Palmetto Aviation, Issue 4-2021-December

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Palmetto Aviation South Carolina Aviation Association

FEBRUARY 16-18, 2022

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December 2021

SC Aviation Association Update Terry Connorton, SCAA President

One of the benefits of having a small museum of artifacts at your airport is that it attracts unexpected visitors from the past. Such was the case with Janice Hammett, a local from Spartanburg. Janice was visiting Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport one day and noticed we had a 1938 Eastern Airlines schedule on display. The next day, she called me and asked if I would be interested in displaying a few items; little did I know that I was about to discover a treasure trove of Eastern Airlines memorabilia and stories from the Golden Age of Flying.

Courtesy John Gallant

Janice’s love of aviation began during her childhood in the 1950s when she would visit the airport and play on the “wrecked planes.” To Janice, these airplanes allowed her to foster her imagination of flight.

A decade or so later, commuting to work in her car every day and seeing the same people at traffic lights, Janice brought her childhood imagination of flight to reality. On July 25, 1967, she graduated as a stewardess for Eastern Airlines. Janice was based in Miami for seven years and Atlanta for three years, and over her tenure, she became an in-flight services supervisor. Janice smiles and says back then flying was a fun experience. The 1960s were the final years of the Golden Age. Men wore threepiece suits and ties, and women wore dresses, high heels, and jewelry. Meals were delicious and legroom plenty—very different from today’s flights. There were events and people Janice will never forget. She sadly recounted Eastern Air Lines Flight 401, where shortly before midnight on Dec. 29, 1972, the Lockheed L-1011-1 TriStar crashed into the Florida Everglades, causing 101 fatalities. Janice had scheduled herself to perform a check ride on this flight but decided to stay home at the last minute because she had already certified the senior stewardess. There were also the flights coming in from Guam to Seattle, where Janice served military troops returning from Vietnam. On one flight, the aircraft had a nose gear problem, so she asked a Navy man if he would assist in the event of an emergency. The Navy man promptly responded that he had survived two years in Vietnam, and when he finally gets to go home to his family, he dies in an airplane crash! Janice smiled and responded, “No, we are not going to crash. I need you to assist me if there is an emergency.” She reflected that it must have been her calm, professional manner that persuaded him to agree to help. However, in the back of her mind, she was terrified. But her only choice was to rely on her training. The plane landed without incident, and the Navy man had a big smile to be finally home. Janice has donated all of her personal Eastern Airlines items to the Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport, and they are now on display for everyone to enjoy. For Janice, this donation signified coming home to where it all began. Her childhood imagination of flight created so many memories of miles and faces. When life seemingly goes by so quickly, Janice encourages anyone who inspires to take flight, to just do it!

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Janice Hammett recently donated Eastern Airlines memorabilia to Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport.

Janice worked for Eastern Airlines for 10 years.

The 1938 brochure that caught Janice’s eye.

South Carolina Aeronautics Commission Update: December 2021 James Stephens, Executive Director

Well, it’s that time of year when the holidays are fast approaching, the new Federal fiscal year has begun, capital improvement planning for airports is underway, and the state budget process has begun. This past calendar year has been non-standard and ever-changing. We’re supposedly on the way out of a pandemic, but policy and practice continue to hinder our way out. Our industry took major hits in passenger traffic in 2020, but in 2021 we surpassed passenger numbers from pre-pandemic. The general aviation airport system has notably grown in aircraft operations, and revenues from commercial and general aviation operations have grown. Although the health crisis has been a challenge to many in our state and country, we have much to be thankful for here in South Carolina. As we move into 2022, there are efforts underway to continue to strengthen our airport system. One specific effort is based upon a partnership with the SC Aviation Association and the SC Council on Competitiveness Aerospace Cluster. The intent of the partnership is to work collaboratively toward providing state funds that can be added to federal infrastructure funds for the enhancement of economic impact opportunities for our air-carrier airports. Ultimately, the success of this partnership will lift all airports and the economic prosperity of each. When passenger growth takes place at our commercial airports, the State Aviation Fund revenues also grow, and when those grow, there are more dollars available for the entire airport system. In the last issue of Palmetto Aviation, I mentioned that “we’re part of a tight knit community.” That reference was to how our airports interact with one another, and how we support each other along the way. Now, it’s time for us to support the family of one of our team members who has taken his last flight. Recently, the Aeronautics Commission was notified of the passing of our own Jamey Kempson. Jamey was our Airport Maintenance and NAVAID Engineer. Over the years, he supported each of our airports in every possible way that he could. Jamey was an integral part of the service that we provide airports. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, and we ask that you too remember them in the days to come. I’m thankful for each of you, your role in aviation here in South Carolina, and I look forward to the upcoming year. Blue Skies!

In Memoriam: Jamey Kempson

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Safety Update: Are Your Preflight Inspections Becoming Routine? Provided by Leo Berube, CFI, CFII, MEI SCAA Board of Directors FAASTeam Representative

In our last two articles, we highlighted the importance of developing a higher level of Situational Awareness (SA) during flight. Now, let’s take a step back and apply Situational Awareness to your aircraft Preflight Inspections. One memorable flight review in the summer of 2003 comes to mind. A newly minted private pilot had recently purchased a 1960s era Cessna 172. After completing the ground portion of his flight review, we walked from the FBO building across the blacktop ramp to the tiedowns. He proudly described his quest to find a good paint deal on his Skyhawk. From 30 feet away, the creme colored airplane with metallic burgundy trim sparkled in the bright morning sunlight. I admired the updated paint scheme as we walked toward his Skyhawk. As he began his preflight, I began my preflight as well.

After completing his walk around, the young pilot gave the typical thumbs up. My preflight, however, stopped at the left fuselage side and empennage. I asked if he noticed anything unusual during his preflight. He responded, “No, nothing unusual. Did you see any runs or bubbles in the paint?” I then asked him to carefully examine the fuselage once again. He took a moment to glance admiringly at the high gloss finish and then remarked that the paint job looked great to him. What I observed, however, was perfectly smooth aircraft skin. His “good deal” painter managed to grind the heads off every fuselage rivet from the rear windows to the aircraft tail. So, what was securing the fuselage skin to the airframe? Color paint and clear coat. The pilot stated that sources other than an approved FAA paint shop were utilized. The Aircraft Logbook showed no paintwork entries. Needless to say, we did not fly that day. I suggested that he ground the airplane and contact his Aircraft Inspector (IA) for follow-up. Now, let’s take a step beyond a routine walk around and examine this excellent article on “Advanced Preflight After Maintenance” prepared by the FAA Aviation Safety Team (FAASTeam). “A” Body Diameter; “B” Head Diameter; “C” Head Height Aircraft rivet installation guides specify the minimum installed head height and tail height for every protruding rivet head size. Grinding or sanding removes the rivet’s alodine or anodized finish.

ADVANCED PREFLIGHT AFTER MAINTENANCE Maintenance-related problems are one of the most deadly causes of accidents in general aviation. Contributing to this is a pilot’s failure to identify maintenance discrepancies because of a lack of knowledge and improper techniques used during the preflight of the aircraft. So What Can Pilots Do? Conduct an Advanced Preflight that goes beyond the normal preflight checklist. Advanced preflight is a program that helps you become more aware of all the safety-related data on your aircraft, and focuses on a detailed approach to your preflight inspection, based on your aircraft’s maintenance history. While this requires some time, consider developing an additional items checklist that can be used in conjunction with the aircraft’s preflight checklist for all future preflight inspections. It is a valuable tool whether you own, rent, or borrow an aircraft. Color and Clear Coat

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Put Yourself in the Right Mindset — assume that there is something wrong, even if you used the best mechanic. Mechanics typically do an excellent job, but if you assume that all is right, you’ll miss catching any possible mistakes, worn items or improperly rigged items, or whatever else might be wrong. Always look over any part of the aircraft that has maintenance performed on it. Use Your Senses, and a notepad, to write down anything you sense is not right. LISTEN to the airplane (not just the engine!). Do you SMELL anything abnormal? Fuel? Oil? Does it vibrate more than usual (FEEL)? Do you TASTE (or smell for that matter) any of that acrid smoke that comes with burning electrical items? Step 10 to 15 feet back from the airplane. Does anything LOOK out of place? Be prepared to abort takeoff if something goes wrong or doesn’t feel right. Before Your First Flight After Maintenance: • Learn all you can about the maintenance that was performed. Discuss all work that was done with the mechanic. Ask what to look out and watch for during the first flight. Do not just accept that the work was done. Ask: What was touched, repaired, or replaced, and what was accomplished? • Don’t assume the part(s) replaced are the only parts removed. Ask what was removed and/or disconnected to facilitate the work performed. Often disassembly needs to be done to get to the inoperative part. For example: • Upholstery / seats, tracks, floors / emergency exits • Interior and exterior access panels especially in hard-to-see places of the aircraft • Yokes / control cables, linkages, and surfaces • Equipment and appliances / wires and connectors • Hydraulic / vacuum / brake / pitot and static / fuel lines • Pay attention to trim positions. Check for unimpeded flight control surface deflections. Make sure they go in the proper direction! • Check fuel tank for water, sediment, and proper fuel grade. Use a sampler cup to drain a small quantity of fuel. Place it in front of a white (not blue) background to see what’s in the fuel. Pull out the strainer drain knob for about four seconds to clear it of water or sediment. • After an oil change, always check the engine oil level to ensure it has the proper amount of oil. • Always check your logbook and paperwork prior to flight to ensure the correct records have been entered. Check for proper log entries for the work performed and the return to service, or the aircraft isn’t legal to fly. Always ensure you have your aircraft’s correct documents (e.g., airworthiness certificate and registration) onboard. • If you see a warning tag / sign on the aircraft, or on the sign-out or status board, DO NOT FLY THE AIRCRAFT! Check with the maintenance facility prior to taking the aircraft. • Participate in, or observe your mechanic perform, an annual or 100-hour inspection. It’s a great way to learn about your aircraft’s systems, components, and any areas prone to failure or weakness. Resources • NTSB Safety Alert — Advanced Preflight After Maintenance: • FAA’s Advanced Preflight Pamphlet: • “Advanced Preflight,” FAA Safety Briefing, Mar/Apr 2012:

2022 Legislative Luncheon - March 2, 2022

Save the date for SCAA ‘s Legislative Luncheon on March 2, 2022. Join your fellow association members as they meet with legislators and their staff on the Statehouse grounds in Columbia. Registration details are coming soon! Page 5 Palmetto Aviation

50 Years of Safe Flying: Orangeburg Pilot Receives Wright Brothers Honor By Gene Zaleski

“It is good to be 50,000 feet up in the air. I can’t describe it.” ~ Carroll Joye Reprinted with permission from The Times and Democrat

U.S. Air Force veteran Carroll William Joye of Orangeburg loves to fly. “I think it’s the greatest thing in the world that I ever did, other than give my life to God,” the 82-year-old said. Joye has been doing what he loves for a long time. He celebrated his 50th anniversary of flying on July 18, 2021. The feat was recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration in October. The agency presented Joye with the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award. The award is presented to those who have 50 years or more of practicing and promoting safe aircraft flight. Joye has about 30,000 hours of flight time. “It means a whole lot to me,” Joye said of the honor. “It means I have gone 50 years and have not had a serious incident or accident. It is a big thing.” FAA South Carolina Flight Standards District Office officials, including South Carolina FAA Safety Team Program Manager Lanny Cline, presented Joye with the award virtually through Zoom. “Our heartfelt congratulations,” Cline said. A letter was read from South Carolina FAA District Office Manager Randy DeBerry congratulating Joye for the award. “Your professionalism as an airman has contributed to the safety of our national airspace system and has enabled safe air travel by many Americans for more than half a century,” DeBerry wrote. “Congratulations on a very successful aviation career.” The letter came with a lapel pin, a certified FAA Blue Ribbon package with Joye’s airman records/achievements and an award certificate. Joye’s recognition will be posted on the electronic roll of honor online at the FAA Safety website. Joye viewed the award presentation at the Orangeburg Municipal Airport, where he was once manager. He was surrounded by his family during the presentation. During the award presentation Joye recalled his first solo flight out of Madrid, Spain now over 50 years ago. “I could not get my right leg to stay on the rudder pedals because it was bouncing up and down the whole time,” Joye said. “I was just nervous until my instructor got back into the aircraft with me. Then it stopped. Everything was good.” His instructor’s name was Barb Snowden, who was the manager of the Torrejon Air Base aeroclub. “He took me on and taught me flying,” Joye said. “I will forever be grateful to him.” Joye said he just loves the idea of being in the air. “I have had a chance to fly pretty good-sized jet airplanes and the very smallest of airplanes,” he said. Joye always enjoys the challenge of flight. “You are responsible for getting people in the back from one place to another safely,” Joye said. And the weather can make flying tricky.

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“A lot of pilots don’t reach 50 years of flying. Carroll is still hanging in there. This is a major honor for him. This man loves to fly.” ~Beverly Joye “It is good to be 40,000 and 50,000 feet up in the air,” Joye said. “I can’t really describe it.” Throughout his flying career, Joye has enjoyed flying “small airplanes as much or almost as much as I do flying one of those big jets.” When asked if he still flies, Joye said, “Oh yeah!” “A friend of mine owns a twin engine airplane and I get a chance to fly with him sometimes,” he said. “I just fly, and if I have to sit in right seat, I do. I just like to be there.” “Mr. Aviation,” is how his wife Beverly describes him. “He would rather fly than eat when he is hungry. If you mention airplanes, he is all for it.” She called the recognition “awesome.” “A lot of pilots don’t reach 50 years and hang with it. He is still hanging in there. This is a major honor for him. This man loves to fly,” she said. Joye is originally from Orangeburg but has lived throughout the area including Branchville, Bamberg and Rowesville. Joye’s love for flying started after he entered the United States Air Force in 1957. While in the Air Force stationed over in Spain, he learned to fly and later became a flight instructor. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 22 years. During his stint, he worked as an aircraft mechanic during the Vietnam War. He went to Arizona after Vietnam, working on F-100s and F-104s. From there, Joye went to Ohio and helped develop the C-119 and C-130 gunships. After retiring from the Air Force as a senior master sergeant, he started teaching as an automotive mechanic instructor. He later worked as a corporate pilot and flight instructor, which he still does. Joye decided to become a flight instructor so he could earn money while continuing to enjoy flying. “I never had any desire to go to work for the airlines,” Joye said. “I still enjoy teaching.” Joye also worked for Belk Hudson for a time, flying a Piper Navajo. He recalled getting into the plane in Florida with Mr. Hudson and wondering about a certain switch on the plane’s panel. “It did not seem to belong in the airplane,” Joye said. “We could not find it in the POH (pilot’s operating handbook). We were talking about that thing and Mr. Hudson’s mike was shorted out.” “The controller down there was listening to everything we said,” Joye continued. “He broke in and said, ‘You guys ought to learn to fly that airplane and learn about all the equipment it has before you get up in there.’ That was comical.” Joye has been recognized for his flying experience before. In the fall of 1995, nominated by former student Raymond S. Graule, Joye was named “Certified Flight Instructor of the Year” by the FAA. In 2003, Joye was inducted into the South Carolina Aviation Hall of Fame by SCAA. Joye has two daughters, two sons and two stepsons; 14 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. He attends Cope Baptist Church. Page 7 Palmetto Aviation

Wednesday, February 16

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9:00 am 10:00 am - 6:00 pm 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Golf - Myrtlewood Golf Course Registration Tentative - FAA One-on-One Appointments Welcome Reception with Exhibitors

Thursday, February 17 7:30 am - 8:15 am 9:00 am - 3:00 pm 8:30 am - 9:15 am 9:15 am - 10:00 am 10:00 am - 11:00 am 11:00 am - 11:15 am 11:15 am - 12:15 pm 12:15 pm - 12:35 pm 12:35 pm - 1:35 pm 1:35 pm - 2:05 pm 2:05 pm - 3:05 pm 3:05 pm - 4:05 pm 4:05 pm - 5:05 pm 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Breakfast with Exhibitors Spouse Program - DIY Workshop Welcome and Announcements with Live Ads FAA Annual Update SC Aeronautics Commission Annual Update Break Transforming Airports for Future Vertical Flying Vehicles Lunch Project Discovery Showcase Break with Exhibitors Airport Sustainability 101 Airport Development Issues GA Open Discussion Session Reception Scholarship Dinner and Entertainment Hospitality Suite

Friday, February 18 8:00 am - 8:30 am 8:30 am - 9:00 am 9:00 am - 10:30 am 10:30 am

Breakfast with Exhibitors Exhibit Showcase Who Needs More Hangars? Panel Discussion Closing Remarks and Giveaways

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Education Descriptions Thursday 9:15 am - 11:00 am FAA, NASAO and SCAC Annual Updates Hear from Federal Aviation Administration, National Association of State Aviation Officials and South Carolina Aeronautics Commission on how aviation fared in 2021 and what is in store for 2022. 11:15 am - 12:15 pm Transforming Airports for Future Vertical Flying Vehicles Soon, electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles (eVTOLs) will commonly deliver cargo, and even people, to airports around the region and the nation. But America’s airports must be modified to support eVTOLs. Cadets at The Citadel are designing the ground infrastructure needed to support this rapidly developing system, using Rock Hill – York County Airport as a case study. 12:35 pm - 1:35 pm Project Discovery Showcase SCAA President Terry Connorton visited South Carolina’s publicly-owned public use airport, in September to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and to highlight the impacts of our state airport system. He’ll share what he learned, who he met, and the laughs he enjoyed along the way. 2:05 pm - 3:05 pm Airport Sustainability 101 The future is now. The Nature Conservancy and SustainSC team up to bring achievable steps airports can start making to move toward sustainability. 3:05 pm - 4:05 pm Airport Development Update Join Gary Siegfried from SC Aeronautics Commission for an update on airport development issues statewide. 4:05 pm – 5:05 pm GA Open Discussion Join in this moderated open forum for general aviation airports. Begin a dialogue about the issues your airport is facing, and learn from other airports on how they have addressed similar situations.

Friday 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Panel Discussion: Who Needs More Hangars? Hangars are at a premium, but it seems like everyone wants one, and they generate airport revenue. Join in this discussion of the impediments to building hangars –– from funding issues to acquiring land and more –– as well as strategies to approach this challenge.

Special Events and Sessions Wednesday Morning

Golf at Myrtlewood Golf Club Play golf and support a great cause! Proceeds will benefit the SCAA Scholarship Fund. Players and teams are responsible for their own transportation. SCAA will schedule tee times for players and teams. Registration includes a round of golf, cart and boxed lunch $150 – Individual / $600 – Team

Thursday 1 - 4 pm

Spouse Program – DIY Workshop Get creative with an outing to AR Workshop. Participants will choose from among a special selection of wood projects to personalize with the graphic design of their choice. Transportation to and from the workshop will be provided. Participants are encouraged to plan their lunch before departing for AR Workshop.

Thursday 6:30 – 7 pm

Scholarship Silent Auction Last Chance Bidding Silent Auction items will be on display and open for bidding throughout the Conference. Don’t miss your last chance to bid on your favorite items during the Thursday evening reception. Silent Auction proceeds will benefit the SCAA Scholarship Fund, which is committed to furthering aviation by providing financial assistance to South Carolina residents pursuing a career in aviation.

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Transforming Airports For The Future’s Vertical Flying Vehicles

Engineering Cadets Present eVTOLs Airport Design Project to Congresswoman Nancy Mace, Panel of Industry Experts Article and photos provided by The Citadel As cadets explained to an audience recently in Grimsley Hall on The Citadel campus in Charleston, SC, there will be a time in the not-so-distant future when electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles (eVTOLs) will commonly deliver cargo, and even people, to airports around the region and the nation. But America’s airports must be modified to support eVTOLS. That’s where six seniors who are majoring in civil or construction engineering enter the picture. The cadets are designing the ground infrastructure, including vertical landing ports or vertiports, needed at regional airports to accommodate this rapidly developing industry. “We are working on a design for the Rock Hill-York County Airport that we hope will serve as a case study that is transferable to other similarly sized airports, and beyond,” explained Cadet Davis Smith. The cadets on the capstone project include Kyle DiLiddo, Ben Kicklighter, Aidan Puzzio, David Smith, Noel Turner and Matheson Wannamaker. They presented details on the eVTOL market and projected impacts on the South Carolina economy to Congresswoman Nancy Mace, ’99, one of the college’s most well-known alumni who is a member of the Congressional Transportation Committee. In addition, industry experts and partners were in the audience. Leading the cadets through this real-world project is a 1982 alumnus who graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering and worked for Gulfstream Aerospace for 35 years. Dane Nale, PE, the visiting Professor of Practice with The Citadel Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering believes this capstone project will give the seniors professional-level experience that can help catapult them ahead of others when they graduate. Nale said it is estimated that “by the year 2035, the Advanced Air Mobility industry utilizing the eVTOLs is expected to have a $115 billion annual impact on the American economy.” Mace, who congratulated the cadets on their work thus far after the presentation, asked how much the airport retrofitting program the cadets are creating would likely cost. Nale outlined details of an estimated of $2 million investment. The cadets intend to have the Rock Hill – York Count Airport eVTOLs modification plan complete by the time they graduate. The Citadel eVTOL Capstone Advisory Panel and supporting industry experts include:

Cadet Dave Smith, ’22, presents information about potential infrastructure needed at airports to support the electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles.

Cadets Aidan Puzzio and Matheson Wannamaker presenting information about their engineering capstone project on vertical take-off infrastructure improvements at Rock Hill-York County Airport on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021.

Congresswoman Nancy Mace attends a project presentation from senior engineering cadets on vertical takeoff infrastructure improvements at Rock Hill-York County Airport at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021.

Prof. Dan Nale, ’82, at the podium discussing the engineering capstone project he is leading for cadets on vertical take-off infrastructure improvements at Rock Hill-York County Airport on Nov. 9, 2021.

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Doug Barnes, District 5 South Carolina Aeronautics Commissioner; Steve Bath, Engineering Division U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District; Howard Chapman, Mount Pleasant Town Council and Chair Mount Pleasant Planning Commission; Tim Fulford, Dean, Trident Technical College; Steven Gould, Rock Hill – York County Airport Director; Nick Harrington, Mead & Hunt Airport Design Engineer; Amanda Heath, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District; Tracy Hendren, Engineering Division U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District; Lt. Col. Andrew Johannes, District Commander U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District; Hernan Pena, Executive Deputy Director & Chief Operating Officer Charleston County Aviation Authority; Gary Siegfried, Program Manager, South Carolina Aeronautics Commission; James Stephens, Executive Director, South Carolina Aeronautics Commission; Nate Ward, Beta Aircraft Charging Station Program Manager; Jeff Wright, President, Heliplanners; and Kathryn Wright, Vice President, Heliplanners.

South Carolina Airport Safety Fair A Success! SCAA and South Carolina Aeronautics Commission joined together on Nov. 5 to host the first S.C. Airport Safety & Innovation Fair in the SCAC hangar. Airport administrators gathered in West Columbia to learn about the safety solutions and innovative products that keep South Carolina’s airports safe and operating efficiently. Thank you to South Carolina Aeronautics Commission and staff for use of the hangar and your expertise in bringing this event together. Thank you also to Commissioner David Anderson, Commissioner Chris Bethea and Commissioner Skeets Cooper for attending the event on behalf of your district airports. Thank you to the following airports and agencies for joining us for the event: Bamberg County Airport Berkeley County Airport Lee County Airport – Butters Field Clarendon County Airport Darlington County Airport Fairfield County Airport Greenville Downtown Airport Hampton County Airport Jim Hamilton – L.B. Owens Airport Lowcountry Regional Airport Pickens County Airport Airport representatives learned multiple airport safety and operational efficiency solutions. Ridgeland – Claude Dean Airport Rock Hill – York County Airport Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport Transportation Security Administration/Department of Homeland Security

Greenville Downtown Airport Director Joe Frasher (right) visits with David Burke (left) and Maryshannon Swanson (center) of Synergy Capital and Development Group, LLC.

Thank you to our exhibitors for supporting SCAA and for sharing innovative airport safety information: 1 Volt Associates Airport Monitoring Systems Logipix USA South Carolina Breakfast Club Smart Sign 2 Go 2022 Schedule Southeast Powerlift Hydraulic Doors Synergy Capital & Development Group, LLC The FOD Control Corporation Jan. 9 Greenville Downtown Airport Trinity Highway Rentals Jan. 23 Florence Regional Airport USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Feb. 6 Beaufort Executive Airport

SCAA Video Library

SCAA has produced myriad videos that highlight South Carolina Airports and the aviation industry’s impact on economic development, education, legislation and more. Whether you want to know more about how an airport impacts its local community or how aviation makes business possible, SCAA has exciting content for you to discover. Visit to explore these informative videos.

Feb. 20 Georgetown County Airport Mar. 6 Mount Pleasant Regional Airport Mar. 20 Columbia Metropolitan Airport April 3 Lee County Airport – Butters Field April 10 Holly Hill Airport April 24 Broxton Bridge Plantation May 1 Rock Hill – York County Airport May 15 Palmetto Air Plantation May 29 Jim Hamilton – L.B. Owens Airport June 12 Greenwood County Airport June 26 Mid-Carolina Regional Airport (N.C.) July 10 Aiken Regional Airport July 24 Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport Aug. 7 Berkeley County Airport Aug. 21 Triple Tree Aerodrome Sept. 4 Anderson Regional Airport Sept. 11 Ridgeland – Claude Dean Airport Sept. 25 Laurens County Airport Oct. 2 Kershaw County Airport Oct. 16 Sumter County Airport Oct. 30 Orangeburg Municipal Airport Nov. 13 Conway – Horry County Airport Nov. 27 Fairfield County Airport Dec. 11 Hartsville Regional Airport Page 13 Palmetto Aviation Page 13

Airport Member Benefits

South Carolina Aviation Association offers airport members benefits that may produce a cost savings for your airport. Check out the below programs and see if they can benefit your airport.

Global Aerospace, Inc. partners with SCAA in its innovative Airport Safety Advocacy Program (ASAP). As a result of this partnering, exclusive benefits and products specifically designed for the airport segment are available to SCAA members. Global Aerospace is a world leading provider of insurance and risk management solutions for the aviation and aerospace industries. More than 90 years of experience enables the company to develop customized insurance programs structured around client needs. Recognized for its industry-leading customer service, Global Aerospace serves as a trusted partner to a diverse range of aviation businesses and their insurance brokers. What is ASAP? The ASAP program is a partnership between Global Aerospace, state level aviation associations and their member airports. ASAP provides members with access to online safety products as well as affordable comprehensive insurance. This program is not exclusive to specific brokers. Each airport can continue to use their current broker. “Safety is important to us all, and we recognize the important impact SCAA is making to the aviation community,” said Marilena Sharpell, Global Aerospace Underwriting Executive. “Through lobbying, conventions, forums and sharing information and best practices, associations are a vital link in the safety chain. Global Aerospace feels strongly about this link, and our ASAP program is designed to help support SCAA’s mission.” Every airport that becomes part of this program will have access to Global’s airport-specific training webinars. As an SCAA airport member, what do I need to do? When your next airport insurance renewal approaches, ask your insurance broker to obtain an airport liability quotation from Global Aerospace. If you bind your insurance with Global, not only are you supporting SCAA, but you will also qualify for the following: • Affordable, comprehensive coverage. For More Information: Please contact • Convenient three-year policy term with guaranteed rates*. your broker or Diana Bissinger, • Annual premium payments for easy budgeting. AVP, Underwriting General Aviation at • Electronically issued policies. or 404-364-2450 • Automatic eligibility for our Accident Forgiveness Program. • Global will reimburse your SCAA dues for one year, up to $250. • SM4 Safety Benefit - access to Global’s airport-specific safety webinars. *guaranteed rates do not apply if there is a change in exposure, coverage selection or limits. Part 139 airports and airports with limits above $20 million do not qualify for guaranteed rates.

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Your UniFirst uniform and facility services program includes: • No upfront costs • High-quality, freshly laundered items always on hand • Uniform repairs and/or replacements as needed • Restocking of supplies – pay only for what you need Uniforms & Workwear • Image-enhancing workwear • Employee brand consistency Floor Mats • Create a cleaner, better-looking workplace • Prevent slips and falls, and foot, leg, and back injuries Mops & Wipers • Enables more effective cleaning of common areas • Microfiber uses 60% less water, 70% less chemicals Restroom & Paper Products • Service programs replenish supplies as needed • High-capacity, easy-load, locking dispensers help eliminate pilferage, vandalism, and waste


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Airport Membership (Includes 8 members)

Corporate Membership (Includes 10 members, logo in all newsletters & email spotlight) Individual Membership Student Membership

Total ____________ On behalf of the SCAA Board of Directors, we want to recognize those who served on a committee in 2021 and encourage members to participate in a committee in 2022. Amanda Aldea, CRAFT Flight Training & Simulation Leo Berube, Flightpath, LLC/FAASTeam Andy Busbee, Michael Baker International Denise Bryan, Fairfield County Airport Barbara Clark, Ridgeland-Claude Dean Airport Terry Connorton, Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport Scott Crosby, South Carolina Breakfast Club Gerald Gaige, AOPA Airport Support Network Volunteer Katie Eleam, Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport Jill Gilbert, Holt Consulting Company Steve Gould, Rock Hill-York County Airport Ken Holt, Holt Consulting Company Ryan Hounshell, Holt Consulting Company Kevin Howell, Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport Bud Hawk, Mead & Hunt Greg Jones, ADC Engineering Danny Lucas, Ridgeland-Claude Dean Airport Chip Maier, Bamberg County Airport Jack Mayfield, Holt Consulting Company Jon McCalmont, Parrish and Partners Michael McCurdy, Charleston Flight School Zach Nelson, McFarland Johnson Hernan Pena, Charleston International Airport John Rush, Aiken Regional Airport Amanda Sheridan, McFarland Johnson Gary Siegfried, South Carolina Aeronautics Commission Peg Skalican, Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics James Stephens, South Carolina Aeronautics Commission David Smith, South Carolina Aeronautics Commission Mark Waller, AVCON

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