Greenville Downtown Airport - GMU
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Snap Aviation in Greenville
Contest Launched 

During South Carolina Aviation Week, August 18 – 24, 2019, GMU will host a photo contest.  Winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to the Runway Cafe located at the airport.  Photo(s) may be used on the airport's annual holiday card or on postcard(s) with information that promotes Greenville as a destination and GMU as a way to get here.  The airport will pay for the printing and give the cards away for free.
 
Anyone can participate.  Photos must be taken at GMU or flying over the greater Greenville area.  Recent or past photos are allowed.  Only 2 entries per person.  By submitting a photo you are confirming that you took the photo, own the rights to it and will give the Greenville Airport Commission the right to reproduce it at no charge.  Photos must be emailed to Lara@GreenvilleDowntownAirport.com by 5 pm EST on Thursday, August 22nd.  Photos submitted will be posted on the Greenville Downtown Airport's Facebook page right after the deadline.  Winner will be determined by which photo gets the most "likes" by 5 pm EST on Friday, August 23rd.  By entering, participants release and hold harmless sponsor, it's parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies respective subsidiaries, directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability or injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in conjunction with this contest.  
 
We hope to receive awesome photos of aviation in action in our area to help show our vibrant industry and city.  "Static aircraft (tail numbers not shown), students learning to fly, news or sheriff's aircraft in action, aerials of our great city or near by attractions like Lake Hartwell or Table Rock are just a few ideas of what might make a winning photo.  If you aren't a photographer but like aviation photos and want to participate, visit our Facebook page to vote!
 
South Carolina Aviation Week is an annual event held in conjunction with Orville Wright’s birthday on August 19, 1871. The week-long celebration promotes aviation through events that highlight airports’ educational and economic impacts throughout the state.The purpose of Aviation Week is to educate the public and our government officials on the importance of aviation and the role it plays in our state’s growing economy.


Dinner at Runway Cafe

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
at 6pm

For more details please visit:
https://www.facebook.com/Upstate-Aviation-Club-312071936054033/



B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator, B-25 Mitchell, P-51 Mustang, and
NEW THIS YEAR P-40 WARHAWK

October 25th – 27th, 2019

For more details please visit:
https://www.collingsfoundation.org/event/greenville-sc/



SAI Flight Companies Adds GMU Locatio
n

Charter flight services and FAA Certified Part 145 Repair Station aircraft maintenance will be offered.
For more information about SAI please visit 
www.saiflight.com or contact Steve Wiley at 864-655-5333 or Steve@SAIflight.com




P.F. Flyers Repositions to GMU

FAA Certified Part 145 Repair Station aircraft maintenance will be offered.  P.F. Flyers is also an Authorized Cirrus Service Center and Aspen, Garmin, JPI and L3 Dealer.  For more information about P. F. Flyers please visit http://pffly.com/ or contact Ian Pruden at 864-252-4289 or Ian@pffly.com



Donate $20 or more to Runway Park and GET A GMU TAXIWAY LIGHT!  Donations can be made in the Greenville Airport Commission Office on 2nd floor of terminal building, most weekdays from 8:30 to 5, except from noon to 1.  They can be converted into a lamp.  Questions?  Email Lara@GreenvilleDowntownAirport.com








Help someone learn to fly!  Donate here to the Robert Somers Aviation Scholarship Fund!
  For new donations of $10 or more, get a copy of The Cuban Eight, a great aviation read!  Tales of high-flying adventure from the early days of aircraft development to modern day.  Nationally recognized historical figures and local Upstate aviators are featured.  Donations can be brought to the Greenville Airport Commission office located at 100 Tower Drive (2nd floor of the terminal building) on weekdays from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm (except during lunch from 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm).  The money raised will be awarded to help recipient(s) learn to fly at the flight school of their choice at the Greenville Downtown Airport.  Applicants must have previously passed their written exam.


Help? Please donate today so we can construct a parking lot to serve Runway Park, the Swamp Rabbit Trail Spur that is under construction and the developing MHCC Military History Museum.  We thought we had enough money raised but the bids to construct it are coming in much higher than expected. We have a company that would like to add an aviation themed mini-golf course to GMU's Community Corridor. The company can't do it without a parking lot! Want an aviation themed mini-golf course?  Donate today! Donations are tax deductible. Checks made payable to the Greenville Airport Commission can be mailed or dropped off to the GAC office at: 100 Tower Drive, Unit 2, Greenville, SC 29607.  Questions? Please email LaraLKaufmann@gmail.com  Click here to use a credit card or Paypal account to help. You can enter any donation amount.



Upstate Helicopter Tours Offered

For more details please visit:  
www.upstatehelicoptertours.com/






Developing MHCC Military History Museum
FREE Open Houses

Check Facebook page to see when it will be open:  
https://www.facebook.com/Military-History-Center-of-the-Carolinas-MHCC-263100634146/  
For more details please visit:

http://www.greenvilledowntownairport.com/MHCCMilitaryMuseum


 
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