View of Whiteplains Plantation

View of Whiteplains Plantation
Over Head View

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Send a Free "Thank You Card"

If you go to this web site, you can pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print it and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently serving in Iraq. You can'tpick out who gets it, but it will go to a member of the armed services.

How AMAZING it would be if wecould get everyone we know to send one!!! It isFREE and it only takes a second. Wouldn't it be wonderful if the soldiers received a bunch of these?

Whether you are for or against the war, our soldiers over there needto know we are behind them. This takes just 10 seconds andit's a wonderful way to say thank you. Please take the time... and please take the time topass it on for others to do. We can never say enough thank you's.

Thanks for taking time to supportour troops!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Pilot Control Lighting - Update

Whiteplains pilots,
The VASI and pilot-controlled lighting system is back to being operational. We have replaced the receiver module with a design that is more advanced and which should be less succeptible to false alarms (lightning, etc.).
Some important changes have been made, so please read this e-mail carefully.
The system is now activated with three clicks within five seconds. This should help those who previously had some difficulty establishing a click rhythm with five.
However, the system will not make a decision until the five seconds have expired, so... if you squeeze off three clicks in a hurry, it may be three or four seconds before the lights go on. Don't get impatient and click again immediately. The system will continue to look for (and count) clicks until the five seconds are elapsed.
Between now and the end of the year, I have temporarily wired the system to accept either three or five clicks. This is gives us time to get the word out, update our web site, etc. After December 31, I will remove the five-click code and offer it to our friends at Gilbert International (with whom we share 122.9) for their lighting system. There should be no mutual interference between us and them.
To summarize the operational logic:
Runway lights come on at low intensity at dusk and remain that way until midnight.
Three clicks on 122.9 mHz does the following:
Between dawn and dusk: activates the VASI at full brilliance
Between dusk and midnight: raises runway lights from low to high intensity and activates the VASI at reduced brilliance
Between midnight and dawn: turns on runway lights at high intensity and activates the VASI at reduced brilliance.
In the event of a total system failure, there are emergency switches located outside of the control box, on the left-hand side. The switch labelled Runway Lights turns the lights on at high intensity. The one labelled VASI turns on the VASI at full brilliance. If you ever have a need to use these switches, be sure to turn them off when you are done.
Please call or e-mail me if you have any questions.
P.S. If you are in an airplane partnership with a pilot who does not own property at Whiteplains, be sure to forward this e-mail to them.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Missing Cat

A little nine year old girl lost her cat. Below is the information that they sent. If you see it, please call the number below.
Thanks - Don Cook .
Missing cat. She was a small, light orange brownish with black spots and stripes cat with a gimpy leg. A strange deep meow and acts friendly. She is an Egyptian leopard inter bred with a domestic. She has been missing for more than 2 weeks. If anyone finds her or her remains please let us know as there are 2 big bob cats in the neighborhood and they might have gotten her as she might have gone right up to them.

Jerry and Raven Bean
601 Country Creek Lane ie the pond right below WhitePlains
phone 803 359 4917 or cell phone 253 307 9064.

Whiteplains Newest Arrival

Ken and Annette Nash proudly announce the arrival of our newest Whiteplains neighbor.

Say hello to Jonathan Wesley Nash.

Born Wednesday Nov 11 at 13:37. 6lbs. 9oz.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Corvair College Link

As you know, Corvair College #16 was held right here at Whiteplains last week. Below is a link to flycorvair web site that has a lot of good information and pictures from this and past events.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Sights & Sounds Around Whiteplains 2

Today was the offical starting day for the Covair College. Video clip of some of todays action.

Video and Pictures by: Don Cook

Friday, November 06, 2009

Sights & Sounds around Whiteplains

A short video of "Sights & Sounds" around Whiteplains for Friday, 11-05-2009.

Tomorrow starts the Corvair College. Some shots before the official start on Saturday.
Pictures and Video by: Don Cook

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

VASI & Runway Lighting

Whiteplains pilots,

Over the past several weeks, the pilot-controlled lighting has been erratic and unpredictable. Multiple problems in the receiver have been identified and some fixes have been applied.

This is to advise everyone that the pilot control of both high-intensity runway lighting and the VASI is completely inoperative until further notice.

It will take about 7 to 10 days to obtain parts and to effect the necessary repairs.

If you plan to fly at night and need the VASI or the high-intensity runway lights, the override switch on the left side of the control cabinet still functions as designed. Simply call someone on your cell phone and have them turn the switch on. Be sure to return the override to the 'off' position after landing.

Everyone will be advised by e-mail when the system is back to functioning normally.


Monday, November 02, 2009

Corvair Engine College

Hello Neighbors,

Once again Val and I are hosting another Corvair Engine gathering at our shop hangar, November 6,7,8. We thank everyone for their help and support. On Saturday evening , November 7th, We are hosting a dinner at 6 p.m. at our home hangar at 361 Whiteplains Place, and would like to have you attend as our guests.

The Corvair authority, William Wynne, will be on hand and will conduct the College. We anticipate half a dozen Corvair powered airplanes to fly in, as well as 30 to 40 people who will be there to work on Corvair engines, or learn about them. We will be parking the Corvair powered aircraft on the ramps from Jim Wheat's hangar to ours. There will be primitive camping down the hill near Ed Farr's hangar. We will park cars in the grass on the right on the east end of the airpark, as you drive in the first entrance.
We hope for good weather, and to have a good time, so we hope you can join us!!

Thanks again, Val and Ed Fisher

Editors note:

I will be assisting Ed and Val with meal arrangements, so please let Ed know by return e-mail by no later than Thursday evening, November 5th, if you plan to join us the dinner.

There is no cost to Whiteplains residents, but Ed needs to have an guest count for the meal order.