View of Whiteplains Plantation

View of Whiteplains Plantation
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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