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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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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