View of Whiteplains Plantation

View of Whiteplains Plantation
Over Head View

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Here is a shot of Whiteplains heroes Jeff Cargile and Dennis Perry replacing the windsock on Jim Wheat's hangar on Sunday, September 30, 2012.

Project supervisors are also pictured.  

One supervisor suggested that Whiteplains hangar owners might want to call on Jeff or Dennis to help install or repair the required hangar night lights.

Reported by: Steve Sanderson 

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

43 Grupo 2012 Video

                                                     Click on this link to view video: 43 Grupo 2012

Whiteplains Plantation Announcement - Hangar Flood Lights

    Photo by: Don Cook
Hangar Lights
As the days get shorter it is a good time to check your hangar flood light.  The requirement to have a working exterior flood light enhances our neighborhood safety and security.  Anyone with a detached hangar along the taxiway or runway should have a working flood light in the gable area.  If your hangar doesn't have a light or if it is not functioning, your cooperation in addressing this will be greatly appreciated.
 If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please let me know.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

2012 SC Breakfast Club - Berkeley County (Moncks Corner) - September 16,...

SCBC Berkeley County 9-16-2012

                                                                     Slide Show Moncks Corner

                                                                           Next SCBC Greenville Downtown

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Whiteplains Plantation Announcement.

Neighbors, for about the last four years I have administered our Announcements and Pilot's List Servers. Recently Steve Crimm has offered to take over the Email system and the three domains registered for the community website. This transfer is more complicated than you might imagine and will take a couple of weeks. We will attempt to make the transition seamless, however there may be times when the system is unavailable. I want to thank Steve for taking on this task, it will be many hours of system configuration and much needed website updates. Steve should provide update messages during the process and you should forward any issues to him in the comming weeks. This transfer comes at a time when I have very little time nor the interest to keep up with system. Many thanks my friends that helped and supported me. 

Best Regards
Ray Hill

Jetman and Spitfire

Click her for more info: Jetman shares skies with spitfire

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Note from the EAA

Fellow EAA/Airport Event Friends
This is some Good News forpeople who love attending Aviation Events:
The non-profit Aviation Foundation of America has is the oldest and largest Web site dedicated to promoting Fly-ins and Aviation Events.
We are sending this note to ask for your assistance by posting your Fly-ins, airshows or aviation events which are not currently posted on our site. Also, we urge you join the thousands of others who have signed up for our Automatic Aviation Event Notification System. There you can set a “notification radius” for events you may be interested in and we will automatically advise you when the events are coming up. is easy to use:
1. To check for upcoming events, simple and conduct a simple search.
2. To enter an event, click thePOST AN EVENT button and you will be automatically taken to the Event Posting area.
3. To sign up for your own Automatic Event Notifications, simply click onJOIN US FOR AUTOMATIC EVENT NOTIFICATIONS
These services are absolutely FREE of charge.Give it a try:
Fly safely,
Greg Herrick, President
Aviation Foundation of America, Inc.
PS: is not affiliated with any other group or organization and is free for use across all General Aviation associations, organizations and individuals as a service of the donation supportedAviation Foundation of America, Inc. a 501(c)3 public charity.

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Web Site to Find Aircraft

Click on the link below to see just about any airplane that you can think of. Cool site.

Find Any Airplane Web Site

New Link added to blog - FAA AIM


Federal Aviation
Manual Official Guide to
Basic Flight Information and ATC Procedures
Includes: Basic Errata dated 2/9/2012 and Change 1 dated 7/26/2012


New additon to the Blog.  It is now listed on the left hand side under Aviation Links.  Get the latest information for free.

Friday, September 07, 2012

CAE Airfield Chages

CAE Airfield Changes
Notice Number: NOTC4113
New Taxiway Designations @KCAE effective 11/15/12
During the latter part of 2012 the Columbia Airport will be undertaking several airfield construction projects, one of which is the AirfieldSignageProject. KCAE will adopt the taxiway designation convention standards contained in FAA Advisory Circular 150/5340-18F - Standards for Airport Sign Systems.
The linked sketch provided below reflects both the current taxiway designators (single and double alphabetic characters in black ink) and the new taxiway designators (alphabetic and alphanumeric characters in red ink) that will become effective at 0401Z on 11/15/12. Progress will be shown in updated airfield sketches which will be posted on thePilot Resources Page of the airport website. Dates are approximate. Please check NOTAMS for daily progress updates.
Click -> Airfield Sketch
Please direct any inquiries to either the Airport's Operations or Planning & Development Departments. Operations:  (803) 822-5050, E-mail: Planning/Development:  (803) 822-5041,

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Triple Tree Events

September 5-9 marks the dates for this year’s Triple Tree Aerodrome Fly-In near Woodruff, S.C., your blogger’s favorite sport aviation event of the year.  Compared by many old-timers to the famed Rockford EAA conventions from years past, Triple Tree has all the ingredients needed for success: An incredible 7,000-foot smooth grass runway (SC00), camping, permanent showers, a food court, builder workshops, seminars, two large fishing ponds, a clear stream with a sandy beach, and, for the first time this year, a trip to a nearby sporting clay facility.

Our very own Ed Fisher has a talk from AirVenture this year, “Traditional Homebuilding.”

Click her for more info: Triple tree and the Sport Aviation Association

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Photo by: Steve Sanderson

On Saturday, a small but mighty group of Whiteplains neighbors gathered to perform our regular trash pickup duties along the roads that leads to our airpark.  We gathered about 18 bags of trash and found it interesting that those of us who do not live along the road pick up trash for those who do live along the road. We are certain, however, that they appreciate our efforts.  Note the two gentlemen wearing ties, which elevates our cleanup detail to a much higher level!

Monday, September 03, 2012

Old Fashion Hog Picken good time!

Photoshow by: Don Cook

The Ackerman's put on one heck of a "Old Fashion Hog Picken Good Time" cook out today. at the lake. The weather gods look out for us, as the rain stayed away.   Lots of good food, drink, and good company.  Thanks to everyone that made this a great event.

Saturday, September 01, 2012

A big welcome to: Amy Olivia Froese 8 lbs. Our newest member at Whiteplains Plantation.