View of Whiteplains Plantation

View of Whiteplains Plantation
Over Head View

Monday, September 26, 2011


  • Poll: Would you support an initiative to expand the "driver's license medical" standard beyond sport pilots?
    Check out poll results in Wednesday's eBrief. The results from the poll questions in Aviation eBrief do not necessarily represent the views of pilots, aircraft owners or AOPA members and therefore should not be used for research purposes.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Gas Run Pelion and test 808 Car Key Micro Camera 9-24-2011HD.wmv

First test with the 808 micro camera was on the top of the vertical fin.  This time I attached it to the bottom of the plane.  Short hop to Pelion for gas. To see it in HD, you need to click on the 360p and change it to 1080P.

Video by: Don Cook

Friday, September 23, 2011

FAA Approves Use of “Very Low Lead” Fuel

In a Special Airworthiness Bulletin issued last week, the FAA has approved a new fuel—100VLL (very low lead)—for use on aircraft currently operating on 100LL. The approval was the result of collaboration with industry partners on the ASTM International task force that evaluated data supporting the incorporation of grade 100VLL into specification D910. The new fuel is identical to 100LL in all aspects, except that the maximum lead content is reduced by about 19 percent. The FAA determined that 100 VLL meets all of the performance requirements of grades 80, 91, 100, and 100LL and will perform identically in existing aircraft and engines. The fuel also has the same minimum octane rating and provides the same level of anti-knock performance as 100LL and 100 avgas grades. Since the ASTM D910 standard specifies blue coloration for both grade 100VLL avgas and grade 100LL avgas, these fuels will appear identical.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Fall Breakfast at Alice & Willem's Hanger

(Whiteplains Plantation Announcement)
Dear Whiteplains neighbors:
The last time we all had breakfast in our hangar was when we celebrated the arrival of Spring. High time for a new season bite!
Our hangar is wide open for breakfasteers on Sunday October 2, starting at 8 – or make that 7:30 for those who have the Camden fly-in on their schedule. Come and wish your neighbors a happy Autumn!
That's breakfast in Alice and Willem 's hangar, Sunday morning Oct. 2, starting at 7:30!
On the menu: hot pancakes, biscuits, scrambled eggs, sausages, bacon, grits, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, orange juice, and a surprise.
Bring your kids, your neighbors, your parents, your guests, and that includes everyone that you have brought to previous breakfasts! The more the merrier!
The heli deli closes at 9:30. Walk in at any time between 7:30 – 9:30 AM.
RSVPs are encouraged, but last-minute walk-ins are just as welcome! If you park across the runway, be careful crossing.
We are looking forward to welcoming Fall together with y'all.
--Alice and Willem Meiners

Friday, September 09, 2011

Pictures from the Grand Canyon - 9-8-2011

  John said he had to cross 12 miles of dirt roads.

Photos by John Gardner.  Click on picture to see full size.

Our own John Gardner is on a trip out west and sends the following pictures to share with us.   If you look in the back ground behind John, you'll see the Air Walk Bridge that over looks the Grand Canyon.