View of Whiteplains Plantation

View of Whiteplains Plantation
Over Head View

Monday, May 21, 2007

Note from Dennis Perry

Whiteplains Family

What a success this weekend was! Thanks to Jim Wheat for not only the use of his hangar but also coordinating the food service for EAA Chapter 242. I even saw our board member Terry Yon cracking up with the eggs. Thanks Terry.
Thanks to Whiteplains Pilots Association for doing a great job on handling Aircraft and Auto parking.
It looked like we have done this before. Advisory went very well also. Thanks to Jack Fastnaught and Ray Ackerman for taking leadership rolls on these tasks.
I have also heard that the Fly market was a huge success and we may want to expand on it next year. Good job Ray Hill.
In summary, we parked about 44 Aircraft and about 26 Auto's, served over 200 people, sold about $1800 at the fly market and more important we all had a great time.
Whiteplains was a successful host to the SCBC. And it is truly a pleasure to be part of it.


Dennis Perry

Sunday, May 20, 2007

SCBC at Whiteplains comes to an end.... for this year!

You could not have asked for nicer weather for this years SCBC, hosted by the fine folks at Whiteplains Plantation. We had an outstanding attendance, with an unofficial count of plus 40 planes that flew in. The steaks ran out at the 200 count.

This would not have been possible if it wasn't for the support of the Whiteplains Plantation residents. Thanks to everyone that pitched in and did what ever was asked of them. Give yourself a big slap on the back for a job "WELL DONE".

A special thanks to this years hosts, Jim Wheat for hosting this years event, and Dennis and Denise Perry for the use of there hangar for the food service. Also to John and Vicky Gardner for hosting the Aviation Fly Market at their hangar.

See you next year for an even bigger and better SCBC at Whiteplains.
Click here to see short photoshow.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Photo's from Pilots Meeting

Just in case you didn't get to go to the last Pilots Meeting, here are a few pictures.
Jack is laying out where things are going to be located at for the SCBC.
Hope to see you at the next meeting.

SCBC Whiteplains Plantation

From: on behalf of
Fri 5/18/07 9:43 AM

Whiteplains fly in host


It's our time of the year again, It's gets so exciting just to think about all the activity that's going to go on. Airplanes coming and going, people running around making sure all the task are taken care of.


Friends, Food and Flying

This is our time to show off Whiteplains and we do it well.

Here are just a few reminders:

1. See Jack Fastnaught if you have any questions; he has the big picture.

2. Team Volunteers for Aircraft Parking, Auto Parking along with Air Traffic Advisory will meet at Jim Wheat's hangar between 7:45 AM and 8:00 AM. We will then breakup in our groups and have a quick brief and hand out orange vest and so on.

3. The food service will also meet then, see Jim Wheat for station assignments.

4. See Ray Hill for Fly Market sales, I do believe they want the parts there on Saturday to get it tagged.

5. If you would like to show off your Car or Motor Bike, Hot Rod, whatever, we will park them on the grass area next to Jim Wheat's hangar. This is always a neat deal to see. There also was mention of an Aircraft display on John Gardner's lot; see Jack for details of that.

6. If you would like to help park Aircraft, call Dennis at Cell-609-6751.

7. If you would like to help park Auto, call Ray at Cell-413-7166.

8. If you like to help with the food line, call Jim at Cell-960-5929.

Success is measured by having a safe and enjoyable time with all of us involved in some way or another, so come on out and join the excitement.

See ya there

Dennis Perry

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Thank You!

We know that this note cannot begin to thank you for the love and concern that each of you have shown our parents, Ray and Mary Anne. Dad enjoyed his planes and hanger so much! Thank you again for the visits, cards and flowers while he was in the hospital; but especially for your help while we were so lost at the end and the concern and support that you have given Mom during this difficult time in her life.

Lee Chaplin, Fran Cameron
and Marietta Staton

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Learn About the new ADS-B

[Southeast-mooney] Announcing a fly-in event at Hickory Regional Airport, 6/23
From: on behalf of Bill LeFebvre (
Wed 5/02/07 10:22 AM
5/1/07 For Immediate Release

The Southeast Mooney Pilots Group is pleased to announced a
spectacular event to be held on the fourth Saturday of June. Members
Steve Ivester and Tommy Craig have arranged a very interesting program
for June 23 at the Hickory Regional Airport (KHKY) in North Carolina.

The main focus of this lunch-time program will be the new FAA
in-flight data communications system called Automatic Dependent
Surveillance-Broadcast, or more commonly known as ADS-B. Steve
Merritt from the North Carolina Department of Transportation will be
giving a presentation on ADS-B, and aircraft will be available
throughout the day to provide actual in-flight demonstrations of the
system. The FAA is proposing to replace the radar-based ATC system
with ADS-B. It also promises to provide accurate in-flight traffic
information as well as weather radar. An initial deployment of ADS-B
is already happening along the entire East Coast of the US, including
North Carolina.

There are many other great thing happening at the fly-in. Here is the
full schedule:

9:00 - 3:00 Meet and greet, view Sabre Society War Bird Museum aircraft
10:00 - 12:00 ADS-B Demo Flights - Main terminal ramp
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch at Froggy Pete's Restaurant - Main terminal
1:00 - 1:45 Presentation on ADS-B by Steve Merritt of NCDOT
1:45 - 3:00 ADS-B Demo Flights - Main terminal ramp
All day New Mooney viewing courtesy of Premier Aviation

In addition to the demo flights and the presentation on ADS-B, the
Sabre Society War Bird museum will be available to attendees. They
have a static display on the main ramp which includes an F-14 Tomcat,
FJ4 Fury, F105 Thunderchief, A7 Corsair, and F4 Phantom. To find
out more about the museum, visit

Finally, Premier Aircraft Sales will be providing one of the new Mooneys
for an up-close view on the main ramp throughout the day.

In addition to all the activities at the fly-in, Hickory is home to a
number of furniture factories and warehouse showrooms. Some great
deals can be found in Hickory, and all of the stores will arrange for
shipping. Hickory is also the "gateway to the Blue Ridge Mountains"
and there are many nearby recreational opportunities. Attendees may
be interested in flying in for this event and spending the weekend.

Attendess should plan to park at the FBO, Profile Aviation. Ramp fees
will be waived for attendees. The main terminal ramp will be reserved
for the demonstration and display aircraft.

Those interested in attending this special event are strongly
encouraged to send a message to Please
include the number of people in your party. Other inquiries may be
sent to the same address.

Although organized by and for Mooney pilots and owners, this event is
open to all who wish to attend. For more information, please

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Whteplains Plantation Calender of Events May 2007

Happy Birthday to the following Members:

May 01 Tommy Robbins
May 13 Bruce Cunniff
May 20 Michael Benton
May 30 Michelle Perry

SCBC Dates May:

May 06 Green Sea (S79)
May 19 Do-Little Fly-In (SC90) Cancelled
May 20 Whiteplains Plantation (SC99)

Other Dates:

May 05 Adapt-A-Highway 8:30 AM Jack & Diane House
May 13 Mothers Day
May 14 Pilots' Association Meeting 7 PM TBA

May 28 Memorial Day