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Visit often to learn about the latest news and events from SCAA. The SCAA is dedicated to promoting aviation in South Carolina. If you know of an event or special press release that is important to aviation in South Carolina please contact our office so we can post it here. Thank you for supporting SCAA.


Ambassador Passport Program – Caution Updates

Posted by on Dec 16, 2016 in Member Update, Uncategorized |

Ambassador Passport Program – Caution Updates

Passport Participants: Before departure be sure to call facilities that do not publish FBO hours of operation to verify that someone will be there to stamp your passport. Stamps may be obtained by participants who drive into airports as well as those who fly in. If in doubt about the safety of a flight due to weather, field conditions, runway length, etc., participants are urged to use sound judgment in deciding whether or not to make the flight.   Please see revised clarification statement for HVS (Hartsville) – Hartsville is open for business and passport stamp is available.  CAUTION:  0A2 (Hester Memorial Airport- Calhoun Falls)  – is now closed and not necessary for the passport. 6j6 (Edgefield County) – is a grass field and only 2600 feet long = Overfly okay.  33A (Fairview Airport) – runway 14/32 is very bumpy with excessive patches along entire surface. = Overfly okay. 51J (Lake City) – Runway 1/19 in fair condition, pilot discretion, expediting a stamped passport is...

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Have you registered for the 2017 Annual Conference yet? Early Bird ends on January 1st

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in Member Update, Uncategorized |

Have you registered for the 2017 Annual Conference yet? Early Bird ends on January 1st

Early Bird registration ends on January 1st so register today!!! Attendee Registration Exhibitor Registration   Registration cancellation policy: No SCAA refunds provided for cancellations after January 30th. New onsite registration fee: member onsite registrations will be $350, non-member onsite registrations will be $370 and spouse onsite registrations will be $175. All SCAA events onsite will require name badges.     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%.   Below is a drafted agenda for the 2017 SCAA Annual Conference (please note the schedule is subject to change). Click here for the 2017 Annual Conference Attendees List (as of 12.7.16)     If you would like to be a sponsor at this event, please email Hannah Lorance at scaa@scaaonline.com.                             ...

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2017 SCAA Annual Conference sponsorship opportunities still available

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in Member Update |

2017 SCAA Annual Conference sponsorship opportunities still available

SCAA Sponsorships below are still open for the 2017 Annual Conference:  Wednesday Night Reception $1,000 (1 spot left) Wednesday Hangar Party $5,000 (Exclusive Sponsorship) Thursday Breakfast $2,000 (can have up to 2 sponsors) Thursday Lunch $5,000 (Exclusive Sponsorship)  Friday Breakfast $1,500 (can have up to 2 sponsors) Breaks $1,000 (can have up to 2 sponsors)  NEW EXCLUSIVE SPONSORSHIP FOR 2017:  Would you like to promote your company on every resort key cards? Resort Key Card Sponsorship: $7,000 (submit sponsorship by December 15, 2016) NEW EXCLUSIVE SPONSORSHIP FOR 2017:  Would you like to promote your company on every lanyard?     Lanyard Sponsorship: $2,500 (submit sponsorship by December 15, 2016) If you are interested in any sponsorships above, please email Hannah Lorance at scaa@scaaonline.com   A BIG thank you goes to the 2017 Annual Conference Sponsorships so far:                             ...

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SCAA’s Annual Legislative Breakfast at the State House

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in Member Update |

SCAA’s Annual Legislative Breakfast at the State House

SAVE THE DATE!  After the Legislative Breakfast SCAA members will have an opportunity to walk over to the State House and be welcomed to the Senate and House. This is the first year that SCAA is doing this. We encourage SCAA to take part of this great opportunity. To register online click here...

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South Carolina Statewide Aviation System Plan & Economic Impact Study Updates – Survey

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in Member Update |

South Carolina Statewide Aviation System Plan & Economic Impact Study Updates – Survey

As some of you may already be aware, the South Carolina Aeronautics Commission is in the process of updating two important studies.  One is our statewide airport system plan and the other is our statewide airport economic impact study.  The Commission has several interview, research, survey, and outreach efforts that are underway to support these two studies.  As part of our outreach efforts, we are interested in hearing from you, the pilots who fly into the airports in South Carolina on a regular basis.  The Commission’s studies will help to identify, on a macro level, general improvements that are desirable to help each airport fulfill its designated role in the state airport system.    As you use airports in the state, it is possible that you have observed, first-hand, opportunities to enhance the performance of one or more of the South Carolina airports.  You can provide input into the Commission’s statewide studies by participating in a brief online survey.  You can access the survey at the following address http://SCAC.Pilot.sgizmo.com/s3/.  Over the coming year, the Commission will be focused on identifying the needs of our airports, while at the same time documenting the significant economic impact our state receives from the operation of our general aviation and commercial airports.  Information from the airport system plan and the economic impact studies will be used to help educate local, state, and federal elected officials on the needs and the economic benefits of our airports.  We hope that you will take a few minutes to complete our survey to support these educational efforts.  It is vital that elected officials in South Carolina understand the needs of our airports within the context of the significant value that the airports bring to our state and to our communities.  We thank you for taking time to help us with this effort.     Please Click here for the...

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On July 17, 2017, NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, will turn 100 years old!

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in Member Update |

On July 17, 2017, NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, will turn 100 years old!

Langley Research Center was the first national civil aeronautics laboratory.  They are having an art contest; every child who enters gets a certificate of participation.  Just wanted to share, in case you wanted to share with your network…   NASA’s Langley Research Center Centennial Student Art ContestCalling all artists, grades K-12!On July 17, 2017, NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, will turn 100 years old! To celebrate, Langley invites you to take part in its Centennial Art Contest. The theme for this year’s contest is “A Storied Legacy, A Soaring Future.”The contest is open to all children in grades K-12 who are attending public, private, parochial and homeschools in the United States. Artwork entries may consist of drawings, paintings, mixed media and digital creations. A grand prize winner will be chosen from all contest entries. A first place winner will be chosen from each grade level, as well as second place, third place and honorable mention. Each entry will receive a certificate of participation.The art contest submission period began on Nov. 1, 2016, and concludes on Dec. 31, 2016, at midnight EST.For more information, visit https://artcontest.larc.nasa.gov/.Please direct questions about this contest to Kristina Cors...

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SCHAF Newsletter for December 2016

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in Member Update |

SCHAF Newsletter for December 2016

SCHAF Newsletter for December 2016- Reminder: The next SCHAF Open House will take place Saturday, December 10, 2016. 10am-1pm at Hangar Y-1 Hamilton/Owens Airport.   Foundation Happenings- Greetings from the South Carolina Historic Aviation Foundation. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and that you have an even better Christmas.  As always, it seems, things have been busy, so let’s dive in and see what’s been going on recently with SCHAF. A very successful open house on Saturday, November 12th.  We had a number of young people come over after taking part in the Young Eagles program of EAA 242 but the real treat was a visit from some of the residents of the  Atria Forest Lake assisted living facility in Columbia.  A really nice group of folks who were very interested in hearing about GF-2 and the work of SCHAF in preserving and making more people aware of the Palmetto State’s rich aviation heritage.  Thanks to Debbie Bailey with Atria for bringing them.  She says they really enjoyed it and that it made for a special morning for them.  Ken Berry and Katherine Cuddy spoke with them about the restoration of GF-2 and Ted Podewil talked about airborne operations during the Second World War.  Again, it was great to meet some of the residents from Atria Forest Lake.   SCHAF members who were present at the open house were Ken Berry, Ron Shelton, Mary McIntosh, Katherine Cuddy, Ted Podewil, Marvin Williams and myself. Would also like to add that it was great to meet with the young people who came over from Young Eagles.  That’s an important part of SCHAF’s mission, getting future generations interested in aviation. No board meeting of the SCHAF board for November. A quorum was not present. Wanted to mention that Ron Skipper and the legendary SCHAF truck were part of the Veteran’s Day Parade in Lexington.  The word is that it was a hit and crowd loved it. In last month’s newsletter I made mention of some model airplanes that have been donated to SCHAF.  Thought I would share some pictures.  The first is a Fairey Swordfish, a Royal Navy torpedo bomber from World War II affectionately known as the “Stringbag.”  The second is a Junkers JU-87 Stuka dive bomber from World War II.  There are a number of other models in the collection donated to SCHAF, all of them very nice looking. The models were built by the late Glenn Stackhouse and donated by his family. More pictures next month.                           Speaking of the Swordfish, here’s a link from Vintage Wings of Canada about the Stringbag: http://www.vintagewings.ca/VintageNews/Stories/tabid/116/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/294/The-Legendary-Swordfish–A-Dedication.aspx . It is with great sadness that we pass along the news of the passing of SCHAF member Roger Booco.  Roger served his country in three conflicts; World War II, the Korean War and in Viet Nam.  After retiring from the United States Air Force he flew for the University of South Carolina. Anyone who met him came away impressed by his warmth and enthusiasm for flying and for people.  He was a great guy. Roger, you will be missed.  Here’s his obit in The State: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestate/obituary.aspx?n=roger-booco&pid=182528669&fhid=5564 . Roger and Nancy Booco at 2014 Hangar Dance Historical Notes-   This month marks the anniversary of...

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Offering for sale some pictures that were donated to SCHAF

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in Member Update |

Offering for sale some pictures that were donated to SCHAF

Just in time for Christmas, we are offering for sale some pictures that were donated to SCHAF.  We will have these for sale at the open house on Dec 10th. If you do not live in Columbia, we can mail the picture to you in a shipping tube with the actual shipping charge added to the total price. The shipping charge will probably be no more than $15 which includes the price of the mailing tube. If you will not be at the open house but would like to pick the picture up at a different time we can arrange a time for you to pick up the picture. If you are interested in a copy and would like us to hold it for you, please email Katherine at kcuddy@bellsouth.net .    This first picture is limited to only 3 copies for sale. There is some wrinkle damage which can be seen along the outside edge where the crews are listed. We believe this can be repaired with a matted frame. These are numbered editions available for $50 apiece. One of the pictures has a little more wrinkled damage along the bottom edge. This one copy will be available for $35 instead of $50.  This second picture is limited to 16 copies for sale.  The picture has several B-25s with Doolittle seen in the clouds and are signed by Horace “Sally” Crouch, one of the Doolittle Raiders. The signatures are copies and not original to each picture.  These pictures are in nice condition and will be available for $40 apiece.  We have over 50 copies of this third picture which is of plane number 16. This was produced by the Celebrate Freedom Foundation and is a numbered limited edition of 500. Each picture is signed in pencil by the artist. These pictures are in nice condition and will be available for $25...

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Beringer Aero USA relocates operations to Greenville

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in Member Update |

Beringer Aero USA relocates operations to Greenville

GREENVILLE, SC – November 17, 2016 – Beringer Aero USA today announced relocating its U.S. operations to the City of Greenville. By locating in the NEXT Manufacturing Center at 400 Bernie Street, it permits the company to relocate existing positions from its Chicago facility and improve the company’s business services.  Based in Tallard, France, Beringer Aero produces wheels and braking systems for a wide range of aircraft, from light aircraft up to its now-standard supplemental type certificate (STC) for the Pilatus PC-6, through various STC for general aviation, plus complete kits for many popular aircraft....

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2016 Winter Newsletter Article for “Palmetto Aviation”- December 15, 2016

Posted by on Nov 23, 2016 in Member Update, Uncategorized |

2016 Winter Newsletter Article for “Palmetto Aviation”- December 15, 2016

If you would like to submit an article for the 2016 Winter edition of Palmetto Aviation, please email scaa@scaaonline.com. Deadline to accept articles is by Thursday December 15, 2016.  

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