Flymall Wheels & Wings Newsletter September 2020

Welcome to the Kraemer Aviation/ Wheels & Wings Newsletter

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Harry & Pat hosted a friend’s (Jon F.) retirement party earlier this month. A good time was had by all that attended.

Here is Jon with his cake.  Click here for more pictures from Jon’s party. 

Harry & Jon have birthdays 10 days apart so Jon’s wife surprised them with a cake at the Laytonsville Cruise In

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: Did you know that Goodyear made an inflatable airplane?  It was called the Inflatoplane. It was to be used by the US military as a rescue plane to be dropped  behind enemy lines.  Only 12 were made.  It did prove to be an airworthy airplane.  

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 This month we’re highlighting several high achievers and outstanding pilots.

Katie passed her Instrument Instructor checkride with Harry.

Katie scored a 100 on her Instrument Flight Instructor Knowledge Test.  Excellent job!

 Harry has another high achiever.  Sharon passed her initial flight instructor checkride earlier this month.  Sharon scored 100 percent on the FOI and the Flight Instructor Knowledge Test.  Great job Sharon.

Brian passed his Private Pilot checkride.  Brian is a very smooth pilot and has a good “feel” for the plane.  This probably comes from his years of riding motorcycles and boating.

Rachel passed her private pilot checkride earlier this month. She did it just a few months passed her 17th birthday. Now she can fly a plane anywhere in the world, however she cannot drive a car by herself. She is pictured here with her parents.  This is surely and accomplishment that deserves some special recognition.

Kathleen passed her initial flight instructor checkride earlier this month.  She already has a job lined up to flight instruct part time.

Melissa earned her commercial pilot certificate.  Melissa learned to fly in a Cessna 140 and it shows in her flying.  She is a great stick and ruder pilot.  She earned her instrument rating in Alaska, so she has a lot of experience.  She will hopefully get her CFI checkride in with Harry in early October.

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 newsXwing has been operating a Cessna Caravan for a number of years.  What is newsworthy about this you ask?  Their aircraft do not have pilots.  They have actually operated passenger carrying flights with no pilot onboard. Click here for the full story

Ofir Daniel passed her instrument checkride today with Harry earlier this month. She did it in less than a month after her private pilot checkride. She did both under Part 141 which involves a lot of classroom time.  She did a great job keeping the needles centered the entire flight.
Ofir is pictured here with her instructor Lea.

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

Harry’s friend and flight school owner Brenda flew a turtle from Florida to Chicago in their new Tecnam multi-engine trainer aircraft . Pistachio (an endangered Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle) has been at the Florida Aquarium during her rehabilitation. She was hit by a boat and suffered severe injuries. She is not releasable.  Brenda & Bravo Flight Training flew the turtle to it’s new home in Chicago, at the Brookfield Zoo.

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.  We have a very nice Turbo Arrow III.  This aircraft will not stay on the market long, it is priced to sell.

Car/Motorcycle Show News:  How well do you know your cars?  Here is a little quiz from the “Contest” section of the Flymall.  This quiz is about car names.  Click here for the quiz

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. 

Here is a hangar find.  A Boeing Stearman that has been sitting for a while.  This will be for sale soon on the Flymall

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 newsHere is an interesting storm from September 3, 2020.  Almost looks “hurricane like”. 

Three Wheel Association (TWA)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:  Here’s something that will make you take a second look.  A Ford Thunderstang, a cross between a Thunderbird and a Mustang.

Not really a prototype, however, still a rarity. Here is a 1956 MAZ-541,  a Soviet aircraft tug. Only 3 were built. Powered by a 38.8L D-12A V12 diesel that produced 500 Brake Horsepower.

Animals in the headlines:  An old friend of Harry’s (Matt Thurber), recently flew a sea turtle named Berni (an olive ridley sea turtle), from Boeing Field in Seattle to Sea World San Diego today.  Berni is an endangered species and was being flown to Sea World in San Diego for rehab and to be release back in to the wild.

Here is another reptile that was hitchin a ride.  This guy drove about 20 minutes to a cruise in and a few minutes after he parked, this little tree frog climbed out of his air intake.

We close this newsletter with these words: “Peace is not something you wish for; it’s something you make, something you do, something you are, and something you give away.” -John Lennon 


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