C. Cantzon Foster, II SCHAF Legal Advisor
C. Cantzon Foster, II is the legal advisor and founding board member of the South Carolina Historic Aviation Foundation. Cantzon is the founding member of the Foster Law Office, LLC, in Columbia, South Carolina.
He is a graduate of the College of Charleston and received his Juris Doctorate from the University of South Carolina School of Law.
Cantzon is a private pilot, member of the EAA Chapter 242, a Young Eagles volunteer pilot, Pilots and Paws volunteer pilot, an Eagle Scout, a member of the Columbia Rotary Club, and former President and charter member of the South Carolina Historic Aviation Foundation.
Cantzon is the father of Annabelle and Knox. He is a life-long resident of the Columbia, South Carolina community.
C. Cantzon Foster, II
Foster Law Offices, LLC
David McIntosh - Secretary
David McIntosh has been a member of SCHAF since 2012. He writes and edits the monthly e-mail newsletter for the membership of SCHAF and friends of SCHAF. He attended high school at Gordon Military in Barnesville, Georgia graduating in 1971 then attended the University of South Carolina where he earned a B.A., Journalism in 1975 and a Masters in Mass Communications in 1981. He has worked in broadcasting since 1972. Among the radio stations where he has worked are WXRY-FM, Columbia, WZLD-FM, Cayce, WHHR-FM, Hilton Head Island and WIOZ-FM, Pinehurst, North Carolina. Since 1986 he has been the News Director of WPUB/WCAM Radio in Camden, South Carolina and has won awards from the South Carolina Education Association and other groups for his coverage of various issues.
He is married to Mary Going McIntosh, who attended the University of South Carolina and also has a law degree from the USC Law School and is a practicing attorney. They have one daughter, Carrie McIntosh, who is majoring in Geology at the University of South Carolina.
David’s interest in aviation and history was formed at a young age. His father, Wilson Legare McIntosh, Sr. was an officer in the 8th and 9th air forces, and the United States Eastern Command during World War II. His brother, Wilson Legare McIntosh, Jr. was an officer in the United States Air Force serving the Air Force Postal and Courier Service and the Air Force Security Service in Germany and the United Kingdom. He is still fascinated by aviation and military history and history in general.
Xen K. Motsinger - Vice President of networking and membership
Xen K. Motsinger is a founding board member of South Carolina Historic Aviation Foundation and serves as vice president of networking and membership.
He was inducted into the South Carolina Aviation Hall of Fame in 1997, was born in Lafayette, GA.; he grew up in Taylorsville, NC.
Motsinger served in WW II as an Aviation Cadet in the Army Air Corps. He has served 30 years in the U.S. Army Reserves.
Motsinger received his undergraduate degree from Maryville, TN, and his graduate degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. He moved to Columbia in 1957 to begin work for the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. He retired from DHEC as director of certification after 31 years’ service.
He earned his private license in 1952. He operated Sandhills Aero Club for more than 20 years, affording many people the opportunity to learn to fly. Motsinger was also the co-owner of Eastwinds Airpark in Columbia. For more than 30 years, Motsinger has been a member of the South Carolina Breakfast Club, and he is a co-founder and member of the EAA, Chapter 242 since 1965.
He has judged many aviation contests, including Antique Airplanes at the Oshkosh International Air Show; Classic Airplanes at Sun Fun in Lakeland, Florida; Aeronca Fly-In, and the EAA Chapter 3 Antique/Classics Fly-In.
Among the many awards Motsinger has won for his accomplishments in aviation are: the Oshkosh Lindy Award, BestO-65 HP Oshkosh, Best 0-65 HP Sun Fun, Palmetto Sport Aviation Man of the Year Award, and the EAA Red McCord Award of Vintage Aircraft Chapter 3.
He continues to judge antique air shows and to serve as a field representative for the EAA Young Eagles Program.
He presently has, and flies, two Aeronca Champs and has other vintage aircraft projects underway.
Ron Shelton - Vice President of educational outreach
Ron Shelton is a founding board member of the South Carolina Historic Aviation Foundation and serves as vice president of educational outreach.
He is South Carolina State Museum Science and Technology curator emeritus. In retirement, he continues his professional involvement with, on-going study of, and appreciation for aviation and aerospace in all forms.
He fosters flying, especially through his leadership in Young Eagles, an international program that, as part of the international Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), introduces youngsters between the ages of 6 and 18 to the wonder of flight.
One of Shelton’s points of pride is that volunteer pilots of EAA Chapter 242, to which he has belonged since 1992, have flown more than 8,800 young people since the program began locally in 1992.
Shelton, who has served as EAA 242 coordinator of Young Eagles since 2005, was named international Young Eagles’ top coordinator in 2009. He accepted his award from actor and pilot Harrison Ford at that year’s Air Venture fly-in in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Shelton earned his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics from Olivet Nazarene University, and his Master’s degree in Science Education from Ohio State University.
He first came to South Carolina as a science teacher; his tenure at the South Carolina State Museum began in 1982, and he was instrumental in researching, designing and mounting numerous exhibits related to all aspects of science and technology, including those interpreting South Carolina’s aviation and aerospace legacies. He was engaged in preparations for three Doolittle Raiders’ reunions: 1992, 2002, and 2009.
He is intimately knowledgeable about the vintage B-25C that the South Carolina Historic Aviation Foundation recently purchased from Celebrate Freedom Foundation. He was personally involved in the logistics of moving the Mitchell Bomber from Owens Field to the front parking lot of the South Carolina State Museum where the plane was a focal point of the first two Doolittle Raiders’ reunions held in Columbia (where the crews chosen for the Doolittle Raid were recruited and commenced secret training.)
He holds dear a long-standing friendship with Dan Rossman, the student pilot who was flying left seat on D-Day when the B-25C ditched into Lake Greenwood (the instructor pilot, not Rossman, was at the controls when the propellers touched the water’s surface, disabling the plane.)
He holds an aviation-instrument pilot certificate (1,000+ hours) and, for more than 20 years, owned a share of a Cessna Skyhawk 172 whose partial restoration he engaged in.
He and his wife Pat have three grown children and nine grandchildren, and are members of the Church of the Nazarene where he has served on both the education committee and the mission board.
Larry Yon - Vice President of historic archives
Larry Yon is a founding board member of the South Carolina Historic Aviation Foundation and serves as vice president of historic archives.
Perhaps more than anyone else available to piece together a revered Mitchell bomber’s time line, Larry Yon knows the plane inside out.
Yon is, once again, a founding member of an organization established to protect and preserve the Midlands’ iconic B-25C. He recently helped create the South Carolina Historic Aviation Foundation.
In 1984, he was asked to preside over the Skunkie Memorial Corporation. (Note: Out of respect for the plane’s historic value, that unbecoming nickname is no longer favored for use.)
Shortly after the plane, recovered from Lake Greenwood’s bottom in 1983 , was returned to Columbia where its service record began, Yon was tapped to by his boss, Jim Hamilton, to lead the plane’s restoration effort.
At that time Yon was director of maintenance for Owens Airport, directed by Hamilton. Yon also was advisor of Explorer Post 214; those Explorer Scouts became the first team of volunteers to work on the restoration of a plane that nearly resembled a trash pile when the project, undertaken at Curtiss-Wright Hangar, began.
In time mechanics from Midlands Aviation were brought in to shore up the daunting task. More than $30,000, assembled by Don McElveen and John Rainey, was poured into cosmetic restoration of the plane. Yon supervised it all.
The plane was ready for a public appearance in 1992 when the Doolittle Raiders held their 50th reunion in Columbia, and again a decade later when the military heroes returned for their 60th reunion. Since then the only changes the plane has experienced have been negatively imposed by time and the elements.
Now Yon is back, in a position again to help get the plane the aid needed for it to take its proper place in the state’s’ history – as an icon representing the fleet that trained crews at Columbia Army Air Base and went on victory against international enemies.
Yon , a realtor now, approaches the new challenge with more than 6,200 flying hours, in more than 475 aircraft – with no accidents. He currently holds airline transport pilot and airplane multi-engine land certificates, has commercial privileges for single engine land and sea, as well as multi-engine sea planes, rotorcraft and helicopters.
Beginning with his own May 13, 1965 solo flight from Owens Field in a Cessna 150, NI750Z, and only six months later his private pilot check ride, he now is a basic ground instructor as well as a Gold Seal flight instructor for single, multi-engine, instrument, rotorcraft and helicopter. He flew the first recorded ultra-light flight on Columbia Metropolitan Airport.
He has been South Carolina Flight Instructor of the Year, and was this state’s first “Flying Lion”. He instructed the first female seaplane pilot to receive a single-engine sea rating from this state, served as FAA Accident Prevention Counselor as well as its Flight and Written Test Examiner.
He has been an FBI agent, served in Vietnam, and was honorably discharged from the US Navy Reserves.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Transportation degree, both from the University of South Carolina.
He is a member of Mount Hebron United Methodist Church and a lay speaker with the South Carolina United Methodist Conference. He and his wife Betty Banks Yon have a married son, Matthew, who is a United Methodist pastor. Matthew and his wife Katie have a new son, Christopher.
Kenneth Berry - President
Mr Ken Berry is Operations Manager at Berry's Freight. He became a member of the SCHAF board of directors in early 2012 following a period as a SCHAF member and volunteer.
Ken is a private pilot and aircraft owner and shares a passion for preserving aviation history and in assisting youth in their aviation interests.
Ronald G. Skipper - Restoration Chairperson
Ron is the restoration chairperson for SCHAF’s current restoration work.
Ron has been a member of SCHAF since 2010.
After 32 years of Civil Service, to include Ft. Jackson and Dorn VA Medical Center, he retired in 2006. Following that he worked seven years at Palmetto Health Richland Medical Center until 2013. Ron served 3 years in the US Army and 28 years with the Army Reserves.
He is married to Linda who is formerly from Michigan. She is retired from the State of South Carolina government. Together they have 2 daughters and 5 grandsons all living in Atlanta, GA.
Ron's interest in aviation started as a child, taking his first plane ride in a Piper Tri-Pacer at age 10 at Owens Field in 1962.
For several years Ron has been very dedicated to assisting with the restoration work on SCHAF’s B-25 bomber and is now playing a lead role.
Katherine Cuddy - Treasurer
Katherine is a lifelong resident of Columbia who took an interest in the B-25 bomber when it was brought to the Curtiss-Wright Hangar several years ago. Since joining SCHAF, she began volunteering with the restoration of the B-25. Katherine is a very regular volunteer with the restoration team. She is also an avid WWII airplane and military history enthusiast.
Katherine also chairs the SCHAF membership committee.
Scott Taylor Linaberry - Development
Mr. Linaberry became an advisor to the SCHAF Board in 2012 and was elected a Board Member in 2015.
Scott arrived in Columbia SC in 1990 to attend the University of South where he obtained a B.A. in Journalism. Mr. Linaberry began working in Five Points as a dishwasher in 1991 and quickly juggled his school schedule with work advancements ascending from dishwasher to bus-boy, cook, kitchen manager, server, bartender then bar manager prior to USC graduation in 1995. He then transferred to a more high volume Five Points bar and became the manager within two years receiving profit share for transforming that business from a half million dollar per year business into 1.5 million dollar per year business.
In 1996 Mr. Linaberry purchased a condominium in the Rosewood neighborhood on Deerwood Street and shortly after recorded his first log book entry: “5/15/1997 from CUB in a Cessna 172 called “Midlands 1” as Mr. Linaberry recalls. His love for flying had begun and he flew his first solo after 13 hours in August. Work, professional obligations and low resources quickly became a factor and he would only fly until September of that year before taking many years off. Later in 1997 he used his shares for the purchase of a business located in the Five Points Theater building on Harden Street and in 2000 purchased half of the Restaurant next door.
Also in 2000, Scott was elected onto the Five Points Association and continues to sit on the Board of Directors. He was president for two years in 2010-2011 donating his time working with the merchants, neighborhood leaders, City and County council people and City officials/staff to help reduce crime in Five Points during those potentially perilous years by 57%.
In 2001 Scott became a resident of Shandon when he purchased a home built in 1929 on the corner of Blossom and Holly Streets as he worked days and nights solely managing the bars and restaurants until he had earned enough to buy out his partner in 2006. Scott quickly purchased the Theater building and restored the Marquee and façade to their original glory while expanding operations at both locations.
In 2007, Scott began planning for a future not involving such late nights and purchased three rental homes on Harden Street picked for their unique 1950’s architecture and unique designs. Property management/improvement and acquisitions seemed to be a good fit for Scott. Also, and more importantly, in 2007, Scott was reacquainted with his love of aviation and became a student of Col. Earl Yerrick whom he studied and flew with until he earned his Private Pilot’s license on September 30, 2009.
In 2014, Mr. Linaberry developed some previously purchased property on Waccamaw Avenue in Wales Garden to expand the rental properties and has been dedicated to the design and development of those properties to enhance and improve the neighborhood. Scott is also anxiously waiting for the opportunity to utilize all of the skills and passions he has acquired in the past two decades and applying a love for flying from his CUB hangar with his talents as a property developer/manager and a restaurantor in an effort to breathe new life into the Curtiss-Wright Hangar.