EAA Founder’s Innovation Prize focuses on Loss of Control Accidents

You can solve them.


By entering your design, concept, or idea into the EAA Founder’s Innovation Prize challenge.

The 2016 Founder’s Innovation Prize is a contest to help solve the problem of fatal loss-of-control accidents in amateur-built aircraft. Five final individuals or teams will get the chance to present their submissions to a panel of esteemed judges – live at AirVenture!

The grand prize winner will receive $25,000.

Are you, yes YOU, ready to make a difference?

Submit your idea by clicking here.

The May/June 2016 issue of “FAA Safety Briefing”

The May/June 2016 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on the rapidly changing world of technology and the important role it plays in GA safety. Articles cover everything from unmanned aircraft to commercial space operations, to how the FAA helps champion the power of technology in making flying safer and more efficient.


Feature articles include:

  • Welcome to the William J. Hughes Technical Center – The Happiest Place in Aviation Tech! (p 8),
  • eLogbook Logistics – Considerations for Moving from Paper Log to Digital Login (p 11),
  • X-Ray Vision and Alphabet Soup – Decoding GA Vision Systems (p. 25)


In this issue’s Jumpseat department (p. 1), Flight Standards Service’s Director John Duncan talks about the expanding role of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), while Checklist (p 21) explains how the new Airman Certification Standards (ACS) meets the “Apple test” for design and functionality.  Also be sure to check out the article “From Prescriptive to Performance-Based” (p. 7) for more on how the FAA’s extensive revisions in the proposed Part 23 rule could affect you.

The link to the online edition is available by clicking here.


Plan now to attend the first ever General Aviation Fly-in at Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter. The event will be held on Friday, April 29th from 8:45 am – 2:00 pm. Included will be presentations on the 20th Fighter Wing mission, F-16 operations, Mid Air Collision and Avoidance, an F-16 static display, and the (possibility) of tours of their flight simulator and radar approach control facilities.


– Click on the following website:


– Call (803) 895-1977 with any questions


– File departure airport as final destination

– KSSC as a holdover/delay


– No AVGAS (plan accordingly)

– Bring your own parking chocks

Please join us for our Safety Fly-In next Friday, March 11th!

Please join us for our rescheduled annual Safety Fly-In on Friday, March 11th! WINGS Credit sessions are listed below. A FREE lunch will be provided as well as the annual general membership meeting of the SC Aviation Safety Council.

1000 – 1100 – “Real World Weather” – Mark Grady, AOPA Air Safety Institute
1100 – 1200 – “See and Avoid” Panel Presentation and 20th Fighter Wing Civilian Aviation outreach – Col Randy Myers, USMC (Ret), SC Aviation Safety Council and FAA Safety Team Representative and Capt “Rain” Waters, USAF, 20th Fighter Wing, Shaw AFB in Sumter, SC
1200 – 1230 – Lunch break
1230 – 1300 – SCASC Annual General Membership meeting
1300 – 1400 – “Close Calls: Lesson Learned” – Mark Grady, AOPA Air Safety Institute

Fly in – to Eagle Aviation at KCAE for a FREE (five-minute) shuttle ride to the venue

Drive in – Midlands Technical College, Airport Campus, 1260 Lexington Drive, West Columbia, SC 29170

Exit 113 off I-26 towards KCAE / Turn right onto Boston Avenue / Exit right from traffic circle onto Lexington Drive / Midlands Technical College, Airport Campus will be on the left

Please RSVP at http://scaviationsafety.org/safety-fly-in/

See you there!


Due to extensive and catastrophic flooding throughout the State and in the Columbia area specifically, the South Carolina Aviation Safety Council’s Annual Safety Fly-In scheduled for Friday, October 9th at the Airport Campus of Midlands Technical College is cancelled. The event will be rescheduled at a future, to-be-determined date.