Flymall Wheels & Wings May Newsletter

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

This month: A wheel from the 1600s, Crossing the English Channel on a Vespa, Cessna helicopter, Ford GT40 bubble, multi-engine car, and more.

To view our current newsletter click here. You can view past newsletters here.

Kraemer Aviation hosted it’s annual Memorial Day cookout, much smaller this year due to the Coronavirus. Click here for pictures from the event. Once the guest arrive, Harry gets very busy. So not too many pictures of the guest.

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

While on the topic of living at an airport, what does a Piper Cub, a T-6, Taylorcraft L-2, KR-34, Beechcraft Staggerwing, a Monocoupe, Model A Fords, and more have in common?  They can all be found at a unique little airport in the Northwest of the United States at 7S5 Independence AirparkClick here to read about this very cool little airport where you live with your plane. 

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.

History Trivia:  Have you heard of Georges Monneret, the famous Vespa dealer, crossed the English Channel in 1952.  Georges built an amphibious Vespa and crossed the English Channel on it

Who are the Night Witches or the Soviet 588th Night Bomber Regiment.  This was remarkable group of Soviet women pilots that were only in their teens to early twenties.  They flew over 23,000 sorties dropping bombs on the Germans during WWII.  

Read about the history of the E6B flight computer using Harry’s collection of vintage E6Bs

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 RecognitionWhat do we have here?  Two doctors going flying?  Nope!  Just the new normal for checkrides with Harry.  Yaniv passed his commercial checkride on April 17 2020.

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 newsDid you know that Cessna made a helicopter? Meet the Cessna CH-1 Skyhook

 

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

With the Coronavirus, the $100 hamburger is a little different.  You have to bring your own chairs and sit plane-side.  Here is Pat, Pat, and Linda out for a $100 hamburger.

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Between December 1958 to February 1959, a Cessna 172 stayed aloft for 64 days, 22 hours, and 19 minutes.  Yes, that is correct!  64 days! The two pilots refueled from a truck and took turns sleeping on a mattress in the plane. 

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.

This month we sort of have a guest speaker.  Here is a piece from Mark Anthony James Powell. 

Here can be contacted via Facebook. He does illustrations on request.  Contact him for pricing and more information.
 
From Mark: “In my early career as a tour guide, I met some interesting veterans of WW II, and picked up some good stories from them. One, a fellow motorcyclist, had been a pilot in the Fleet Air Arm, flying Swordfish torpedo bombers. He was once stationed on a land base in remotest Scotland. To relieve the boredom, he told me, he and a fellow flier would strap his Norton to the torpedo rack under his aircraft, take off on a “practice flight”, land at another airfield near a town with a pub, unhook the bike, ride into town, have a few pints, ride back to the aerodrome and fly home. I presume one would stick to ginger beer as designated driver. He may have been shooting a line, but it’s too good a story not to illustrate it.”
 

We may include a “guest speaker” on a monthly basis. 

Car/Motorcycle Show News Ever wondered why some of the Ford GT40 race cars have a “bubble” on the driver’s side.  It is all because of one person, a driver named Dan Gurney.  He drove a GT40 to victory in the 1967 Le Mans race.  He was 6′ 4″ and too tall to fit in the standard GT40, so his team made the bubble in the roof.  The first picture is without the bubble and the second shows the bubble.

 

Want a rugged off road vehicle but want to be friendly to the environment?  Checkout the Bollinger B2 Electric Truck. Now you can have have both.

Ever wondered about the evolution of steering on vehicles?  Checkout this short video Harry made on this topic. 

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.

Here is a short history of the grill badge.  In 1895 the first automobile club was founded in Paris France. The U.S. saw their first car club in 1902 and Great Britain it was 1905. Grill Badges soon emerged and were displayed by members to recognize fellow associates and announce their allegiance.  In the past few decades, there has been a resurgence in their popularity.

 

Have you ever seen a Mother-In-Law seat?  All of the latest safety features!

 

Barn Finds/Hangar Finds:  Jay Leno’s 1832 Steam Engine.  Made in 1832 and still runs!

 

 

 

An auction find!  A few years ago Harry was at a bicycle auction and spotted is wheel that was made in the 1600s.  Very cool piece of history.  Send us your cool finds so we can post it here.

Need an appraisal on your barn find?  Visit our Appraisal Page for information on our appraisals. 

 

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 search our Market Watch by famous collections that have sold, such as E.J. Cole Collection.  American Pickers, Jay Leno’s Garage, etc.  Beatles, Paul McCartney, etc.

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 NotesHere is an experience Harry had in the early 1990s.  Anything and everything that could go wrong, went wrong.  

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.

Harry is now doing CFI and CFII checkrides.  His first instructor checkride was an instrument instructor ride.  

Weather in the news:  We had a few large storm systems in April.  We’ve highlighted a few here.

 

April 29 storm system.  This system went down in to the Gulf of Mexico and even in to Mexico and then all the way up in to Canada.

 

Three Wheel Association (TWA) Lamborghini 1C roadable crawler. Rare by everyone’s standards.

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.  

PrototypesHere is a Catomobile”, amphibious car designed in the Soviet Union by the Demidov brothers in 1966, powered by a Ural engine.  Suitable both in the street and in the water. On the road it could reach a speed of 120 mph and on water up to 50 mph. All exterior parts were made of glass fiber. Ural motorcycle engine was used, integrated by a forced cooling system (which used a ZAZ-966 car fan). As transmission components (clutch, gearbox), frame (suspension, wheels), controls ( steering, brakes) and electrical equipment, parts of ZAZ cars, (Zaporiz ‘ kyi avtomobilebudivnyi zavod).

 

Did you know that the French car manufacturer Citroen made a multi-enigne car?  The Citroen Sahara – multi engine car.  Made specifically for use in Africa. It had one engine in the front and one engine in the rear.

Animals in the headlines:  Harry’s company Kraemer Aviation runs/operates a turtle rescue/sanctuary.  Click here to read about our turtles

 

We close this newsletter with these words:  Wake up Loving to Live …This is what matters every day.

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