View of Whiteplains Plantation

View of Whiteplains Plantation
Over Head View

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Sights & Sounds Around Whiteplains

Richard Sipp flew his RV-10 down from Midland, Michigan to visit frends in the area. He parked at Steve Sandersons hanger. A short video below.

Revised Video 1-30-2010
Reported by: Don Cook

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Sights & Sounds Around Whiteplains

Whiteplains new Cub Reporter/Photographer, Steve Sanderson, submitted the following photos of some of the things going on around Whiteplains t0day.

From Clem & Heidi Spencer's New House

Click on pictures below to see more.

Mike Moore's New hanger with Gare Boykin

Steve Crim's Plane

Jim Wheat Hole RWY27

Jim Franklin's Hanger

Thursday, January 21, 2010

VASI/PLC System Update

Whiteplains Pilots...

Today, I made some minor changes to the VASI/PCL system.

As I told everyone in December that I would, I removed the previous five-click option. This will help to de-conflict us from Gilbert International. THE SYSTEM COMES ON WITH THREE CLICKS. Not two, not four, not five. Only THREE.

You may have noticed in recent days that the system would occasionally come on and off at random times. This was due to atmospheric noise, lightning and other such disturbances. To correct this, I "tightened" the squelch control a little bit. This should minimize the false commands, but will result in a slight decrease in maximum range. You should still be able to energize the system from at least a mile out. If you find that you are unable, please call me and tell me the circumstances.

As always, feel free to call with comments or questions.



Whiteplains Plantation BOD Meeting 1-19-2010

Below is a short slide show from Tuesdays BOD Meeting and Dinner.

Photos by: Steve Sanderson and Don Cook

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Whiteplains BOD Meeting and Dinner

Since everyone couldn't attend the Board of Directors Meeting and Dinner, I recorded it in its entirety. Due to size limits on YouTube, I had to divide it up into four parts.

Part One of Four:

Part Two:

Part Three:

Part Four:

Video by: Don Cook

Monday, January 18, 2010

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Whiteplains Young Eagle Flight - Completed!

The weather held for the first time after two aborted attempts due to weather. Thanks to Bill Como, Steve Sanderson, John Gardner and Don Cook for helping to making this event happen. We flew a total of nine Jr. ROTC cadets. Lt. Col. Jim Tucker said that he well have at least two more groups before the end of the year for us to fly.
Photos by: Don Cook & Posie Cook

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Deadline Near For Paper Certificate

Still Holding a Paper Certificate? Deadline Looms for Replacement

It you are one of the pilots who has not yet traded in your old paper certificate for an updated, tamperproof version, you have until March 31 to make the change. After that date, you will be ineligible to exercise your privileges with a paper certificate. When you do make the change, you can also replace your social security number with a new pilot certificate number — recommended for personal identity security. The fee for making the swap is $2, and you can order your new certificate on line.

According to the site, it takes about two weeks for the FAA to process and mail the new certificate, so don't wait until the last minute.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Whiteplains Ice Skating Rink - CLOSED!

Photos from Colonel Causey's skating rink.

Please note, until further notice, Colonel Causey's Ice Skating Rink is CLOSED!
Also note that you can no longer go Ice Fishing or swimming.

When asked why, all Colonel Causey would say is, "Humbug".

Photo's by: Steve Sanderson

Saturday, January 02, 2010

New Years 2010 Breakfast

Our thanks to the Meiners for hosting the New Year's Breakfast on New Year's Morning. Food was great as well as the company. Hope everyone has a better 2010 than 2009.

Happy New Year!