View of Whiteplains Plantation

View of Whiteplains Plantation
Over Head View

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Greenville Airport Lunch Trip 6-26-2011

Fly along with us for a quick trip to Greenville Downtown Airport (KGMU) in Phil's Beech Baron.  We are taking the girls out for lunch at the Runway Cafe that is located right on the airport.  Buckle up, it's time to get started. 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Whiteplains Plantation Announcement

I wanted to forward this along to our neighbors in Whiteplains.  If you feel compelled to participate in any way, it will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks, Alice   

To all Advanced Helicopter Friends and Associates:

                The 2nd anniversary of the crash that claimed the lives of two employees of Advanced and two friends working with the Advanced Helicopter Youth Foundation (AHYF) is about four weeks away. Since that fateful day in 2009 the Foundation has struggled to keep going, for obvious reasons.

We were looking for a way to get some wind under the wings when I was contacted by Dan Hart, Jeff Nordaas’ brother. Jeff was the pilot who perished in the accident. He informed me that he and his brothers were organizing a Memorial Golf Tournament in Jeff’s honor and that the proceeds would be donated to the Foundation to continue Jeff’s work!

This has been an answer to our/my prayers for the future of our charitable work. I feel that Jeff’s brothers setting this beautiful example and pushing forward has given all of us the push and the drive that we so urgently needed. Their example is so much appreciated!

I’m asking all employees, associates and customers of Advanced Helicopter to participate in whatever manner they can. I would love to see as many play in the tournament as possible. If you cannot or do not want to play, you may want to sponsor a hole or donate to the cause in some way. Please visit the link below and give your support.

The tournament is on July 22nd 2011 which is the day before the 2nd anniversary of the accident.

Thank you all so much for the support you have shown to the families and the AHC family over the last two years, we all appreciate it. In order to honor those that we lost, it’s time to move the mission forward. A special thanks to Dan Hart and his brothers for providing the kick-start that we needed!

Neal D. Lanning
Advanced Helicopter Concepts, Inc.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

WPI : Bulletin - Car crashes through fence, driver flees in another truck

Last night, just before the rains came, a driver of Hispanic description, fled the scene in another truck after losing control of his SUV.  Skid marks show that the driver was heading east on Golden Jubilee road and spun out just before missing the curve sign plowing through Bob Gillmann's fence.

See photos at this link.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Windy Road Cleanup 6-18-2011

Photo by: Steve Sanderson (Person Missing)
This past Saturday, a number of our Whiteplains neighbors gathered for roadside cleanup. No…………our neighborhood roads and streets are NOT littered, but the road that leads to our airport does manage to collect a fair amount of trash.
Thanks to Jack and Diane Fastnaught for coordinating this event and for serving us a delicious breakfast! Note all of the great smiles in the photo!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Mr. Andy Guerra - New Instrument Pilot

Todd supplied cake and ice cream at his hanger tonight, to celebrate Andy Guerra passing his Instrument check ride.  Congratulations,  Andy!  His next goal,  is getting his Commercial ticket.

Photoshow by: Don Cook

Monday, June 13, 2011

Sunday, June 12, 2011

One - of a Hundred and One

Our very own Alice, has just become a member of a very special club for women pilots ( fixed wing and helicopter ) rating.  A feat that is not easily achieved. 
Friday she became one of only 100 or so women pilots in America who are licensed to fly both helicopters and airplanes.

Alice was already an FAA licensed helicopter pilot since 2008. Yesterday she also became a fixed wing pilot, FAA licensed to fly airplanes.

As the attached photo of Alice illustrates, there are about 900 civilian women helicopter pilots in the U.S. But only roughly 100 of them can also fly a plane. Alice is now one of that elite crowd of dual rated fly girls.

One reason why this is so rare is that flying rotorcraft is at crucial times intuitively the opposite of flying fixed wing aircraft. At essential moments during flight the key inputs are opposite, which is especially urgent during landings and emergency procedures. It makes the transition from one to the other treacherous, and it explains why few pilots even try.

Friday, she passed her FAA airplane flight exam.  Way to go, Alice.

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Cody's Graduation Party.mpg

Fun was had by all at Cody's graduation party. In case you didn't get to go, here is a short photoshow.

Good Luck Cody!