Kraemer Aviation / January 2020 Wheels & Wings Newsletter

We’re off to a good start for 2020. We have a lot of interesting news and facts this month. Click here for our current newsletter. This month: Flying back in time, A GMC V12 engine, General Motors designed aircraft, Walker Aviation, strange weather on Christmas Eve, and much more.

Here is a cool fact regarding New Years Eve celebrations. After celebrating New Year in Japan, passengers on Flight NH 106 took off from Japan January 1, but went back in time and landed in San Fransisco, USA December 31.

Flight NH106 took off in 2020 and landed in 2019. Very cool.

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

Want to have your business highlighted on the Flymall???  We offer inexpensive rates to have your business featured on our Wheels & Wings pageContact us for more info.

History Trivia:  What is the connection?  This is Route 117 in Montgomery County, Maryland.

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.

This picture of a roundabout surrounded by 5 more roundabouts kind of, sort of has a connection with the John Denver segment in this newsletter.  Hint, this roundabout is the complete opposite of the connection with the John Denver pictures.

Achievements & Special Recognition: 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 news:  Elizabeth T. earned her private pilot certificate 2 days before Christmas. She just turned 18. She can fly a plane by herself anywhere in the world, however she can not drive a car to the store by herself. Harry said she is a natural pilot, very good and natural at it. Very talented.  She also owns her own plane and works on it herself!!!

You can have good pilots that work hard at it and they’re good.  Elizabeth is a good pilot, naturally.

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

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.

A General Motors LS engine in an aircraft?  Yep!  Click here for the Google search results on this topic.  Very interesting. 

Car/Motorcycle Show News: 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.

 Did you know that GMC made an 702 cu. in. (11.5 litre) V12 back in the 1960s?  Click here for more info.

Barn Finds/Hangar Finds:  Need an appraisal on your barn find?  Visit our Appraisal Page for information on our appraisals.

Here is a very cool barn find.  A Pontiac intake manifold setup for five 2 barrel carburetors.  Not much on the web about this.  Some resources say that it was made by Pontiac.

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.

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 Notes:  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.

Weather in the news:  Christmas Eve strange weather.

January 7 2020 storm.

Click here for some pictures of the snowfall in Germantown Maryland.

January 10 2020 we have some very strong winds (59 knots) at 3,000 feet MSL.  Check out the clouds in Harry’s Facebook post.

Three Wheel Association (TWA): New site coming soon. Look for details in an upcoming newsletter.

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.

Prototypes:  An aircraft made by General Motors?  The General Motors Fisher P-75A Eagle was an aircraft designed by the Fisher Body division of GM.  

Here is the concept Bell D-1007 nuclear-powered flying ship helicopter. Projected to have a 300 ft. length, 200 tons weight, and estimated speed of 200 mph. USA, 1960s.

Animals in the headlines:  Visit Jett’s page on the Flymall for information on Wolves and Tamaskans. There you’ll also find some nice poems about dogs and pets.

In the mean time, enjoy this video of Jett playing catch with snow balls

We close this newsletter with these words: From Sir Paul McCartney – In the end the love you take is equal to the love you make!!!

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