Flymall July 2020 Wheels & Wings Newsletter

The Kraemer Aviation team hosted their annual 4th of July celebration. Click here for pictures from the event.

Summer time means bees/wasps and birds. This nest was found in our Piper Arrow.

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 page.  Contact us for more info.

History Trivia: Have you ever heard of Portolan Charts”? Aviators use charts/maps all the time. Nowadays most are electronic. Portolan or Portulan Charts are ancient nautical charts that were made in the 13th century. They were known to be very accurate.

Remember the Gimli Glider (a Boeing 767 Glider). July 23, 1983, a Boeing 767 runs out of gas at 41,000 feet. Click here for the full story.

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 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.

July is a busy month for aviators in the news, both past and present. Amelia Earhart was born on July 24 1897. She had many accomplishments due her short life.

Wiley Post completed the first solo around the world flight in July 1933. Wiley Post arrived back at Floyd Bennett Field. Fifty thousand people greeted him on his return on July 22 after 7 days, 18 hours, 49 minutes. The Winnie Mae’s cabin could not be pressurized, so he worked with Russell S. Colley of the B.F. Goodrich Company to develop what became the world’s first practical pressure suit.

Nir Levy passed her Commercial Checkride earlier in July. She’s a very smooth pilot and did an excellent power off 180 on her checkride.

Aviation/Aviators in the news: Tal passed her Instrument Rating checkride. She was fortunate to be able to use her dad’s plane for her training and checkride.

Tal has some weather to deal with on the way back to KGAI. She did a great job with the weather.

Raegan passed her Private Pilot checkride earlier in July. She is a very smooth and natural pilot. Now she is off to Embry Riddle in Daytona Beach for her aviation degree and ROTC. She wants to be a pilot in the military.

July was also the month that the United States put a man on the moon and returned him back to earth. Apollo 11 landed on the moon July 20th 1969.

July 24th they landed back on earth.

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.

Car/Motorcycle Show News: The Laytonsville Cruise In attendance has been picking up since Covid 19 restrictions are slowly being lifted. For August 2020 we plan to have an award night on the third Friday with two judges, Pat & Chrissie (both part of the Flymall team).

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.

Barn Finds/Hangar Finds:  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. 

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: July 2020 record days at 90 degrees or above.

We enjoy documenting the major storms throughout the year. Here are 2 for this month. July 6 storm system.

July 22 storm system

Three Wheel Association (TWA): Visit the Three Wheel Association page on the Flymall for more info on the association. This month we’re highlighting a few of the wooden wheel three wheelers in the collection. We have a 3 wheel wheel chair from around the 1850s and a side-by-side sociable bike made in 1896. Click on the picture to open a short slide show.

Wood wheel vehicles

Want a reproduction vintage 3 wheeler.  Walker Aviation can scratch built from pictures or drawings.  Visit his page on the Flymall.  

Prototypes: For this month we have the 1956 Mercury XM-Turnpike Cruiser. A very futuristic car for 1956 with a lot of high-tech features such as: a 3-speed “Merc-O-Matic” push-button operated automatic transmission, retractable rear window, a windshield curving into the roof, air conditioning, and even power side windows.

Animals In The News: Checkout Jett’s page on the Flymall. Jett will often join the Flymall team at local airports, car shows, and other Wheels & Wings events.

We close this newsletter with these words: We close with these words from John Lennon: When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy‘. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.

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Today in Aviation History
October 20, 1952: Douglas test pilot William B. Bridgeman completes the first test flight of the experimental Douglas X-3. He remains aloft for 19 minutes. The high speed research aircraft is propelled by two Westinghouse J34-WE-17 engines rated at 4850 lbs static trust with afterburning and has a Mach 2 airframe. Under powered the aircraft can not even achieve Mach 1 in level flight