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Nominations for FAA Awards Solicited: Deadline November 15

Posted by on Oct 16, 2018 in Member Update |

We want to make you aware of the General Aviation Awards Program and wanted to seek your nomination packets for 2018.   Please submit your packets to the FAA FAASTeam Program Manager NLT July 1, 2018 and the Web site NLT November 15, 2018.   Aviation Technician of the Year for S.C.: 1.Aviation Technician (ATA) candidates may be either a maintenance technician working under FAR Part 65 and hold a current an FAA airman certificate or be an avionics technician working with a Part 145 Repair Station.   For Aviation Tech of the Year please upload a packet to the website mentioned in the attachment and the web link below and submit a scanned PDF back to my (FAASTeam PGM James Dangerfield) e-mail:  james.dangerfield@faa.gov   There are 2 areas you can nominate from:  Maintenance or Avionics   For the CFI of the year upload the packet to the website mentioned in the attachment and shown below and submit a scanned PDF back to FAASTeam Program Manager Lanny Cline’s e-mail: james.l.cline@faa.gov   Certified Flight Instructor of the Year for S.C. 2.Flight Instructor (CFI)candidates must be working under FAR Part 61, 141 or 142 and must hold a current an FAA airman certificate.     FAASTeam Representative of the Year for S.C.: 3. (REP) candidates must be actively involved in the FAA Safety Team.   For a Rep of the year submit the packets on the Web site and to both FAASTeam Program Manager Lanny Cline’s and James Dangerfield’s e-mail address.   http://www.generalaviationawards.org/nominations/     APPLICATION GENERAL INFORMATION The General Aviation Awards Program is a cooperative effort between the FAA and industry sponsors to annually recognize outstanding individuals in avionics, flight instruction, maintenance and those serving as FAASTeam Representatives. The awards highlight the important roles these individuals play in promoting aviation safety, education, and professionalism. Honorees are recognized locally, regionally and nationally. National Honorees are announced in January and recognized during AirVenture, in Oshkosh in July. They also receive gifts provided by sponsors. SUBMITTING YOUR PACKAGE Refer to the website for suggested reading, eligibility, required nomination components and nomination processing timelines. The easiest, fastest way to prepare your packet is to gather everything and take it to an office supply or printing house. They can scan all documents into a combined, single pdf document file. Free software is also available online to merge pdfs. Submitting all your information as one file assures that individual pages don’t become separated. Name your pdf document using the 3-letter award-type identifier, Last Name. As an example: CFI, Smith. This assures that your information is stored and managed correctly – and, when the time comes, it is available to the appropriate judges. All applications are submitted online. Log on to www.generalaviationawards.com and the NOMINATIONS page to upload it. You’ll find additional instructions...

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The 2018 Summer Edition of the SCAA Palmetto Aviation Newsletter has arrived. 

Posted by on Sep 18, 2018 in Member Update, News Feed |

The 2018 Summer Edition of the SCAA Palmetto Aviation Newsletter has arrived.  Welcome to your digital edition of the Palmetto Aviation! Click here or the image below to read your latest...

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Spartanburg Airport (KSPA) offered itself up as a staging area for FEMA during the recent Hurricane Florence.

Posted by on Sep 18, 2018 in Uncategorized |

Spartanburg Airport (KSPA) offered itself up as a staging area for FEMA during the recent Hurricane Florence.

Spartanburg Airport (KSPA) offered itself up as a staging area for FEMA during the recent Hurricane Florence. One more way — aviation touches the lives of those in our state.  SCAA is proud of the leadership at KSPA for its quick thinking and action to help be of service.   See picture:  FEMA has assembled a staging area for Hurricane Florence relief operations at KSPA. Approx. 200 ambulances and numerous rescue helicopters are here and ready!

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Hurricane (Florence) Help from GA Pilots . . . Available

Posted by on Sep 11, 2018 in Member Update |

SCAA was contacted by Nathan Wilson, a volunteer with AeroBridge.   They organize general aviation resources to fly supplies and support to communities who find themselves cut off and need emergency assistance.  To clarify they are not EMS, but we can help fly them in if they are needed.   We have resources on hand and actively work with other relief supply organizations.   You are receiving this because you are affiliated with the South Carolina Aviation Association. PLEASE contact AeroBridge if you find your community in need of assistance.  They can transform your airport into a local distribution center.   All they need is an open runway and a list of what you need.    If you are connected with your local government pass on AeroBridge’s contact information.   After an event it becomes very difficult for AeroBridge to reach out to you, so please contact them.   They are here to help.   Our hope is that their resources will not be needed, however if they are needed they are ready and waiting to respond! All of their support and services are volunteer, their assistance is free.   You can help them help us/your neighbors by. . . 1.)    Introduce us to your local emergency management team as a readily available resource. 2.)    Contact us with information on your runway/airport conditions so we can disseminate actual conditions to our pilots. 3.)    Tell us what you need.     www.Aerobridge.org https://www.facebook.com/groups/278218662692661/ Zello App Station Name:  AeroBridge Radio-Hurricane Florence- Airlift Support **Zello is a downloadable APP that was used widely to communicate during relief efforts for hurricane Irma.  It does require cell tower signal or wifi, its’s just simply one more place we will be listening for you **   Also, Please feel free to contact Nathan directly, both for assistance or for questions. Email: Nathanwilson_cfi@yahoo.com    Phone: 517-740-7083...

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SCAA Safety Seminar scheduled for Sunday, September 16 HAS BEEN CANCELLED 

Posted by on Sep 11, 2018 in News Feed |

SCAA Safety Seminar scheduled for Sunday, September 16  HAS BEEN CANCELLED 

Due to the impending Hurricane and out of our desire to encourage safety above all else . . . the SCAA is cancelling its Safety Seminar that was scheduled for Sunday, September 16 at the Hunter-Gatherer, Curtiss-Wright Hangar following the SC Breakfast Club. PLEASE be safe.

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Small airports have big impact on state’s economy

Posted by on Aug 14, 2018 in Uncategorized |

Small airports have big impact on state’s economy

Airports don’t have to be large to make a significant contribution to the economy of a county or region. While the state’s commercial airports — Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Greer, Hilton Head and Myrtle Beach — are the best known and often use the term “international” in their names, the general aviation airports spread throughout the state put up some impressive numbers on their own, according to an analysis by the South Carolina Aeronautics Commission. According to the commission’s 2018 Economic Impact Technical Report, commercial airports are responsible for $521 million in direct economic activity. The general aviation airports — about 50 in number — provide direct annual economic activity of about $404 million. Click the link below for the full article: ...

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Spartanburg Pilots Association Ground School – Aug. 30

Posted by on Aug 10, 2018 in News Feed |

Spartanburg Pilots Association Ground School The FAA Pilot Knowledge Test Preparation Class   August 30th thru November 8th Every Thursday evening from 6.00 pm to 8.30 pm. Spartanburg Airport bottom conference room   Schedule: Week 1. Airplanes and Aerodynamics Week 2. Airplane Instruments, Engines, and Systems Week 3. Airports, Air Traffic Control, and Airspace Week 4. Federal Aviation Regulations Week 5. Airplane Performance and Weight and Balance Week 6. Aeromedical Factors and Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM) Week 7. Aviation Weather Week 8. Aviation Weather Services Week 9. Navigation: Charts and Publications Week 10. Navigation Systems Week 11. Cross-Country Flight Planning   The class is open to everybody who has an interest in aviation. It provides an opportunity to experience what it takes to become a pilot. The class is currently has a very diverse group that you would not normally find in a class like this.   You must be a member of the Spartanburg Pilots Association You can join during the first class if you are not a current member. Please register with Terry Connorton if you plan to attend. Seats are limited. Terry_Connorton@hotmail.com...

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Committees Meetings for August 23rd have been cancelled!

Posted by on Jul 31, 2018 in News Feed |

Due to the increased volume of events for aviation week, we have decided to cancel the committees meetings for August 23rd. Instead, we would like to invite you to attend an aviation week event happening near you. We intend to reschedule these meetings at a later date, possibly sometime in September. Keep you posted!

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Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport in Business View Magazine

Posted by on Jul 17, 2018 in News Feed |

Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport in Business View Magazine

  Click the link below –  See pages 302-309 for more details:...

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