Kraemer Aviation / Flymall March 2021 Wheels & Wings Newsletter

Written on March 26, 2021 at 1:32 pm, by hkraemer

Welcome to the Kraemer Aviation/Flymall.org March 2021 Wheels & Wings Newsletter

This month: the first retractable hardtop, how far can you walk, who invented the 8-track tape, the first Camaro, and more.

You can view past newsletters here.


Interested in living at an airport? Visit our Aviation Real Estate page here. We hope to have some new listings soon in our aviation real estate section of the Flymall. So stay tuned!

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: Here’s a cool fact that is not really “history”… Have you ever wondered what the longest “walking route” in the world is? The longest walking route on Earth is 14,000 miles from South Africa to extreme north Russia.


Who made the first retractable hardtop? Most will say Ford did in the 1950s. It was actually made in the 1930s by Peugeot. The Peugeot Model 401D Eclipse was the first car to have a retractable hardtop.

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.

Most folks involved in aviation know the name William Lear. Bill as he was called, was the name behind the Lear Jet, the company he founded in the early 1960s. Bill actually got his start in aviation designing and building aircraft radios and navigation equipment. But did you know that Bill was the inventor of the car radio? He also invented the 8-track tape.



Aviation/Aviators in the news: When we think of the Stearman, most of us picture the Boeing Stearman. Here’s a Stearman LT-1 (Light Transport)… only 3 were built. It carried 4 passengers in the cabin and had a cruise speed of 115 MPH.


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 motor racing world is sad this month due to the passing of Sabine Schmitz. She was a German professional racing driver for BMW and Porsche.



Honda, a well know name in the automotive and motorcycle industry. Their motorcycles are one of the most reliable bikes on the market. That wasn’t always the case. Back in 1947 their first motorcycle, the Honda A-Type probable was not too reliable. It was nothing more than a motorized bicycle. Click on the image for a larger view.



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’s some news/updates for the Laytonsville Cruise In; For 2021 we will continue with the award night (depending on sponsors) for the third Friday of every month starting in May until October 2021. This year will be different. This year we are encouraging kids to bring their rides and display them for a chance to win an award. The award nights will just have awards for the kids vehicles (bicycles, cars, etc). There will be one award for adults on the third Friday and this award will be chosen by the kids that enter a vehicle. Please contact Harry at harry@flymall.org if you or your company is interested in sponsoring an award night. It all about the kids this year.

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

We may have a “barn find” for sale on the Flymall soon. It’s a 1979 Lincoln Continental, a one owner car that is in excellent condition.

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: As aviators, we enjoy observing storms (from the ground). Here’s a major storm system that started in the mid south and worked it’s way northeast on March 17.



Three Wheel Association (TWA): Visit the Three Wheel Association page on the Flymall for more info on the association. You can visit our calendar here to see what show we will be at with some of the three wheelers in the collection.

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

Prototypes: In August, 1965 GM Design rolled out the first “Panther” fiberglass model for a management review. The Panther would later have its’ name changed to Camaro before its’ ’67 introduction. Notice the Panther logo on the front fender behind the front wheel.



Nautical Notes: Since the 1960s, Harry has enjoyed repurposing items into unique one-of-a-kind pieces. Here is a vintage knife holder that he repurposed into a PT boat (this was made sometime in the mid 1960s). Lost since the late 1960s, many of the parts have disappeared, however it is still a very cool piece. Click on each image for a larger view.



Animals in the headlines: Visit our turtle page on the Flymall to learn more about the turtles and tortoises we have in our sanctuary.



We close this newsletter with these words: The sky is not the limit….. it’s the beginning


Flymall / Kraemer Aviation February 2021 Wheels & Wings Newsletter

Written on February 28, 2021 at 9:41 am, by hkraemer

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

This month: An all wood bicycle, checkride success, the history of the spark plug, a glider that is part sail boat, Cessna 150 faster than a jet, and much more.

You can view past newsletters here.

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: Edmond Berger is credited with inventing spark plugs on February 2 1839. With internal combustion engines being in their early stages of development at this time, his device would have been both revolutionary and rudimentary. 

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: Harry conducted his 200th checkride earlier in February.

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: Here’s a strange vehicle that is part sail boat, part glider. In the early 1920’s a Swiss inventor named John Domenjoz set out to create a glider that was capable of taking off using only the force of the wind. Two prototypes were built and one did actually fly, although just for a short distance.

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: Here’s a BMW with a highly modified and unusual engine. Something you do not see too often.

Rock Auto has once again come onboard as a sponsor for the Laytonsville Cruise In. We have $25 Rock Auto gift certificates again this year.

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:  Here is a cool Facebook find for this month. Pictured below is a bicycle made entirely out of wood. The wheels, tires, handlebars, and even the chain is wood.

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: Here is a storm system off of the coast on January 28 2021. Checkout the long tail it has.

February 7 2021, the Northeast had another storm system come through.

Three Wheel Association (TWA): Visit the Three Wheel Association page on the Flymall for more info on the association. We’re hoping to have some big news regarding the Three Wheel Association later this year. Keep checking the TWA page on the Flymall for updates.

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

Prototypes: the PZL M-15. A jet engine biplane produced by the Poles for Ag flying. Top speed according to wiki was 108 knots making a Cessna 150 officially faster than a jet.

Nautical Notes: Here’s a throwback to the 1970’s when Harry was in the Sea Scouts. This was long before the Sea Scouts was a part of the Boy Scouts. Harry was in Sea Scouts Ship 370 based in Dundalk Maryland. They had numerous boats that Harry sailed on. The two most memorable were the Mermaid and the Burch. Below are the actual ships that Harry sailed on.

Here is a 42 foot Ketch, called the Mermaid.

Here is a WWII Crash Boat called the Burch.

Animals in the headlines: Did you know that Harry’s company Kraemer Aviation Services sponsors a turtle rescue? Click here for more info on the turtles in our sanctuary.

We close this newsletter with these words: Dream higher than the sky and deeper than the ocean.

Flymall January 2021 Wheels & Wings Newsletter

Written on January 26, 2021 at 5:31 pm, by hkraemer

Welcome to the Kraemer Aviation/Flymall.org January 2021 Wheels & Wings Newsletter. Here’s to a good year!!!

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

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: Here is an interesting invention.  This is a WWI Pedal Generator.  Click here for a Facebook post with more pictures.  It’s basically a stationary bicycle with 2 soldiers pedaling to generate electricity.  How many of these have survived?

 

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 RecognitionMeet Alfred Letourneur.  He was known for setting speed records on bicycles. Pictured here is a Schwinn that he set a record on by reaching 108.92 mph.

While on the topic of bicycles, Harley Davidson has announced a new line of electric bicycles due out in the spring of 2021.  Here is a sneak preview.

Instructors, want 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 newsIn the early 1940s, the Junkers Jumo 223 engine was in the news. It was an experimental 24-cylinder aircraft engine. It had four banks of six cylinders in a rhomboid configuration, with four crankshafts one at each vertex of the rhombus, and 48 pistons. Only one is believed to have been made. The whereabouts of the engine is unknown.

 

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

Here is a short video about Davis Airport in Montgomery County Maryland

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.  Here’s some feedback we received from a client that purchased an aircraft from us sight unseen:

“Thank you Harry for all the extra effort you did to make this deal happen. It’s a real honor and pleasure to work with a truly honest and professional person. It has become a rarity to do so now days. She’s on her way to her forever home and will be flown by 3 generations of my family almost daily.”

Car/Motorcycle Show News:  Here is a cool accessory for your car that you have probably never seen.  Its called a “Pathfinder”.  These were available in England and America in the early 1900s.  At the time, roads were non existent or they were in poor condition.  It was very likely that you would have something puncture your tire.  So this was invented.  Its so simple, maybe it even worked.  It was just a brush in front of the tire used to “sweep away” anything that may puncture your tire. 

 

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.

What does this 1965 Susita and the Westwind Jet (pictured below) have in common?  They were both made in Israel.

 

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

Here is an interesting eBay find from a year ago. A 1958 GM Oldsmobile air ride pump compressor (V Twin).  Part number 5540194.   It looks like a miniature V Twin engine.  Click here for our January 2019 Newsletter featuring this air pump

Have you ever seen a 1972 Suzuki LJ20.  There was on on eBay recently. 

 

When is the last time you saw a 1952 Jaguar XK120 OTS, with a V8 under the hood?  We found one on eBay and it looked good.

 

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:  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.

Sonya passed her instrument checkride with Harry earlier this month. She is an outstanding pilot. She has been accepted in a very elite air force program where only 40 people a year get accepted into. She is headed for Sheppard Air Force Base later this year. She wants to be a pilot in the USAF Thunderbirds Demonstration Team. Great job Sonya.

 

 

Checkout Harry’s new section of the Flymall called “How Things Fly“.  Years ago, Harry developed a children’s program to teach them how different things fly.  What was unique about this program was the fact that the kids did hands on activities/experiments to learn how things fly.  The way Harry presented the program was that the kids asked the questions and the kids answered the questions via hands on activities using items that they would have around the house.  It is only $25 for unlimited access to the page.  It is still under development and should have all of the material live within a month or so.

Weather in the newsDec 24 2020 brought us a major storm system that stretched from the Gulf of Mexico all the way up in to Canada.

And on January 1 2021, we had another storm system that stretched from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada.

 

Three Wheel Association (TWA): Did you know that the world’s first mass produced motorcycle was a 3 wheeler?  Here is an 1898 De Dion-Bouton Tricycle, built in France 1896-1901. It is considered the 1st mass produced motorcycle, 15,000 units sold.  

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

Here is an interesting find.

The above unique car made from a Jawa motorcycle was discovered in Minsk. This one of a kind was made by Alexander Dlotovsky, the first president of the Belarusian Union of Designers.  He used Jawa 250 motorcycle and went from there. Click here for more ready on this unique three wheeler.

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

Prototypes:  Have you ever seen a stainless steel car?  Ford made a few, 11 to be exact.  Here is a short history on them. In 1935, officials at Allegheny Ludlum Steel Division and the Ford Motor Company collaborated on an experiment by creating a stainless steel car for Ford to help promote the quality and use of their stainless steel. The idea took shape in the form of a 1936 Deluxe Sedan. Six vehicles were produced.  Allegheny Ludlum and Ford would later collaborate on two more stainless models, a 1960 Thunderbird (2) and a 1967 Lincoln Continental Convertible (3).  When it was over, a total 11 cars were built.  The vehicles were in active service on the roads covering many miles and have been displayed throughout the United States and Europe. The cars now either reside in private collections and/or on display in Auto Museums.

 

 

Nautical Notes:  Here’s something that combines boating and flying a helicopter.  Meet the Giro Boat. 

The Giro Boat was created by a 26 year old American living in the UK named John Hofstetter. Hofstetter had some experience designing aircraft.  It was said that with just one hour of training, you could pilot a Giro Boat like a pro. Hofstetter also had plans to create a Giro Boat pilot school where you could learn to fly.

 

Some sad news this month for a passenger on the S.S. Minnow. Dawn Wells who played Mary Ann on Gilligan’s Island passed away Dec 30 2020 of Covid.

Since we just brought in a new year, have you heard the story of the SS Warrimoo?  Well here is it.  Enjoy!

The passenger steamer SS Warrimoo was quietly knifing its way through the waters of the mid-Pacific on its way from Vancouver to Australia. The navigator had just finished working out a star fix and brought Captain John DS. Phillips, the result. The Warrimoo’s position was LAT 0º 31′ N and LONG 179 30′ W. The date was 31 December 1899. “Know what this means?” First Mate Payton broke in, “We’re only a few miles from the intersection of the Equator and the International Date Line”. Captain Phillips, excited, wanted to take full advantage of the opportunity for achieving the navigational freak of a lifetime. He called his navigators to the bridge to check & double check the ship’s position. He changed course slightly so as to bear directly on his mark. Then he adjusted the engine speed. The calm weather & clear night worked in his favor. At mid-night the SS Warrimoo lay on the Equator at exactly the point where it crossed the International Date Line! The consequences of this bizarre position were many:
The forward part (bow) of the ship was in the Southern Hemisphere & in the middle of summer.
The rear (stern) was in the Northern Hemisphere & in the middle of winter.
The date in the aft part of the ship was 31 December 1899.
In the bow (forward) part it was 1 January 1900.
This ship was therefore not only in:
Two different days,
Two different months,
Two different years,
Two different seasons
And in two different centuries – all at the same time!
 

 

Harry obtained a very cool item for the Kraemer Aviation transportation museum.  We believe it is a maritime channel marker light.  Its very similar to the lamps on top of the Hario Wireless Towers in Japan.  Our lamp stands about 3 foot tall and is fully functional. 

Below is a picture of the lamps on top of the Hario Wireless Towers.

 

Animals in the headlines:  Jett is always in the news around Kraemer Aviation.  Visit her page on the Flymall.  Soon, she’ll be in training to pull her new sled pictured below.

 

We close this newsletter with these words:  A smile is a curve that sets everything straight 

Twas The Night Before Christmas from 2020

Written on December 22, 2020 at 9:38 am, by hkraemer

Here are a few home made versions from 2020:

Twas three nights before Christmas
And all through the home
Not one creature disturbs her
For one night she’s alone
Oh glorious covers!
Oh glorious bed!
Oh glorious pillows for one weary head
No kid with sharp elbows
No paw slurping noise
No dishes. No laundry
No shelf asshole elf and his toys
Just peace in full slumber
All tucked in the nest
Cuz Christmas is coming
And that requires rest!!!

One for the COVID times:

T’was the week before Christmas, and all through the town, people wore masks, that covered their frown. The frown had begun way back in the spring when a global pandemic changed everything. They called it corona, but unlike the beer, It didn’t bring good times, it didn’t bring cheer. Airplanes were grounded, travel was banned. Borders were closed across air, sea, and land. As the world entered lockdown to flatten the curve, the economy halted, and folks lost their nerve. From March to July we rode the first wave, people stayed home, they tried to behave. When summer emerged the lockdown was lifted, but away from caution, many folks drifted. Now it’s December and cases are spiking, wave two has arrived, much to our disliking. It’s true that this year has had sadness a-plenty, we’ll never forget the year 2020. And just ‘round the corner – The holiday season, but why be merry? Is there even one reason? To decorate the house and put up the tree, who will see it, no one but me. But outside my window, the snow gently falls, and I think to myself, let’s deck the halls! So, I gather the ribbon, The garland, and bows, as I play those old carols, my happiness grows. Christmas is not canceled and neither is hope. If we lean on each other, I know we can cope…

And a short one COVID style:

Twas the week before Christmas

This mama’s gone crazy

She’s looking for presents,

Where she hid them is Hazy

For COVID has thrown her

A curve ball so crappy

She just wants some wine

And to take a long nappy.

Flymall December 2020 Wheels & Wings Newsletter

Written on December 11, 2020 at 6:54 pm, by hkraemer

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

To view our current newsletter click here. or copy and paste this link into your browser https://flymall.org/blog/2020/12/flymall-december-2020-wheels-wings-newsletter/ … You can view past newsletters here. Want to find something we covered in the past? Just use the search box in the newsletter section and search for the subject/topic.

Tis the season. Here is Harry’s collection of different versions of Twas The Night Before Christmas. Enjoy! If you have a version not included, please share it with us.

This month: Zimmerman Flying Platform, 280 mile 1986 Dodge Charger, Ford’s first assembly line, a mine find (we brought you barn finds, hangar finds, wall finds), the first hybrid vehicle, is it an engine or motor, and more. Plus, as a bonus, a collection of different versions of Twas The Night Before Christmas.

We had our first major snow storm of the season on Dec 16 2020.  Click here for pictures of the snow.

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:  On December 1 1913 Henry Ford’s assembly line was started for the first time.

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 RecognitionInstructors, 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.

Earlier this month, HiLi Lev passed her CFII checkride with Harry.  She has taken 3 checkrides with Harry (Commercial, CFI, and CFII).  Her entire family flies, her dad, mom, and all of her brothers. 

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

Ofir and Inbal, two applicants that Harry tested recently for their instrument rating, completed a long trip across the United States to build time for their Commercial Pilot Certificate.  The trip took 63 flight hours and 14 days to complete.  See map below.  Click on the image for a larger view.

 

Sources are saying that Boeing’s two T33 flight test chase planes are “going to the boneyard”.  Too bad that they may not be saved or even put in a museum.

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 NewsIf you’re a car enthusiast, you know the song “Hey Little Cobra”.  But do you know the origins of it?   The story goes that the song writer Carol Connors (best know as the lead singer on the Teddy Bears’ single To Know Him Is To Love Him) owned an AC Ace Bristol similar to the one pictured below.  Carol Shelby made this car famous by putting a Ford engine in it and it became the Shelby Cobra.  Connors’ AC was damaged and she could not find anyone to repair it, so she went to Carol Shelby.  Shelby was aware of the success of the Beach Boys songs about cars and he told Carol Connors if she could write a song about the Cobra and get it to a number one hit, that he would give her a Shelby Cobra.  She did, and he did! And the rest is history.  Click here for a version of the song by The Rip Chords via YouTube

 

When speaking of legendary sports cars, Porsche is usually one that comes to mind.  Did you know that Porsche had the very first hybrid vehicle back in 1900? It was know as the Lohner-Porsche Electromobile.  It is pictured below.  Nowadays Porsche is known for racecars.  RACECAR spelled backwards is RACECAR.  Does a racecar have an engine or motor?  Click here for a post Harry did 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.

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

Here is an “ebay find” for this month.  How would you like to have a 1986 Dodge  Charger with only 280 miles?  That’s correct, 280 miles.  As of the writing of this newsletter, the bid was up to $8,100.00 and the reserve was not met.

Over the years we have highlighted barn finds, hangar finds, and even a wall find.  Click here for the post on the wall find.  This month we have a mine find.  Here is the Davis Motor Mine Cart. This was found in an abandoned Gold Mine in Northern California sometime in the late 1970s.  A home made creation using most of a 1926 Harley Davidson B-Model motorcycle, a Ford Model-A transmission, and an electric starter.

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 NotesYou can follow Harry on Facebook to stay up to date with his checkrides and other adventures. He does daily post on his Facebook page. 

Ofek passed his instrument checkride with Harry earlier this month.  He did an outstanding job.  He was very detailed in his flight planning and briefings. Outstanding!

In September of this year Rachel passed her Private Pilot checkride with Harry.  She did it just a few months after her 17th birthday.  She recently received news that she was accepted to both the United States Air Force Academy as well as the United States Coast Guard Academy.  She is pictured here with Harry on her checkride day.

 

On December 15 German passed his CFII checkride with Harry.  The most amazing part was December 15 was a picture perfect day for flying.  December 14 and December 16 we had major storm systems in the Northeast, see below.

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 newsDecember 5 2020, the Northeast saw a Nor’easter pass through the area with heavy rain and strong winds.

Mid month, we had back to back storm systems move through the Mid-Atlantic area.  The first one was on December 14 that was mostly a rain event.

 The second storm system was on December 16.  Checkout the forecast for Dulles below.  It includes just about every type of hazardous weather for a pilot; moderate snow, heavy freezing rain, moderate ice pellets, gusty surface winds, and wind shear.  Click on the image for a larger view.

Here is the radar image for the December 16 storm system.  It has every type of precipitation included.

 

Three Wheel Association (TWA)Visit the Three Wheel Association page on the Flymall for more info on the association.  Click here to view Harry’s collection of rare and vintage three wheelers

Earlier in this newsletter we talked about the origins of the song “Hey Little Cobra”.   The Cobra was a car made by the AC Car Company originally as the AC Ace Bristol.  Did you know that this iconic car company got it’s start by producing a 3 wheel delivery motorcycle?  It was known as the AC Auto Carrier Delivery Box Van.  Here is the 1912 AC Delivery in Harry’s collection.  It is most likely the only one in North America.  Click here for more information on this 3 wheel delivery trike and some history on the AC Car Company. 

 

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 have the Flying Platform prototype aircraft.  This was developed by Charles Zimmerman. The aircraft was controlled by an individual’s “kinesthetic control,” giving the pilot the ability to stand upright and steer by leaning toward the direction of intended motion. The concept was designed with military applications in mind. Operated by an individual soldier, the platform was designed to be used for easier travel over rough terrain, assisting in reconnaissance, or spotting land mines.  Zimmerman was known to think “out-of-the-box” and this was just one of his unique designs.  Unfortunately, the concept could not compete VTOL aircraft, and the idea was discarded. 

 

And for the automotive readers, here is the 1969 Vega Pickup Prototype.  Any of our subscribers “Vega lovers”?  This is one cool pickup.

Nautical NotesThis month we’re introducing a new section in our newsletter.  Harry grew up on the Chesapeake Bay often spending the entire day on the water with his grandfather.  Harry learned to sail large sailboats in the early 1970s.  Seaplanes are a way to combine your love for flying and your love for the water.  Harry & Pat are both commercial seaplane pilots.

This month we are highlighting a vehicle that is part boat and part airplane.  While they have been around a while, there is a new “term” to describe them.  They’re called a WIG craft.  It’s basically a boat that cruises just above the water.

Animals in the headlines:  This month he have a poem dedicated to Harry’s neighbor who’s dog Twix passed away recently.

From time to time, people tell me, “lighten up, it’s just a dog,” or, “that’s a lot of money for just a dog.” They don’t understand the distance traveled, the time spent, or the costs involved for “just a dog.”

Some of my proudest moments have come about with “just a dog.” Many hours have passed and my only company was “just a dog,” but I did not once feel slighted.

Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by “just a dog,” and in those days of darkness, the gentle touch of “just a dog” gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day.

If you, too, think it’s “just a dog,” then you will probably understand phases like “just a friend,” “just a sunrise,” or “just a promise.” “Just a dog” brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust, and pure unbridled joy. “Just a dog” brings out the compassion and patience that make me a better person.

Because of “just a dog” I will rise early, take long walks and look longingly to the future. So for me and folks like me, it’s not “just a dog” but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future, the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment.

“Just a dog” brings out what’s good in me and diverts my thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day.

I hope that someday they can understand that it’s not “just a dog” but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being “just a human.”

So the next time you hear the phrase “just a dog.” just smile, because they “just don’t understand.”

 

Visit Jett’s page on the Flymall for more poems regarding man’s best friend.

We close this newsletter with these words: Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.

We’ll see you in 2021!!!

Flymall November 2020 Wheels & Wings Newsletter

Written on November 28, 2020 at 12:26 pm, by hkraemer

Welcome to our November 2020 Wheels and Wings newsletter. Click here to view and search past newsletters.

The Kraemer annual Thanksgiving dinner was small this year due to the virus. However, everyone had a good time with lots of fine food and conversation. Click here for pictures from the dinner which was outside this year due to the very warm temperatures.

This month: road engine patent, Cadillac V16 concept car, Chevrolet Astro II XP-880, largest piston aircraft engine, 2020 hurricane season, checkride successes, air show news, wingless aircraft, vintage bicycles, and 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:  Tuesday 5th November 1895, 125 years ago Inventor George B. Selden received US Patent No. 549,160 for his “road engine” (gasoline-powered automobile), granting him the monopoly on the concept of combining an internal combustion engine with a carriage. Although he never became an auto manufacturer himself, every other automaker would have to pay Selden and his licensing company a significant percentage of their profits for the right to construct a motorcar, even though their automobiles rarely resembled Selden’s designs. In 1903, the Ford Motor Company, which refused to pay royalties to Selden’s licensing company, was sued for infringement on the patent. Thus began one of the most celebrated litigation cases in history, ending in 1909 when a New York court upheld the validity of Selden’s patent. Henry Ford appealed the decision, and in 1911, the New York Court of Appeals again ruled in favour of Selden’s patent, but with a twist: the patent was held to be restricted to the outdated construction it described. In 1911, every major automaker produced vehicles that were significantly different from that described in Selden’s patent, and major manufacturers like the Ford never paid Selden another penny.

Since the bicycle patent is 154 years old this month, we have some interesting bicycle history.  November 20th , marks the 154th anniversary of the first bicycle patent in the world US 59,915 granted to French import, Pierre Lallement .

Meet Mile a Minute Murphy.  He actually pedaled a bicycle at 60 miles per hour. He did this remarkable feat in 1899.  

Below we have a picture of the Upright Bicycle, made by Herbert Torrey of Boston, Mass.  Made in 1896, this bicycle was designed to have the rider sitting in an upright position.  Its not clear how many were made, there is one know example in a Maryland collection.

 

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.

Tal passed his commercial pilot checkride the day after Thanksgiving. Everything was at the last minute. His knowledge test expired in 3 days and he was the last plane to land before they closed the airport for VIP movement. He did his power off 180 and landed on the mark and the airport was closed.  Perfect ending for a checkride! 

 

Aviation/Aviators in the news: 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.

Here is a unique aircraft, the Horton Wingless aircraft.  Designed by William Horton.  Horton did not have the money to develop the aircraft so he teamed up with Howard Hughes which turned out to be the wrong decision.  Horton and Hughes ended up in a lawsuit which ended the relationship and the wingless aircraft.

Car/Motorcycle Show News:  Think your “big block” is big??? What is the largest US made piston aircraft engine?  The Lycoming XR-7755 is the largest piston aircraft engine ever built in the US. The 36-cylinder, single overhead cam, water-cooled behemoth displaced 7756 cubic inches and made 5,000 horsepower.

 
 

Martinsburg West Virginia is not usually know as a town that produced automobiles like Detroit is.  However there was an automobile produced in Martinsburg, the Norwalk.  Here is a 1914 Norwalk automobile.  And the only remaining example has found its way back to West Virginia.  It is located at the Rural Heritage Museum

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.  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: 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:  November 15 brought a fast moving cold front through the Northeast with wind gusts near 50 MPH.

 

Speaking of storms, the 2020 hurricane season is one for the record books.

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

Click here to view the museum’s collection of vintage and rare three wheelers and other rare bicycles, motorcycles, and engines.

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 have the 1963 Cadillac V12 concept car along with some other very cool GM concepts.  As part of the General Motors V-Future program, Cadillac had an overhead cam V-12 slated for production in the late 1960s. The program led to a fiberglass mockup of a V-12 powered Eldorado coupe that remained hidden from public view until an article appeared in Special Interest Autos in 1984.

Cadillac offered a V16 in 1930 and it was available up to 1940.  This was the first V16 powered car in the United States. In 2003, they created another concept car called the Sixteen.  This used a 13.6 litre V-16 engine that developed 1,000 bhp.  Pictured below is the 1963 V12 concept car.

 

We have another GM concept car for this month.  Unveiled at the 1968 New York Auto Show, the Astro II XP-880 features a liquid-cooled 390hp MK IV big block V8 mid engine.  Reports state that this was basically a research test bed for the mid engine Corvette.

 

The Cadillac XP-74 Cyclone, 1959.. Before computers, there was imagination, slide rules and hand-craftsmanship that turned out beauties like this.  All done by hand!

 

Animals in the headlines:  This month we have a video of two women that ended up in a humpback whale’s mouth. 

 

We close this newsletter with these words: Stay close to anything that makes you feel glad you are alive. 

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

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