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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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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PIA made Forbes Top 30 Two Year Trade Schools

The Top 30 Two-Year Trade Schools: Colleges That Fight The Nation’s Skills Gap “I can think of nine magazines off the top of my head who every year will rank the top colleges. None of them ever include a trade school.” And so began a scathing critique of college rankings and the country’s attitude toward higher education by Mike Rowe, the Dirty Jobs and Somebody’s Gotta Do It television personality and social activist. As part of an interview with ATTN:, Rowe spoke about the benefits of choosing trade schools over academia, from affordable tuition to the availability of jobs in the field. He has a point. The Forbes Top Colleges rankings includes over 650 four-year U.S. colleges and universities. We measure return on investment, giving colleges credit for low student debt, high graduation rates and alumni with enviable career success and salaries. This is all based on a single premise: An undergraduate education matters. And the overall numbers bear this out.  For example, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the difference in median weekly earnings between workers with a bachelor’s degree ($1,156) and those with an associate’s degree ($819) was over 41% in 2016. The average salary for trade school graduates eight years into their careers was about $23,400, whereas the national average for college graduates is $33,500, according to the Department of Education’s College Scorecard, which tracks recipients of financial aid But just as with four-year colleges, not all trade schools are equal. Because of a confluence of factors – ranging from area of study to workforce needs to close-knit learning environments – some trade schools are even better options than their bachelor’s-bequeathing counterparts. For the first time, Forbes has put together a comprehensive ranking of two-year trade schools. Using the same “return on investment” focus as our annual Top Colleges report, this list of 30 looks at three critical data points: earnings, affordability and quality. Full methodology can be found here. See Full List Of Top 30 Trade Schools Below The Two-Year Advantage: Nursing & Technicians No trade schools embody the two-year advantage better than what the Carnegie Classification of Institutions refers to as “Special Focus Two-Year: Health Professions” institutions. Put plainly, nursing schools. According to Payscale, the largest online salary database, an associate’s degree in nursing will get you paid quickly, and with a $52,500 early career median salary, the degree ranks third for pay among...
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SCHAF Newsletter for July 2017

SCHAF Newsletter for July 2017- Reminder: The next SCHAF Open House will take place Saturday, July 8, 2017. 10am-1pm at Hangar Y-1 Hamilton/Owens Airport.   Foundation Happenings- A good open house on Saturday, June 10, 2017. Crowds weren’t as big as previous months but those who showed up were interested and enthusiastic about the work of SCHAF.  Met some nice people who were interested in the story of GF-2 and the mission of SCHAF.  SCHAF members present were Ken Berry, Ron Shelton, David McIntosh, Mary McIntosh, Katherine Cuddy, Ron Skipper, David Moxley, Robert Smith and Joe McDonough.  We would also like to welcome two new members to the South Carolina Historic Aviation Foundation, Craig and Lynn Martin.  They were both at the open house and joined after finding out more about SCAHF. Also thanks go out to Doug Strickler, who dropped by and donated a number of items to SCHAF including photographs, documents and material dealing with his father’s career in the United States Air Force.   It was also a pleasure to see Robert Smith, who is a member of SCHAF and an N.C.O. in the South Carolina State Guard.  Years ago, when GF-2 was freed from her watery prison, Robert was one of the members of the Explorer troop that took up the first efforts at restoration.  He was very impressed with the progress that has been made. I made mention in last month’s newsletter that the last weekend in May Robert Simmons and the team restoring “Furtle Turtle” the B-25 at Patriots Point paid a visit to Hamilton-Owens Airport to meet with the SCHAF restoration team and share ideas regarding both projects. In the coming weeks the SCHAF restoration team plans a visit to Patriots Point to help them out with the restoration of their B-25.  Below are some pictures of the visit.  I’ve said it before but the folks at Patriots Point are great people and they’re doing important work and introducing the public to the Palmetto State’s important role in the history of aviation.  SCHAF is proud to support the mission of Patriots Point.   On the subject of “Fiurtle Turtle” last month’s newsletter had some pictures of the project to restore the Patriots Point’s B-25.  Robert Simmons sent in some more pictures and it looks like they’re doing a great job and making progress.   The board of directors of the South Carolina Historic Aviation...
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SC Aerospace Conference and Expo Updated Information

 Registration are 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...
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Aerospace Conference and Expo (Early-bird registration closes Friday, June 16 )

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 Satterwhite will 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. Early Bird Registration has been extended through this Friday, June 16! Take advantage of the discounted rates: 1 Day Passes $150 – $225 2 Day Pass $300 Students $94 REGISTER Sponsor Sponsorship packages are still available.  Exclusive sponsorship opportunities are selling quickly, so secure your space today! If a sponsorship package is not for you, check out the advertising opportunities in our conference brochure. SPONSOR Thank you to our Sponsors! Exhibit The exhibit hall is filling quickly, with limited spaces still available. Visit our interactive exhibitor hall map [link to map] for availability and let us guide you through the planning process with our exhibitor packet. EXHIBIT Conference & Expo Organizers #SCAerospace News An American Dreamliner in Paris: North Charleston-made 787-10 to be featured at air show NASA’s future astronauts will need these job skills Boeing studies pilotless planes as it ponders next jetliner Boeing 757 cockpit lands at EdVenture in Columbia F-35: good for South Carolina; good for America Missiles, snipers and jet fighters: Lockheed Martin lands 3 contracts totaling $858M in work Connect with us! Copyright © 2017 SC Council on Competitiveness, All rights reserved. Want to change how you receive these emails? You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this...
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Southeast Aviation Expo is tomorrow!

  Come join us for the 2017 Southeast Aviation Expo. Schedule of events listed below:  Fly in or Drive in – YOU are the show! 2017 Southeast Aviation Expo Saturday, June 10 – 11, 2017 Greenwood County Airport 322 Terminal Road, Greenwood, SC 29649 Fly in or drive in, but come and enjoy!  The skies will be lit up with general aviation airplanes flying in from the tri-state area. To top it all off the field will be closed for a World Class Airshow. If you join our fly-in you get the show for free! The Greenwood County Airport is home to the Annual Southeast Aviation Expo and is presented in partnership with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 1023. The expo is a fly-in for general aviation as well as an air show that allow the public to experience and enjoy aviation.  Introducing and promoting aviation to all ages is our passion, and that’s clearly reflected in our slogan: Flying, Family and Fun! SCAA will be hosting a full day of education sessions for pilots on Sunday, June 11.  You are invited to participate in a plane judging (play to fly in if the weather permits) and SCAA will be having the Ambassdor’s Passport recognition following the EAA Chapter Breakfast. See a full schedule of events below. Thank you to Greenwood County Airport for allowing SCAA to partner with you for this Flying, Family and Fun Event!  Saturday, June 10 Activities  12 pm  -Gates open to the public. (Cost is $10 per vehicle.)      -EAA Fly-in      – General Aircraft Arrival       – Military Aircraft & Vehicle Arrival      – Car Show Arrival 12:00 – 5:30 pm (Family Event) -Plane Rides -Helicopter Rides -Car Show   – Monster Truck Rides -Prop Art (for kids) 4 pm       -Spartanburg Jazz Ensemble and Hangar Dancing (Hangar A-3) 5:45 pm        – Opening Ceremony 6 pm – 8 pm        – Air Show!         (Airport closed during air show) (For those who want to fly-in for Saturday, there will be basic camping available) Sunday, June 11 (Arriving Aviators) 8:00 am – 10:00 am – Breakfast Club Fly-In ($7 for plates, $5 for kids)  Breakfast begins at 9 am  9:30 am – 9:45  am – Plane Judging Contest (for fly-ins only)  9:45 am – 10:00 am  – SCAA Passport Recognition  Pilot Education Sessions (WINGS credits available for ALL) ...
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2 days until the Southeast Aviation Expo!

  Come join us for the 2017 Southeast Aviation Expo. Schedule of events listed below:  Fly in or Drive in – YOU are the show! 2017 Southeast Aviation Expo Saturday, June 10 – 11, 2017 Greenwood County Airport 322 Terminal Road, Greenwood, SC 29649 Fly in or drive in, but come and enjoy!  The skies will be lit up with general aviation airplanes flying in from the tri-state area. To top it all off the field will be closed for a World Class Airshow. If you join our fly-in you get the show for free! The Greenwood County Airport is home to the Annual Southeast Aviation Expo and is presented in partnership with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 1023. The expo is a fly-in for general aviation as well as an air show that allow the public to experience and enjoy aviation.  Introducing and promoting aviation to all ages is our passion, and that’s clearly reflected in our slogan: Flying, Family and Fun! SCAA will be hosting a full day of education sessions for pilots on Sunday, June 11.  You are invited to participate in a plane judging (play to fly in if the weather permits) and SCAA will be having the Ambassdor’s Passport recognition following the EAA Chapter Breakfast. See a full schedule of events below. Thank you to Greenwood County Airport for allowing SCAA to partner with you for this Flying, Family and Fun Event!  Saturday, June 10 Activities  12 pm  -Gates open to the public. (Cost is $10 per vehicle.)      -EAA Fly-in      – General Aircraft Arrival       – Military Aircraft & Vehicle Arrival      – Car Show Arrival 12:00 – 5:30 pm (Family Event) -Plane Rides -Helicopter Rides -Car Show   – Monster Truck Rides -Prop Art (for kids) 4 pm       -Spartanburg Jazz Ensemble and Hangar Dancing (Hangar A-3) 5:45 pm        – Opening Ceremony 6 pm – 8 pm        – Air Show!         (Airport closed during air show) (For those who want to fly-in for Saturday, there will be basic camping available) Sunday, June 11 (Arriving Aviators) 8:00 am – 10:00 am – Breakfast Club Fly-In ($7 for plates, $5 for kids)  Breakfast begins at 9 am  9:30 am – 9:45  am – Plane Judging Contest (for fly-ins only)  9:45 am – 10:00 am  – SCAA Passport Recognition  Pilot Education Sessions (WINGS credits available for ALL) ...
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3 days left until the Southeast Aviation Expo!

Come join us for the 2017 Southeast Aviation Expo. Schedule of events listed below:  Fly in or Drive in – YOU are the show! 2017 Southeast Aviation Expo Saturday, June 10 – 11, 2017 Greenwood County Airport 322 Terminal Road, Greenwood, SC 29649 Fly in or drive in, but come and enjoy!  The skies will be lit up with general aviation airplanes flying in from the tri-state area. To top it all off the field will be closed for a World Class Airshow. If you join our fly-in you get the show for free! The Greenwood County Airport is home to the Annual Southeast Aviation Expo and is presented in partnership with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 1023. The expo is a fly-in for general aviation as well as an air show that allow the public to experience and enjoy aviation.  Introducing and promoting aviation to all ages is our passion, and that’s clearly reflected in our slogan: Flying, Family and Fun! SCAA will be hosting a full day of education sessions for pilots on Sunday, June 11.  You are invited to participate in a plane judging (play to fly in if the weather permits) and SCAA will be having the Ambassdor’s Passport recognition following the EAA Chapter Breakfast. See a full schedule of events below. Thank you to Greenwood County Airport for allowing SCAA to partner with you for this Flying, Family and Fun Event!  Saturday, June 10 Activities  12 pm  -Gates open to the public. (Cost is $10 per vehicle.)      -EAA Fly-in      – General Aircraft Arrival       – Military Aircraft & Vehicle Arrival      – Car Show Arrival 12:00 – 5:30 pm (Family Event) -Plane Rides -Helicopter Rides -Car Show   – Monster Truck Rides -Prop Art (for kids) 4 pm       -Spartanburg Jazz Ensemble and Hangar Dancing (Hangar A-3) 5:45 pm        – Opening Ceremony 6 pm – 8 pm        – Air Show!         (Airport closed during air show) (For those who want to fly-in for Saturday, there will be basic camping available) Sunday, June 11 (Arriving Aviators) 8:00 am – 10:00 am – Breakfast Club Fly-In ($7 for plates, $5 for kids)  Breakfast begins at 9 am  9:30 am – 9:45  am – Plane Judging Contest (for fly-ins only)  9:45 am – 10:00 am  – SCAA Passport Recognition  Pilot Education Sessions (WINGS credits available for ALL)  10:00 am...
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SC Aerospace Conference & Expo

Early Bird Registration  is available through June 1.  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   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 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 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, they are being used to promote economic development, provide mapping data, and assess infrastructure damage from the October 2015 flood. We have designed a session at this year’s conference around the future of this rapidly growing sector of the aerospace industry. An Industry Overview Brian Wynne, President and CEO, Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) AUVSI is the world’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of unmanned systems and robotics. It represents more than 7,000 members from approximately 60 countries involved in the fields of government, industry and academia. Wynne, president and CEO of AUVSI, brings in-depth experience in transportation and technology applications gained through leadership roles with industry associations and public-private partnerships. Prior to joining AUVSI in January 2015, he was president and CEO of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA). Drone Safety is Good for Business Lawrence H. Brinker, Esq. President and CEO (Interim), NUAIR Alliance  Brinker is an experienced pilot and aviation attorney currently serving as president & CEO...
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Southeast Aviation Expo – June 10-11

  Come join us for the 2017 Southeast Aviation Expo. Schedule of events listed below:  Fly in or Drive in – YOU are the show! 2017 Southeast Aviation Expo Saturday, June 10 – 11, 2017 Greenwood County Airport 322 Terminal Road, Greenwood, SC 29649 Fly in or drive in, but come and enjoy!  The skies will be lit up with general aviation airplanes flying in from the tri-state area. To top it all off the field will be closed for a World Class Airshow. If you join our fly-in you get the show for free! The Greenwood County Airport is home to the Annual Southeast Aviation Expo and is presented in partnership with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 1023. The expo is a fly-in for general aviation as well as an air show that allow the public to experience and enjoy aviation.  Introducing and promoting aviation to all ages is our passion, and that’s clearly reflected in our slogan: Flying, Family and Fun! SCAA will be hosting a full day of education sessions for pilots on Sunday, June 11.  You are invited to participate in a plane judging (play to fly in if the weather permits) and SCAA will be having the Ambassdor’s Passport recognition following the EAA Chapter Breakfast. See a full schedule of events below. Thank you to Greenwood County Airport for allowing SCAA to partner with you for this Flying, Family and Fun Event!  Saturday, June 10 Activities  12 pm  -Gates open to the public. (Cost is $10 per vehicle.)      -EAA Fly-in      – General Aircraft Arrival       – Military Aircraft & Vehicle Arrival      – Car Show Arrival 12:00 – 5:30 pm (Family Event) -Plane Rides -Helicopter Rides -Car Show   – Monster Truck Rides -Prop Art (for kids) 4 pm       -Spartanburg Jazz Ensemble and Hangar Dancing (Hangar A-3) 5:45 pm        – Opening Ceremony 6 pm – 8 pm        – Air Show!         (Airport closed during air show) (For those who want to fly-in for Saturday, there will be basic camping available) Sunday, June 11 (Arriving Aviators) 8:00 am – 10:00 am – Breakfast Club Fly-In ($7 for plates, $5 for kids)  Breakfast begins at 9 am  9:30 am – 9:45  am – Plane Judging Contest (for fly-ins only)  9:45 am – 10:00 am  – SCAA Passport Recognition  Pilot Education Sessions (WINGS credits available for ALL) ...
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