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Commercial Pilot ASEL Flight Profile

Saturday, February 29th, 2020

Flight Profile:

Transponder code & frequency for departure ____________________

Transponder code & frequency for returning ____________________

Preflight Assessment
Flight Deck Management
Engine Starting
Before Takeoff Check
Communications, Light Signals, and Runway Lighting Systems
Traffic Patterns
Normal Takeoff and Climb
Start off on assigned cross country towards 2 or 3 checkpoints
Pilotage and Dead Reckoning
Navigation Systems and Radar Services
Diversion – Trigger Event – divert to an alternate I pick via pilotage/Dead Reckoning plus ATC
Normal Approach and Landing
Soft-Field Takeoff and Climb
Soft-Field Approach and Landing
Short-Field Takeoff and Maximum Performance Climb
Short-Field Approach and Landing
Power-Off 180° Accuracy Approach and Landing
Go-Around/Rejected Landing
Leave from alternate towards practice area for other maneuvers
DPE will select Steep Turns or Steep Spiral
DPE will select Chandelles or Lazy Eights
Eights On Plyons
Slow Flight
Power-Off Stalls (entering a power off stall from slow flight is not correct, this is a failure item)
Power-On Stalls
Accelerated Stalls
Spin Awareness
Systems and Equipment Malfunctions
Magnetic compass turns
Emergency Descent
Emergency Approach and Landing
Lost Procedures towards home base airport
After Landing, Parking and Securing

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Flymall February Wheels & Wings Newsletter

Saturday, February 29th, 2020

Welcome to our February 2020 Wheels & Wings newsletter. Lot’s going on this month including Katherine Johnson , Annabelle Fera, Glenn Curtiss Museum, a rocket motorcycle, and more. Did you know that a Cessna 150 is faster than a jet, see below!!! Click here for our February 2020 newsletter. Click here to view and search past newsletters.

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

Sadly this month we lost two iconic/legendary aviatrix.

Annabelle Fera passed away earlier in February. She was a Designated Pilot Examiner in the Baltimore/Washington area for 35 years. She gave over 9,000 checkrides. Know by everyone simply as Annabelle. You have to be fairly famous and/or popular to be well know by just your first name, and like Elvis and Madonna, she was simply Annabelle. Click here for a past newsletter post Harry did when he had the honor of accepting an award on her behalf.

Katherine Johnson passed away – A mathematician. She calculated the trajectory for the May 5, 1961 space flight of Alan Shepard. Click here to view a past newsletter that Harry did with a small write-up on her.

Earlier in February, Harry and a friend visited the Glenn Curtiss Aviation Museum for their Wintercycle Therapy 2020.  Click here for pictures and more information regarding the event.

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.  The Flymall gets nearly 10,000 unique visit each month.  Get noticed by advertising on the Flymall.

History Trivia:  Did you know that  between 1478 & 1480 Leonardo da Vinci draws plans for a self powered automobile that is powered by clockwork.  This is most likely the earliest 3 wheeler.

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.  

February 25th was George Harrison’s birthday.  Happy birthday George.

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.  Follow Kraemer Aviation / Harry Kraemer on Facebook for the latest updates on his applicants progress on checkrides.

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 something to think about until next month.  It should be plane to sea that this is true.

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.  Want to know where the Flymall Team will be next?  Visit our appearance calendar here.

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

Here is a cool find: In 1928 Fritz Von Opel decided the world needed a Rocket Motorcycle. It used a 500cc engine to achieve 75 mph at which point the rider would depress a foot switch igniting the 6 solid fuel rocket engines……the idea was to make it to 132 mph.  Opel used it for several years for publicity. Fritz is known mostly for his work in rocket propulsion, earning him the nickname of Rocket Fritz. He was also the grandson of Adam Opel, founder of the Opel Company.

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: February 7 storm system.

During this storm, we saw surface winds at KGAI at 37 knots as reported by the AWOS.  Click on the picture for a larger view.

Kraemer Aviation’s General Manager Chrissie witnessed a telephone poll snapping during this same storm.  Here is a video from her dash cam. 

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:  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.

Animals in the headlines: Do you want to have your pet featured here?  Just send us a short write-up and a picture, we’re glad to include them.

Visit our Turtle Rescue page on the Flymall for information on the turtles in our sanctuary.  

We close this newsletter with these words:  Some words of wisdom from Sir Paul McCartney from one of his biggest hits – Take A Sad Song And Make It Better! 

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