Flymall November 2016 Newsletter

Welcome to the Flymall November 2016 Newsletter.

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



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

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




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

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



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


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


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


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

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



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

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

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


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



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