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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.


Announcement – AMT Day Luncheon for 2016

Posted by on Apr 21, 2016 in Member Update |

SCAA is hosting a 2016 Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT Day) in honor of Charles Taylor on May 24.  We will have Neil Baker from the FAA presenting a Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award and will be our luncheon speaker.  If you are interested in attending, please register below, this event is FREE.  Sponsorships and exhibitors are available so please let Hannah Lorance at scaa@scaaonline.com know.  If you have any questions, contact SCAA Headquarters at 877-359-7222. Click here to register today!...

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Spring Edition of Palmetto Aviation: Read Online Now!

Posted by on Apr 8, 2016 in Member Update, Newsletter |

Please read the online version of the Spring Edition Palmetto Aviation by clicking...

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Aviation Week – Registration Open

Posted by on Apr 8, 2016 in Aviation Week, Member Update |

SC Aerospace Industry Conference & Expo August 24-25, 2016 The SC Aerospace Industry Conference and Expo connect industry, academia and government to showcase the rapidly growing aerospace cluster in South Carolina. The event will take place on August 24 & 25, 2016 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Based on the previous event, this year’s edition expects to attract over 500 participants and 50 exhibitors. Don’t miss this opportunity to expose your brand to a large audience! The expo hall will give companies, educational institutes and other organizations the opportunity to present themselves and network with participants from across the state and region. Please visit the conference web site to view the available exhibitor opportunities that will allow your organization to promote your brand and products, to an audience, filled with high-level executives, and industry leaders. Education Alley at the Exhibition Hall The exhibition hall will feature a special Education Alley for Technical Colleges and Universities to highlight their education programs. Higher education and non-profit organizations will also receive a 50% discount on a booth. Please see our website and exhibitors floorplan for pricing and booth availability. Sponsor Opportunities Organizations can also participate in the Aerospace Industry Conference by becoming a sponsor. Sponsorship packages range from Headline Sponsor ($15,000) to Dinner Table Sponsor ($1,500) levels. Please see the website for sponsor opportunities. Conference Program The event will feature two program options: an industry track, including a B2B networking event; and a research track, including the technical symposium ACE’16. In addition, the Advance Design Concepts and Practice Workshop will make its US debut at the conference. This event has been held previously in Europe and China. Organizers The SC Aerospace Conference & Expo is hosted by the McNair Center for Aerospace Innovation & Research at the University of South Carolina, the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness & SC Aerospace, the South Carolina Aviation Association, the South Carolina Aeronautics Commission and the South Carolina Department of Commerce and is a collaborative effort to highlight and showcase the growing aerospace sector in South...

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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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