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Article Deadline for “Palmetto Aviation”- November 8, 2017

Posted by on Oct 19, 2017 in Member Update, Uncategorized |

Article Deadline for “Palmetto Aviation”- November 8, 2017

If you would like to submit an article for the next edition of Palmetto Aviation, please email rina@associationsplus.com or sarah@associationsplus.com. Deadline to accept articles is by November 8, 2017.

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Register today for the 2018 SCAA Annual Conference!

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017 in Member Update, News Feed, SCAA Annual Conference |

Register today for the 2018 SCAA Annual Conference!

The 2018 SCAA Annual Conference will be Feb 7-9 at the Wild Dunes Resort. The theme of this Annual Conference is “Airports Mean Business”.   Hard Copy of Registration form: Click here   Online Registration: Click here for the online registration form.   Sponsorship: Click here for the online sponsorship form.   Exhibitor: Click here for the online exhibitor form.   Hotel Information:  Room Reservation Deadline is by January 9, 2017   Group Name/Code 2018 SC Aviation Association Annual Conference / 3H55E5 Group Rate Guestrooms: $142 daily ++ Two Bedroom condo’s and One Bedroom Suites: $174 daily ++ Online Reservation Link 2018 SC Aviation Assn Online Booking Link Toll Free Reservation Line 877.624.3654 Group Cut Off Date Attendees must book their reservations and fill the group block prior to January 9th,...

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Inside the terminal houses the South Carolina Aviation Association’s Aviation Hall of Fame.

Posted by on Oct 4, 2017 in News Feed |

  Richland County owns and manages the Jim Hamilton-L.B. Owens Airport in Columbia. Inside the terminal houses the South Carolina Aviation Association’s Aviation Hall of Fame. Free and open to the public, here’s more about the hall; featuring 2009 inductee Robert Sumwalt, the current Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board. David L. Bowser, Assistant Director Public Information Office Richland County...

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SCHAF Newsletter for October 2017

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in News Feed |

SCHAF Newsletter for October 2017-   Reminder: The next SCHAF Open House will take place Saturday, October 14, 2017. 10am-1pm at Hangar Y-1 Hamilton-Owens Airport. AeroFest 2017 will take place Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 10am through 4pm at Hamilton-Owens-Owens Airport.   Foundation Happenings-   Greetings to members and friends of the South Carolina Historic Aviation Foundation.  September was a busy month; the big news is that the SCHAF restoration team has completed the project to rebuild the nose section of “Furtle Turtle,” the B-25 at Patriots Point in Charleston, South Carolina.  This is a great example of how historic organizations in the Palmetto State can work together to ensure that future generations will be aware of the contributions of previous generations.  SCHAF members who took in part in the project to restore the nose section of “Furtle Turtle” were: Ron Skipper, David Moxley, John Chamberlain, Katherine Cuddy, Joe McDonagh, Gary Byrd, Lucienne Lapierre, Edwin Scott, and Niall McLaughlin.  Special kudos go out to Ron Skipper and David Moxley, who spent quite a lot of time at the U.S.S. Yorktown in Charleston carrying out restoration.  Below are some before and after pictures. Before moving on to other subjects, want to mention that big things are in store for October.  Our monthly open house will take place Saturday, October 14th and we will be holding a birthday party. We’ll be celebrating the 75th birthday of GF-2, SCHAF’s B-25. We’ll have a short program commemorating her arrival in the Palmetto State in 1942.  We’ll also have refreshments and would love to have as many people as possible to wish the ol’ girl a happy birthday.  Also, on October 21st the 2017 edition of AeroFest will take place at Hamilton-Owens Airport. A number of historic aircraft including a Ford Tri-Motor will be there. It will be a great chance to see a wide selection of warbirds and antique aircraft. Hawkeyes Over AeroFest, an aerial scavenger hunt will also take place. And remember AeroFest raises funds for a great cause, Camp Kemo, which provides recreational opportunities for kids undergoing treatment for cancer.  Hope to see everyone at both events.  Link to AeroFest 2017 site: http://flyforfunandcommunity.com/blog/ .   A successful open house on Saturday, September 9, 2017.  Met a number of nice people who seemed very interested in the work of SCHAF as well as a couple of young men who expressed an interest in not only getting involved with SCHAF but also learning to fly.  We were also honored with a visit from Julian Burns, who is not only a retired Major General in the U.S. Army, but also the chairman of Kershaw County Council. Julian is a strong and enthusiastic supporter of the military and of America’s veterans.  Everyone had a great time meeting and talking with Julian.  Again sir, thanks for coming by.  We hope to see you again soon.   September Open House SCHAF members who were at the September open house were Ken Berry, David and Mary McIntosh, Ron Skipper, Katherine Cuddy, Marvin Williams, Alton Blanks, Niall McLaughlin, Bruce Cotner and Ron Shelton. Sunday, September 24th was a big day at Hamilton-Owens Airport.  The Liberty Foundation brought their B-17 “Madras Maiden” to Columbia as part of their Salute to Veterans tour.  A big crowd turned out to see her...

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Two days until the SCAA 2017 Planning Committee Meeting

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017 in Member Update |

Two days until the SCAA 2017 Planning Committee Meeting

SCAA 2017 Planning Committee Meeting Ideas + Goals = SUCCESS in 2018 Calling all SCAA members! All members are invited and encouraged to be a part of the 2017 planning committee meeting for SCAA.  Experience for this event is not necessary and this event is FREE for all SCAA members. Your participation will provide input and direction for the association’s programs and plans for its new year.  Please see agenda below. Event Details: Date: August 24, 2017 Location: Rock Hill-York County Airport Address for Location: 550 Airport Road, Suite 205, Rock Hill, SC 29732 Planning Committee Agenda: Thursday, August 24 (Rock Hill-York County Airport, Board Room) 10 am – 11:30 am – Committees Members meet 11:30 am – Noon –  Committees Chairs report out Noon –  Committee Members are released Noon – 1 pm – Lunch for Board Members 1 pm – 3 pm – Board Meeting There is no charge to participate in the planning conference, but planning for meals and activities will require an accurate head count. Please let staff know if you are planning on attending by completing the registration form below. Planning Committee Meeting Name First Last Affiliation NamePhoneEmail Address Street Address City State / Province / Region ZIP / Postal Code SCAA Committee ChoicesAMT Day - to help plan and recognize all the aircraft maintenance technicians in the state.Annual Conference - to help plan educational sessions, programs and activities for the annual conference.Aviation Week/SC Aerospace Conference & Expo - to help plan the aerospace conference with other affiliated organizations.Hall of Fame - to help select inductees for the Hall of Fame Program (this induction is an every other year process)Legislative - to work on legislative issues and solicit to state legislators.Passport- to promote and maintain programScholarship - to help solicit and select students.Southeast Aviation Expo - to help plan activities for the expo.SC Aviation Safety Council - to help plan safety events throughout the year and educational sessions for conference & expo.Please indicate which committee you would like to participate...

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Calling all SCAA members, Leaders Needed for the SCAA Planning Committee Meeting

Posted by on Aug 4, 2017 in Member Update |

Calling all SCAA members, Leaders Needed for the SCAA Planning Committee Meeting

SCAA 2017 Planning Committee Meeting Ideas + Goals = SUCCESS in 2018 Calling all SCAA members! All members are invited and encouraged to be a part of the 2017 planning committee meeting for SCAA.  Experience for this event is not necessary and this event is FREE for all SCAA members. Your participation will provide input and direction for the association’s programs and plans for its new year.  Please see agenda below. Event Details:  Date: August 24, 2017 Location: Rock Hill-York County Airport Address for Location: 550 Airport Road, Suite 205, Rock Hill, SC 29732 Planning Committee Agenda:  Thursday, August 24 (Rock Hill-York County Airport, Board Room) 10 am – 11:30 am – Committees Members meet 11:30 am – Noon –  Committees Chairs report out Noon –  Committee Members are released Noon – 1 pm – Lunch for Board Members 1 pm – 3 pm – Board Meeting There is no charge to participate in the planning conference, but planning for meals and activities will require an accurate head count. Please let staff know if you are planning on attending by completing the registration form below. Planning Committee Meeting Name First Last Affiliation NamePhoneEmail Address Street Address City State / Province / Region ZIP / Postal Code SCAA Committee ChoicesAMT Day - to help plan and recognize all the aircraft maintenance technicians in the state.Annual Conference - to help plan educational sessions, programs and activities for the annual conference.Aviation Week/SC Aerospace Conference & Expo - to help plan the aerospace conference with other affiliated organizations.Hall of Fame - to help select inductees for the Hall of Fame Program (this induction is an every other year process)Legislative - to work on legislative issues and solicit to state legislators.Passport- to promote and maintain programScholarship - to help solicit and select students.Southeast Aviation Expo - to help plan activities for the expo.SC Aviation Safety Council - to help plan safety events throughout the year and educational sessions for conference & expo.Please indicate which committee you would like to participate...

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NASA Plans Sonic-Boom Tests In Florida

Posted by on Aug 2, 2017 in Uncategorized |

NASA Plans Sonic-Boom Tests In Florida

NASA plans to fly an F-18 at supersonic speeds above Florida’s coastal waters later this month, producing sonic booms for a test program. The aircraft will fly at or above 32,000 feet when it goes supersonic. The flightpath is designed to keep the strongest-sounding sonic booms away from residential areas, while still producing booms above Kennedy Space Center, where the sound will be collected by 32 microphones on the ground. The booms will be loudest on the beaches north of KSC, and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station will hear quieter booms. Residents will hear a sound resembling “the rumble of distant thunder,” said NASA, in areas including Port Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, Port St. John, Titusville, Mims and Scottsmoor. People in those areas may hear an occasional “muted” sonic boom, NASA said. The F-18, which is based at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, in California, will take off from Kennedy’s Shuttle Landing Facility and fly off the coast of Cape Canaveral. The F-18 will fly a designated flight path where it will exceed Mach 1, the speed of sound, and produce a sonic boom. Meanwhile, NASA also will fly a TG-14 motorized glider equipped with a wingtip microphone, at an altitude between 4,000 to 10,000 feet. At the test point, the TG-14 will temporarily shut down its motor and glide. This will enable the wingtip microphone to pick up a clean, accurate sonic-boom signature before it travels through any turbulence. NASA said it expects to fly the F-18 two to three times per day, starting Monday, Aug. 21, and continuing until the end of the month or early September. The research plan calls for at least 33 sonic...

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Calling all SCAA members, Leaders Needed for the SCAA Planning Committee Meeting

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017 in Member Update |

Calling all SCAA members, Leaders Needed for the SCAA Planning Committee Meeting

SCAA 2017 Planning Committee Meeting Ideas + Goals = SUCCESS in 2018 Calling all SCAA members! All members are invited and encouraged to be a part of the 2017 planning committee meeting for SCAA.  Experience for this event is not necessary and this event is FREE for all SCAA members. Your participation will provide input and direction for the association’s programs and plans for its new year.  Please see agenda below. Event Details:  Date: August 24, 2017 Location: Rock Hill-York County Airport Address for Location: 550 Airport Road, Suite 205, Rock Hill, SC 29732 Planning Committee Agenda:  Thursday, August 24 (Rock Hill-York County Airport, Board Room) 10 am – 11:30 am – Committees Members meet 11:30 am – Noon –  Committees Chairs report out Noon –  Committee Members are released Noon – 1 pm – Lunch for Board Members 1 pm – 3 pm – Board Meeting There is no charge to participate in the planning conference, but planning for meals and activities will require an accurate head count. Please let staff know if you are planning on attending by completing the registration form below. Planning Committee Meeting Name First Last Affiliation NamePhoneEmail Address Street Address City State / Province / Region ZIP / Postal Code SCAA Committee ChoicesAMT Day - to help plan and recognize all the aircraft maintenance technicians in the state.Annual Conference - to help plan educational sessions, programs and activities for the annual conference.Aviation Week/SC Aerospace Conference & Expo - to help plan the aerospace conference with other affiliated organizations.Hall of Fame - to help select inductees for the Hall of Fame Program (this induction is an every other year process)Legislative - to work on legislative issues and solicit to state legislators.Passport- to promote and maintain programScholarship - to help solicit and select students.Southeast Aviation Expo - to help plan activities for the expo.SC Aviation Safety Council - to help plan safety events throughout the year and educational sessions for conference & expo.Please indicate which committee you would like to participate...

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SCHAF Newsletter for August 2017

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017 in Member Update, Uncategorized |

SCHAF Newsletter for August 2017

SCHAF Newsletter for August 2017 Reminder: The next SCHAF Open House will take place Saturday, August 12, 2017. 10am-1pm at Hangar Y-1 Hamilton-Owens Airport. Foundation Happenings- Greetings to the members and friends of the South Carolina Historic Aviation Foundation. Not only has this been a hot summer but it’s also been a busy one as far as SCHAF activities.  July was a month with a lot going on and a month that saw SCHAF making real progress in a number of areas.  The restoration of GF-2 is proceeding nicely and progress continues apace.  If you haven’t been by to see SCHAF’s B-25C recently make a point of doing so because the old girl is beginning to look really good. A good open house on Saturday, July 8, 2017.  A number of people dropped by to learn about SCHAF and view the progress made in returning GF-2 to her former glory.  A number of young people and their parents were able to find out about the exciting and rich history of aviation and South Carolina’s role in that history.   SCHAF members who were present included Ken Berry, Ron Shelton, David McIntosh, Mary McIntosh, Joe McDonough, Ron Skipper, Marvin Williams, Alton Blanks, Edwin Scott and Ted Podewil.  As always, a great deal of interest in Ted Podewil’s airborne display. The board of directors of the South Carolina Historic Aviation Foundation met at Hamilton-Owens Airport in Columbia on Thursday, July 6, 2017.  Board members present were Ken Berry, Cantzon Foster, David McIntosh, Katherine Cuddy, Scott Linaberry and Ron Skipper.  SCHAF members present were: Chris Gillam, David Moxley, John Chamberlain, Edwin Scott, Gary Byrd and Mary McIntosh.  The main topic of discussion was planning for a major fund raising campaign for SCHAF and starting the process to start applying for grants to support the work of the foundation.   Chris Gillam, an affiliate of the University of South Carolina’s Institute of Archaeology who teaches archaeology at Winthrop University, has extensive experience in writing grant applications and briefed everyone on the grant writing process.  It was agreed that SCHAF needs to develop both short and long term goals. It was agreed that continued work on restoring GF-2 is the main short term goal.  Among the long term goals, securing a bigger building to house GF-2 and potentially other aircraft and working toward the establishment of a South Carolina Museum of Aviation.  Also present was Chris Eversmann, airport manager at Hamilton-Owens Airport.  Chris briefed everyone on expansion plans at Hamilton-Owens and said that he and the staff at the airport would be cooperative in assisting the foundation in its endeavors. Since that meeting a fund-raising letter has been drafted and a list of recipients will be developed. During the meeting those attending where told that the major needs for the restoration project are bomb bay doors and parts for the navigation area. Will keep everyone informed on developments in future SCHAF newsletters. On Friday, June 30th, some of the members of the SCHAF restoration team traveled to Patriots Point in Charleston to meet with the folks restoring “Furtle Turtle,” the Patriots Point B-25.  Both groups were able to swap ideas, compare notes and learn from each other.  SCHAF members making the trip were David Moxley, Ron Skipper and John Chamberlain (pictured above).  Second picture shows David...

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