A Video Archive Section has been added to the site! The first of what we hope to be several videos from “back in the day” has been posted. The video was found among several household items left in the estate of Gerald Ballard and is of the SCBC held in Cheraw back in August, 1987. Just click on ‘Video Archive’ at the top menu.
The SCBC originally scheduled for Wexford Landing on July 7 has been changed to HOLLY HILL (5J5).
The UNICOM frequency for Jim Hamilton/LB Owens Airport has been changed to 123.075.
Scott Crosby, our District I representative has been contacted by David Augspurger from Pickens, and reports that…
“The FAA is going to give a FAASTeam talk after the breakfast while the SCBC is at Pickens on June 24th.
They will have an air-conditioned room reserved at the FBO. The talk will last about 45 minutes, so it will still let anyone who attends depart at a reasonable time.
If everyone will pass the word around, to let folks know, that would be great.
From what I am told the FAA guy is really enthusiastic about giving his talk, so it should be interesting.”
Thanks, Scott, for passing the word!
Spartanburg (KSPA) has reported that they cannot host the SCBC on August 5 due to runway re-paving. Those of us who enjoy landing on turf really don’t want to land on THAT kind of turf, so we will defer visiting Spartanburg for another day.
The SCBC is scheduled for Bishopville on November 11 – the 100th Anniversary of the WWI Armistice. The Cotton Museum, our usual venue, will also be hosting several special activities on that day to celebrate the Armistice – including exhibition of South Carolina’s restored Merci Train car. The Cotton Museum is inviting the SCBC to stay after breakfast to participate in their Armistice celebrations. They have not yet posted anything on the Museum website about the specifics, but here is a link to an article about the Merci Train for those who are interested…