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Come hear Tom Waskow, Lt Gen USAF (Ret) speak about the military response to the 9/11 at the 2017 SCAA Annual Conference!

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in Member Update, SCAA Annual Conference |

Come hear Tom Waskow, Lt Gen USAF (Ret) speak about the military response to the 9/11 at the 2017 SCAA Annual Conference!

Come hear one of our General Session Speakers, Tom Waskow, Lt Gen USAF (Ret) speak on the military response to the 9/11 at the 2017 SCAA Annual Conference. He will be speaking February 9 to the  from 1:10pm to 2:15pm.  Tom Waskow, Lt Gen USAF (Ret) Chairman Board of Directors, USO of NC “The 9/11 terrorist hijacking and attacks on America’s key business and military centers has become a seminal event in the lives of our generation.  On that morning, as a Major General in the USAF, I was serving as the Director of Operations of the Pacific Air Forces at Hickam AFB in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Little did I know that by 0600 (HST) that morning, I would be designated by the President of the United States as the Joint Force Air Component Commander for Hawaii, Guam and the Federated States of Micronesia. With that title, the President designated me as one of three Air Force Generals who were given the authority to shoot down civilian airliners that had been hijacked.  His guidance was that ‘…You will not allow what happened in New York, Washington DC, and Pennsylvania to occur in your area of responsibility…’   With those mission orders, I had the responsibility to decide, act and prevent a reoccurrence of the tragedy that occurred on that morning.” Come hear “the rest of story” from Gen. Waskow himself on February 9. Click here to register online for the 2017 SCAA Annual Conference Click here for the 2017 Annual Conference Attendees List (as of 1.16.17) Click here to register online for the 2017 SCAA Annual...

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PDH Announcement – education requirements will be given out at the SCAA Annual Conference

Posted by on Jan 13, 2017 in Member Update, SCAA Annual Conference |

PDH Announcement – education requirements will be given out at the SCAA Annual Conference

Great news to South Carolina engineers who will be attending this year’s SCAA Conference!! Two conference sessions will count toward the continuing education requirements for your Professional Engineering license. The SCAC Update on PCI Program (Thursday, February 9 at 11:00 AM) will be good for 0.75 PDH and the breakout education session: Engineering Contracts and Legal Issues (Thursday, February 9 at 2:30 PM) will be good for 1 PDH. If you haven’t registered to attend the SCAA Annual Conference from February 8-10 at Wild Dunes Resort, there is still time to register below and receive those PDH education requirements.  More conference information like an updated attendee’s list and agenda are below.   Click here to register online for the 2017 SCAA Annual Conference Click here for the 2017 Annual Conference Attendees List (as of 1.13.17) Click here to register online for the 2017 SCAA Annual Conference...

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SCAA Airport News: Expansion of Ridgeland-Claude Dean Airport is Jan. 17

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in Member Update, Uncategorized |

SCAA Airport News: Expansion of Ridgeland-Claude Dean Airport is Jan. 17

Expansion of Ridgeland-Claude Dean Airport is Jan. 17 After more than a decade of working with the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) and the SCAC (South Carolina Aeronautics Commission), three consulting companies, and two proposed locations, the Ridgeland-Claude Dean Airport is officially breaking ground on its expansion 11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 17. Dean, a Ridgeland native, was a World War II veteran who served as chairman of the Jasper County Aeronautics Commission. He died last September at the age of 94. The project at the airport (10 Airport Road off Grays Highway) will include a new 4,200-foot runway and convert the current runway into an extended taxiway. The extended runway will allow bigger planes or helicopters to land – essentially it will allow business planes to land in Jasper. The airport expansion has been a soughtafter project. Around 2004, the FAA and SCAC and Jasper County agreed that a larger airport was necessary to accommodate the rapid population and commercial growth the area was experiencing. Originally the plan was to move to a bigger location with less vegetation, but finding a location that passed a fatal flaw analysis and that landowners were willing to sell stalled the project.   To read more click here  ...

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South Carolina Historic Aviation foundation Open House

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in Member Update, Uncategorized |

South Carolina Historic Aviation foundation Open House

The January 2017 Open House of the South Carolina Historic Aviation Foundation will take place this Saturday Jan 14th from 10am to 1pm at hangar Y-1 (next to the terminal) at Hamilton-Owens Airport in Columbia.  Hope to see you there. For more information click...

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Calling all aviation enthusiasts…

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in Member Update, Uncategorized |

Calling all aviation enthusiasts…

SCAA Member, Marc Santacroce would like to form a Columbia aviation group.  This group is for all local pilots, student pilots, instructors and aviation enthusiasts to talk airplanes, flying techniques and aviation initiatives and activities in the Columbia area airport.  If you are interested in this Columbia aviation group, the first meeting is scheduled for February 1, 2017.  Please RSVP to Marc Santacroce at bluesky.graysky@me.com.  Flyer attached...

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Today is the deadline to receive the SCAA hotel group rate!

Posted by on Jan 10, 2017 in Member Update, SCAA Annual Conference |

Today is the deadline to receive the SCAA hotel group rate!

SCAA’s Annual Conference is a month out and today is the deadline to receive the SCAA hotel group rate of $142 plus tax.  If you have not made your hotel room, please call or click the link below TODAY and secure your hotel room. 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: (877) 624-3654 Group Name/Code: $142 plus tax Online Reservation Link: 2017 SC Aviation Booking Link Boardwalk Inn Guest Rooms, Village at Wild Dunes Guest Rooms and Studios and meeting attendee cancellations made less than 7 days prior to arrival will result in forfeiture of the deposit amount. Deposits for reservations cancelled more than 7 days before arrival will be refunded 100%. SCAA wants you at the Annual Conference! SCAA believes that you will walk away from this year’s conference with answers to questions you may be seeking and new relationships with potential customers.  Click below to register for the 2017 Annual Conference.  Attendee Registration No SCAA refunds provided for cancellations after January 30th. SCAA will have additional cost if register onsite Member Onsite Registrations = $350 Non-Member Onsite Registrations = $370 Spouse Onsite Registrations = $175 Click here for the 2017 Annual Conference Attendees List The attendees list is updated every Friday, please check back to see that your name is on the list.  If you have any questions or have changes, email Hannah Lorance at scaa@scaaonline.com.  There is still some sponsorship opportunities available, If you would like to be a sponsor at this event, please email Hannah Lorance at scaa@scaaonline.com.                               There are only seven open exhibitor spots left, if you are interested in exhibiting at the most SCAA well attended event, please register to exhibit today!   Exhibitor Registration           No SCAA refunds provided for cancellations after January...

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SCAA winter newsletter hits your mailboxes soon!

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in Member Update |

SCAA winter newsletter hits your mailboxes soon!

SCAA Quarterly Newsletter: Winter 2016 has arrived and will be hitting your mailboxes soon! Click the image below to read your latest newsletter edition. In this issue, you will find… 2017 Calendar & Upcoming Events – page 5 There’s still time to register for the Annual Conference – page 6 SCAA’s Legislative Voice – page 10 Insider Stories & Updates – page 15 Renew your SCAA Membership with Ease – Page...

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You are not alone…SCAA believes this Annual Conference you will walk away with answers

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in Member Update |

You are not alone…SCAA believes this Annual Conference you will walk away with answers

Are you looking for answers?  You are not alone, SCAA believes this 2017 Annual Conference will provide you with answers.  The SCAA Committee has worked on a great schedule of events for you.  Review the schedule below to see what education sessions you don’t want to miss out on.    Register...

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Is your name on the attendee’s list?

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 in Member Update, SCAA Annual Conference |

Is your name on the attendee’s list?

Click here for an updated  2017 Annual Conference Attendees List (as of 1.05.17) Click here to register online for the 2017 SCAA Annual Conference The hotel room reservation deadline is by January 10th, 2017 for the Annual Conference so book your hotel room today! 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: (877) 624-3654 Group Name/Code: $142 plus tax Online Reservation Link: 2017 SC Aviation Booking Link Hotel Cancellation Policy: meeting attendee cancellations made less than 7 days prior to arrival will result in forfeiture of the deposit amount. Deposits for reservations cancelled more than 7 days before arrival will be refunded 100%. Have you registered for the 2017 SCAA Annual Conference yet?  You don’t want to miss this Annual Conference, please see the jam-packed agenda with great education offered below! You will also find an attendees list online that is updated every Friday.  More to come soon on different education sessions and speakers… Click here to register online for the 2017 SCAA Annual Conference SCAA is looking for sponsors, would you like to sponsor at the most well attended Annual Conference?  Contact Hannah Lorance at scaa@scaaonline.com to find out which sponsorship opportunities are still available. There are only 10 exhibitor spots left, contact Hannah Lorance at scaa@scaaonline.com to reserve your exhibitor spot today or register as an exhibitor...

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2017 SCAA Annual Conference Keynote Speakers

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 in Member Update, SCAA Annual Conference |

2017 SCAA Annual Conference Keynote Speakers

The SC Aviation Safety Council Speakers Bureau and FAA Aviation Safety Team are proud to present two dynamic keynote and featured speakers for the upcoming SC Aviation Association Annual Conference.  We hope reading a little (below) about each one will help build your excitement for their individual presentations in February.    SCAA recognizes and thanks Leo R. Berube, CFII, MEI, Aviation Safety Counselor, South Carolina Aviation Safety Council (SCASC) – Board of Directors, South Carolina Aviation Association (SCAA) – Board of Directors, and FAA Aviation Safety Team (FAASTeam) – Representative / Operations for making these contacts and arrangements so that these two aviation industry aces can share their aviation passion and experience with conference attendees. Click here to register online for the 2017 SCAA Annual...

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