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Friday, July 31, 2009

Whiteplains Calendar August 2009

to the following members:
August 04 - Becca Marie Haltiwanger
August 08 - Dennis Perry
August 09 - Krystal Haltiwanger
August 14 - Houston Smith
August 19 - Jason Ford
August 21 - Tim French
August 23 - Bill Como
August 26 - Steve Sanderson
August 27 - Jenny Bloom

SCBC Dates:

August 09 - Aiken (AIK)
August 23 - Moncks Corner (MKS)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Another Place - Gone Flying $50 Burger

Eric and I flew this weekend to the Pik N Pig in Carthage, NC. The Pik N Pig is located on Gilliam-McConnell Airfield and has a 2500 foot runway (Can land on either grass or paved runway). The resturaunt does have mostly BBQ but also has sandwhiches as well. They have just built a new pavilion so that you can sit and eat under shade and watch the airplanes come and go. They have great BBQ and great prices!!

Link to Pik n Pig is:
Warning: If you go they only take cash only!!

Thanks, Linda Demaray

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Photo's by: Phil Rainwater

Today, Bill Como and Don Cook joined Phil Rainwater for a trip in his Baron to Pelion for gas, and then on to Lawrenceville for lunch at the Flying Machine Restaurant. Nice place to eat, even has a patio where you can sit outside and watch the planes take off and land. Short video of our trip. Thanks Phil for flying us in your nice Beech Baron.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Gone Flying

Got a report from Michael Benton that the Spitfire deli at Winder was closed when they flew over for lunch last saturday. Below is what he reported.

Leslie and I flew to Winder on Sat. to eat lunch. The Spitfire deli was closed. We were told by another pilot there to try The Flying Machine Restr. at KLZU Lawrenceville, GA. Its about 14 miles West of Winder. The food was excellent and the prices were fair. Best of all you taxied to the front door. The link to there website is Joy is one of the owners. I told her to contact you and maybe put a link on the neighborhood blog if you were interested. We had a good time. She told us that she heard the Spitfire will be closing down because the FBO wants them to open up for dinner and they want to remain a lunch restr. So, there lease isn’t going to be renewed. She wasn’t sure of it, but that may explain the locked doors. I will say we got there about 15mins prior to closing. Maybe they just took off early. Anyway, my two cents worth.


Thanks Michael for your report. If you found that perfect "$100 hamburger" joint, let me know and I'll add it to the blog.

Don Cook

Friday, July 24, 2009

Willem & Alice Meiners Helicopter Crashed

Willem reported that their helicopter crashed yesterday with four on board that didn't make it. They are safe and weren't on the helicopter when it crashed alongside the interstate. For more information click on the following link. Three of the people on board where friends of the Meiners, and our prayers go out to them.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Bill and Peggy Como along with Steve Sanderson wanted to share some pictures taken on two flights in Willem and Alice R-44 helicopter.

Photo's by: Bill Como and Steve Sanderson

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Wes and Crystal Haltiwanger - Baby Shower

Below is a short slide show of last nights baby shower that was given by Susan and Dennis Ramsey in their hangar on Saturday, July 11 for Wes and Crystal Haltiwanger.

Thanks to Steve Sanderson for sharing his pictures.

Whiteplains Pilots Meeting 7-6-209

Below are a few clips from our last pilots meeting. Hope to see everyone at the next one.

Video by; Don Cook

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

MySpace Comments and Animated Gifs

Today we helped out at the Gilbert Peach Festival at one of the food stands. We where lucky this year with sunny weather and a nice cool breeze. Below are a few pictures.

Gilbert Peach Fest. 2009

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Whiteplains Calendar July 2009

Happy Birthday to the following members:

July 01 Spring Bridgers
July 03 Carolyn Yon
July 14 Durham Harrison
July 16 Cassie Willams

July 20 Bev Harrison
July 24 Janet Skenes
July 25 Diane Fastnaught
July 26 Eric Demaray
July 28 Jane Jefferson
July 30 Rob Bridgers
July 30 Kay Franklin

SCBC Dates:

July 12 Salisbury (RUQ)
July 26 Anderson (AND)

Other Dates:

July 04 Independence Day


July 06 Pilots Association Mtg. - Jim Wheat's Hanger 7:00PM