Private Pilot Checkride Aug 2017

Written on August 24, 2017 at 11:10 am, by hkraemer

Ground portion:

He asked the applicant to confirm that you are familiar with the following:

Airman  Certification  Standards (PTS/ACS) document and concept?

How the ACS is to be utilized by the Applicant/Instructor/DPE?

The 6 items associated with Single-Pilot Resource Management (SRM)?  

Harry’s note: Here is what the Private Pilot ACS says about SRM – In assessing the applicant’s performance, the evaluator should take note of the applicant’s use of CRM and, if appropriate, SRM. CRM/SRM is the set of competencies that includes situational awareness, communication skills, teamwork, task allocation, and decision-making within a comprehensive framework of standard operating procedures (SOP). SRM specifically refers to the management of all resources onboard the aircraft as well as outside resources available to the single pilot. Deficiencies in CRM/SRM almost always contribute to the unsatisfactory performance of a Task. While evaluation of CRM/SRM may appear to be somewhat subjective, the evaluator should use the risk management elements of the given Task(s) to determine whether the applicant’s performance of the Task(s) demonstrates both understanding and application of the associated risk management elements

Be very familiar with the FAR/AIM.  Know the different sections and what is in each: Part 67, Part 61, Part 91, etc.

Weight and balance, including zero fuel weight, takeoff weight, landing weight, full fuel weight.

Class E airspace and Class G airspace including VFR weather minimums.  Know about Class E airspace that starts at the surface.  Know about Class E airspace extensions.

Engine operations including; number of spark plugs, number of cylinders, how fuel gets to the engine, what happens if the fuel vent gets clogged.

Carb heat; how it works, when to use it, know when you may get carb ice.

Flight instruments including; gyro instruments, pitot instruments, static instruments.

AVIATE acronym for inspections required on the aircraft:

A- Annual inspection – 12 calendar months.

V – VORs (30 days)

I – 100 hour (if used for hire)

A – Altimeter & Pitot/Static (24 calendar months)

T – Transponder (24 calendar months)

E – ELT (12 Calendar mo., 1/2 life battery date, 1 Hr. cumulative use)

The 5 P’s:

A helpful way for a pilot to assess his or her situation as a single pilot is to utilize the concept of the 5 P’s, which is a practical way for the pilot to analyze the risks associated with the elements of a flight.

  • Plan – The pilot should accomplish all preflight planning, and be prepared to adjust the flight plan as necessary during the flight. The plan also involves circumstances surrounding the flight planning process, like gathering weather information and assessing the route.
  • Plane – The airplane is obviously a significant element of the flight, and the pilot should asses the risks associated with inoperative equipment and the general shape of the airplane.
  • Pilot – The pilot should assess himself with a risk assessment checklist and the I’M SAFE checklist, but should also assess his currency and proficiency, as well as the conditions of the flight in relation to his abilities and his personal minimums.
  • Passengers – Passengers can present challenges like illness, fear, discomfort and distractions. It’s best for a pilot to plan for passenger challenges ahead of time, like providing them each with water and sick sacks, and briefing them about what will occur.
  • Programming- Advanced avionics must be understood completely and programmed correctly.

By assessing each of these items and the variables involved, a pilot can more discover and mitigate risks, and make knowledgeable decisions on the spot.

The 5 Cs:

Confess

Climb

Conserve

Communicate

Comply

Know the PAVE checklist:

Personal

Personal minimums will include pilot health and experience and can be evaluated in depth with the I’M SAFE checklist. How many hours of sleep do you usually need to function well? Are you healthy? Have you battled any illness or are you on any medications? How much flight experience do you have in the aircraft you’re about to fly? How many hours have you flown in the past week/month/year? Are you rusty? Stressed? All of these factors can affect your flight.

Aircraft

Is the aircraft airworthy? Did it undergo any inspections recently? Do you have the fuel necessary? Are you comfortable with the weight and balance and performance for the flight?

Do you know the aircraft limitations? Do you have current charts? Is the GPS up-to-date?

EnVironment 

What’s the weather like? Are you comfortable and experienced enough to fly in the forecast weather conditions? Have you considered all your options and left yourself an “out”? Are you instrument-current? Are you comfortable with the type of approaches available to you? Did you check PIREPs and NOTAMs? Are you at comfortable flying in busy airspace or on edge about the air traffic control situation? Does the aircraft have heat or air conditioning? Are you familiar with the terrain?

External Pressures

Are you stressed or anxious? Is this a flight that will cause you to be stressed or anxious? Is there pressure to get to your destination quickly? Do you have a plan B? Are you dealing with difficult passengers or an unhealthy safety culture?

Are you being honest with yourself and others about your pilot abilities and limitations?

 

Know the IMSAFE checklist:

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Illness

Do I have an illness or any symptoms of an illness?
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Medication

Have I been taking prescription or over-the-counter drugs?
S

Stress

Am I under psychological pressure from the job? Worried about financial matters, health problems or family discord?
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Alcohol

Have I been drinking within eight hours? Within 24 hours?
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Fatigue

Am I tired and not adequately rested?
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Eating

Am I adequately nourished?

Medical requirements and are you fit to fly. How long the different class medicals are good for.

Runway sings.  He will have you take a FAA online test.  Click here for the test.

Weather including; charts, decision making based on weather.

Emergency procedures

Night VFR instruments and equipment required

Temperature vs performance. Know how to properly use all performance charts/tables.

High altitude flight and hypoxia.

Know the alcohol limits – .04 percent or 8 hours bottle to throttle.

Passenger briefing including asking them about scuba diving & flying and motion sickness.

NTSB – what needs to be reported, how long do you have to file report.

Ferry flight requirements. When would you need a ferry permit.

NASA form or NASA report.

Required placards in aircraft.

Maintenance required. Who is responsible to maintaining aircraft in airworthy condition. Who is responsible for determining if aircraft is airworthy.  Be able to show the required inspections in aircraft log book.

What are the required documents in aircraft and what documents does the pilot have to carry.

Know how to divert to an alternate and why and when.

How to recover from a stall and or spin.

What are the left turning tendencies.

Know the sections of the POH.

Airport rotating beacon colors.

What would happen if the person fueling the aircraft did not put the gas caps on tight or properly.  The low pressure on top of the wing would suck the fuel out.

On an engine failure know your glide distance.

 

 

Flight portion:

Examiner said something about her 2 handed flying.  He said there was nothing in the ACS that said you cannot fly with 2 hands. He had concerns about her doing a go-around – if she could get to the power fast enough.

They did: Turns about a point. Power off 180.  Go around.  Slips to a landing.  Steep turns.  Slow flight.  Engine out to a field.  Stalls power on and off.  Short and soft field takeoffs and landings.  Fly under the hood. Track to a VOR.

 

Flymall Wheels & Wings August 2017 Newsletter

Written on August 15, 2017 at 9:58 am, by hkraemer

Welcome to the Kraemer Aviation / Flymall Wheels and Wings August 2017 Newsletter.  Lots of interesting news this month.

Visit Flymall.org for wheels and wings sales, appraisals, resources, events, and more.

This month we’re going to feature some prototype aircraft and other vehicles.  Some only made it to the design stage while others were actually built.

Here is a 1940 Buick Roadmaster Pickup—only one ever made !!

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Here is an interesting Boeing 747 prototype, a Boeing 747 TriJet. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, Boeing studied the development of a shorter 747 with three engines, to compete with the smaller L-1011 TriStar and DC-10.  I do not believe any were ever built.

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Click here for a newsletter post Harry did on Chevy Camaro prototypes.

If you’re interested in flying car or roadable aircraft prototypes visit Harry’s flying car page by clicking here.

A recent Facebook post reminded Harry of a place he would sail to in the 1970s, Fort Carroll.  As a young boy Harry would sail several hours in his small sailboat by himself to Fort Carroll to go on the island and explore it.  The fort (now abandoned) was built in the mid 1800s.

 

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Harry was introduced to sailing in the early 1970s. He learned the art of sailing on a 42 foot Ketch similar to the one pictured here.

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Enjoy this YouTube video of a tour of Fort Carroll

 

This summer brought us a lot of thunderstorms in the Maryland area. It sure made flight training challenging.  Here is an article (click here for the article) Harry wrote for IFR Refresher a few years ago about a thunderstorm encounter he had while flying a Piper Malibu.  Keep your cool and fly the plane if you find yourself in some serious weather.

Harry & Pat hosted a birthday party (18th birthday) and off to college party for Harry’s student Francesca.  It was complete with an airplane on her cake and fireworks.  Click here for more pictures from the party.  Francesca is off to Embry Riddle and then on to a military fighter pilot career.  Francesca turned 18 in August 2017.

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The day before Francesca’s 18th birthday she passed the flight test for her private pilot certificate.  Here she is holding her temporary certificate.

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Click here for more pictures from her checkride day.

The next day (on her 18th birthday) after passing the test for her private pilot certificate Francesca and Harry flew to KCGE to see the Hawker picnic area, in person, for the first time.  Francesca also earned her complex aircraft endorsement on that flight. Click here for more pictures.

Francesca & Harry with N36777 (Piper Arrow).  Click on each picture for a larger view.

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The Hawker is on display next to the main terminal building.

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Here is Harry and Francesca by the Hawker.

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Here’s Harry at the aircraft.

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Harry was able to get the keys and let Francesca sit in the cockpit of this 1960’s vintage aircraft.

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Francesca and her parents were able to enjoy lunch at the table that Kraemer Aviation donated.

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To read more about the Hawker project use the search box in the newsletter section of the Flymall and search for “Hawker”.

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Click here for more pictures of Francesca’s activities while working at the flight school and earning her private pilot certificate.

CFI Notes: While conducting a checkout flight with one of the new instructors, Harry experienced an alternator failure in a Cessna 182RG.  The first indication of trouble was the low voltage light.  This will get your attention when it comes on.  Next the amp meter was checked and this confirmed that they were running off of the battery.  Being inside the SFRA where a radio and transponder are required it was necessary to take some of the load of off the system to conserve battery life.  It was also decided to put the gear down so it was not necessary to pump it down if the battery ran out of power.  This also ensured that they were able to confirm the gear was down and locked.  In a 182RG the gear needs to be pumped down via a hand pump in the event of loss of electrical power or pump failure.

 

If you’re in the market to purchase an aircraft, car, motorcycle, or any other type of vehicle, visit Harry’s Market Watch section of the Flymall.  Harry has pricing data on thousands of vehicles.  For some that have been for sale for a while you can see how the seller has lowered the price such as in this Brevetti MeCart and this Jawa Trike.  Our Market Watch shows offers, asking prices, actual sale prices, appraisal values, and more.  Harry also tracks offers versus sale prices.  Many folks will sell an aircraft or other vehicle for a price lower than their first offer. Don’t make that mistake. Click here for some actual offers versus sale price data.  You’ll see that some of the sale prices are tens of thousands below the first offer.

 

Harry is always eager to introduce young folks to aviation.  In August of 2016 he met this 3 year old girl at the flight school.  She was there to take a discovery flight.  She wanted to be an astronaut and she came dressed in her flight suit for the flight.

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Between now and the end of the year, Harry will be at a few judged shows with some of his vintage 3 wheelers. Click here to view his show schedule. Stop by and say hello if you plan to attend any of these shows.

 

On August 8 2017 Pat’s student Uma did her first solo in N34HD.  Here she is just after her solo landings.

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You may remember Uma from last fall. Her and Pat hit a goose just after takeoff in a Cessna 172.  The goose hit the windshield and parts of the windshield and goose hit Uma.  They had to continue the climb and fly the pattern with a big hole in the windshield.  Click here for the newsletter showing the aircraft and Uma after hitting the goose.  Click here for the newsletter showing the special plaque that Uma received as a Christmas gift.

 

We close this newsletter with 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.”

If you’re a Beatle fan and enjoy reading about The Beatles history, visit our events calendar and select “Beatles” under category.  This is an on-going project by Harry.  Important dates in Beatle history are posted here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flymall Wheels & Wings July 2017 Newsletter

Written on July 27, 2017 at 11:37 am, by hkraemer

Welcome to the Kraemer Aviation / Flymall Wheels & Wings July 2017 newsletter.

You can view past newsletters by clicking here.  Our newsletter section is also searchable.  You can use the search box on the right side of the screen in our newsletter section.  You can search by subject, a person’s name, etc.

This month our featured aircraft for sale is a turbo-charged Piper Seneca. Click here for more information.

July 20, 1969: The Lunar Module Eagle, at a weight of 16,153 lbs, carried astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin Jr. from Apollo 11 to the surface of the moon.  If you enjoy aviation history facts we have a new one each day on Flymall.org at the bottom of our pages.

The team at the Flymall hosted their annual 4th of July party for clients and flight school students. Click here for some pictures from the cookout.

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Here is a flashback to the 1960s. Here is a picture of Friendship Airport (1960s), now BWI.  Here is a newsletter Harry did on forgotten Maryland Airports.

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Here is another forgotten airport from Maryland, Logan Field. Logan Field was just across from the Baltimore Municipal Airport.

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For months we have been posting pictures and updating you on the Hawker project at the Cambridge Airport. Here is the finished product. Click on the picture for a larger view.  If you stop in and have lunch on Harry’s table post some pictures on Facebook and tag him in them.  For past post about the Hawker project use the search box in the newsletter section and search for “Hawker”.

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Here is some big news in the flying car / roadable aircraft industry. Geely, parent company of Volvo Cars, has agreed to purchase the flyingcar startup Terrafugia. For more information on flying cars / roadable aircraft visit Harry’s Flying Car page on the Flymall.

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Harry loves to introduce aviation to young kids. Harry recently met this young boy and his grandparents at the airport. They were watching the planes. he told him it was more fun on the other side of the fence and offered to let him sit in a few planes.

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This is what experienced pilots call a sucker hole. It looks like a way out between two cells until you try to fly through it.  This picture was taken at KGAI earlier in July.  Here are some more “sucker holes” via Google Images.

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July had some nice weather for riding the back roads of Montgomery County in a vintage vehicle. Here’s a picture of Harry in the Lomax on the way to the Laytonsville Cruise In.  For more information on local cruise in events visit Harry’s Classic Car Cruise In page found on the Flymall.

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In August Harry will be at several judged shows with a few of his vintage three wheelers. Click here for his appearance schedule. Follow Harry on Facebook for more updates and pictures live from the shows.  For other events including car shows, county fairs, airport open house, air shows, etc., visit our events calendar by clicking here.  The calendar is searchable.  You can set up an email reminder about an event.  The calendar will automatically email you a reminder about an event you are interested in.

 

Harry’s friend Brenda continues to see growth and success with her flight school Bravo Flight Training.

 

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Brenda will often plan fly-outs for breakfast or lunch.  Here is some info on an upcoming fly-out to Cumberland for breakfast.  Click here for her post on this fly-out.  Click on the log above for her site and more info on the numerous events Brenda organizes.

Harry’s student Francesca completed her solo cross countries this month.  She hopes to have her checkride completed by the end of July. Here are a few pictures of her with N34HD after she returned from her first solo cross country.

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If you are looking for a used aircraft visit Harry’s used aircraft page by clicking here.  We also have a page dedicated to “buyer’s tools and information”. Here you can find useful information to help you in your search for an aircraft. Click here for the page.  You can also visit Harry’s market watch page to research price data on aircraft, cars, motorcycles, and other vehicles.  If you’re planning to purchase an aircraft to leaseback to a flight school visit Harry’s leaseback calculator developed by Harry.  The leaseback calculator is a useful tool in determining rental rates, monthly income, etc.

 

 

 

Heald Hauler Parts

Written on July 6, 2017 at 12:19 pm, by hkraemer

Here is a resource for Heald Hauler parts:

 

  • Comet drive belts, Comet clutches and clutch parts.
    www.beltpalace.com 7806 Quail Ridge N, Plainfield IN 46168
  • Brake bands, hydraulic brake hose for Heald Super Broncs, Heald Haulers, Kimball Haulers. www.beltpalace.com 7806 Quail Ridge N, Plainfield IN 46168
  • Throttle and brake cables, brake levers, throttle twist grips, ignition switches. Most lawn and garden repair shops are dealers for ROTARY or STENS
  • Transmissions – Heald Haulers (F/N/R) – kimball@parrett.net
  • Transmissions – Kimball Haulers (low/med/high/rev)
    Olympic Gear LLC, Twinsburg, OH, John Elliot, 440-336-4960
  • Differential axle – Peerless/4 bolt housing – used on Heald Haulers and Super Trykes
    Central Power Distributor, Customer Service, Anoka MN 763-576-0901
  • Differential axle – Comet/8 bolt housing – used on Kimball Haulers
    Quality Drive Systems, Alambra, CA, Roy Navarrete 626-293-5970
  • Hydraulic Master Cylinder-(Handle Bar)
    Enginetics – Only repair kits available, Martin Custom Products
    (Brad), 937-228-0370
    Possible replacement – www.wilwood.com – see cylinder #260-14347
  • Hydraulic Master Cylinder-(Foot)
    Heald, Haulmaster – 3 hole mount – Fork Lift Parts OUtlet, 208-553-7244 – Use: #fpd 800051726 nos
    Kimball haulers – use automotive 1976 to 1982 Chevette — 1981/82 Pontiac 1000
  • Shock Boots GE Appliances, 877-959-8688
    Washing machine drain hose connector #wh 41x 22935
  • Heald Super Broncs, Trail Broncs Parts
    Rick Chatten, Beloit, WI, 262-903-4133 – r.chatten@hotmail.com
  • Stainless exhaust tubing – 1 1/4″ and 1″
    chi.sales@mcmaster.com
  • Hubs, Axles, Brake Discs, Brake Drums – no known source at this time.

Flymall Wheels & Wings June 2017 Newsletter

Written on July 1, 2017 at 9:49 am, by hkraemer

Welcome to the Flymall (Wheels and Wings) / Kraemer Aviation June 2017 Newsletter.

New to the market this month. We have a Piper Seneca Turbo for sale.  Click here for more details.

If you’re looking for wheels and wings events for this summer, visit our events calendar for over 25 categories. Fun for the entire family.  You can have our calendar email you a reminder about an event. Click here for the calendar. You can also visit the Day Tripper section of the Flymall for more ideas.

Once again, lots of aviatrix in the news this month.

This year the original DC3 Air Racing team (Pat Kraemer, Linda, and Debi) joined up for the 2017 Air Race Classic.  However only Pat and Debi were able to fly the actual race.  This year Harry was on hand for a lot of the pre race activities.

Here is the DC3 Air Racing team at the pre race dinner.

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Some pictures from the Air Race Classic BBQ at the Harry Grove Stadium in Frederick. You can click on each picture to enlarge it.

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Click here for Harry’s Facebook album from the race day start activities.

You can visit the Kraemer Aviation Facebook page for numerous updates posted by Pat during the actual race.  You will need to scroll down to the end of June for the race updates.

On the wheels side of the news. Here is a Facebook find.  Meet Oklahoma Willy the Jet Powered VW Pickup .

This bit of news fits both the wheels and wings side.  Here is a car made by the Beechcraft company. 1946 Beechcraft Plainsman made by the Beech Aircraft Company  in Witchita Kansas.

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Here is an update on the Hawker picnic area that Harry has been working on at the Cambridge airport.  Below is a picture of the table that Harry & Pat donated.

 

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WIFA student Francesca had a busy month – High school graduationpool party, and her first solo.

Here is a video from her first solo.

Francesca also got to meet a few of her future classmates at Embry Riddle. They were at the Frederick Municipal Airport for the 2017 Air Race Classic.

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Harry’s friend and business owner Brenda in the news again.  Brenda owns Bravo Flight Training. Brenda has been teaching a friend’s (Lin, also a pilot and aircraft owner) mother to fly.  Carol is 82 years young and she just received her student pilot certificate.  Great job Brenda and Carol.

 

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As an aircraft owner and pilot this picture is painful to look at.  This is why you should never leave an aircraft parked under a hangar door. It should be all the way in or all the way out and clear of the door.  Hangar doors can fail. The chain/cable can break, the counter weights can fall off, etc.  Keep the aircraft clear of the door when parked.

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If you received this newsletter from a friend and you want to sign up to get them automatically, visit Flymall.org and sign up on our home page.

If you want to know where the Flymall team will be next, visit our appearance schedule.

 

Flymall / Kraemer Aviation May 2017 Newsletter

Written on May 29, 2017 at 12:18 pm, by hkraemer

Welcome to our May 2017 Wheels & Wings Newsletter.  Visit Flymall.org for all of your wheels & wings needs including show info, sales, service, appraisals, and more.

The Flymall team was at the British & European Classic Motorcycle Day 2017.  We had our 1975 Lomax in the show.  The Lomax received a finalist ribbon award however it did not place in its class.  Since we have been showing the Lomax (since 2009) it has won 38 awards (18 of them first place).  Click here for Harry’s pictures and video from the show.

Here are Pat and Jett at the show with the Lomax.

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Click here for Harry’s Facebook video of an inline flathead Henderson motorcycle engine running at the show.

Pictured below is Harry and the Lomax leaving the show.

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Harry is always on the lookout for interesting pictures of aircraft and other vehicles. Here is a Facebook find.  I think this is a Beechcraft.

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Pat and several local members of the Ninety Nines attended a section meeting in Delaware on April 22 & April 23.

The weather on the flight to the meeting was IFR (see picture below).  The IFR weather required an instrument approach in to Delaware Airpark.

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Pictured below are Veronika, Pat, Debi, and Linda at the section meeting.

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They had VFR weather on the return flight to KGAI.

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Here is some historical aviation  news as well as historical Baltimore (Harry’s hometown) news.  In 1976 a guy landed a Piper Cherokee in Baltimore’s Memorial StadiumClick here for the story from the Baltimore Sun.

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One of Harry’s flight students from the early 1990s has part of the tail section of this aircraft.

Harry’s student Francesca made the front page of her school newspaper this month.  Francesca was interviewed about her flying lessons at the Washington International Flight Academy and her career choice as a military fighter pilot. Great job Francesca!  Francesca also received a scholarship from her high school. She will put the money towards her flight training.  Click here to see the article – scroll down to where it says “Latest Print Issue”.

Sometimes you see something and just have to think why???  He is an eBay find.  A Jaguar with a rear mounted GM engine.  Why???

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Here is a project that I have been working on since last fall. One of my clients had an old Hawker jet that was not airworthy. It was not worth the money to get it airworthy again. I was able to sell the engines and we donated the aircraft to the Cambridge Airport to be put on display with a picnic area around it. My company is paying for the picnic tables to be put around it. Here is the aircraft in the display area. The tables should be in place soon. The next time you are in Cambridge Maryland stop in and enjoy lunch on one of the picnic tables we donated.

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Harry was asked to have one of his vintage 3 wheelers in the Laytonsville Parade.  He decided to enter his 1940s pedicab/rickshaw (from Taiwan) in it.  Click here for Harry’s pictures from the parade. If you are interested in 3 wheel vehicles visit Harry’s Three Wheel Association page.  Information on joining the Three Wheel Association will be posted soon.

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Here is a YouTube video of Harry in the parade with the pedicab.

 

 

On Sunday June 4 we will be at The Original British Car Day with one of our 3 wheelers.

Flying is important to the Flymall team.  We fly general aviation aircraft almost every day.

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Later in June Pat Kraemer  will be flying in the Women’s Air Race Classic.  The race is a 2400 mile race across the United States.  We will be posting updates on our Facebook page as well as in our newsletter section of the Flymall.

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Want to know where the Flymall team will be next? Visit our appearance calendar by clicking here.  Want to find events (car shows, air shows, county fairs, etc) in your area?  Visit our events calendar by clicking here.  For other activities visit Harry’s Day Tripper page by clicking here.  Harry will usually have a few of his vintage three wheelers at the Laytonsville Cruise In held every Friday in Laytonsville. Click here for more info on local cruise ins.

Since Harry is known as the turtle man/expert, he is always alerted when there is a stray turtle (especially at an airport). Here is a snapping turtle walking across the ramp at KGAI.

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Harry has 5 large turtle habitats on his property where he takes in unwanted turtles. He has 16 different species from all over the world.  Pictured below is Harry with his African Sulcata tortoise.

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Harry plans to start a not-for-profit organization to help care for his turtles.  Visit Harry’s turtle page for more info.

 

We close this newsletter with a quote from Paul McCartney: And, in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make. 

This is also the last verse in the last song (The End) on the last Beatle album.

The End” is a song by the Beatles composed by Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon–McCartney) for the album Abbey Road. It was the last song recorded collectively by all four Beatles, and is the final song of the medley that constitutes the majority of side two of the album.

 

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.

Classic car appraisal

Aircraft appraisal

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.

Graupel

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.

 

News Post Sept 18 1961

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.

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