South Carolina

  • Where can I find this state’s “stay at home” or “shelter in place” order?
  • Does the state’s order provide any specific exemptions concerning aviation activities?    No.  
  • Is there any interpretive guidance available concerning aviation activities?
  • Who can I contact to request clarification or additional guidance? (Provide contact info here – Office title, phone and/or email address)
South Carolina Aeronautics Commission: 803-896-6260
Office of Gov. Henry McMaster: 803-734-2100

Additional notes:

On March 27, 2020, Gov. Henry McMaster ordered visitors traveling to South Carolina from several Covid-19 “hotspots,” to self-quarantine for two weeks upon arrival. The named hot spots included Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and the city of New Orleans.

  • What other resources should I consult before deciding to fly? Check with local governments (counties, cities, etc.) for any additional restrictions.
Additional recommendations:
  • Pilots are reminded to carefully check all NOTAMs before flight and be alert for ATC service reductions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Pilots should also contact the Airport Manager prior to departure/arrival to confirm availability of services. 
  • AOPA cannot provide legal advice or legal opinions on State restrictions.  Members are encouraged to contact the AOPA Pilot Information Center at (800) USA-AOPA for the names of AOPA Legal Services Plan Panel Attorneys licensed to practice in your state.   
  • AOPA recommends following all guidance provided by the CDC and state and local officials.   Stay up to date on the latest COVID-19 impacts to General Aviation at this AOPA web page

Posted by AOPA Announcements on Apr 23, 2020 8:43 AM EDT