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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Fly In to SCTAC on Saturday, August 23

Celebrate Aviation Week with SCTAC Fly-in and have lunch Donaldson Field at Donaldson Jet Center August 23, 2014 11 am – 2 pm Hamburgers and hotdogs will be served. Questions? Call Zack Flathmann...
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Fun Flying – RAF 2014 River Run to the Atlantic

Join fellow pilots for a weekend of fun as we fly from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Georgia Coast visiting five fantastic airstrips. We’ll kick off the adventure with an overnight camp in the North Carolina Mountains at Tusquittee Landing. The following morning the group will head southeast on a 317 NM adventure, following the rivers and lakes that make up the Georgia and South Carolina border, all the way to the Atlantic. We’ll make several airstrip stops along the route and end the day on the Georgia coast at Berg Park Aerodrome where everyone is encouraged to camp overnight. Saturday evening dinner will be provided by RAF volunteers for $10/plate. If you plan to dine with us, registration is required so that we’ll be able to plan accordingly. The proposed route can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/2014RAFRRA. The required airstrip owner liability release waivers will be emailed to registrants. Questions? Contact Eric Davis edavis@theraf.org or 404-423-3842 Click here for more...
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Wayne County NC Seeks Airport Director

Wayne County NC is seeking an airport director.  Posting date for the job was June 30 and the closing date for applications is July 30.  Applications must be submitted to the Human Resources Department by fax, at 919-731-1628 or electronically to Kim.wells@waynegov.com. Application forms are available in the Human Resources Department and online at www.waynegov.com. Applicants may submit a resume; however, resumes are not accepted in lieu of a completed employment application. Click below for more information. Wayne County Airport...
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Governor Nikki Haley Proclaims Aviation Week

Governor Nikki Haley has proclaimed August 17-23 SC Aviation Week. South Carolina will celebrate National Aviation Week August 17-23. The SC Aviation Association and the SC Aeronautics Commission are asking for your help in promoting the week in your community. To begin the celebration Governor Nikki Haley has proclaimed August 17-23 South Carolina Aviation Week. Click here to view the Governor’s proclamation. This year the association will coordinate a video that will showcase how aviation affects the general public by featuring stories from the public who have been positively impacted by aviation and aerospace in South Carolina.  We plan to promote this video to the public through YouTube, but we would like to ask you to promote the video through your website, your facebook page and any other ways that you can share the video. We will also share the video with media outlets around the state. During Aviation Week please post what you are doing to promote the week on SCAA’s Facebook page so we can celebrate with you. Throughout the week the association will hold events to promote the week, but the key to the week’s success is your participation. A resource packet has been mailed to all airports in the state with information that can be used to promote aviation during the week.  Contents in the resource packet are also available online by clicking here.  ...
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Aerospace Industry Conference and Expo

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center– Meet leading aerospace executives and top researchers at the first ever South Carolina Aerospace Industry Day Conference and Expo! The event is a great opportunity to learn from insiders why the Palmetto State is quickly becoming the preferred destination for the aerospace industry. Conference topics include: Results of the new S.C. aerospace economic impact study S.C.’s strategy for long-term industry growth Groundbreaking aerospace research Preparing our aerospace workforce Reshoring manufacturing and engineering How to raise capital for new ventures That evening, don’t miss the third annual Aerospace dinner sponsored by the S.C. Aviation Association and the South Carolina Aeronautics Commission. Limited booths for exhibitors and table sponsorships for the dinner are still available. Visit the conference site today to register and learn more. http://us8.campaign-archive2.com/?u=26aadd38d8968a5853c092fec&id=397f2cf807&e=d679d1e5f8 The event is being organized the USC McNAir Center, New Carolina, South Carolina Aeronautics Commission and South Carolina Aviation...
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July 1, 2014 deadline for scholarship applications

Do you know anyone pursuing a career in aviation?  Pass on the SCAA Scholarship application to them.  The association provides financial support for students. Click here to access the scholarship application and criteria. The association raised $3785 during its Annual Conference to go towards the Aviation Scholarship...
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South Carolina Celebrates Passage of H.4673

South Carolina celebrates the passage of H.4673 which Governor Nikki Haley signed into law on June 6. The passage of H.4673 adds “aviation activities” into the SC Recreational Use statute. South Carolina is the 23rd state in the nation to adopt this legislation. Kathy Hegenberger led the charge in advocating for this legislation. Hegenberger who is also a apart of the Recreational Aviation Foundation has watched other states embrace this legislation.  “This is just one more step to South Carolina being an aviation friendly state,” said Hegenberger. Practically, the law would limit the liability of property owners for aviation activities occurring on their property. Thank you to all members and aviation enthusiasts who called on their legislators and asked for support of this bill.  This success was a grassroots effort by South Carolina’s aviation...
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