Whiteman Airport Association


This was our 1st Annual Holiday Party with a buffet of appetizers. The Buffet opened at 7:00, then President Don Hagopian called the meeting to order at 7:15 PM. There were 26 people present. Again Rocky’s donated their banquet room for our meeting.

Don welcomed everyone and announced some important dates and times (listed below).  He then presented certificates of appreciation for the past board members.  He then introduced our airport manager, John Frymyer.

John discussed the following topics.
---Beacon seems to be OK, however looking into brighter bulbs.
---Rain gutters for rows BB, CC, & DD had been installed with downspouts.
---Row C is going to lose their water and drainage problem will be worked on.
---Wind Tee is being worked on.
---Sweeping has been broken into 6 sections to maintain a regular schedule.
---Tie-downs are moving to the back-ramp area.
---January 8 is the next Task-Force Meeting.  Master Plan will be discussed.
---Caution signs will go up near the busy intersection near M & D Hangars.
---Pilot Lounge should be done by mid-February.
John then took questions from the audience.

WHP Tower Manager, Joel Lathon, stated that there are 5 controllers (Joel, Ed, Tony, Chris, Jason).  He also reported that the tower is open to visitors between 12-5 on a limited basis.  Visitors need photo ID.  No children allowed. Call first 896-5555 or whptower@aol.com.
He also answered some questions from the audience about IFR clearances and special VFR procedures.  Very informative.

Winners of the Door Prizes:
10 gallons of fuel (donated by Whiteman Airport) -  Curt Randoll
10 gallons of fuel (donated by Whiteman Airport) – Bill Jarchow
Fuel Tester (donated by Vista Aviation)  - Bill Logan

The meeting was adjourned at 8:00.  Then Ruth Logan cut & served the beautiful & yummy cake.

Dates to Remember:
Thu. Jan 8- Task Force Meeting – Re: Master Plan
Thu. Jan 8 – FAA Safety Seminar @ CAP HQ 7pm
Wed. Nov 26 – Aviation Commission Meeting at El Monte @ 6PM
Sun. Jan 11 – Display Day  10-2
Thurs. Jan 15– Whiteman Airport Association Meeting
Sun. Feb 1 – Fly-out to Santa Paula-Meet at fuel pit at 9am
Sun. Feb 15 – 99’s Fly-out to Oceano

Respectfully Submitted,

Shellie Hagopian, Secretary
Whiteman Airport Association

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