Skin Wrinkles

Written on November 15, 2020 at 5:45 pm, by hkraemer

Bolt In Cross Brace Explained

Written on November 15, 2020 at 9:40 am, by hkraemer

There is indeed a bolted-in section of tubing in the upper (top) plane of the forward-most fuselage “bay”, located immediately between the firewall and the opening of the front cockpit – the area immediately above the front rudder pedals. This bolted-in section is V-shaped, with a single bolted fitting forward, at the center of the forward-most fuselage left-to-right cross tube (immediately aft of the firewall). From that centered forward fitting, two tubes welded to that fitting run diagonally toward the rear of the fuselage, one to the left and one to the right, with their rearward ends each welded to individual bolted-in fittings. These left and right fittings are secured to the upper-most left and right fore-and-aft fuselage tubes respectively, just forward of the junction of the second fuselage cross tube. The base of the forward cockpit instrument panel is clamped to that second fuselage cross-tube.

All Model 75 Stearman aircraft were originally designed and built with a single tube welded into the forward-most fuselage “bay” in that location, oriented and running diagonally from the right side of the fuselage to the left side, across the top plane of that “bay”.  When these aircraft were “retired” from military service and were sold to the public as military surplus at the end of WW II, many were converted from their original two-cockpit configuration into a single-seat configuration in order to be used as crop dusters and sprayers.  That single diagonal tube was cut out without replacement, and the dual controls of the front cockpit were removed in order to mount a tank or hopper into the space that was the front cockpit.  This alternation of the fuselage was made to many Model 75 Stearman aircraft.  In fact, it is commonly accepted that their conversion and use as dusters and sprayers is one reason why so many Model 75 aircraft survive to this day.

In restoring a Model 75 Stearman to its original two-cockpit “military” configuration, a new diagonal tube was commonly welded into place to replace the cut-out diagonal tube, and the front cockpit controls re-installed.

In the case of N49680, that single diagonal tube was not replaced to restore the original fuselage configuration, but rather, a V-shaped two-tube replacement was bolted into place.  Instead of a fuselage tube running in a single diagonal direction from one side of the fuselage to the other, two tubes were put into place. one running diagonally in one direction (for example, from center to right), and a second tube running in the opposite direction (from center to left).  That is, the diagonal bracing in the top plane of the forward-most bay of the front cockpit is double that of the original configuration, resulting in bracing of the fuselage not merely in one direction, but two opposing directions simultaneously.

This non-standard bolted-in two-tube configuration was inspected during the restoration, and has been inspected during every annual inspection since, and found to be acceptable.

Nevertheless, this bolted-in two-tube replacement could easily be removed, and a new single diagonal fuselage tube welded into place to return the fuselage to its original “factory” configuration, as has been done with many “restored” Model 75 Stearman aircraft.

Those who are “very knowledgeable” about the Model 75 Stearman aircraft, their design, configuration, and history, including their extensive use as dusters and sprayers after the war, should be very familiar with this fuselage modification and its restoration.  Indeed, it is widely known among Stearman restorers, experienced owners, and enthusiasts that a Model 75 fuselage that has not been cut is a true rarity.

To substantiate my statement that this Model 75 aircraft was originally designed and built with a two-cockpit configuration, we have copies of Boeing engineering drawings, numerous published reference documents, and the military history for this serial numbered aircraft, prepared by Ken Wilson, Stearman Restorers Association Historian.  Boeing Model A75N1 PT-17 serial numbered 75-2242 was assigned to and served training military pilots at the Contract Pilot School, Bennettsville, South Carolina, after its delivery from the Boeing Wichita factory on 01 October, 1941.  All Model 75 aircraft were originally built with a two-cockpit configuration.

Flymall October 2020 Wheels & Wings Newsletter

Written on November 1, 2020 at 12:33 pm, by hkraemer

Welcome to our October 2020 Wheels & Wings newsletter. Click here to view past newsletters.

This month: Who invented the 3 point seat belt, a million mile Honda, a car made by the Indian Motorcycle Company, checkride passes, and much more.

Interested in living at an airport?  Visit our Aviation Real Estate page here.

Want to have your business highlighted on the Flymall???  We offer inexpensive rates to have your business featured on our Wheels & Wings page.  Contact us for more info.

History Trivia: As early as 1959, Nils Bohlin, a Volvo engineer is credited with inventing the 3 point seat belt. Volvo did patent the design, however they basically “gifted” it to their competitors, to encourage mass adoption and to save lives. 

If you enjoy history we have a new aviation history fact each day at the bottom of our webpages.  Some days there may be more than one, just refresh the page.  And if you like Beatles history, checkout our Events Calendar and select the Beatles category.  This is a work in progress, we’re building the most comprehensive calendar of important dates in Beatle history.

For those that like to stick with current news, we have an aviation news ticker on our home page.  This is updated daily to show the current aviation news.

Achievements & Special Recognition: This month we want to congratulate Lusia for passing her Private Pilot Checkride with Harry earlier this month. We surprised her with a cake for the post checkride festivities. She did a great job. She is pictured below with “her plane”. Click here for more pictures from her checkride day.

Instructors, what to highlight your students first solo or other achievement here?  Just send us a short write-up and a picture or two and we’ll post it here for you.  Click here for our contact info.

Aviation/Aviators in the news: The aviation section of the Flymall is full of aviation news, training info, and much more for the aviator.

Hi-Li Lev passed her initial flight instructor checkride with Harry earlier this month. She scored 100 percent on both the FOI and the FIA knowledge test. Great job.

Air show season is always just around the corner.  Want to travel to air shows in your own aircraft?  Visit our used aircraft page on the Flymall to view our inventory.

This month we have 2 very nice aircraft for sale. We have a 1941 Stearman that comes with a hangar full of spare parts, tooling, supplies, and even spare engines. Click here for more information.

We also have a 1977 Piper Arrow III Turbo for sale. This is one of the nicest/best equipped Turbo Arrow on the market. Click here for details.

Car/Motorcycle Show News: Our Events Calendar has the most current info regarding local and national car shows, air shows, and more.  With nearly 30 categories, there is something for everyone.  The Day Tripper section of the Flymall has dozens of day trip ideals and interesting places to visit.  Check it out here.

Here is a cool car for this month in our Car Show News. How about a million mile Honda Accord! Yep, here it is.

Alternate power sources for cars is not something new. Alternate power is as old as the car itself. Here is a wood gas driven Cadillac truck railroad inspection vehicle from the early 1940s.

Click here for a past newsletter where we featured wood powered vehicles.

Barn Finds/Hangar Finds:  Need an appraisal on your barn find?  Visit our Appraisal Page for information on our appraisals.  We maked some changes to our appraisal section, now you will be able to pay online for your appraisal.

This month we have a museum find, and a rare one at that. Indian Motocycle Company made four experimental cars, designated X1 through X4, between 1927 and 1928. This car is the fourth, X4. Click here for more info.

Visit our online store to search for hard to find car parts, aircraft parts, and much more.  You can pay online in our secure store, just click on the Store button on our home page.

Visit the Test Drive section of the Flymall for reviews on automobiles, aircraft, motorcycles, and more. Read about it before you buy it.  You can also research price info on a wide variety of vehicles, collectibles, and more in the Market Watch section of the Flymall.  Our Market Watch section is an online searchable database and it is smart phone friendly. It was set up as a database for vehicle prices, however we have added other collectibles as well. For example, under “Make” you can search for Paul McCartney for data. You can also use the database to see what celebrity ownership of a vehicle does to the value. For example, under “Model” search for Trans Am, click here to view the results. You can also search the Market Watch for famous collections that have sold, for example, here is the data for the Bruce Weiner Microcar Auction. And here is the data for the Lee Roy Hartung collection that sold a few years ago. We have also included price data from TV shows such as Jay Lenos Garage, American Pickers, and others, simply search under “Make” for Jay Lenos Garage and click on search.

If you’re restoring a fabric aircraft, Ira Walker of Walker Aviation is your resource.  Visit his page on the Flymall by clicking here

CFI / DPE Notes: Follow Harry on Facebook for daily updates on checkride success stories.

Visit Harry’s Practical Test page for information on his checkrides.  You will also find useful information there to help you prepare for your checkride.  You can also visit Harry’s Lesson Plan section of the Flymall for other flight training information.  Visit our Flight Training page for information on our aviation training classes.

Weather in the news: The 2020 hurricane season is one for the record books. As of this newsletter, 11 have made landfall in the US.

Three Wheel Association (TWA): How about a three wheeler that is a camper as well as a boat. Meet the Z Triton, a three wheel electric tricycle that is a camper as well as a boat. Very cool in deed!

Visit the Three Wheel Association page on the Flymall for more info on the association.

Want a reproduction vintage 3 wheeler.  Walker Aviation can scratch built from pictures or drawings.  Visit his page on the Flymall.  

Prototypes: This month we present the 1958 Buick XP75. The body of the XP75 was built by Pinin Farina (now Pininfarina) of Turin, Italy. Click here for more information on the XP75.

Animals in the headlines: Do you have a nice story about your furry friend? Send it to us and we’ll post it here.

We close this newsletter with these words: Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.

Sample Recommendation Letter October 2020

Written on October 13, 2020 at 8:59 am, by hkraemer

To Whom It May Concern:

I am pleased to recommend Ms. Lear Jet as a pilot/crew member for your organization. I met Ms. Jet at the Wright Bros Flight Academy (Kitty Hawk NC) in early 2019 where she was a full time flight instructor. As a FAA appointed Designated Pilot Examiner, I tested many of her students with positive results.

As a 10,000 plus hour flight instructor and Designated Pilot Examiner, I can see that Ms. Jet is a talented aviator. She is motivated, driven, and determined to succeed in her aviation career as a professional airline pilot.

Ms. Jet has been on the fast-track in getting her aviation credentials and has accumulated over 3000 hours in just over a year’s time. TALK ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE HERE. Ms. Jet is a well-balanced, mature, extraordinarily talented young lady who truly will be an asset to your organization and to the aviation profession.

Sincerely,
Harry Kraemer
Designated Pilot Examiner
harry@flymall.org
301-520-2109

Flymall Wheels & Wings Newsletter September 2020

Written on September 30, 2020 at 6:41 pm, by hkraemer

Welcome to the Kraemer Aviation/Flymall.org Wheels & Wings Newsletter

To view our current newsletter click here. You can view past newsletters here.

Harry & Pat hosted a friend’s (Jon F.) retirement party earlier this month. A good time was had by all that attended.


Here is Jon with his cake.  Click here for more pictures from Jon’s party. 

Harry & Jon have birthdays 10 days apart so Jon’s wife surprised them with a cake at the Laytonsville Cruise In

Interested in living at an airport?  Visit our Aviation Real Estate page here.

Want to have your business highlighted on the Flymall???  We offer inexpensive rates to have your business featured on our Wheels & Wings page.  Contact us for more info.

History Trivia: Did you know that Goodyear made an inflatable airplane?  It was called the Inflatoplane. It was to be used by the US military as a rescue plane to be dropped  behind enemy lines.  Only 12 were made.  It did prove to be an airworthy airplane.  

If you enjoy history we have a new aviation history fact each day at the bottom of our webpages.  Some days there may be more than one, just refresh the page.  And if you like Beatles history, checkout our Events Calendar and select the Beatles category.  This is a work in progress, we’re building the most comprehensive calendar of important dates in Beatle history.

For those that like to stick with current news, we have an aviation news ticker on our home page.  This is updated daily to show the current aviation news.

Achievements & Special Recognition This month we’re highlighting several high achievers and outstanding pilots.

Katie passed her Instrument Instructor checkride with Harry.

Katie scored a 100 on her Instrument Flight Instructor Knowledge Test.  Excellent job!

 Harry has another high achiever.  Sharon passed her initial flight instructor checkride earlier this month.  Sharon scored 100 percent on the FOI and the Flight Instructor Knowledge Test.  Great job Sharon.

Brian passed his Private Pilot checkride.  Brian is a very smooth pilot and has a good “feel” for the plane.  This probably comes from his years of riding motorcycles and boating.

Rachel passed her private pilot checkride earlier this month. She did it just a few months passed her 17th birthday. Now she can fly a plane anywhere in the world, however she cannot drive a car by herself. She is pictured here with her parents.  This is surely and accomplishment that deserves some special recognition.

Kathleen passed her initial flight instructor checkride earlier this month.  She already has a job lined up to flight instruct part time.

Melissa earned her commercial pilot certificate.  Melissa learned to fly in a Cessna 140 and it shows in her flying.  She is a great stick and ruder pilot.  She earned her instrument rating in Alaska, so she has a lot of experience.  She will hopefully get her CFI checkride in with Harry in early October.

Instructors, what to highlight your students first solo or other achievement here?  Just send us a short write-up and a picture or two and we’ll post it here for you.  Click here for our contact info.

Aviation/Aviators in the newsXwing has been operating a Cessna Caravan for a number of years.  What is newsworthy about this you ask?  Their aircraft do not have pilots.  They have actually operated passenger carrying flights with no pilot onboard. Click here for the full story

Ofir Daniel passed her instrument checkride today with Harry earlier this month. She did it in less than a month after her private pilot checkride. She did both under Part 141 which involves a lot of classroom time.  She did a great job keeping the needles centered the entire flight.
 
 
 
 
Ofir is pictured here with her instructor Lea.
 

The aviation section of the Flymall is full of aviation news, training info, and much more for the aviator.

Harry’s friend and flight school owner Brenda flew a turtle from Florida to Chicago in their new Tecnam multi-engine trainer aircraft . Pistachio (an endangered Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle) has been at the Florida Aquarium during her rehabilitation. She was hit by a boat and suffered severe injuries. She is not releasable.  Brenda & Bravo Flight Training flew the turtle to it’s new home in Chicago, at the Brookfield Zoo.

Air show season is always just around the corner.  Want to travel to air shows in your own aircraft?  Visit our used aircraft page on the Flymall to view our inventory.  We have a very nice Turbo Arrow III.  This aircraft will not stay on the market long, it is priced to sell.

Car/Motorcycle Show News:  How well do you know your cars?  Here is a little quiz from the “Contest” section of the Flymall.  This quiz is about car names.  Click here for the quiz

Our Events Calendar has the most current info regarding local and national car shows, air shows, and more.  With nearly 30 categories, there is something for everyone.  The Day Tripper section of the Flymall has dozens of day trip ideals and interesting places to visit.  Check it out here.

Barn Finds/Hangar Finds:  Need an appraisal on your barn find?  Visit our Appraisal Page for information on our appraisals. 

Here is a hangar find.  A Boeing Stearman that has been sitting for a while.  This will be for sale soon on the Flymall

Visit our online store to search for hard to find car parts, aircraft parts, and much more.  You can pay online in our secure store, just click on the Store button on our home page.

Visit the Test Drive section of the Flymall for reviews on automobiles, aircraft, motorcycles, and more. Read about it before you buy it.  You can also research price info on a wide variety of vehicles, collectibles, and more in the Market Watch section of the Flymall. 

If you’re restoring a fabric aircraft, Ira Walker of Walker Aviation is your resource.  Visit his page on the Flymall by clicking here

CFI / DPE Notes:

Visit Harry’s Practical Test page for information on his checkrides.  You will also find useful information there to help you prepare for your checkride.  You can also visit Harry’s Lesson Plan section of the Flymall for other flight training information.  Visit our Flight Training page for information on our aviation training classes.

Weather in the newsHere is an interesting storm from September 3, 2020.  Almost looks “hurricane like”. 

Three Wheel Association (TWA)Visit the Three Wheel Association page on the Flymall for more info on the association.

Want a reproduction vintage 3 wheeler.  Walker Aviation can scratch built from pictures or drawings.  Visit his page on the Flymall.  

Prototypes:  Here’s something that will make you take a second look.  A Ford Thunderstang, a cross between a Thunderbird and a Mustang.

Not really a prototype, however, still a rarity. Here is a 1956 MAZ-541,  a Soviet aircraft tug. Only 3 were built. Powered by a 38.8L D-12A V12 diesel that produced 500 Brake Horsepower.

Animals in the headlines:  An old friend of Harry’s (Matt Thurber), recently flew a sea turtle named Berni (an olive ridley sea turtle), from Boeing Field in Seattle to Sea World San Diego today.  Berni is an endangered species and was being flown to Sea World in San Diego for rehab and to be release back in to the wild.

Here is another reptile that was hitchin a ride.  This guy drove about 20 minutes to a cruise in and a few minutes after he parked, this little tree frog climbed out of his air intake.

We close this newsletter with these words: “Peace is not something you wish for; it’s something you make, something you do, something you are, and something you give away.” -John Lennon 

 

Piper Seminole Maneuvers

Written on September 2, 2020 at 12:00 pm, by hkraemer

Taxiing Differences
1) Heavier airplane with more momentum. Needs to be taxied slow; cannot stop short.
2) Engines are not in the center. Use caution that propellers do not hit debris, taxiway lights, snowbanks or other obstructions on the left/right. Centerline!
3) Differential power can be used for tight turns. Left throttle to turn right, right throttle to turn left.
4) All turns, especially when vacating the runway must be taken SLOWLY. Side loads are especially bad for retractable landing gear. Sideloads combined with the weight of the engines on the wings can lead to loss of directional control.
5) Always verify clear left/right when pulling out and crossing intersections

Takeoff
1) Line up on centerline, hold brakes, apply power to 2000 RPM
2) Check engine gauges and heading indicator
3) Release brakes and apply full power
4) Call “airspeed alive” and rotate at 75 KIAS
5) Pitch for 88 KIAS
6) “Positive rate, Gear up”
7) At 500′ AGL verify flaps and gear are up, reduce power to “cruise climb” (25″, 2500 RPM)
8) Continue climb at 105 KIAS and complete climb checklist

Short-field takeoff (flaps 25)
1) Line up on centerline, hold brakes, apply power to 2000 RPM
2) Check engine gauges and heading indicator
3) Apply full power, release brakes
4) Call “airspeed alive” and rotate at 63 KIAS
5) Pitch for 67 KIAS
6) “Positive rate, gear up”
7) Upon clearing the obstacle (300′ AGL), accelerate to 75 KIAS (safe speed) and retract the flaps
8) Pitch for 88 KIAS
9) At 500′ AGL verify flaps and gear are up, reduce power to “cruise climb” (25″, 2500 RPM)
10) Continue climb at 105 KIAS and complete climb checklist

Short-field takeoff (flaps 0)
1) Line up on centerline, hold brakes, apply power to 2000 RPM
2) Check engine gauges and heading indicator
3) Apply full power, release brakes
4) Call “airspeed alive” and rotate at 70 KIAS
5) Pitch for 75 KIAS
6) “Positive rate, gear up”
7) Upon clearing the obstacle (300′ AGL), accelerate to 88 KIAS
8) At 500′ AGL verify flaps and gear are up, reduce power to “cruise climb” (25″, 2500 RPM)
9) Continue climb at 105 KIAS and complete climb checklist

Level-off from a climb
1) Slowly lower the pitch to level flight (begin doing this approximately 100′ before desired altitude)
2) Accelerate to cruise speed
3) Reduce manifold pressure FIRST (16″-24″), THEN reduce RPM (2200-2400). 22″ and 2300 RPM works well.
4) Trim
5) Cruise checklist

Transition from cruise to cruise climb
1) Raise pitch (5-10 degrees)
2) Increase RPM to 2500 FIRST, THEN manifold to 25″
3) Trim
4) Maintain 25″ manifold pressure (MP decreases 1 inch/1000 feet)
5) Consider cowl flaps and mixture

Transition from cruise to cruise descent
1) Reduce manifold pressure by 1 inch for each 1000 feet you plan to descend
2) Pitch down (approximately 5 degrees)
3) Trim
4) Consider cowl flaps and mixture

Level off from cruise descent to cruise
1) Raise pitch to level flight
2) Adjust manifold pressure
3) Trim
4) Cruise check
5) Consider cowl flaps and mixture

Acceleration in level flight
1) Increase/check RPM first, then increase manifold pressure
2) Apply forward pressure
3) Trim
4) Consider cowl flaps and mixture

Deceleration in level flight or descent
1) Reduce manifold pressure first, then reduce/increase RPM. Before landing, we reduce manifold pressure before bringing the propellers forward to high RPM to avoid RPM overspeed.
2) Adjust pitch
3) Trim
4) Consider cowl flaps and mixture

Slow Flight in the landing configuration (dirty)
1) Clearing turns
2) Cowl flaps, T, gauges/gauges, gear down, mixture
3) Manifold pressure-no less than 15″
4) Flaps-Extend below 111 KIAS (recommend full flaps before reaching 90 KIAS)
5) Props-full forward/high RPM below 100 KIAS
6) Adjust power to maintain airspeed and altitude
7) Trim for 75 KIAS (See ACS definition of slow flight)
Recovery
8) Increase manifold pressure to 25″, then props back to 2500 RPM
9) Lower the pitch
10) Flaps, gear (below 107), flaps, flaps
11) Cruise checklist

Slow Flight in the takeoff configuration (clean)
1) Clearing turns
2) Cowl flaps, T, gauges/gauges, mixture
3) Manifold pressure-approximately 15″
4) Props-full forward/high RPM below 100 KIAS
5) Adjust power to maintain speed and altitude
6) Trim for 80 KIAS (See ACS definition of slow flight)
Recovery
7) Increase manifold pressure to 25″, then props back to 2500 RPM
8) Lower the pitch
9) Cruise checklist

Power-off stall (landing configuration/dirty)

1) Steps 1-5 of slow flight dirty (maintain altitude)
2) Upon reaching 88 KIAS (blue line/final speed), enter a descent for 3-5 seconds
3) Power to idle
4) Smoothly pivot in place in an attempt to ‘stretch the glide’
5) Hold pitch approximately 10 degrees above the horizon (eyes outside)
6) Recover at the first indication of a stall (see ACS)
Recovery
7) Reduce AoA by lowering the nose slightly below the horizon
8) Apply full power (minimizes the altitude loss)
9) Flaps 40  25
10) Gear up
11) Establish a climb pitch attitude when speed permits
12) Positive rate of climb, Flaps 25 10 then 10  0
13) Level off and cruise checklist at entry altitude

Power-on stall (takeoff configuration/clean)
1) Steps 1-5 of slow flight clean (maintain altitude)
2) Upon reaching 80 KIAS, simultaneously raise the pitch and apply 20″ of manifold pressure
3) Continue to smoothly and steadily increase the pitch
4) Recover at the first indication of a stall (see ACS)
Recovery
5) Reduce AoA by lowering the nose all the way to the horizon
6) Apply full power (minimizes altitude loss)
7) Level off and cruise checklist at entry altitude

Accelerated stall
1) Steps 1-4 of slow flight clean (maintain altitude)
2) Nose up trim
3) Verify left is clear
4) Between 90-100 KIAS, idle both throttles and roll into a 45-degree bank to the left
5) Try to maintain altitude by increasing back pressure (use nose up trim)
6) Recover at the first indication of a stall (see ACS)
Recovery
7) Release back pressure
8) Roll wings level using coordinated aileron and rudder
9) Apply full power when wings are level (must wait until wings level, reduces risk of a spin)
10) Level off and cruise checklist at entry altitude
11) Repeat steps 1-10 to the right

Steep turns
1) Clearing turns
2) Cowl flaps, T, gauges/gauges, mixture
3) Adjust power so that airplane is below maneuvering speed (20″, 2300 RPM)
4) Select a heading and/or landmark
5) Verify clear left
6) Smoothly roll into a 50-55-degree left turn using coordinated aileron and rudder; trim as needed
7) Smoothly roll out from the left turn into a 50-55-degree turn to the right (begin doing this approximately 25 degrees of heading before entry heading.)
8) At the completion of the 360-degree right turn, level off and complete the cruise checklist

Emergency descent
1) Clearing turns
2) Power idle, propellers full forward, mixture rich
3) Gear down below 140 KIAS
4) Cowl flaps closed, T
5) Pitch down for 130 KIAS
6) Make left/right clearing turns or spiral left
Recovery/Cleanup
7) Level the wings and begin leveling off 200-300 feet before desired altitude
8) Hold altitude with pitch until speed drops below 107 KIAS
9) Retract landing gear below 107 KIAS
10) Immediately apply 25″ manifold pressure
11) Accelerate to cruise speed
12) Cruise checklist

VMC Demo
1) Steps 1-4 of slow flight clean (maintain altitude)
2) Left cowl flap closed; right cowl flap open
3) Declare a heading/visual reference to maintain
4) Before reaching 90 KIAS, bring the left throttle to idle and the right throttle to full
5) Slowly pitch up to decrease speed by 1 KIAS per second
6) Increase rudder and aileron to maintain heading
7) Recover upon losing directional control or at the first indication of a stall
Recovery
8) Idle the throttle on the working engine. Remember to release rudder pressure as you do this.
9) Lower the nose below the horizon
10) SLOWLY bring the power back up on the right engine
11) Regain single engine straight and level flight
12) Resume normal flight with both engines
13) Level off and cruise checklist at entry altitude

Engine failure during the takeoff roll
1) Both throttles: Idle
2) Regain directional control: Parallel the centerline
3) Return to centerline
4) Apply braking
5) Notify the Tower or CTAF of aborted takeoff

Engine failure (left) below 1000 feet AGL
1) Maintain directional control and blue line
2) Mixtures full, props full, throttles full
3) Flaps up, gear up
4) Slap left leg and touch left throttle while announcing “left leg dead, left engine dead”
5) Verify left engine is dead by bringing the throttle back. If the airplane yaws, the left engine is not dead. You may have had a partial power failure, or you may have misidentified the dead engine.
6) Announce “left foot dead, left prop feather” and “left foot dead, left mixture idle-cutoff”
7) Close the cowl flap on the dead engine
8) Complete the feather checklist when time and altitude permit
9) Continue flying straight until reaching 1000′ AGL before attempting a turn back to the runway.
10) Declare an emergency with ATC and begin preparations for a single engine landing

Transitioning back to normal flight from simulated single engine flight (bottom to top)
1) Cowl flaps as required
2) Carb heat off
3) Propellers 2500 RPM
4) Slowly bring manifold pressure to 25″ while releasing rudder pressure
5) Accelerate to cruise speed
6) Throttles-desired manifold pressure for cruise
7) Props-desired RPM for cruise
8) Trim
9) Cruise checklist

Landing gear fails to extend
1) Recycle the gear selector handle (move it up, then back down)
2) Troubleshoot: Master switch on, Nav-lights switch off, indicator bulbs in, circuit breakers in
3) Leave the pattern: Find a safe and quiet area/altitude to continue troubleshooting. Notify ATC. Make sure to maintain situational awareness while troubleshooting (Eastern Airlines Flight 401)
4) Emergency Gear Extension: Reduce speed below 100 KIAS. Place gear selector in the down position. Pull the emergency gear extension knob. Leave this knob out…only maintenance can push it back in. Verify 3 green, no red.

One or more wheels not indicating down and locked
5) Yaw: If left gear does not lock in place, yaw left. If right gear does not lock, yaw right. If nose gear does not lock, use pitch. Ensure airspeed is at or below 100 KIAS.
6) Bulbs: Check that the green indicator bulbs are pushed all the way in. If one is unlit, swap it with a working one. If a green bulb is blown, the red light will most likely be unlit.
7) Test the gear horn: Bring throttles to idle and extend flaps past 25 degrees. If gear horn does not sound, landing gear is most likely down and locked.

Landing without positive confirmation of all 3 gear down and locked
8) Declare an emergency: Clearly explain your situation to ATC. Tell ATC what you need (long/wide runway, emergency services). Be prepared to provide information regarding fuel and souls onboard.
9) Make a low approach: Do a flyby of the tower or a low pass so that your gear can be inspected. ATC can tell you that your gear appears to be down, not if your gear is truly down and locked.
10) Notify ATC of your intensions to land: Let ATC know of your intentions to land (when you are ready). Inform them that you will be evacuating on the runway regardless of the outcome.
11) Land: Touch down smoothly on the positively locked main gear using a slip. If the nose gear is not locked, hold it off as long as possible. Avoid making turns (side loads) and avoid braking if able. Secure engines on landing rollout. Master switch off. Evacuate on the runway. Do not taxi. Do not try to ‘save’ the engines by shutting down on final as you may need to go around.

Engine failure troubleshoot flow
1) Fuel selector: On
2) Primer: Locked
3) Carburetor heat: On
4) Mixture: Set
5) Magnetos: On
6) Fuel pump: On

Engine feather/shutdown
Verbally identify left/right for each component on the checklist that could shut down the engine. This is to avoid inadvertently shutting down your only working engine.
“Left engine dead, left prop feather”
“Left engine dead, left mixture idle-cutoff”
“Left engine dead, left engine magnetos off” (turn off one at a time)
“Left engine dead, left fuel selector off”

T-Strobes, landing light, fuel pumps
Gauges/Gauges-Check left and right engine gauges

Flymall August 2020 Wheels & Wings Newsletter

Written on August 20, 2020 at 7:30 am, by hkraemer

Welcome to the Kraemer Aviation/Flymall.org Wheels & Wings Newsletter

To view our current newsletter click here. You can view past newsletters here.

This month: A historic weather event, Private Pilot Ground School at Frederick Flight Center, Bravo Flight Training expands to Martinsburg, Harry’s barn find motorcycles, the father of the chopper, new pilots, and more.

Danielle recently passed her CFI (Certificated Flight Instructor) checkride with Harry.  And she has put together a great Private Pilot Ground School at the Frederick Flight Center. It starts August 24th through September 28th every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday night from 6pm to 9pm. It is a part 141 approved ground school, call today to sign up and get more information!

Interested in living at an airport?  Visit our Aviation Real Estate page here.

Want to have your business highlighted on the Flymall???  We offer inexpensive rates to have your business featured on our Wheels & Wings page.  Contact us for more info.

History Trivia:  Have you heard of the company AMF?  This is the same company know for bowling alleys.  Did you know that they owned Harley Davidson for a period?   American Machine and Foundry (AMF) bought the nearly bankrupt Harley Davidson Motorcycle Company in 1969 for an undisclosed amount of money. AMF operated the company until 1981. In 1981, AMF sold the company to a group of 13 investors led by Vaughn Beals and Willie G. Davidson for $80 million.

Who invented the “chopper”?  It seems as if Paul Jaray is the person.  In 1921 he built the J-Rad bicycle.  This was an attempt to come up with an aerodynamic riding position. His bicycle used a treadle-cable drive instead of pedals. Only about 2000 of these were built.

If you enjoy history we have a new aviation history fact each day at the bottom of our webpages.  Some days there may be more than one, just refresh the page.  And if you like Beatles history, checkout our Events Calendar and select the Beatles category.  This is a work in progress, we’re building the most comprehensive calendar of important dates in Beatle history.

For those that like to stick with current news, we have an aviation news ticker on our home page.  This is updated daily to show the current aviation news.

Achievements & Special Recognition:  Bravo Flight Training has achieved a lot this past month.  They are now a FAA approved Part 141 Flight School, they have a new Tecnam (multi-engine aircraft) online, and they have a new location in Martinsburg with their own maintenance facility.

 

May Yorgro  passed her Commercial Pilot checkride earlier this month. She’s pictured here with Harry and her CFI Yehonatan Rubin. Look at her leap of happiness. Check out the weather for her checkride. There were storms North and South of her for the entire checkride.
 
 
 
 

Instructors, what to highlight your students first solo or other achievement here?  Just send us a short write-up and a picture or two and we’ll post it here for you.  Click here for our contact info.

Aviation/Aviators in the newsEarlier this month, Maya passed her Private Pilot Checkride with Harry.  She did an excellent job.

 

The aviation section of the Flymall is full of aviation news, training info, and much more for the aviator.

Air show season is always just around the corner.  Want to travel to air shows in your own aircraft?  Visit our used aircraft page on the Flymall to view our inventory.

Car/Motorcycle Show NewsOur Events Calendar has the most current info regarding local and national car shows, air shows, and more.  With nearly 30 categories, there is something for everyone.  The Day Tripper section of the Flymall has dozens of day trip ideals and interesting places to visit.  Check it out here.

Barn Finds/Hangar Finds:  Need an appraisal on your barn find?  Visit our Appraisal Page for information on our appraisals. 

Harry picked up a few “barn finds” this month.

A 1980 AMF Harley Davidson

 

And a 2007 Yamaha V Star 1300.

 

Visit our online store to search for hard to find car parts, aircraft parts, and much more.  You can pay online in our secure store, just click on the Store button on our home page.

Visit the Test Drive section of the Flymall for reviews on automobiles, aircraft, motorcycles, and more. Read about it before you buy it.  You can also research price info on a wide variety of vehicles, collectibles, and more in the Market Watch section of the Flymall. 

If you’re restoring a fabric aircraft, Ira Walker of Walker Aviation is your resource.  Visit his page on the Flymall by clicking here

CFI / DPE NotesVisit Harry’s Practical Test page for information on his checkrides.  You will also find useful information there to help you prepare for your checkride.  You can also visit Harry’s Lesson Plan section of the Flymall for other flight training information.  Visit our Flight Training page for information on our aviation training classes.

Weather in the newsAugust 4 2020, Hurricane Isaias was the big weather news for this month.

Checkout the forecast winds at BWI.

The local radar.

 

Click here for some pictures Harry took of the aftermath of the storm.

Later this month we may have an historic weather event with 2 tropical storms making landfall at about the same time.

 

Three Wheel Association (TWA)Visit the Three Wheel Association page on the Flymall for more info on the association.

Want a reproduction vintage 3 wheeler.  Walker Aviation can scratch built from pictures or drawings.  Visit his page on the Flymall.  

PrototypesFrom it earliest days, Ford had considered a 2 seat version of the Mustang.  Looks like it would have been a popular sports car.

Animals in the headlines:  Checkout Jett’s page on the Flymall to follow her travels.

 

We close this newsletter with these words: Surround yourself with people who make you hungry for life, touch your heart, and nourish your soul. 

Flymall July 2020 Wheels & Wings Newsletter

Written on August 2, 2020 at 7:27 am, by hkraemer

The Kraemer Aviation team hosted their annual 4th of July celebration. Click here for pictures from the event.

Summer time means bees/wasps and birds. This nest was found in our Piper Arrow.

Interested in living at an airport?  Visit our Aviation Real Estate page here.

Want to have your business highlighted on the Flymall???  We offer inexpensive rates to have your business featured on our Wheels & Wings page.  Contact us for more info.

History Trivia: Have you ever heard of Portolan Charts”? Aviators use charts/maps all the time. Nowadays most are electronic. Portolan or Portulan Charts are ancient nautical charts that were made in the 13th century. They were known to be very accurate.

Remember the Gimli Glider (a Boeing 767 Glider). July 23, 1983, a Boeing 767 runs out of gas at 41,000 feet. Click here for the full story.

If you enjoy history we have a new aviation history fact each day at the bottom of our webpages.  Some days there may be more than one, just refresh the page.  And if you like Beatles history, checkout our Events Calendar and select the Beatles category.  This is a work in progress, we’re building the most comprehensive calendar of important dates in Beatle history.

For those that like to stick with current news, we have an aviation news ticker on our home page.  This is updated daily to show the current aviation news.

Achievements & Special Recognition: Instructors, what to highlight your students first solo or other achievement here?  Just send us a short write-up and a picture or two and we’ll post it here for you.  Click here for our contact info.

July is a busy month for aviators in the news, both past and present. Amelia Earhart was born on July 24 1897. She had many accomplishments due her short life.

Wiley Post completed the first solo around the world flight in July 1933. Wiley Post arrived back at Floyd Bennett Field. Fifty thousand people greeted him on his return on July 22 after 7 days, 18 hours, 49 minutes. The Winnie Mae’s cabin could not be pressurized, so he worked with Russell S. Colley of the B.F. Goodrich Company to develop what became the world’s first practical pressure suit.

Nir Levy passed her Commercial Checkride earlier in July. She’s a very smooth pilot and did an excellent power off 180 on her checkride.

Aviation/Aviators in the news: Tal passed her Instrument Rating checkride. She was fortunate to be able to use her dad’s plane for her training and checkride.

Tal has some weather to deal with on the way back to KGAI. She did a great job with the weather.

Raegan passed her Private Pilot checkride earlier in July. She is a very smooth and natural pilot. Now she is off to Embry Riddle in Daytona Beach for her aviation degree and ROTC. She wants to be a pilot in the military.

July was also the month that the United States put a man on the moon and returned him back to earth. Apollo 11 landed on the moon July 20th 1969.

July 24th they landed back on earth.

The aviation section of the Flymall is full of aviation news, training info, and much more for the aviator.

Air show season is always just around the corner.  Want to travel to air shows in your own aircraft?  Visit our used aircraft page on the Flymall to view our inventory.

Car/Motorcycle Show News: The Laytonsville Cruise In attendance has been picking up since Covid 19 restrictions are slowly being lifted. For August 2020 we plan to have an award night on the third Friday with two judges, Pat & Chrissie (both part of the Flymall team).

Our Events Calendar has the most current info regarding local and national car shows, air shows, and more.  With nearly 30 categories, there is something for everyone.  The Day Tripper section of the Flymall has dozens of day trip ideals and interesting places to visit.  Check it out here.

Barn Finds/Hangar Finds:  Need an appraisal on your barn find?  Visit our Appraisal Page for information on our appraisals. 

Visit our online store to search for hard to find car parts, aircraft parts, and much more.  You can pay online in our secure store, just click on the Store button on our home page.

Visit the Test Drive section of the Flymall for reviews on automobiles, aircraft, motorcycles, and more. Read about it before you buy it.  You can also research price info on a wide variety of vehicles, collectibles, and more in the Market Watch section of the Flymall. 

If you’re restoring a fabric aircraft, Ira Walker of Walker Aviation is your resource.  Visit his page on the Flymall by clicking here

CFI / DPE Notes: Visit Harry’s Practical Test page for information on his checkrides.  You will also find useful information there to help you prepare for your checkride.  You can also visit Harry’s Lesson Plan section of the Flymall for other flight training information.  Visit our Flight Training page for information on our aviation training classes.

Weather in the news: July 2020 record days at 90 degrees or above.

We enjoy documenting the major storms throughout the year. Here are 2 for this month. July 6 storm system.

July 22 storm system

Three Wheel Association (TWA): Visit the Three Wheel Association page on the Flymall for more info on the association. This month we’re highlighting a few of the wooden wheel three wheelers in the collection. We have a 3 wheel wheel chair from around the 1850s and a side-by-side sociable bike made in 1896. Click on the picture to open a short slide show.

Wood wheel vehicles

Want a reproduction vintage 3 wheeler.  Walker Aviation can scratch built from pictures or drawings.  Visit his page on the Flymall.  

Prototypes: For this month we have the 1956 Mercury XM-Turnpike Cruiser. A very futuristic car for 1956 with a lot of high-tech features such as: a 3-speed “Merc-O-Matic” push-button operated automatic transmission, retractable rear window, a windshield curving into the roof, air conditioning, and even power side windows.

Animals In The News: Checkout Jett’s page on the Flymall. Jett will often join the Flymall team at local airports, car shows, and other Wheels & Wings events.

We close this newsletter with these words: We close with these words from John Lennon: 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.

Flymall June 2020 Wheels & Wings Newsletter

Written on July 5, 2020 at 12:22 pm, by hkraemer

Interested in living at an airport?  Visit our Aviation Real Estate page here.

Want to have your business highlighted on the Flymall???  We offer inexpensive rates to have your business featured on our Wheels & Wings page.  Contact us for more info.

On June 18 we celebrated Paul McCartney’s birthday.  Did you know that Paul’s birthday and the birthday of the Beach Boys, Brian Wilson are two days apart?  Now you do.  Two musical geniuses share a birthday.

Kraemer Aviation hosted it’s annual 4th of July celebration.  Click here for pictures from the event.

History Trivia:

If you enjoy history we have a new aviation history fact each day at the bottom of our webpages.  Some days there may be more than one, just refresh the page.  And if you like Beatles history, checkout our Events Calendar and select the Beatles category.  This is a work in progress, we’re building the most comprehensive calendar of important dates in Beatle history.

For those that like to stick with current news, we have an aviation news ticker on our home page.  This is updated daily to show the current aviation news.

Achievements & Special Recognition:  June 12 2020 marked the 1 year anniversary of Harry being appointed a Designated Pilot Examiner.  His first checkride wasn’t until July 1 2019.

Instructors, what to highlight your students first solo or other achievement here?  Just send us a short write-up and a picture or two and we’ll post it here for you.  Click here for our contact info.

Harry took Jon flying on his last day of work.  Click here for pictures.   They had so much fun, they did it again a few days later. Click here for pictures of the second flight.

Aviation/Aviators in the news:  Here is an interesting video highlighting WWII glider pilots.  A remarkable group of pilots.

At just 18 years old, Jake passed his Private Pilot checkride on June 30 2020. He wants to be an aeronautical engineer.  Well done Jake!

Did you know that the Cessna 172 made it’s first flight on June 12th 1955.

Below is a great story.  This is one of the joys of sharing flying!

The aviation section of the Flymall is full of aviation news, training info, and much more for the aviator.

Air show season is always just around the corner.  Want to travel to air shows in your own aircraft?  Visit our used aircraft page on the Flymall to view our inventory.

Car/Motorcycle Show News: On this date – 6/17/1946: The first mobile telephone call is placed from a car in St. Louis, Missouri.

Our Events Calendar has the most current info regarding local and national car shows, air shows, and more.  With nearly 30 categories, there is something for everyone.  The Day Tripper section of the Flymall has dozens of day trip ideals and interesting places to visit.  Check it out here.

Barn Finds/Hangar Finds:  Need an appraisal on your barn find?  Visit our Appraisal Page for information on our appraisals.

The Ford Bronco of the 1970s was was of the best looking SUVs.  They’re selling for big bucks if you can find a nice one.  Well here is a 1977 Bronco with only 6,000 miles.  How much would you pay for this one?

We also have an “Island Find” this month.

The following is an actual advertisement in an Irish newspaper:
Automobile for Sale: 1985 Blue Volkswagen Only 50 miles.
Only first gear and reverse ever used.
Never driven hard.
Original tyres.
Original brakes.
Original fuel and oil.
Only 1 driver.
Owner wishing to sell due to employment lay-off.
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Visit our online store to search for hard to find car parts, aircraft parts, and much more.  You can pay online in our secure store, just click on the Store button on our home page.

Visit the Test Drive section of the Flymall for reviews on automobiles, aircraft, motorcycles, and more. Read about it before you buy it.  You can also research price info on a wide variety of vehicles, collectibles, and more in the Market Watch section of the Flymall.

If you’re restoring a fabric aircraft, Ira Walker of Walker Aviation is your resource.  Visit his page on the Flymall by clicking here.

CFI / DPE Notes:  On June 7 2020, Harry did his first Flight Instructor Practical Test.  Here he is pictured with the applicant, Yaniv.

Visit Harry’s Practical Test page for information on his checkrides.  You will also find useful information there to help you prepare for your checkride.  You can also visit Harry’s Lesson Plan section of the Flymall for other flight training information.  Visit our Flight Training page for information on our aviation training classes.

Weather in the news:  June 3 we had a very large storm system in the Northeast

Three Wheel Association (TWA): Visit the Three Wheel Association page on the Flymall for more info on the association.

Want a reproduction vintage 3 wheeler.  Walker Aviation can scratch built from pictures or drawings.  Visit his page on the Flymall.

Prototypes:  Here is an interesting Corvette prototype for this month.  A 1959 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray.

Animals in the headlines: Visit Harry’s Turtle page on the Flymall to learn more about the turtles in the sanctuary.

We close this newsletter with these words: Let love and kindness be the motivation behind all that you do!

Flymall Wheels & Wings May Newsletter

Written on May 29, 2020 at 12:03 pm, by hkraemer

Welcome to the Kraemer Aviation/Flymall.org Wheels & Wings Newsletter.

This month: A wheel from the 1600s, Crossing the English Channel on a Vespa, Cessna helicopter, Ford GT40 bubble, multi-engine car, and more.

To view our current newsletter click here. You can view past newsletters here.

Kraemer Aviation hosted it’s annual Memorial Day cookout, much smaller this year due to the Coronavirus. Click here for pictures from the event. Once the guest arrive, Harry gets very busy. So not too many pictures of the guest.

Interested in living at an airport?  Visit our Aviation Real Estate page here.

While on the topic of living at an airport, what does a Piper Cub, a T-6, Taylorcraft L-2, KR-34, Beechcraft Staggerwing, a Monocoupe, Model A Fords, and more have in common?  They can all be found at a unique little airport in the Northwest of the United States at 7S5 Independence AirparkClick here to read about this very cool little airport where you live with your plane. 

Want to have your business highlighted on the Flymall???  We offer inexpensive rates to have your business featured on our Wheels & Wings page.  Contact us for more info.

History Trivia:  Have you heard of Georges Monneret, the famous Vespa dealer, crossed the English Channel in 1952.  Georges built an amphibious Vespa and crossed the English Channel on it

Who are the Night Witches or the Soviet 588th Night Bomber Regiment.  This was remarkable group of Soviet women pilots that were only in their teens to early twenties.  They flew over 23,000 sorties dropping bombs on the Germans during WWII.  

Read about the history of the E6B flight computer using Harry’s collection of vintage E6Bs

If you enjoy history we have a new aviation history fact each day at the bottom of our webpages.  Some days there may be more than one, just refresh the page.  And if you like Beatles history, checkout our Events Calendar and select the Beatles category.  This is a work in progress, we’re building the most comprehensive calendar of important dates in Beatle history.

For those that like to stick with current news, we have an aviation news ticker on our home page.  This is updated daily to show the current aviation news.

Achievements & Special RecognitionWhat do we have here?  Two doctors going flying?  Nope!  Just the new normal for checkrides with Harry.  Yaniv passed his commercial checkride on April 17 2020.

Instructors, what to highlight your students first solo or other achievement here?  Just send us a short write-up and a picture or two and we’ll post it here for you.  Click here for our contact info.

Aviation/Aviators in the newsDid you know that Cessna made a helicopter? Meet the Cessna CH-1 Skyhook

 

The aviation section of the Flymall is full of aviation news, training info, and much more for the aviator.

With the Coronavirus, the $100 hamburger is a little different.  You have to bring your own chairs and sit plane-side.  Here is Pat, Pat, and Linda out for a $100 hamburger.

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Between December 1958 to February 1959, a Cessna 172 stayed aloft for 64 days, 22 hours, and 19 minutes.  Yes, that is correct!  64 days! The two pilots refueled from a truck and took turns sleeping on a mattress in the plane. 

Air show season is always just around the corner.  Want to travel to air shows in your own aircraft?  Visit our used aircraft page on the Flymall to view our inventory.

This month we sort of have a guest speaker.  Here is a piece from Mark Anthony James Powell. 

Here can be contacted via Facebook. He does illustrations on request.  Contact him for pricing and more information.
 
From Mark: “In my early career as a tour guide, I met some interesting veterans of WW II, and picked up some good stories from them. One, a fellow motorcyclist, had been a pilot in the Fleet Air Arm, flying Swordfish torpedo bombers. He was once stationed on a land base in remotest Scotland. To relieve the boredom, he told me, he and a fellow flier would strap his Norton to the torpedo rack under his aircraft, take off on a “practice flight”, land at another airfield near a town with a pub, unhook the bike, ride into town, have a few pints, ride back to the aerodrome and fly home. I presume one would stick to ginger beer as designated driver. He may have been shooting a line, but it’s too good a story not to illustrate it.”
 

We may include a “guest speaker” on a monthly basis. 

Car/Motorcycle Show News Ever wondered why some of the Ford GT40 race cars have a “bubble” on the driver’s side.  It is all because of one person, a driver named Dan Gurney.  He drove a GT40 to victory in the 1967 Le Mans race.  He was 6′ 4″ and too tall to fit in the standard GT40, so his team made the bubble in the roof.  The first picture is without the bubble and the second shows the bubble.

 

Want a rugged off road vehicle but want to be friendly to the environment?  Checkout the Bollinger B2 Electric Truck. Now you can have have both.

Ever wondered about the evolution of steering on vehicles?  Checkout this short video Harry made on this topic. 

Our Events Calendar has the most current info regarding local and national car shows, air shows, and more.  With nearly 30 categories, there is something for everyone.  The Day Tripper section of the Flymall has dozens of day trip ideals and interesting places to visit.  Check it out here.

Here is a short history of the grill badge.  In 1895 the first automobile club was founded in Paris France. The U.S. saw their first car club in 1902 and Great Britain it was 1905. Grill Badges soon emerged and were displayed by members to recognize fellow associates and announce their allegiance.  In the past few decades, there has been a resurgence in their popularity.

 

Have you ever seen a Mother-In-Law seat?  All of the latest safety features!

 

Barn Finds/Hangar Finds:  Jay Leno’s 1832 Steam Engine.  Made in 1832 and still runs!

 

 

 

An auction find!  A few years ago Harry was at a bicycle auction and spotted is wheel that was made in the 1600s.  Very cool piece of history.  Send us your cool finds so we can post it here.

Need an appraisal on your barn find?  Visit our Appraisal Page for information on our appraisals. 

 

Visit our online store to search for hard to find car parts, aircraft parts, and much more.  You can pay online in our secure store, just click on the Store button on our home page.

Visit the Test Drive section of the Flymall for reviews on automobiles, aircraft, motorcycles, and more. Read about it before you buy it.  You can also research price info on a wide variety of vehicles, collectibles, and more in the Market Watch section of the Flymall.  You can also search our Market Watch by famous collections that have sold, such as E.J. Cole Collection.  American Pickers, Jay Leno’s Garage, etc.  Beatles, Paul McCartney, etc.

If you’re restoring a fabric aircraft, Ira Walker of Walker Aviation is your resource.  Visit his page on the Flymall by clicking here

CFI / DPE NotesHere is an experience Harry had in the early 1990s.  Anything and everything that could go wrong, went wrong.  

Visit Harry’s Practical Test page for information on his checkrides.  You will also find useful information there to help you prepare for your checkride.  You can also visit Harry’s Lesson Plan section of the Flymall for other flight training information.  Visit our Flight Training page for information on our aviation training classes.

Harry is now doing CFI and CFII checkrides.  His first instructor checkride was an instrument instructor ride.  

Weather in the news:  We had a few large storm systems in April.  We’ve highlighted a few here.

 

April 29 storm system.  This system went down in to the Gulf of Mexico and even in to Mexico and then all the way up in to Canada.

 

Three Wheel Association (TWA) Lamborghini 1C roadable crawler. Rare by everyone’s standards.

Visit the Three Wheel Association page on the Flymall for more info on the association.

Want a reproduction vintage 3 wheeler.  Walker Aviation can scratch built from pictures or drawings.  Visit his page on the Flymall.  

PrototypesHere is a Catomobile”, amphibious car designed in the Soviet Union by the Demidov brothers in 1966, powered by a Ural engine.  Suitable both in the street and in the water. On the road it could reach a speed of 120 mph and on water up to 50 mph. All exterior parts were made of glass fiber. Ural motorcycle engine was used, integrated by a forced cooling system (which used a ZAZ-966 car fan). As transmission components (clutch, gearbox), frame (suspension, wheels), controls ( steering, brakes) and electrical equipment, parts of ZAZ cars, (Zaporiz ‘ kyi avtomobilebudivnyi zavod).

 

Did you know that the French car manufacturer Citroen made a multi-enigne car?  The Citroen Sahara – multi engine car.  Made specifically for use in Africa. It had one engine in the front and one engine in the rear.

Animals in the headlines:  Harry’s company Kraemer Aviation runs/operates a turtle rescue/sanctuary.  Click here to read about our turtles

 

We close this newsletter with these words:  Wake up Loving to Live …This is what matters every day.

Today in Aviation History
November 25, 1956: T/Sgt R.J. Patton made the first successful polar parachute jump.