View of Whiteplains Plantation

View of Whiteplains Plantation
Over Head View

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Barnwell Trip 5-29-2010.avi

Four planes from Whiteplains flew down to Barnswell for the airshow this past Saturday. Low clouds made for an interesting trip down. By noon the cloud cover thinned out, but not enough to do the airshow. Most of us ate lunch and then returned to Whiteplains.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Piper Colt - Update

This is in HD, be sure to click on slider to adjust to 1080P.

Jack tried to sneak out to get a test flight in on Ed Fishers Colt. While he managed to get out, I was able to get his landing on video. Plane looked real good, and Jack managed to do a nice landing despite the cross wind. 

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Jack's Piper Colt - Update

Photos by Steve Sanderson

At about 5:00 PM on Friday, May 14th, Jack Fastnaught and Ed Fisher started the engine on Ed's Piper Colt. No oil or fuel leaks and with a few tweaks on the ignition system it should be ready to fly soon.

Photos by Steve Sanderson

Whiteplains Pilots Association - Trash Pickup Day

Photo by: Steve Sanderson

Several years ago the Whiteplains Pilots Association accepted theresponsibility for trash pickup along Windy Road and Golden Jubliee.

We were represented on Saturday, May 15, 2010, by a small but mighty group who picked up 8 bags of trash.

Thanks to Jack and Diane Fastnaught for hosting the breakfast and for their continued efforts coordinating this important project.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Whiteplains SCBC_2010 Video

Part One - The Arrivals

Part Two - Breakfast and Drawing

Part 3 - Departures

This is the Whiteplains video, in three parts, for this years SCBC that was held at Whiteplains Plantation (SC99) on May 9th, 2010.

If anyone wants this on DVD, email me at, or drop by.



Soon, new place to eat!

Slated to open this summer at Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU) in South Carolina is the Runway Cafe.
“The Runway Cafe will serve a variety of food, as well as beer and wine. The aviation themed venue will be family friendly, affordable and feature a main dining area, outside seating, rooms for private groups and a large hangar for special events,” said Mike Bliss, owner of the Runway Cafe.

Bliss, who is a Clemson graduate, has been in the food and beverage industry for more than 16 years. He most recently worked with the Palmetto Bean Co., which has a location at the Hughes Main Library and had a cafe in the Open Book, which closed earlier this month because the local independent bookstore, in which it was located, went out of business.

Pilots will be able to use the pilot’s lounge with Internet access and “park” their planes right in front of the restaurant, he noted. The site is also convenient to a self-serve fuel pump. There will, of course, also be plenty of automobile parking for those who arrive by land, he said.

Beside the restaurant is some land where a free public park is planned. “We are looking for individuals and companies that would like to make a donation, in any amount, to enhance our community’s interest in aviation, while providing an activity-based outside space. We envision a set up similar to the one at the Peachtree Dekalb Airport (PDK) in Atlanta. It has picnic tables, a viewing stand and playground equipment. We would also love to have a walking exercise path around the space. Several park designs have been made. We are just waiting to see how much money we raise and whether or not a large sponsor would like to help make the final choice,” said Lara Kaufmann, public relations director for GMU.

GMU is the busiest general aviation airport in South Carolina. The airport is home to more than 25 aviation-related businesses creating 453 jobs that annually contribute more than $35.2 million to the Upstate economy.

For more information: or 864-634-1380 or 864-242-4777.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Whiteplains SCBC2010_NM.wmv

Thanks to Phil Rainwater & Don Cook for sharing some photos from our Whiteplains Plantation SCBC 2010. This took a lot longer to put together then I thought it would, so the Video that I'm putting together is going to take a little longer to publish. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Learn to FLY May 15th 10-4 PM

Photo's From Whiteplains SCBC

Michael Branning posted photos from Sunday's SCBC on his web site.   Click on link below to see them.
Thanks for sharing your pictures.
If you have some photo's that you would like to share, send your link or photos to me and I'll post them on the blog.


Monday, May 10, 2010

Tool Shed Clean up!

Thanks to the pilots from the K-mart Breakfast Club, the shed was cleaned out today.  10 plus years of dirt and dust was removed along with many items collected over the years. (Junk)  Some items in the shed are no longer needed and will be sold.
Also thanks to Jim Causey for checking out the mower that needed repairs.
Thanks to everyone that pitched in to help. 

Lexington AF JROTC Banquet.5-8-2010

The Como's and Cook's attended the Lexington and Gilbert High School Air Force Jr. ROTC Banquet this past Saturday, May 8th, 2010.  Over thirty awards were presented to the cadets.  One award was a scholarship valued at over $91,000.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

SCBC setup day 2010.avi

Short clip of some of the Whiteplain's folks getting ready for SCBC right here at Whiteplains. (SC999)

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Lexington AF JROTC Awards Banquet

Bill & Peggy Como and Don & Posie Cook attended this year's Awards Banquet that was held at the Raddison.  Many awards where handed out, from certificates, plaques, trophy's and scholarships valued up to $91,000 .  A few pictures from tonight's event.

Friday, May 07, 2010

Killdeer Chicks update 5-6-2010

Saw the Killdeer chicks today in Vick's lot. Four chicks hatched on April 4th, but we are now down to three. They have really grown. Should be flying off any day now.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Lexington AFJRROTC Flight.avi

Photoshow of Fridays Air Force JR ROTC Flight that we held at Whiteplains. In all we flew 32 cadets and four parents. Thanks to everyone that pitched in and made this a successful event.

Pilots: Bill Como, Don Cook, Jack Fastnaught, Bob Gillimann, Dennis Perry, Phil Rainwater and Steve Sanderson. Bob and Phil also joined the EAA so that they could fly Young Eagles. Thanks guys.

Also a special thanks to the ground crew, Alice Meiners and Gary Boykin, that worked so hard to keep the kids and the paperwork flowing in the right direction. Could not have done it with out your help.

This makes 50 Young Eagles flown to date.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Whiteplains Pilots Meeting 5-3-2010

Short video of Mondays Pilots meeting.  Items covered, Tree trimming, SCBC and Whiteplains Plantation On Site Emergency Response Plan.

New Toy at Whiteplains

Steve Sanderson wanted to share some pictures that he took at Niel and Nancy Bonacum's hanger.  As you can see, Niel is sporting some crutches and a cast.  Ask him about ladder safety. He might have some good pointers for you.  Also in the background is Niels new toy, an Ercoupe. Looks like a nice LSA.

Monday, May 03, 2010

Up Coming Event - EAA 477 5-15-2010

EAA 477 would like to announce an event on May 15, just a week after our SCBC.  See link below for more information.

Barnwell Wings N' Wheels (BNL) 5-29-2010

On Saturday May 29th, 2010 Barnwell Airport Commission, with the help of the EAA Chapter 1079 are hosting the "Barnwell Wings N' Wheels" airport open house. Pilots, EAA members and the general public are invited to this FREE event.

. Concession stands serving food and drinks for a nominal fee
. Free Aerobatic Show starting at 2:30 PM


. Homebuilt Airplanes
. Light Sport Airplanes
. Antique Aircraft
. War Birds
. Helicopters
. Antique Classic Cars and Tractors
. Fire Trucks
. Rescue Squad
. Bag Piper

For mor information Call the Airport Manager @ 803-259-1090 or
P.F. Beck @ 259-6381 Or Cal Hoffman @ 541-5242


Please NO PETS, for their safety!

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Whiteplains SCBC Clean up Day 5-1-2010

Today was clean up day at Whiteplains, in preparation for next weeks SCBC. We had a large turn out this morning, meeting at Ray Ackerrman's hanger. Everything from tree trimming, painting, Gazebo cleaning and wind sock replacement, it all managed to get done. Thanks, "Whiteplains Folk's", for a job well done. Next Sunday, May 9th is the big day.

Free Desk Table

Vick Carilli has a desk in his hanger that he would like donate to some one that could use it.  If interested, give Vick a call at 347-8770.  See Picture.  Size is 4 X 7.