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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Whiteplains Calendar January 2009

Happy Birthday to the following:

1 - 02 - Cindy Ross
1 - 06 - Willem Meiners
1 - 08 - Larry Ross
1 - 11 - Kirt Crocker
1 - 11 - Katherine Branning
1 - 12 - Ray Hill
1 - 21 - Sandra Sisler
1 - 26 - Susan Ramsey
1 - 26 - Nancy Padgett
1 - 28 - Mary Anne Chaplin

SCBC Dates:
1 - 11 - Eagle Aviation CAE
1 - 25 - Greenwood GRD

Other Dates:

1 - 01 - Happy New Year 2009
1 - 19 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
1 - 20 - Whiteplains Annual Meeting 6:00PM Jeff & Ann Cargile's hangar

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

K-Club Tour of FAA Center

At the beginning of the month, we where able to take a tour of the Control Room and Control Tower at the Columbia FAA Center at the Columbia Airport. Thanks to all the kind people at the FAA Flight Standards Office and Bill Como for arranging the tour.

Travel with us as we go and see what happens at the other end of the mic when talking to air traffic control.

Video by: Don Cook

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Gone Flying Video

A short video of a gas run to Sumter Airport in Steve's C-172.

By the way, gas was $3.35 Gal. 100LL This was my first time to Sumter, and must say that they have a very nice FBO setup. Next time you need gas, drop by and say hello.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Whiteplains Announcement: Hanger for Sale or Rent

Update: SOLD!

Hi Folks,

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday.

As my aviation migration continues heading south I am putting my Hanger up for sale or rent.

It is located in beautiful downtown 118 Cirrus Way, next to Jim Causey's hanger.

It is a 40 x 40 insulated hanger with water, sewer and a 1/2 Enclosed Bath.
Comes with a really cool Schweiss strap type door, press the remote and the door opens for your arrival.

It presently houses my Bellanca Super Viking and other toys which are going to their new residence in Jacksonville, Fl.

I would like to sell the hanger as opposed to rental, but would entertain a lease or lease option.

I have an active interested party at $75,000 but first money buys. Owner financing is an option.

Thanks for reading and Blue Skies............

Tom McIntyre
(Retired Navy and airline pilot)
Phone: 803-556-9756

Damaris Steiger Farewell Party

Jeff and Ann Cargile hosted a farewell party Sunday evening for Damaris Steiger, Debbie and Micah Froese's niece, who has been staying with them for the past 8 months. Damaris lives in Brazil and came here to attend school and to perfect her English. She will return on Wednesday to Brazil for five days, they she and her family will travel to Germany. She will spend some time with her family then enroll in school in Germany, likely in Hospitality Management. We wish Damaris the very best with her new adventures.

Pictures by: Steve Sanderson

Whiteplains Calendar December 2008

Happy Birthday to the following members:

December 16 Vern Scott
December 31 Nancy Van Wormer

SCBC Dates:

December 14 Rudy Branham (6J7)
December 28 Twin Lakes (S17)

Other Dates:

December 8 Whiteplains Pilots Association Meeting 7:00 pm Jim Wheats Hanger
December 13 EAA 242 SAC Owens Christmas Party 6:30 PM
December 25 Merry Christmas to All and a Happy New Year!

Friday, November 28, 2008

NACOmatic Web Site

Welcome to NACOmatic

This website automates the bulk download of NACO approach plates and airport diagrams - saving you all the otherwise unnecessary pointing and clicking that the FAA NACO and AOPA websites require.

If you want to download one plate at a time?

If you want to download by State or automate the process?

This website has a wealth of information for Pilots. From Weather, TFRS, Notams and much more. Check it out at:

Don Cook

Sunday, November 23, 2008


DECEMBER 8, 2008
TIME: 7:00 PM



Background: Airport planner for SC Dept of Commerce/Division of Aeronautics Inspector for all SC airports thru the Division of Aeronautics.
1600 Hrs F16 Time with the Air National Guard

Please participate and support the Pilot's Association.

Also, listed below are the dates for the 2009 Pilot's Association meetings.

Feb. 9, 2009
April 13, 2009
May 4, 2009 (Planning and organization for the WP Breakfast Club.
May 24, 2009 (WP Breakfast Club)
July 6, 2009
Sept 7, 2009
Nov. 9, 2009

If anyone has any input on the above dates, I would appreciate it if you would give me a call or give Joann a call.

Whiteplains Calendar 2009 Info

I've created a web page with instructions for ordering at

Thanks! Michael

Friday, November 21, 2008

Boykin's Hanger Door Arrives

Boykin's hanger door arrived on a big truck. It takes a lot of effort to get it from the truck to the hanger. Check out the Photoshow to see how it's done. Great job!

Photo's by: Steve Sanderson

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Saturday, November 15, 2008

World Tracker Info

At the bottom of the Whitesplains' blog is a World Tracker Finder & Page Counter. You may have noticed that all of a sudden, most of the tracks have disappeared. This is due to a periodic clearing of the map due to so many tracks to display.

To the right of this is a site counter, below is the data as of this date.

Whiteplains - Fall Road Cleanup

In case you couldn't make the clean up this morning, fire up the Photoshow and join us as we make the rounds. Hope to see you at the next one. Thanks to the Fastnaught's for hosting this event once again.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Neat Runway Finder Web Page

Found this cool web site that allows you to type in an airport
ID and it zeros in on it on the map.

If you know of a neat Aviation Web Page, forward it to me
so we can share it on the Blog.

Don Cook

Whitepains Birth Announcement

Debbie and I would like to announce the birth of our second daughter: Jenna Aiden Froese November, 13 2008 1:19 PM
Regards, Micah and Debora Froese

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Jet Lands at Whiteplains

Ray Hill sent in this picture he took yesterday of a jet landing at Whiteplains.
With a Jump-Jet it is possible... ha ha.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Corvair College #12 at Whiteplains Plantation, Nov. 7 – 9, 2008

Congratulation to Ed Fisher for hosting a special event here at Whiteplains Plantation. Corvair College #12 was a huge success this weekend with attendees coming from all across the country to learn how to convert the Corvair auto engine for use in aircraft.

The Corvair College is a program led by William Wynne from North Florida who is considered one of the country's foremost experts on Corvair engine conversion for aircraft use. The purpose of the ‘College’ is to assist all attendees, no matter their skill level, to learn the tools and knowledge required to get the Corvair engine ready for powering an airplane. William puts on about one college a year and conducts Corvair forums at Sun N Fun and Oshkosh. This is the twelfth college that William has conducted.

In my case, I was a total beginner and spent my time learning to disassemble an engine just as it was removed from the car. Others brought their own engines at various stages of readiness. Some brought parts needing inspection to determine their eligibility for use in an aircraft engine, while others had engines ready for final assembly. William and other technical leaders were available to share their knowledge and guide the assembly process and perform inspections.
One attendee, Larry Hudson from Indiana, completed his assembly and was able to put his engine on the run-up test stand. After a couple of false starts and a little final tweaking it started up and ‘purred like a kitten’.

Forty-Five people attended the College coming from as close as 200 yards (myself) and as far away as western Texas and Ontario, Canada. Others came from Michigan, Ohio, Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Alabama, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida and West Columbia.
Seven airplanes were flown in for the event: a C-170 from Ohio; 3 KR-2’s one each from Alabama, Pennsylvania and Columbia; a Pietenpol from Barnwell, SC; a Tri-Pacer from Virginia and a ‘Cleanex’ (that is a Corvair powered Sonex). In addition to the Sonex, Corvair engines powered two of the KR-2’s and the Pietenpol.

Many favorable commits were made about our community. One such as, ‘I may plan to retire here’. Ed has done a wonderful job of enhancing the reputation of Whiteplains across the country. GREAT JOB Ed! Let’s do it again next year.

Submitted by: Rob Bridgers

Whiteplains Community - Fall Road Cleanup

It's that time again for the Fall road clean-up.  This has always been an easy Saturday
morning adventure with good fellowship and friendship of our
community. It's also a good time to meet some new folks in the
community or even along the road, and to show our support to a better
and cleaner environment.

The clean-up will begin at the Fastnaught's home on Saturday the 15th on Nov.
at 8:30 AM for a light breakfast and then on to the road. Please dress warmly
and bring gloves.

We thank you in advance for all your help,

Jack & Diane

Sunday, November 09, 2008

CWP Class of 11-08-2008

Photoshow of this past Saturday's CWP class that was hosted in Steve Sandersons' hangar, and put on by Ray Hill, our instructor. It was a very interesting class, and we really had a ball at the gun range. Thank you Steve and Ray for making this available to us. Great place to live, Whiteplains Plantation is still number one and now a lot safer. If your interested, Ray is having another class soon. Contact Ray for more information.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Corvair College #12 Day One

Below is a Photoshow of some of the happenings during day one of the Corvair College. Saturday, starting at 9 am begins the classroom rebuild of a corvair engine. Come join us!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Fall Pictures Around Whiteplains November 2008

Steve Sanderson submitted the following pictures.
One and Two Gazibo, Three Niel on his Harley,
Four Gary Boykin's hangar, Five - Seven Alan Sisler's
unfinished hangar, Eight Sanderson's Home & plane.
If you have any pictures that you would like to share,
send them to:

Sunday, November 02, 2008

To all Whiteplains pilots:

The VASI on Runway 27 will be out-of-service AT NIGHT ONLY for about a week. A repair part has been ordered.

The VASI will work normally during daytime hours (i.e., when the runway lights are off) by clicking 5 times within 5 seconds on 122.9 mHz.

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Please call me if you have any questions.


Come Fly with us to Macon, NC

What a great day it was for a flight to NC to see the fall colors. Bill Como, and John Gardner asked me if I'd like to join them. Not being one to say no to any flying trip I sat in the back seat and took the following pictures. Below is a Photoshow of our trip. So come aboard, the Cessna 172 it is full of gas, and we're ready to head out. Don't forget to fasten your seat belts.

Use this link if Photoshow doesn't start:

Photos by: Don Cook

Friday, October 31, 2008

Announcement: Beth's Mother

Whiteplains Announcement:

Beth's MotherDate: Fri, 31 Oct 2008 20:47:45 -0400

Please keep Rob and Beth Bridgers in your prayers. Beth’s mother, Vivian Cooper Burress, passed away earlier today. She was 91 years old and had been a resident of Lexington Extended Care for the past two years.

Visitation will be on Sunday, November 2 between 2:30 pm and 4:00 pm at Barr-Price Funeral Home, 609 Northwood Road, Lexington, SC. A graveside service will be held at 12:00 pm on Monday, November 3 in Florence

William Wynne Corvair College #12

Above, the 25th Corvair powered 601 to fly was built by our friend Lynn Dingfelder from Corry, Penn. Lynn's plane features an engine he crafted himself utilizing our Conversion parts. The engine was cowled and installed using virtually every component available from our Catalog. Lynn is a very friendly guy who has been to our hangar as well as a number of airshows. We look forward to seeing him fly into many of the same events at 2009. Hats off to Lynn Dingfelder for proving yet again that persistence pays.

Hello again.....Thank you to everyone .....many people are responding and offering to help in some way next weekend (Nov7,8,9) As Val and I host the William Wynne Corvair College #12. Saturday night at 5:30 pm we are having a pork picnic at our home hangar at 361 Whiteplains Place, and everyone is welcome. If you care to, a covered dish to share would be appreciated. We hope to have many interesting Corvair powered aircraft on display to look at, weather permitting. William will conduct the Class starting at 9 am Saturday in my shop hangar down the hill on the northeast end of the airpark. It is an open house atmosphere, come and take a look at how successful auto engine conversions are built......Ed Fisher

For more information click on link below.

Whiteplains Calendar November 2008

Happy Birthday to the following Whiteplain Members:

November 02 - Jack Fastnaught
November 03 - Denna Robbins
November 09 - Don Cook
November 13 - Jenna Aiden Froese
November 19 - Peggy Como
November 21 - Debra Cunniff
November 22 - Joe Greener
November 26 - Jan Causey
November 29 - Lori Ford

SCBC Dates:

November 02 - Orangeburg (OGB)
November 16 - East Cooper (8S5)
November 30 - Winnsboro (FDW)

Other Dates:

November 04 - Election Day - Be sure to VOTE!
November 07- William Wynne Corvair College #12. 11-7 - 11-9 Ed Fisher Hanger All welcome.
November 11 - Veteran's Day
November 15 - Fall Road Clean Up Day - Jacks Place 8:30 am. Please come and help!
November 27 - Turkey Day! Thanksgiving

100LL Price Update shows that Newberry now has 100LL for only $3.75 Gal. If you know of a better place for gas, let me know and I'll post it.

Don Cook

Thursday, October 30, 2008

New Garmin 696

If your one of the few pilots that doesn't have a GPS moving map, your in luck. Check out this movie of the new Garmin 696 with xm weather. Also with out the weather option for $600 less.

Click on link below.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Hot Air Balloon Seen During Gas Run 10-20-2008

Phil asked me if I would like to go with him on a gas run in his Barron, dahhh... yes! On the return we saw a hot air ballon and managed to get a few air shots.

Here we are, Phil gassing up the Barron. Ching...ching....Ching$$$$

Phil at the controls of his nice Barron!

On the return flight back to Whiteplains we saw this hot air ballon and managed to get a couple of shots from the air.
This was very close to KCAS airspace.
Back on the ground at Whiteplains, I was able to get one more shot before it drifted from view.
Micah and Phil going over the next step in putting up Phils' new hangar door.
Controls for the door. Note that this is a Schweiss door.
Door is almost finished. Still due, door in the door.
Click on any picture to see full size.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Whiteplains K-Club

Steve Sanderson wanted to share a picture that was taken this morning at K-Mart. A bunch of us get together every Monday morining at 8:00 AM. for breakfast and fellowship. Everyone is welcome, so if you not busy, come and join us. Membership is FREE!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Whiteplains Plantation Ride & Drive Adventure

November 14 – 16, 2008

We have been talking about this for a while, and here is the plan for a Fall Ride & Drive adventure to the Smokey Mountains. Anyone that would like to enjoy a weekend of motorcycles or a ride the mountains is welcome to come. At this time we know of at least 5 motorcycles, and an assortment of cars that will ride the Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap, The Tail of the Dragon has 318 curves in 11 miles, and is America's number one motorcycle and sports car road. The nearby Cherohala Skyway is quickly becoming number two with its remote 60 miles of scenic mountain highway. The area also has other roads less traveled, but just as exciting.

We are planning to stay Friday and Saturday night at Fontana Village Resort. Located near Fontana Lake & Dam the Village has a wide range of accommodations, including rooms in The Lodge, suites, cabins, etc. To make your reservations, go to: and you can make them on-line or by calling Fontana Village at 800-849-2258.

We are planning to stay in The Lodge where rooms are $59 to $89 per night. When you make your reservations if you ask for a room close to Dennis Perry or Jeff Cargile, they will try to keep our group together.

In addition, we thought it would be nice to have a group dinner Saturday night. If you plan to go and would like to participate in the dinner, please let either Dennis or Jeff know and we will make some arrangements.

Jeff Cargile, 730-8090
Dennis Perry, 609-6751

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Fog came in fast!

Around 7:50 A.M. Monday saw fog roll in over Whiteplains.  In just a matter of minutes, the visability went from unlimited to down to a few hundred feet. Keep this in mind on your next flight, that this could happen to you at your destination. 
Photos by: Posie Cook