Appointment validates what Bryan has done for Fairfield County Airport

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County Airport Director Denise Bryan has been elected to the State Aeronautics Commission as the District 2 State Aeronautics Commissioner. The appointment is one more validation of the important work Bryan has accomplished since she was hired in 2017 to bring the airport from multiple levels of deficiency to what many, today, […]

Richard Winn alum returns to address 2024 grads

WINNSBORO – When Michael Lippert graduated from Richard Winn Academy in 2001, he says he never saw himself coming back to his alma mater to deliver the commencement address for the 2024 graduating class. But there he was on stage last month, imploring his alums to ‘keep on going,’ the culminating theme of his address […]

Fairfield County twins become area’s youngest pilots

GREENBRIER – The Fairfield County twins who celebrated their 16th birthday last year with their first solo flight as student pilots just hit a bigger milestone on their 17th: both teens earned their license to fly. “I definitely prefer flying over driving,” says Logan Steed, who received his pilot’s license on April 25, as did […]

Twins take solo flights on 16th birthday

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – Sunday was a special milestone for two Fairfield County teens. Their 16th birthday, an age often associated with driving a car, was for them a chance to experience a different transportation achievement: their first solo flight behind the controls of an airplane. “I feel a lot freer than I do when I’m […]

Governor to attend airport unveiling

WINNSBORO – It was so dark, a state plane carrying S.C. Department of Commerce Director Bobby Hitt couldn’t land at the Fairfield County Airport. Not exactly the impression Fairfield County, a county hungry to land new industry, wanted to leave. Now when Hitt and his boss, Gov. Henry McMaster, potentially return in a few weeks […]

Wings & Wheels delights high flyers

GREENBRIER – “Wings & Wheels was a big success,” declared Fairfield County Airport Director Denise Bryan.  “Our volunteer organizations were great.” Now Bryan is planning to build on her success by reaching out to more transient pilots to participate next year. Transient pilots from the surrounding area, like Tree Top Flyer, Larry Mawer and Jimmy […]

Fly high at Wings & Wheels

WINNSBORO – Would you like to fly in a fixed wing airplane right over your own back yard?    If you live within 3 to 5 nautical miles of the Fairfield County Airport….you can do just that this coming Saturday, May 12 at the 14th Annual Wings & Wheels Air Festival, from 10 am to 3 […]

County owes $9,600 for unregulated airport tanks

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County administration discovered, during the recent reorganization of the County’s airport management, that the airport’s gas tanks had never been properly regulated by the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). In September, the Administration and Finance Committee approved the restructuring of the airport’s management from an independent fixed based operator (FBO) […]

County hires two new directors

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County Deputy Administrator Davis Anderson announced last week the hiring of two new directors for the County – Russell Price as Fairfield County Parks and Recreation Director and Denise Bryan as Airport Director. Bryan, a private pilot with over 12 years in commercial aviation, has served as interim director since the summer. […]

Fairfield Airport hosts Breakfast Club

GREENRBIER – Fairfield County Airport hosted the South Carolina Breakfast Club on Sunday, Nov. 26. The South Carolina Breakfast Club for has been visiting airports around South Carolina and a few surrounding states every other Sunday since 1938, missing only events during World War II when fuel was not available. Brian Steed, S&S Aviation Owner, Melanie Steed, […]

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