Safety Fly In March 21 at GMU

March 21 2014 – Greenville Downtown Airport

The 2014 Safety Fly-In will feature three seminars provided by AOPA, including: Close Calls:Lessons Learned, Accident Case Study, Weather Challenge.

The event will begin with a free lunch at 11:30 am and conclude by 5 pm. It will be held at the Phoenix Inn located at the Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU). The Phoenix Inn is located at 246 N. Pleasantburg Dr., Greenville SC 29607.

Click here to register.

A special thanks to our sponsors and contributors, including the SC Aviation Association, SC Aeronautics Commission and others!


Winter Mountain Flying Seminar

January 18th 2014 – Greenville Downtown Airport

Join Airwolf at the Greenville Downtown Airport for a timely and informative seminar on winter flying in the mountains. Mr. Justin Wallace, an Airwolf CFI, will be covering several topics concerning the hazards of mountain flying ranging from pre-flight planning considerations, emergency & survival, winter weather threats, as well as cold weather operations including engine care & much more!

For more information, or to reserve a spot click here.

New FAA Safety Team Representative Appointed

The Charleston, SC, area recently received its newest representative of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Safety Team, known as the FAASTeam. Charles “Randy” Myers was recently appointed as a FAASTeam Representative. Randy retired from the U.S. Marines in 2004 after 26.5 years of active service. Career highlights included flying combat missions during Desert Storm from the USS Nassau, two tours as a tactical jet flight instructor, and squadron command of VMAT-203, the AV-8B Harrier training squadron. Randy accumulated over 3500 hours of tactical jet time and amassed over 300 sea-based landings during his Marine Corps flying career. Today, Randy enjoys flying his Mooney M-20C and teaching Crew Resource Management to Marine and Air Force pilots and crew members. In addition to assuming his new FAASTeam responsibilities, Randy is a board member of the South Carolina Aviation Safety Council. The Safety Council’s mission of promoting aviation safety throughout the state aligns with that of the FAASTeam. The FAASTeam’s mission is to improve the Nation’s aviation accident rate by conveying safety principles and practices through training, outreach, and education while establishing partnerships and encouraging the continual growth of a positive safety culture within the aviation community. FAASTeam Representatives are aviation safety volunteers who wish to work closely with FAASTeam Program Managers (FPM) to actively promote safety. These volunteers receive training and are supported by the FPM with equipment and materials. According to Valerie Palazzolo, FAA Safety Team Manager, the FAASTeam serves as an educational outreach arm of the FAA and is committed to serving the General Aviation community and making our skies even safer.

Safety Council Teams Up for Timely Safety Seminars

Your South Carolina Aviation Safety Council has partnered with Airwolf Aviation and Greenville Jet Center to help provide a series of free safety seminars at the Greenville Downtown Airport (KGMU) from now through January. Topics include an introduction to the G1000, winter mountain flying, cross country planning with an iPad, and even an aviation trivia challenge! Check out our Events page for the latest information.

Columbia Metro Receives ALPA Safety Award

The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) has awarded Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) with their 2012 Airport Award for safety. The award is given annually to an airport that has made significant contributions to flight safety. During the award presentation, Capt. Lee Moak, ALPA’s president said, “Columbia Metropolitan Airport clearly recognizes the tremendous advantage that results from engaging with the airline pilots who use their airport in all decisions that have any potential to affect flight operations or safety.” He continued by stating that, “The collaborative spirit embodied at Columbia Metropolitan illustrates an approach that every airport should take to make safety the priority in its operations.” For more info on this prestigious award, click here!