The second annual SEAE was held on September 28 & 29 at the Greenville Downtown Airport. It was a great 2 day aviation trade show, despite the rain on Saturday morning, which hosted vendors, education sessions, and static displays. The trade show was designed to bring those that work or have an interest in aviation [...]
Foreign Object Debris (FOD) is the stuff you see lying on the pavement of a road or a parking lot that most folks would never really pay much attention to. It’s the rocks, roots, sticks and leaves that are part of our everyday lives. FOD poses few problems on the roads and highways, and we’ve all had flat tires from [...]
This post is going to be more for our local Clemson Tiger fan base. This is a big game for the Tigers in Tallahassee, Florida, September 22nd at 8pm! And we have the perfect way to get you there and back home again safely, and on your schedule. Call today to choose your tailgate [...]
Special Services Corporation was created in 1958 as a subsidiary of the Liberty Corporation to manage Liberty’s new aircraft and develop a professional aviation department to support Liberty’s travel needs. The first aircraft purchased was a 1958 twin Beech-18. The flight department was located on the north ramp of the Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU) and [...]
The FAA recently commissioned a study called “General Aviation Airports: A National Asset” to help us understand General Aviation Airports and how they fit in to our national air transportation system.
There are almost 3000 airports on the list and just over 2450 airports were analyzed over an 18-month period. These airports have been grouped, [...]
Have you ever heard the saying, “Buying an airplane is easy, but keeping an airplane is the hard part.” You may ask, How is that? Airplanes are so expensive, that can’t be possible. Well, many people will save up to purchase their dream airplane and never consider the cost of keeping one. Let’s discuss what [...]
Traveling internationally can be a fun and rewarding adventure. Many think international travel is difficult, but arranging an international trip is not much more of a hassle than traveling to other destinations. There are, however, a few very important issues to keep in mind.
You must have a valid passport. Valid passports have been required [...]
It has been over 1000 days since our government has had an approved budget. We have been operating on “continued resolutions” since President Obama has taken office. He has proposed budgets to Congress, including two legislative years were he had a majority of Democrats in both houses of Congress. Still, no approved budget. The first [...]
As a veteran of the US Army who served in the Vietnam conflict (never really called a war) with an Assault Helicopter Unit, we saw the effective value of working in unity. A crew of four serving in various assault and lift missions epitomizes the job today working in the cockpit as a crew; working [...]
The Business Aviation community is being attacked by our government yet again. This latest attack comes disguised as a revenue producer that has proven to be a failure everywhere it’s been implemented.
The concept of user fees on the surface seems valid enough, but when you analyze the system that is currently in place, you [...]