SCAA Member Benefits



Why Join?


Chief among the SCAA Member Benefits is belonging to South Carolina’s only state affiliated group for aviation professionals and enthusiasts. Here are three other reasons why you should be part of this organization:
  • Become a part of an all inclusive group of pilots, airport executives, airport consultants, FBOs and other aviation enthusiasts who are interested in the continued growth of aviation in South Carolina.
  • Gain access to events and information which provide a platform for facing industry-related challenges and issues. As a member of SCAA, you will receive the quarterly newsletter, Palmetto Aviation, as well as timely updates about the organization and other pressing aviation industry news via website, e-mail and fax.
  • Be part of a collective voice, representing the aviation industry in the state and promoting the importance of aviation to the general public and state leaders.


What our members are saying?

“Supporting members in their home communities and at general aviation airports across the country are among National Business Aviation Association’s primary objectives and one of the reasons why we are active members. There is no better complement to this than our active membership with the South Carolina Aviation Association (SCAA). SCAA gives us a stronger, collective voice to promote local business aviation interests.”   – Bubba Hope, Hope Aviation, Columbia

“Having been a Corporate Chief Pilot for 30 years and now owner of three FBOS in SC, I feel SCAA membership is as important and beneficial on the state level as NBAA is on the national or global level. So much so, my son, my grandson and I are SCAA Lifetime Members. I highly recommend SCAA.” – Hank Brown Greenville Jet Center, Donaldson Jet Center, Camden Jet Center

“I believe if you are going to benefit from aviation, you must also support it. Being a member of the SCAA is one way I can participate in sustaining and improving aviation within the state of South Carolina, and have an influence on aviation in the United States.” – Keat Prusenski, Michelin Aircraft Tires, Greenville

“I have found that the South Carolina Aviation Association can help keep business flying. From the annual conference, to the educational seminars and legislative work in Columbia, membership in the SCAA has proven itself invaluable.” – Eric Ramsdell, Airport Manager Rock Hill York County Airport, Rock Hill NBAA Professional Staff, 2001-2005

South Carolina Aviation Association Membership Programs

Following are the association’s major programs designed to meet the needs of its members:

  • Annual Conference: One of the largest state aviation events in the southeast! Industry professionals, pilots and suppliers gather together for four days of networking, professional development and pilot proficiency.
  • members1Southeast Aviation Expo: This two day event at the Greenville Downtown Airport offers a 50 booth tradeshow that showcases products and services to business and recreational pilots., which includes a static display of aircraft makes and models available for purchase. Education sessions are held throughout the event. Keynote speakers have included AOPA President Craig Fuller and NBAA President Ed Bolen in 2013.
  • Legislative Issues: During the last few years the association has used its grassroots efforts to pass legislation that improves aviation in South Carolina. A legislative Breakfast is held each year to provide members a free opportunity to meet with their legislators over breakfast.
  • Education: Whether you are a pilot, airport manager, volunteer commissioner or consultant, the association offers various seminars and courses aimed at providing you with up-to-date information and the latest in efforts affecting or influencing aviation in South Carolina. Because the aviation industry is constantly changing, the association monitors the latest trends and attempts to address them through courses, forums or conferences. During the past few years, the association has offered course on topics such as training on responsibilities as a commissioner, budgeting and marketing responsibilities of an airport manager, and safety initiatives designed for every segment of the aviation population.


Applies to any airport official, pilot, fixed base operator, airport commissioner, airport consultant, person directly associated with an aviation business or other individual with an interest in aviation or airports in South Carolina. Each general member shall be entitled to one vote in any matter requiring balloting.

  • Membership Mailings
  • Event Discounts
  • Online Member Directory
  • 1 Member Ballot


Applies to any non-governmental corporation or business that wishes to support the SCAA. A corporate membership includes one vote on any matter requiring balloting and up to 10 memberships (mailings).

  • 10 Associate Memberships
  • Event Discounts
  • Online Member Directory
  • Logo on Website
  • Logo included in all publications


Applies to any public authority, commission, governmental agency or board engaged in the establishment, ownership, administration, operation or management of public airports, or who are engaged in activities directly related to aviation. A airport membership includes one vote on any matter requiring ballotting and up to eight memberships (mailings).

  • 8 Associate Memberships
  • Event Discounts
  • Online Member Directory
  • Access to Global Aerospace SCAA Insurance Plan


Applies to any student with an interest in aviation or airports in South Carolina. Student members shall not be entitled to vote in any matter.

  • Electronic Membership Mailings
  • Event Discounts
  • Online Member Directory