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Palmetto Aviation Legislative Breakfast January 18, 2018 SCAA Legislative Biscuit Breakfast South Carolina State House

South Carolina Aviation Association Palmetto Aviation 2017 Fall Edition


President’s Letter

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inter is upon us, which means our SCAA Annual Conference is right around the corner. The Conference Planning Committee has been hard at work all year to make it better than ever. Be sure to take advantage of the early bird rates that end on January 1. We look forward to seeing you February 7-9, 2018 for the last time at Wild Dunes. Future conferences will now be rotated every year to different locations throughout the state. This summer, SCAA took the position of opposing H.R. 2997, the 21st Century AIRR Act, which seeks to privatize the air traffic control system. We believe our airspace belongs to the public and should be run for the public's benefit -- not a few special interests. H.R. 2997 would turn over ATC operations; taxing authority; resource allocation; and most importantly, certain access decisions to a not-for-profit corporation that is beyond the reach of Congress and unaccountable to the public. To learn more and find out how to oppose this bill, please contact us. There will be three new SCAA Board Members announced soon to replace those whose terms will expire this year. If you have an interest in serving, please submit the petition found on page 17. Even if you are not a member of the SCAA Board due to time constraints, you can still participate on one of our many SCAA Committees. We continually work to improve our programs through various committees. Historically, only board members have served on committees. However, we have seen major improvements since we announced regular membership participation earlier this year, and we would love to have more. To join a committee, please contact SCAA Headquarters. I hope everyone has an amazing holiday season with your families and friends. We look forward to seeing you in February! Sincerely,

Steven Gould, SCAA President

Inside This Edition

SC Aeronautics Commission Update............................................................................................3 2018 Legislative Strategy...............................................................................................................4 Set Your Personal Minimums.........................................................................................................8

Annual Conference Registration................................................................................................13

Board of Directors Petition...........................................................................................................18 Page 2 Palmetto Aviation


Aeronautics Commission Update

How important are your relationships? Relationships most often determine outcome. This is something that I am reminded of constantly in aviation and politics. As I look back at my career and others' careers in the industry, each of our paths have been directed by our relationships. Also, as I look at successes and failures in the political arena, I also see that each has been impacted by the quality and depth of good (or bad) relationships. Good relationships are the foundation to quality outcomes. Whether we are developing or maintaining airports, promoting the greatest industry in South Carolina, developing aviation interest in the next generation, or explaining the benefits that aviation offers South Carolinians, our personal relationships with others will determine the quality of the outcomes. The South Carolina Aeronautics Commission has been built on relationships. Our Commissioners come from their respective districts across the state, and each has become part of the Commission based on a relationship they have with a member of their local legislative delegation. They support the efforts of the Commission through their own networks and spheres of influence. The staff here at the SC Aeronautics Commission also has relationships with airport sponsors, their consultants, and the FAA; these relationships often influence outcomes of decision making related to the development of our local airports. Each of you have had relationships that have given your life direction, and each of you have had relationships where you have initiated change in the direction of others.

Whether we realize it or not, our lives, our choices, our actions have meaning and impact others. I want to challenge you all to be aware of your relationships and the impact that you have on others. As we look at what’s ahead, I challenge you to get involved with your local airport. I challenge you to begin promoting aviation within your spheres of influence. I challenge you to reach out to the next generation and give them an opportunity to be enamored by aviation. And I challenge you to partner with the SC Aviation Association to help explain the benefits that aviation brings to our great state. In the next couple of months, the South Carolina Aeronautics Commission will complete our Airport System Plan and Economic Impact Reports, and when we see you at the SCAA Annual Conference, these reports will be available to you. At the conference, we will explain how the reports were developed and how they are meant to be used. These should help us all tell the story of the purpose and value of the local airport. Wishing you smooth skies... James Stephens South Carolina Aeronautics Commission Executive Director

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Legislative

2018 Strategy Friends,

A meeting was held on June 8 that included Duane Cooper (Columbia Metropolitan Airport Commissioner), Bud Coward (Vice Chairman of the SC Aeronautics Commission), Leigh Faircloth (President of Associations Plus, Inc.), Steve Gould (SCAA President), Steve Hedges (Southern Regional Manager of AOPA), Butch Jones (SCAA Board Member), Hannah Lorance (SCAA Executive Director), Paul Moses (SCAA Board Member), James Stephens (Director of the SC Aeronautics Commission), Roz Weston (Vice President Communications/Community Relations for the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport), and myself, Ken Holt (Holt Consulting Company). Although Jim Hamilton (SC Aeronautics Commissioner Emeritus) was unable to attend, he provided his thoughts in an email which was shared with the group. These stakeholders brought a host of varying perspectives with a mutual genuine interest to improve aviation in South Carolina; the “Aviation State". There were serveral purposes for this meeting:

• Review our experiences over the past two legislative sessions - the lessons learned, the process and its inherent unpredictable schedule, and what works and what does not; • Discuss the current funding situation regarding Aviation Fund revenue streams and statewide airport needs; • Develop a time line of major milestone events leading up to and during the upcoming legislative session; • Identify our tools, advantages and challenges; • Brainstorm new ideas and techniques that will lead to success; • With the ultimate goal being to craft our 2018 legislative strategy. Page 4 Palmetto Aviation

Needless to say, the group had a lot to accomplish, which was completed through a four-hour dialog. As you may know, 2016 was a year of success and disappointment. The success was capturing a portion of the annual airline property tax and overwhelmingly overriding the Governor’s veto of a one-time $7 million General Fund appropriation. The disappointment was the shortfall of the anticipated state’s budget surplus, which totally cut this appropriation. The strategy for 2017 was simple: request that the General Assembly remain steadfast with their support of a $7 million appropriation. Unfortunately, our efforts lacked traction, largely due to a focus by the General Assembly on two significant pieces of legislation - the Roads Bill and Pension Bill -, and thus no additional revenue for the Aviation Fund was realized. Continued on Page 5...


...Continued from Page 4 The current Aviation Fund revenue streams and timing are: Recurring Appropriation $500,000 (July receipt); Aviation Fuel Tax $1,800,000 (monthly receipt average $150,000); and Airline Property Tax $1,900,000 (January receipt); with an estimated total of, $4.2 million. The funding request for this year are estimated to total $5 million for projects at the general aviation airports, Florence Regional Airport, and Hilton Head Airport, which does not include several needed terminal building projects. Due to the limited funding carryover from recent past state fiscal years, timing and amounts of funding streams, and FAA’s grant writing season (June - August), the SC Aeronautics Commission issues letters of intent to fund projects that are honored for the state fiscal year in which they are issued and awards grants based on project priority and available funds. A cash-flow challenge existed last year since there was no one-time General Fund appropriation, it will exist this year for the same reason, and it will continue until remedied by a one-time General Fund appropriation.

The ultimate desire is to assist all airports including the big four (Charleston International Airport, Columbia Metropolitan Airport, GreenvilleSpartanburg International Airport, and Myrtle Beach International Airport) with a funding program that will recur annually.

So for this year, since the absolute need for general aviation airports, Florence Regional Airport and Hilton Head Airport, is approximately $5 million to support four known terminal building projects at $500,000 each, would require a funding program of $7 million and to add the big four based upon current funding requests would require an additional $1.4 million, which means the total program would need to be $8.4 million. As a point of reference, annual airport funding programs for the states of Georgia, North Carolina, Florida and Tennessee far exceeds $8.4 million. Therefore, several options to increase the revenue stream to the Aviation Fund were identified for further consideration and discussion: • Direct all airline property taxes to the State Aviation Fund; • One-time General Fund appropriation; • Enforce accurate collection and reporting of aviation fuel taxes; and • Increase the existing recurring appropriation. A significant tool that will be available during the 2018 legislative session is the state-wide Economic Impact Study. This will assist in bringing awareness of each airport’s economic impact to the region it serves as well as the overall airport system to the state. The Aviation Caucus members can become our Economic Impact Ambassadors with their colleagues in the House and Senate. Therefore, an expansion of the Caucus to include other key elected officials while striving to achieve a balance of Democrats and Republicans will be a goal this year. Thus far, the major milestone events leading up to and during the 2018 legislative session have been identified: • Draft Bill: Late August

• Budget Plans Due to the Executive Budget Office: September 15 • Governor’s Office Budget Meeting: October • File Senate and House Bills: January • SCAA Legislative Breakfast: January 18 • Submit Budget to House: January Continued on Page 6... Palmetto Aviation Page 5


...Continued from Page 5 • SCAA Annual Conference: February 7-9 • Submit Budget to Senate: February • AOPA Aviation Day: March 7 • Budget Week for Legislators: March 12-16 • Aviation Caucus Reception: Choices between April 17, 18 or May 1, 2, 8, 9 Jim Hamilton’s thoughts are summarized as follows. Our initiative must build a partnership with all aviation beneficiaries and the other teams and associations; Municipal Associations, Association of Counties, Chambers of Commerce, in addition to SCAA, AOPA, EAA, NBAA, NATA, NASAO, AAAE, etc. Each and every member of these organizations are individual centers of influence. Aviation is still romantic with a lot of sizzle to most of the non-aviation population. When we speak about airplanes people listen. We must solicit the help of the alphabet groups to encourage each of their SC members to personally contact their Senator and House member and ask them to vote to support our state air transportation system infrastructure as the elected officials ask for the voter’s vote at reelection time. They will listen to their constituents, but the constituents must ask for their support. Additionally, our aviation oriented centers of influence should recruit their friends and neighbors to do the same. A key attribute of aviation that will be effective in reaching our lawmakers is economic development. Airports mean business and jobs for South Carolina citizens. Several new ideas have been suggested:

• A legislative panel on Friday morning of the SCAA Annual Conference. Consider having a House panel vs. Senate panel or one panel with House and Senate members sitting at one table, or invite all of the gubernatorial candidates to individually present a synopsis of their platform and their views of the future of aviation in South Carolina.

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Maybe invite the Governor to be a keynote speaker -- as the media follows the Governor. The fact that this year’s Conference occurs during an election year may make this a reality.

• The big four, Florence Regional Airport and Hilton Head Airport host an Aviation Caucus reception late April or early May. The goal would be about “Aviation Education” and the opportunity to grow, strengthen, and collaborate together. Also, it would provide an opportunity to thank them for their support throughout the 2018 legislative session and set the stage for 2019.

Friends, as is evident, much was discussed and accomplished during this meeting. The overall consensus was one of firm conviction that success can be realized in 2018 through a grassroots effort. Therefore, we will plan to develop a message that is clear and concise, distribute the message to you, and ask that you personally meet with your Senator and House member to relay our message. We also plan to keep you informed regarding critical times to make those contacts. Thank you for your time and consideration and in advance, and thank you for reaching out to your lawmakers. Ken Holt SCAA Legislative Commitee Chairman


2018 SCAA Legislative Biscuit Thursday, January 18, 2018

Breakfast

Time: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Blatt Building, Room 112 Columbia, SC Cost: $25 (SCAA Members & Legislators attend for FREE) The South Carolina Aviation Association requests your attendance at the 2018 SCAA Legislative Biscuit Breakfast. The association staff has recently invited all legislators, but we ask that you personally reach out to YOUR legislator(s) and invite them as well. Please let association staff know if you and/or your legislator(s) will be able to attend by completing and returning the form below to 803-252-7799 (fax), or scaa@scaaonline.com, or call 1-877-359-7222. Thank you in advance for your response! ____ Yes, I plan to attend the 2018 SCAA Legislative Day.

Name _______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Company ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Phone ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Email _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______ I am an SCAA Member ($25 fee waived). ______ My check for $25 is enclosed.

______ Please charge $25 to my (circle one) - VISA , MC, Am Ex. Credit card number ______________________________________ Exp. Date________________Security code __________________

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Safety Update

Setting Your Personal Minimums

By Leo Berube, SCAA Director

Whether your next flight is a VFR pleasure hop in severe clear conditions or an extensive cross-country trip through multiple weather patterns, preflight planning should always include a review of your personal minimums.

Setting your personal minimums is an essential exercise that every pilot should perform after a thoughtful assessment of his piloting skills. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University conducted a study in 1983 designed to measure skill retention levels of newly certificated pilots. The study found that general aviation pilots suffer a significant degree of cognitive and flight skill loss within a short period of time following the completion of structured flight training. The study also revealed that pilots are seldom accurate in assessing their own level of proficiency. Defining personal minimums and maintaining proficient flight skills are crucial elements in the prevention of aviation accidents. Today, all certificated pilots have the opportunity to proactively maintain and improve their skills and knowledge in the basics of flight through the FAA WINGS - Pilot Proficiency Program. Reviewing and refreshing your knowledge is just as important as the actual flying. The WINGS Program encourages ongoing training which provides you the opportunity to fly on a regular basis with an certificated flight instructor.

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An experienced flight instructor can assist you in assessing your flight skills and developing a practical set of personal minimums. The completion of any WINGS phase satisfies the requirement for a Flight Review. Here are a few suggestions to incorporate into your preflight planning and Personal Minimums Checklist: • Always locate an alternate airport to use before departing. • In addition to calling the Flight Service Station (FSS) at 800-992-7433 to request a full briefing, also call en route and destination airports to get current local weather conditions -- especially in mountainous terrain. • Ask FSS for current Pilot Reports (PIREPS) affecting your flight route. • Ask FSS for all Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) and potential pop-up TFRs along your route of flight. • Always attempt to fly into improving weather conditions. • Always have an OUT. • Set and live by your personal minimums. For more information on the FAA Wings Pilot Proficiency Program, visit FAASafety.gov.


Safety Update General Aviation Joint Steering Committee Safety Enhancement Topic (Approved February 2015)

Personal Minimums Personal minimums refer to an individual pilot’s set of procedures, rules, criteria, and guidelines for deciding whether and under what conditions to operate (or continue operating) in the National Airspace System. Personal minimums should be set so as to provide a solid safety buffer between the pilot skills and aircraft capability required for the specific flight you want to make, and the pilots skills and aircraft capability available to you through training, experience, currency, proficiency and, in the case of the airplane, performance characteristics.

What Should I Consider? Step 1 – Review Weather Minimums. The regulations define weather flight conditions for visual flight rules (VFR) and instrument flight rules (IFR) in terms of specific values for ceiling and visibility. IFR means a ceiling less than 1,000 feet AGL and/or visibility less than three miles. Low IFR (LIFR) is a sub-category of IFR. VFR means a ceiling greater than 3,000 feet AGL and visibility greater than five miles. Marginal VFR (MVFR) is a subcategory of VFR. Step 2 – Assess Your Experience and Comfort Level. Think through your recent flying experiences and make note of the lowest weather conditions that you have comfortably experienced in VFR and, if applicable, IFR flying in the last six to twelve months. This exercise helps establish your personal “comfort level” for VFR, MVFR, IFR, and LIFR weather conditions. Step 3 – Consider Other Conditions. It is also a good idea to have personal minimums for wind, turbulence, and operating conditions that involve things like high density altitude, challenging terrain, or short runways. Record the most challenging conditions you have comfortably experienced in the last six to twelve months. You can note these values for category and class, for specific make and model, or both.

Step 4 – Assemble and Evaluate. Next, combine these numbers to develop a set of baseline personal minimums. Step 5 – Adjust for Specific Conditions. Any flight involves almost infinite combinations of pilot skill, experience, condition, and proficiency; aircraft equipment and performance; environmental conditions; and external influences. These factors can compress the baseline safety buffer, so you need a structured way to adjust for changing conditions. Consider developing a chart of adjustment factors based on changes in the PAVE checklist factors – Pilot, Aircraft, enVironment, and External Pressures.

When you have comfortably flown to your baseline personal minimums for several months, you can consider adjusting to lower values. Two important cautions: 1. Never adjust personal minimums to a lower value for a specific flight. The time to consider changes is when you are not under any pressure to fly, and when you have the time and objectivity to think honestly bout your skill, performance and comfort level. 2. Keep all other variables constant. If your goal is to lower your baseline personal minimums

Step 6 – Stick to the Plan! Once you have established baseline personal minimums, “all” you need to do next is stick to the plan. That task is a whole lot harder than it sounds, especially when the flight is for a trip that you really want to make or when you are staring into the faces of disappointed passengers.

Here’s where personal minimums can be an especially valuable tool. Professional pilots live by the numbers, and so should you. Pre-established numbers can make it a lot easier to make a smart no-go or divert decision. In addition, a written set of personal minimums can also make it easier to explain tough decisions to passengers who are entrusting their lives to your aeronautical skill and judgment. Resources FAA Risk Management Handbook, Chapter 8, Risk Management Training

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Skills available to you through your training, experience, currency, and proficiency.

Step 6 – Stick to the Plan!

Step 5 – Adjust for Specific Conditions

Step 4 – Assemble Baseline Values

Step 3 – Consider Winds and Performance

Step 2 – Assess Weather Experience and Personal Comfort Level

Step 1 – Review Weather Minimums

Skills required for the specific flight, and

Think of personal minimums as the human factors equivalent of reserve fuel. Personal minimums should provide a solid safety buffer between:

Developing Personal Minimums

Federal Aviation Administration 500 to 999 AGL below 500 AGL

IFR LIFR

and/or

and/or

less than 1 mile

1 mile to less than 3 miles

IFR hours IMC hours (actual conditions) Approaches (actual or simulated) Time with specific GPS navigator Time with specific autopilot

Hours flown in high density altitude Hours flown in mountainous terrain

Night landings

Night hours

Normal Landings Crosswind landings

Hours in this airplane (or identical model)

Hours

RECENT EXPERIENCE (last 12 months)

Years of flying experience

Total flying time

EXPERIENCE

Time since checkout in airplane 2

Time since checkout in airplane 1

Instrument Proficiency Check

Flight review (e.g., certificate, rating, Wings)

TRAINING SUMMARY

Certificate level (e.g., private, commercial, ATP) Ratings (e.g., instrument, multiengine) Endorsements (e.g., complex, HP, high altitude)

Step 2(a): Record certification, training, & recent experience. CERTIFICATION LEVEL

1,000 to 3,000 AGL

MVFR

3 to 5 miles

greater than 5 miles

greater than 3,000 AGL

VFR and/or

Visibility

Ceiling

Category and

Step 1: Review definitions for VFR & IFR weather minimums.


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Day

Highest density altitude

Highest terrain

Shortest runway

Performance

Experience & “Comfort Level” Assessment Performance Factors Make/ SE ME Model

Step 3(b): Enter values for performance.

Crosswind component

Surface wind gusts

Surface wind speed

Turbulence

Experience & “Comfort Level” Assessment Wind & Turbulence Make/ SE ME Model

Step 3(a): Enter values for experience / comfort in turbulence.

Night

Day

Night

Visibility

Ceiling

Experience & “Comfort Level” Assessment Combined VFR & IFR Weather VFR MVFR IFR LIFR Condition

3

Step 2(b): Enter values for weather experience/ “comfort level.”

Day

Day Night

Night

SE

SE

VFR

Aircraft

External Pressures

“Must meet” deadlines, passenger pressures; etc.

Airports and airspace with different terrain or unfamiliar characteristics

An unfamiliar airplane, or an aircraft with unfamiliar avionics/ equipment:

Pilot

enVironment

Illness, medication, stress, or fatigue; lack of currency (e.g., haven’t flown for several weeks)

If you are facing:

LIFR

Make/Model

Make/Model

IFR

S u b t r a c t

A d d

4

At least 5 knots from winds

At least ½ mile to visibility At least 500 ft to runway length

At least 500 feet to ceiling

Adjust baseline personal minimums to:

ME

ME

MVFR

Step 5: Adjust for specific conditions.

Shortest runway Highest terrain Highest density altitude

Performance

Surface Wind Speed Surface Wind Gust Crosswind Component

Turbulence

Visibility

Ceiling

Weather Condition

Baseline Personal Minimums

Step 4: Assemble and evaluate baseline personal minimums.


SCAA Hall of Fame

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Visits Kershaw County Airport Woodward Field he SCAA Hall of Fame exhibit made its home

at the Kershaw County Airport Woodward Field during October. Assistant Manager Billy Holden picked it up from the Greenville Spartanburg International Airport on October 6, and it was then showcased at an EAA Fly-in hosted by the Kershaw County Airport Woodward Field. This annual fly-in is typically hosted by the airport in first week of October. Holden estimated that a total of 125 people viewed the exhibit. The South Carolina Breakfast Club also met at the Kershaw County Airport, Woodward Field on the following Sunday, allowing more people to view the Hall of Fame.

Holden is from Camden, and he has been flying since 1978. He grew up close to the airport, and he became intrigued with aviation. He has been involved in SCAA for nearly 20 years, and attributes much of his aviation network to the association. Holden met a lot of people from different areas of South Carolina, and he participated in the SCAA Ambassador Passport program -- earning his bomber jacket in February 2016. His wife, Grace, usually joins him for the conference and participates in the spouse program. Holden currently flies a Cessna 1972 172, and he has been the assistant manager of the Kershaw County Airport Woodward Field for about eight years. The association is grateful to the many airports who have hosted the SCAA Hall of Fame exhibit. Interested in hosting the exhibit? Just contact SCAA Headquarters at 1-877-FLY-SCAA (1-877-359-7222) or scaa@scaaonline.com. Kershaw County Woodward Field Airport The Kershaw County Airport at Woodward Field originated in 1929 when area philanthropist and equestrian Ernest Woodward donated 160 acres Northeast of Camden. From 1941 through 1944, the airport was home to The Southern Aviation School, a primary pilot training school for British and American pilots operated by the Army Air Corp. Robert K.

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Morgan, pilot of the Memphis Belle B-17 aircraft, had his primary training at Woodward Field. Today the airport, serves the citizens and businesses of Kershaw County and surrounding areas. It plays a key role in the continued economic prosperity of the local community. The airport features two aviation related business: Camden Jet Center and Aircraft Maintenance Services. Camden Jet Center, a full service FBO, offers Jet A and 100LL aircraft fuel, community hangar storage, a flight school, chartering, conference room, courtesy and rental automobiles, and catering. Aircraft Maintenance Services is an award-winning maintenance facility catering to everything from the smaller recreational aircraft to the larger turboprops and business jets. The airport, which features a 5000’ lighted runway and a 2998’ crosswind runway, is conveniently located just four miles from downtown Camden, 10 minutes from Interstate 20 and just over a half hour from Columbia.

Traveling Hall of Fame If you are interested in displaying the Hall of Fame Display at your airport, please call SCAA Headquarters at 877-359-7222.


Agenda

SCAA 2018 Annual Conference AIRPORTS MEAN BUSINESS Wild Dunes Resort, Isle of Palms, SC February 7 - 9, 2018 Tuesday, February 6 3:30 pm SCAA Board Meeting

Wednesday, February 7

10 am - 6:30 pm Registration 11 am - 5 pm Golf at Wild Dunes (First 48 to Register) 1 pm - 3pm Boeing Mini Tour (First 40 to Register) 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm SC Aeronautics Commission Meeting 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Reception with Exhibitors 6:00 pm - 9: 30 pm Hangar Party at Wild Dunes

Thursday, February 8

7:30 am - 8:15 am Breakfast with Exhibitors 7:15 am - 8:15 am Past Presidents' Breakfast 8:15 am - 8:35 am Welcome and Announcements 8:35 am - 9:50 am SC Aeronautics Commission Update 9:50 am - 10:05 am FAA District Office Update 10:05 am - 10:30 am FAA Southern Region Update 10:30 am - 10:45 am Break with Exhibitors 10:45 am - Noon Amelia Earhart Visit 11 am - 3 pm Spouse Program Noon - 1 pm Lunch (Awards Lunch) 1:10 pm - 2:15 pm Breakout Session I UAV Track Pilot Safety Issues Track Airport Issues Track 2:15 pm - 2:30 pm Break with Exhibitors 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Breakout Session II UAV Track Pilot Safety Issues Track Airport Issues Track 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm Break with Exhibitors 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm SCAC Trainging 6:30 PM - 7:00 pm Reception 7 pm - 9 pm Banquet & Entertainment 9 pm - 11:45 pm Networking

Friday, February 9 8:30 am - 9:30 am 9:30 am- 10:30 am 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Breakfast with Exhibitors Legislative Panel Closing Remarks

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REGISTRATION SCAA 2018 Annual Conference

Attendee Registration Name ____________________________ Golf - Y / N Spouse Program - Y / N Name ____________________________ Golf - Y / N Spouse Program - Y / N

Name ____________________________ Golf - Y / N Spouse Program - Y / N Name ____________________________ Golf - Y / N Spouse Program - Y / N

Affiliation Name _________________________________________________________________ Address __________________________________________________________________________

City/State/Zip ___________________________________________________________________ Phone ___________________________ E-mail ________________________________________ Become an SCAA member now for lower conference rate. Would you like to become a SCAA member?

Spouse program is limited to 32 participants.

Golf at Annual Conference: Wednesday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Harbor Course at Wild Dunes

*Free of charge for the first 48 to register*

Advanced registration is required.

Boeing Mini-Tour: Wednesday 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

*Tour available to first 40 registrants*

I would like to become a member.

$40 Individual Membership

I am already a member.

$450 Corporate Membership (Includes 10 members)

I would not like to become a member.

Call SCAA Headquarters to Register 877-359-7222

$250 Airport Membership (Includes 8 members)

*For more membership details, call SCAA Headquarters at 877-359-7222.

“Early Bird” MEMBER Registration (before 1/1/18)...........................................................................................$325 $__________ MEMBER Registration (after 1/1/18)........................................................................................................................$350 $__________ NONMEMBER Full Registration.....................................................................................................................................$400 $__________ Spouse Registration............................................................................................................................................................$195 $__________ (Fee required if spouse attends ANY event) TOTAL $__________

Exhibitor Registration Includes an 8 x 8 exhibit area, a 6’ skirted table, one full registration, a listing in the conference program, and a booth ID sign (as listed on this form). Member Price Nonmember Price Yes, my company wants to exhibit...................................................................................$900 $ _________ $1,350 $ _________ Booth by Food...........................................................................................................................$950 $ _________ $1,400 $ _________ Booth by Bar..............................................................................................................................$1,000 $ _________ $1,450 $ _________ $ _________ 110v Electricity........................................................................................................................$50 $ _________ $50 TOTAL $__________

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AIRPORTS MEAN BUSINESS

Wild Dunes Resort, Isle of Palms, SC February 7 - 9, 2018

Sponsor Levels Wing Commander - $7,500 • Your logo and message on every hotel room key card given to all guests attending the conference • Exclusive major event sponsor (primary choice of major event) • One exhibitor table near registration table • Includes one registration • Decals on doors at conference • Recognition on website (logo included) • Recognition on all SCAA social media outlets • Recognition on signage at the event (logo included) • Recognition on SCAA App • Recognition in the Palmetto Aviation newsletter • Attendees contact list

Captain - $5,000

Flight Engineer - $2,500

• Exclusive major event sponsor (secondary choice of major event) • One exhibitor table near registration table • Includes one registration • Recognition on website (logo included) • Recognition on all SCAA social media outlets • Recognition on signage at the event (logo included) • Recognition on SCAA App • Recognition in the Palmetto Aviation • Attendees' contact list

• Event sponsor • Recognition on website (logo included) • Recognition on all SCAA social media outlets • Recognition on signage at the event (logo included) • Recognition on SCAA App • Recognition in the Palmetto Aviation • Attendees' contact list

First Officer - $3,500

• Major event sponsor • One exhibitor table near registration table • Includes one registration • Recognition on website (logo included) • Recognition on all SCAA social media outlets • Recognition on signage at the event (logo included) • Recognition on SCAA App • Recognition in the Palmetto Aviation • Attendees' contact list

Flight Navigator - $1,500

• Event sponsor • Recognition on website • Recognition on all SCAA social media outlets • Recognition on signage at the event • Recognition on SCAA App • Recognition in the Palmetto Aviation • Attendees' contact list

Aviator - $500

• Recognition on website • Recognition on all SCAA social media outlets • Recognition on signage at the event • Recognition on SCAA App • Recognition in the Palmetto Aviation • Attendees' contact list

Sponsor Events Top Major Events

Golf Tournament Wednesday Hangar Party Thursday Lunch Thursday Dinner Gift Sponsor

*Available for Wing Commander, Captain, and First Officer Level Sponsors

Next Level Events Wednesday Reception Thursday Breakfast Thursday Refreshment Breaks Thursday Reception Thursday Hospitality Suite Friday Breakfast Lanyard App

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Wing Commander $7,500 (Exclusive Major Event Sponsorship) Call to Reserve Event – First Come, First Serve Captain $5,000 (Major Event Sponsorship) Call to Reserve Event – First Come, First Serve First Officer $3,500 (Major Event Sponsorship) Call to Reserve Event – First Come, First Serve Flight Engineer $2,500 Flight Navigator $1,500 Aviator $500

First choice of event your company would like to sponsor (Wing Commander, Captain, and First Officer Levels only): _________________________________________________________________

Second choice of event your company would like to sponsor (Wing Commander, Captain, and First Officer Levels only):

SPONSOR REGISTRATION

Our company would like to be a sponsor of the 2018 South Carolina Aviation Association Annual Conference. We would like to participate at the level indicated below:

_________________________________________________________________

Sponsor Company_______________________________________________Company Rep. Name _____________________________________ Address_______________________________________________City____________________________ State_________________ Zip___________

Phone______________________________________Fax_____________________________Email____________________________________________ Bill Me: Yes______________ No_______________

Please complete the items that apply and enclose a check for the appropriate amount. Please email, mail, or fax to the attention of SCAA 2018 Conference. Email SCAA Headquarters at scaa@scaaonline.com Mail to SCAA: PO Box 12067, Columbia, SC 29211. Fax to 803-252-7799.

Payment: Enclose your check made payable to the SCAA or provide your credit card information below. After January 1, rates will increase. No cancellations after January 27.

Visa ____ MC _____ AMEX____

CC#: ____________________________________________________________________________________ Name on Card _________________________________________________________________________ Exp Date _______________ Sec. Code ________________

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2018 Sponsors and Vendors: Wing Commander Available as of 11/16/17

Captain

First Officer

Flight Engineer Available as of 11/16/17

Flight Navigator

Aviator

Vendors ACPA-SE Chapter, Airport Lighting Company, Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood, Inc., The Ohmega Group, Parrish & Partners, LLC., RDM International, Inc., S&ME, Inc., THC, Inc., WK Dickson & Company, Inc. Palmetto Aviation Page 17


Dear SCAA Member: If you are interested in serving on the SC Aviation Association Board of Directors, now is the time to make that interest known. The association uses a petition process by which any member of at least one year can petition for a board seat. The petition is shown below. If you have questions about the process, please feel free to contact SCAA toll free at 1-877-359-7222. Thank you for your continued support of aviation in South Carolina; we look forward to hearing from you. Leigh Faircloth Wickersham, SCAA Director

South Carolina Aviation Association Petition for Nomination of Member to Board of Directors All nominees must be a member of SCAA for at least one year prior to nomination.

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Provide signature if nominee agrees to having his/her name entered in the election and to serve a full three-year term if elected.______________________________________ Members endorsing this nomination (minimum of three required): Signature Typed or Printed Name _______________________ ___________________________ _______________________ ___________________________ _______________________ ___________________________ 1) What is your aviation-related experience? _____________________________________________ 2) Are you a pilot? If so, please list hours and ratings:______________________________________ 3) Are you an airplane owner? ________________________________________________________ 4) Do you have any government experience that would benefit the association?__________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ 5) What do you hope to accomplish as an SCAA Board Member? ____________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ Submit this petition directly to: SC Aviation Association, PO Box 12067, Columbia, SC 29211, or e-mail to scaa@scaaonline.com.

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Membership Application South Carolina Aviation Association PO Box 12067, Columbia, SC 29211 1-877-FLY-SCAA | scaa@scaaonline.com www.scaaonline.com

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Airport News

Lockheed Martin Supports Student Field Trips

Lockheed Martin has donated $5,000 to support enhancements to the Military History Museum at the Greenville Downtown Airport. The funds will provide the necessary classroom components at the museum, such as student seating, displays, educational signage and materials, to create an environment suitable for field trips.

"Local educators are always looking for unique field trips and, as far as I know, there aren't any in our region that focus on the Spanish American War, World War I and World War II,” said Lynn Duncan, a recently retired Greenville County Social Studies teacher. "We are developing an educational program for the Military History Center of the Carolinas (MHCC), which operates the Military History Museum at the Greenville Downtown Airport. We will begin hosting field trips in March of 2018.” According to Leslie Farmer, lead for Lockheed Martin Communication and Community Relations, the company is proud to support the museum, helping offer programs that provide an educational experience for the community and students centered on our country’s military history.

Located at 14 Airport Road Ext., Greenville, SC 29607, the museum is adjacent to Runway Park. Currently, while still in development, it is only open for events and by appointment. A free Open House event was planned from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Veteran's Day, November 11.

About the Military History Center of the Carolinas (MHCC): MHCC was originally formed in the mid 1990s under the name Military Collectors Club of the Carolinas. In 2009, the group was incorporated in South Carolina as a nonprofit and approved as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization by the IRS. In July 2015, the name was changed to Military History Center of the Carolinas to better reflect the full scope of its operations. For many years, members of MHCC have been dedicated to preserving the American Military History by collecting and restoring items to take to events across the country. This group, which has members from South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia, have conducted a sort of "traveling museum." Last year alone, they visited 67 locations. The diverse group is comprised of families and individuals, young people and those who are not so young, male and female, about 50% veterans and many others who have never served. For more information or to schedule a field trip, visit GreenvilleDowntownAirport. com/MHCCMilitaryMuseum.html or contact Sam Cooper at scooper2@charter.net or 864-346-5026.

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Top of the Charts for Private Aviation California, Texas and Florida are home to more private aircraft and accompanying accoutrement than any other state in the union. By Larry Bean

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ore Californians, Floridians and Texans own private aircraft than residents in the other 47 states. Data gathered by the Federal Aviation Administration and published by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) show that California, Texas and Florida are by far the most active states for private flights. In fact, No. 3 Florida had more than twice as many hours in the air as No. 4 Oklahoma. What makes these three states so privateflight friendly? Favorable flying weather might be one reason; an abundance of airports could be another (Texas ranks second in the country in that category, and California third). Or maybe it’s simply because they are the country’s three most populous states. “When you compare the states’ activity, do so in the context of population,” says Jens Hennig, GAMA’s vice president of operations. California, he points out, accounts for about 12 percent of the country’s population and, with nearly 21,000 aircraft, 10 percent of the country’s private-aviation fleet. Florida makes up about 6.4 percent of the country’s population, and its residents own about 6.9 percent of the collective private fleet in the states. Those correlations make sense, especially when combined with shared friendly-sky statistics such as plentiful airstrips and sunny days.

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State Active Private Hours Aircraft Flown Alabama 4,418 504,000 98 Alaska 5,882 696,000 408 Arizona 5,909 809,000 79 Arkansas 2,879 298,000 99 California 20,972 2,408,000 257 Colorado 5,468 654,000 76 Connecticut 1,613 204,000 23 Delaware 1,307 198,000 11 Florida 14,543 2,034,000 127 Georgia 5,659 609,000 110 Hawaii 473 152,000 14 Idaho 2,867 302,000 119 Illinois 5,077 525,000 115 Indiana 3,679 408,000 107 Iowa 2,868 216,000 121 Kansas 4,176 402,000 141 Kentucky 1,431 111,000 60 Louisiana 2,807 622,000 75 Maine 1,090 88,000 68 Maryland 2,284 194,000 37 Massachusetts 2,307 223,000 40 Michigan 5,366 375,000 228 Minnesota 4,388 493,000 154 Mississippi 2,063 262,000 80 Missouri 3,985 377,000 132 Montana 2,385 226,000 121 Nebraska 2,175 225,000 86 Nevada 2,589 332,000 49 New Hampshire 1,073 85,000 25 New Jersey 2,852 376,000 46 New Mexico 2,238 155,000 61 New York 5,911 698,000 148 North Carolina 5,527 501,000 112 North Dakota 1,480 332,000 89 Ohio 5,250 662,000 170 Oklahoma 4,068 822,000 140 Oregon 5,077 776,000 97 Pennsylvania 5,331 486,000 132 Rhode Island 366 46,000 8 South Carolina 2,258 171,000 68 South Dakota 1,229 134,000 74 Tennessee 3,460 365,000 81 Texas 20,143 2,251,000 391 Utah 2,909 433,000 46 Vermont 523 37,000 16 Virginia 4,064 466,000 66 Washington 6,943 540,000 137 West Virginia 1,021 60,000 120 Wisconsin 5,316 423,000 133 Wyoming 1,219 111,000 41


Corporate Member News

Bluetooth® Enabled Automated Tracking Coming to Air Cargo Industry

ACL Airshop, LLC of the US and CORE Transport Technologies, Inc. of New Zealand have announced an exclusive strategic alliance for bringing innovative, field-proven Bluetooth® enabled logistics technology to the global air cargo industry. They will jointly provide automated tracking of Unit Load Devices (ULD Equipment). ACL Airshop, with main offices in South Carolina and Amsterdam, is a worldwide provider of custom ULD solutions to more than 200 air carriers and cargo clients, with services, repairs and leasing operations at 40 of the world’s Top 50 air cargo hub airports, substantial manufacturing and supply chain capabilities for cargo control products, and 34 years of experience in air cargo. CORE Transport Technologies is an agile software developer, focused on services that provide significant improvement to the transportation process in multiple industries for more than 10 years, with offices in New Zealand, Hong Kong and Orlando. ACL Airshop inked global Strategic Alliance with CORE Technology for Bluetooth tracking of Air Cargo equipment.

Predictive analytics and Big Data are just part of the new efficiencies these innovations can bring to air cargo carriers, according to the two companies.

They assert that airlines will also be able to track the actual cargo loads by the container and pallet, that the tracking system will yield real-time “dot on the map” monitoring and status reports, and there will be a reduction both the loss and/or the overstocking of pallets and other missionessential cargo equipment. This is coupled as a significant technical enhancement to ACL’s already robust ULD Control and bar-coding systems used by some of its customers. The two companies have successfully concluded extensive beta testing in the field with international air carriers and an array of multiple ULDs, with 100% tracking reliability. Similarly, a global air carrier conducted another CORE test that succeeded with hundreds of ULDs. Market readiness is now complete. Regulatory aspects such as compliance with FCC and FAA rules have been addressed, plus rigorous adherence to RTCADO-160 (“Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment”). Ian Craig, managing director & CEO of CORE Transport Technologies, explained additional aspects of the logistics enhancements for clients and the strategic alliance merits at a recent air cargo conference.

“While CORE has initiated a number of previous technology products independently, with the most current offering of COREInsight Tracking technology, we felt it is best suited for a partnership with a great industry leader like ACL Airshop.” Craig explained “By partnering with ACL, we introduce a new benefit to leasing ULD Equipment, where the lessee can now have an automated avenue to track their leased ULD even when it may be outside their own system.

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...Continued from Page 21 Core grants ACLAS the worldwide exclusive right to license, sublicense and sell the ULD tracking technology, in tandem with us. ACLAS customers will always know where their ULDs are located and when they are being utilized.”

Wes Tucker, executive vice president for ACL Airshop, said the “partnership is not only about tracking ACL’s 40,000 ULDs, it’s also about partnering with a formidable technology company to bring electronic ULD tracking to the whole airline industry. We’ve been working in unison with CORE in testing and development of this technology. The results are quite impressive. This is the ultimate solution for ULD Equipment tracking available today.” Tucker further explained benefits for airlines customers: “This is a positive game-changer for ACL Airshop and its hundreds of airlines clients. COREInsight ULD service tracks these valuable assets in real time. FOR ACL’s airlines clients, we predict this will be a low-cost logistics efficacy enhancement that will remarkably improve how we can help them manage their fleet and save money long-term.” Page 22 Palmetto Aviation

Steve Townes, chairman of ACL Airshop and CEO of Ranger Aerospace, said “Speaking for our entire team of Ranger Airshopcoowners, we are excited to advance and accelerate this new logistics sophistication for ACL’s airline clients, and we are delighted to be partnering with such an excellent teammate as CORE Transport Technologies. We are aiming to accelerate Bluetooth tracking into usage for the many airlines customers who will value the compelling new efficiencies it is designed to deliver for their ULDs.” For more information, visit www.corett.com, www. aclairshop.com and www.rangeraerospace.com.


Corporate Member News

Doing something is better than doing nothing...or is it? By Sunshine McCarthy, VP Education & Business Development

Simple rules have four common characteristics, according to Donald Sull, the author of “Simple Rules . . . How to Thrive in a Complex World.” Simple rules apply to a specific activity or decision, such as managing safety reports. There’s an old saying: “Doing something is better than doing nothing.” However, doing “something” isn’t always the best or the correct thing to do. Circumstances are situational and require different levels of action. When it comes to aviation safety, lives are at stake, and we can’t afford to do “something” just for the sake of doing it. Safety managers often ask me what is the acceptable way to manage all the hazards that have been reported. Managing numerous hazards, as part of organization’s Employee Reporting Process can be overwhelming. Often the safety manager has a primary job, such as flying, and finding enough time to do both is a challenge.

Applying the concept of “doing something is better than doing nothing” isn’t always the answer. Doing a “little something” on each reported event can provide some temporary relief to the workload, but doesn’t do much to impact the safety of an operation.

Another downside surfaces when team members begin to realize that not much happens when they file reports. Eventually, that leads them to stop filing reports. One alternative when faced with managing multiple safety reports is to apply simple rules.

A few simple rules can ensure that you’re doing the right thing rather than just “something.” Here’s how it works. Simple rules are shortcut strategies that save time and energy by simplifying the way we process information. They are not universal rules, but instead tailored to the specific situation and the person using them. All of us use simple rules throughout our daily lives. In fact, our brains would be overloaded by the complexities of our world if we didn’t.

For example, you may decide to only check your email three times a day. This simple rule can help manage your workload and reduce your stress level.

Simple Rules are tailored to the person using them instead of one-size-fits-all rules that apply to everyone, such as the safety manager.

Simple rules are most effective when they apply to critical activities and decisions that represent bottlenecks to accomplishing an important goal, such as hazard identification within an aviation organization. Simple rules give concrete guidance without being overly prescriptive. It provides a way to do things better.

Given that simple rules are always tailored to the specific situation, when managing safety reports, try establishing a few rules in these three areas: Boundaries, Prioritizing and Stopping.

Boundaries When there’s an overwhelming number of safety reports/ hazards, boundary rules provide a quick way to screen for the most significant events/hazards.

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Continued from Page 23... Boundary rules help to select which events/hazards to pursue, and which can wait until later.

For example, move a hazard with a medium to high risk to the Hazard Risk Register for further action/ investigation. Prioritizing Prioritizing rules help to rank a group of hazards competing for attention.

In the medical community, this is referred to as “triage.” It allows the most critical patients to be treated first. In aviation, assessing the hazards with the greatest urgency is a good way to begin the process of risk management. For example, hazards with both the highest probability and severity are handled within 48 hours.

Stopping Stopping rules help manage the amount of time and resources devoted to each situation. In our everyday life, knowing when to stop eating helps to manage our calorie intake and is way to avoid weight gain.

When managing hazards, knowing when to end an investigation or stop monitoring a hazard, can also be accomplished by a stopping rule. For example, a hazard resolution no longer requires monitoring when there have been zero reported events in a 12-month period.

Although it is necessary to respond to each safety report, the level of action can be most effective by creating a few simple rules.

Simple Rules can calm the stress of managing safety in an ever-changing and complex environment. It can make the role of safety manager achievable amongst other competing responsibilities.

As you know, communication is key to a strong safety culture. Sharing those rules and even documenting them in your Safety Management System manual is as important as using them. When everyone on the team is aware of the rules, they know that you, as their safety manager, are making the best decisions, and not just doing “something.” Resource: “Simple Rules. . . How to Thrive in a Complex World” by Donald Sull & Kathleen M. E Eisenhardt 2015

Founded in 2004, Baldwin is a global company founded to support the implementation and continuous maintenance of safety management (SMS), document management, and related safety solutions for rotor, fixed wing, HAA, government, FBO/MRO, and ground vehicles. www.BaldwinAviation.com.

Association Leadership

Calling all SCAA members! All members are invited and encouraged to be a part of the next SCAA Planning Committee Meeting. Experience is not necessary, and this event is FREE for all SCAA members. Your participation will provide input and direction for the association’s programs and plans for its new year. Please the see agenda and additional information on page 25.

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Committee Meeting Date: December 15, 2017 Location: Jim Hamilton - L.B. Owens Airport Address: 1400 Jim Hamilton Blvd, Columbia, SC 29205 Agenda: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Committees Members Meet 11:30 a.m. – Noon Committees Chairs Report Out Noon Committee Members are Released Noon – 1 p.m. Lunch for Board Members 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Board Meeting

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Areas of Focus How will you get involved?

On October 26, President Donald Trump sent a memorandum directing Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to establish an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Integration Pilot Program. The effort would allow state, local and tribal governments, in partnership with private sector entities, to help advance the integration of UAS, or drones, into the National Airspace System. The memo notes that UAS integration will require both private sector and local government involvement in federal efforts to develop and enforce UAS regulations in their jurisdictions. The drone industry, including the Small UAV Coalition, a McGuireWoods Consulting client, applauded the announcement and looks forward to additional guidance on program implementation, expected from the Department of Transportation (DOT) in the coming days.

AMT Day • Annual Conference • Aviation Week/SC Aerospace Conference & Expo • Hall of Fame • Legislative • Passport Scholarship • Southeast Aviation Expo • SC Aviation Safety Council

Under this pilot program, the Secretary is directed to select proposals with the objectives of testing and evaluating government involvement in the development and enforcement of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules on UAS operations. This ensures UAS owners and operators can develop and safely test innovative concepts of operations, and informing future FAA rules and guidelines. The Secretary has until January 23, 2018, to establish the program. The Department of Transportation intends to publish further guidance in one or more documents in the Federal Register in the near future. Secretary Chao and FAA Administrator Michael Huerta were to host a November 2 briefing.

While this pilot program is not intended to authorize state or local regulation of UAS operations, it is conceivable that state or local government applicants may be willing to allow drone operations critical to the success of the U.S. commercial UAS industry — including those beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS) and over people, only within reasonable time, place and manner restrictions. The Secretary must partner with at least five state, local or tribal governments within 180 days after the pilot program is established.

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...Continued from Page 25 DOT will receive and process applications on a rolling basis until October 2019, and not limit its selection to five governmentindustry partnerships. To be eligible for selection, an applicant government must be prepared to begin integration of UAS operations within its jurisdiction within 90 days after the partnership has been established. Selection criteria will include the overall diversity of proposed UAS operations to be conducted; the overall diversity of proposed modes of governmental involvement; community involvement; commercial objectives that serve the public interest; overall economic, geographic and climatic diversity of the selected jurisdictions; and the ability of the applicant to meet one or more of eight policy objectives. The pilot program will terminate within three years unless the Secretary extends it. To expedite consideration and approval of waivers for BVLOS and other operations, the Secretary will use best practices developed from exemptions granted under section 333 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012; waivers granted under Part 107, the FAA’s first regulations for commercial small UAS operations; and the six designated FAA UAS test sites pursuant to the 2012 law.

In more than one year after promulgation of Part 107, the FAA has granted only a handful of waivers for BVLOS operations or operations over people. It is unclear whether operations allowed under the pilot program will include package delivery, for which waivers under Part 107 are not permitted. Some clarity may be provided in the additional DOT guidance expected later this week.

It is also uncertain whether an application that proposes to allow UAS operations under an unmanned traffic management system will be favorably received.

This pilot program offers a great opportunity for state and local governments to attract the UAS industry and help innovate and test various types of operations in all environments, including urban. The pilot program also offers an opportunity to UAS companies to partner with state and/or local governments to test and deploy drones in a variety of environments.

Deadline to establish pilot program: January 23, 2018

State and local governments interested only in placing restrictions on drone operations are not likely to be selected for the pilot program. As noted, however, it remains to be seen whether a state or local government may propose a mix of permitted operations within the parameters of reasonable time, place and manner restrictions, whether already implemented or proposed.

Stay Connected

Time Lines Presidential memorandum: October 26, 2017 Additional DOT guidance: Expected November 2017

Deadline to select first five applicants: 90 days after program establishment (no later than April 22, 2018) Deadline to consider applications: October 26, 2019 The Emerging Technologies Practice Team can advise states, counties, cities or trial governments that are considering applying to participate in this program. The team is also well-positioned to advise private sector clients interested in partnering with a state, local or tribal government or to assist clients in completing or pursuing an application.

SCAA headquarters works to keep you up to date and in the loop. Download SCAA’s mobile app to make it even easier to quickly access SCAA information and updates. Simply search “SCAA” in the App Store. Turn on your notifications, and you’ll receive updates while at events. We also share updates regularly on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Another easy way to stay connected to association members, issues and events! “Like” what you want to read more of, and please let us know if we can “share” something for you.

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Calendar

South Carolina

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District Three List of Airports on the 2018 Schedule

January

18 Legislative Breakfast • Columbia, SC

February 6 Board Meeting • Wild Dunes 7-9 Annual Conference • Wild Dunes

March

TBD Safety Fly-In

April

Grand Strand

February 4 CRE ATC

Mount Pleasant March 4

LRO 122.7

Palmetto Air

April 8

SC41 122.8

Holly Hill

June 3

5J5 122.9

Salisbury

June 10

RUQ 122.725

Cheraw

August 5

CQW 122.8

Moncks Corner

August 19 MKS 123.05

Sumter

October 21 SMS 122.7

Bishopville

November 11 52J 122.9

(Please contact Wendy Griffin at 803-446-0214 if you are interested in serving as the contact person for this district.)

12 Board Meeting • Columbia, SC

May

Breakfast Club

24 AMT Day • TBD

June 1 Scholarships Deadline 14 Board Meeting • Columbia, SC

August 19 National Aviation Day 23 Board Meeting • Columbia, SC 28-30 Aviation Week • Columbia, SC

November 16 Planning/Board Meeting • Columbia, SC

2018 Annual Conference Hotel Deadline Room Reservation Deadline: January 9, 2017 Group Name/Code 2018 SC Aviation Association Annual Conference/3H55E5 Group Rate Guestrooms: $142 daily ++ Two Bedroom Condos and One Bedroom Suites: $174 daily ++ Online Reservation Link Link Located on SCAA's Web Page: https://scaaonline.com/ 2018-scaa-annual-conference/ Toll Free Reservation Line 877.624.3654 Group Cut Off Date January 9, 2018

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