View of Whiteplains Plantation

View of Whiteplains Plantation
Over Head View

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Photos for SCBC

Photos by Don Cook

The first batch of pictures for Whiteplains SCBC are now online. If you have photos to share, just open a Google Picasa2 account (Free) and upload the pictures. Send me the link and I'll add the link to the blog. If you have pictures at a different location, send me the link and it well be added to this post.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Lost & Found!

If you lost or know of some one that lost a pair of sun glasses during the SCBC, check with Niel Bonacun. He found a pair in his hanger.


Don Cook

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Whiteplains SCBC Completed!

Twenty-seven aircraft and two helicopters flew in for this year's SCBC with over 200 meals served. The weather turned out nice and cool, with a breeze right down the runway. This year's cash raffle was won by our very own Dick Hitt. Congratulations, Dick!

Click on picture to see full size.

Thanks to everyone that pitched in to make this year's SCBC a great success.

Stay tuned, Photoshow and Video coming soon.
(Update: 5-21-2008 The Video is finished! I'll show it at the next Pilots meeting. Photoshow to follow next.)

Friday, May 16, 2008

Guess Who is back?


A long time prior resident of Whiteplains, Nancy VanWormer, returned to Whiteplains to offer her services for the SCBC to be held at Whiteplains this coming Sunday. In honor of her return, several ladies from Whiteplains got together at Scarborough's for lunch today.

Welcome back Nancy!

Todays Weather Snapshot 5-16-2008

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2008 CFF Thunder at Fort Jackson Air and Ground Show

Free Air and Ground show, Armed Forces Day, this Saturday May 17th, 2008. At Fort Jackson, right here in Columbia, SC. For more information click on link below.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Saturday, May 10, 2008

SCBC Cover Story in Plane&Pilot June 2008

Just in case you don't get Plane&Pilot I've included June's review on the SCBC that happens to have photos from last years event right here at Whiteplains. Click on picture to see larger. Thanks to Bill Como for sharing this with us.

Friday, May 09, 2008

New GA Fuel Promises Better Range.....


"Not only can our fuel seamlessly replace the aviation industry's
standard petroleum fuel [100LL], it can outperform it," says John
Rusek, a professor at Purdue University and co-founder of Swift
Enterprises. The company recently unveiled a new general aviation
fuel that it says will be less expensive, more fuel-efficient and
environmentally friendlier than any on the market.
Unlike other alternative fuels, Rusek said, SwiftFuel is made of synthetic
hydrocarbons that are derived from biomass, and it can provide an
effective range greater than 100LL, while costing about half as much
to produce. "Our fuel should not be confused with first-generation
biofuels like E-85 [85 percent ethanol], which don't compete well
right now with petroleum," Rusek said. Patented technology can produce
the 1.8 million gallons per day of fuel used by GA in the U.S. by
using just 5 percent of the existing biofuel plant infrastructure, the
company said.
Reported on AVWEB
Great news if we ever see it!

Monday, May 05, 2008


Good News neighbors and Property Owners
The May 3rd Support Your Gilbert Fire Dept. BBQ at Whiteplains was a huge success. We sold 45 meals, that was total of $315.00 dollars and one homeowner made a contribution. Next year, we will make it bigger and better. A big thank you to our volunteers who helped, especially my bride Denise.

SCBC May 18

Whooooo dude big time day for Whiteplains to strut her stuff. We are expecting 200+ people to visit us that morning. Flying, Food and fun.Check with our committee leaders to see if they need help,Ray Ackerman- Auto parkingDennis Perry and Eric Demaray- Aircraft ParkingDebbie Froese-Food ServiceLaurie Ackerman-Clean up Saturday before and event day

OK, this is exciting new news.
We are going to have a Float in the Gilbert 2008 Peach Parade. Yahoo, jumping up and down, spinning in a circle, now out of air, slow down, here is some more information. Yes, it will have an Airplane on it with all the trimmings.Beth Brigers and Joanne Kiesler are our 1st annual 2008 Gilbert Peach Festival of Whiteplains Plantation Float committee leaders. It will be pulled by Jim Wheat's restored 8N tractor. Driven by a 8N tractor driver specialist, Yours TrulyThere will be more information about this soon.This is a July 4th event, so please plan to attend.

Dennis Perry

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Ray Chaplins 1946 Ercoupe Sold!

Below is a short video of Ray Chaplin's Ercoupe leaving Whiteplains after being sold. It was sold to a gentleman that is going to restore it. It was flown to KBNL Barnwell airport that is 42 nm south of Whiteplains. The first attempt was aborted after fuel was spotted coming out of the center gas tank. The second attempt was fowled by the engine sputtering to a stop after giving it full power. A quick check didn't find anything so an attempt was made to start the engine, but low voltage didn't allow the starter to swing the prop more then two times. After a jump start, it started, and he was able to take off.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Whiteplains Calendar May 2008

Whiteplains Community Calendar

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

  • May 1 Tommy Robbins
  • May 5 Cinco de Mayo
  • May 13 Bruce Cunniff
  • May 20 Michael Benton

SCBC Dates:

  • May 4 Green Sea (PVT)
  • May 18 Whiteplains Plantation (SC99)

Other Dates:

  • May 11 Mothers Day!
  • May 17 SC99 Clean Up Day
  • May 17 Armed Forces Day at Ft. Jackson
  • May 26 Memorial Day!