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“KellyGram”- Mike Kelly Law Group, LLC has news!

Posted by on Feb 26, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Columbia is home to the Hamilton Owens Field, which is a state of the art facility located in the heart of Rosewood. After my wife’s death last year, I was appointed by the Richland County Council to be on the commission that oversees this airport. In this position, I have learned so much about how well Hamilton Owens Field operates and benefits our economy in ways we take for granted. During my years as USC’s School of Law Building Fund Chairman, I had the privilege of flying on both of the University’s planes, which are housed out at Hamilton Owens Field. I witnessed firsthand just what a well-oiled machine Hamilton Owens Field really is. Our director is Chris Eversmann, a veteran public servant who runs a very efficient operation – the citizens of Richland County are lucky to have him at the helm of this important facility. In addition to the state of the art terminal and numerous hangars for aircraft, Hamilton Owens Field is the home to the South Carolina Aviation Hall of Fame and at the end of the runway is a historic Curtiss-Wright hangar. After many years of neglect, it finally will be developed and restored as a facility of the Hunter Gatherer microbrewery, which has its initial location downtown on Main Street, adjacent to the University. In the next 18 months the Curtiss-Wright hangar will be a showplace. Below is a link the airport’s home page as well as some others that may be of interest and helpful to you. · Home page – http://www.flykcub.com/ · Curtiss-Wright Hangar page – http://www.flykcub.com/?q=content%2Fcurtiss-wright-hangar · SC Aviation Hall of Fame page – http://www.flykcub.com/… · Noise Abatement page – http://www.flykcub.com/?q=content%2Fairport-noise-abateme · Pilots Only page – http://www.flykcub.com/?q=content%2Fpilots-on Have a great weekend! Mike Kelly Copyright © 2015 Mike Kelly Law Group LLC, All rights reserved. Our mailing address is: Mike Kelly Law Group LLC 500 Taylor Street, Suite 400 Columbia, SC...

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FAA News & Update

Posted by on Dec 22, 2015 in Uncategorized |

News & Update FAA Small Unmanned Aircraft Registration Begins It’s here! The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) registry is now live and ready for UAS owners to use at  www.faa.gov/uas/registration. Registration is free for the first 30 days with a rebate, then $5 after that. During the registration process, each owner must provide his or her name, home address and e-mail address. When registration is complete, the web application will generate a Certificate of Aircraft Registration/Proof of Ownership including a unique identification number for the UAS owner, which must be marked on the aircraft. Owners using the model aircraft for hobby or recreation will only have to register once and may use the same identification number for all of their model UAS. The registration is valid for three years. All aircraft weighing more than 0.55 pounds (250 grams) and less than 55 pounds (approx. 25 kilograms), including payloads such as on-board cameras, must be registered. Under this rule, owners who previously operated an unmanned aircraft exclusively as a model aircraft prior to December 21, 2015, must register no later than February 19, 2016. Owners of any other UAS purchased for use as a model aircraft after December 21, 2015 must register before the first flight outdoors. Owners may use either the paper-based process or the new streamlined, web-based system. Owners using the new streamlined web-based system must be at least 13 years old to register. If assistance is needed with registration, email UAShelp@faa.gov. The FAA also reminds unmanned aircraft owners there’s no need to work with a “drone registration” company to help file an application for a registration number. The Registration site is designed to be simple and easy to use for every hobbyist. The FAA has partnered with several industry associations to educate the public about using unmanned aircraft safely and responsibly. Remember these rules when you fly: * Fly below 400 feet altitude. * Keep your unmanned aircraft in sight at all times. * Never fly near manned aircraft, especially near airports. * Never fly over groups of people, stadiums or sporting events. * Never fly near emergency response efforts. Working together, we can keep the skies safe for everyone. For more information, read the press...

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Very Sad News to Report….Jim Alexander

Posted by on Dec 3, 2015 in Member Update |

James Alexander (1949-2015) I have very sad news to report.  Jim Alexander, James Stephens’ father-in-law, passed away yesterday. James (Jim) D. Alexander, has over 39 years of experience as a pilot, chief pilot, director of operations, and as a business and flight department manager. His specialty is business and flight operations management. Mr. Alexander’s prior associations have been with the US Army and managing flight departments for Carolina Aviation (1969-1980), Suitt Construction Company (1981-1985) and Special Services Corporation (1985 to date). The visitation is on Friday, December 4th from 6 – 8 pm at the Thomas McAfee Funeral Home (downtown Greenville).  639 N Main Street, Greenville, SC 29601. The Funeral Services are held on Saturday, December 5th at 10:30 am at Tabernacle Baptist Church.  3931 White Horse Road, Greenville, SC 29611. Please keep James Stephens and his entire family in your thoughts and prayers. Find Jim’s obituary...

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Register for SCAA Legislative Breakfast

Posted by on Dec 3, 2015 in Member Update |

South Carolina Aviation Association Legislative Breakfast Wednesday, January 13, 2016 8 AM  – 10 AM Blatt Bldg. Room 112 of the SC State House, Columbia, SC Cost is $25 – SCAA Members & Legislators attend for free (Bring change for parking) Download PDF registration here Click here to register...

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SCAA 2016 Board Petitions – Date Extended till December, 15

Posted by on Dec 3, 2015 in Member Update |

Do you have an interest to serve on SCAA Board of Directors?  SCAA is extending the board petition deadline until Tuesday, December 15, 2015. We are looking forward to hearing from you!  If you are interested in petitioning to serve on the SCAA Board of Directors, please complete the board petition link below and return it by Tuesday, December 15, 2015.  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD...

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SCAA’s Summer 2015 Newsletter: Read online newsletter now!

Posted by on Oct 1, 2015 in Member Update, News Feed |

Be on the lookout in your mailbox for your summer edition of the Palmetto Aviation. In the mean time, read it online...

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(News Article Link) Star Search: South Carolina’s aerospace industry needs fresh talent to keep momentum going

Posted by on Aug 24, 2015 in News Feed |

Wren, David (2015, August 22) Finding a qualified workforce for South Carolina’s growing aerospace industry — more than 200 businesses with more than 53,000 employees — will be a key topic at this week’s Aerospace Industry Conference & Expo in Columbia. The Post and Courier Retrieved from...

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Ken Berry, President of SC Historic Aviation Foundation Interviewed about B-25 Restoration Efforts

Posted by on Aug 21, 2015 in News Feed |

Ken Berry, President of the SC Historic Aviation Foundation (SCHAF) was recently interviewed about SCHAF’s ongoing efforts to restore the cockpit and bombardier area of historic B-25. Link to video interview below. http://www.wltx.com/story/news/2015/08/07/bomber-restoration/31311639/

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James Stephens featured in State Aviation Journal MailChimp

Posted by on Aug 12, 2015 in News Feed |

      Our very own James Stephens was featured in a MailChimp sent by the State Aviation Journal....

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