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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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Gov. Nikki Haley, State Officials Update Public On Hurricane Matthew (Video)

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

Gov. Nikki Haley, State Officials Update Public On Hurricane Matthew (Video)

Gov. Nikki Haley, State Officials Update Public On Hurricane Matthew To watch video of the full event, click...

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BRIEFING NEWS: FLY YOUR STATE—AN EXCELLENT EXCUSE TO FLY STATE PASSPORT PROGRAMS SHOWCASE GA AIRPORTS. THIS SHOWCASES SCAA.

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

BRIEFING NEWS: FLY YOUR STATE—AN EXCELLENT EXCUSE TO FLY STATE PASSPORT PROGRAMS SHOWCASE GA AIRPORTS. THIS SHOWCASES SCAA.

September 1, 2016 A lobster dinner awaits you in Maine. In Virginia, North Dakota, Minnesota, and South Carolina, you can get a leather flight jacket. In New Jersey there’s an instrument flying course, and in North Carolina a pilot’s watch. In some states it’s cash. These are the rewards for doing something you love and already do: flying into and out of your local airports. To promote and publicize their general aviation airports, many states across the country have “passport” or ambassador programs in which they offer a passport book that can be stamped to keep a record of landing at each airport; present it to claim an incentive prize. Get a stamp at just five of the 75 Maine airports, for example, and a twin lobster dinner awaits you on the Maine Flying Trail. Arkansas. The Arkansas Aviation Ambassador Program challenges you to visit between 30 and 70 airports in the state to qualify for different levels of rebate checks. Maine. The Maine Flying Trail Passport Programhelps support tourism in Maine. Maryland. Explore Maryland by Air encourages pilots to visit both airports and aviation museums in the state and qualify for its Ace-level prize. Massachusetts. Fly the Bay State Challenge is an ongoing program that not only encourages pilots to fly into all 39 of the state’s public-use airports but also participate in an FAA safety seminar. Minnesota. Fly Minnesota Airports! awards pilots who visit 130 out of the 136 state airports, visit six museums, and attend six FAA safety seminars with a leather flight jacket. New Jersey. The New Jersey Airport Challenge is usually a month-long event that awards an instrument-flying course and participant picnic. North Carolina. Operation: Fly NC encourages pilots to fly to all of the 81 airports in the state, attend four safety seminars, and visit four museums to qualify for flight bags and pilot watches. North Dakota. Fly North Dakota honors pilots who visit between 30 and 89 of the state’s public-use airports, visit museums, and attend FAA safety seminars. In 2015 11 pilots received the grand prize of a leather flight jacket. Oregon. Explore Oregon highlights 19 to 20 airports in the state in a six-month air rally; participants qualify for a gift certificate drawing. South Carolina. The South Carolina Aviation Association encourages pilots to visit all 59 of the state’s public-use airports and attend safety seminars. South Dakota. Fly South Dakota Airports! awards pilots for visiting between 20 and 74 of the state’s airports with patches, mugs, paperweights, and gift certificates. Virginia. The Virginia Aviation Ambassadors Program encourages pilots to visit all 66 of the state’s airports, see aviation museums, attend safety seminars, and attend the Virginia Regional Festival of Flight. Win a leather jacket; other incentive prizes are also available.   To Read More Click...

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South Carolina Historic Aviation Foundation

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

South Carolina Historic Aviation Foundation

SCHAF Newsletter for October 2016-   Reminder: The next SCHAF Open House will take place Saturday, October 8, 2016. 10am-1pm at Hangar Y-1 Hamilton-Owens Airport. The SCHAF Hangar Dance and Aerofest 2016 will take on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Hamilton-Owens Airport.   Foundation Happenings-   Greetings to members and friends of the South Carolina Historic Aviation Foundation.  A lot has been going on over the summer and early fall and a lot more will be happening in the near future.  Of course the big event in the offing is the SCAHF Hangar Dance and Aerofest taking place Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Hamilton-Owens Airport in Columbia. It is going to be a great weekend, one you don’t want to miss.  A lot will be going on; the flying B-25 from the Canadian Warplanes Heritage Museum will be there,  EAA 242 is bringing in a flying Ford Tri-Motor, there will be a number of historic warplanes including P-51s, F4U Corsairs, T-6 Texans, a Boeing/Stearman trainer, a Chinook helicopter and a Black Hawk Helicopter along with vintage motorcycles.  Aerofest will take place during the day and the SCHAF Hangar Dance will take place that evening. At the hangar dance there will also be a display of artwork by the late Reuben Gambrell, noted South Carolina artist who served with the army air force in the Pacific during World War II and sketched and painted his impressions  of that theatre.  All in all it is going to be a great weekend.  Again, one you don’t want to miss. Admission to Aerofest will be donation of $5 with children under twelve admitted for free. Parking for Aerofest will be free.  Admission for the SCHAF Hangar Dance is $25 per person and $45 per couple.  Proceeds from Aerofest go to support a really great cause, Camp Kemo and proceeds from the hangar dance go toward the ongoing restoration of GF-2, the foundation’s B-25 and also funding various projects of the foundation to educate the public about the rich and varied aviation heritage of the Palmetto State. A great open house on Saturday, September 10, 2016 with Hawks and Hawgs, a fund-raiser for Camp Kemo taking place the same morning.  Hangar Y-1 at Hamilton-Owens Airport was full of SCHAF members and pilots and motorcyclists coming together to support a very worthwhile cause, Camp Kemo.  Folks got to see GF-2, talk about their love for aviation and then ride and fly off in a competition that raised funds for Camp Kemo.  It was really great to be around such a fine group of people.   SCHAF members present were Ken Berry, Ron Shelton, David and Mary McIntosh, Scott Linaberry, Ron Skipper, Katherine Cuddy, Alton Blanks, Valeria Anderson, Tom Roberts and Ted Podewil.   It was also great to see folks from EAA 242 like Jim Herpst and others. Another person on hand was James Clark, the new president of South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, S.C.  Jim is an accomplished pilot and was there with his plane to lead off the start of Hawks and Hawgs.   SCHAF members Ken Berry and Scott Linaberry were among the pilots taking part in Hawks and Hawgs.  Word is they did a good job of flying looking for landmarks represented by various clues.  As always Ted Podewil’s airborne display...

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Governor Nikki Haley Urges Residents to Prepare for Hurricane Matthew

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

Governor Nikki Haley Urges Residents to Prepare for Hurricane Matthew

Governor Nikki Haley Urges Residents to Prepare for Hurricane Matthew   COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Nikki Haley today issued an executive order declaring a State of Emergency and asked residents to prepare for a potential evacuation of the South Carolina coast in advance of any impact from Hurricane Matthew. As state officials continue to monitor weather conditions, the governor will update residents about preparations for Hurricane Matthew, including the need for an evacuation of coastal areas, during a news conference tomorrow, Wednesday, October 5, at 9:00 AM. Schools and county and state government offices in the following counties will be closed starting Wednesday, October 5, 2016: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Berkeley, Beaufort, Calhoun, Charleston, Clarendon, Colleton, Darlington, Dillon, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Hampton, Horry, Jasper, Lexington, Marlboro, Marion, Orangeburg, Richland, Sumter, and Williamsburg counties. Residents in the following evacuation zones should make preparations for a potential evacuation beginning at 3:00 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, October 5, 2016: Beaufort: Zone A, Entire county Jasper: A and B Colleton: A Only Charleston: A, B, C Dorchester: B, D, E, and F Berkeley: A, B, C, G, and I Horry: A only Georgetown: A only Know Your Zone: Your zone is how you will know to evacuate and which evacuation route to use. This information is detailed in the 2016 S.C. Hurricane Guide and available via in interactive map at scemd.org/knowyourzone. Prepare to evacuate:  Residents preparing to evacuate tomorrow should become familiar with evacuation routes, which are marked with special signs.  Consider where you will stay once you evacuate. Options include: a hotel, motel, or friend’s home that is outside the vulnerable area or an American Red Cross shelter.  Hotels and motels fill up quickly and out-of-county evacuations take time. Emergency shelters will be announced as soon as they are open. Fuel cars, keep supplies in vehicles, secure important documents:  If the storm approaches South Carolina, individuals and families should fill up their cars with gas.  Road maps, nonperishable snack foods, a first-aid kit that includes a supply of your family’s prescription medications, and convenience items such as diapers should be available in the car.  Secure important documents in waterproof packaging. Consider the safety of pets:  Pets are not allowed in Red Cross shelters.  Individuals and families should plan to board pets with veterinarians, kennels, or other facilities in non-vulnerable areas.  Identification and rabies tags should be attached to the pets’ collars. If the National Hurricane Center issues a hurricane watch, a hurricane will be possible within 48 hours, and residents who live in vulnerable areas should stay tuned.  If a hurricane warning is issued, a hurricane is expected within 36 hours.  If you live in a highly vulnerable area and are advised to evacuate, you should be prepared to leave immediately.  The state urges individuals and families to do the following: Everyone in South Carolina is urged to continue to monitor the developing forecasts from the National Hurricane Center through local news media and trusted sources online. Pay attention to emergency warnings from local and state public safety officials and take safety actions if instructed to do so. South Carolina’s Emergency Response Team is operating 24-hours a day from the state’s emergency operations center preparing for hazardous conditions associated with Hurricane Matthew. For more information visit scemd.org or follow @SCEMD on Twitter and Facebook. -END-   Derrec Becker Public Information Officer South Carolina Emergency Management Division Mobile: 803.530.2193 | Office: 803.737.8500 Online: scemd.org  |  Social: @SCEMD Skype: SCEmergency...

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