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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Whiteplains Calendar September 2009

September 09 - Adam Skenes
September 09 - Bob French
September 12 - Jim Franklin
September 12 - Joanne Keisler
September 13 - Michael Branning
September 15 - Trevor Black
September 15 - John Gardner
September 15 - Shem Wheat
September 24 - Therese Mackay
September 25 - Alice Rush

September 27 - Debbie Froese

SCBC Dates:

September 06 - Owens Field (KCUB) - .30 cent gas discount
September 20 - Laurens (KLUX)

Other Dates:

September 05 - Road Clean Up 8:30 AM Fastnaughts
September 07 - Labor Day

September 09 - Whiteplains 10th Birthday Bash!
Jeff and Ann’s hangar, 240 Cirrus Lane 7-9 PM
September 14 - Pilots Meeting 7 pm Jim Wheat's Hanger

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Laura's First Flight

Laura Shealey had her first flight in her new Tobago yesterday. A couple pictures and a very short video of her departure from Whiteplains. Congratulations, Laura!

Video and Pictures by: Don Cook

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Whiteplains Ten Year Celebration


Ten years ago, on 9/9/99, the FAA granted official recognition to Niel Bonacum for the Whiteplains Airport by assigning our official FAA airport identifier: SC99.

Please join with your neighbors for a tenth anniversary celebration to honor Niel and Nancy’s grand vision on Wednesday, September 9, 2009, at 7 PM in Ken and Peg’s hangar (393 Whiteplains Place).

A BBQ dinner will be served… a gift to the community from the individual members of the Board of Directors and the President of the Pilots’ Association.

For after-dinner entertainment, there will be door prizes and Don Cook is assembling a PhotoShow from the early days at Whiteplains, including runway construction.
If you have any old photos to share, get them to Don for scanning by Sunday, September 6.

In order to have the correct amount of food, we must know how many neighbors will participate… so, please reply to Steve Sanderson (by return e-mail) no later than Sunday, September 6, if you plan to attend.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

New Plane at Whiteplains

Laura Shealey's Tobago arrived at Whiteplains yesterday. Photo is of Laura on the right, her son Steven on the left, and Laura's mother seated in the plane.

Photos by: Steve Sanderson & Don Cook

Monday, August 24, 2009

Message from the Clark's

Personal message from Susan Clark:

Hi Everyone,

Our first year has been quite an adventure with our second beginning here in Colorado Springs this coming week! After that we head for Santa Fe, Tucson, and then San Diego for the winter! We saw Nancy in Canada over the Summer and are now have DL's and are registered to vote in SD! Hope everyone is well and we miss you!


Susan & Hal


Gone Flying

Destination: (51J) - Lake City, SC.

Bill Como and John Gardner found a nice Cafe that is located right on an airport, and not far from Whiteplains. Food was good and the people where really nice. Located by Lake City, almost due east of Whiteplains at around 62 miles. See chart.

If you found a nice place to eat, why not share it with the rest of us. Be sure to take your camera and send a few pictures of your trip as well.

Thanks Bill and John for sharing this.

Fly Straight and have a happy flight.

Menu below. They have a web site but it isn't up and running yet.

Click see larger.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Whiteplains K-Club Photo Clips

Last weeks group shot.

Who is missing in this picture. Note that everyone is pointing to an empty seat.

Hummm.... must be reserved. Now who would require a such a seat?

Hint: Check out below picture from today's attendees.

Also note the person in the back with a cell phone to his ear.
When John's cell phone rings, you would think that it would Add Video
be for John, right? Nope it was for Jack.
Could that be Jack with a cell phone?

Whiteplains' VASI Check

Visual Approach Slope Indicator (VASI) at the beginning of runway 27 was checked this morning. Ken Plessor (Instructor) gave Don Cook a short training class on how to do this check. Ken said that I did a great job and that can expect my certificate of training in the mail in a few days. Right!

Update: 8-12-2009 Thanks Ken for the fine certifiacate of training.... I got one after all. ;-)

From Drop Box

Nice and level.

Adjust till bubble is centered.

Read scale on side to get angle.

Ken showing proper location of measuring rod.

Just slip it in, till it rest on rail in back and front.
Ken filling out the VASI Check Sheet.

Ken found some wasps in the shed. With the help of Steve Sanderson, they are no longer a concern. Thanks to his small arms training, they didn't have a chance.

With a steady hand, Steve zaps the wasps.
Photos by: Steve Sanderson and Don Cook

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

New addition to Whiteplains - Baby Becca Marie Haltiwanger 8-4-2009

Becca weighs 8lbs 1oz, 21in long, and mother and baby are doing very well. Becca was born exactly at 12:00AM on 4 Aug 09. We will be coming home from Lexington Medical Center on Thursday.
Please thank everyone in our great neighborhood for their thoughts and prayers and gifts that Becca has received.
Wesley Haltiwanger