Flymall Wheels & Wings March 2020 Newsletter

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

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The Kraemer Aviation team was scheduled to attend their annual FAASTeam training at the College park Airport, however the event was canceled due to the Coronavirus outbreak. As we’re writing this month’s newsletter, we learned that Sun N Sun in Lakeland Florida was postponed, also due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Harry also had his annual DPE training postponed. Click here for some pictures from inside some of the local stores during this outbreak.

On March 23 2020 the governor of Maryland closed all nonessential businesses in Maryland. A lot of questions regarding this closure. Many questions came up regarding flight schools – Can they stay open during this mandatory closure ruling. As it turns out, flight schools are considered essential because they are part of the Transportation Sector. Click here for the Transportation Sector overview. Click here for a list of businesses that the governor says can remain open.

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

We opened the pool March 12 2020 at Kraemer Aviation headquarters.  Jett was on hand to supervise.

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.  Our website is getting just under 10,000 views/hits per month – advertise on the Flymall and get noticed.

History Trivia:  Shivkar Bāpuji Talpade, recognize this name.  Historians say that he built and flew an unmanned airplane in 1895.  This is well before the Wright Brothers.  

 

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: Bravo Flight Training is expanding.  They now have a location at the Winchester Regional Airport.

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.

Jonathan, an applicant that Harry tested for his Private Pilot Certificate is continuing his education.  He wanted some Class B Airspace experience so Harry planned a flight with him to KBWI with a touch and go landing. He is doing great.  Here is a picture showing him flying the plane while turning short final for 33R at KBWI.

Aviation/Aviators in the newsHarry, Katherine,  and Brenda of Bravo Flight Training did a tour at the Montgomery County Airpark for a group of home schooled kids.  Click here for more pictures from the tour.  The group learned about flying an aircraft, aviation jobs, and more.  Each one had a chance to fly the flight simulator at Bravo Flight Training.

 

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

Let’s all learn from the mistakes of the crew of this TBM.  The crew of a TBM while on a charter flight, tried to go around another aircraft on a taxiway at KGAI.  The taxiway is only made for one aircraft.  The slide below sums up the incident.  The crew made a number of mistakes before becoming stuck.  And just like an accident, there was a chain of events leading up to the incident.  Remove any link is this chain of events and this would not have happened.  Click here for pictures.  Click on image below for a larger view.

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.

Our appraisal business has been on the rise.  Here are a couple of business jets we appraised this month.  All of our appraisal data is entered into our Market Watch section of the Flymall.  Want to help build the Market Watch database, you can?  Our Market Watch section allows you to enter your own price data for us to review and enter into the database.

A 1967 Falcon 20

A Westwind

Car/Motorcycle Show NewsRockAuto.com has donated 15 $25 gift certificates for my Laytonsville Cruise In award nights this year. Harry has been doing this Friday night event every Friday for the past 11 years.

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.  There you can view sample appraisals, download forms, and more.

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.  If you’re looking for parts for a certain make, just use the search box in the upper right corner of our pages and search for that make (like “Mazda”).

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 NotesVisit 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:  On March 2 there was an outbreak of tornadoes in the south.  Here are some pictures and a video showing the damage to an airport in Nashville Tennessee. 

 

Click here for a video of the Nashville tornado aftermath at an airport.

 

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

Here is a very rare three wheeler for this month. A Heathfield Slingshot (one of two made)

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

PrototypesThis month we have the Hiller Aerial Sedan.  Seen in a 1957 Popular Science magazine and was supposed to be the future of transportation.

Visit Harry’s Flying Car page on the Flymall for more information on flying cars.

 

And here is a wood fire powered motorcycle.

Click here for a past newsletter where we did a write up on wood fire powered cars.

 

Animals in the headlines: Here is little “GAI” my common snapping turtle. He was found by a dog in a hangar at KGAI. The maintenance shop that operated the hangar is GAI Aircraft Services, that is why he is just known as little GAI. He is about 8 years old. When found he was the size of a quarter. He has his own pond in my turtle sanctuary. His pond is all clean and fresh for the season.

 

We close this newsletter with this line from a Beatles song:  The Word is Love!

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