COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina’s legislature voted June 6 to amend the State Recreational Use Statue (RUS) to include aviation activities. Governor Nikki Haley signed the law that will now provide South Carolina landowners a level of liability protection when allowing pilots to fly onto their property.
Kathleen Hegenberger, South Carolina State Liaison for the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF), and RAF member Jim Wilson spearheaded the South Carolina amendment process. It was sponsored by Representative and pilot Gary Simrill, and Representatives Chip Limehouse, Mike Sottile and Craig Gagnon, all Republicans.
RAF officials noted they wished to thank South Carolina Aviation Association, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, and Triple Tree Aerodrome for their ardent support throughout the amendment process.
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