Archive for December, 2019

Kraemer Aviation / December 2019 Newsletter

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

With Christmas just a week away, here is Harry’s collection of T’was The Night Before Christmas.

Want to find something we wrote about in the past? Our newsletter section is searchable. Just use the search box to the right of this post.

While on the topic of Christmas, Pat & Harry had breakfast with Santa at the Laytonsville Volunteer Fire Department.  As always, good food, good company, and cool fire trucks to look at.  Click here for more pictures from breakfast with Santa.  

Want to know where the Kraemer Aviation team will be next?  Visit our appearance and class schedule by clicking here.


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

Here’s what living at an airport is like!

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

History Trivia: December 7 1888:  John Boyd Dunlop, a Scottish inventor, was issued a patent for his pneumatic tyre. In 1887, when his 9-year-old son had complained of the rough ride he experienced on his tricycle over the cobbled streets of Belfast, Dunlop had devised and fitted rubber air tubes held on to a wooden ring by tacking a linen-covering fixed around the wheels. Due to the major improvement in riding comfort, Dunlop continued development until he patented the idea. He sold his rights to the pneumatic tyres to a company he formed with the president of the Irish Cyclists’ Association, Harvey Du Cros, for a small cash sum and a small shareholding in their pneumatic tyre business. Dunlop withdrew in 1896. The company that bore his name, Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre Company, was not incorporated until later using the name well-known to the public but it was Du Cros’s creation

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.

Here is another historic Porsche for this month in history trivia. This is a Lohner Automobile by Wilhelm Lohner, 1989.  During the 1900 Semmering hillclimb, the hybrid petrol-electric Lohner-Porsche racing car was driven by Ferdinand Porsche. It performed very well in practice, but during the race a front-wheel pneumatic run away, forcing him to withdraw.

Another resource had this to say about this car: The Lohner Porsche is a car by (founding father) Ferdinand Porsche for the Lohner company. It had batteries and two engines mounted in the rims of the front wheels. Thus tackeling the problem of stressed driveshafts on front wheel driven cars.

Technically the Lohner/Porsche is a motorwheel vehicle.  The Three Wheel Association has one in the collection, a Briggs & Stratton Midget Mobile.


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.

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

Two wrongs don’t make a right. But two Wrights made an airplane. December 17 1903.

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: 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.

Visit Harry’s Classic Car Cruise In page for information on local cruise in events and local shows.

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

Enjoy this 1966 Toyota 2000, not a barn find, but a Facebook find!

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 share a review or write your own review.

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.

Follow Harry on Facebook for daily updates on his checkrides, flight training, and other activities.

Weather in the news:  For a pilot, there is no such thing as “no weather”.  Here is an account of how a student pilot handled some difficult weather on a cross country from KGAI to KLNS.  Click here for the story told in the student’s own words.

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.

Here is a “vehicle” that crosses over to numerous of Harry’s interest: flying car, 3 wheel vehicle, vintage aircraft, and prototype vehicles. The Piasecki VZ-8 Airgeep was a prototype vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft developed by Piasecki Aircraft. It had 2 ducted rotors powered by Lycoming O-360 engines. There are 2 models in Harry’s collection, one is the green one assembled and the other is a vintage model still in the box. Harry has been collecting flying car models since the early 1960s.

Prototypes: The Blohm und Voss Bv P.111 was a German trimotor asymmetrical flying boat design from 1937. Designed by Dr. Richard Vogt, it was developed along side the Bv 138 trimotor flying boat. Both designs were presented to the RLM and the Bv 138 was chosen. The P.111 project was then cancelled with no prototypes built.

Animals in the headlines:  Visit Jett’s page on the Flymall for interesting dog stories and other pet related information.

We close this newsletter with these words from a John Lennon song:

There are places I’ll remember
All my life, though some have changed
Some forever, not for better
Some have gone, and some remain
All these places had their moments
With lovers and friends, I still can recall
Some are dead, and some are living
In my life, I’ve loved them all

Private Pilot Endorsements Required For Test

Saturday, December 14th, 2019


A.1 Prerequisites for practical test: Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 61, § 61.39(a)(6)(i) and (ii).
I certify that [First name, MI, Last name] has received and logged training time within 2 calendar-months preceding the month of application in preparation for the practical test and [he or she] is prepared for the required practical test for the issuance of [applicable] certificate.

A.2 Review of deficiencies identified on airman knowledge test: § 61.39(a)(6)(iii), as required.
I certify that [First name, MI, Last name] has demonstrated satisfactory knowledge of the subject areas in which [he or she] was deficient on the [applicable] airman knowledge test.

A.32 Aeronautical knowledge test: §§ 61.35(a)(1), 61.103(d), and 61.105.
I certify that [First name, MI, Last name] has received the required training in accordance with § 61.105. I have determined [he or she] is prepared for the [name of] knowledge test.

A.33 Flight proficiency/practical test: §§ 61.103(f), 61.107(b), and 61.109. The endorsement for a practical test is required in addition to the § 61.39 endorsements provided in paragraphs A.1 and A.2.
I certify that [First name, MI, Last name] has received the required training in accordance with §§ 61.107 and 61.109. I have determined [he or she] is prepared for the [name of] practical test.

§ 61.107 Flight proficiency.

(a) General. A person who applies for a private pilot certificate must receive and log ground and flight training from an authorized instructor on the areas of operation of this section that apply to the aircraft category and class rating sought.

Flight Instructor Plan Of Action

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Areas of Operation:
I. Fundamentals of Instructing
Task A: Human Behavior and Effective Communication

Task B: The Learning Process

Task C: The Teaching Process

Task D: Assessment and Critique

Task E: Instructor Responsibilities and Professionalism

Task F: Techniques of Flight Instruction

Task G: Risk Management

II. Technical Subject Areas
Task A: Aeromedical Factors

Task B: Runway Incursion Avoidance

Task C: Visual Scanning and Collision Avoidance

Task D: Principles of Flight

Task E: Airplane Flight Controls

Task F: Airplane Weight and Balance

Task G: Navigation and Flight Planning

Task H: Night Operations

Task I: High Altitude Operations

Task J: 14 CFR and Publications

Task K: National Airspace System

Task L: Navigation Systems and Radar Services

Task M: Logbook Entries and Certificate Endorsements

III. Preflight Preparation
Task A: Certificates and Documents

Task B: Weather Information

Task C: Operation of Systems

Task D: Performance and Limitations

Task E: Airworthiness Requirements

IV. Preflight Lesson on a Maneuver to be Performed in Flight
Task A: Maneuver Lesson

V. Preflight Procedures
Task A: Preflight Inspection (ASEL and ASES)

Task B: Cockpit Management (ASEL and ASES)

45 Task C: Engine Starting (ASEL and ASES)

Task D: Taxiing—Landplane (ASEL)

Task G: Before Takeoff Check (ASEL and ASES)

VI. Airport and Seaplane Base Operations
Task A: Radio Communications and ATC Light Signals (ASEL and ASES)

Task B: Traffic Patterns (ASEL and ASES)

Task C: Airport/Seaplane Base, Runway and Taxiway Signs, Markings, and Lighting (ASEL and ASES)

VII. Takeoffs, Landings, and Go-Arounds
Task A: Normal and Crosswind Takeoff and Climb (ASEL and ASES)

Task B: Short-Field (Confined Area ASES) Takeoff and Maximum Performance Climb (ASEL and ASES)

Task C: Soft-Field Takeoff and Climb (ASEL)

Task F: Normal and Crosswind Approach and Landing (ASEL and ASES)

Task G: Slip to a Landing (ASEL and ASES)

Task H: Go-Around/Rejected Landing (ASEL and ASES)

Task I: Short-Field Approach and Landing (ASEL and ASES)

Task J: Soft-Field Approach and Landing (ASEL)

Task K: Power-Off 180° Accuracy Approach and Landing (ASEL)

VIII. Fundamentals of Flight
Task A: Straight-and-Level Flight (ASEL and ASES)

Task B: Level Turns (ASEL and ASES)

Task C: Straight Climbs and Climbing Turns (ASEL AND ASES)

Task D: Straight Descents and Descending Turns (ASEL and ASES)

IX. Performance Maneuvers
Task A: Steep Turns (ASEL and ASES)

Task B: Steep Spirals (ASEL and ASES)

Task C: Chandelles (ASEL and ASES)

Task D: Lazy Eights (ASEL and ASES)

X. Ground Reference Maneuvers
Task A: Rectangular Course (ASEL and ASES)

Task B: S-Turns across a Road (ASEL and ASES)

Task C: Turns Around a Point (ASEL and ASES)

Task D: Eights on Pylons (ASEL and ASES)

XI. Slow Flight, Stalls, and Spins
Task A: Maneuvering During Slow Flight (ASEL and ASES)

Task B: Power-On Stalls (Proficiency) (ASEL and ASES)

Task C: Power-Off Stalls (Proficiency) (ASEL and ASES)

Task D: Cross-controlled Stalls (Demonstration) (ASEL and ASES)

Task E: Elevator Trim Stalls (Demonstration) (ASEL and ASES)

Task F: Secondary Stalls (Demonstration) (ASEL and ASES)

Task G: Spins (ASEL)

Task H: Accelerated Maneuver Stalls (Demonstration) (ASEL and ASES)

XII. Basic Instrument Maneuvers
Task A: Straight-and-Level Flight (ASEL and ASES)

Task B: Constant Airspeed Climbs (ASEL and ASES)

Task C: Constant Airspeed Descents (ASEL and ASES)

Task D: Turns to Headings (ASEL and ASES)

Task E: Recovery from Unusual Flight Attitudes (ASEL and ASES)

XIII. Emergency Operations
Task A: Emergency Approach and Landing (Simulated) (ASEL and ASES)

Task B: Systems and Equipment Malfunctions (ASEL and ASES)

Task C: Emergency Equipment and Survival Gear (ASEL and ASES)

Task D: Emergency Descent (ASEL and ASES)

XIV. Postflight Procedures
Task A: Postflight Procedures (ASEL and ASES)


Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Kraemer Aviation Services, LLC

Aircraft type desired: ________________________

1. Buyer’s Agent Client is interested in the purchase of a __________ aircraft and desires to hire Kraemer Aviation Services, LLC (Harry Kraemer) as its exclusive “buyer’s agent” with regard to the purchase of said aircraft.

2. Services Rendered Kraemer Aviation Services, LLC (Harry Kraemer) shall use their experience and expertise to provide the client with the following assistance, guidance, and consultation. All pictures, specifications, comparisons, offers, agreements and other work will be available to client.

• For a onetime fee of $_____ USD Kraemer Aviation Services, LLC (Harry Kraemer) will complete an online appraisal/evaluation for an unlimited number of aircraft for a period of 90 days from the date this agreement is signed.
• This service includes advising client on an “offer” price and reviewing purchase agreements. Multiple resources will be used to determine an offer price.
• The online appraisal/evaluation will include a search of the NTSB database.

3. Commission Client agrees to pay Kraemer Aviation Services, LLC (Harry Kraemer) $________ USD for professional consultative services rendered. In addition any related travel expenses will be paid by the purchaser.

Private Pilot Aeronautical Experience

Sunday, December 1st, 2019

For an airplane single-engine rating. A person who applies for a private pilot certificate with an airplane category and single-engine class rating must log at least 40 hours of flight time that includes at least 20 hours of flight training from an authorized instructor and 10 hours of solo flight training.

The training (dual with a flight instructor) must include at least –

3 hours of cross-country flight training in a single-engine airplane;

3 hours of night flight training in a single-engine airplane that includes –

(i) One cross-country flight of over 100 nautical miles total distance; and

(ii) 10 takeoffs and 10 landings to a full stop (with each landing involving a flight in the traffic pattern) at an airport.

3 hours of flight training in a single-engine airplane on the control and maneuvering of an airplane solely by reference to instruments, including straight and level flight, constant airspeed climbs and descents, turns to a heading, recovery from unusual flight attitudes, radio communications, and the use of navigation systems/facilities and radar services appropriate to instrument flight;

3 hours of flight training with an authorized instructor in a single-engine airplane in preparation for the practical test, which must have been performed within the preceding 2 calendar months from the month of the test; and

10 hours of solo flight time in a single-engine airplane, consisting of at least

5 hours of solo cross-country time;

One solo cross country flight of 150 nautical miles total distance, with full-stop landings at three points, and one segment of the flight consisting of a straight-line distance of more than 50 nautical miles between the takeoff and landing locations; and

3 takeoffs and three landings to a full stop (with each landing involving a flight in the traffic pattern) at an airport with an operating control tower.

Today in Aviation History
April 5, 1955: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines place an order for 10 Douglas DC-7C piston engine airliners for its long range air routes at a cost of $31.5 million.