View of Whiteplains Plantation

View of Whiteplains Plantation
Over Head View

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

Get together at Jim Wheat's Hangar 3-13-2012

Slide show by: Don Cook

Jim Wheat invited Whiteplains to a cook-out at his hangar Sunday. Fun was had by

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Cody Celebration 3-17-2012

Video by: Don Cook

In case you didn't get to join us last night to welcome home Cody, here is a short video. After a few days at Whiteplains, Cody goes with Steve to Florida, for Sun-N-Fun before heading back to the University of Illinois.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Focke-Wolf FW190 Trip to Camden Trip

Video by: Don Cook                                                    Trip date: 3-10-2012

Bill. Mike and Don flew with Phil in his Twin Barron to Camden, SC to check out a FW190 that was being restored. We also managed lunch and a auto show.

Thanks Phil, for letting us ride with you. We enjoyed the flight.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Stearman Biplane Ride Camden, SC

Video by: Don Cook Stills by: Don Cook and Phil Rainwater

Four of us from Whiteplains flew up in Phils Barron to Camden to fly in a Stearman Bi-Plane this past Saturday.  Must say, it is a lot of fun to fly. Nothing like the wind blowing in your face.  Special thanks to Rick Mantei for sharing his plane with us.

Also, if you need to find a place to stash your cash, he has 5% FDIC insured one year CD's.  His company is J.P. Turner & Company.  Located on (378) 4580 Sunset Blvd, Lexington, SC.  238-3553

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Whiteplains Pilots' Association Meeting

The Whiteplains Pilots' Association will meet Monday, March 19, 2012 at 7:00 PM, 19:00 hrs.
We have invited Lexington County Councilman Frank Townsend to attend.  He has some news about Lexington County Airport, and other items of interest.  Councilman Townsend is a fellow pilot as well.
We will also be planning for the May 6th South Carolina Breakfast Club fly-in.  As always volunteers will be needed to make this a successful event.
Make plans to attend, and remember if you don't attend you will be volunteered to work on something.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

2012 Breakfast Club - Hamilton/Owens Downtown Airport - Columbia, SC

Slide show by: Valerie Anderson

FAA 2012 Safety Fly-In: LB Owens Airport

FAA Safety Team | Safer Skies Through Education
You have asked us to notify you when a seminar is scheduled that meets your criteria. The following seminar may be of interest to you:
"2012 Safety Fly-in: South Carolina Aviation Safety Council"
Topic: 2012 SAFETY FLY-IN: Be READY for the Spring Flying Season!
On Friday, March 23, 2012 at 12:00 PM
Jim Hamilton - L B Owens Airport

Columbia, SC 29205
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2012 SAFETY FLY-IN -- South Carolina Aviation Safety Council
                            “The Grass-Roots Leader in Aviation Safety”

Friday Afternoon - March 23, 2012
Jim Hamilton – LB Owens Airport (CUB)
After you register on, please also register with the event sponsor by visiting:
o 1:00PM - General Aviation Professionalism : Paul Ratte,
           USAIG Director of Safety
o 2:15PM - Safe Practices for General Aviation Pilots: Michele Rash,     
Airwolf Aviation Services
o 3:30PM - Airman Enforcement Actions: Keven Kenison,
2012 SAFETY FLY-IN -- South Carolina Aviation Safety Council
            “The Grass-Roots Leader in Aviation Safety”
To view further details and registration information for this seminar, click here.
The sponsor for this seminar is: SCFAASTeam & SCASC
The following credit(s) are available for the WINGS/AMT Programs:
Basic Knowledge 1 - 1 Credit
Basic Knowledge 3 - 1 Credit
Advanced Knowledge 2 - 1 Credit

Dick Hitt makes national news.

Since its inception in 2007, more than 2,000 pilots have received the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award from the FAA. The award, which recognizes 50 years of accident-free flying, consolidated several similar pilot awards, such as the Golden Eagle Award, that had been presented by various Flight Standards District Offices over the years. The award includes a certificate and pin. In addition, the recipient’s name is added to the Roll of Honor at

Click below for more info.

Monday, March 12, 2012

PDK Airshow - May 12, 2012

DeKalb Peachtree Airport’s Annual Good Neighbor Day Airshow and Open House May 12, 2012.

Click on this link for more info:

Friday, March 09, 2012

Learn to fly for free.

Greenville-Downtown Airport Park Project

 Hi all,

We just received the attached color rendering of the future park at GMU.  We thought that you might like to see it.

The runways shown are not the real ones, they will be in the park! The plan is to have a "taxiway" around the park for people to use for exercising; a natural amphitheatre for viewing the real runway action and to use for school trip lessons; a picnic pavilion; a plane fuselage that will serve as the entrance to the park; airplane wings over benches that will serve as shade structures; and of course some play equipment surrounded by lots of open green space! 

We think the park will go a long way in helping to inspire people to love aviation, educate them on the role of GA in communities and towards greater community relations with the airport's neighbors.

Please feel free to share it with your family, friends and coworkers.  You can follow the park's progress at and

We are throwing a big fundraising party.  See for details.  Hope you can attend!

If you would like to help us build the park, please see attached flier.

Hope you are having a great day!
Lara Kaufmann
Public Relations Director
Greenville Downtown Airport

Monday, March 05, 2012

SCBC Pot Winner

And the winner is...... Lets just say he lives at Whiteplains. Don't want the IRS to spoil his fun.

Several of us from our airpark traveled to nearby Hamilton/Owens airport yesterday for the South Carolina Breakfast Club.  Some went by air, some by car, and we all had a good time.  One neighbor had a GREAT time, as he came home with a fist full of ill gotten gains from the Breakfast Club lottery.  We are withholding his identity, as we are certain the IRS will be searching for him in order to issue a 1099.  You can see more photos taken by our official Breakfast Club photographer Valerie Anderson on the South Carolina Breakfast Club Facebook page:

Photo by: Steve Sanderson

Ed Fisher Hangar door repair 3-1-2012.avi

Video by: Don Cook

Short video of work being done at Ed Fishers on his hangar door.

Friday, March 02, 2012

Hangar Move for Ray Sheffield.avi

Video by: Don Cook Phots by: Steve Sanderson

We had a nice turn out to help Ray Sheffield move his stuff from his hangar at Twin-Lakes to Whiteplains this past Thursday morning. Had a great breakfast before the real work began. Thanks Ray for paying for it. After everything was moved, several of us went over to Ed Fishers hangar to help put up his new hangar door device. Video of that at a later date.


Steve: Please express to  the  "crew" our thanks and appreciation for the assistance and teamwork.

It would not have happened without your support, I hesitate to name names for fear of forgetting
someone.  However, you were all most helpful and I appreciate the response from the "crew". 

My move would not and could not happened without your help.  I did not expect that the steel
"plate" could be moved but with all the great help it did happen.

(Perhaps this was a training session for the removal of the cruise ship!)

Thanks again!
Ray & Evelyn

Help Needed.....

We need your help!

USCG Aux is part of the Safety Consortium sponsored by the Lake Murray Association; a multi-agency
force with a unified voice to promote recreational boating safety.

LMA has a BoatUs Grant application - please VOTE FOR US EVERY DAY 01-15 MARCH.
We need your vote to fund resources to develop boating safety resources and signage.

Vote for Lake Murray Association here:

            Thanks for your help,

Barbara Burchfield
Branch Chief, Atlantic South
Recreational Boating Safety Outreach
State Liaison Officer-South Carolina
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
(803) 240-9264