View of Whiteplains Plantation

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

Thursday, October 20, 2011

FAASTeam Safety Roundtable 10-28-2011


"General Aviation Safety Roundtable"
Topic: Accident Review and Safety Discussion
On Friday, October 28, 2011 at 7:00 PM
Location:
Special Services Corporate Hanger
54 Watson Aviation Road

Greenville, SC 29607
Select Number:
SO1340847
Description:
The South Carolina Aviation Safety Council is hosting a General Aviation Safety Roundtable at the Greenville Downtown Airport. 
To view further details and registration information for this seminar, click here.
The sponsor for this seminar is: FAASTeam
The following credit(s) are available for the WINGS/AMT Programs:
Basic Knowledge 3 - 1 credit

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Over 136,600 pilots earned WINGS credits last year. Will you, this year?

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Congratulations - Ed Fisher


Honoring EAA’s 2011 Hall of Fame Inductees
EAA will welcome and honor five new members to its Halls of Fame on Thursday, October 27, 2011. All EAA members are invited to attend the induction ceremony and dinner that evening in the EAA AirVenture Museum. Order tickets online or call 800-236-1025.
Representing Ultralights, International Aerobatic Club, Vintage Aircraft Association, Warbirds of America, and Homebuilders, these inductees capture the spirit of EAA and its community.
Ed FisherEd Fisher
Gilbert, S.C.
Homebuilders Hall of Fame

Fisher, an EAA member since the late 1960s, grew up in an EAA family, and by age 12 he was helping his mom and dad build airplanes at Birdland, the family airstrip in Thompson, Ohio. Ed’s first completed homebuilt was Sonerai 1 Blueberry, which he started in high school, and was to be the first of 18 homebuilts he completed. His first “original” design was the Zippy Sport, which placed third in the 1983 Western Flyer/EAA ARV design contest.
His company, Raceair Designs, was formed in 1990, and designs such as the Skylite, Micro Mong, Flitplane, Zipster, and Lil Bitts have all come from Ed’s hands and mind. Five of his designs have been made available as plans, and two of these designs, the Skylite and Zipster prototypes, have been Oshkosh grand champion award winners and regional winners in the Ultralight category.

Earl Yerric - Died 10-18-2011

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We pause for a moment of silence to mourn the passing of our good friend and fellow pilot Earl Yerrick, from Columbia, South Carolina. Earl passed away this morning following a long illness. 10-18-2011
High Flight
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up the long delirious, burning blue,
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew -
And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod
The high untresspassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.

Reported by: Steve Sanderson

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Flight to 1N1 from T82

Mt. by ABQYes, we need to peeeee...... Last fix before 1N1Close to ABQPICT1325Roswell, NM.
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Flight to 1N1 from T82, a set on Flickr.

Today's pictures of our flight to 1N1 from T82. More later. Pooped! Going to bed.

Slide show of Fredericksburg, Tx.



9/29 - 9/20/2011
We arrived safe and sound at the Hangar Hotel on Thursday.  After unloading and checking in, we took a cab into town for dinner.  We left today (Friday) 12:30 PM after eating at the Airport Cafe located next to the Hangar Hotel, and arrived at 1N1 airpark at 3:00.  We are going to go to the balloon festival some time later next week.  Video to follow later.