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Conference Registration Online

Posted by on Nov 22, 2014 in News Feed, SCAA Annual Conference |

Conference Registration Online

Registration for the SCAA February 11-13, 2015 Annual Conference at Wild Dunes Resort in Charleston SC is available online at scaaonline.com. You can click here to register. You can also click on the below “2015 SCAA Brochure” to see the schedule of events as well as a registration form. 2015 SCAA Brochure A couple items to note: • Be sure to sign up for your one-on-one appointment with the FAA. • Be sure to indicate if you plan to attend either the Airport Management Fundamentals or Advanced Airport Management Course. • Call Wild Dunes at 888-778-1876 and ask for SCAA’s rate of...

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Gently Used Airport Terminal Furniture

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 in News Feed |

The Hilton Head Airport is looking for gently used airport waiting room furniture for its passenger terminal. If another airport has recently completed renovations of their own, and still has some of their older furniture, please contact Jon Rembold at 843-255-2952. The airport is looking for 70-75 seats.    

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Soarer-tourer Article

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 in News Feed |

Soarer-tourer Article

Reprinted with permission by Pipistrel, see the attached article on the Sinus motorglider. An excerpt of this article was included in the Winter edition of Palmetto Aviation. Pilot Magazine June 2013 56-60%2C62-63%2C65 SINUS_spreads

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Flight Instructors Contact Information On Website

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 in News Feed |

Flight Instructors Contact Information On Website

The South Carolina Aviation Association (SCAA) has created a  page on its website and its app that will list contact information for SCAA members that are flight instructors. Only SCAA members are listed on the website. If you are a flight instructor in South Carolina and a member of SCAA and would like to be included on the flight instructor page of the website and SCAA’s app, click here to submit your...

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Open SCAA Board of Director Positions

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 in News Feed |

If you are interested in petitioning to serve on the SCAA Board of Directors, please complete board petition linked below and return it by December 1. You can fax the petition to 803-252-7799 or email to katie@associationsplus.com. board petition    

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Make Hotel Reservations for SCAA Conference

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014 in News Feed, SCAA Annual Conference |

Make Hotel Reservations for SCAA Conference

Aviation is constantly changing, but the allure and excitement of aviation remains the same. SCAA’s February 11-13 Annual Conference at the Wild Dunes Resort will provide you with education that will help you prepare and excel with future changes as well as remind you of the fun of aviation.   Make your room reservation today by calling 888-778-1876 and ask for SCAA’s rate of $137. (Village Suite available for $147.) The room rate deadline is January 1, but it might sell out early so make your reservation today. • Aviation Management Consulting Group will provide a four-hour course on Advanced Airport Management, as well as a three-hour course on Basic Airport Management. The basic course will equip new commissioners and airport personnel with airport administration fundamentals, and the advanced course will drill down into the most up-to-date information and best practices in aviation administration. Sponsored by the SC Aeronautics Commission. • Breakout sessions will include ADS-B Update, iPads in the Cockpit, Charitable Flying Organizations, and Airspace and Obstruction issues. The SC Aeronautics Commission and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will provide industry updates. The FAA will also offer one-on-one appointments on Friday. • Learn the about the recent Economic Impact Study at the Friday General Session, and learn how your airport can get in the game, and be considered for the growing aerospace industry in South Carolina. •Register at scaaonline.com. Questions? Call...

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Meet and Greet Congressman Joe Wilson

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014 in News Feed |

Congressman Joe Wilson (R-2nd-SC) will be at the Aiken Airport next Wednesday, Oct. 29th. All pilots are invited to attend.  Congressman Wilson, a member of the House General Aviation Caucus, will meet with pilots to hear about issues important to the general aviation pilot community.  Details for next Wednesday are as follows: WHO:  Congressman Joe Wilson (R-2nd-SC) WHAT: Pilot Community Meet and Greet with your Congressman WHERE: Aiken Municipal Airport – Terminal Building Executive Conference Rm; 129 Aviation Blvd, Aiken, SC 29805 WHEN: Wednesday, Oct 29th; 4:00 – 5:00 pm Congressman Wilson knows the value of general aviation and the $7.5 million impact of GA on the local economy in his district.  Time and again, he has gone on record in opposition to aviation user fees that have been proposed in the President’s budget year-after-year.  During his time in Congress, he has also recognized the talents and skill sets contributed by pilots and aircraft maintenance personnel to the Army National Guard and worked to protect their jobs in light of restructuring proposals. He currently serves on the House Armed Services Committee where he chairs the Subcommittee on Military Personnel; the House Committee on Foreign Affairs; and the House Committee on Education and Workforce.  Before being elected to the United States Congress in 2001, Congressman Wilson served in the South Carolina State Senate where he was elected Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee.  He has also served the country as a member of the United States Armed Forces. AOPA encourages you to discuss the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act (GAPPA), HR 3708, and ask Congressman Wilson to cosponsor the bill.  The legislation currently has 150 cosponsors in the House.  Congressman Wilson needs to hear your personal stories – the costs and headaches you may have incurred to obtain or renew your Third Class Medical Certificate – so that he has a better understanding of how important this legislation and reform is to you.  Elected officials like to hear directly from their constituents about issues that are important to them, so your attendance at this event is invaluable.  You can also share with him that this bill will return tens of thousands of able-bodied pilots to GA and create the jobs associated with the manufacture and maintenance of thousands of new aircraft.  Because of the support for this bill in Congress, the FAA has even announced that they will do a rulemaking on the third class medical reform, but we need more Members of Congress, like Joe Wilson, to join the fight. Please join your fellow pilots and Congressman Joe Wilson this coming Wednesday and let him know the importance and value of GA to you and your...

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Sept 26-27 SEAE Offers Wealth of Knowledge on ADS-B

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in Uncategorized |

Sept 26-27 SEAE Offers Wealth of Knowledge on ADS-B

With the ADS-B 2020 compliance date fast approaching, the Southeast Aviation Expo will provide a wealth of information on the topic for pilots.  Three educational sessions on Saturday (11 am, noon and 1:45 pm) will discuss what you need to know about ADS-B and five avionics exhibitors will showcase what they can offer on the Expo floor. Take this opportunity, where you will have multiple avionics companies in one place, to shop around and discuss your concerns. One issue that you can discuss with our exhibitors, is that owners and operators have concerns about equipping too early, including the significant costs involved and lingering uncertainty  about whether today’s technology will be viable in 10 years.  The FAA has stated  it is working to ensure that manufacturers bring suitable equipment to the marketplace when its needed, and that any required upgrades are available at a reasonable cost. We hope you will come to the expo and utilize the opportunity of having multiple ADS-B exhibitors that can address your concerns. See exhibitors...

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Workshops offered at Southeast Aviation Expo

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in News Feed |

Workshops offered at Southeast Aviation Expo

The September 26-27 Southeast Aviation Expo will offer hands on workshops. All workshops will be taught by USAeroTech Institute.  There is no additional cost to attend, but you must register to attend the workshop in advance. Remember, SCAA members receive free admission. Following are descriptions and times for each of the courses. Don’t forget to bring your family.  A youth track will be offered on Saturday, September 26. Workshop Registration Large Aircraft Systems Workshop Friday, September 26 1:30-2:20 pm and 3:30-4:20 pm Small, single engine aircraft systems are relatively simple. Come and find out how the systems on larger aircraft keep the aircraft flying and safe. We will cover, hydraulics, electrical, pneumatics, engines, fuel and more. Session concludes with a tour of a Boeing 727 aircraft. Navigation: How Do I Get There? Friday, September 26 2:30 pm – 3:20 pm and 4:30 pm – 5:20 pm Ever been lost (and without a GPS)? An aircraft is constantly moving and it’s not easy to pull over to ask for directions. Learn how to navigate while flying using a compass and plotter. You will be able to figure out “Where am I” and “How do I get there.” Sparks and Electricity Workshop – YOUTH track Saturday, September 27 10:30-11:30 am Did you know there are three types of electricity? We will discover the different types, how we use them daily, and how they help an aircraft fly. See some of the many electrical aircraft components function using these different electrical sources. Let’s Go Flying Workshop – YOUTH track Saturday, September 27 1:50 – 3:30 pm ages 13-19 Ever wonder what keeps an aircraft flying, or how it is controlled? This session will teach the basics of aerodynamics, flight controls, instruments and communications. The workshop concludes with a walk-around of several different aircraft including a Boeing...

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Ten WINGS Credits offered and more

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in News Feed |

Ten WINGS Credits offered and more

Ten education sessions taught at the Southeast Aviation Expo will offer WINGS Credits. See full schedule below. Friday, September 26 1:00 pm                      Expo opens 1:30 – 2:20 pm           Large Aircraft Systems (Boeing 727) Workshop – USAeroTech 1:30 – 2:20 pm           WINGS – Air Traffic Control Questions and Answers – Hangar 1:30 – 2:00 pm           Business Aviation Tax Update – Aviation Tax Consultants – SSC Boardroom 2:30 – 3:20 pm           Navigation: How Do I Get There? Workshop – USAeroTech 2:30 – 3:20 pm           WINGS – 178 Seconds to Live – Hangar 2:30 – 3:00 pm           Lead Acid Aircraft, Battery Worthiness – SSC Boardroom 3:00 – 3:30 pm           Single Pilot Safety – SSC Boardroom 3:30 – 4:20 pm           WINGS – Flying with ForeFlight Mobile – Hangar 3:30 – 4:20 pm           Large Aircraft Systems (Boeing 727) Workshop – USAeroTech 4:00 – 4:30 pm           Proper Tube Installation – SSC Boardroom 4:40 – 5:10 pm           Aircraft Ownership – SSC Boardroom 4:30 – 5:20 pm           Navigation. How Do I Get There? Workshop – USAeroTech 4:30 – 5:20 pm          WINGS – Takeoffs and Landings: Your totals should match – Hangar 5:30 – 6:30 pm           Reception in Exhibit Hangar 6:00 – 8:30 pm           Hangar Nights for Cirrus pilots and invitees – Hangar Saturday, September 27 9:00 am – 11 am          YouthEAA Young Eagle Flights (ages 8-18) – USAeroTech 9:00 am                       Trade Show begins 9:50 – 10:40 am          WINGS – iPads in the Cockpit – Hangar 10:00 am                     STOL Demonstration 10:00 – 10:30 am     Piston Aircraft Spark Plugs/Ignition Systems – SSC Boardroom 10:30 – 11:30 am      Youth track Sparks and Electricity Workshop            – USAeroTech                       10:50 – 11:40 am      WINGS – Airmen Medical Issues – Hangar 11:00 – 11:30 am     Don’t Wait To Late: ADS-B Update – SSC Boardroom 12:00 – 12:50 pm       WINGS – Learning to Fly – What’s it all about? – Hangar 12:00 – 12:30 pm       Making the Transition to Glass Panel – SSC Boardroom 12:40 – 1:40 pm         Youth track Celebrate Freedom Foundation SOaR STEM Workshop – CFF Helicopter      1:00 – 1:50 pm           WINGS – Cockpit Resource Management- Even with a Crew of One – Hangar 1:00 – 1:30 pm           Advantages of the Touring Motor – SSC Boardroom 1:45 – 1:15 pm           The Latest and Greatest with ADS-B – SSC Boardroom 1:50 – 3:30 pm           Youth track Let’s Go Flying Workshop (Ages 13-19) – USAeroTech 2:00 pm                      STOL Demonstration 2:00 – 2:50 pm           WINGS – Hands On Maintenance Workshop – Hangar 2:30 – 3:00 pm           Living in an Airpark – SSC Boardroom 3:00 – 3:50 pm           WINGS – Inflight Emergencies and Accident Analysis Good Pilot Tour with Jason Schappert – Hangar 4:00 pm                       Trade Show concludes Register to attend the SEAE Register to attend a workshop at the SEAE....

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