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. Governor Henry McMaster proclaimed August 15 – 22, 2020, South Carolina Aviation Week.
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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.
South Carolina Aviation Week
August 15 – 22, 2020
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 Governor Henry McMaster has proclaimed August 15-22, 2020 South Carolina Aviation Week.
While previous years have seen large gatherings in public spaces, the 2020 celebration of aviation in the state will look a little different. This year several airports are hosting events that observe current health and safety guidelines and regulations, SC Aviation Week will focus on a media and legislative campaign to demonstrate how aviation is helping South Carolina take off economically as we plan for recovering from the pandemic.
SCAA has 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 where videos are added daily during Aviation Week.
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.