Flymall April 2017 Newsletter

Written on April 30, 2017 at 8:35 am, by hkraemer

Welcome to our April 2017 Newsletter.

We have a very nice Cessna 182 for sale. Click here for details.

Lot’s of women aviators in the news this month.

We start with one of Harry’s students, Francesca D.  Harry arranged for a friend to take her flying in his 1930’s Davis open cockpit aircraft at W73.

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This picture says it all. This was taken just after she landed. Needless to say she had a great time.

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Click here for Harry’s Flickr set with all of the pictures and video from the day with Francesca at the Mid Atlantic Soaring Center.

Here is Harry’s YouTube video with all of the pictures and video from the day at the Mid Atlantic Soaring Center.

Our next female aviator in the news is Lin Caywood.

Sugarloaf member Lin Caywood giving back to the community one flight at a time…

Volunteer Pilot Malinda Caywood also helped our PAL, patient Ronnie get to treatment from his home in North Carolina to Cancer Treatment Center of America. It sometimes take more than one leg to get from point A to point B and we are grateful for her!

Thanks Malinda! www.palsflight.org

Harry sold Lin this wonderful Cessna 182 pictured below.  This was the last plane Harry sold as a Cessna dealer.

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A Facebook find. Imagine waking up in the morning to find a Rolls Royce in your pool.

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Harry is always on the lookout for rare and unusual vehicles (especially 3 wheelers). Here is a Facebook find.  A very rare Lamborghini 1C roadable crawler. It has 3 wheels plus tracks.

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More women aviators in the news.  Congratulations to Sugarloaf member Brenda Tibbs ! Brenda is the recipient of an Amelia Earhart Scholarship!!!!!

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Brenda was also named AOPA’s best flight instructor. Brenda is the owner of Bravo Aviation based at the Frederick Municipal Airport.  Harry is a long time friend of Brenda and he has helped her and her customers over the years.  Glad to see that she is doing great in her new business.

 

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The Flymall team was at the annual Antique Tractor and Steam Engine Show in Derwood Maryland.  Harry has done a few appraisals on some of the vehicles (classic cars & antique tractors) in the show.  Click here for information on our appraisals. 

All data from Harry’s appraisals is entered into the Market Watch section of our site. This is a searchable database designed by Harry.  Posted here is actual sale prices, appraised values, asking price, etc. The database is searchable by any combination of Make, Model, and Year.

To view examples of appraisals that Harry has done, visit our newsletter section and search for appraisal. A few examples are posted here as well.

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To see what shows the Flymall team will be attending visit Harry’s class schedule & appearance calendar by clicking here.

Here is Harry’s YouTube video highlighting the Antique Tractor and Steam Engine Show.

Click here for Harry’s Flickr set of pictures and videos from the show.

Enjoy these pictures of a thunderstorm near KGAI on April 21 2017. Pictures taken by WIFA’s flight instructor Veronika,

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Harry has been invited to participate in the Laytonsville parade.  We hope to have at least one of our vintage 3 wheelers in the parade.  You can visit Harry’s appearance calendar by clicking here to see where the Flymall team will be next.

 

You can subscribe to our newsletter via our website Flymall.org where it says sign up for our newsletter.  You will then get our newsletter automatically each month.

 

Instrument Checkride April 2017 KTHV

Written on April 30, 2017 at 8:11 am, by hkraemer

Oral:

Asked about basic instrument knowledge, started from the ACS. Such as

  • Minimum fuel required
  • Minimum equipment
  • Currency vs. Proficiency
  • Lost Comms
  • Accepting clearance and comply

He also asked these questions from a scenario perspective instead of directly.

For example, minimum takeoff in IMC for part 91 None, so instead show your personal minimums.

“If weather is below instrument approach minimums at the airport I am taking off from, I won’t go. “

 

The Oral was relaxed. He also taught me somethings.

Not many G1000 questions. Mostly questions about pitot-static system, instruments. Vacuum system, Icing.

 

Flight:

ILS 08 KCXY. Missed: L 290, 3,000ft, then Direct HAR

VOR-A N94, Procedure turn at HAR VOR, then start approach.

RNAV 17 KTHV – with the procedure turn

Flymall / Kraemer Aviation March Newsletter 2017

Written on March 30, 2017 at 7:08 pm, by hkraemer

Welcome to the Kraemer Aviation/Flymall March 2017 Newsletter.

Are you interested in car shows, airshows, etc? Visit Harry’s event calendar for 100s of local and national events.  You can have the calendar email you a reminder about an event that you are interested in. The calendar has over 25 categories. You can view all categories or just the one that you are interested in.

I recently saw something in a METAR that I had to look up – Graupel.

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Also called soft hail or snow pellets, is precipitation that forms when supercooled droplets of water are collected and freeze on falling snowflakes, forming 2–5 mm (0.08–0.20 in) balls of rime. The term graupel comes from the German language.

Graupel is distinct from hail, small hail and ice pellets: The World Meteorological Organization defines small hail as snow pellets encapsulated by ice, a precipitation halfway between graupel and hail. The METAR code for graupel is GS.

 

Here is something interesting that made the rounds on Facebook a few weeks ago. Circular Runways!  What are your thoughts? You can leave your comments below.

Harry has been invited to participate in the Laytonsville parade.  We hope to have at least one of our vintage 3 wheelers in the parade.  You can visit Harry’s appearance calendar by clicking here to see where the Flymall team will be next.

The Yamaha OX99-11. three beautiful prototypes were built.  How many knew that Yamaha made a car?

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The Montgomery County Airport will have it’s annual open house Saturday September 9, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Check our events calendar for more details.

Enjoy this picture by Brenda of Bravo Flight Training. This was taken over the skies of Frederick Maryland. We thank Brenda for letting us use her picture.

 

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Here is an interesting motorcycle seen on Facebook. A Prop-driven Thor ‘pacer bike’ with Henderson 4-cylinder engine

 

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Let’s go back in time.  Look at the car prices in this ad from the News Post (a Baltimore Maryland newspaper) September 1961.

 

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Need an appraisal on an aircraft, visit our appraisal page for information on our appraisals. Pictured here are a few of the warbirds that we have appraised for clients and museums around the world. They are an A7 Corsair, Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, Bac Jet Provost P84 T3A (Provost T3), and a Vietnam era Huey. Our appraisal page is at Flymall.org and click on the appraisal link at the top of the page.  Sometimes Harry gets to fly the aircraft he appraises!

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Thanks for reading. Be sure to checkout our April 2017 Newsletter coming soon.  If you want to find an old post in our newsletter section you can search it by using the search box.  Just search for a key word.

 

Here is a cute YouTube video for my pilot friends.

 

Flymall February 2017 Newsletter

Written on February 28, 2017 at 11:06 am, by hkraemer

Welcome to the Flymall / Kraemer Aviation February 2017 Newsletter.

Good news for the Washington International Flight Academy. About 4 or 5 years in the works. Harry has worked on this project for about a year and a half and today Harry received notice that the school is now approved to issue student visas for international students.

Ariel and Harry attended the student orientation for the winter semester for the aviation students at Catonsville Community College (degree program). Here are a few pictures from the event.

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CCBC Fly In Sunday 4/29 –  Bay Bridge Airport 11:00 AM arrival at W-29. The college will host a fly-out to the Bay Bridge Airport on April 29 2017. All are welcome to attend. Depart at 9:00AM, return at 2:00PM

Airshow and car show season is juts around the corner.  Visit our events calendar for up to date info on local car shows and other events.  With over 25 categories, there is something for everyone. Click here for our events calendar.

January 2017 wasn’t a good month for flying little airplanes in Maryland. We canceled more flights then we flew.

Here is a look back to January 2016 in Maryland – snow covered.  Click here for more pictures from the blizzard of 2016.

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Harry helped another client purchase an aircraft. This was is based at KGAI.  The client just purchased a share of this aircraft.  Dubbed the McDonalds aircraft.

 

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WIFA at shooting range. Several WIFA employees and students attended a shooting range in VA.    Here are a few pictures from the event.

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More progress on the Hawker Jet display at Cambridge Airport.  In our December 2016 newsletter we mentioned that we were working on a deal to have a Hawker 400 aircraft on display with picnic tables around it. This month we are happy to say that things are moving forward. Kraemer Aviation / Flymall with be donating some of the picnic tables for the project.

A shot of the Susquehanna River taken from a moving vehicle taken a few weeks ago while we were driving to PA to pickup another 3 wheel vehicle.

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Know your pilots… Here something from Harry’s collection of aviation humor – Know your pilots.   Visit Harry’s Aviation humor page for more post like this.

Is it an engine or a motor??? Whether we drive a car or fly an aircraft, they are powered by a gas engine. But is it an engine or a motor?  Click here to read Harry’s post on the topic.

While on the topic. A hoverbike.

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Buying or selling a vehicle and need pricing information, visit our Market Watch section of the Flymall.  Harry tracks all types of vehicles: classic/collector cars, motorcycles, ATVs, tractors, aircraft, and much more.  This is an online database, easy to use, and smart phone friendly.

Private Pilot Checkride Feb 1 2017

Written on February 9, 2017 at 3:08 pm, by hkraemer

Private pilot checkride at KTHV Feb 1 2017.

First we began the checkride with the oral portion of the exam. The oral exam included questions on what checks need to be done on the aircraft and how often they need to be checked. Next he asked me about the weather minimums for different airspace. After that we went over what needs to be onboard the aircraft before flight and who is responsible for keeping these things current. Last we went over weight and balance and what is possible when weight and balance are outside of the proper limits.

The flight portion started with landings. We did a soft-field landing and then two short field landings. After that we departed the pattern to go on a flight to Hanover. Once the cross country part was completed we did maneuvers. We did stalls, steep turns, turns about a point, and last we ended with s turns a cross a rode. We then returned to KTHV.

Know Your Pilots

Written on January 24, 2017 at 2:07 pm, by hkraemer

Know Your Pilots

The AIRLINE TRANSPORT PILOT leaps tall buildings in a single bound, is more powerful than a 747, is faster than a speeding bullet, walls on water and gives policy to God.

The MULTI-ENGINE PILOT leaps short buildings in a single bound, is more powerful than a 707, and is just as fast as a speeding bullet, walks on water if it is calm and talks to God.

The INSTRUMENT PILOT leaps short buildings with a running start and favorable wind conditions. He is almost as powerful as a Learjet, faster than a speeding bullet, walks on water of an indoor pool and talks to God if special requests are approved.

The COMMERCIAL PILOT barely clears a Quonset hut, loses tug-of-war with Twin Engine aircraft, can fire a speeding bullet, swims well and is occasionally addressed by God.

The PRIVATE PILOT makes high ranks when trying to leap buildings, is run over by Piper Arrows and sometimes handles an airplane without inflicting self-injury, can dog-paddle and talks to animals.

The NON-SOLOED STUDENT PILOT falls over the door sill when trying to enter buildings, says “look at the airplane,” wets himself with a water pistol and mumbles to himself.

BUT …

The CERTIFIED FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR lifts buildings and walks under them, kicks airplanes out of the hangar, catches speeding bullets with his teeth and chews them, and freezes water with a single glance. The CFI IS GOD.

Flymall January Newsletter 2017

Written on January 21, 2017 at 8:47 am, by hkraemer

Welcome to our January 2017 newsletter.

For our students and renters at the Washington International Flight Academy Harry has created a Facebook page just to share flights, time build together, etc.  It can be found at https://www.facebook.com/IflyWIFA/. Click here for the page.

Several pilots have ask Harry for recommendations on where to go to get their seaplane rating – Jack Brown’s Seaplane Base in Winter Haven Florida is the place to go. Click here for Harry’s post from his visit there.

Pilots here one for you. This fuel sample was taken from a Cessna 172 today. It was from the wing sumps. Both tanks were almost full. Both sides had this in the fuel. If you look closely you will see a small layer of something at the top of the fuel. It was not greasy and it was separate from the fuel. The more we sumped the tanks the less of this layer we had at the top. I used the same fuel cup for another aircraft and we did not see this layer at the top. I should also mention that we could not get the aircraft started. It would crank however it seemed as if there was no spark.

 

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A few months ago Pat Kraemer and a student (Uma – pictured below) hit a goose just 400 foot in the air after take-off.  Part of the goose and windscreen came in and hit the student. They had to continue and fly the entire pattern with part of the windscreen missing.  Both did a great job.  As a Christmas gift and birthday present for the student we had the plaque below made for her.  On the plaque is the part of the windscreen that came in and hit her.

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Here is something interesting:

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I recently nominated someone for the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award. It took about 5 months for the FAA to do the research and verify that the person should receive the award. He finally received the award. Here is Lu Rudel receiving the award.
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Click here for more pictures from the award ceremony.

WIFA had their annual Christmas party Dec 29 2016.  A good time was had by all that attended.  See the link below for more pictures from the event.

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Click here for more pictures from the event.

Here is what I call being resourceful!

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Great news!  The Washington International Flight Academy is getting closer to being able to issue M1 visas to international flight students.

With winter in full swing we can only dream about being in a place like this.

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Harry purchased another rare three wheel vehicle for his collection, a 1984 Honda Gyro.  Pat and Veronika rented a van and drove to Tennessee to pick it up.  Here are a few pictures from their trip.  They were able to visit the Grand Ole Opry.

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More news… Pat and Veronika also attended the Women’s March on Washington on Jan 21. Here are a few pictures from the event.

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Harry’s student Francesca (pictured below) recently attended a fly-out with some of the local 99s. They went to the Flying Machine Café at the Chester County Airport.

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Enjoy these sunrise and sunset pictures from Veronika.

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Flymall / Kraemer Aviation December 2016 Newsletter

Written on December 9, 2016 at 10:59 am, by hkraemer

Welcome to our December 2016 newsletter.

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Our own Pat Kraemer celebrated a birthday last month (Nov 7).  Happy birthday Pat. Here’s a picture of Pat at Julliano’s Brick Oven Pizza with one of her many birthday cakes she received.

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Flymall.org is a one stop shop for all things wheels and wings.

Here is a very short landing by a stol aircraft. There is 0 ground roll. Click here for the video.

Harry is working with one of his clients to donate their 1969 Hawker Siddeley HS.125 400 A (similar to the aircraft pictured here) to the Cambridge-Dorchester Regional Airport. It will be on permanent display as part of a new picnic area built just for the aircraft. It will be very cool to go there and see it knowing we had a part of it.

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We have some interesting news on the “wheels” side.  A 1938 Packard, immediately after winning its class at the Hilton Head Concours d’Elegance, rolled into a golf course pond and sank.  Several bystanders tried to stop the car when they noticed it rolling down the hill toward the pond, but the combination of dress shoes and 5,000+ lbs of concours-grade Packard proved too much, and the big, elegant, mist-gray car slid elegantly into the pond, submerging almost completely with quiet dignity. Scuba divers had to be sent in the pond to attach tow cables to the vehicle to pull it out of the pond.

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More interesting automotive news… Here is a picture of the first car designed by Ferdinand Porsche. The Egger-Lohner vehicle (also referred to as the C.2 Phaeton).  First unveiled in Vienna, Austria, on 26 June 1898, Porsche had engraved the code “P1” (standing for Porsche, number one, signifying Ferdinand Porsche’s first design) onto all the key components.

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For more info on Ferdinand Porsche and this vehicle click here.

Here is something spotted on Facebook (posted here just for laughs):  How would I go about turning my 4 stroke 125 into a 2 stroke?  I heard 2 strokes are faster.  Does anyone know how to take strokes out of my engine? Is a stroke some sort of restrictor?

We  have a very nice EAA biplane for sale.  Click here for details on the biplane.  Our biplane would look good in your hangar next to your jet.

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With Christmas coming here are a few ‘Twas the night before Christmas” aviator’s style. Click here for a few variations on Twas the night before Christmas.

Last month we received some good news about one of the employees at the Washington International Flight Academy. Francesca was accepted to EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University.  Here she is pictured next to a DC3.  Francesca plans to join the Air Force and be a career military pilot.

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More good news about a WIFA employee – Ido (an instructor just since October 2015) has an amazing record with 25 signoffs (for checkrides) and all 25 have passed on the first test. Congratulations to Ido for 25 out of 25 in just over a year.

And yet another significant accomplishment by a WIFA employee: Ariel passed the FOI (Fundamentals of Instructing) knowledge test. Ariel is on her way to becoming a ground instructor at WIFA. She will also be working on her private pilot certificate soon.

Something interesting I found online regarding an SR71 pilot:

I’ll always remember a certain radio exchange that occurred one day as Walt (my back-seater) and I were screaming across Southern
California 13 miles high. We were monitoring various radio transmissions from other aircraft as we entered Los Angeles airspace.

Though they didn’t really control us, they did monitor our movement across their scope. I heard a Cessna ask for a readout of its ground
speed.

“90 knots” Center replied.

Moments later, a Twin Beech required the same.

“120 knots,” Center answered.

We weren’t the only ones proud of our ground speed that day…as almost instantly an F-18 smugly transmitted, “Ah, Center, Dusty 52
requests ground speed readout.”

There was a slight pause, then the response, “525 knots on the ground, Dusty.”

Another silent pause. As I was thinking to myself how ripe a situation this was, I heard a familiar click of a radio transmission coming from my back-seater. It was at that precise moment I realized Walt and I had become a real crew, for we were both thinking in unison.

“Center, Aspen 20, you got a ground speed readout for us?”

There was a longer than normal pause … “Aspen, I show 1,742 knots.”

“No further inquiries were heard on that frequency.”

Brian Shul, “Sled Driver”

 

On December 17 we will celebrate the anniversary of the Wright Brothers first powered flight.  Click here for more information on that historic flight.

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GI Bill VA Benefits Transferring a student

Written on November 4, 2016 at 11:20 am, by hkraemer

To transfer a student from one school to another:

Your student will need to complete a change of training/station form called a 22-1905. 

 

This form is to update the VA that your training establishment is his home school/training establishment.This form is not something that you have to provide and the student should be able to take care of by contacting the VA.  

 

Once the VA processes the 22-1905, they will send the student an updated Certificate of Eligibility with your institution listed as the home school and the student’s remaining benefits. 

 

The student should provide you this updated copy of their certificate of eligibility once they receive it. Please keep this document in your file for the student. 

 

You should also have the student submit any prior training in order to make sure the student is not duplicating any training with your training establishment. The VA will not pay for duplicate training already earned. 

 

The certification process is the same as a student originally starting out with you, once you are updated as the student’s home school/training establishment. 

 

Flymall November 2016 Newsletter

Written on November 4, 2016 at 10:21 am, by hkraemer

Welcome to the Flymall November 2016 Newsletter.

If you want to follow us on Facebook to get daily updates, we’re at https://www.facebook.com/flymall

The aviation world lost a legend last month (Oct 25 2016). Bob Hoover flew west.  One of the best stick and rudder pilots ever. He will be missed.

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Here is something Bob was well known for. His famous pouring a glass of ice tea while doing a roll.

In October Harry was interviewed by and flew with Vanessa Bao, an International Broadcaster for Voice of America. They were doing a program about flight training in the states for their audience back in China. Here are a few pictures from the photo session.  Click here for their site.  In our December newsletter we will post a link to the segment.

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On October 26, 2016 Vincentius, an international student at WIFA from Indonesia did his first solo. This is a video of the post flight celebration, an Israeli tradition of pouring water over the newly soloed pilot.

Harry has taken a special interest in Vincentius. When Harry first met him he could not speak or understand English.  This was very challenging for his instructor. Vincentius was taking English classes in the morning and flight training in the afternoon.  He came to the states to get all of his pilot certificates and ratings and then go back to Indonesia to get a job.  Many times his WIFA instructor had concerns that he would never be able to solo since he did not understand English.  He still has issues with communication.  He has only soloed in the pattern and has not had to talk with ATC in the air.  We’ll see how he does when it comes time for his cross countries.  For now, congratulations to him and his instructor.

 

 

The Washington International Flight Academy hosted the Ninety-Nines for their fall section meeting.  We opened up the flight school for them and had instructors available for sim instruction in our Red Bird simulator.  Click here for more pictures of the event at KGAI.

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The Flymall team recently attended AOPA’s Wings N Wheels event at the Frederick Municipal Airport. We had our 1912 AC Delivery in the show.  Click here for pictures from the event.

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Harry’s 1912 AC Delivery won best motorcycle at the show.

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And while on the topic of Wings N Wheels, here is an interesting post I did about the 1991 Mazda Suitcase Car Concept pictured below. Click here for more pictures.  Click here for the full story.

You can visit our events calendar to find local events such as the two above. And you can visit Harry’s appearance calendar to see where the Flymall team will be next.

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One of Harry’s favorite John Lennon quotes: “When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”

With that happy note we are excited that a friend (Brenda Tibbs) of Harry’s has opened a new flight school at the Frederick Municipal Airport.  We wish her success with her new business. Click here for her site.

The Flymall team attended the benefit dinner at the Laytonsville Volunteer Fire Department held on October 15 2016.  Great food, good company, and very cool fire trucks.  Click here for pictures of the event.  We got to see “Minnie”, a fully restored 1930 Brockway fire truck.  Stay tuned for some news regarding some joint ventures with the Laytonsville Volunteer Fire Department and Harry’s Friday night Laytonsville Cruise In.

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With this post fall is in full swing and that means colder temperatures.  This means that it is time to start brining in most of the turtles in Harry’s turtle rescue.  Harry has 5 large outdoor turtle habitats that house his turtles that he has rescued from various turtle rescue groups.  His largest (about 70 pounds) turtle is an African Sulcata tortoise (pictured below).  Most of the turtles cannot stay outside over the winter so they move indoors.

 

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Today in Aviation History
May 25, 1927: Lt. James A. Doolittle files the first outside loop in a Curtiss P-1-B pursuit plane at McCook Field. Starting at an altitude of 8000 ft Doolittle pointed the nose of the a/c down and describes a circle of 2000 ft diameter, leveling out at his original altitude. At the bottom of the circle, flying inverted, it is estimated that his a/c was traveling at 280 mph. The outside loop had not been previously attempted because of fear that the a/c would disintegrate. [Note: French pilot Pegoud is purported to have performed outside loops prior to this date.]