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Please read the statement on our COVID-19 precautions below

     Our chapter did not meet in March, April, nor May due to restrictions placed on all South Carolinians by Governor McMaster's Executive Orders. Also, EAA provided COVID-19 guidance to all EAA chapters; click here to view the EAA guidance. Fortunately, the governor's restrictions have recently been eased to a great extent. Most SC businesses and organizations can now open/operate as long as certain PRECAUTIONS are taken. Consequently, we will do our best to abide by those precautions. The Governor's Executive Orders are full of legal terms and hard to follow, but SCDHEC has published a simplified list of recommended precautions on their website. Click here to see view the SCDHEC guidelines. Here's where you can find the CDC guidelines. Those guidelines are constantly changing, so please keep abreast of them.

     As you know, COVID-19 is a very serious disease, so your attendance at this meeting is ENTIRELY VOLUNTARY. If you are fearful of catching the virus, then we'll understand if you decide not to come.
If you are sick in any way, we request that you please DO NOT COME. If you have any type of underlying health condition(s), we suggest that you consider whether or not you really should come. However, if you are tired of being stuck at home, this is an excellent opportunity to socialize with your like-minded aviation friends. If you do come, I am requesting that you bring and wear a MASK, AT LEAST THROUGH THE SERVING LINE. Also, it's very important to practice SOCIAL DISTANCING and WASH YOUR HANDS often. Those safety measures are intended as much, if not moreso, for the protection of others as for yourself. At least 6 feet is the recommended social distance between individuals.

     Thank you all for for your cooperation and understanding of our predicament during these challenging times. It's the only way we can reasonably and safely resume our chapter activities. State and local regulations are constantly changing, so if there are further restrictions, we may have to curtail our chapter meetings.

Next Meeting - Gilbert International Airpark (SC45) - January 17th, 2021 - 1:00 to 3:00pm EST

     Your Chapter Board has recently voted to cancel this meeting. Here's why. We're hearing reports of many more COVID-19 cases contracted since the recent Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. One chapter member whose daughter is a nurse told him that cases have quadrupled recently. In fact, at least two of our chapter members have tested positive for the virus in recent weeks, and there may be others of which we are unaware. Both had relatively mild symptoms compared to others who've had more extreme symptoms, some even resulting in death. Fortunately, one has completely recovered, and the other one is on the way to full recovery at this writing.

     We are also hearing reports of COVID-19 variants cropping up around the world. One is purported to have come from the UK and has already been detected in several US states, notably Florida, Colorado, and California. Yet another variant is reportedly emerging in Africa. Since viruses can mutate rapidly, there may eventually be others. Due to rapid jet air travel these days, it would not take long for those variants to spread across the country in only a few weeks, or even days. One news source speculated that "January may be the deadliest COVID-19 month yet". It's unknown at this point if the new vaccine will be effective against these new variants.

     Therefore, we do not feel in good conscience that we can risk the health of our members for the sake of holding a chapter meeting. However, we DO plan to have a meeting in February (probably on the 21st) and hopefully each month thereafter. We'll decide on a month by month basis whether or not to hold future meetings. Look for further updates here at least a week in advance of each monthly meeting, which will normally be on the third Sunday of the month. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Stay safe!




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Upcoming Aviation Events

All chapter meeting dates are on Sunday, unless otherwise noted.
All chapter activities, dates, times and locations are tentative and subject to change.
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January 17, 2021 (Cancelled) First TTF Meeting of 2021 1pm - 3pm Gilbert International Airpark (SC45), Ron's Hangar Right Arrow
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Brown = Holiday (or) Other Event
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