View of Whiteplains Plantation

View of Whiteplains Plantation
Over Head View - Taken May 8, 2011 Photo By: Phil Rainwater

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Board of Directors Meeting

Update 6-27-2007


Monday’s board meeting had a good turn out with thirteen residents and five board members in attendance. If you have never been to one, come on out to the next one and see how your community government works.

It was reported that the lawn mower is paid off. Not bad for only its second year. To date we have almost 100 hours on the mower that has worked flawlessly. Thanks to Bill Como and Jim Causey for making this happen.

Bill Como reported that the Sign's are all installed and came in under budget. Thanks to Vicky, Bill and Don for making it all happen.

Bill also reported that volunteers are still needed for mowing and weed whacking. Volunteers help keep the regime fees low. If you want them to stay low, then volunteering an hour or two of your time would really help and be appreciated by all the current volunteers.

The windsock has been repaired. The part that keeps failing is made of thin plastic and isn’t the right material for this application. Maybe we can get one of the machine folks to make us one out of metal if it fails again.

Ken reported that the green light for the beacon has failed. They are going to check and see if a pulley can be installed on a tree on the property behind Whiteplains. This is need so that we have a way to lower the tower to make repairs on it, such as the beacon light and flags. A new American flag was purchased for the tower. They are going to purchase a new Whiteplains flag as the old one is in bad shape. Ken also reported that he has a lead for acquiring replacement runway lights.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Bridger's Well finished! The hole that is...






Today they finished drilling the Bridger's well. They had to go down to 705 feet of which 89 feet was sand and the rest solid rock. They should get 2 gal per minute out of it.
Better then nothing I guess.

Monday, June 25, 2007

What's Happening at Whiteplains....

Update: 6-25-2007

The wind sock has been repaired (again). The glue joint failed (again). This time Bill Como, and Don Cook repaired it using three screws. When it fails (again), we'll have to replace the base unit with a metal one, since the plastic one is too weak.

The MacKay home is now finished. I hear that they might be coming in to look at it on Thursday. Hope they have a nice trip coming over the pond.





The Bridger's are having a well drilled.







When I asked Rob how far down they where going he replied, "Till we hit water". Hope you find some, Rob.





If you have anything that you would like added to the What's Happening section of the blog, just send an email to duckey123@hotmail.com.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Board Meeting......

There will be a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Whiteplains Plantation Association on Monday, June 25, at 7 PM, in Ken & Peg's hangar.

All members of the community are invited to attend.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

ADS-B Demo in Hickory, NC


Today, Ken, Bill and Don flew up to Hickory, NC. to see a demo of the new ADS-B system that is being rolled out across the USA. Right now only traffic and weather are being uploaded, but they have a lot more planned for the future. Like all new technology, it is a bit pricey but they hope to get the cost down from $20,000 now to $3,000. Time will tell, but I think this is a step in the right direction.

NC took a bold step in getting this system out. They installed 200 units FREE to anyone that wanted one that already had the MX display in their panel. The only catch is that you had to agree to give demo flights, like the one we went to. Not a bad deal at all.


Below is a short Photoshow of our trip.

http://www.photoshow.com/watch/Nq7kS9t

Monday, June 18, 2007

New Pilot Tips Quick Reference Card Published

Read below tips on how to contact the correct AFSS by phone:

Download the Pilot Tips Quick Reference Card Now! (208KB)

AFSS Call Tree "Quick Steps "

When calling AFSS, you can use the following "quick steps" to navigate through the AFSS Call Tree, in place of voice recognition.

For the WX-BRIEF line (800-992-7433)

Press 1 to speak to a Briefer, and enter the two digit postal State Code on your telephone keypad (see table, below).

Press 2 to listen to TIBS, enter in the two digit postal State Code on your telephone keypad (see table, below).

Press 3 to record a Fast File. (available July 07)

Press 4 to hear Special Announcements.

Press 5 to be transferred to Technical Support.

For the TIBS only line (877-484-2799)

At the Choose State prompt, enter the two digit postal State Code (see below) on your telephone keypad.

State/Possession
Abbr.
2-DigitCode
3rdDigit

Alabama
AL
25
2

Alaska
AK
25
1

Arizona
AZ
29

Arkansas
AR
27

California
CA
22

Colorado
CO
26

Connecticut
CT
28

Delaware
DE
33

Dist. of Columbia
DC
32

Florida
FL
35

Georgia
GA
42
1
Hawaii
HI
44

Idaho
ID
43

Illinois
IL
45

Indiana
IN
46

Iowa
IA
42
2
Kansas
KS
57

Kentucky
KY
59

Louisiana
LA
52

Maine
ME
63
1
Maryland
MD
63
2

Massachusetts
MA
62
1

Michigan
MI
64
1

Minnesota
MN
66
1

Mississippi
MS
67
1

Missouri
MO
66
2

Montana
MT
68
1

Nebraska
NE
63
3

Nevada, North
NV
68
2

Nevada, South
NV
68
3

New Hampshire
NH
64
2

New Jersey
NJ
65
1

New Mexico
NM
66
3

New York
NY
69

North Carolina
NC
62
2

North Dakota
ND
63
4

Ohio
OH
64
3

Oklahoma
OK
65
2

Oregon
OR
67
2

Pennsylvania
PA
72
1

Puerto Rico
PR
77

Rhode Island
RI
74

South Carolina
SC
72
2


South Dakota
SD
73

Tennessee
TN
86

Texas
TX
89

Utah
UT
88
1

Vermont
VT
88
2

Virgin Islands
VI
84

Virginia
VA
82

Washington
WA
92

West Virginia
WV
98

Wisconsin
WI
94

Wyoming
WY
99


Friday, June 15, 2007

Blogg Site Summary

Just wanted to share some results of the Whiteplains Blog. See below.

Live Your Aviation Dream at Whiteplains Plantation

-- Site Summary ---

Visits

Total ........................ 2,599
Average per Day .................. 6
Average Visit Length .......... 4:34
This Week ....................... 45

Page Views

Total ........................ 5,420
Average per Day ................. 12
Average per Visit .............. 1.9
This Week ....................... 85

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Whiteplains Plantation Calender of Events - June 2007


Happy Birthday to the following Members:

June 11 - Vickey Gardner
June 21 - Susan Clark
June 22 - Dana Dunkieburger

June 27 - Ken Jefferson

SCBC Dates June:

June 3 - Anderson (AND)
June 17 - Cheraw (47J)

Other Dates:

June 17 - Fathers' Day
June 25 - Board of Directors Meeting 7 PM, in Ken & Peg's hangar