Kraemer Aviation / Flymall Wheels & Wings February 2019 Newsletter

Welcome to the Kraemer Aviation / Flymall Wheels & Wings February  2019 Newsletter.  Lots of exciting items this month.  Click here for past newsletters.  Click here for our February 2019 Newsletter.

Looking for something we covered in the past?  Our newsletter section is searchable.  Just use the search box (in the newsletter section) to search for key words or a phrase.  We have thousands of topics in our archive.

It has been 50 years since the Beatles’s roof top concert.  Visit our Events Calendar for more dates in Beatle history.  Just select the “Beatles” category.  You can have the calendar email you a reminder about an event, or you can download the event to your calendar.

The Flymall team attended The Family Room birthday party earlier this month and Pat got to meet the mayor of Laytonsville.

Click here for more pictures from the event.

 

In an effort to better serve the needs of our aviators selling airport homes or airport property, Harry has teamed up with Sarah McNelis of Long & Foster Real Estate.  This partnership will allow us to better serve our clients from coast to coast when it comes to selling their unique airport homes.  Visit the Real Estate section of the Flymall for more information.

Achievements & Special Recognition:

Here’s a great story about a formerly homeless young lady in Oklahoma City who was able to rise out of a bad situation to become an automative mechanic, aviation technician, and now a civilian employee (working on jet aircraft) at Tinker Air Force Base, and also an instructor at MetroTech teaching others. Very inspirational story!  Porsha Lippincott is a fine example of a person that turned around a bad situation and made her life better!

 

February 20, 1962: John H. Glenn becomes the first American astronaut to orbit the earth.  If you enjoy aviation history, we have a new fact each day at the bottom of our webpages.  For some days there are more than one, just refresh the page to see if a new fact appears.  We also have the current aviation news headlines on our main page.

 

Aviation/Aviators in the news:  Want to see the world’s oldest aircraft fly?  Add a visit to the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome to your bucket list for this summer.  They have a 1909 Bleriot XI that flies regularly throughout the airshow season June to October each year in Rhinebeck New York. Click here for pictures from when the Flymall team visited the Aerodrome years ago.

Where is my flying car???  It’s in The Netherlands!  A bit pricey, but you can purchase a roadworthy, airworthy flying car.  The PAL-V Flying Car.

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

Here is an interesting watercraft we found.  Its called Flynano.  Its half jet-ski, half airplane.  The company claims that you do not need a pilot’s license to fly it.  Not sure about that part.  Click here for their site.

A Facebook find.  Here is a story about a solar powered aircraft that will fly to the edge of space and back.

Harry’s friend Brenda who started Bravo Flight Training at the Frederick Airport has expanded to KGAI.  If you are looking for an award winning flight school in Montgomery County Maryland, Bravo is the place to go.

Looking for a used aircraft?  Visit our used aircraft section of the Flymall.  We have new inventory coming in weekly.  

In addition to aviators in the news, this month we have a runway in the news.  Here’s a runway where is opposite end is NOT 180 degrees away.

 

Pat, Linda, and Veronika visited iFLY, indoor skydiving. 

Click here for more pictures from iFly.

 

 

Car/Motorcycle Show News:  Have you ever seen a Ford electric scooter?  Here’s the Ojo Electric Scooter.  This would be great to scoot around at car shows this season.  Imagine the territory you could cover.  These are built in California by Ojo Electric under a license agreement with Ford.  A win win situation for both companies.  Ojo, a little unknown company gets to put the familiar Ford logo on it’s new line of electric scooters.  Now-a-days everyone is all about cleaner and greener.  The Ojo is just that and it even has the Ford name on it.

The “Speeding Ticket” is 123 years old. In 1896 driver Walter Arnold received Britain’s first speeding ticket. He had been caught in a Motor Carriage very similar to what we have pictured here. He was going four times the speed limit – at 8mph. He was chased and pulled over by a policeman on a bicycle.

Here are some interesting predictions regarding cars of the future.  This was published in a book in the early 1960s.  Next to the prediction we have stated about when this was available.

By the 1970s we’ll have:

Gas turbine engines in cars – Chrysler had one by 1963. However, Pontiac had built one in 1953.  Although not intended for production, it was called the Firebird I.

All around hydraulic bumpers – We had these around 1973.

Polarized headlamps and polarized glass to prevent glare.

Batteries that will last a lifetime. Not yet!

Radar activated brakes that will automatically slow down the car – Cadillac had such a system in the late 1950s, however the first modern system was out as early as 1995.

Highways will have built in electro-magnetic strips to control cars – In 2013 a city South Korea activated a section of highway that could charge an electric vehicle while it was driving.  Check out the Google results on the topic of roads that can charge electric cars.  Here are the Google results for magnetic roads to control cars.

The book went on to predict flying cars and self driving cars, both of which we now have.

If you want to know where the Flymall team will be next, visit our appearance schedule by clicking here

Harry’s Laytonsville Cruise In turns 10 years old this year.  If you’re looking for a place to go on Friday nights, the Laytonsville Cruise In is the place to go.

Barn Finds/Hangar Finds:  Need an appraisal on your barn find or hangar find?  Visit our appraisal page for information on our appraisals. Click here to see some of the rare warbirds that we have appraised.

Here is a story about a triple Bugatti (yes, 3 of them) barn find.  Click here for the story on BarnFinds.com.

Need help restoring your barn find or hangar find?  Visit the Tech Tip section of the Flymall for resources to help you while you’re restoring your barn find.

CFI / DPE Notes:  Pilots and flight instructors can visit Harry’s lesson plan page on the Flymall. 

Stay tuned for a new section on the Flymall.  Coming soon, Practical Test.  This page will have information for pilots preparing for checkrides.  

Weather in the news:  We have had a lot of winter storms this season. January 29 2019 snow.  Click here for some pictures from this snow storm.

The next day, January 30 2019 we had a snow squall come through that produced strong winds and heavy snow.

 

And on February 20 2019 we have another storm in the northeast with a rainbow of colors on the radar.

Three Wheel Association (TWA):  Here is an interesting 3 wheeler, its called the Ampere.  Its got 1960s Corvette styling.  Their website said that it will be available this year (2019).

TWA had a few of their vintage 3 wheelers out for some exercise earlier this month.

For other vehicles in the TWA collection click here

 Here is an interesting story about a French three wheeler that was entered in the inaugural Peking to Paris race and ended up in the Gobi Desert west of Beijing, abandoned for more than a century. Click here for the full story.

Prototypes:  The Flymall team attended the District Harley Davidson Open House for the roll-out of the all new all electric Harley Davidson.  Just a few short years ago this was just a concept with a prototype.

Click here for pictures from the event.

Animals in the headlines:

Here is a fox feeding orphan bear cubs.

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

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