Saturday, May 26, 2012
Thanks to Steve Sanderson for sending us pictures from this mornings clean up of Windy Road and to all of the people that showed up. A special thanks to the Fastnaught's for hosting the breakfast.
It was reported that twenty plus bags of trash was collected along Windy Road. Trash bag count for Whiteplains was again, zero.
Monday, May 21, 2012
AERObridge is an aviation organization of pilots and supporting ground personnel active in
disasters. We work with both governmental and non-governmental agencies. We have
participated in relief efforts in Haiti, Japan and in the US. Our most recent work was after the
tornado disaster in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in 2011. On Tuesday, June 5th, AERObridge will
coordinate General Aviation and Business Aviation Aircraft from North Carolina, South Carolina
and Georgia in support of the 2012 South Carolina State Hurricane Full Scale Exercise (FSE).
We will base or operations at the Bamberg County Airport (99N) located at Bamberg, South
We could use your help.
AERObridge has been assigned the following missions:
1. Aerial reconnaissance to enable on-site evaluation of emergency situations. AERObridge will
be responsible for providing aerial surveillance of hurricane evacuation routes through Bamberg
County--providing real-time information (voice and video) to decision makers.
2. Establish an Incident Management Team at Bamberg County Airport.
AERObridge will establish an IMT reporting to Bamberg County Emergency Management
Services. This team will be responsible for the coordination of arriving aircraft and movement in
the ramp and aircraft parking areas.
3. Airlift of equipment and supplies in support of disaster relief operations.
General aviation pilots based in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina will fly into Bamberg
County Airport (99N) carrying basic relief supplies with jet aircraft landing at the larger Orangeburg
Although this is just an exercise we’re asking GA pilots and companies with business aircraft to
participate in this exercise to demonstrate the strength and value of GA in emergencies.
Companies or individuals wishing to register their aircraft for the June 5th exercise may do so at
http://www.aerobridge.org by clicking on the “join us” tab and then on the tab for “register your
aircraft”. If you don’t have an aircraft and/or wish to work with support functions such as aircraft
marshaling, aircrew services, administration, operations, plans or logistical support, enter the word
“Support” under aircraft make and we will contact you.
We appreciate all that the members of the Whiteplains Pilots’ Association do for aviation and
thank you for your support!
Field Director of Emergency Services
North and South Carolina
We are moving forward on the runway sealcoating/repainting project. The runway will need to be closed for 2-3 days depending on weather. We have requested the work be done Monday - Wednesday as these are days we typically see the least flying activity. The dates we have proposed to the contractor are:
June 18 - 20, 2012 or June 25 - 27, 2012
The first activity you will notice is the contractor cleaning and filling all cracks on the runway. Following that the sealcoat will be applied and allowed to dry for at least 24 hours before the runway numbers and markings are repainted. This process is much the same as we did two years ago on the roadways and taxiways.
Your help and cooperation with this will be appreciated. If you have any concerns, or conflicts with these dates, please let me know immediately.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Thanks to all of our Whiteplains neighbors
who joined us this noon for the Gilbert
Fire Department BBQ.
Special thanks to Denise Perry
and Laurie Ackermanwho delivered our feast,
and to those who were not able to attend but
stillmade a donation.
We live in a GREAT neighborhood!
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
(Whiteplains Plantation Announcement)
NOTES: The SCAG mower is easier to control (less likely to hit runway lights) if not run at max speed. The throttle must be full open to get the blade speed up, but limit your forward speed if at all possible. The key is prone to falling out, we have lost one already this season.
1. Willem Meiners
2. Bo Fender
1. Clem Spencer
2. Rob Bridgers
1. Ed Fisher
2. Bob Gillmann
1. Jeff Cargile
2. Mike Knox
1. Mike Moore
2. Dennis Perry
1. Steve Crimm
2. Phil Rainwater
1. Jim Franklin
2. Ray Ackerman
Report any Problems to:
Jeff Cargile – Service Mower
Jim Wheat – Weed Control/Fuel/Parts, etc.
Dennis Perry – Service Mower
Notice Number: NOTC3742
The May/June 2012 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on extreme weather. Articles provide important tips on how to detect, prepare for, and avoid some of the more extreme varieties of weather conditions GA pilots may encounter in their region of the country, including thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, icing, fog, freezing rain and more. Hear from weather experts at the FAA who offer advice on how to be prepared for these situations and provide updates on the many helpful tools and resources now available to pilots.
For more on how to improve your weather knowledge, check out the new issue at: http://1.usa.gov/IHfCA6.
In addition, the issue's Nuts, Bolts, and Electrons department (pg. 27) looks at the newly released versions of the Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Handbooks, and Vertically Speaking (pg. 29) reviews minimum safe altitudes and VFR weather minimum for rotorcraft operations.
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Over 10,150 AMTs earned an AMT Award last year. Will you, this year?
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Photoshow of last Sunday's SCBC held right here at Whiteplains Plantation.
What a great turnout for the SC Breakfast Club this morning. Thanks to everyone that worked so hard to make this event a tremendous success. Special thanks to Mike and Shelly Knox for hosting. I have heard many people say this was the best breakfast club we have ever had at Whiteplains.
It was a true testament to the community spirit that we came together in such a fine way. We have often said Whiteplains is the premier fly-in community, this Sunday we showed the aviation community this it absolutely true.