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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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Solar Eclipse Party from EAA242 Chapter

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

Solar Eclipse Party from EAA242 Chapter

GIT MOONED !! Monday August 21- 2017 @2:41 PM  HURRY TO GET YOUR SIGNUP IN !!! Response is Coming in fast and furious. Sign Up at:  eaa242.org  SIGN UP MUST OCCUR BY AUGUST 7 . It looks Like We are going to have a Great Group Present !!!!.  AGAIN…. We will have the ECLIPSE Luncheon party at The SAC MONDAY MAY 21st at 12:30 PM with possible Over flow in the Terminal Building !Take off the afternoon  if possible. We will be serving up lunch beginning at 1PM . Hot off the grill we will feature – Moon Buns over Sun-burgers, Rocket Dogs with Meteorite Chile, Starlight Baked Beans (Beans cooked with Bacon and Onion and a few other Top Secret Area 51 Ingredients) also  we will serve SUN roasted Potato Chips . Desert will be Moon Pies. BYOB ! ISO approved Eye Glasses are included with each paid meal.  Again RSVP Via our Pay Pal Account eaa242.org.  Adults are $10.00 each and Children 12 and under are $8.00.  Also being Posted soon , Come to the next Fly In Pancake Breakfast Meeting at 9am Saturday August 19th 2017. Member Chair Brian Christiano has a great program planned with a guest speaker set up for our membership and all other interested parties. We will be hearing from SCE&G- SCANA Aviation Department PHENOM 300 Pilot Melissa Washburn. Melissa has served as pilot, Captain and Safety Advisor for them for over 17 years. Do not miss this one ! Also Peggy has been coming up with several new ideas as Social Chair- most centered around activates Like Pizza N Poker night. Trivia Night, Music N Dinner under the stars, Electronic Bowling  to name a few…… Will see what takes hold and give it a go. Do not forget Tail Gating at the SAC. All are welcome to jump in and plan one. It is there, lets make sure we USE IT!  Coming up also all too soon (September 3rd) 242 is cooking for the SC Breakfast Club at KCUB. CORRECTION………..  September 30th. We have our annual Hawks N Hawg’s Aerial Scavenger Hunt. Hawks against the Hawgs. definition of a Hawg: Porky, Loud and likes to play in the mud. I say they win only when “Pigs Fly”. They have not won yet !! Peggy and I were out in the very early this Sunday Morning (what a morning to fly…Early!) in the Cessna 170 with our mission at hand choosing some new Aerial sites . We will have good straightforward clues that ALL planes of ALL speeds can achieve and have FUN!! Registration Fees of $30.00 all go to benefit Camp Kemo. Watch for the sign up very soon!  Sunday October 1 EAA 242 is Cooking at SCBC in Camden. This is the same week end of The Vintage Aircraft Chapter 3 Fly IN. Hope for great weather  Later in October  week of the SC State Fair The EAA Tri Motor Will be here once again this year helping bring in the crowds supporting 242 and  Aero-Fest on the 21st as the event supports Peggy and her Gang “Fly for Fun And Community LLC” which donates exclusively  to Camp Kemo. The Tri Motor will be present 19th,20th,21st and 22nd of October. We hope to also have a B-17 providing rides as well. Indications are they will make...

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Sad News to Report – Hartsell Rogers passed away

Posted by on Jul 25, 2017 in Member Update, Uncategorized |

Sad News to Report – Hartsell Rogers passed away

Mr. Hartsell Osborn Rogers Jr.Mr. Hartsell Osborn Rogers, Jr., 69, of Fork, S.C. passed away on July 19, 2017 at his home after a heroic battle with cancer.  Hartsell was born July 3, 1948 and was a lifelong member of Fork Baptist Church, where he served as Superintendent, Sunday school teacher, Trustee, Deacon and sang in the choir. He was preceded in death by his father, Hartsell O. Rogers, Sr., his mother, Margaret Moore Rogers, and brother, Wilson Earl Rogers.Surviving Hartsell are: his Wife of the home Lenetta Johnson Rogers, a Daughter: Nikki R. Bailey and her husband, John; his Grandchildren: Logan, Lauren and Luke; his Sister Mary Anne R. Hayes and her husband, John Charles; his Brother: John Seaborn Rogers and his wife, Mellie Page Rogers; numerous cousins, six nephews and two nieces.Before retirement, Hartsell served as Dillon County Administrator and as Director of Florence Regional Airport. He was also an active member of the Civil Air Patrol, The Hillbilly Clan 82 Outlaws #3 and the Fork Masonic Lodge #258.The funeral to celebrate Hartsell’s life will be on Friday, July 21 at 5:00 P.M. at Fork Baptist Church. Burial, with Masonic Rites, will follow in the Church Cemetery, directed by Cox-Collins Funeral Home.Memorials may be made to Fork Baptist Church, 1923 Old River Rd, Fork, SC 29543 or to the American Cancer Society, 181 E Evans St, Florence, SC...

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Governor McMaster to Deliver Keynote Address at SC Aerospace Conference

Posted by on Jul 25, 2017 in Aviation Week, Member Update |

Governor McMaster to Deliver Keynote Address at SC Aerospace Conference

Governor Henry McMaster to Deliver Keynote Address As the 117th governor of South Carolina, Henry McMaster recognizes the impact of the aerospace industry and its importance to the economic future of the Palmetto State. Having performed decades of public service, McMaster is committed to keeping South Carolina right where it belongs – on top. To do this, Governor McMaster is focused on making sure that the Palmetto State retains and builds upon its unmatched positive business environment. And, in just six short months as governor, the approach seems to be paying off. During that time, McMaster and his team have announced more than 50 economic development projects, bringing approximately 6,600 new jobs and $2.1 billion in capital investment to South Carolina. Research and Innovation Poster Competition  The SC Aerospace Conference and Expo is calling for abstracts for the research and innovation poster competition. The poster competition provides an opportunity to showcase recent developments, demonstrations of new applications or techniques, upcoming research challenges, future directions and novel approaches in an aerospace related field. Winners are recognized during the conference’s evening event on Wednesday August 30th. For more details, please e-mail us. S.C. Department of Commerce Collaborating with Partners to Host Two Key Events for Existing Industries at SC Aerospace Conference and Expo 2017 South Carolina Aerospace B2B Supplier Matchmaker: Taking place on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, this event is an opportunity for aerospace suppliers to connect with OEMs and tier one suppliers. Interested firms must first apply and be pre-screened for this event. If approved, registration costs are $50 per person for the B2B session (this does not include Conference and Expo access). The event is open to companies with South Carolina operations only but can include direct and indirect suppliers. Learn more, and apply here.     South Carolina Defense Industry Diversification Workshop: Taking place on Thursday, August 31, 2017, this event is for either prime or sub-contractors to the Department of Defense (DOD) that have been impacted by sequestration and/or are now interested in developing more non-DOD business opportunities. Featuring expert presentations to benefit defense contractors in six key areas surrounding strategic diversification, the workshop will address differences between DOD and non-DOD markets and how companies can effectively identify and secure new market opportunities. The event is sponsored by the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce and S.C. Department of Commerce. To attend the workshop, register for either a one- or two-day conference pass. Thank you to our Sponsors!     Conference & Expo Organizers   #SCAerospace News Honeywell to invest more than $10M in Greer facility expansion Flying Innovation Award Nominee: HondaJet Siemens’ Doug Riley: How South Carolina is growing the next generation of manufacturing talent Charleston airport’s passenger count up 7 percent in May over last year Boeing, FedEx announce big cargo freighter as next ‘flying testbed’ Large solar project goes online at South Carolina...

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EAA242 – Total Eclipse Luncheon

Posted by on Jul 25, 2017 in Uncategorized |

EAA242 – Total Eclipse Luncheon

Monday August 21- 2017 @2:41 PM Planning is underway for the Total Eclipse Luncheon.  The ISO Certified (ISO12312-2) Viewing Glasses are In. (do not view it without such) Soooo now then – what better place to be than the airport with all of your fellow pilots and their families observing this Eclipse ! We will have a Luncheon party at The SAC !Take off the afternoon  if possible. We will be serving up lunch beginning at 1PM . Hot off the grill we will feature – Moon Buns over Sun-burgers, Rocket Dogs and Eclipse Baked Beans (Beans cooked with Bacon and Onion and a few other Top Secret Area 51 Ingredients) also serve SUN roasted Potato Chips . Desert will be Moon Pies. BYOB ! We will have our Website set shortly to provide RSVP Via our Pay Pal Account.  Adults will be $10.00 each and Children 12 and under will be $8.00. We will let you know when you can sign up. You will need to be prepaid a week before the Event to attend no matter. (That is under a month from now so we all have some notice)…..  I ran into Tom and Ski in the SAC on Sunday as they were cleaning up from the Birthday Party held Saturday evening. Evidence in the Recycle Can showed it was a bit more of a party than the old ones that were formally held during the week! Tom says thank you to all for attending! He was moved by the great turnout. !!  Tailwinds-...

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