 Board Petitions

Do you have an interest to serve on SCAA Board of Directors?  SCAA is extending the board petition deadline until Thursday, December 15, 2016. We are looking forward to hearing from you!  If you are interested in petitioning to serve on the SCAA Board of Directors, please complete the board petition link below and return it by Thursday, December 15, 2016.  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD...
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Aviation Week Recap

This year’s aviation week conference, expo and dinner went fantastic.  There were 531 total attendees.  I hope that you had a chance to hear Winston Scott the keynote dinner speaker on Wednesday night, Scott is a former NASA Astronaut and he talked about his experiences in space with fantastic visual pictures.  Hearing the young students ask him questions afterwards, which was amazing that this event turned into an education for young students with interest in the aerospace industry.  Winston Scott stayed for over two hours after his presentation to answer individual questions and take a picture with any attendees. Winston Scott a former NASA Astronaut    Click here for videos of TV coverage of the SC Aerospace Conference & Expo.   A special thank you goes out to all those table sponsors and organizers    ...
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Ford TRI-MOTOR TOUR

Recall the energy, passion, and excitement of the Roaring ’20s by flying aboard the Ford Tri-Motor. Known as the first luxury airliner, the Ford Tri-Motor redefined world travel and marked the beginning of commercial flight.   Click here for more...
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Aerofest 2016

 Mark your calendar! Aerofest is coming to the Hamilton-Owens Airport on Saturday, October...
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