View of Whiteplains Plantation

View of Whiteplains Plantation
Over Head View

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Whiteplains Pilots Meeting 9-27-2010

Photo and Video by: Don Cook

Todd Clamp was our guest speaker last night, on Aviation Safety. We also heard from Jeff Cargile about tree cutting at the end of Runway 9.  Dennis Perry reported on grass cutting and information about the South Carolina B25 bomber.

Thanks again to our guest speaker, Todd Clamp, also to our host for tonight's event, Jim Wheat.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Whiteplains Pilots Meeting Date Set

Please mark you calendars for the below meeing.
DATE:  9/27/10
TIME:    7:00 PM
Plan to attend this very special meeting.  Many things to be discussed.  Special guest,
Todd Clamp, will be giving out some very interesting information on aviation in South Carolina.
Bring your questions for Todd.  He will be glad to answer them for you.
Look forward to seeing each and everyone of you there.
Jim Wheat

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


If anyone is in the need of gutters, high energy windows or many other home improvement items check with Jim Saville at Dixie Home Crafters.  They have first class products and a company that stands behind them.

After our meeting I managed to get Jim in our plane for a ride around the lake.  Jim did a really good job of keeping the plane right side up. He said he would remember this day all his life.

New Biker at Whiteplains

Jim Causey on his new Honda 250CC bike

Steve Sanderson, "Only in his dreams" biker.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Whiteplains BOD Meeting

The scheduled Whiteplains Board of Directors meeting for third quarter, scheduled for September 21, 2010 is cancelled.

Thank you,

Terry Yon, President

Whiteplains Association

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Traffic at Whiteplains

Short video of two planes, one from Whiteplains and another close by.  First, Republic RC-3 made in 1947.  Other owned by Homer Keisler, 1946 Aeronca 7AC Champion with Cont. AC65 hp motor. It is fully restored to like new condition inside and out.

Video and Photos by: Don Cook

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Trip suggestion from Steve Crimm

Rough River Dam Lodge
I vote we go here Rough River State Park. Link:
The identifier is 2I3 - 319 degrees for 382 statute miles
Bobbi and I went there a few years ago and it is a great place, airport is a short walk to the cabins and rooms.
Steve  Crimm

Fall is Coming - Yes it is.

This would make a great trip for us at Whiteplains. What would be better than a train ride through the mountains to view the fall colors.  Click on "Book Now" below for more information.

Maybe we can get a caravan set up. What do you think?

Fall Foliage

Take an unforgettable journey through the Smoky Mountains as the landscape transforms into a beautiful canvas of colors!
Adult tickets start at $53         Book Now

October Leaf Season
10/1/2010 - 10/30/2010
Western North Carolina mountains are ablaze with brilliant fall foliage. View these spectacular fall leaves from the train – Nantahala Gorge Excursions depart at 10:30 am until Oct. 8th, when trains depart at 9:00 am and 2:00 pm daily. Tuckasegee River Excursions depart at 12:00 pm from October 4-7, 11-14, 18-21 and 25-29.

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad - 1-800-872-4681

Monday, September 13, 2010

Triple Tree Fly-In 9-11-2010

Club house - Very Nice In Deed!

Bill Como - Don Cook
Pilot Bill Como - Copilot John Gardner
This is the first part (Video) of our trip out to Triple Tree for the fly-in on Saturday.  Several planes from Whiteplains attended.  This was my first time, and was impressed with the organization and the size of the place. Plane is leaving...jump aboard.

Click on picture to see full size.  

Back seat pilot - Don Cook
Ron Ackerman - John & Bill

           Part II - Return to Whiteplains

Photo & Video by: Don Cook

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Whiteplains Get Together 9-10-2010

Slide show from last nights get together.  Had a great time, and the food was good.
Thanks to Jim Wheat for hosting this event.
Pictures by: Steve Sanderson and Don Cook

Monday, September 06, 2010

Newberry Airport (EOE)- Gas Price Drop

Few over to Newberry Airport with Jim Causey this morning and found that the price of 100LL is now $3.59.Just the other day it was $3.89.  Could this be a trend?  Hope so.

Jim wanted to see a WASS approach, so I took him with me and we shot the GPS4 approach.  While it is not listed as WASS on the plate, it is in fact a WASS approach.  Could be that they are testing it before it is published.  Worked good.   If you have a WASS GPS, go over and give it a try.


A short Photoshow of the South Carolina Breakfast Club fly-in that was held this past Sunday at Owens Downtown Airport. (KCUB) No, we did not win the $$$$, but it was still a nice trip.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Whiteplains to Greenville Downtown Airport Flight 9-4-2010

Four planes and eight souls flew up to the Greenville Downtown Airport for lunch today at the new Runway Cafe.  The place is really nice, and the food is good. Prices range from $6-$7.  Drink and side included. Kids meals around $4.  You can eat outside or in. Be sure to put your name in the pot for free door prizes.  It was a great day for flying.  Short Photoshow below.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Runway Cafe now open at GMU

Runway Cafe opens at GMU

Posted by Janice Wood · August 31, 2010 .

The Runway Cafe is now ready for take off at the Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU) in South Carolina. ‘The cafe officially opens Sept. 1, according to Joe Frasher, airport director. “A short quiet opening has been taking place for the last couple of weeks, just so all systems could be checked,” he added.

A variety of events are planned for the public grand opening, added Lem Winesett, part owner of the Runway Cafe.

On Wednesday, Sept. 1 at 5:30 p.m. the GMU Civil Air Patrol Cadets will do a flag raising ceremony at the Runway Cafe. The following Monday, Sept. 6, which is Labor Day, the Western Carolina Radio Control Club and Blue Ridge Radio Control Club will hold an air show at the Runway Cafe.

“Also if you stop by before Sept. 7 you can enter to win a Discovery Airplane Flight Lesson from Greenville Jet Center, a round of golf for four at CrossWinds Golf Club, a GMU T-shirt or baseball cap, all with no purchase necessary,” Winesett added.

“The Runway Cafe serves a variety of food, as well as beer and wine. The aviation themed venue is family friendly, affordable and features a main dining area, outside seating, room for private groups and a large hangar for special events,” said Mike Bliss, managing partner of the Runway Cafe.

Pilots can “park” their planes right in front of the restaurant, airport officials note.

Beside the restaurant is some land where a park is planned. “We are looking for a park sponsor who might like the park named after them or their company. 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. We have had several park designs made and are just waiting for our future park sponsor to help make the final choice,” said Lara Kaufmann, public relations director for GMU.

The Runway Cafe and proposed park site are located at 21 Airport Road Extension in Greenville, South Carolina. To get there by airplane: After landing at GMU, request taxi instructions to the restaurant on the southwest apron. To get there by land: From Laurens Road, turn by the post office onto Airport Road and follow the road until it dead ends, the site will be in front of you.

GMU is the busiest general aviation airport in South Carolina and is a self-sufficient entity with financial strength that doesn’t rely on local taxpayers for funding. 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: 864-242-4777 or

Whiteplains Calendar September 2010

Other Dates:

Sept 27 - Whiteplains Pilots Meeting - Jim Wheats Hanger 7;00pm

SCBC Dates:

Sept  05  -  Owens (CUB)
Sept  19  -  Laurens (LUX)