Archive for January, 2011

Car Names

Friday, January 21st, 2011

1.  A soft and gentle wind… Zephyr

2.  A type of cracker… Graham

3.  A University in Alabama… Auburn

4.  A river in New York… Hudson

5.  A French nobleman who founded and named Detroit… Cadillac

6.  A wild horse… Mustang

7.  The chief of the “Rough Riders”… Roosevelt

8.  A Spanish explorer who discovered the Mississippi… DeSoto

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Flymall Opens Several Boating Stores

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Flymall is please that we can offer our clients boating and marine supplies through one of our boating/marine online stores.


SeaEagle.com


BoatersWorld.com


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John and Martha King Arrested

Monday, January 17th, 2011

The  FAA has egg all over it’s face after a stolen aircraft database that it controls did not remove the registration number that was then re-issued. The aircraft with the re-issued number was leased to John & Martha King of the King flight school fame. When John & Martha arrived in Santa Barbara in the aircraft local authorities arrested them at gunpoint for aircraft theft!

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What’s Your Plane Worth

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

What is your plane worth? Before you Sell or Buy find out with our Aircraft Appraisal Service by Kraemer Aviation Services. Visit our site for details.

For assistance in buying or selling an aircraft click here.

Buying or Selling an Aircraft

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Whether you are buying or selling an aircraft the process can be complicated.  Flymall.org offers numerous resources for the aircraft buyer/seller.

Sales forms, sample purchase/sales agreements, instructions for FAA forms

Links to type specific clubs and organizations

We can also offer our appraisal services

If you plan to leaseback your aircraft check out Flymall’s Leaseback Calculator

For additional information:

For title searches Flymall recommends the Federal Aviation Title Company

Here is the link to the FAA’s N number inquiry site

Here is the link to order the FAA records CD for an aircraft.  This CD includes 337s, Bill of Sale history, and more.

For export services Flymall recommends GUT Works LLC

The first U.S. woman to qualify as an aviator

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

August 2011 will be the 100th Anniversary of the first U.S. woman to qualify as an aviator. Ms. Harriet Quimby was her name, and she was a photojournalist from San Francisco, California. After being assigned by a weekly journal to cover the Belmont Park (New York) International Aviation Tournament for a feature story, like many of us today, Harriet immediately became smitten by aviation, and soon started taking flying lessons.

Click here for the full story

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Chevy Camaro and its many faces

Friday, January 7th, 2011

From my early teens when I first started looking at cars as something I may drive and own one day, the Camaro caught my eye.  It was the only car that I wanted at the time.  So I saved up my money and when I turned 16 my father helped me purchase a 1972 Camaro.  I read book after book on the Camaro and knew its history inside and out.  Today my interests have turned to British and European cars and motorcycles but I have always had an eye for the Camaro.

You can trace the Camaro’s roots back to the early 1960s and the Corvair.  GM developed the Corvair to compete with the import market which was out selling US cars.  Soon after the introduction of the Corvair it was decided that the Corvair needed some dressing up.  The outcome was the Monza.  The Corvair Monza was a big success.  It also caught the attention of Lee Iacocca at Ford and a few years later the Mustang was on the market.  And we all know how well the Mustang did.  So GM had to come back with something – the answer was the Camaro.  Over the years the Camaro wore many diferent faces that most do not know about.  In this newsletter I will introduce some of the not so well known Camaros.

Here are some concept drawings from 1964 with a fastback roofline.

And how about going to the Home Depot in your Camaro pickup?

Here are a few John DeLorean inspired concepts.

These were drawn in May of 1969.

Say it ain’t so, a Camaro station wagon.  The Camaro may have been the family station wagon.

Here are some other drawings and concepts.

You can see some Corvette in some of these pictures as well as the Buick Reatta.

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America Opens First Spaceport

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

The next chapter in space transportation is being written right now in the State of New Mexico. Forward-thinking pioneers are developing both vertical and horizontal launch vehicles using the power of free-market enterprise. 

As the world’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport, Spaceport America is designed with the needs of the commercial space business in mind. Unique geographic benefits, striking iconic design, and the tradition of New Mexico space leadership are coming together to create a new way to travel into space.

When it comes to outer space, New Mexico is bringing it down to earth!

For more details click here

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Today in Aviation History
September 22, 1950: First non-stop flight of Atlantic made by jet aircraft