October 3, 2007
Aviation is vital to the economic stability of the Palmetto State and the quality of life of its people. To recognize that, Gov. Mark Sanford issued a proclamation declaring Oct. 7 through 12 South Carolina Aviation Week.
AOPA Southeast Regional Representative Bob Minter worked with the South Carolina Aviation Association (SCAA) to provide educational materials to send to each of the 62 public-use airports to help promote general aviation throughout the state. This includes AOPA's latest DVD Local Airports: Access to America, used nationwide by AOPA Airport Support Network volunteers to build public appreciation for local airports. Distributing this type of information about GA is important as Congress debates FAA funding.
South Carolina has six commercial service airports, 54 GA airports, and four military airfields that are essential to the Palmetto State's diversified business base, growing population, and extensive tourism industry.
October 3, 2007
Advocacy and Legislation
Shell announced Dec. 3 the development of an unleaded aviation fuel that will be submitted for certification as a "performance drop-in" avgas replacement.
The new owners of a privately owned, public-use airport in an enviable New Jersey location have big plans, and vacant hangars.
Just as many were headed out of Washington, D.C., to begin the Thanksgiving holiday, the general aviation community found one more reason to be thankful as the long-awaited Small Airplane Revitalization Act became law.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.