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Get involved with SCAA

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Uncategorized |

Get involved with SCAA

SCAA Committees are now open for all SCAA members to get involved. Getting involved with SCAA makes a difference. Committees will plan to meet prior to the next board meeting.  The goal is to plan for 2018 SCAA programs. Below are the different committees that you can be part of: AMT Day Aviation Week Conference Hall of Fame Legislative Scholarship Southeast Aviation Expo  SCAA’s Committee Meeting  Date: Thursday, August 24, 2017 Time: 10  am – 11: 30 am  Where: Rock Hill- York County Airport Current list of committees members:    Will you get involved in your association? Contact the SCAA association headquarters at (877)359-7222 or email Hannah Lorance at scaa@scaaonline.com to let her know you are interested in attending and which committee you would like to serve...

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FAAST seminar to be held at the Conway Airport (KHWY) on July 15th 2017.

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Uncategorized |

FAAST seminar to be held at the Conway Airport (KHWY) on July 15th 2017.

Are you part of the Ambassador passport program and want to attend a safety seminar? A FAAST seminar will be held at the Conway Airport (KHWY) on July 15th. The beach aviation services are very excited to hold this meeting. Please view the agenda below. If you have an questions you may contact Daniel Anderson at 843-839-6740.  July 15, 2017 at 11:00 AM, Conway-Horry Airport, KHYW, FBO Conference Room 1250 Airdrome Ave, Myrtle Beach, SC 2957 Click the image below for the draft...

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Call to Action: Oppose H.R. 2997

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Uncategorized |

Call to Action: Oppose H.R. 2997

SCAA Members: Below is a Call to Action to oppose H.R. 2997. NBAA has asked that we forward this information out to the SCAA membership and ask that you contact your congressional representatives voicing their opposition. By far the easiest method is to utilize NBAA’s Contact Congress tool (link below). H.R. 2997 creates a private board of by its very composition will relegate General Aviation interests to a minority voice. We need to act now! Thanks for all you do.     Dear NBAA Member, For some time, we have been vigilant, and ready to mobilize, when it comes to the continuing battle over air traffic control (ATC) privatization. The moment for action has arrived, with yesterday’s introduction of H.R.2997 – legislation containing provisions for privatizing ATC – a long-standing priority for the nation’s big airlines. I am writing to ask you to please take action today to support NBAA’s work to make the business aviation community’s voice heard in the fight against this legislative threat to our industry. Oppose H.R.2997 to Privatize ATC Here’s why we must stop this legislation: H.R.2997 proposes to strip control of aviation-system oversight from the public’s elected representatives, and essentially hand control of the system over to a group of private parties, largely unaccountable to Congress. The citizens, companies and communities relying on general aviation for business, civil services and other needs will be the ones most at risk if this legislation becomes law. Under the new structure, the private parties would be given sweeping authority to restrict access to airports and airspace, set and collect air transportation taxes, and increase costs for flying. Resources for airports and other infrastructure could be directed away from general aviation. The setup could jeopardize service and access for smaller communities. Perhaps most troubling, the work underway to build a NextGen aviation system could be seriously delayed, while an entire governance structure is disrupted. Simply put, H.R.2997 embodies a flawed and risky idea, which NBAA and the business aviation community have long opposed. We support implementation of targeted solutions to identified problems to ensure America’s aviation system remains the world’s best in all aspects, for many years to come. What we don’t support is a plan to give away, for free, America’s taxpayer-funded aviation assets to a group of self-interested parties. We must act immediately to alert Congress to our unified opposition to H.R.2997, as the House of Representatives’ Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has slated the bill for consideration before month’s end. By contacting your members of Congress today, you can send a message to lawmakers, and help NBAA turn back this legislative threat to everyone in business aviation. Thank you. Ed Bolen President and CEO National Business Aviation...

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Register today for the SC Aerospace Conference & Expo!

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Aviation Week, Member Update |

Register today for the SC Aerospace Conference & Expo!

 Registration is open! Exhibit space and sponsorships are still available. SC Aerospace Conference & Expo The South Carolina Aerospace Conference and Expo are designed to connect leaders from industry, academia and government to showcase South Carolina’s growing aerospace cluster. The event features a business and workforce development track, including a B2B matchmaking event, the ACE ‘17 Technical Symposium, an exhibit hall with company and student presentations, and a variety of tours and workshops. August 29-31, 2017 Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center  SC Aerospace Confernece has a NEW website – (southcarolinaerospaceconference.com) Website:  http://southcarolinaaerospaceconference.com/ Twitter:  @scaeroconf Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/scaerospaceconference On LinkedIn, we will continue to use the SC Aerospace page:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/sc-aerospace Composites are essential materials in aircraft construction, and we’ll be discussing the current state of design and analysis methods with Hexcel and Toray on Wednesday, Aug. 30. Sanjay Sharma, Hexcel’s global leader of Advanced Modeling, will present on the company’s advanced composites research and development.  Hexcel is a global leader in advanced composites technology and supplies commercial aviation, space and defense, and industrial markets worldwide. The commercial aerospace industry is the largest user of Hexcel’s advanced composites, including the Airbus A350 XWB and Boeing 737 Max. Toray’s Senior Research Scientist Jeff Satterwhitewill discuss how the company’s high-performance carbon fiber products, some of which will be manufactured right here in South Carolina, are applied to the aerospace industry. Toray is the world’s largest producer of carbon fiber and is currently supplying prepreg carbon fiber for Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner and 777X. Mehmet Yildiz, director of Sabanci University’s Composite Technologies Center of Excellence, and Zafer Gürdal, director of the University of South Carolina’s McNAIR Center for Aerospace Innovation and Research, will also participate in the discussion. We’ll get all the latest on Honda’s first business jet and its innovative design from  Samantha Magill of Honda Aircraft Company on Wednesday afternoon, August 30, in the Exhibit Hall. The HondaJet is the fastest, highest-flying, quietest, and most fuel-efficient jet in its class. The HondaJet incorporates many technological innovations in aviation design, including the unique Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM) configuration that dramatically improves performance and fuel efficiency by reducing aerodynamic drag.In late 2015, the HondaJet was type certified by the Federal Aviation Administration and began deliveries. The HondaJet is currently offered for sale in North America, South America and Europe.  HondaJet News>> SC Aerospace Conference and Expo News – May 23  Unmanned Aircraft Systems, commonly referred to as “drones” or “UAS,” are being used in new and exciting ways.  Right here in Columbia, they are being used to promote economic development, provide mapping data, and assess infrastructure damage from the October 2015 flood. We have designed a session at this year’s conference around the future of this rapidly growing sector of the aerospace industry. An Industry Overview Brian Wynne, President and CEO, Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) AUVSI is the world’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of unmanned systems and robotics. It represents more than 7,000 members from approximately 60 countries involved in the fields of government, industry and academia. Wynne, president and CEO of AUVSI, brings in-depth experience in transportation and technology applications gained through leadership roles with industry associations and public-private partnerships. Prior to joining AUVSI in January 2015, he was president and CEO of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA). Drone Safety is Good for Business Lawrence H. Brinker, Esq. President and CEO (Interim), NUAIR Alliance  Brinker is...

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New solar farm on the airport.

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Member Update |

New solar farm on the airport.

Dan Mann and team was given the opportunity to promote a new solar farm on the airport....

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GA Fly-In

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Uncategorized |

GA Fly-In

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS   Aircraft arrival 0730 – 0845. First briefing starts at 0900.    Click on the following website:  http://www.shaw.af.mil/Home/GeneralAviationFlyIn.aspx    Click / Open / Print DD Form 2402     Fill out block 2b and 5. Include the following:-   Aircraft Type-   Call sign (Registration #) –  Total persons on board –  Pilot & Passenger’ s Name, SSN, Birthday –  Airfield Origin –  Pilot’ s Phone number / E-mail address   Wet sign section 2.b.(3) (in BLUE INK)   Scan / E-mail form to 20oss.baseops@us.af.mil– Must be sent NLT 21 July 2017-Original form collected upon landing Arrival, Taxi, Parking plan will be e-mailed once DD Form 2402 has been received   Direct questions to Base Operations at (803) 895-2356RETURN FLIGHT PLAN INSTRUCTIONS    All aircraft are required to file a flight plan prior to departure    File departure airport as KSSC and annotate final destinationNOTAMs  No AVGAS available (plan accordingly)    Bring your own parking chocks Click here for more...

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PIA made Forbes Top 30 Two Year Trade Schools

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017 in News Feed |

PIA made Forbes Top 30 Two Year Trade Schools

The Top 30 Two-Year Trade Schools: Colleges That Fight The Nation’s Skills Gap “I can think of nine magazines off the top of my head who every year will rank the top colleges. None of them ever include a trade school.” And so began a scathing critique of college rankings and the country’s attitude toward higher education by Mike Rowe, the Dirty Jobs and Somebody’s Gotta Do It television personality and social activist. As part of an interview with ATTN:, Rowe spoke about the benefits of choosing trade schools over academia, from affordable tuition to the availability of jobs in the field. He has a point. The Forbes Top Colleges rankings includes over 650 four-year U.S. colleges and universities. We measure return on investment, giving colleges credit for low student debt, high graduation rates and alumni with enviable career success and salaries. This is all based on a single premise: An undergraduate education matters. And the overall numbers bear this out.  For example, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the difference in median weekly earnings between workers with a bachelor’s degree ($1,156) and those with an associate’s degree ($819) was over 41% in 2016. The average salary for trade school graduates eight years into their careers was about $23,400, whereas the national average for college graduates is $33,500, according to the Department of Education’s College Scorecard, which tracks recipients of financial aid But just as with four-year colleges, not all trade schools are equal. Because of a confluence of factors – ranging from area of study to workforce needs to close-knit learning environments – some trade schools are even better options than their bachelor’s-bequeathing counterparts. For the first time, Forbes has put together a comprehensive ranking of two-year trade schools. Using the same “return on investment” focus as our annual Top Colleges report, this list of 30 looks at three critical data points: earnings, affordability and quality. Full methodology can be found here. See Full List Of Top 30 Trade Schools Below The Two-Year Advantage: Nursing & Technicians No trade schools embody the two-year advantage better than what the Carnegie Classification of Institutions refers to as “Special Focus Two-Year: Health Professions” institutions. Put plainly, nursing schools. According to Payscale, the largest online salary database, an associate’s degree in nursing will get you paid quickly, and with a $52,500 early career median salary, the degree ranks third for pay among associates degrees -– and higher than 75% of four-year majors. The graduates of four nursing schools – including those of St Paul’s School of Nursing-Queens, our top-ranked trade school – make over $74,000 annually six years after college, more than double the national average for students from all higher education intuitions according to the College Scorecard. This success makes sense, as the nursing trade is projected to grow even more in the coming years. Between 2014 and 2024, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that over 700,000 jobs will have been added in the occupations of registered nurses (439,300 jobs) and nursing assistants (262,000). How about the technical trades? On its surface, the prospects for the job market look to be the victims of automation, with an estimated 282,100 jobs eliminated in production fields by 2024. Yet even with this massive shrinkage, there will still be approximately 9 million jobs...

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SCHAF Newsletter for July 2017

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017 in News Feed |

SCHAF Newsletter for July 2017

SCHAF Newsletter for July 2017- Reminder: The next SCHAF Open House will take place Saturday, July 8, 2017. 10am-1pm at Hangar Y-1 Hamilton/Owens Airport.   Foundation Happenings- A good open house on Saturday, June 10, 2017. Crowds weren’t as big as previous months but those who showed up were interested and enthusiastic about the work of SCHAF.  Met some nice people who were interested in the story of GF-2 and the mission of SCHAF.  SCHAF members present were Ken Berry, Ron Shelton, David McIntosh, Mary McIntosh, Katherine Cuddy, Ron Skipper, David Moxley, Robert Smith and Joe McDonough.  We would also like to welcome two new members to the South Carolina Historic Aviation Foundation, Craig and Lynn Martin.  They were both at the open house and joined after finding out more about SCAHF. Also thanks go out to Doug Strickler, who dropped by and donated a number of items to SCHAF including photographs, documents and material dealing with his father’s career in the United States Air Force.   It was also a pleasure to see Robert Smith, who is a member of SCHAF and an N.C.O. in the South Carolina State Guard.  Years ago, when GF-2 was freed from her watery prison, Robert was one of the members of the Explorer troop that took up the first efforts at restoration.  He was very impressed with the progress that has been made. I made mention in last month’s newsletter that the last weekend in May Robert Simmons and the team restoring “Furtle Turtle” the B-25 at Patriots Point paid a visit to Hamilton-Owens Airport to meet with the SCHAF restoration team and share ideas regarding both projects. In the coming weeks the SCHAF restoration team plans a visit to Patriots Point to help them out with the restoration of their B-25.  Below are some pictures of the visit.  I’ve said it before but the folks at Patriots Point are great people and they’re doing important work and introducing the public to the Palmetto State’s important role in the history of aviation.  SCHAF is proud to support the mission of Patriots Point.   On the subject of “Fiurtle Turtle” last month’s newsletter had some pictures of the project to restore the Patriots Point’s B-25.  Robert Simmons sent in some more pictures and it looks like they’re doing a great job and making progress.   The board of directors of the South Carolina Historic Aviation Foundation did not meet during the month of June. A meeting will take place in July. By the way, heard recently from SCHAF members Franklin Hall and Robert Brutschy.  Glad you’re still enjoying the newsletter.  Both had good suggestions for future newsletters.  Thanks. Historical Notes- As we get ready to celebrate Independence Day let us remember those made our freedom possible.  A good video about Jerry Yellin, the man who flew the final combat mission of World War II: https://www.dvidshub.net/video/395572/jerry-yellin-world-war-ii-veteran-interview#.V1WPMBFESM8 . Would like to remind everyone that it was 73 years ago on June 6, 1944, as Allied forces were fighting their way across the beaches of Normandy that SCHAF’s B-25, GF-2, had to ditch in Lake Greenwood.  The left seat student pilot was Dan Rossman, who passed away a few years ago and to the end was an enthusiastic member and supporter of SCHAF.  This year also marks the...

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SC Aerospace Conference and Expo Updated Information

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017 in News Feed |

SC Aerospace Conference and Expo Updated Information

 Registration are open! Exhibit space and sponsorships are still available. SC Aerospace Conference & Expo The South Carolina Aerospace Conference and Expo are designed to connect leaders from industry, academia and government to showcase South Carolina’s growing aerospace cluster. The event features a business and workforce development track, including a B2B matchmaking event, the ACE ‘17 Technical Symposium, an exhibit hall with company and student presentations, and a variety of tours and workshops. August 29-31, 2017 Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center  SC Aerospace Confernece has a NEW website – (southcarolinaerospaceconference.com) Website:  http://southcarolinaaerospaceconference.com/ Twitter:  @scaeroconf Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/scaerospaceconference On LinkedIn, we will continue to use the SC Aerospace page:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/sc-aerospace Composites are essential materials in aircraft construction, and we’ll be discussing the current state of design and analysis methods with Hexcel and Toray on Wednesday, Aug. 30. Sanjay Sharma, Hexcel’s global leader of Advanced Modeling, will present on the company’s advanced composites research and development.  Hexcel is a global leader in advanced composites technology and supplies commercial aviation, space and defense, and industrial markets worldwide. The commercial aerospace industry is the largest user of Hexcel’s advanced composites, including the Airbus A350 XWB and Boeing 737 Max. Toray’s Senior Research Scientist Jeff Satterwhitewill discuss how the company’s high-performance carbon fiber products, some of which will be manufactured right here in South Carolina, are applied to the aerospace industry. Toray is the world’s largest producer of carbon fiber and is currently supplying prepreg carbon fiber for Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner and 777X. Mehmet Yildiz, director of Sabanci University’s Composite Technologies Center of Excellence, and Zafer Gürdal, director of the University of South Carolina’s McNAIR Center for Aerospace Innovation and Research, will also participate in the discussion. We’ll get all the latest on Honda’s first business jet and its innovative design from  Samantha Magill of Honda Aircraft Company on Wednesday afternoon, August 30, in the Exhibit Hall. The HondaJet is the fastest, highest-flying, quietest, and most fuel-efficient jet in its class. The HondaJet incorporates many technological innovations in aviation design, including the unique Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM) configuration that dramatically improves performance and fuel efficiency by reducing aerodynamic drag.In late 2015, the HondaJet was type certified by the Federal Aviation Administration and began deliveries. The HondaJet is currently offered for sale in North America, South America and Europe.  HondaJet News>> SC Aerospace Conference and Expo News – May 23  Unmanned Aircraft Systems, commonly referred to as “drones” or “UAS,” are being used in new and exciting ways.  Right here in Columbia, they are being used to promote economic development, provide mapping data, and assess infrastructure damage from the October 2015 flood. We have designed a session at this year’s conference around the future of this rapidly growing sector of the aerospace industry. An Industry Overview Brian Wynne, President and CEO, Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) AUVSI is the world’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of unmanned systems and robotics. It represents more than 7,000 members from approximately 60 countries involved in the fields of government, industry and academia. Wynne, president and CEO of AUVSI, brings in-depth experience in transportation and technology applications gained through leadership roles with industry associations and public-private partnerships. Prior to joining AUVSI in January 2015, he was president and CEO of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA). Drone Safety is Good for Business Lawrence H. Brinker, Esq. President and CEO (Interim), NUAIR Alliance  Brinker...

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Aviation Hall of Fame Member, Gerald Ballard suffered a stroke last week – Let’s keep him in our prayers.

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 in Hall of Fame |

Aviation Hall of Fame Member, Gerald Ballard suffered a stroke last week – Let’s keep him in our prayers.

For those of you who may have not heard, long time SC Breakfast Club Leader and SCAA Aviation Hall of Fame Member, Gerald Ballad suffered a stoke last week. He is at University hospital in Augusta and was not in the ICU at any point is my understanding.  His spirits are good and he is on the mend. Let’s all keep Gerald in our thoughts and Prayers.

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