Numerous events were scheduled around South Carolina for the state’s Aviation Week celebration that recognizes the economic impact and educational inspiration provided by aviation. Aviation Week is planned in partnership by the South Carolina Aviation Association and the South Carolina Aeronautics Commission.
Spartanburg airport is among airports across South Carolina that participated in Aviation Week.
Several events were on tap for Aug. 21. From 9 to 11 a.m., Orangeburg Municipal Airport celebrated its impact on commerce in Orangeburg County, and airport officials recognized legislators for bringing about a runway project to make the airport a general aviation airport of choice. Rock Hill-York County Airport celebrated Aviation Week by taking select reporters on a discovery flight. Hilton Head Airport held a customer appreciation lunch at FBO Signature Flight Support, that was sponsored by The Beach House and featured a boxed lunch and chef specialty tables from noon to 1:30 p.m.
On Aug. 22, Spartanburg Downtown Airport held an open house from 9 a.m. to noon.
Horry County invited aviators to fly in to Conway-Horry County Airport in Conway on Aug. 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch and to experience the services available to the growing GA community in western Horry County.
On Aug. 24 there was a free Young Eagles flight at Georgetown County Airport from 8 a.m. to noon. Airshow performer R.T. Dickson Jr. flew two aerobatic routines, weather permitting, and a North American T–6 Texan was on display.
On Aug. 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Boy Scouts visited Fairfield County Airport in Winnsboro for events to earn aviation merit badges. The event was sponsored by S&S Aviation.