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Flymall / Kraemer Aviation May 2017 Newsletter

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Welcome to our May 2017 Wheels & Wings Newsletter.  Visit Flymall.org for all of your wheels & wings needs including show info, sales, service, appraisals, and more.

The Flymall team was at the British & European Classic Motorcycle Day 2017.  We had our 1975 Lomax in the show.  The Lomax received a finalist ribbon award however it did not place in its class.  Since we have been showing the Lomax (since 2009) it has won 38 awards (18 of them first place).  Click here for Harry’s pictures and video from the show.

Here are Pat and Jett at the show with the Lomax.

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Click here for Harry’s Facebook video of an inline flathead Henderson motorcycle engine running at the show.

Pictured below is Harry and the Lomax leaving the show.

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Harry is always on the lookout for interesting pictures of aircraft and other vehicles. Here is a Facebook find.  I think this is a Beechcraft.

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Pat and several local members of the Ninety Nines attended a section meeting in Delaware on April 22 & April 23.

The weather on the flight to the meeting was IFR (see picture below).  The IFR weather required an instrument approach in to Delaware Airpark.

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Pictured below are Veronika, Pat, Debi, and Linda at the section meeting.

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They had VFR weather on the return flight to KGAI.

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Here is some historical aviation  news as well as historical Baltimore (Harry’s hometown) news.  In 1976 a guy landed a Piper Cherokee in Baltimore’s Memorial StadiumClick here for the story from the Baltimore Sun.

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One of Harry’s flight students from the early 1990s has part of the tail section of this aircraft.

Harry’s student Francesca made the front page of her school newspaper this month.  Francesca was interviewed about her flying lessons at the Washington International Flight Academy and her career choice as a military fighter pilot. Great job Francesca!  Francesca also received a scholarship from her high school. She will put the money towards her flight training.  Click here to see the article – scroll down to where it says “Latest Print Issue”.

Sometimes you see something and just have to think why???  He is an eBay find.  A Jaguar with a rear mounted GM engine.  Why???

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Here is a project that I have been working on since last fall. One of my clients had an old Hawker jet that was not airworthy. It was not worth the money to get it airworthy again. I was able to sell the engines and we donated the aircraft to the Cambridge Airport to be put on display with a picnic area around it. My company is paying for the picnic tables to be put around it. Here is the aircraft in the display area. The tables should be in place soon. The next time you are in Cambridge Maryland stop in and enjoy lunch on one of the picnic tables we donated.

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Harry was asked to have one of his vintage 3 wheelers in the Laytonsville Parade.  He decided to enter his 1940s pedicab/rickshaw (from Taiwan) in it.  Click here for Harry’s pictures from the parade. If you are interested in 3 wheel vehicles visit Harry’s Three Wheel Association page.  Information on joining the Three Wheel Association will be posted soon.

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Here is a YouTube video of Harry in the parade with the pedicab.

 

 

On Sunday June 4 we will be at The Original British Car Day with one of our 3 wheelers.

Flying is important to the Flymall team.  We fly general aviation aircraft almost every day.

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Later in June Pat Kraemer  will be flying in the Women’s Air Race Classic.  The race is a 2400 mile race across the United States.  We will be posting updates on our Facebook page as well as in our newsletter section of the Flymall.

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Want to know where the Flymall team will be next? Visit our appearance calendar by clicking here.  Want to find events (car shows, air shows, county fairs, etc) in your area?  Visit our events calendar by clicking here.  For other activities visit Harry’s Day Tripper page by clicking here.  Harry will usually have a few of his vintage three wheelers at the Laytonsville Cruise In held every Friday in Laytonsville. Click here for more info on local cruise ins.

Since Harry is known as the turtle man/expert, he is always alerted when there is a stray turtle (especially at an airport). Here is a snapping turtle walking across the ramp at KGAI.

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Harry has 5 large turtle habitats on his property where he takes in unwanted turtles. He has 16 different species from all over the world.  Pictured below is Harry with his African Sulcata tortoise.

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Harry plans to start a not-for-profit organization to help care for his turtles.  Visit Harry’s turtle page for more info.

 

We close this newsletter with a quote from Paul McCartney: And, in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make. 

This is also the last verse in the last song (The End) on the last Beatle album.

The End” is a song by the Beatles composed by Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon–McCartney) for the album Abbey Road. It was the last song recorded collectively by all four Beatles, and is the final song of the medley that constitutes the majority of side two of the album.

 

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Today in Aviation History
May 25, 1927: Lt. James A. Doolittle files the first outside loop in a Curtiss P-1-B pursuit plane at McCook Field. Starting at an altitude of 8000 ft Doolittle pointed the nose of the a/c down and describes a circle of 2000 ft diameter, leveling out at his original altitude. At the bottom of the circle, flying inverted, it is estimated that his a/c was traveling at 280 mph. The outside loop had not been previously attempted because of fear that the a/c would disintegrate. [Note: French pilot Pegoud is purported to have performed outside loops prior to this date.]