View of Whiteplains Plantation

View of Whiteplains Plantation
Over Head View

Sunday, January 22, 2012

1st Annual Soup Cook Fest

Video by: Don Cook

Thanks to all who came to the first "SOUP OFF".  We had plenty of soup, dessert, and good fellowship.  I am pleased to announce the "winners".  Third place went to Bobbi Crimm, second place to Peggy Como, and first place to Ann Cargile.  A "BIG" plus to our gathering was the fact we raised $111.70 that will be donated to the Gilbert Fire department.  It was decided by those in attendance that we would like to do it again next year.  The target date for the 2013 SOUP COOK OFF will be the Saturday before the Super Bowl.  After hosting this event I have decided to change the name from "SOUP OFF" to "SOUPER CHEF".  Just ask Ann Cargile to show you her plaque from last night and you will know why! 

Hope to see you at the next 2013 "SOUPER CHEF" contest,

Mike Moore

Friday, January 20, 2012

Whiteplains Annual Meeting 1-17-2012.avi

Video by: Don Cook - Photo by: Phil Rainwater

Not everyone got to attend this year's Whiteplains Plantation Annual Home Owners Meeting, this video covers the entire meeting for your information.

Thanks to Steve Sanderson and Jenny Bloom for hosting this year's meeting. Also thanks to the out going board members, Dennis Perry, Terry Yon and Micah Froese. New board members are, Niel Bonacum, Phil Rainwater and Dennis Ramsey. Steve Sanderson is treasure.

A special thanks to Bill Como for the opening prayer.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Dich Hitt 50 Year Safety Aviation Award 1-15-2012.avi

Video by Don Cook

Congratulations to Dick Hitt for receiving this outstanding recognition on fifty years of safe flying. Dick received this award from the FAA on 1-15-2012. Due to limits on Youtube, this video doesn't include the stills taken by Phil Rainwater. The full video with stills is available on DVD, free of charge. Just email me at if you want a copy.

Monday, January 16, 2012

New Engine

Be sure to watch the last video of it running.  

Lexington HS AF JR-ROTC Flight.avi

Photoshow by: Don Cook

Short Photoshow from Saturdays Young Eagles Flight. Thanks to Phil Rainwater and Steve Sanderson for sharing the pictures with us.
Also thanks to Lt. Col. Jim Tucker and all the cadets for letting us share the joy of flight with them. Also to all the pilots and ground crew'
that did such an outstanding job.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Pilots Meeting - Whiteplains Plantation 1-10-2012

Video by: Don Cook

The above video is a short version of the Whiteplains Plantation Pilots Meeting that was held on 1-10-2012, with guest speaker Stoney Truett.  He gave a talk on the uses of the Ipad2 using aviation software for uses in GA aircraft. The entire meeting is avalible free on DVD. Contact Don Cook, at the email address listed at the bottom.

Thanks to Jim Wheat for hosting this meeting in his hangar, and to Stoney for sharing his experience.

The next pilots meeting is going to be announced at a later date, before SCBC for Whiteplains.

Above Photos by Dennis Perry

Above Photos by: Phil Rainwater


Sunday, January 08, 2012

EAA High Tower Talk

Subject: EAA CEO Rod High Tower invite

This is a Must go!
You are invited to join rod High Tower CEO and President of EAA for a evening of ask and talk.
And its Free !
Thursday February 9
6:30 to 7:30 social hour
7:30 Program
South Carolina State Museum
301 Gervais Street
Columbia SC 29201
Sponsored by EAA 242 your local eaa Chapter
See ya there!
Dennis Perry

Pilots Meeting Reminder

Whiteplains Pilots Association Meeting
Guest Speaker: Stoney Truett
Monday, January 9, 2012, at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Jim Wheat’s Hangar
Make plans to attend this very informative meeting of the Whiteplains Pilots Association on Monday, January 9, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Stoney Truett will be presenting a program on Flying With the iPad. He has been using the iPad extensively and will share with us his tips and suggestions. Stoney, a local aviator, routinely uses the iPad no matter if he is flying the Saberliner (T-39), MU-2 or the J-3 Cub.
The meeting will start at promptly 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 9, 2012.
Here's a reminder about your current mailing list subscription:

Monday, January 02, 2012

Tug Project for my Mooney

 This is the position for the tug.

 Side view. Four hard points in back available for tug bracket.

In this view you can see all four hard points.

 Control unit at bottom of tug.

Lever at top is drive or disengage selector.

New Mooney 2012 Project Started.

First stage done, removing old parts.  Next, getting new back tires for better traction.  Last, fabricate hitch and handle for tug. Tug can hold up to 560 lbs.  Has two .57 HP dc drive motors with gear box.  Has two 12 Volt DC 36 amp batterys.

Photos by: Don Cook