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Palmetto Aviation

South Carolina Aviation Association

2020 Spring Edition

Sumter County Airport

Then & Now


Military Training Routes Revisited SCAA Annual Conference Recap

SC Aviation Association Update Greg Jones, SCAA President

As I write this column, I am energized from the recent South Carolina Aviation Association Annual Conference held February 12-14 in Myrtle Beach. The event was a huge success thanks to the hard work of the Annual Conference Committee, chaired by Joe Frasher. In addition to the efforts of Joe and the committee, I want to recognize the event’s sponsors and exhibitors. To those companies, I express deep gratitude for your continued support, especially Talbert & Bright for its Wing Commander sponsorship. Looking ahead, we have begun to plan SC Aviation Week 2020, a weeklong partnership between South Carolina Aeronautics Commission and SCAA. Each year in August, we work to celebrate the economic and educational impact of the aviation industry throughout the state. Events of all scopes and sizes have enjoyed tremendous success, from digital photo contests to ribbon cuttings and press conferences. Your 2020 Aviation Week Committee is co-chaired by Denise Bryan and Bud Hawk, and they have been busy! Several events have already been planned for 2020, and I challenge each of the state’s 58 publicly owned, public use airports to host an event this year. Please know that SCAA staff is here to help you plan, and you can email to get started. For more information about Aviation Week, please see page 12. While I am optimistic that August will see a return to normal activities, as I write this, much of South Carolina’s workforce has had to alter operations due to the global spread of COVID-19. If your airport or business is able to continue to open your doors to the public within the CDC’s recommended guidelines, please ensure you work to keep your staff and visitors as safe as possible. In light of the viral spread, SCAA has elected to cancel the Legislative Lunch planned for April 29 in Columbia. With less than four weeks until the event, and guidelines to limit the number of individuals at a gathering, this was the best choice. We will look to plan a full-scale legislative event in 2021, and we look forward to you joining us at the Statehouse then. In the meantime, I pray you and your loved ones remain healthy and safe. God Bless You All, Greg Jones

SCAA Welcomes New Board Members During the Annual Conference, SCAA thanked outgoing directors Joe Frasher and Ken Holt. The organization welcomed three new directors to its board:

Ryan Hounshell, Holt Consulting Company

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Kevin Howell, Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport

Hernan Pena, Charleston International Airport

SC Aeronautics Commission Update James Stephens, SCAC Executive Director

Right now, airports in South Carolina and across the nation are experiencing pressures that have never been felt. COVID-19 is not only causing physical harm, but the ripple effects on the economy will be felt for years to come. Airlines have asked for $50 Billion in aid here in the US, with an additional $10 Billion requested for airports. Some may argue that this aid shouldn’t be given and that those dollars are needed elsewhere in our economy. No matter the argument, the point remains … many, many, many companies, small and large, aeronautical and non-aeronautical, will need assistance and will be faced with decisions that impact individual employees across the nation. These impacts aren’t just felt in aviation. The question I have though is what can we as an aviation community do to support the economy, individual and communal needs, and how will we collectively come out after COVID-19? At this point, we can only speculate because we don’t know the extent of the impacts that are yet to come. However, as part of the state response planning efforts, I can say that actions have taken place daily to mitigate impacts and stabilize (to the greatest extent possible) the impacts that all of us have and will feel. My prayer is that each of you and your families come through this trial together. Regarding our airports here in South Carolina, the Aeronautics Commission is dedicated to providing support to the greatest extent possible, and after we’ve come through this together, we’ll move forward together. We know that the airport needs that have been communicated through our legislative efforts will still be there, and we know that those needs will have grown exponentially. However, we will be assisting where possible, and advocating on the behalf of aviation with every opportunity. Although some of our operational procedures may change, know that we’re dedicated to the sustainment and growth of aviation in South Carolina, and over the next few months, we’ll be working with airports to evaluate new needs so that we can advocate when and where needed. During times like this, I’m often reminded of the closeness of the aviation community, and I know that in these times, our aviation family will exhibit that closeness even more. I look forward to re-engaging with you all after this trial has passed, but in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to engage the Aeronautics Commission as necessary. James Stephens

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GMU FOD Boss: Making South Carolina A Safe Place to Land Check out this aggressive aviation safety program at GMU led by Keat Pruszenski, FOD Boss Emeritus.

FOD Boss Background After chasing submarines with the U.S. Navy during the Cold War, SCAA member Keat Pruszenski embarked on a 32-year career with Michelin. Initially hired as an industrial engineer seeking ways to reduce costs, increase efficiency and increase company profitability, Pruszenski’s career progressed into R&D, then production management. An aviation enthusiast who lived at Chandelle Airport (SC72) in Greer, S.C., Pruszenski was eventually recruited into Michelin’s aircraft tire division as a Customer Support Engineer, which more suited his passion for aviation. While in the Aircraft Tire Division, Pruszenski was committed to improving his customers’ operating costs. He educated his clients of two significant causes of aircraft tire wear and incidents on aircraft: inflation pressure and foreign object debris (FOD). In serving his customers, he diligently worked to save them money by studying their usage practices, which included investigating tires after they were discarded to determine ways to improve tire cycle life.

Safety Committee). The Council ultimately began a FOD program in the state, starting with GreenvilleSpartanburg International Airport (GSP). GSP welcomed this, sanctioning a FOD audit by the Safety Council. Despite GSP’s mechanical FOD sweepers, Pruszenski and the audit team found numerous pieces of FOD on ramp areas and established a base line metric. Additional participation in the state included FOD initiatives at Columbia Metropolitan Airport, Greenville Downtown Airport, Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport, and Anderson Regional Airport. Pruszenski has developed a FOD rate formula – divide the total number of FOD pieces collected by the total thousands of square meters covered. This provides a FOD Rate/1,000 square meters. Thanks to their leadership, GMU is an aggressive advocate of Pruszenski’s FOD safety recommendations. They conduct regular FOD walks and have seen their FOD Rate/1,000 square meters decrease from 8.88 in 2012 to 3.06 in 2019.

FOD Effect FOD damage has been studied at length and can be catastrophic (e.g. the Concorde crash in July 2000), quantitative reports can be found easily on-line. Damages include engines, propellers, airframes, tires, windscreens, and more.

FOD Activity His commitment to safety led Pruszenski to join the former S.C. Aviation Safety Council (now the SCAA

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Top: As part of its FOD safety initiative, GMU shared some images of FOD recently detected on the ramp and runway. Photos courtesy of Ken Koch, GMU Operations Manager. 4 | Palmetto Aviation

Showcase of Sumter County Airport By Jackie Adamson

The city and county of Sumter have a colorful history stretching back more than 300 years. In the 1740s, the first English-speaking settlers arrived to establish roots along the banks of the Wateree River. The “Carolina Backcountry,” as it was then known, became a predominantly agricultural area called Craven County. Presentday Sumter County (then known as Sumter District) was established on January 1, 1800. When the state capital was moved from Charleston in 1789, Stateburg, located on US 76/378, missed being elected the new capital by one vote. The city and county of Sumter bear the name of General Thomas Sumter, the “Fighting Gamecock” of the American Revolutionary War. Sumter Municipal Airport was dedicated in 1930, and renamed Sumter County Airport in 1957. Between 1927 and 1930, eight airports were constructed in South Carolina. In 1989, Hurricane Hugo swept through Sumter destroying 10 buildings on the property and the hangars. A new terminal building was dedicated in 1993. Currently, part of the airport’s five-year plan is to add a 750-foot extension to the runway, bringing it to 6200 feet. As with all airports, rejuvenating the runway, taxiways and tarmac should give the surfaces up to another 10 years of use for what is a busy airport. The airport features incandescent lighting with LED lighting along the runway and 1 taxiways. Sumter County Airport is “a gateway to the community” and an integral facet of economic development as most major industries have flight departments to shuttle executives in and out of locations as efficiently as possible. Chairman of the Sumter County Airport Commission, Bill Lynam III, is a natural fit for someone who pretty much grew up around the airport. His late father, Billy Lynam, was in charge of the Sumter County Airport after World War II up until his retirement circa 1980. The elder Lynam was also inducted into the South Carolina Aviation Hall of Fame in 1995. In fact, the current airport terminal was named in Lynam’s honor for his dedication to the improvement and development of Sumter County, and his contributions to the cause of and development of the airport and aviation in Sumter and South Carolina. No question, this airport is in good hands!






Sumter County Airport Then & Now

1. An aerial view of the airport from 1930. 2. Air Mail envelope with stamp commemorating the dedication of the airport in 1930. 3. Hangar 1 after Hurricane Hugo in 1989. 4. Program for the dedication of a new terminal building in 1993. 5-6. Present-day views of the terminal.

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Military Training Routes (MTRs) Revisited - Part II thin, grey lines with big consequences…

The following is an interview with Lieutenant Colonel Sam Blunt, U.S. Air Force (Retired). During his 23-year military career, Lt. Col. Blunt was a C-17 Instructor/Examiner Pilot; Airspace Manager at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C.; Chief Air Traffic Control Officer at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho; Air Traffic Control Officer at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.; and Military Training Route (MTR) Scheduler at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. Does the U.S. military employ standard procedures for flying low-level MTR VR routes at or below 1,500 feet AGL?   Yes. We employ standard procedures for all MTR routes regardless of AGL altitudes.  Is the squawk code 4000 used to let ATC know that military aircraft are operating at high-speeds and lowlevels?   Yes. The meaning of the 4000 code is that high speeds and/or rapid maneuvering are likely from an aircraft squawking 4000. Also, when entering a military operations area (MOA)/Restricted Area as a participating aircraft we also squawked 4000 for the same reason—not just on VR routes but inside Special Use Airspace when uncontrolled by ATC. A squawk of 4000 observed on radar by a controller usually meant that the aircraft operating in Special Use Airspace, exceeding 250 knots below 10,000 feet and/or rapidly maneuvering. It also normally means that they are not talking to an ATC facility. To the controller observing a 4000 squawk, it alerts them to keep non-participating traffic they are working well clear.  On VR routes, is it standard military procedure to contact Flight Service/ATC while airborne and activate their routes (and then again when they leave their routes)?  I recall we were supposed squawk 4000, contract and monitor FSS 255.4 on UHF while operating on VR routes. VR and SR routes were not “activated” really in practice because ATC was not required to “clear” you into the VR route. VR and SR routes were just reserved and deconflicted at the time of reservation (on the telephone during mission planning normally the day prior) with other crossing MTRs. Plus or minus 5 minutes was often the requirement for entry and exit times or else you had to make another reservation. Typically, a minimum of 3,000-foot ceilings and five miles visibility was required to use a VR/SR route. When U.S. military aircraft fly higher-level MTR IR routes, is it standard procedure for them to contact ATC and request IFR codes for safe separation with other active IFR traffic?  IR routes are another animal completely. IR Routes are flown under IFR regardless of altitude. We file an IFR flight plan including the IR low level route and receive an IFR clearance just as any other IFR aircraft would. The only slight difference is that even if we are “cleared as filed” we still MUST be cleared into the IR “routes and altitudes.” IR routes are filed just 6 | Palmetto Aviation

like an airway could be since they are defined in the National Airspace System (NAS). All IR routes are actively controlled by ATC and must be “cleared” by ATC into and out of the IR route. Notice I said “controlled” and not necessarily “observed on radar.” Oftentimes, military aircraft on IR routes are operating under IFR travelling greater than 250 knots below 10,000 feet, as low as 300 feet AGL below radar coverage (which is the point of low level military operations) and possibly below radio coverage to ATC as well. These military aircraft are responsible for their own terrain separation and are worked by ATC using non-radar methods. GA pilots may not be aware, but all MTRs are segmented by alphabetical letters. I.E. IR035 pt A, B, C, D, E, F, etc. So, a position report can be required of the military aircraft to affect IFR separation. “GRITS 34, provide your estimate for (IR35) point Echo, and contact Columbia approach prior to point Foxtrot.” These position reports and estimates along with the IR route corridor’s published altitudes are used to control these aircraft under IFR using non radar controlling procedures (when necessary below radar) to provide IFR separation services for all aircraft both participating and non-participating. Aircraft operating on an IR route are not supposed to be disturbed in speed, direction, or altitude because they are operating inside the IR route corridor carefully defined in direction and altitudes and responsible for progressing in the route and exiting at a specific time. Also safe altitudes are computed by the aircrew should they encounter IMC conditions within the defined IR route corridor.

Safety Update

provided by: Leo Berube, CFI, CFII, MEI SCAA Board of Directors FAASTeam Representative

Other thoughts or comments? Special Use airspace procedures are spelled out for Department of Defense (DoD) aircrews in publication AP1B as well as the route descriptions, cautions, requirements, altitudes, segments, restrictions, ownership and scheduling, etc of the special use airspace. Another important consideration GA pilots should be aware of is that the IR/VR routes depicted on sectionals and low level IFR charts only depict the MTR centerline! Routes are often 5 miles either side of centerline (as defined in AP1B) but can be as wide as 30 miles. VR-85 can be 30 miles wide in some segments near Chattanooga, Tenn. (so not just out in the middle of nowhere desert).  Note: All DoD Users of Special Use Airspace go to great lengths to be good neighbors to both civilians on the ground and those flying either in GA or any other aviation airspace users. Flying low and fast is absolutely necessary to defend our country. We have to train here to apply our craft overseas in an effective way to protect our troops while being as lethal as possible to our enemies. As an example, we are supposed to remain 3 miles or 1500 feet away from published airports even if they lie within the confines of the Military Training Route we are using. To that end, we often designate those airfields as a simulated Anti-Aircraft Artillery (AAA) gun to be avoided. That accomplishes the required avoidance but we use it as a training tool as well. Palmetto Aviation | 7

SCAA Annual Conference From February 12 – 14, 2020, Airport officials, administrators, consultants, corporate members, South Carolina Aeronautics Commission representatives, district commissioners, and pilots joined together at the only conference designed specifically for South Carolina airports and aviators. The SCAA Annual Conference covered aviation industry trends and updates, airport showcases, safety initiatives, networking, and innovation.










1-2. More than 300 attendees traveled to Myrtle Beach for three days of education, idea sharing, camaraderie and business. 3-5. The welcome reception allowed for all attendees to mingle in a relaxed, festive atmosphere. Appetizers, cocktails, a steel drum performer, and a green screen photo booth set the tone for a fun evening. 6-8. SCAA Annual Conference Exhibitor partners discussed and demonstrated the services and products available to help attendees elevate South Carolina’s aviation industry. 9. The SCAA Annual Conference featured concurrent breakout sessions for commercial airports, general aviation airports and engineers, allowing for targeted information delivery based on each specialty’s defined needs. 8 | Palmetto Aviation

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4 1. The Celebration Dinner featured panelists Denise Bryan, Fairfield County Airport Director; Jim Taylor, Georgetown County Airport Manager; Dean Felkel, City of Orangeburg Director of Public Works; Terry Connorton, Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport Director; and Bill Young, Mayor of the City of Walterboro; who discussed their respective airports’ activities during 2019 S.C. Aviation Week. James Stephens, Executive Director, SC Aeronautics Commission, moderated. 2. The FAA presented awards at the Annual Conference. Here, Randy DeBerry, Manager of the SC FAA FSDO presents Gary Burleson with the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award in recognition of 50 years of safe flying and Burleson’s contributions to aviation safety. Burleson’s name is being added to the FAA’s Roll of Honor in Washington, D.C. 3-4. The 2020 Annual Conference Spouse Program featured a guided historical tour of nearby Pawleys Island.

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Lara Kaufmann Appointed to SC Aeronautics Commission Recently, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster signed off on the appointment of Lara Kaufmann, Associate Director of Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU), to the South Carolina Aeronautics Commission. Kaufmann is District 4 Commissioner serving Greenville and Spartanburg Counties. She is the first woman in South Carolina to hold this title. Kaufmann has been with GMU for more than 10 years, where her duties include planning, organizing and overseeing the airport’s community outreach efforts. She also assists the Airport Director with the overall major functions of the airport, which include economic development and day-to-day operations. “Lara is a valuable addition to the South Carolina Aeronautics Commission,” said Commission Executive Director James Stephens. “Her industry knowledge combined with the relationships she has built over the past decade position her to continue aviation development, safety and education in District 4.” Kaufmann’s vision helped create Runway Park and Runway Cafe, and she has been instrumental in the progress of the Military History Center of the Carolinas’ Museum. Kaufmann developed the airport field trip curriculum. She also helped launch the annual Take Flight 5K, a unique footrace on the runway at GMU. “Lara’s achievements at Greenville Downtown Airport will benefit her as she works with public use airports across the District,” said GMU Airport Director Joe Frasher. “I’m proud of her appointment as the first female Commissioner, and I know her vision and energy will greatly benefit the state.” In addition to her work at GMU, Kaufmann is a member of Greenville Technical College’s Aircraft Maintenance Technology Advisory Committee and a lifetime member of South Carolina Aviation Association. She holds memberships in the Experimental Aircraft Association, Upstate Aviation Club and South Carolina Breakfast Club. South Carolina Aeronautics Commission (SCAC) is comprised of seven district commissioners and a chairperson. SCAC is dedicated to fostering air and economic development by overseeing the safety and development of the state’s public use airports, by providing safe and reliable air transportation for state government and business prospects; and by providing aviation education opportunities.

Blast From the Past Originally titled South Carolina Aviation Newsletter and published bi-weekly by SC Aeronautics Commission, Palmetto Aviation is archived by the state of South Carolina. 

South Carolina Aviation Newsletter, December 1957 10 | Palmetto Aviation

Palmetto Aviation, March/April 1992

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Greenville Technical Charter High School to Receive National Grant Greenville Technical Charter High School (GTCHS) is one of 17 schools in the United States selected by American Airlines to receive a Flight Education Grant. The grant presentation was made on January 22, at 12:30 p.m., in a town hall for students. The grant will fund equipment and related costs for Exploration Flights, also known as Discovery Flights, that use unmanned aerial systems. These flights motivate prospective aviation students with an initial and authentic flight experience. American Airlines stated that they are “honored to be a part of what’s going on at GTCHS. Judging by the dedication of their teachers and school administrators, we are certain these kids have bright aviation futures ahead and look forward to seeing them in the industry soon.” GTCHS is one of 70 schools in the U.S. and the only high school in South Carolina selected by the Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association to offer the Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association (AOPA) High School STEM Curriculum. The AOPA curriculum is a comprehensive four-year program aligned to rigorous math and science standards. In addition to future pilots, the program provides a pathway for future engineers and aircraft technicians. Carl Washburn, Head of the Greenville Technical College Aircraft Maintenance Department, says, “The flight and aerodynamic theory you (use to) train your high school students has proven to give your students a head start in our aviation program.”   The 2019 Boeing Pilot and Technician Outlook forecast predicts that 804,000 new civil aviation pilots and 769,000 new maintenance technicians will be needed to fly and maintain the world’s fleet over the next 20 years. As a public charter school and middle college located on the Barton Campus of Greenville Technical College, GTCHS is in a unique position to encourage young people to pursue careers in the aviation industry. The school is committed to providing equitable opportunities for all students to acquire an education that prepares them to be citizens, lifelong learners and a part of a global workforce.

GMU FOD Boss (Continued from page 4) Numerous individuals join in to support the event each year, and GMU’s next major FOD walk is scheduled during S.C. Aviation Week on August 22, 2020. SC airports of all sizes and number of employees can enact an affordable FOD program. It must start from the top with the designation of an airport FOD champion, either a volunteer or airport employee who manages the program. The program consists of four main steps: 1. Prevention – Generate awareness through posters, FOD collection points, a FOD reward program, and communicate these to airport users. (Note: All airport entities are responsible for FOD damage prevention.) 2. Detection – The actual inspection, whether it be conducted by electronic devices, driving the ramp and runway, applying FOD removal equipment, or with human FOD walks. 3. Removal – Can be done during detection; set up deposit stations where airport users can place found FOD. 4. Evaluation – The metric allows airports to track the FOD program’s efficacy, and airports can use that data in relation to damage being caused. A root cause analysis should be ongoing and is one key to future prevention. If a large majority of S.C. airports begin reducing FOD in this manner, the state can declare itself a “safe place to land.” Pruszenski envisions the state becoming the FOD innovator in the country, serving as an example for an active, effective national FOD safety program. He looks forward to the day when the state can make such a claim. Pruszenski says he can be available to help an airport start, or enhance, their FOD initiative upon request. Palmetto Aviation | 11

Save the Date: 2020 SC Aviation Week August 15-22, 2020

Planned in partnership by SCAC and SCAA, Aviation Week is August 15 – 22, 2020, and is a statewide celebration of the economic and educational impact of the aviation industry. Included below is a schedule of confirmed events. Do you already have an event planned for Aviation Week at your airport? Email today to have your event added to the calendar. Are you planning an event but need assistance? SCAA wants to collaborate with you to show how great an impact you make in your community.  SATURDAY




Boy Scout Badge Event at Fairfield County Airport 9 a.m.

National Aviation Day







S&S Discovery Flights at Fairfield County Airport

An Evening with “Lucky Lindy” at Converse College, Spartanburg 6 p.m.



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FOD Walk at Greenville Downtown Airport 6:30 a.m.

ID Requirements Are Changing Does your ID have a gold star? You will soon need a REAL IDcompliant license or another acceptable form of ID, such as a valid passport or U.S. military ID, to fly within the U.S. Check with your state driver’s license agency to verify that your stateissued ID is compliant, and learn about flying with a REAL ID at Due to circumstances resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and the national emergency declaration, the Department of Homeland Security has extended the REAL ID enforcement deadline to October 1, 2021. 12 | Palmetto Aviation

Aviation Activities and Summer Camps Each summer presents STEM-focused aviation camp opportunities for students in South Carolina and bordering states. Following is a list of camps and activities aimed at getting our youth involved in aviation and aerospace. Challenger Learning Center Camps Richland County School District One annually presents summer camp sessions. Sessions offered include Aviation, Drones, Rocketry, Robotics and Astronaut Academy. Single day, two-day and four day camps are available. Visit for details and to register. Aviation Camps of the Carolinas Aviation Camp of the Carolinas is a single-day, life-altering camp conducted at Monroe Executive Airport (KEQY) in Charlotte, N.C. The program immerses students in all things aviation to learn about the bounty of careers in the aviation profession in addition to flying, teaching hidden aspects of aviation that the traveling public does not know. Campers are connected with mentors (aviation specialists) who love giving accurate guidance to young people. For details, visit 4-H Engineering Challenge Engineering challenges are fun and engaging ways to allow youth to compete in various STEM disciplines like bridge building, energy, GPS, robotics, rocketry, and more. South Carolina 4-H Engineering Challenge if open to youth ages 9-18, across the state. The goals of this 4-H program are to provide a safe learning environment where youth can try, fail, and try again, gain valuable life skills, increase interest, confidence, and knowledge in science, and encourage futures in STEM-related careers. There is a team rocketry challenge for ages 5-18. The event is currently scheduled for May 2, 2020 at 9 a.m. at Piedmont Technical College Newberry Campus. For details visit @southcarolina4hyouthdevelopment on Facebook.

Save the Date: NASAO Convention & Trade Show September 13-16, 2020

The National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) will hold its 89th Annual Convention & Tradeshow from September 13-16, 2020 in Greenville, South Carolina at the Hyatt Regency.   The theme is “Next Generations” with programming focused on educating the next generation of the aviation workforce, development of state aviation staff, and technologies that will advance the industry’s services to customers within state airport systems. Mark your calendar and plan to attend the event in September, as NASAO and SCAA will share registration information soon! SCAA members are encouraged to not only attend this event hosted in the beautiful downtown Greenville area, but to submit presentation proposals for inclusion at the Annual Convention. Consultants, airport personnel, NASAO members, and others who are passionate about our aviation system are welcome to submit presentation ideas. If you don’t have a specific presentation idea to share, suggestions for topics that you would like to learn more about or topics you would like to hear addressed by presenters are also encouraged. Email for details on how to submit your proposal. Palmetto Aviation | 13

2020 SCAA Scholarship Application The South Carolina Aviation Association scholarship program promotes the aviation industry in South Carolina through limited financial assistance for South Carolina residents who are pursuing or will pursue a career in the aviation industry. Residents who attend, or will attend, an educational institution inside or outside of the state are eligible to apply. Awarded scholarships will be provided at a minimum level of $500 and will be paid to scholarship recipients. I have read and understand the scholarship program description, I further state that all the information given below is accurate, to the best of my knowledge. __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Signed Date Your application must be accompanied by: (a) One (1) letter of recommendation from an SCAA member. (b) Your high school transcript (or GED equivalent), confirming your GPA and senior or graduate status. (c) Your college transcript (if already enrolled), confirming your GPA and full-time enrollment status. (d) A brief paragraph concerning your request for scholarship. (e) A brief paragraph that outlines your educational goals and career plans. Please Print ______________________________________________ Last Name First Name Middle Initial ______________________________________________ Address ______________________________________________ City/State/Zip ______________________________________________ Telephone Email Address ______________________________________________ State of Legal Residence County ______________________________________________ High School

*The below information is only needed if you have not yet graduated or you recently graduated high school. ________________________________________________ *High School Class Rank *GPA *Est. Graduation ________________________________________________ College/Technical School Selection ________________________________________________ Academic Discipline ________________________________________________ Address Telephone ________________________________________________ City/State/Zip ________________________________________________ Acceptance Date Semester Start Date Est. Graduation ________________________________________________ Referring Member Telephone

Please list any academic institutions you have attended or specialized aviation-oriented technical or military training you have received: Program or Institution Address Dates Attended __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Return completed application to: SCAA, PO Box 80994, Charleston, SC 29416 or email to by June 30, 2020.

I would like to thank you all for contributing to my passion for flying and investing in me personally and my education. Scholarships are so appreciated for students like me, particularly seeking a four-year aviation university education; I promise to make you proud! –SCAA Scholarship Recipient Larsen Fralix 14 | Palmetto Aviation

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Please attach all documentation. Applications are due November 1, 2020.

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1. ________________________________________ Full Name of the Nominee ________________________________________ Nominee’s known living address ________________________________________ City/State/Zip ________________________________________ Nominee’s Phone Number ________________________________________ Date of birth Date of death (if deceased) ________________________________________ Nominee’s place of birth (city, state) ________________________________________ Nominee’s nearest living relative ________________________________________ City/State/Zip ________________________________________ Phone Number 2. ________________________________________ Name of Nominator Date ________________________________________ Address of the Nominator ________________________________________ City/State/Zip ________________________________________ Nominator’s Phone Number ________________________________________ Email Nominations must include verifiable documentation of the individual’s contribution to aviation to include no less than the following: a biographical resume (as detailed as possible) and documentation, clippings, citations, and awards regarding the contribution to aviation. Letters of reference may also be included for consideration. Please visit for full nomination guidelines.  Mail to: SCAA Hall of Fame, PO Box 80994, Charleston, SC 29416

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