Schedule of Events for the SCAA 2017 Annual Conference

Have you registered for the 2017 SCAA Annual Conference yet?  You don’t want to miss this Annual Conference, please see the jam-packed agenda with great education offered below! You will also find an attendees list online that is updated every Friday.  More to come soon on different education sessions and speakers… Click here to register online for the 2017 SCAA Annual...
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Hotel Room Reservation Deadline is by January 10, 2017 for the SCAA 2017 Annual Conference – BOOK TODAY!

The hotel room reservation deadline is by January 10th, 2017 for the Annual Conference so book your hotel room today! Book your Room at the Wild Dunes Charleston Island Resort today – click here Room Reservation Deadline is by January 10, 2017   Wild Dunes Resort Phone: (877) 624-3654 Group Name/Code: $142 plus tax Online Reservation Link: 2017 SC Aviation Booking Link Hotel Cancellation Policy: meeting attendee cancellations made less than 7 days prior to arrival will result in forfeiture of the deposit amount. Deposits for reservations cancelled more than 7 days before arrival will be refunded 100%....
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BRIEFING NEWS: FLY YOUR STATE—AN EXCELLENT EXCUSE TO FLY STATE PASSPORT PROGRAMS SHOWCASE GA AIRPORTS. THIS SHOWCASES SCAA.

September 1, 2016 A lobster dinner awaits you in Maine. In Virginia, North Dakota, Minnesota, and South Carolina, you can get a leather flight jacket. In New Jersey there’s an instrument flying course, and in North Carolina a pilot’s watch. In some states it’s cash. These are the rewards for doing something you love and already do: flying into and out of your local airports. To promote and publicize their general aviation airports, many states across the country have “passport” or ambassador programs in which they offer a passport book that can be stamped to keep a record of landing at each airport; present it to claim an incentive prize. Get a stamp at just five of the 75 Maine airports, for example, and a twin lobster dinner awaits you on the Maine Flying Trail. Arkansas. The Arkansas Aviation Ambassador Program challenges you to visit between 30 and 70 airports in the state to qualify for different levels of rebate checks. Maine. The Maine Flying Trail Passport Programhelps support tourism in Maine. Maryland. Explore Maryland by Air encourages pilots to visit both airports and aviation museums in the state and qualify for its Ace-level prize. Massachusetts. Fly the Bay State Challenge is an ongoing program that not only encourages pilots to fly into all 39 of the state’s public-use airports but also participate in an FAA safety seminar. Minnesota. Fly Minnesota Airports! awards pilots who visit 130 out of the 136 state airports, visit six museums, and attend six FAA safety seminars with a leather flight jacket. New Jersey. The New Jersey Airport Challenge is usually a month-long event that awards an instrument-flying course and participant picnic. North Carolina. Operation: Fly NC encourages pilots to fly to all of the 81 airports in the state, attend four safety seminars, and visit four museums to qualify for flight bags and pilot watches. North Dakota. Fly North Dakota honors pilots who visit between 30 and 89 of the state’s public-use airports, visit museums, and attend FAA safety seminars. In 2015 11 pilots received the grand prize of a leather flight jacket. Oregon. Explore Oregon highlights 19 to 20 airports in the state in a six-month air rally; participants qualify for a gift certificate drawing. South Carolina. The South Carolina Aviation Association encourages pilots to visit all 59 of the state’s public-use airports and attend safety seminars. South Dakota. Fly South Dakota...
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South Carolina Historic Aviation Foundation

SCHAF Newsletter for October 2016-   Reminder: The next SCHAF Open House will take place Saturday, October 8, 2016. 10am-1pm at Hangar Y-1 Hamilton-Owens Airport. The SCHAF Hangar Dance and Aerofest 2016 will take on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Hamilton-Owens Airport.   Foundation Happenings-   Greetings to members and friends of the South Carolina Historic Aviation Foundation.  A lot has been going on over the summer and early fall and a lot more will be happening in the near future.  Of course the big event in the offing is the SCAHF Hangar Dance and Aerofest taking place Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Hamilton-Owens Airport in Columbia. It is going to be a great weekend, one you don’t want to miss.  A lot will be going on; the flying B-25 from the Canadian Warplanes Heritage Museum will be there,  EAA 242 is bringing in a flying Ford Tri-Motor, there will be a number of historic warplanes including P-51s, F4U Corsairs, T-6 Texans, a Boeing/Stearman trainer, a Chinook helicopter and a Black Hawk Helicopter along with vintage motorcycles.  Aerofest will take place during the day and the SCHAF Hangar Dance will take place that evening. At the hangar dance there will also be a display of artwork by the late Reuben Gambrell, noted South Carolina artist who served with the army air force in the Pacific during World War II and sketched and painted his impressions  of that theatre.  All in all it is going to be a great weekend.  Again, one you don’t want to miss. Admission to Aerofest will be donation of $5 with children under twelve admitted for free. Parking for Aerofest will be free.  Admission for the SCHAF Hangar Dance is $25 per person and $45 per couple.  Proceeds from Aerofest go to support a really great cause, Camp Kemo and proceeds from the hangar dance go toward the ongoing restoration of GF-2, the foundation’s B-25 and also funding various projects of the foundation to educate the public about the rich and varied aviation heritage of the Palmetto State. A great open house on Saturday, September 10, 2016 with Hawks and Hawgs, a fund-raiser for Camp Kemo taking place the same morning.  Hangar Y-1 at Hamilton-Owens Airport was full of SCHAF members and pilots and motorcyclists coming together to support a very worthwhile cause, Camp Kemo.  Folks got to see GF-2, talk about their love for...
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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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FROM THE PUBLISHER: TAKING FLIGHT TO COLUMBIA

September 6,2016 “You’ll do fine, and have a nice flight.” With those reassuring words from my instructor ringing in my ears, I climbed into the little Cessna 150 and closed the door. The overwhelming fact that I had to fly and land this plane by myself before I could walk on the earth again confronted me like the hot summer air. Holder Watson had only given me a few hours of instruction when he decided it was time for my first solo flight. The few take offs and landings we had done together did not seem nearly enough. Since he always had his hand on the yoke, I wasn’t really sure how much of the flying and landing had been under my control and how much had been under his. Taking off and flying the pattern was easy, but the thought of landing without Mr. Watson’s steady hand on the controls made me more than a little uneasy. To read more about Henry Clay 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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Sport Air Racing League’s Southern Nationals

Come Watch, Come Fly, Come eat & enjoy Save the date for Saturday October 8, 2016 for the Sport Air Racing League’s Southern Nationals. 2016 Southern Nationals Air Race The Southern Nationals 125 Weekend Schedule @ KGRD Friday Oct, 7, 2016 6:00-8:00 pm A south favorite will be served at the meet and great on the airport by the local EAA Chapter 1023. The dinner will be a Low Country Boil with shrimp. So if you have a seafood allergy please let us know so we may provide another option for you. You will be able to pre-register at that time We will offer shuttle service to and from the hotel. Saturday Oct, 8, 2016 7:00-9:30 Registrations. 10:00 MANDATORY Pilot’s Briefing at the FBO conference room. 10:30 Pilots to aircraft 11:00 Begin Race Lunch will be served as the racers return. 2:00 Awards will be presented (Weather could extend times but no more than 1 hour. ) HOTELS Baymont Inn & Suites 109 Enterprise Ct, Greenwood, SC 29649 (864) 942-0002 Room rate will be 59.99 plus tax a night you will need to call them directly for this rate and tell them you are with the Air Race. Camping is permitted at the airport but is primitive. TRANSPORTATION We will provide shuttle service to and from the hotel. I will be available at anytime for late arrivals if needed and always happy to help anyway I can. HOST CONTACT INFO Richard Kaczmarek 937-243-7303 fastlittleairplanes@gmail.com THE RACE This is a Sport Air Racing League Championship Point Sanctioned Event Pilots MUST BE LEAGUE MEMBERS to participate. 1. Annual League Membership $50 becoming a Member: join here and pay online 2. Provisional Membership $10 (One race, one time) Pay at event check in/registration cash or check only RACE ENTRY FEE: $40 Payable cash or check only at Registration/check in. ENTER ONLINE:  Current regular members…click on I am racing link. You are instantly entered. Non-members…Click on Non-Member link, fill in form and pay fees at event. Flying is VFR ONLY in strict adherence to all FAR’s.Insurance is required RACE NUMBERS are licensed annually to regular League members. Provisional members may use any unlicensed number they wish. If the last few numbers or letters of your N# are not licensed these may be used. Display of Race Numbers on Aircraft is encouraged but not mandatory. If race numbers are on aircraft they should be...
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South Carolina State’s president piloted over Clemson’s stadium in an airplane he built

By Richard Johnson @RJ_Writes Sep 17, 2016, 12:30p There are few more pulse-pounding events then watching some jets scream over a football stadium before kickoff. But the flyover ahead of South Carolina State-Clemson will have a personal touch when SCSU president James Clark will take to the skies in a plane he built with his own two hands (and probably a lot of tools and maybe some help from friends).   Read More...
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