In honor of Aviation Week Aug. 17-23, the South Carolina Aviation Association and the South Carolina Aeronautics Commission released a seven-minute video “Life: Made Accessible With Aviation,” which you can see below.
With more than 100 aerospace-related companies in South Carolina, aviation is a multi-billion-dollar industry and supports more than 70,000 jobs. Aviation and airports in the state contribute millions each year in tax benefits to state and local governments.
The video showcases businesses across South Carolina that rely on aviation, both commercial service and general aviation airports, for the efficient transport of people and goods. Among those featured are the Medical University of South Carolina’s MEDUCARE, Columbia resident Tia Sumter, the Greenville County Sheriff’s Department, Charleston Florist and Landrum-based Pilots N Paws.
Goveronor Nikki Haley has recognized the week of Aug. 17-23 with a proclamation honoring the state’s six commercial service airports, 61 general aviation airports and four military airfields.
Airports in South Carolina support recreational flying, provide a gateway to communities and tourist attractions, accommodate agricultural spraying, support air cargo and air freight shipments, help law enforcement, support the military and its operations, provide access in times of emergency and support medical needs and the medical profession.
Also during Aviation Week, the South Carolina Aeronautics Commission and the South Carolina Aviation Association will hold the third annual Aerospace Industry Dinner following the Inaugural South Carolina Aerospace Industry Conference Aug. 19 from 7-9 pm at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.
For more information: scaaonline.com