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Military History Center of the Carolinas (MHCC) Plans Released in Remembrance of Veteran’s Day!

Posted by on Nov 11, 2016 in Member Update |

Military History Center of the Carolinas (MHCC) Plans Released in Remembrance of Veteran’s Day!

“MHCC members worked though the hot summer, without air conditioning, to get the future U.S. Military History Museum and Educational Center building completely gutted!  This was no small feat!  The building has no power or water service, generators were brought in just so we could at least have a large fan pulling air through,” stated Alan Spearman, President of MHCC.  “The building is believed to have been built in the early 1950’s and we found lots of old magazines, papers and other documents that had accumulated over the years,” Spearman added.  “This was one of the dirtiest non vehicle related projects that we have ever undertaken, but now MHCC has a ‘clean slate’ of a building to work with.”  Spearman is referencing the fact that MHCC members frequently undertake projects of restoring military vehicles to display at events.   “The future museum will focus on the history of our U.S. military from WWI to present.  There is a rich connection to history that is missed with the currently popular social media.  Viewing history on a screen is not the same as having an up close experience with the artifacts and experiences of veterans.  The goal is to set up a special place where people can see history come to life, have instruction on history, touch historical items, and not just view them in a glass case.  While we have our veterans with us we need to take time to make connections with soldiers who defended our freedom.  MHCC has members with a wealth of experience in running museums and nonprofit organizations, and MHCC has many talented people who know how to make history exciting for visitors of all ages.  MHCC has military vehicles, armaments, historical period attire, communications equipment, books and everything else that is needed to fill a museum.  You may have seen some of our displays and vehicles at events in our area,“ stated Spearman.   For many years, members of MHCC have been dedicated to preserving our American Military History by collecting and restoring items to take to events throughout our nation and within our local communities.  This group, which has members from South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia, have conducted a sort of “traveling museum”.  Last year alone they visited  67 locations.  Families and individuals; young, and not so young; male and female; about 50% veterans, and many others who have never served, help make up this diverse group   While the building was being gutted, Christopher Nordmeyer with Design South Professionals, Inc. stepped forward and volunteered to create architectural construction drawings as a donation to this noteworthy effort. Nordmeyer then reached out to local professionals with Burdette Engineering and LeBlanc Welch Consulting Engineers, both are firms that he has worked well with in the past.  They both agreed to help by providing mechanical, electrical and plumbing construction drawings.  These plans are needed so MHCC can get a construction quote and are required to get a city building permit.   The Greenville Downtown Airport, which owns the building, has given MHCC free rent.  MHCC has had roof leaks and windows repaired, as well as the exterior of the building painted by local professionals. MHCC is now seeking funds to do the interior construction that is required so that a Certificate of Occupancy can be obtained. ...

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2016 Do-Little Fly-In

Posted by on Nov 11, 2016 in Member Update, Uncategorized |

2016 Do-Little Fly-In

From a drive viewing a plane to a flight to show on First – Xen’s family ask I send out to all an invitation for  everyone to celebrate his 90 th Birthday . This will take place in the SAC on November 18th which is next Friday from 6PM to 8PM.   Second-  Do not forget YE This Saturday Third-  Do-Little: Fly-In Friday Bonfire and Camping ! Saturday  Fly In-Do-Little Dogs & Cheese Burgers 12-3 P.M. See banner below- Hope all of you can make this !...

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Hall of Fame Nomination Forms- Submit by November 1st

Posted by on Oct 26, 2016 in Member Update, Uncategorized |

Hall of Fame Nomination Forms- Submit by November 1st

Please submit Hall of Fame nomination forms by November 1 Established in 1991, the South Carolina Aviation Hall of Fame honors pioneers and leaders in the aviation industry who have made significant contributions to the development, advancement or promotion of aviation and have close ties to the State of South Carolina. Aviation Hall of Fame Criteria It is not necessary to have a Hall of Fame or Aviator of the Year inductee every year. Up to three nominees for the SCAA Hall of Fame honorees can be inducted each year and one Aviator of the Year. The individual must be of good character. The individual’s contribution to aviation must be substantial and performed with a high degree of excellence, above and beyond the performance of one’s job or political position. The individual’s contribution may be a single gallant event or achievement over time that has made a lasting impact on aviation. A single gallant event will be defined as an event, which was brave, spirited and honorable. Examples are William Farrow and Ronald McNair. Nominees shall be reviewed by the appropriate FAA or DOA officials to ensure there are no concerns or reasons why the person should not be nominated. Nominations shall expire after the first consideration and must be resubmitted for future consideration. The individual nominated must have been born in South Carolina and made their contribution to aviation in this state or elsewhere; OR have been a native of another state and made their contribution to aviation in South Carolina. Nominations must include verifiable documentation of the individual’s contribution to aviation to include the following: A biographical resume (as detailed as possible), documentation, clippings, citations, and awards regarding the contribution to aviation. No consideration will be given to any information other than that submitted with the nomination package. Aviation Hall of Fame committee members shall only consider information submitted in the written nomination package. No other information supplied by anyone to the Aviation Hall of Fame committee members or to SCAA board members will be considered. Click here to Watch the SCAA Hall of Fame Video Click here to browse current SCAA Hall of Fame Download Hall of Fame Nomination Form...

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Anti-FOD campaign

Posted by on Oct 26, 2016 in Member Update, Uncategorized |

The aviation industry prides itself on an anti-FOD.  Please do your part!  Pick up and properly dispose of FOD when you see it!  Thank you for your assistance.   Jim Hamilton Owens Airport (CUB) does an anti-FOD campaign that is continuous, diligent, and thorough. Does your airport promote anti-FOD, share what you have done with SCAA by emailing Hannah at...

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SCAA Board Petition

Posted by on Oct 21, 2016 in Member Update, Uncategorized |

SCAA Board Petition

For those interested in serving on the SCAA Board of Directors, please submit this petition form below by December 15, 2016.  For members to print the SCAA Board of Directors petition click...

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2017 Annual Conference- Wild Dunes

Posted by on Oct 21, 2016 in Member Update, Uncategorized |

2017 Annual Conference- Wild Dunes

The 2017 Annual Conference will be held at  Wild Dunes Resort   February 8-10 Hotel Information:  Book your Room at the Wild Dunes Charleston Island Resort today – click here Room Reservation Deadline is by January 10, 2017   Wild Dunes Resort Phone: 888-624-3654 Group Name/Code: $142 plus tax Online Reservation Link: 2017 SC Aviation Booking Link Click below to register for the 2017 Annual Conference Attendee Registration Exhibitor Registration  Thank you to the 2017 Annual Conference Sponsorships so far: If you would like to be a sponsor at this event, please email Hannah Lorance at scaa@scaaonline.com.                               ...

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General Aviation Fly-in on Saturday, November 5, 2016

Posted by on Oct 21, 2016 in Member Update, Uncategorized |

General Aviation Fly-in on Saturday, November 5, 2016

The USAF based at Joint Base Charleston/Charleston Int’l Airport (JBC/CHS) is hosting a general aviation fly-in on Saturday November 5, 2016. Click Here for the  CIVIL AIRCRAFT HOLD HARMLESS...

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Aerofest 2016 / Ford Tri-Motor Recap

Posted by on Oct 21, 2016 in Member Update, Uncategorized |

Aerofest 2016 / Ford Tri-Motor Recap

Below are pictures from 2016 Aerofest / Ford Tri- Motor event on October 15 at CUB Airport.   ...

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FALL “Palmetto Aviation” Newsletter

Posted by on Oct 10, 2016 in Member Update, Uncategorized |

FALL “Palmetto Aviation” Newsletter

Welcome to your digital edition of SCAA “Palmetto Aviation” newsletter.  Click here to view the Fall issue Our Fall issue cover:  2017 Annual Meeting Registration and Information   Member Information   Insider Stores & Local Updates Event Recaps Follow us on Social Media...

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Register for the 2017 SCAA Annual Conference Today!

Posted by on Oct 6, 2016 in Member Update, Uncategorized |

Register for the 2017 SCAA Annual Conference Today!

The 2017 Annual Conference will be Feb 8-10 at the Wild Dunes Resort. The theme of this Annual Conference is “The Value of Networking”.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE SCAA ANNUAL CONFERENCE...

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