View of Whiteplains Plantation

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

Thursday, July 19, 2012

SCBC at Triple Tree Procedure

Please check back from time to time for updates and before you leave to come to the Triple Tree Aerodrome Fly-In
Last Revision date: 7/18/2012
(Only change is ground Frenquency is now 123.9)
Printable Version: Arrival_Procedure_8_16_2011.pdf (updated PDF soon.)
TRIPLE TREE AERODROME ARRIVAL PROCEDURE
Due to the increased volume of traffic in the past few years, Triple Tree has adjusted the Arrival procedures for the fly-in to accommodate the pilots AND professionals in the control tower. This will help alleviate any potential hazards and ensure a safe and expeditious flow of traffic into a fun-filled environment.
ARRIVAL PROCEDURES FROM THE WAL-MART DISTRIBUTION CENTER:
·        Approach Triple Tree (except Ultra-Lights) from a point 8 NM south of the airport.  The landmark that will be used to identify this point is the Wal-Mart Distribution Center          (N 34.543’ W 81.995’) (GRD 020/19.5 NM) which is located just south of Interstate 385 and US Highway 221. This landmark will be referred to as “Wally World”.
·        From Wally World fly a heading of 020º along US Highway 221 and look for the town of Enoree (N 34.650 W 81.956). From Enoree, fly a heading of 305º and fly directly over the Triple Tree Control Tower. Enter a midfield left downwind (northwest) for Runway 3 or, if runway 21 is the active, a right downwind. A close-in downwind would be appreciated. Tower will instruct you on landing sequence and traffic advisories at this point.  
·        All arrivals: Keep radio chatter to the absolute minimum. When checking in over Wally World and Enoree, just state your Type and Color; No “N” number. Radio congestion at this point is not safe! Monitor the Multi-com frequency of 122.9 MHz as far out as practical.  Be on your toes!
·        Maintain 85 KIAS (or 96 MPH) & 1,700 MSL. Landing lights on.
·        Twins: Same instruction as above except fly at 100 KIAS or less & 2,000 MSL. You will be overflying aircraft on the same heading off “Wally World” who may or may-not be following the altitude restrictions. Eyes out the clear part of the canopy!
·        Ultra-Lights: Enter the opposite downwind (southeast) at 1,200 MSL (500 AGL). If radio equipped, listen for advisories on 122.9. If not radio equipped, sequence yourself as best you can. Keep a close pattern and we’ll work traffic around you. Clear the runway ASAP.
·        AGAIN, your best radio etiquette and then only state your aircraft type and color e.g., “white over blue Bonanza, Wally World”.
·        Clear the runway ASAP to the east. Look for a “Follow-Me” vehicle and switch to123.9 to communicate your intentions. Make sure that your mags and master switches are off. Please check 121.5 for ELT.
NORDO Aircraft: If you plan on flying into the aerodrome with no radio (NORDO); please call the control tower @ (864-420-0596) and provide them with the following info:       
  1. Type
  2. a/c
  3. Color
  4. Departure Point
  5. ETA to the Airport
   
DEPARTURE PROCEDURES
When departing runway 3 or 21, fly runway heading until reaching 3NM (or above 2000 MSL) then proceed on course.
Lastly: Welcome to Triple Tree and enjoy the FUN, FELLOWSHIP and HOSPITALITY.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION AND WE ENJOY HAVING YA’LL!!!

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