View of Whiteplains Plantation

View of Whiteplains Plantation
Over Head View

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Upcoming May Events at Whiteplains

Greetings, Whiteplains Neighbors,

At the request of Jim Wheat, President of the Whiteplains Pilot’s Association, I am letting you know about upcoming important May events:

Saturday, May 1

9 a.m. - Whiteplains Plantation Work Day. We’ll be meeting at 9 a.m. at Ray Ackerman’s hangar for work assignments in preparation for hosting the SC Breakfast club on Sunday, May 9th.

12:00 p.m. - To celebrate a successful work day, the Gilbert Summit Fire Department is holding their yearly box lunch Bar-B-Que, and lunch will be in Steve Sanderson and Jenny Bloom’s hangar at 12 Noon. The meal choices are pork or chicken.

Tickets for the BBQ are only $7.00 and will be available from Jeff Cargile, Dennis Perry, Steve Sanderson, Jim Wheat and Terry Yon. Please make your checks payable to Whiteplains Plantation. Cash is also accepted!

Please purchase your tickets BEFORE Friday, April 30th in order for us to have an accurate meal count. If you are unable to help with work day, you are still cordially invited to join us for lunch.

Sunday, May 9th

9 a.m. - The South Carolina Breakfast Club (SCBC) will be held once again in the Lucas and Dickerson hangars, and this year the food will be catered. Breakfast will be served at 9:00AM. Bring your friends!

Please contact Jim Wheat, Dennis Perry or Steve Sanderson if you need any further information.


Steve Sanderson

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Hanger Queen No More

On 3-29-2010, Dennis Perry flew his Mooney for the first time in 18 months.  Thanks to Mike Moore for the following pictures.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Lexington Police Helicopter at Whiteplains

The Lexington Police Helicopter made a quick visit today at Whiteplains. Short video of it below as it departed on runway 9.

Video by: Don Cook

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Lexington County Helicopter Photos

Photos of the Lexington County helicopter that landed at Whiteplains on
Tuesday afternoon, March 23.

They arrived to pick up a deputy and were going to go "check on something".

Welcoming committee consisted of Larry Ross, Mike Moore and Steve Sanderson.
Photos by: Steve Sanderson

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Spring Breakfast with Willem and Alice Meiners

Thanks to Steve Sanderson for sending in some pictures of today's Spring Breakfast at Willem and Alice Meiners.  This was held this morning on 3-21-2010.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Super Cub Update

Check out the short slide show of Jack's Super Cub restore job.  Wings are now attached to the fuselage. Thanks to Steve Sanderson, and Dick Hit for the pictures.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Memorial service for Sheran Ann Murphree Wheat

For those Whiteplains Neighbors remotely located and those that do not receive The State Newspaper; here is Sherri's obituary.
Please keep Jim, Leah, Debbie and Judy in your thoughts and prayers. Sherri's "sparkle" will surely be missed in the neighborhood.

GILBERT - A memorial service for Sheran Ann Murphree Wheat, 63, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 12, 2010, at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, March 11, 2010, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to S.C. Oncology Associates, SCOA Cares Foundation, P.O. Box 2046, West Columbia, SC 29171.

Sherri was born September 15, 1946, in Mobile, AL, and passed away Tuesday, March 9, 2010. She was a daughter of the late Kenneth Edward Stewart and Nyda Ann Hathaway. On Saturday, March 6, 2010, Sherri and Jim Wheat were joined together in the eyes of God. Sherri was a member of Riverland Hills Baptist Church. She loved her grandson, flying in their Commanche 250 and water skiing. Sherri was a fun-loving prankster. She was very loving and always had a smile on her face. Amongst her new adventures was riding with Jim on their new Goldwing motorcycle.

Sherri is survived by her daughter, Leah Crocker of Gilbert (Kirt); sisters, Debbie Brown of Inkom, ID,; and Judy Snell of West Jordan, UT; grandchild, Kade "crumb cruncher" Crocker; additional aunts, uncles,
nieces, nephews, cousins, and beloved pets, Babe and Boy.

Monday, March 08, 2010

Gate work in progress - 3-8-2010

You might have noticed that the front gates for Phase One are down.  Thanks to a group of Whiteplains volunteers they have been removed. Next step is sand blasting and then powder coated. Once painted, they well be reinstalled.  At this time, it hasn't been decided when or if they well be hooked up. 

Photos by: Don Cook

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Gone Flying - Lake City, SC

Check out the latest "Gone Flying" video, this time to Lake City Airport.  We stumbled onto one of the best kept secrets, the Foodscapes Cafe that is located right on the field.  It is run by Kathereine Fridl and a very nice staff members.   They also have a resturant in town called the "Railway Charcoal Grill".  She told us that they have some really good steaks.  They well get you and your party to the resturant, so transportation isn't an issue if you fly in.   On top of all of this, they give all pilots a 10% discount.  They have fuel on the field as well.  Enclose is a copy of the current menu.  Check them out, you won't be sorry.
Click on picture to see larger.

Video and Photos by: Don Cook

Cool Web Page - Popular Science

If your like me, you have looked at Popular Science over the years.  Check out this link for all of the issues over the years.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Monday, March 01, 2010

Whiteplains Calendar March 2010

Additions:  March 1  7:00 PM Pilots Meeting Jim Wheats Hanger

SCBC March   7 - Aiken (AIK)
SCBC March 21 - Barnwell (BNL)