View of Whiteplains Plantation

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

Friday, November 28, 2008

NACOmatic Web Site

Welcome to NACOmatic

This website automates the bulk download of NACO approach plates and airport diagrams - saving you all the otherwise unnecessary pointing and clicking that the FAA NACO and AOPA websites require.

If you want to download one plate at a time?http://www.naco.faa.gov/index.asp?xml=naco/online/d_tpp??

If you want to download by State or automate the process?www.NACOmatic.com?

This website has a wealth of information for Pilots. From Weather, TFRS, Notams and much more. Check it out at:

http://dranz.readyhosting.com/

https://www.notams.jcs.mil/dinsQueryWeb/

Don Cook

Sunday, November 23, 2008

WHITEPLAIN'S PILOTS ASSOCIATION MEETING

DECEMBER 8, 2008
TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: JIM WHEAT'S HANGAR

AGENDA:
UPDATE OF HAPPENINGS
RUNWAY LIGHTS
NEW HANGARS
NEW HOMEOWNERS

GUEST SPEAKER:

DELPHIN GANTT
Background: Airport planner for SC Dept of Commerce/Division of Aeronautics Inspector for all SC airports thru the Division of Aeronautics.
1600 Hrs F16 Time with the Air National Guard

Please participate and support the Pilot's Association.

Also, listed below are the dates for the 2009 Pilot's Association meetings.

Feb. 9, 2009
April 13, 2009
May 4, 2009 (Planning and organization for the WP Breakfast Club.
May 24, 2009 (WP Breakfast Club)
July 6, 2009
Sept 7, 2009
Nov. 9, 2009

If anyone has any input on the above dates, I would appreciate it if you would give me a call or give Joann a call.

Whiteplains Calendar 2009 Info


I've created a web page with instructions for ordering at

http://web.me.com/mbranning/Branning/Whiteplains_Calendar.html

Thanks! Michael

Friday, November 21, 2008

Boykin's Hanger Door Arrives

Boykin's hanger door arrived on a big truck. It takes a lot of effort to get it from the truck to the hanger. Check out the Photoshow to see how it's done. Great job!



Photo's by: Steve Sanderson

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Saturday, November 15, 2008

World Tracker Info

At the bottom of the Whitesplains' blog is a World Tracker Finder & Page Counter. You may have noticed that all of a sudden, most of the tracks have disappeared. This is due to a periodic clearing of the map due to so many tracks to display.

To the right of this is a site counter, below is the data as of this date.

Whiteplains - Fall Road Cleanup

In case you couldn't make the clean up this morning, fire up the Photoshow and join us as we make the rounds. Hope to see you at the next one. Thanks to the Fastnaught's for hosting this event once again.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Neat Runway Finder Web Page

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Found this cool web site that allows you to type in an airport
ID and it zeros in on it on the map.

If you know of a neat Aviation Web Page, forward it to me
so we can share it on the Blog.

Don Cook

Whitepains Birth Announcement


Debbie and I would like to announce the birth of our second daughter: Jenna Aiden Froese November, 13 2008 1:19 PM
Regards, Micah and Debora Froese

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Jet Lands at Whiteplains


Ray Hill sent in this picture he took yesterday of a jet landing at Whiteplains.
With a Jump-Jet it is possible... ha ha.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Corvair College #12 at Whiteplains Plantation, Nov. 7 – 9, 2008


Congratulation to Ed Fisher for hosting a special event here at Whiteplains Plantation. Corvair College #12 was a huge success this weekend with attendees coming from all across the country to learn how to convert the Corvair auto engine for use in aircraft.

The Corvair College is a program led by William Wynne from North Florida who is considered one of the country's foremost experts on Corvair engine conversion for aircraft use. The purpose of the ‘College’ is to assist all attendees, no matter their skill level, to learn the tools and knowledge required to get the Corvair engine ready for powering an airplane. William puts on about one college a year and conducts Corvair forums at Sun N Fun and Oshkosh. This is the twelfth college that William has conducted.

In my case, I was a total beginner and spent my time learning to disassemble an engine just as it was removed from the car. Others brought their own engines at various stages of readiness. Some brought parts needing inspection to determine their eligibility for use in an aircraft engine, while others had engines ready for final assembly. William and other technical leaders were available to share their knowledge and guide the assembly process and perform inspections.
One attendee, Larry Hudson from Indiana, completed his assembly and was able to put his engine on the run-up test stand. After a couple of false starts and a little final tweaking it started up and ‘purred like a kitten’.

Forty-Five people attended the College coming from as close as 200 yards (myself) and as far away as western Texas and Ontario, Canada. Others came from Michigan, Ohio, Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Alabama, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida and West Columbia.
Seven airplanes were flown in for the event: a C-170 from Ohio; 3 KR-2’s one each from Alabama, Pennsylvania and Columbia; a Pietenpol from Barnwell, SC; a Tri-Pacer from Virginia and a ‘Cleanex’ (that is a Corvair powered Sonex). In addition to the Sonex, Corvair engines powered two of the KR-2’s and the Pietenpol.

Many favorable commits were made about our community. One such as, ‘I may plan to retire here’. Ed has done a wonderful job of enhancing the reputation of Whiteplains across the country. GREAT JOB Ed! Let’s do it again next year.

Submitted by: Rob Bridgers

Whiteplains Community - Fall Road Cleanup

It's that time again for the Fall road clean-up.  This has always been an easy Saturday
morning adventure with good fellowship and friendship of our
community. It's also a good time to meet some new folks in the
community or even along the road, and to show our support to a better
and cleaner environment.

The clean-up will begin at the Fastnaught's home on Saturday the 15th on Nov.
at 8:30 AM for a light breakfast and then on to the road. Please dress warmly
and bring gloves.

We thank you in advance for all your help,

Jack & Diane

Sunday, November 09, 2008

CWP Class of 11-08-2008








Photoshow of this past Saturday's CWP class that was hosted in Steve Sandersons' hangar, and put on by Ray Hill, our instructor. It was a very interesting class, and we really had a ball at the gun range. Thank you Steve and Ray for making this available to us. Great place to live, Whiteplains Plantation is still number one and now a lot safer. If your interested, Ray is having another class soon. Contact Ray for more information.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Corvair College #12 Day One

Below is a Photoshow of some of the happenings during day one of the Corvair College. Saturday, starting at 9 am begins the classroom rebuild of a corvair engine. Come join us!

http://www.photoshow.com/watch/rx8Tr4Qc

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Fall Pictures Around Whiteplains November 2008








Steve Sanderson submitted the following pictures.
One and Two Gazibo, Three Niel on his Harley,
Four Gary Boykin's hangar, Five - Seven Alan Sisler's
unfinished hangar, Eight Sanderson's Home & plane.
If you have any pictures that you would like to share,
send them to: duckey123@hotmail.com

Sunday, November 02, 2008

To all Whiteplains pilots:

The VASI on Runway 27 will be out-of-service AT NIGHT ONLY for about a week. A repair part has been ordered.

The VASI will work normally during daytime hours (i.e., when the runway lights are off) by clicking 5 times within 5 seconds on 122.9 mHz.

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Please call me if you have any questions.

Ken

Come Fly with us to Macon, NC


What a great day it was for a flight to NC to see the fall colors. Bill Como, and John Gardner asked me if I'd like to join them. Not being one to say no to any flying trip I sat in the back seat and took the following pictures. Below is a Photoshow of our trip. So come aboard, the Cessna 172 it is full of gas, and we're ready to head out. Don't forget to fasten your seat belts.




Use this link if Photoshow doesn't start:
http://www.photoshow.com/watch/Ff9Cp8Zs

Photos by: Don Cook
11-01-2008