View of Whiteplains Plantation

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

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Day After.... 1-30-2014



Video by: Don Cook  Whiteplains Plantation Gilbert, SC.   SC99

Just a day later after the big snow, as you can see, not much left. Filmed from a Phantom II Vision Quad Chopper at 400 feet.   Return and auto land.

Snow Day in SC Vidio by Phantom II Vision Quad


Yes it does snow in South Carolina.  Not often, but it does.  Snow from 1-29-2014.


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Snow at Whiteplains Plantation 1-29-2014

 Snow Started at 9:00 PM
  























The snow started last night around 9 PM.  By 11:45 PM is was all but over.  Managed to get almost 2 inches in all.  Air shots from my Phantom II Vision Quad Chopper.
FAA Safety Team | Safer Skies Through Education
New Issue of FAA Safety Briefing Available
Notice Number: NOTC5139
The January/February 2013 issue of FAA Safety Briefing explores the important role technology plays in keeping general aviation safe and efficient. Articles discuss the many benefits of emerging technologies as well as the potential safety hazards of being too technologically focused.
 
Among the feature articles in this issue include:

  • "The (Lost) Art of Paying Attention" - a look at how pilots can manage the attraction to technological distraction (p. 8)
  • "New Technologies, New Procedures" – making the most of NextGen modernization options (p. 16)
  • and "There’s Light at the End of the Runway" – using data and technology to improve runway safety (p. 24)
Other features include an aviation road map to the information superhighway (p. 13), how to avoid automation bias (p. 12), and “Brushing Back the Dark,” a look at latest in night vision technology (p. 20).
 
The issue’s Jumspeat department (p. 1) explains the important balance of adopting, adapting, and being adept when it comes to integrating new technology, while Nuts, Bolts, and Electrons (p. 31) covers how to combat distractions in the workplace.
 
The link to the online edition is: http://www.faa.gov/news/safety_briefing/. Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter - @FAASafetyBrief
 
FAA Safety Briefing is the safety policy voice for the non-commercial general aviation community.  The magazine's objective is to improve safety by:
  • making the community aware of FAA resources
  • helping readers understand safety and regulatory issues, and
  • encouraging continued training

Produced by the editors, FAA Safety Briefing, http://www.faa.gov/news/safety_briefing/
Address questions or comments to: SafetyBriefing@faa.gov.


Follow us on Twitter @FAASafetyBrief or www.twitter.com/FAASafetyBrief.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Winter storm warning for Lexington County, SC.

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE COLUMBIA SC
157 PM EST MON JAN 27 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING LATE TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY
MORNING FOR CENTRAL SOUTH CAROLINA AND THE CENTRAL SAVANNAH RIVER
AREA OF GEORGIA...

.A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL PUSH THROUGH CENTRAL SOUTH CAROLINA AND
THE CENTRAL SAVANNAH RIVER AREA OF GEORGIA TONIGHT. MUCH COLDER
AIR WILL FOLLOW THIS FRONT. THE FRONT WILL STALL JUST OFF THE
COAST AND LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP ALONG THE STALLED FRONT. THE
OFFSHORE LOW WILL PUSH MOISTURE INLAND AND THIS MOISTURE COMBINED
WITH THE COLD AIR SHOULD RESULT IN WINTRY PRECIPITATION.

THE WINTER STORM WARNING CRITERIA FOR CENTRAL SOUTH CAROLINA AND
THE CENTRAL SAVANNAH RIVER AREA OF GEORGIA IS AT LEAST 2 INCHES
OF SNOW...OR AT LEAST 1/4 OF AN INCH OF ICE ACCUMULATION.

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TUESDAY TO 9 AM EST
WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN COLUMBIA HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR SNOW...SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM 11 AM TUESDAY TO 9 AM EST WEDNESDAY. THE WINTER STORM
WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* LOCATIONS...CENTRAL SOUTH CAROLINA AND THE CENTRAL SAVANNAH
  RIVER AREA OF GEORGIA.

* HAZARD TYPES...SNOW...SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATION OF 2 TO 4 INCHES AND
  1/4 TO 1/2 INCH OF ICE.

* TIMING...LATE TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...VERY DANGEROUS TRAVEL MAY DEVELOP. THERE MAY BE
  LENGTHY POWER INTERRUPTIONS.

* WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...READINGS WILL BE IN THE UPPER 20S AND LOWER 30S
  TUESDAY AFTERNOON...IN THE LOWER TO MID 20S TUESDAY NIGHT AND
  WEDNESDAY MORNING...AND IN THE 30S WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. LOWS
  WILL BE IN THE TEENS WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...
SLEET...AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL
VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.  ONLY TRAVEL IN
AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

Michael J. Kalec, Emergency Manager
Emergency Management Division
Lexington County Department of Public Safety
Public Safety Administration-Suite 102
434 Ball Park Road
Lexington SC  29072
Office:  803-785-8343
24 hr.cell: 803-518-1763
Fax: 803-785-8628

Subject: Beaufort County SC Air Day Events 4-5 & 4-26-2014


Hello,
My name is Joy Nelson. I’m the PIO for Beaufort County. In April 2014 we will be hosting two Air Day events at each of the County owned and operated airports. (Apr 5, 2014 – Lady’s Island & Apr 26, 2014 Hilton Head Island Airport) I’ve reached out to several pilots with planes as well as organizations/businesses with planes to have those on display. I have also reached out to the military for displays and several aeronautical organizations/businesses to come and set up a information table. I wanted to reach out to the SC Breakfast Club to inform the group of the event and see if there are any interested pilots who wanted to come down for the day. In the coming weeks I will design a flyer that can be inserted into a Newsletter or email to help get the word out about our events. Please pass along my email address to those who may be interested in attending or those who have questions.

Thank you and have a wonderful day,

Joy Nelson
Public Information Officer
Beaufort County
843-255-2250

Monday Morning Get Together At K-Mart

Photo by: Steve Sanderson

We had record attendance of 19 members at the Whiteplains K-Club this morning as we welcomed our newest Whiteplains neighbor and K-Club member Tony Speranza, pictured in the right front.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

FAA Safety Team | Safer Skies Through Education

"LIVE WEBINAR: Why Did They Do That? (Vol. 2) Avoiding Fuel Related Accidents"

Topic: Avoiding Fuel Related Accidents (Offered THREE Times on Jan. 28)
On Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Location:   ON YOUR OWN COMPUTER!
Bright Spot, Inc.

Hilton, NY 14468
Select Number:
EA2353457
Description:

Disregard the time shown above! It is automatically generated.  The webinar will be run at three different times on January 28. You will choose one of these times:
3:00 PM EST, 2:00 PM CST, 1:00 PM MST, 12:00 NOON PST (2000 UTC)
8:00 PM EST, 7:00 PM CST, 6:00 PM MST, 5:00 PM PST (0100 UTC)
11:00 PM EST, 10:00 PM CST, 9:00 PM MST, 8:00 PM PST (0400 UTC)

See the "Additional Event Info" by clicking on the link below for details on how to participate in this exciting webinar!
To view further details and registration information for this seminar, click here.
The sponsor for this seminar is: The FAA Safety Team
The FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) is committed to providing equal access to this meeting/event for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please communicate your request as soon as possible with the person in the 'Contact Information' area of the meeting/event notice. Note that two weeks is usually required to arrange services.
The following credit(s) are available for the WINGS/AMT Programs:
Basic Knowledge 3 - 1 Credit

Click here to view the WINGS help page

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Home Owners Meeting 1-21-2014



Photos by: Steve Sanderson, Posie Cook and Phil Rainwater

A few pictures from our Whiteplains Home Oweners Meeting.  No one left hungry. Thanks to Steve Sanderson and Jenny Bloom for hosting this years meeting.   See you all next year.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Whiteplains Annual Meeting for 2014 1-21-2014

Photo of 2013 Whiteplains Plantation Association Meeting       Photo by: Phil Rainwater
Please make plans to attend the annual meeting of the Whiteplains Plantation Association, to be held Tuesday, January 21, 2014 @ 6:00 pm.   
Steve Sanderson and Jenny Bloom are hosting the event in their hangar, 228 Cirrus Lane.
Hudson's BBQ is catering the meal and the cost is $12 per plate, payable at the door.
Please RSVP to me at lascribner@windstream.net by Wednesday, January 15, 2014 so we can give Hudson's an accurate count.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Tony

Saturday, January 11, 2014

"The Number One Killer in General Aviation and How to Prevent It"


FAA Safety Team | Safer Skies Through Education
"The Number One Killer in General Aviation and How to Prevent It"
Topic: Judgment and Decision Making for GA Pilots
On Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Location:
South Carolina Civil Air Patrol HQ
3901 CAP Wing Drive
Headquarters Bldg
West Columbia, SC 29170
Select Number:
SO1353452
Description:
CDR Barry Hull, USNR (Retired) will discuss the structure of judgment and decision-making.
Be prepared to examine judgment in a way that you may never have considered, and that could revise how you go about the business of making decisions and choices.
To view further details and registration information for this seminar, click here.
The sponsor for this seminar is: SC FAASTeam
The FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) is committed to providing equal access to this meeting/event for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please communicate your request as soon as possible with the person in the 'Contact Information' area of the meeting/event notice. Note that two weeks is usually required to arrange services.
The following credit(s) are available for the WINGS/AMT Programs:
Basic Knowledge 3 - 1 Credit

Click here to view the WINGS help page

"Flying to Canada and Alaska -- What is Required and What is Nice to Have with You"

FAA Safety Team | Safer Skies Through Education
Topic: Flying to Canada and Alaska -- What is Required and What is Nice and Handy to Have With You
On Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Location:
Greenville Downtown Airport
100 Tower Drive
Jet Center Conference Room
Greenville, SC 29607
Select Number:
SO1353224
Description:
Dale Ellis will present a seminar on the steps necessary to fly from the "lower 48" to Canada, flying within Canada, and then the steps necessary to fly from Canada to either Alaska or back the "lower 48".  He will also offer comments on what airmen should have along on such a flight and what is nice to have (but necessarily required).
Dale is a retired airline pilot, having flown Dehavilland Dash-8's for 20 years for Piedmont Airlines (formally Henson Airlines).  In addition to a Multi-Engine ATP, he also holds a CFI with Airplane Single and MultiEngine Ratings as well as Instrument Airplane Rating.
To view further details and registration information for this seminar, click here.
The sponsor for this seminar is: SC FAASTeam
The FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) is committed to providing equal access to this meeting/event for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please communicate your request as soon as possible with the person in the 'Contact Information' area of the meeting/event notice. Note that two weeks is usually required to arrange services.
The following credit(s) are available for the WINGS/AMT Programs:
Basic Knowledge 3 - 1 Credit

Click here to view the WINGS help page

Friday, January 10, 2014

Update on Ed Fisher lot work

Steve Sanderson sent some pictures of the road and site work being done on Ed Fishers lot. He took them this past Wednesday.  As you can see, a lot of work has been done, and a lot still remains.  1-10-2014


Saturday, January 04, 2014

K-Clubbers Update on Sheila

Sent in by: Steve Sanderson Whiteplains Roaming Reporter
 
 
Good Morning, K-Clubbers,
 
Yesterday at noon Dick Hitt and I stopped by K-Mart for lunch.  We were very pleased to see our good friend Sheila, who took such good care of us at the K-Club for so many years. 
 
You recall that we sent Sheila a Whiteplains 2014 calendar, signed my most of us, for Christmas; and she wrote us the following:
 
 
 
"Thanks so much for the calendar.  I really loved it!  Thanks for all of the signatures!  This has really made my day and Christmas.
 
Miss you much!  Miss all the good times!
 
Have a very Merry Christmas and a great New Year.
 
Love you Guys!"

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Whiteplains Plantation New Years 2014


Thanks to the Crimm's and all who brought the amazing goodies that made our New Years Eve celebration at Whiteplains such a great event.