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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Congratulations to Jack Starling and John Leonhardt

Jack Starling and John Leonhardt from Columbia recently completed the SC Aviation Ambassador Passport Program. They will receive their leather jacket a the September 26-27 Southeast Aviation Expo at the Greenville Downtown Airport. To complete the program, pilots must fly to all 59 of South Carolina’s public-use airports. Attend one aviation safety seminar and the Southeast Aviation Expo or the SCAA Annual Conference. Starling and Leonhardt join seven other pilots whohave completed the program: Ian Pruden, Daniel McClaren, Virginia Kelley, Con Kelley, Chris Prentice, William Costello, Larry...
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SCAA Spring Newsletter

Stay up to date on what is happening with aviation in South Carolina by reading the SCAA Newsletter, Palmetto Aviation. Click on the link below. click here to read the...
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Fly around in June to upcoming events

Take a look at what events are being held in June.  There are lots of opportunities to fly around the state to various aviation events, including Greenwood’s Aviation Expo, Lowcountry Regional Airport in Walterboro’s Anniversary Celebration, SC Breakfast Club and SC Historic Aviation Foundation’s Inaugeral USO Hangar Dance at Jim Hamilton-Owens Airport in Columbia. Click here to view the calendar of events for more details....
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JZI RFP Open for Aircraft Storage Hangar

The Charleston County Airports Authority has opened an RFP process for Aircraft Storage Hangars at Charleston Executive (JZI) on Johns Island. The RFP will close on June 26. Click on the below link to access the RFP. http://www.portal-chs-airport.com/View/ViewJob.aspx?job_id=14958
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RFP for Hangar Facility at Darlington County Airport

Darlington County Airport is accepting proposals to renovate/lease hangar space. There will be a mandatory pre-bid conference on June 3, 2014 11 a.m. in the Darlington County Airport conference room to answer questions which Offerors may have. During this conference, we will walk through and inspect the hangar facility,which is the subject of this Request for Proposal....
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SCAA Supports Adding “Aviation Activities” to SC Recreational Use Statute

SCAA supports the passage of H.4673 which adds “aviation activities” into the SC Recreational Use statute.  Kathy Hegenberger has led the charge in having this added into law. 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. SCAA President Don Purcell and Treasurer Merrill Donahoo attended the Special Laws Subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, March 27 to show the association’s support of adding this language. The subcommittee voted in favor of the legislation and it will now be reviewed in the Judiciary Committee. The association will continue to support this legislation and appreciates Kathy Hegenberger for her efforts to move this...
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SC Aviation Safety Council Safety Fly In Takes Off at GMU

Attended by 101 people the Annual SC Safety Fly In took off at the Greenville Downtown Airport.  Educational sessions were provided by AOPA. Sessions included Close Calls- Lessons Learned, Accident Case Study: Live and Weather Challenge.  All courses offered Wings Credit. The South Carolina Aviation Safety Council is a volunteer, non-profit organization of aviation industry representatives whose aim is to complement the FAA’s own safety program. The SCASC is dedicated to changing the conscious attitudes and behavioral awareness toward aviation safety in South Carolina. The Council believes that by making aviation safety a “first priority” and spreading that attitude and awareness, we can make a positive change toward a safer tomorrow....
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Passport Program Now Taking Comments

You can now leave a comment about your experience flying around to the different airports by scrolling down to the bottom of the Ambassador Passport Page on the website.  SCAA has received many positive emails from pilots sharing their stories about who and what they saw while flying to the different airports.  Now everyone has an opportunity to share their experiences online. More than 300 pilots are currently signed up for the program and the following individuals have completed the program and received their leather jacket: Bill Costello, Ginger Kelly, Con Kelly, Larry Maner, Daniel McClaren, Ian Pruden, and Chris Prentice....
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Submit your aviation event for SCAA’s Calendar

Submit your aviation related events to SCAA to be published on our online calendar.  Our hope is that the calendar will become a place all aviation enthusiasts can visit to find the aviation events happening around the state.   https://scaaonline.com/scaa-event-calendar/
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SCAA Paints Aviation Mural at Zucker Middle School in Charleston

Despite the ice and a day delay the South Carolina Aviation Association followed through with its Community Service Project at the Jerry Zucker Middle School of Science in North Charleston February 12-14. Sponsored by ADC Engineering, association members painted a mural that depicts aviation scenes and state residents inducted into the South Carolina Aviation Hall of Fame. Among them: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, Ernest Henderson, the first African American in South Carolina to receive his commercial pilot’s license; and Sally Crouch, one of the World War II “Doolittle Raiders.” With the theme “I Can Do That,” the mural also will feature aviation scenes such as general aviation plane and pilot, air traffic control tower, a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, aviation mechanic, astronaut, emergency helicopter, FedEx freight airplane and military plane. SCAA hopes to connect children to aviation through art by painting an aviation-inspired mural at the school, said Bill New, deputy director of airports at the Charleston County Aviation Authority and past president of the South Carolina Aviation Association. “The idea behind this project is to promote aviation in South Carolina by encouraging kids to think about aviation and aeronautics as a future career,” New...
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Conference Exceeds Expectation in Weather

Despite the cold weather the SCAA Conference is off to a great start.  Numbers have exceeded expectations and we look forward to a great day of educational sessions on Thursday, Feb 13.  Thursday morning will begin with a general session featuring FAA Airport District Office Manager Larry Clarke, Federal Security Director at Charleston International Airport Debra Engel and SC Aeronautics Commission Executive Director Paul Werts. The sessions begin at 8:30 am. We hope you will be able to join us....
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SCAA Conference On-Site Documents

Download SCAA’s new app to access all onsite documents for the February 12-14 Annual Conference.  See the below linked documents if you would prefer to print the documents in advance. Schedule at a glance Education Session Descriptions Activities Description Exhibit layout FAA One on One Appt Driving Directions to Yorktown Driving Directions to Zucker Middle School Wild Dunes Resort Map Exhibit List by Company Name Exhibit List by Booth...
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