View of Whiteplains Plantation

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

Friday, February 24, 2012

Guess who is on the cover of Breeze


Look Who's On The Cover!

This is the Spring 2012 Coast Guard Auxiliary publication of The Breeze for District 7, covering Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Story on pages 22 and 23. It was an interesting and fun day – this was a great crew to share it with. I knew the photo was a good one when I took it but it looks better on the cover!

Photo by: Barbara Burchfield

Thursday, February 23, 2012

From: Lara Kaufmann [mailto:laralkaufmann@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 9:22 PM
Subject: Aviation Summer Camp scholorships available

Hi all,

This summer 50 free scholarships will be given out for kids to attend an aviation summer camp in S.C. See: http://www.thecelebratefreedomfoundation.org/#!soar/vstc8=education-camps and attached information for details. My understanding is that 50 free scholarships will be available. One set aside for each county in S.C. and 4 extra "floating" ones.

Just wanted you to know in case you knew of a deserving youth who is interested in aviation. If you do, please let them know about it. They may want to apply!

Thanks,

Lara Kaufmann

Public Relations Director
Greenville Downtown Airport in S.C.







New Park at GMU


Hi all,
I just wanted to fill you in on the current progress of the park project at GMU. Please see attached drawing. This is the "1st Draft" design for the Park at GMU! Thanks Parks McLeod!... The runways shown are not the real ones, they will be in the park! The plan is to have a "taxi way" around the park for people to use for exercising; a natural amphitheatre for viewing the real runway action and to use for school trip lessons; a picnic pavilion; a plane fuselage that will serve as the entrance to the park; airplane wings over benches that will serve as shade structures; and of course some play equipment surrounded by lots of open green space! The city permits to start moving dirt have been applied for. Please consider donating so we can get the park built! For more information please visit. http://www.greenvilledowntownairport.com/Park.html or follow the project on Facebook.
On Thursday, May 24th there will be a huge fundraising party for the park! Get your tickets now athttp://www.eventbrite.com/event/2875439517!!! We will be having a silent auction. If anyone has items they would like to donate, please let me know. Event sponsorships will be available. More details to follow. The band will be http://www.legendsofbeach.com/fr_home.cfm which includes members from the orginal Embers band!!
Hope you are having a great day!
Lara Kaufmann
GMU PR

Hamilton-Owens Event


Monday, February 20, 2012

Collings P-51 Flight Demo


Ever want to see what the check list is like in a P-51 Mustang? Ok, click on the video to see.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Bo C170A T&L 2-15-2012


Video by: Don Cook

Short video of Bo Fender at the controls of his new plane, Cessna 170A. Congratulations, Bo and Susan on the purchase of your new plane.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Champion Plugs - 4Sale


Hello fellow pilots - if anyone needs new sparkplugs at a discount - I have 12 Champion RHM40E that have never been opened and I cannot use them - my engine takes another plug.
 
Let me know if you wouild like to have these at a discount.  Bob - 803-608-7832
 

K-Mart Whiteplains Breakfast Club

                                                          2-13-2012 Steve Sanderson Photo

We had a great turn out this morning at K-mart for breakfast. 

Friday, February 10, 2012


I was honored to represent our Whiteplains neighbors at noon today, where Dick Hitt received the Wright Brothers Master Pilot award for 50 years of contributions to aviation and safe flying.

The presentation was at the annual meeting of the South Carolina Aviation Association, held at the Grande Dunes Marriott in Myrtle Beach.  Over 300 aviation leaders from South Carolina were present to honor Dick and Judy for this very fine achievement.

Pictured with Judy and Dick Hitt is Marty Crouch from the Columbia FSDO.

Steve Sanderson

Monday, February 06, 2012

Gilbert Fire Department Donation

Mike Moore handing over check to Chief Jerry Crout

Mike and Jean Moore hosted SC99's first "Soup-Off".  Good food and fun was 
enjoyed with 40 plus in attendance.  The winners were Bobbie Crimm 3rd place,
Peggy Como 2nd place, and Ann Cargile was this year's winner capturing 
1st place honors.  As a result of her victory and help with the awards 
future soup-offs will now be called "Souper Chef". 
 
In addition to good food and fun, we raised almost $112.00. 
The money was donated to the Gilbert Fire Department and accepted by 
Chief Jerry Crout who stated the money will be used to purchase equipment 
for the station.

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Bo Home Coming 2-3-2012


Video by: Don Cook

Friday night, at the Fender's hanger, we had a drop in to welcome home James "Bo" Fender after serving a year in Afganistan while serving with the US Army. If you didn't get to attend, here is a short video from last night.

Thanks again Bo, for your service to your country.