South Carolina's Aviation CommunityAviation Week
South Carolina Aviation Week is an annual event held in conjunction with Orville Wright’s birthday on August 19, 1871. The week-long celebration promotes aviation through events that highlight airports’ educational and economic impacts throughout the state. Save the date for SC Aviation Week 2021, August Governor Henry McMaster proclaimed August 15 – 21, 2021.
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Airports planning an Aviation Week event can access resources to simplify the planning process, from the brainstorming stage through agenda planning and media relations.
SAVE THE DATE: South Carolina Aviation Week
August 15 – 21, 2021
SC Aviation Week promotes airports and the state’s aviation industry by highlighting the impacts our airports and related businesses have on our economy. Each year, SC Aeronautics Commission and SCAA partner together on this initiative, and in 2020 Governor Henry McMaster proclaimed August 15-22, 2020 South Carolina Aviation Week.
While previous years have seen large gatherings in public spaces, the 2020 celebration of aviation looked a little different due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Several airports hosted events that observed health and safety guidelines and regulations. Additionally SC Aviation Week developed media and legislative campaign to demonstrate how aviation helps South Carolina take off economically as we continue to recover from the pandemic.
SCAA identified and interviewied companies that regularly use SC airports for transportation, supply chain and emergency management in times of crisis and beyond. Also included are workforce development institutions. Visit the video library to see how aviation is shaping South Carolina’s economic recovery.
SCAA and the Aeronautics Commission recognize the hard work that AMT’s put into keeping our skies safe. As a part of Aviation Week, we award the South Carolina AMT of the Year award to a deserving technician. Nominations were fielded through July 15, 2020, and the 2020 SCAA AMT of the Year was awarded on August 20.