Archive for March, 2015

Flymall March 2015 Newsletter

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Welcome to the Kraemer Aviation/Flymall March 2015 newsletter.

 

We have seen an increase in activity in aviation real estate or aviation homes.  Basically an increase in demand. We have more and more clients that are looking to move to a residential airport.  With that in mind we are looking for someone with real estate experience to help us grow our real estate department.  Once we hire someone we plan to expand into marina homes as well.

 

There are two properties (airport homes) on Maryland’s eastern shore that have contacted us regarding listing their properties for sale.  When/if we do get to list these properties they will be posted in the real estate section of the Flymall. – http://flymall.org/  

 

Spring has sprung in the Mid-Atlantic region.  With that means air shows, airport open house events, and car shows.  With that in mind here is a newsletter I posted on music videos for gear heads – http://flymall.org/blog/?p=293.

 

Here is another one of interest for the car guys/gals. Detroit’s first V8 – http://flymall.org/blog/?p=1123.

 

What are old non airworthy aircraft used for?  Here is one that was made into a restaurant – http://flymall.org/blog/?p=1138. 

 

 

Many of our clients are finding our market watch http://flymall.org/market-watch/ section very useful.  This is a searchable database of sale prices, asking prices, etc.  You can search the database by any combination of make, model, and year.  We also track offer verses sale prices in the data base. See http://flymall.org/market-watch/?filters%5Bmake%5D=Offer+vs+sale+price&filters%5Bmodel%5D=&filters%5Byear%5D=.

 

 

Our events calendar has hundreds of events and over 25 categories.  Many events support different charities and you can now search our events calendar for your favorite charity like “alzheimer’s” or “friends fur life” to find an event.  See http://flymall.org/events/.

 

Model aircraft news.  The guy that flew an RC or model aircraft across the Atlantic died a few years ago.  I had the pleasure of meeting him years ago. Maynard Hill, a designer of model airplanes who secured a spot in aviation history in 2003 when one of his creations flew 1,882 miles across the Atlantic Ocean on less than a gallon of fuel, died June 7 of prostate cancer at his home in Silver Spring. He was 85.  For the story see http://flymall.org/blog/?p=1144.

 

For the motorcycle collectors we will be posting the results from the EJ Cole auction in our market watch. You can search them by make and model or under “make” select E.J. Cole Collection” and click on search to see all of his auction results.  See http://flymall.org/market-watch/?filters%5Bmake%5D=E.J.+Cole+Collection&filters%5Bmodel%5D=&filters%5Byear%5D=.

 

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Grace Spitfire

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

 

The world’s only female Spitfire pilot.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1365433/One-magnificent-woman-Spitfire-love-affair.html

http://www.ml407.co.uk/

 

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Model Airplane History Maker Dies

Sunday, March 15th, 2015

Maynard Hill:

Maynard Hill, a designer of model airplanes who secured a spot in aviation history in 2003 when one of his creations flew 1,882 miles across the Atlantic Ocean on less than a gallon of fuel, died June 7 of prostate cancer at his home in Silver Spring. He was 85.

See link below for full story:

http://flymall.org/docs/MaynardHill/MaynardHill.pdf

 

 

Maynard Hill – model aircraft maker, model airplane maker, Atlantic Ocean

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Super Constellation Restaurant (Connie)

Friday, March 6th, 2015

 

Here is a place that my dad took me when I was just a young boy back in the 1960’s.

Jim Flannery’s Constellation Lounge on US Route 1 in Penndel, Pennsylvania. Jim bought the Super Connie, N1005C (c/n 4557), from Capitol Airways in August 1967 and had it dismantled and trucked from Wilmington, Delaware to its new home above his restaurant. Its passenger interior was removed and converted into a cocktail lounge, complete with thick pile carpeting on the walls, a parquet wood dance floor and a functioning wet bar.  Capitol Airways colors.

This Super Connie was one of a few L1049E’s manufactured and had flown for many airlines prior to becoming a cocktail lounge. She was originally ordered by the Norwegian airline, Braathens SAFE, but never delivered. She was instead delivered to Cubana who operated her for a few years in the mid-1950’s. From 1956 to 1964 she was owned by Seaboard World Airlines who leased her to a number of airlines including BOAC, Eastern Airlines, Irish Airlines and Intercontinental US. She was leased to Capitol Airways in 1965, sold to them in 1966 but by mid-1967 had been withdrawn from service and stored at Newcastle Airport in Wilmington, Delaware.

  • Final registration – N1005C
  • Originally ordered by Braathens SAFE but ordered cancelled
  • Delivered to Cubana Airlines November 1954 as L1049E CU-P573
  • To International Aviation who sold it to Seaboard & Western Airlines March 1956 as N1005C “Geneva Airtrader”
  • Leased to BOAC April 1 to April 30, 1956
  • Leased to Eastern Airlines January to June 1957
  • Leased to Aerlinte Eireann (Irish Airlines) May 1958 to December 22, 1960 as “St Brigid/Brighid”
  • To Canadair as trade-in for CL-44’s in 1962 and immediately leased back
  • Sub-leased to Intercontinental US Inc by June 1962 and reportedly damaged in the Congo December 30, 1962
  • Painted in Trans State Airlines color scheme at Idlewild Airport, NY October 1963 for intrastate scheduled service
  • Permission for service denied and aircraft stored at Idlewild until returned to Seaboard January 1964
  • Leased to Capitol Airways June 1, 1965 and sold to them March 1, 1966
  • Retired by Capitol and stored at Wilmington, DE by mid-1967
  • To Jim Flannery August 20, 1967 for use as a cocktail lounge at his restaurant in Penndel, PA
  • Disassembled and transported by road to Penndel
  • Positioned atop “Jim Flannery’s Restaurant” by August 1968 in Capitol color scheme
  • “Spirit of 76” insignia added in 1976
  • Became “Amelia’s Restaurant” in November 1981 and closed in 1986
  • Became “The Airplane Family Restaurant and Diner” in 1992
  • Amoco Oil bought the site in 1996 and removed the aircraft from atop the restaurant on July 9, 1997 for storage
  • Amoco donated aircraft to the Air Mobility Command (AMC) Museum at Dover AFB and it was moved by road to Dover AFB on October 25, 1997
  • Aircraft stored disassembled at the museum until July 2003 when it was reassembled
  • Restoration for display at the museum as a C-121C representation began August 2003
  • Cleaning and painting in C-121C colors began April 2007 after which aircraft to be put on display
  • Painting completed early July 2007 with false USAF serial “40315”.
  • Interior restoration completed by 2008 and aircraft on display
  • Long radar nose fabricated by museum volunteers and USAF Reserve personnel and installed summer 2012

 

http://www.hemmings.com/hmn/stories/2007/09/01/hmn_feature18.html

 

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