View of Whiteplains Plantation

View of Whiteplains Plantation
Over Head View

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Whiteplains Calendar October 2008

Happy Birthday to the following members:

10 - 02 - Michael Cone
10 - 03 - Michael Black & Jim Wheat
10 - 15 - Jamie Black
10 - 16 - Michelle Cone
10 - 18 - Kelly Branning
10 - 20 - Alan Sisler & Kay Meyer
10 - 21 - Jeff Cargile
10 - 24 - Peg Peterson
10 - 30 - Ray Ackerman

SCBC Dates:

10 - 05 - Camden (CDN)
10 - 19 - Barnwell (BNL)

Other Dates:

10 -13 - Columbus Day!
10 -31 - Halloween

Shots around Whiteplains 9-28- 2008

Jim Causes in his newly painted RV going up for a flight.

Jame's 182 coming in for a landing. Nice approach.

With Bill as my safety pilot, I was able to shoot a few GPS
approaches over at Barnwell. Also gassed up, $4.94 gal.

Panel Shot. Garmin 430 has the WAAS upgrade.
This gives you vertical guidance even with GPS approaches.

On the way back to Whiteplains we found a shower to
wash off some of the bugs.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Phil & Pam's Rainwater Hanger update

A few pictures of Rainwater's hanger. As you can see it is moving along. Should be finished by tomorrow. As always, it takes longer then you thought.

Photo's by: Don Cook

Monday, September 22, 2008

What's going up at Whiteplains

Here are a few pictures that I took as I drove around Whiteplains today. While new house construction is nill, hangers are going up right and left.

Photo's by: Don Cook

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

B-29 No Longer

Many of you have seen on You-Tube the R/C Model of the B-29 fly, built by Dan Stevens, and flown by Mac Hodges. Dan Stevens passed away from cancer a couple of weeks ago, and this past weekend the B-29 also came to an end due to a simple mistake of not putting in the 4 wing bolts. See video below of its last flight.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Cool You-Tube Site

Clips from the OASIS HONG KONG B747-400 DVD (200mins) in the World Air Routes series. See what it is like flying your favorite aircraft. You can find out more about this and other DVDs by going to

Saturday, September 06, 2008

ShawFest Thunder over the Midlands Airshow 2008

In case you didn't make the ShawFest Thunder over the Midlands Airshow that was held this saturday, I'll share some pictures that we took. You missed a great Airshow and display of some of the Airforces best planes. A fly by of the B-1-B Lancer bomber, F15 & F16 and USAF F-22A Raptor Demonstration Team and many others. Great weather, and a nice breeze.

Below is a list of aircraft on display.

ShawFest 2008 Thunder over the Midlands Display Aircraft
F-15C Eagle
F-16CJ Falcon*
F-22A Raptor*
T-28B Trojan*
C-130H Hercules
AT-38C Talon
C-21 Learjet
UH-60A Blackhawk
Pitts S2B
P-51D Mustang
KC-10A Extender
C-208B Caravan
T-6G Texan*
C-45G Expeditor
T-6A Texan II*
HH-60G Pavehawk
B-1B Lancer
T-33A Shooting Star
O-2A Skymaster
T-1A Jayhawk
BT-13A Valiant*
PT-17A Stearman*
B-25J Mitchell
P-47D Thunderbolt*
KC-135R Stratotanker
Photos by: Don Cook

Thursday, September 04, 2008

ShawFest 2008 Thunder over the Midlands Airshow

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Shawfest 2008 Thunder over the Midlands Airshow this saturday!

The 20th Fighter Wing, Shaw AFB, and the United States Air Force have teamed up with David Schultz Airshows LLC to bring a fantastic aerial event to central South Carolina! This one day show on 6 September 2008 will feature the very BEST in military and civilian airshow entertainment today. This year's event will feature the USAF F-22 Raptor and F-16CJ Viper Demonstration Teams, Tim Weber in the GEICO Extra 300, Gary Rower's PT-17 Stearman's Salute to NASA, a USAF C-17A Globemaster III Demonstration, the Trojan Horsemen Aerobatic Team, Vintage Thunderbird T-33, a great variety of vintage aircraft, and many others performers and aircraft in attendance.

Airshow Directions
Shaw Air Force Base is located west of Sumter, South Carolina on highway 76-378. Parking will be in lots located on Shaw AFB. Please follow signs from the main roads to airshow parking and the directions of police and service personnel assisting in traffic control.