Aviation important to Oconee County
During National Aviation Week this week, Oconee Economic Alliance draws attention to a pair of successful aero-space industries that call the county home. Oconee is home to Just Aircraft, a light sport aircraft maker near Walhalla, and to RBC AeroStructures, a maker of aero-space control rods in the Oconee Commerce Park. Governor Nikki Haley last year proclaimed the first South Carolina Aviation Week—recognizing the value of aviation to the state. South Carolina counts six commercial service airports and 61 general aviation airports, including the Oconee Regional Airport near Clemson.