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South Carolina Aviation Week – August 15 – 21, 2021

SC Aviation Week exists to promote airports and the state’s aviation industry by highlighting how our airports and related businesses contribute to our economy, and the legislation that impacts the state airport system. Each year, South Carolina Aeronautics Commission and South Carolina Aviation Association partner together on this initiative, and Governor Henry McMaster has proclaimed August 15-21, 2021, South Carolina Aviation Week.

Following is a listing of airport events throughout the week. We hope to see you at your local airport this Aviation Week!


Monday, August 16
Where: Fairfield County Airport – 1291 Runway Road, Winnsboro
What: Back-to-School Discovery Flights sponsored by S&S Aviation
Time: 9:30 am
Fairfield County Airport and S&S Aviation celebrate back-to-school with Third Annual Discovery Flights. Rising high school seniors from Fairfield Central High School and Richard Winn Academy will explore aviation.

Monday, August 16
Where: Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport – 500 Ammons Road, Spartanburg
What: Ceremonial Signing of Senate Bill 675
Time: 2:30 pm
State officials and legislators conduct a ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 675 into law. This bill impacts how funds are deposited in the State Aviation Fund, and positively impacts SC’s airport system and aviation across the state.

Tuesday, August 17
Where: South Carolina Aeronautics Commission 
What: South Carolina Aeronautics Commission Meeting
Time: 10 am
Contact SC Aeronatics directly to inquire about virtual attendance

Wednesday, August 18
Where: Sumter County Airport – 
What: Airport Showcase & South Carolina Avionics Ribbon Cutting
Time: 9 am – 11 am
Sumter County Airport welcomes South Carolina Avionics Services to the airport with an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Friday, August 20
What: SC AMT of the Year Award Presentation
Time: 11 am
The presentation of the SC AMT of the Year Award is a surprise for the recipient. Contact SCAA for attendance details. 

Saturday, August 21
Where: Greenville Downtown Airport – 100 Tower Drive, Greenville
What: FOD Walk
Time: 6:45 am 
Come out and start your day by walking on the runways and taxiways to help keep GMU safe! The airport’s annual SC Aviation Week FOD Walk will be Saturday, August 21. Gather at the terminal lobby no later than 6:45 a.m. to begin the FOD walk promptly at 7:00 a.m. Please bring a flashlight.

Saturday, August 21
Where: Hampton County Airport – 740 Airport Road, Varnville
What: FOD Walk
Time: 10 am 
Hampton County Airport promotes aviation safety during SC Aviation Week with a FOD Walk.

Saturday, August 21
Where: Beaufort Executive Airport – 39 Airport Circle, Beaufort
What: Open House
Time: 10 am – 3 pm
Join the Lowcountry community for an open house event at Beaufort Executive Airport, complete with static displays, grilled hot dogs and burgers, and the unveiling of the new fuel provider.

Related Events

Thursday, August 12
What: Charleston Southern University and CRAFT Flight Training Part 141 Liftoff and Ribbon Cutting
Where: CRAFT Flight Training Summerville
890 Greyback Rd, Summerville
When: 8 – 10 am

Saturday, August 14
What: SC Historic Aviation Foundation Open House 
Where: Hangar Y1 @ Jim Hamilton/LB Owens Airport
1400 Jim Hamilton Blvd, Columbia
When: 10 am – 1 pm

Saturday, August 14
What: Second Annual Tour de York Aerial Parade
Where: Rock Hill – York County Airport
550 Airport Road, Rock Hill
When: 10:30 am start 

Sunday, August 22
What: South Carolina Breakfast Club
Where: Triple Tree Aerodrome
330 Mary Hanna Rd, Woodruff
When: 9 am start 

Saturday, September 24
What: Terminal Building Commemoration
Where: Anderson Regional Airport
5805 Airport Road, Anderson
When: 10 am – 2 pm