View of Whiteplains Plantation

View of Whiteplains Plantation
Over Head View

Monday, September 21, 2009

Note from: Phil Rainwater

Phil Rainwater wanted us to see what he's been up to this past weekend in Wisconsin. He managed to get some Cessna 172 time in on floats.
Way to go Phil, nothing like landing on water!
Nice pictures, thanks for sharing them.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Weekend Cruising - September 12, 2009

Tops down and ready to head out!
A few of us got together this past weekend to have a nice drive with the tops down (sorry Ken & Peg) to Prosperity for lunch at Yoders. It was a gorgeous day and the place we ate at had much to select from at a fair price. Main item & two sides plus drink for $6.95.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Landing Fees at (JZI)

John Gardner and Bill Como visited Charleston Executive (JZI) in South Carolina on Saturday, 9-12-09. They have a mandatory landing fee of $40. unless you purchase 15 gallons of 100LL at $5.98 gallon. Evidently the Atlantic Aviation Corporation has leased the public airport and these fees apply. Also please pass this on to EAA Chapter 242.


Friday, September 11, 2009

Niel's talk about Whiteplains

In case you didn't get to attend the "Ten Year Celebration" Saturday night, below is a video of Niel tell the story of how Whiteplaines Plantation came to be. Listen in to see what it took to get Whiteplaines up and running. You might be surprised.

Video by: Don Cook

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Whiteplains 10 Year Celebration

I think everyone had a great time at the Cargile's to celebrate Whiteplains Ten Year milestone last night. Thanks go to everyone that made it a hit and to Niel and Nancy for having the courage to plan and develop Whiteplains into the premier flying community that it is today.

Photoshow by: Don Cook

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Gone Flying - (0A9) Elizabethton, TN

The Rainwater's joined the Cook's on a trip back to Johnson City, Tn. where they once owned a lot on top of Campbell, Mt. just outside of Elizabethton. This is where the Cook's planned to retire, until they came across Whiteplains Plantation. We got to meet one of our old neighbors, Rose. Her husband, Don was off fishing. We got to see our old lot that now has a very big house on it. We also managed to tour downtown Elizabethton, which the girls really enjoyed, since the streets where lined with all kinds of shops. Of course, we had lunch before we went shopping.
If your looking for a nice place to fly to, consider Elizabethton, while it is in a valley, with mountains all around, it isn't that hard to get into. Runway 24 is the preferred runway.

Photoshow below.


Thursday, September 03, 2009

Master at work...

Steve Sanderson got a couple of shots of Jim Causey working on his new plane.
Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Update - Whiteplains 10th Anniversary

Whiteplains 10th Anniversary Celebration
Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Can you believe it has been 10 years since the FAA assigned our official FAA airport identifier – SC99.

It is time to celebrate. The 10th anniversary celebration to honor Niel and Nancy’s grand vision will be Wednesday, September 9, 2009, from 7 to 9 pm. A Free BBQ dinner will be provided, with a champagne toast (and a non-alcoholic alternative) to cap off the evening.

There will be door prizes and we will be treated to a show featuring the early days at Whiteplains, including runway construction. If you have any old photos to share, get them to Don Cook by September 6.

In order to have the correct amount of food, we must know how many of our friends and neighbors will participate.

If you have not already made reservations, please confirm by return e-mail to Steve Sanderson ( or call 957-6309, by Sunday, September 6 if you plan to attend.

Please note that due to the outstanding response we have decided to move this event to a larger hanger, and we will now be celebrating in Jeff and Ann’s hangar, 240 Cirrus Lane. We look forward to seeing everyone on September 9. This is going to be a great event.