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Super STOL Demo at Southeast Aviation Expo

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 in News Feed |

Super STOL Demo at Southeast Aviation Expo

Just Aircraft’s Super STOL will provide a show stopping demonstration at the Expo.  This plane has the ability to take off in 300 feet and land in nearly any kind of runway! Designed and produced in Walhalla, SC, the Super STOL shows off just how innovative and forward-thinking aviation in South Carolina is today. Come see this plane in action at the 2014 Southeast Aviation Expo from September 26-27 at the Greenville Downtown Airport. Demonstration times will be 10 am and 2 pm. Register below!     2014 Southeast Aviation Expo Registration If you are a current member of the SCAA then you can attend the event for free. Non-members will need to pay a $5 admission fee. You can also purchase tickets for non members using the form below. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you at this years event. Membership Status*SCAA Member SEAE RegistrationNon-Member SEAE RegistrationMember Name* Attendee Name* Attendee Phone*Email* Address* Use Billing Address Enter Attendee Address Attendee Address* Street Address Address Line 2 City AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingArmed Forces AmericasArmed Forces EuropeArmed Forces Pacific State ZIP Code Registration Register Non-Members Non-Member Registrations* Price: $5.00 Quantity: Please list the names in the box below of the people besides yourself that you are purchasing registration for. There are no printed tickets. The SEAE staff will have a list of those who registered online. Thanks!Please list those who are attending with you below:*Total $0.00 Billing Address Street Address Address Line 2 City AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingArmed Forces AmericasArmed Forces EuropeArmed Forces Pacific State ZIP Code Credit Card* American ExpressMasterCardVisa Card Number Month010203040506070809101112 Year20182019202020212022202320242025202620272028202920302031203220332034203520362037 Expiration Date   Security Code Cardholder Name  ...

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Young Eagle Flights at Southeast Aviation Expo Sept. 27

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 in News Feed |

Young Eagle Flights at Southeast Aviation Expo Sept. 27

On Saturday, September 27 the EAA Chapter 249 will offer Young Eagle flights beginning at 9 am.  This event is being held in conjunction with the Southeast Aviation Expo at the Greenville Downtown Airport. The Young Eagle flight provides a chance for those ages 8 to 17 to see what real pilots do on the ground and in the air. Since 1992, more than 1.8 million Young Eagles have enjoyed a flight from EAA’s network of volunteer pilots. For many, it is a start to their own journey to becoming a pilot, aircraft mechanic, air traffic controller, or many other career possibilities. Come out and join us at the Southeast Aviation Expo, September 26-27 at the Greenville Downtown...

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Good Pilot Tour.Com at Southeast Aviation Expo

Posted by on Sep 1, 2014 in News Feed |

Good Pilot Tour.Com at Southeast Aviation Expo

Jason Schappert with Goodpilottour.com will speak on Saturday, September 26 at the Southeast Aviation Expo at Greenville Downtown Airport on Inflight Emergencies and Accident Analysis.  He has been touring the country on this years 2014 Good Pilot Tour.  See his youtube video by clicking below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1r9F33JfcuU Jason Schappert is a full-time flight instructor and dedicated aviation enthusiast based in Ocala, Florida. He was named Top Collegiate Flight Instructor at NIFA 2008, an event sponsored by AOPA. Jason also is the creatorof MzeroA.com and the author of five aviation books.  His video blog reaches hundreds of thousands of pilots everymonth, helping them accomplish their dream of learning to fly. Jason also operates Schapp Aviation. A private flight training facility serving all of Central Florida. A pilot since 16 years of age, Jason has the experience and qualifications to help you with any aspect of your flight training. To view current Expo exhibitors, click here....

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Pilot N Paws Flyaway event during Southeast Aviation Expo

Posted by on Sep 1, 2014 in News Feed |

Pilot N Paws Flyaway event during Southeast Aviation Expo

On Saturday, September 27, 2014 a special air caravan containing rescued animals will depart from the Greenville Downtown Airport in S.C. as part of the Southeast Aviation Expo. Their Destination? The cargo’s new homes and non-kill shelters throughout the U.S.  Each year, Pilots N Paws, holds a large rescue event. This event has never taken place in Greenville.  Last year, when it was held in Hinesville, GA., 50 private pilots volunteered to fly 400 animals to safety and others joined in with vans for shorter, over land travel. “Many healthy and adoptable animals are put down each year.  While, neutering or spaying animals is the ultimate goal because it helps reduce new births and overpopulation; there are animals that are already here that need to be saved,” stated Pilots N Paws President & Co-founder Debi Boies.  Throughout the year, Pilots N Paws, a 501 c (3) registered charitable organization, connects pilots and animals, in jeopardy of being “put down” due to the high number of animals needing homes being far greater then the number of families looking to adopt a pet. Unfortunately, many animals aren’t “fixed” so they reproduce and the offspring are eventually dropped off at shelters. In other regions of the country fewer animals are available for adoption. Pilots N Paws was formed to help get animals from areas of high animal euthanasia to new homes in other regions.   Once a year, volunteers come together for a huge transport effort to help raise awareness of the problem and finds others willing to step in to help on the ground, through a donation or of course, up in the air! Click on below link for recent article by AOPA on the Pilots-N-Paws Flyaway. http://www.aopa.org/News-and-Video/All-News/2014/April/23/AOPA-Foundations-Giving-Back-Program-funds-Pilots-N-Paws-flyaways.aspx    ...

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Oconee County Airport Seeks Director

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 in News Feed |

Oconee County Airport Seeks Director

Click here to see information on the open airport director position at Oconee County...

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Gov. Nikki Haley Helps Celebrate Aviation Week

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 in News Feed |

Gov. Nikki Haley Helps Celebrate Aviation Week

Click on the below link to watch a short video where Governor Nikki Haley recognizes SC Aviation Week....

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Aviation Touches Lives in South Carolina

Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 in News Feed |

Aviation Touches Lives in South Carolina

Aviation touches the lives of countless South Carolinians in ways that might surprise you. In honor of Aviation Week Aug. 17-23, the South Carolina Aviation Association and the South Carolina Aeronautics Commission will showcase the impact aviation has on the state, its people and the economy. With more than 100 aerospace-related companies in South Carolina, aviation is a multi-billion-dollar industry and supports more than 70,000 jobs. Aviation and airports in the state contribute millions each year in tax benefits to state and local governments. A seven-minute video will be released Friday, August 15 showcasing businesses across South Carolina that rely on aviation, both commercial service and general aviation airports, for the efficient transport of people and goods. Among those featured are the Medical University of South Carolina’s MEDUCARE, Columbia resident Tia Sumter, the Greenville County Sheriff’s Department, Charleston Florist and Landrum-based Pilots N Paws. The video will be distributed via Facebook and YouTube and aviation-related web sites. Gov. Nikki Haley has recognized the week of Aug. 17-23 with a proclamation honoring the state’s six commercial service airports, 61 general aviation airports and four busy military airfields. All are essential underpinnings to South Carolina’s diversified business base, growing population and growing tourism industry. Airports in South Carolina support recreational flying, provide a gateway to communities and tourist attractions, accommodate agricultural spraying, support air cargo and air freight shipments, help law enforcement, support the military and its operations, provide access in times of emergency and support medical needs and the medical profession. Also during Aviation Week, the South Carolina Aeronautics Commission and the South Carolina Aviation Association will hold the third annual Aerospace Industry Dinner following the Inaugural South Carolina Aerospace Industry Conference from 7:00-9:00 pm at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. For more details on the activities during Aviation Week around the state, contact Katie Koon at 877-359-7222. Visit scaaonline.com and the South Carolina Aviation Association Facebook page.  ...

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Boeing Exec to Speak at Aerospace Industry Dinner

Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 in News Feed |

Boeing Exec to Speak at Aerospace Industry Dinner

Boeing executive Dan Mooney will provide the keynote for the Aerospace Industry Dinner on Tuesday, August 19 from 7 pm – 9 pm.  The dinner will follow the Inaugural SC Aerospace Conference and Expo. Dan Mooney is currently the vice president of engineering for the Boeing South Carolina Engineering Design Center, after his appointment in June 2013. Mooney is responsible for guiding the growth and the capability of the newly established design center, as well as overseeing all matters pertaining to staffing, people development, functional excellence, and management of the engineering statement of work for BSC. He reports to Mike Delaney, and is a member of the South Carolina Site Leadership Team. Prior to coming to South Carolina, Mooney served as the vice president of Aviation Safety and Engineering Function since February 2012, where he was responsible for engineering functional organizations and design centers, product safety activities for all commercial airplanes, as well as the continuous improvement and utilization of the technical workforce and for supply chain management for technical services. Prior to this position, he was vice president of 787-8 Development, where he led the technical team developing the first member of the all-new 787 Dreamliner family. He had held this position since April 2009. Previously, Mooney served as vice president of Regulatory Affairs for Commercial Airplanes, with responsibility for key activities associated with government oversight and regulation of Boeing airplanes. Mooney has served in several positions throughout his career at Boeing, including vice president of the 747/747-8 program, vice president of product development and chief project engineer for the 767 and 757-300 programs. He also served as the Commercial Airplanes technical representative in Washington D.C. As the director of aviation affairs, he was the technical liaison to U.S. government agencies such as NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration as well as to aviation trade associations and professional societies. Before that, Mooney was involved with the design and analysis of advanced composite structures. He worked on a number of advanced composite development projects, including the 777 empennage and the V-22 tiltrotor aircraft wing. Mooney joined the company in 1980 as a stress analyst and spent his first year with the company at the Boeing Helicopters division in Philadelphia. Mooney has a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Pennsylvania State University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and an Associate Fellow of the AIAA. The SC Aerospace Conference and Expo is organized by USC’s McNair Center, New Carolina, South Carolina’s Council on Competitiveness, SC Aeronautics Commission and SC Aviation...

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Aerospace Industry Conference and Expo on Tues. Aug 19

Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 in News Feed |

Aerospace Industry Conference and Expo on Tues. Aug 19

Come learn how Aerospace is growing in South Carolina on Tuesday, August 19 at the SC Aerospace Conference and Expo at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. To view a schedule of events, click here.

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SCAA Summer Issue of Palmetto Aviation

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in News Feed |

SCAA Summer Issue of Palmetto Aviation

Click here to view SCAA’s latest issue of Palmetto...

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