View of Whiteplains Plantation

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

Friday, January 28, 2011

FAA aircraft re-registration under way


FAA is requiring all owners of aircraft, to re-register all aircraft in the USA. You should receive a notice in the month that your plane was registered. This can be done online, at the link below.

http://www.faa.gov/licenses_certificates/aircraft_certification/aircraft_registry/

Monday, January 24, 2011

Whiteplains Plantation Homeowners Meeting 2011



Video by: Don Cook

Short video shot during the meeting for the 20011 Whiteplains Homeowners Annual meeting held on 1-18-2011.

A special thanks to Willem & Alice Meiners' for hosting this even.

Whiteplains Plantation Announcement 1-24-2011

As we begin our business for 2011, the Whiteplains Plantation
 
Association Board of Directors has completed our first official act of
 
electing officers for the year. We are pleased to pass along this
 
information to everyone. Please continue to share your thoughts and
 
ideas with the Board as we make progress in the coming year.
 
 
 
Jeff Cargile, President/Chairman of Board
 
Dennis Perry, Vice President
 
Terry Yon, Treasurer
 
Steve Crimm, Secretary
 
Micah Froese, Board Member at Large
 
 
 
We all will appreciate your support and help in 2011.
 
Jeff Cargile  
 

Seafire Mk.15: A Hooked Spitfire

Check out this video on the SeaFire MK15

Link:  http://www.eaavideo.org/video.aspx?v=652189715001

Thanks to Steve Sanderson for sharing with us.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Lunch trip - Greenville Downtown Airport

Good Afternoon,

It is a BEAUTIFUL day in South Carolina as we send you our very best Thursday greetings.  As we predicted yesterday, your editor cranked up the Cessna this morning and took Jenny’s mom Ada Bloom and Jenny’s aunt Linda Evans for a plane ride.  Linda sat up front with me and flew the plane from the right seat, and did a very good job of following the GPS directly to the Greenville Downtown Airport, where we had lunch. 

Much to our delight as we taxied up to the front door of the airport restaurant, a bus full of senior citizens had also arrived for lunch.  We took our seats along side of them and sadly we fit right in,  as we did not look much different.  We were treated to a brief overview of the airport by Lara Kaufmann from the airport authority, and I announced to the group that we often fly there for lunch and pointed out our plane out front.

Here is a shot from our back yard after we returned to our home airpark:
Posted by: Steve Sanderson

GPS TEST

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION
FLIGHT ADVISORY

GPS Testing
CSFTL GPS 11-01
January 20-February 11, 2011
February 15-February 22, 2011
Brunswick, GA
The Department of Defense will conduct GPS tests on January 20th through February
22nd, 2011. During testing, the GPS signal may be unreliable or unavailable.
A. Location: Centered at 304906N/0802811W or the location know as 105.25
degrees and 52.1 NM from the SSI VOR.
B. Dates and times: GPS testing is scheduled on January 20th through February 11th,
2011 from 0000-0245 UTC daily and February 15th through February 22nd, 2011
from 0000-0245 UTC daily. These tests may not be concurrent so pilots are
advised to check NOTAMS frequently for possible changes prior to operating in the
area.
C. Duration: Several test events will be conducted and will be active for 45 minutes
followed by 15 minutes of off time.
D. During testing, GPS will be unreliable and may be unavailable with in a circle with
a radius of 370NM and centered at 304906N/0802811W or the location known as
105.25 degrees and 52.1 NM from the SSI VOR at FL400; decreasing in area with
a decrease in altitude to a circle with a radius of 325NM at FL250; a circle with a
radius of 260NM at 10,000FT MSL and a circle with a radius of 215NM at 4,000FT
AGL.
E. Pilots are highly recommended to report anomalies during testing to the
appropriate ARTCC to assist in the determination of the extent of GPS degradation
during tests.
The NOTAMs discussed in this advisory may change with little or no notice.
Pilots are advised to check NOTAMs frequently for possible changes prior to
operations in the area. NOTAMs will be published at least 24 hours in advance
of any GPS tests.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

J3 Cub Landing - Pilot Dick Hitt 1-14-2011



Video by: Don Cook

Dick Hitt and Jack Fastnaught returning just before sunset, after some dual instruction in Dick's Piper J-3 Cub. Nice landing Dick.

Pilot Mike Kelly in his Cessna L-19 Birddog





Pictures by: Steve Sanderson

Dick Hitt got to fly in Mike Kelly's Cessna L-19
Birddog. Mike has his own private airport near Wangener.  




 

Click on picture to see full size.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Charles Lindbergh Film

Check out this link http://www.airportappraisals.com/qualifications/ to see some really old film of Charles Lindbergh flight to France.


I suggest you first click on   "CONTACT"  on the left side and then select #1, (in the middle of the picture will
have  an    >)    Click on it and then watch each reel in order, #1 through #4.  After each one, go back to CONTACT, click it again and then go to the next one.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Snow At Whiteplains 1-10/1-11-2011


Video and Pictures by; Don Cook

Video of some of the snow for Monday and Tuesday. Oh what fun. Come on Summer.

Just a reminder of the.....

Just a reminder of the Whiteplains Plantation Homeowners Association,
2011 Annual Meeting
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 6:30 PM

Willem & Alice Meiners’ Hangar
200 Whiteplains Court

The meal will be from Hudson BBQ, $10 per person, pay at the door.

If you haven't called already, please RSVP to jeff.cargile@gmail.com
or call 803-358-1138.

Be present to vote on the 2011 budget.

NextGen Briefing



This is funny, yet this is again, the FAA.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Is 3rd Class medial on the way out?

 

Commenting on the 3rd class medical

Posted by Janice Wood · January 4, 2011
David Wartofsky, owner/operator of Potomac Airfield, closest of the Maryland 3 airports to downtown Washington D.C., who has filed petition to replace the FAA’s 3rd class medical with a driver’s license for private flying, passes along this recent comment to his petition from Dr. Donald Senter. You can read the full comment below, but we wanted to highlight Dr. Senter’s closing salvo: “If they are safe to drive in the horrible traffic to get to an airport, they are safe to fly a light aircraft.”
Here is his full comment:
“This comment is in support of David Wartofsky’s excellent petition. I am a practicing physician of 45 years, a pilot for 44 years with private and commercial ratings. I was the Director of Aeromedical Services and Chief Flight Surgeon for the USAF 4th Tac Fighter Wing from 1966 to 1968. For many years was a FAA Senior Flight Medical Examiner. Have done in the past 100’s to thousands of flight medical exams for both civilian and military purposes.
“For private flying, the bureaucratic hassle of flight physicals has always been an burden that is not needed. It is my opinion that it’s a self-serving bureaucracy more interested in prolonging its power and control over citizens and frequently discriminates against pilots and those who want to be pilots. They stay 10 to 20 years behind the current practice of medicine in updating their regulations. Changes in the rules are frequently only after NTSB mandates or lawsuits.
“I wrote a much more lengthy comment but the time out lost all of it, perhaps this is another Washington error.
“Pilots do their own medical certification every time they get in their car or in their plane. This is not like flying a U-2 or SR-71 where a medical exam precedes every flight. If they are safe to drive in the horrible traffic to get to an airport, they are safe to fly a light aircraft.”

Monday, January 03, 2011

Whiteplains Calendar January 2011


Whiteplains Plantation Homeowners Association Meeting

Whiteplains Plantation Homeowners Association, 2011 Annual Meeting
Tuesday, January 18, 2011  at 6:30 PM
 
Willem & Alice Meiners’ Hangar
200 Whiteplains Court
 
The meal will be from Hudson BBQ, $10 per person, pay at the door.
Please RSVP to jeff.cargile@gmail.com or call 803-358-1138.
 
Be present to vote on the 2011 budget.