View of Whiteplains Plantation

View of Whiteplains Plantation
Over Head View

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Nellis AFB Airshow 2006

Check out the link below for some really great Air Shots from the airshow.

Whiteplains Calendar February 2007

Happy Birthday 2007!

February 1 Melissa Black
February 4 Sam Padgett
February 6 Beth Bridgers
February 8 Lauri Ackerman
February 9 Elaine Chatham

February 10 Judy Hitt & Kevin Lee Hogan
February 12 Linda Demaray

February 16 Hal Clark
February 21 Leah Crocker
February 23 Niel Bonacum & James Keisler

SC/SB Dates:

Febuary 11 Sumter (SMS)
Febuary 25 Columbia (CAE)

Special Dates:

February 14 Valentine's Day
February 17 Whiteplains Clean Up Day! Kick-off beakfast rear deck of the Fastnaught's @ 8:30
February 19 President's Day

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Monday night Pilot's Association Meeting 1/23/2007

James and Joann Keisler, and Ray Hill, Acting President of the Whiteplains Pilot's Association, served a delicious spaghetti dinner in the Keisler's hangar for the January meeting of the WPPA.

At this meeting, Lee Van Wormer thanked Ray Hill for taking over his duties as President and new officers were elected. For the upcoming year Eric Demaray will be president, Jack Fastnaught will be vice-president and Todd Falstad will continue for another year as safety officer.

Notes from meeting to be posted when released.

Reported by:

Nancy Van Wormer

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Board Meeting


The first meeting of the 2007 Board of Directors of the Whiteplains Plantation Association will be held on Friday, January 26, at 7 PM in Ken & Peg's hangar (393 Whiteplains Place).

Any property owner who desires to attend is invited. The tentative agenda is provided below.

Ken Plesser


Whiteplains Plantation Association
Board of Directors and Leadership Team Meeting

Friday, January 26, 2007, 7:00 PM


Approval of minutes of previous meeting (1/16/07)

President’s Report
Election Results: challenge period has expired
Beacon/flag situation
FAA data update
Overview of 2007 budget

Treasurer’s Report

Standing Committee Reports
Aviation Operations (Don)
Residential Operations (Bill)
Pilots Association (Lee/Ray)
Communications (Nancy)
Architectural Review Board (Dennis)
Ambassador (Jim)

Special Committee Reports
Signage Committee: interim report
Mowing Committee: 2007 contract offers must be mailed

Old Business
Liability/D&O Insurance

New Business
Nominate Committee Heads
Approve 2007 Budget

Set Date of Next Meeting

Executive Session: Outstanding Regime Fees

Monday, January 15, 2007

Annual Meeting reminder

Just a reminder that the Annual Meeting is tomorrow night in Ken & Peg's hangar. catered by Sheally's Bar-B-Que. Socializing at 6:15 with dinner at 7:00.

The caterer will be bringing "a few extra meals" so, if you didn't sign up already, it's not too late. Please call us at 957-8932 to add yourself to the list.


Sunday, January 07, 2007

Pilot's Error....

Tower: "Delta 351, you have traffic at 10 o'clock, 6 miles!" Delta 351: "Give us another hint! We have digital watches!"

Tower: "TWA 2341, for noise abatement turn right 45 Degrees." TWA 2341: "Center, we are at 35,000 feet. How much noise can we make up here?" Tower: "Sir, have you ever heard the noise a747 makes when it hits a 727?"

A student became lost during a solo cross-country flight. While attempting to locate the aircraft on radar, ATC asked, "What was your last known position?" Student: "When I was number one for takeoff." A DC-10 had come in a little hot and thus had an exceedingly long roll out after touching down. San Jose Tower Noted: "American 751, make a hard right turn at the end of the runway, if you are able. If you are not able, take the Guadeloupe exit off Highway 101, make a right at the lights and return to the airport."

A Pan Am 727 flight, waiting for start clearance in Munich , overheard the following: Lufthansa (in German):"Ground, what is our start clearance time?" Ground (in English):"If you want an answer you must speak in English." Lufthansa (in English):"I am a German, flying a German airplane, in Germany. Why must I speak English?" Unknown voice from another plane (in a beautiful British accent):"Because you lost the bloody war!"

Tower: "Eastern 702, cleared for takeoff, contact Departure on frequency 124.7" Eastern 702: "Tower, Eastern 702 switching to Departure. By the way, after we lifted off we saw some kindof dead animal on the far end of the runway." Tower: "Continental 635, cleared for takeoff behind Eastern 702, contact Departure on frequency 124.7. Did you copy that report from Eastern 702?" BR Continental 635: "Continental 635, cleared for takeoff, roger; and yes, we copied Eastern...we've already notified our caterers."

One day the pilot of a Cherokee 180 was told by the tower to hold short of the active runway while a DC-8 landed. The DC-8 landed, rolled out, turned around, and taxied back past theCherokee.Some quick-witted comedian in the DC-8 crew got on the radio and said,"What a cute little plane. Did you make it all by yourself?" The Cherokee pilot, not about to let the insult go by, came back with a real zinger:"I made it out of DC-8 parts. Another landing like yoursand I'll have enough parts for another one."

The German air controllers at Frankfurt Airport are renowned as a short-tempered lot. They not only expect one to know one's gate parking location, but how to get there without any assistance from them. So it was with some amusement that we (a Pan Am 747) listened to the following exchange between Frankfurt ground control and a British Airways 747, call sign Speedbird 206. Speedbird 206: "Frankfurt , Speedbird 206! clear of active runway." Ground: "Speedbird 206. Taxi to gate Alpha One-Seven." The BA 747 pulled onto the main taxiway and slowed to a stop. Ground: "Speedbird, do you not know where you are going?" Speedbird 206: "Stand by, Ground, I'm looking up our gate location now." Ground (with quite arrogant impatience):"Speedbird 206, have you not been to Frankfurt before?" Speedbird 206 (coolly): "Yes, twice in 1944, but it was dark, --And I didn't land."

While taxiing at London 's Gatwick Airport , the crew of a US Air flight departing for Ft.Lauderdale made a wrong turn and came nose to nose with a United 727. An irate female ground controller lashed out at the US Air crew, screaming:"US Air 2771, where the hell are you going? I told you to turn right onto Charlie taxiway! You turned right on Delta! Stop right there. I know it's difficult for you to tell the difference between C and D, but get it right!" Continuing her rage to the embarrassed crew, she was now shouting hysterically: "God! Now you've screwed everything up! It'll take forever to sort this out! You stay right there and don't move till I tell you to! You can expect progressive taxi instructions in about half an hour, and I want you to go exactly where I tell you, when I tell you, and how I tell you! You got that, US Air 2771?" "Yes, ma'am," the humbled crew responded. Naturally, the ground control communications frequency fell terribly silent after the verbal bashing of US Air 2771. Nobody wanted to chance engaging the irate ground controller in her current state of mind. Tension in every cockpit out around Gatwick was definitely running high. Just then an unknown pilot broke the silence and keyed his microphone, asking:"Wasn't I married to you once?"

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Whiteplains 2007 Kick Off!

What a way to bring in the new year.... 2007 started off to a fantastic start with a big gathering at the hanger of Vicky and John Gardner's. Our hosts served up some tasty food and a good time was had by everyone.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

K-Mart BC 2007

Some pictures of the Whiteplains Breakfast Club members kicking off 2007 at K-Mart!

End of 2006........

A few pictures of the very end of this year with the celibration of Nancy Van Warmer's Birthday. What a nice way to end the year! Happy Birthday Nancy!

Whiteplains Calendar 2007

Happy Birthday 2007!

Jan 01 Cindy Ross
Jan 08 Larry Ross
Jan 11 Kirt Crocker
Jan 12 Ray Hill

Jan 21 Sandra Sisler
Jan 26 Susan Ramsey & Nancy Padgett
Jan 28 Mary Anne Chaplin

SC/SB Dates:

Jan 14 Lancaster (LKR)
Jan 28 Greenwood (GRD)

Special Dates:

Jan 1st Happy New Year 2007!
Jan 15 MLK Jr. Day
Jan 16 Annual Meeting of Whiteplains Homeowners Ken & Peg's 6:15 pm
Jan 22 Pilots' Association Mtg. 7 pm

Jan 26 Board of Directors Meeting 7 pm (Ken & Peg's Hanger)

LanceAir N171MF Arrives at Whiteplains

Nancy Van Warmer cought the above picture of Micah Frosese landing his new LanceAir today at Whiteplains. While it is in primer gray right now, it will soon be dressed in White & Red paint. Maybe we can get Micah to share his story about N171MF in a later article.
Great Looking Plane!

Pictures by: Nancy Van Warmer & Don Cook