South Carolina Aviation Association
2019 Fall Edition
Celebrating Current and Future Success in Aviation in South Carolina South Carolina Aviation Week 2019
SC Aviation Association Update Greg Jones, SCAA President
Pictured Above: Eddie Owen, Greg Jones and James Hampton visit during the Walterboro Terminal Open House during Aviation Week.
It is great to be reaching out to all of you again through our newsletter. Great things are happening in South Carolina and in aviation. Your board members and staff have focused a great deal on Aviation Week, and I am proud to say that it was a huge success. I especially want to extend thanks to Eddie Owen, Denise Bryan, Steve Gould, Bud Hawk, James Stephens, Katie Koon, Melanie Friscoe and the participating airports for working so tirelessly to make it a wonderful week. A variety of events were celebrated from Boy Scout badge events, open houses, grand openings, breakfast clubs, luncheons, AMT of the Year and much more. Without a doubt, this yearâ€™s Aviation Week was tremendous. Letâ€™s work together to ensure that next year is even bigger. I would like to see an event occur at every airport in the state.
It is my goal that we utilize our Annual Conference and Aviation Week to the fullest extent possible to expand, celebrate, and promote aviation in our state and local communities. I encourage you all to begin looking forward to next August and to contact SCAA to see if we can help you plan an event at your airport next year. It was indeed a privilege for me to present the SCAA and South Carolina Aeronautics Commission AMT of the Year Award to Mr. Ryan Turiak. Ryan is certainly deserving. Most impressive to me is his enthusiasm for all things aviation. At only 25 years of age, Ryan has become an accomplished pilot, an outstanding AMT and will serve our state well representing us as the 2019 AMT of the Year. I told Ryan that we are in the business of defying gravity and thank goodness we have people like him helping us do so. Congratulations, Ryan. I want to again share some aviation happenings around the state. This quarter I would like to highlight Myrtle Beach International Airport. If you have not done so, I encourage you to visit MYR and see its new terminal; it is spacious, beautiful and a credit to the State of South Carolina. To complement its new terminal, MYR has several projects underway or recently completed that showcse the growth of the airport. These projects include the reconstruction and relocation of Taxiway Alpha, a new 18,000-square-foot general aviation hangar, a new hangar for the Pittsburg Institute of Aeronautics, two new Jet A fuel tanks, a new federal inspection station for international flights, improvements to baggage make-up systems and a new Starbucks inside the terminal. These projects represent airside growth, passenger growth, general aviation growth, commercial growth, and even aviation education growth. The development at MYR is shining proof that our mission of promoting aviation in South Carolina is alive and well. Thank you all for your participation in Aviation Week, and I look forward to seeing each of you soon. God Bless you all,
Greg Jones visited with Congressman Joe Wilson at the Orangeburg Municipal Airport Showcase during S.C. Aviation Week.
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James Stephens and Greg Jones spoke with S.C. Rep. Mandy Kimmons at the Lowcountry Regional Airport Terminal Open House during S.C. Aviation Week.
SC Aeronautics Update
James Stephens, South Carolina Aeronautics Commission Executive Director Falling in to a new routine ...
Fall always arrives after school starts back, schedules and traffic become nearly unbearable, and weather begins to change. This time, often dreaded by some, is a most welcome change for aviators. The skies clear, the air density changes for the better, and afternoon thunderstorms become fewer and fewer. This time also seems to bring a temporary pause to the airshow circuit and summer activities that we have enjoyed despite the high temps and high humidity. We did enjoy a great amount of activity this past summer, and thanks to the South Carolina Aviation Association staff, board of directors and membership, most of what we enjoyed was supported by their efforts. One of the most recent activities was South Carolina Aviation Week, where we celebrated aviation across the state and with the rest of the nation. Throughout the week we went from one end of the state to other promoting the value of aviation, the opportunities for the next generation in aviation, all while discussing the needs of our airport system. What I observed throughout the week was that our airport sponsors are proud of their accomplishments (and rightly so!), and that they wanted the local communities to understand their role in local, state, and national transportation while supporting the local and state economies. They also demonstrated that in South Carolina, the skies aren’t the limit, but rather the opportunity. Do you know the opportunities that your local airport offers? If not, I would encourage you to look around next time you’re there. Think about what happens at the local airport. Think about areas where you may be able to engage the next generation in the development of their interest in aviation. Think about the value that you see and ask yourself whether you ever communicate that value to others. If not, do it every chance you get. I was also encouraged throughout South Carolina Aviation Week by the participation of local, state, and national legislative leaders. These leaders are who we need to best understand the needs of your local airport, and again, if you haven’t done so already, let those leaders know that you appreciate the support that they have given and will continue to give. The annual fly-in at the Triple Tree Aerodrome also has now passed us by, and if you haven’t done so in your past, add this to your list of aviation events to attend in the future. I’m encouraged by Triple Tree’s hospitality, vision, and engagement that have been giving South Carolina aviation. I also look forward to their future as they continue to strive to make our next generation aware of what they can do through interest and engagement in aviation. Until next time, let me remind you ... “In South Carolina, the skies aren’t the limit, but rather the opportunity.”
Thank you to South Carolina Aeronautics Commission for its partnership in South Carolina Aviation Week. Above: James Stephens delivers remarks at the Spartanburg Memorial Downtown Airport Showcase. At right: (L to R) Commissioner Emeritus Bud Coward, Congressman Joe Wilson, District 6 Commissioner Marco Cavazzoni and James Stephens attend the Orangeburg Airport Showcase event.
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LAANC is here for Recreational Drone Operators By: Demetrius Pyburn, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd Last year, an article was written about what drone operators needed to know about Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability System (LAANC). The FAAâ€™s goals with implementing LAANC was to simplify the process of legally operating a drone, allowing drones to be operated within five miles of an airport and in controlled airspace. LAANC is a precursor to the NASA-led development of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Traffic Management (UTM) system. LAANC is the low-altitude portion of the UTM system. These operators who want an authorization to fly in Class B, C, D, or E at the surface airspace can do so by using the LAANC system. The FAA announced on July 23, 2019, that LAANC will include recreational drone flyers. The news is important to recreational flyers, as the FAA continues to implement the repeal of Section 336 after the Reauthorization Act of 2018. During the repeal process, recreational flights have been tem-
porarily limited to specific listed sites in controlled airspace, including the area around airports. This restriction was to be in place until the LAANC program could fit recreational flyers. Now, with LAANC running full throttle, recreational drone users can now expect the new rules to have several effects, including: 1. Easier access to airports, as the system provides operators with pre-approved flight zones and maximum altitudes for operating drones near airports. 2. Near-automatic approvals. Now, approvals can be gotten online and almost instantaneously, while prior to LAANC, accessing controlled airspace was obtained through a waiver process that took up to 90 days. 3. Provide air traffic professionals with the visibility into when and where authorized drones are flying in proximity to their airports and ensuring safe airspace. 4. Less wait times for manual authorizations. With the implementation of LAANC, wide area authorization wait times may be dropping as many applicants will be using LAANC. This will be beneficial for operators in areas that are not participating in LAANC this year. continued on page 11
Demetrius Pyburn will present a session during the 2020 SCAA Annual Conference on Managing Drones In Your Airspace. Airports around the world have been closed, sometimes for days, following reported unauthorized drone movements. Safety, reputation and revenues are at stake. The first step is to understand the regulations and guidance pertaining to drones. This session will discuss current and future regulations as they relate to drone operations, systems to ensure airport operations are safe, and increased risks of drones, among other topics.
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Transition to Tailwheel Airplanes
Obtaining your Tailwheel Endorsement is one of the most rewarding pilot achievements! Operating a tailwheel aircraft requires keen situational awareness from engine start up to engine shutdown. Too often, pilots flying tricycle gear airplanes consistently fail to use correct aileron and elevator inputs during taxi, takeoff, climb out, landing and landing roll out. Tailwheel instruction will help you become a better pilot by learning: - Importance of smooth power application - Correct use of right rudder on rotation and climb out - Proper crosswind controls during taxi, takeoff and landing Why not plan your Flight Review or Proficiency Training to include a Tailwheel Endorsement? You may also qualify for FAA WINGS Credits. Call a local Tailwheel Qualified CFI.
The following information comes from the Airplane Flying Handbook - FAA-H-8083-3B TAILWHEEL AIRPLANES Tailwheel airplanes are often referred to as conventional gear airplanes. Due to their design and structure, tailwheel airplanes exhibit operational and handling characteristics that are different from those of tricycle gear airplanes. Tailwheel airplanes are not necessarily more difficult to takeoff, land, and/or taxi than tricycle gear airplanes; in fact under certain conditions, they may even handle with less difficulty. This chapter will focus on the operational differences that occur during ground operations, takeoffs, and landings. LANDING GEAR The main landing gear forms the principal support of the airplane on the ground. The tailwheel also supports the airplane, but steering and directional control are its primary functions. With the tailwheel-type airplane, the two main struts are attached to the airplane slightly ahead of the airplaneâ€™s center of gravity (CG). The rudder pedals are the primary directional controls while taxiing. Steering with the pedals may be accomplished through the forces of airflow or propeller slipstream acting on the rudder surface, or through a mechanical linkage to the steerable tailwheel. Initially, the pilot should taxi with the heels of the feet resting on the cockpit floor and the balls of the feet on the bottom of the rudder pedals. The feet should be slid up onto the brake pedals only when it is necessary to depress the brakes. This permits the simultaneous application of rudder and brake whenever needed. Some models of
tailwheel airplanes are equipped with heel brakes rather than toe brakes. In either configuration the brakes are used primarily to stop the airplane at a desired point, to slow the airplane, or as an aid in making a sharp controlled turn. Whenever used, they must be applied smoothly, evenly, and cautiously at all times. TAXIING When beginning to taxi, the brakes should be tested immediately for proper operation. This is done by first applying power to start the airplane moving slowly forward, then retarding the throttle and simultaneously applying pressure smoothly to both brakes. If braking action is unsatisfactory, the engine should be shut down immediately.
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provided by: Leo Berube, CFI, CFII, MEI SCAA Director FAASTeam Representative
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Rock Hill-York County Airport Invests in Future with Internship Program In an effort to encourage and train the next generation of airport professionals Steve Gould, Airport Director at Rock Hill-York County Airport has employed summer interns who are pursuing a career in aviation for the last four years. Gould encourages other UZA Intern Kendall Carmody airports to replicate demonstrates wildlife harassment his success. Bringing techniques by shooting a bird interns in to assist in banger pyrotechnic into the air. coordination of special projects and daily operations can provide relief while investing in the future of the industry. Kendall Carmody, a senior at Florida Institute of Technology, was this summers intern. Carmody will earn a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science in May 2020 and a Master of Science in Aviation Human Factors in 2021. Gould introduces interns to all areas of airport management, including inspections, wildlife control, budgeting, construction, bidding, planning, and design. “I try to cover everything, and add in a special project each year,” Gould said.
SCAC Recognizes Bud Coward During the June 2019 Sout Carolina Aeronautics Commission meeting, Ira E. (Bud) Coward was recognized for his service as a Commissioner since 2015. He was named as Commissioner Emeritus. Only Coward and Jim Hamilton hold that title.
David Anderson Appointed To Serve on SCAC Commission Secretary of State Mark Hammond administered the oath of office to Second District Aeronautics Commissioner David Anderson in May 2019. (L to R) Senator/General Phil Leventis, Colonel David Anderson, Secretary Mark Hammond, outgoing Second District Aeronautics Commissioner Bud Coward.
Carmody’s special project was to assist in planning the a 60th Anniversary Airport Open House in October. In addition, Carmody performed daily inspections on the runway, taxiway, ramp and perimeter. Gould feels the internship program has been mutually beneficial. He sees increased productivity during a busy period, and interns gain valuable skills. “Each year, interns are considered official staff members, and they get the full experience of what a career in airport operations looks like,” he said. “This internship taught me so much about the business side of aviation,” said Carmody. “To be successful in operations, one has to be a jack-of-all-trades: finance, safety, security, communications and public relations are just a few of the areas that you deal with on a daily basis.” As Carmody looks ahead, she sees herself using her advanced degree as a researcher with the FAA or U.S. military, focused on cockpit design and efficiency. No matter where she lands, she can credit her time at UZA as instrumental to her success. “Working for Steve at Rock Hill-York County Airport taught me valuable lessons and helped me develop an excellent work ethic,” she said.
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Congratulations! SCAA Scholarship Winners!
South Carolina Aviation Association is excited to continue to provide scholarships for those pursuing careers in aviation. In 2019, four scholarships were awarded: Christopher Bears Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics Larsen Fralix Spartanburg Methodist College Joshua Hickman Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics Jack Tenbrunsel Auburn Univeristy
Watermelons and Airplanes What can airplanes and watermelons possibly have in common? If you were attending the Hampton County Watermelon Festival on Saturday, June 22, you would have witnessed first hand! The Hampton County Watermelon Festival is the world’s original Watermelon Festival, dating back to 1939 and is in fact, South Carolina’s oldest continuing festival. Hampton County Administrator, Rose Dobson-Elliott’s support and enthusiasm for the county’s airport is infectious. At the 2019 SCAA Annual Conference, South Carolina Aeronautics Commissioners Chris Bethea, District 7, and Skeets Cooper, District 3, had a discussion with Rose regarding ideas to promote rural airports. From this conversation, Rose suggested a “fly-in” during the upcoming Watermelon Festival. Commissioner Cooper, who represents District 3, reached out to fellow pilots around the state to invite them (with all seats full) to fly into Hampton County Airport airport and attend the festival.
SC Aeronautics Commissioners Chris Bethea and Skeets Cooper helped coordinate the flyover for the Hampton County Watermelon Festival.
Bright and early on a very hot South Carolina summer morning, five filled planes landed at the Hampton County Airport. Airport Manager Dobie Hiers met and greeted each plane with a red carpet, and hospitality was provided by Buddy O’Quinn. Airport staff and county officials did not rest until 4 p.m. that afternoon when the last plane took off at the end of a fun and informative day. The airport has a comfortable, inviting lounge for pilots and with just about anything you could possibly need from fuel, refreshments, television and computer access. When you walk through the door of the terminal, you feel you are visiting a family member’s home with a large “Welcome” sign. Bethea’s and Cooper’s planes were both full. Others pilots joined the group from Greenville, Spartanburg, Pickens, Walhalla and Hilton Head. Transportation was arranged to transport the 20-plus contingent downtown to the festival to watch the parade. Commissioner Cooper was offered the microphone at the local radio station and grand podium to say a few words about the airport and aviation across the state to listeners and the 20,000-strong crowd. A luncheon for the dignitaries was held following the parade. Dobson-Elliott graciously invited the entire aviation contingent of to attend the luncheon. The commissioners and SCAA had the opportunity to meet with the council chairman, economic development representatives, local politicians and dignitaries. Cooper was given an opportunity to address the attendees at the luncheon with an offer of support from the South Carolina Aeronautics Commission to the airport. New to the Hampton County Council, Chairman Clay Bishop was elected and appointed chairman in January 2019. While he may be new to council, he is not new to the impact of economic development on a rural community. He quickly noted the role Hampton County will play in that development and growth in driving the county’s economy. He sees the airport as a key factor in bringing economic development to Hampton County. A new hangar is planned for the immediate future, and with the response from potential users, there are thoughts to put a second hangar on the drawing board. New solar runway lights will be installed among other improvements. It will be exciting to see the impact at the end of 2020. This new chairman is all about less talk and more action. Getting it done is his motto. Now that is what watermelons and airplanes have in common.
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South Carolina Aviation Week: August 18 â€“ 24
Airports held events around the state to celebrate S.C. Aviation Week August 18 â€“ 24. Following are highlights from the week.
Sunday: SC Breakfast Club at Berkeley County
Monday: Fairfield County
S&S Aviation at Fairfield County Airport provided discovery flights to two high school students.
Monday: Jim Hamilton - L.B. Owens Ryan Turiak, avionics technician at Aircraft Maintenance Services, Inc., was recognized during Aviation Week as the 2019 AMT of the Year by South Carolina Aviation Association and South Carolina Aeronautics Comission at Jim Hamilton - L.B. Owens Airport.
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Tuesday: Lowcountry Regional
Lowcountry Regional Airport hosted an open house to showcase its new terminal building.
Wednesday: Orangeburg Municipal
Orangeburg Municipal Airport recognized legislators for their support in securing funding for airport improvements and celebrated businesses that use the airport.
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Wednesday: Hilton Head Island Hilton Head Island Airport held a customer appreciation luncheon.
Thursday: Spartanburg Downtown Memorial
Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport celebrated its economic impact in Spartanburg County and honored recent graduates of the first-of-its-kind Communty Aviation Program.
Friday & Saturday: Georgetown County Georgetown County Airport held a luncheon and airshow.
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Friday: Conway-Horry County
Conway-Horry County Airport held a fly-in luncheon.
Saturday: Fairfield County
Fairfield County Airport hosted a Boy Scout Badge event.
Ryan Turiak: 2019 AMT of The Year Ryan Turiak, avionics technician at Aircraft Maintenance Services Inc., was named the 2019 Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) of the Year in a surprise ceremony on National Aviation Day on Aug. 19. The AMT of the Year award is part of the joint South Carolina Aviation Association and South Carolina Aeronautics Commission Aviation Week initiative. AMTs are integral to the aviation industry, keeping aircraft operational by performing repairs, inspections and scheduled maintenance. “I have hired and trained many young men in my 40 years of aircraft maintenance, but Ryan is the best that I have ever trained,” said Frank Shumpert, owner of Aircraft Maintenance Services. “Ryan is multi-talented. As both a pilot and A&P certified technician, he has a better understanding of problems pilots face and can resolve issues quickly to keep everyone safe.” Turiak was nominated for the award by four individuals, and themes of trustworthiness, work ethic, and enthusiasm for general aviation permeated each nomination. Pilot Randy Willard nominated Ryan for the award, stating, “Ryan provides superior avionics repair and service. He is an excellent source of information, he maintains a hunger in furthering his knowledge within his field, and he is dedicated to providing exceptional service.”
LAANC is here ... continued from page 4 Some believe that the skies will be less safe with more drones in it. However, many advantageous civilian applications of drones have been proposed, from delivery to surveillance, with no established infrastructure to enable and safely manage the widespread use of low-altitude airspace. LAANC is the first step to building UTM and a move toward a system to manage drone traffic and improve aviation safety. Demetrius Pyburn is an associate with Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. He offers advice and counsel to clients on aviation and drone law, in addition to employment law issues involving the ADA, FMLA, Title VII and other employment-related regulations. Please email him at dpyburn@ hsblawfirm.com for additional information. This article is intended to provide general information on the topics covered. The contents of this article are not intended and should not be construed as legal advice or legal opinions. The Reader should consult with legal counsel to obtain legal advice regarding particular situations. Any result the law firm and/or its attorneys may have achieved on behalf of clients in other matters does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients. Palmetto Aviation Page 11
Spartanburg Teens Reach For the Sky in Aviation Program By: Samantha Swan, Spartanburg Herald-Journal, reprinted with permission Spartanburg students with an interest in aviation are getting the chance to reach for the skies. The Spartanburg Science Center and Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport have established a new program aimed at youth ages 16-20 with the goal of enabling them to explore a variety of career possibilities in the aviation field. The first group in the six- to eight-week Spartanburg Community Aviation Program consisted of students from Dorman and Spartanburg high schools, Southside Christian School, Spartanburg Day School, and homeschoolers, who are studying under the instruction of Scott Fletcher. All of the teachers, demonstrators and mentors in the program are volunteers. “The thing I’m excited about is this — the airport is a public place, and we have all these resources here, paid by taxpayers. So what better way to utilize taxpayer’s money than providing free education to the taxpayer’s children or students (and expanding) their education by exposing them to this,” said Terry Connorton, airport director. “The people that are giving them all this instruction enjoy doing it for free because they’re passionate about it, and so that’s really reciprocating that back again in a good way.” Students have worked alongside professional aircraft mechanics to learn maintenance tasks like changing the oil on an airplane, flown to a North Carolina airport for lunch, flown the aircraft flight simulator and attended a Civil Air Patrol meeting. Their upcoming events include attending a Federal Aviation Administration safety meeting and giving a presentation to their instructors about which aspect of aviation interests them the most. “This program is STEM education at its best,” said Mary Levens, interim executive director of Spartanburg Science Center. “Every aspect of it from the kids getting their hands on and moving forward, incorporating technology, it is truly just a great STEM program. If we could make them all like that, we’d have a country of scientists.” “It was a pretty cool experience to get up on the wind and be flying. I’ve never been on a glider before so, it was a lot of fun,” said student Sam Evins, after his glider flight. Since many of the teens are old enough to begin training for careers in aviation, Connorton said their next step toward that goal would likely be taken at the downtown airport.
Spartanburg Community Aviation Program graduates were recognized at Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport during Aviation Week.
SCAA is examining the feasibility of developing a manual in 2020 that will allow airports around the state to replicate this program. Learn more at the SCAA Annual Conference February 12 – 14, 2020.
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“For those who want to become mechanics or pilots or any other aspect, we could definitely start them off in the right direction because we know people who could help them get on their way and we could tell them the best way to go about doing it,” Connorton said. “So we become in some sense a career officer too.” The new program was showcased during the airport’s Aviation Day celebrations. Connorton and Levens noted that the Spartanburg Community Aviation Program is significant in that it is the only program of its kind in the state, utilizing a publicly funded airport to provide free hands-on education for the city’s students. Connorton said the South Carolina Aeronautics Commission had expressed interest in the program. After the last day of the program, it will be evaluated from both an educational and organizational perspective. “I think we did something we didn’t really realize we were doing,” Levens said. “And I think that it’s making people open their eyes a little bit about the possibility of the partnering and understanding that most people learn from the concrete to the abstract, so if they can get out here and change oil and actually fly, then all of a sudden they can begin to see the future a little bit brighter.” Interested students can apply to be part of the next Spartanburg Community Aviation Program class by submitting the registration form, available on the Spartanburg Science Center website, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members Helping Members: Controlling Airport Maintenance Costs In this section, SCAA shares the story of association members who connect, converse and work together, helping each other and advancing South Carolina aviation along the way. To share your story of membership connection, email email@example.com. It was a fluke that Frank Murray learned about Facility Solutions, LLC. Murray is the Director of Planning and Facilities for Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE), and he read about the company in a Columbia newspaper. Facility Solutions is a General Contracting firm in Roebuck, S.C., that specializes in serving commercial clients who must operate no matter what. Facility Solutions, founded in 2012 by Richie Lancaster and Dean Garritson, provides facilities management for Fortune 500 firms such as Walgreens, BMW, Wells Fargo, BB&T, Verizon and many others. The company is a licensed general contractor in 11 states with 2,800 vendors within mere hours of South Carolina airports. Facility Solutions’ Fortune 500 clients have sourcing departments dedicated to reducing costs, therefore, the company is built to perform in a highly demanding, highly regulated and very competitive environment. In 2015, Facility Solutions was named number 56 on the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies and the number 1 construction firm in the country. The company because it is customer focused in a highly competitive, highly regulated market where clients must be open to serve customers, period. Murray thought, “Hang on, that sounds like my airport. We’re highly regulated and must be open no matter what. The Fortune 500 guys have molded this company into a low-cost provider. That’s different.” Good airport vendors understand regulated and operations-centric environments. They work when they impact the airport the least. But the airport vendor base can be narrow and not always cost competitive. Over the last several years, Facility Solutions has won $1.2 million in contracts at CAE. Coming in 40 percent –– or $770,000 –– lower than the highest bidder, the company has saved CAE a lot of money. Murray said, “These folks are good stewards of our funds. They’ve won 60 percent of what they bid. They look for the most cost-effective solution and then execute on time, on budget and on the airport’s schedule.” Facility Solutions is deeply involved in general aviation and knows firsthand the value of having a GA airport in close proximity; its office is nine minutes from Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport. In addition to co-founding the business, Garritson is an active pilot and serves on the Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Board of Advisors. Personally involved and deeply committed to the South Carolina aviation commuity, Facility Solutions can bid on a variety of airport improvement projects, including: INTERIOR
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EXTERIOR • Safety, Security and Asset Protection • Grading, water run-off management • Wildlife management • Parking lot resurfacing, Repairs & Restriping • Passenger substations • Exterior Building upgrades and repairs • Signage For more information, visit thefacilitysolution.com.
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Transition to Tailwheel Airplanes ... continued from page 5 To turn the airplane on the ground, the pilot should apply rudder in the desired direction of turn and use whatever power or brake that is necessary to control the taxi speed. The rudder should be held in the direction of the turn until just short of the point where the turn is to be stopped, then the rudder pressure released or slight opposite pressure applied as needed. While taxiing, the pilot will have to anticipate the movements of the airplane and adjust rudder pressure accordingly. Since the airplane will continue to turn slightly even as the rudder pressure is being released, the stopping of the turn must be anticipated and the rudder pedals neutralized before the desired heading is reached. In some cases, it may be necessary to apply opposite rudder to stop the turn, depending on the taxi speed. The presence of moderate to strong headwinds and/or a strong propeller slipstream makes the use of the elevator necessary to maintain control of the pitch attitude while taxiing. This becomes apparent when considering the lifting action that may be created on the horizontal tail surfaces by either of those two factors. The elevator control should be held in the aft position (stick or yoke back) to hold the tail down. When taxiing in a quartering headwind, the wing on the upwind side will usually tend to be lifted by the wind unless the aileron control is held in that direction (upwind aileron UP). Moving the aileron into the UP position reduces the effect of wind striking that wing, thus reducing the lifting action. This control movement will also cause the opposite aileron to be placed in the DOWN position, thus creating drag and possibly some lift on the downwind wing, further reducing the tendency of the upwind wing to rise. When taxiing with a quartering tailwind, the elevator should be held in the full DOWN position (stick or yoke full forward), and the upwind aileron down. Since the wind is striking the airplane from behind, these control positions reduce the tendency of the wind to get under the tail and the wing possibly causing the airplane to nose over. The application of these crosswind taxi corrections also helps to minimize the weathervaning tendency and ultimately results in increased controllability.
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SC Safety Seminar Update The SCAA Safety Committee is committed to raising awareness of FAA safety initiatives by connecting FAASTeam Representatives with pilots and AMTs eager to learn more about reducing GA accidents. By promoting seminars and meetings across the state, SCAA actively encourages members to remain proficient in pilot and maintenance training. Following is a list of recent programs and their locations. Sept. 6 – Mid-air Collision Case Study & Cordless Tools Safety Considerations – Woodruff Aug. 31 – Loss of Control – The Greatest Challenge in GA – Spartanburg Aug. 26 – Topic of the Month: Weather Information – Travelers Rest Aug. 24 – Loss of Control – West Columbia Aug. 23 – Pre-Ignition/Detonation – Charleston Aug. 18 – Topic of the Month: Weather Information – Moncks Corner Aug. 1 – ADS-B Information Meeting – Hilton Head Island July 31 – July Topic of the Month: Stabilized Approaches and Go-Arounds – Myrtle Beach July 28 – July Topic of the Month: Stabilized Approaches and Go-Arounds – Spartanburg July 27 – July Topic of the Month: Stabilized Approaches and Go-Arounds – Charleston July 27 – July Topic of the Month: Stabilized Approaches and Go-Arounds – Hilton Head Island June 26 – Pre-Ignition/Detonation: How to Recognize and Prevent It – North Myrtle Beach June 19 – Part 135 Illegal Charter Conference and Town Hall – North Charleston June 15 – June Topic of the Month: Aircraft Certification Reform – Greenville June 15 – Preflight Weather Self Brief – Greenville Visit faasafety.gov for the most up-to-date information on safety seminars, the WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program, and AMT program.
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