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Kraemer Aviation / Flymall Wheels & Wings November 2018 Newsletter

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

Welcome to the Kraemer Aviation / Flymall Wheels & Wings November 2018 newsletter.  Click here for past newsletters. Click here for our November 2018 newsletter or copy and paste this link in to your browser

Kraemer Aviation/Harry Kraemer has teamed up with Sarah McNelis of Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. to better serve our client’s real estate sales/purchase requirements.  Sarah has an aviation background including aircraft ownership, licensed Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) mechanic, and taildragger pilot to name a few.  Look for some changes to the real estate section of the Flymall in early 2019 .  Click on picture for a larger view.

This month we have a theme, “From Russia with love”; including Russian prototypes and Russian three wheelers.  A German aviator named Mathias Rust. And we have a November 2018 wind storm, and more.

Next month: Twas the night before Christmas, and more.

Shop in our new secured online store and pay online at  We have some nice Flymall tool kits, order in time for Christmas.  We also have some nice David Clark headsets for sale as well as some ASA headset bags. For more info click here.

Achievements & Special Recognition:  We start our Russian theme with a German aviator named Mathias Rust.  In 1987 he gained notoriety when he illegally flew a Cessna 172 from Finland and landed in Red Square in Moscow.  Click here for more reading on Mathias Rust.

Did you do your first solo?  Instructors, have a student get a new certificate or rating?  Send it to us and we will add it to this section of our newsletter.

Major announcement. The picture below was taken at the Frederick Municipal Airport sometime in the 1960s. Harry is on the far right with his dad in the middle.  Harry’s dad would take him there to watch the planes take-off and land.  Little did Harry know then, that about 20 years later Harry would meet Annabelle (a Designated Pilot Examiner) at this very airport.  She would inspire him towards a very single goal in aviation, to become a Designated Pilot Examiner.  After being in the examiner pool for the past 18 years, it has finally happened.  The FAA has selected Harry as the next Designated Pilot Examiner for the Baltimore FSDO.  Harry still has a lot of training to complete.  Harry hopes to be conducting checkrides by the spring of 2019.  To be in the examiner pool one must fly 300 hours per year just to stay qualified. That means for the last 18 years Harry has logged about 300 flight hours per year, most of which has been in single engine airplanes averaging about 100 knots.  That means in the last 18 years he has logged about 5400 hours or 540,000 miles.  That means that he could have circled the globe in a Cessna 172 just over 136 times.  Harry also logged enough hours in the past 18 years to fly to the moon and back at Cessna 172 speeds.

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Aviation/Aviators in the news:  Get the latest daily news right from our home page from Aero-News.Net.  Updated daily, you can read the news that makes the headlines in aviation.  And for the history buffs, we have a “Today in Aviation History” that runs along the bottom of our webpages.

More with our Russian theme: Yekaterina Vasylievna Budanova, nicknamed Katya (Катя), (6 December 1916 – 19 July 1943), was a fighter pilot in the Soviet Air Force during World War II. With five air victories, along with Lydia Litvyak, she was one of the world’s two female fighter aces.  Click here for more reading.

Here is a short video of what it is like to land in Greenland for any of our state side aviators that want to fly themselves to Russia in their general aviation aircraft.


Planning a trip in your aircraft? has the tools you need to make the planning stages easier.  On our home page you can search fuel prices via  And on you have direct access to

Car/Motorcycle Show News:  Visit our events calendar for up to date information on car shows, air shows, and more.  Visit our appearance calendar to see where the Flymall team will be next.

Our Day Tripper section also has many family fun places to visit.


Keeping with our Russian theme, here is a 1910 Yushkov.


Barn Finds/Hangar Finds:  Visit the tech tip section of the Flymall for assistance in restoring your barn find or hangar find.  You can also search our online store for car & motorcycle parts and aircraft parts.  Need an appraisal on your barn find. Visit our appraisal page for information on our appraisal services.


CFI/DPE Notes:  Visit the lesson plan section of the Flymall for online lesson plans and other tools for flight instructors and pilots.

Ercoupe for sale.  Purchase this to get your license and then sell it.  In the end you will have your Private Pilot Certificate for far less money.


Weather in the news:  We have had our share of adverse weather in the Northeast for 2018.  And November has not been any different.  Here is a downed tree as a result from a November 10 2018 wind storm.  Click here for more pictures.

A section of this downed tree made it to the fire pit (to be used as a table) at Kraemer Aviation headquarters.

Here is a screenshot of a November 15 2018 storm that produced heavy rain, snow, sleet, and even freezing rain.


Three Wheel Association (TWA):  Check out the new TWA new Facebook group.

Here is an all new Russian electric three wheeler. New for 2019 Ural has introduced an all electric Ural sidecar rig.  Click here for more reading.

While speaking of Ural motorcycles, here is a rare Ural trike camper.  Click here for more pictures.  Visit Harry’s Ural page on the Flymall for more info on Ural motorcycles.


Here is Harry’s 1969 Russian Ural.

Looking for a nice entry level three wheeler for your collection.  We have one for sale on the Flymall.  Click here for more information.

Prototypes:  This month we’re featuring an unusual Russian aircraft prototype.

Here is a Bartini Beriev VVA-14.  Built in the Soviet Union. It was designed to be able to take off from the water and fly at high speed over long distances, it was also able to make flights at high altitude, but also have the capability of “flying” efficiently just above the sea surface, using aerodynamic ground effect. For more info click here.  Pictured below is what is left of one in very poor condition.


Animals in the headlines:  Keeping with our Russian theme, here is a picture of Harry’s Russian tortoise named Boris.  Click here for Harry’s turtle page on the Flymall.


Many of us have seen signs for deer crossing.  Here we have a Salmon crossing.



We close this newsletter with these words of wisdom:  You never lose. Either you win or you learn.

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Kraemer Aviation / October 2018 Newsletter

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Welcome to the Kraemer Aviation / Flymall Wheels & Wings October Newsletter.  Click here for our October 2018 Newsletter. Click here for past Newsletters.

This month:  A new local aviation museum, a radial engine Piper Cub.  Old three wheeler meets a new three wheeler, and more.

Achievements & Special RecognitionHarry, Pat, and Jett attended The Ensign Dean R. Van Kirk Aviation Heritage Museum Hall of Fame Ceremony and Open House where 4 aviators were inducted into their Hall of Fame.  The Hall of Fame Induction included; Colonel Mary S. Feik, Richard W. Kanode, Brigadier General Robin Olds, and Major Theodore J. “Dutch” Van Kirk.

Click here for more pictures from the eventClick here for some pictures of the museum.


Aviation/Aviators in the news:

The Ensign Dean R. Van Kirk Aviation Heritage Museum is owned by 2 long time friends of Harry.  Harry, Pat, and Jett recently got a private tour of the museum.  Pictured here is their 1943 PT-23. Click here for more pictures.


While on the topic of aviation museums, Ira Walker of Walker Aviation is starting a private museum with early snow cars.  Visit his page on the Flymall for more information.


A Facebook find.  While working in his yard and gentleman saw something fall from the sky and land in his yard.

It turned out to be a lower engine cowl from a Cessna Citation Encore. After doing a little internet research Harry was able to find a picture of the aircraft that lost this.

Car/Motorcycle Show News:

At Harry’s Laytonsville Cruise In our 1886 Coventry Rotary Tandem meets a 2012 Morgan 3 Wheeler.

Harry’s Facebook post from the Morgan and Coventry meeting.

There’s still lots of car shows and interesting events throughout the winter months. Visit our events calendar for local and national events.  With nearly 30 different categories, there is something for everyone.  You can also visit the Day Tripper section of Harry’s Flymall to find events and places of interest.


Barn Finds/Hangar Finds:  Here is an unusual Piper Cub. A Piper J-3P powered by a 50-hp Lenape LM-3-50 or Lenape AR-3-160 three-cylinder radial engine.  Harry’s friends (with The Ensign Dean R. Van Kirk Aviation Heritage Museum) own one.

While on the topic of Piper Cubs, here is an interesting air ambulance version of a J5 Cub.  These were very rare.


Are you looking for your own vintage aircraft, visit our used aircraft section for our current inventory.

If you’re a “picker” or collector of rare vehicles our Market Watch section of the Flymall is a very useful tool. We have a searchable database that includes price data on many rare vehicles and aircraft that includes vehicles such as; an 1895 Gladiator, Max Holste, Belly Tank Racer, 1886 Coventry Rotary Tandem, and many others.

Visit our Store at to search for parts for your barn find.  You can now purchase online in our new secured online store and pay with your credit card via PayPal either with or without a PayPal account.  We also have deals listed in our ebay store.  Click here for our ebay store.

Need an appraisal on your barn find or hangar find, Harry can appraise it for you.  Click here for our appraisal page.

For restoration assistance visit the Tech Tips section of the Flymall.  Do you have a tech tip that you want to share and have it published on the Flymall?  Send it to Harry.

CFI Notes:

FAA will publish a notice of proposed rulemaking that seeks to raise the weight limit for light sport aircraft from the current 1,320 pounds to 3,600 pounds. “That will allow you to fly in a 172, have four seats in the airplane, and fly 150 mph,” said Pelton, who also anticipates a rule change that would allow professional builders to construct experimental amateur-built aircraft.

Visit the Regulatory section of our Forum for more updates like this.


Weather in the news: October 10 2018 Hurricane Michael was in the headlines.  This was the third most intense hurricane to hit the United States.


Three Wheel Association (TWA):  In early 2019 we hope to have our “Not-for-profit” status for the Three Wheel Association.  Keep checking the TWA page for updates.  In the mean time you can view the collection at this link.  This year (2018) was a good year for the collection on the show circuit.  The collection won awards at every show attended totaling nearly a dozen awards.

What to purchase your very own vintage three wheeler? We have one for sale in the three wheeler section of our online store.  It is a Pedicab from the 1940s or 1950s.  Click here fore more info.

Prototypes:  This month we’re featuring some Pontiac concept cars.

1989 Pontiac Stinger

1968 Pontiac Banshee II (Concept Car). 1968 was the second in the Banshee series, nicknamed the “Banshee II (2)”
The 1968 Pontiac Banshee II had aerodynamic fiberglass skins over stock Firebird inner panels and a near stock black interior.


Animals in the headlines:

Enjoy this video of a dog with some ducks for friends.



We close this newsletter with these words of wisdom.  After you’ve worked hard to get what you want, take time to enjoy it.

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