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Flymall / Kraemer Aviation February 2021 Wheels & Wings Newsletter

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

Welcome to the Kraemer Aviation/Flymall.org Wheels & Wings Newsletter

This month: An all wood bicycle, checkride success, the history of the spark plug, a glider that is part sail boat, Cessna 150 faster than a jet, and much more.

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History Trivia: Edmond Berger is credited with inventing spark plugs on February 2 1839. With internal combustion engines being in their early stages of development at this time, his device would have been both revolutionary and rudimentary. 

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: Harry conducted his 200th checkride earlier in February.

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: Here’s a strange vehicle that is part sail boat, part glider. In the early 1920’s a Swiss inventor named John Domenjoz set out to create a glider that was capable of taking off using only the force of the wind. Two prototypes were built and one did actually fly, although just for a short distance.

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: Here’s a BMW with a highly modified and unusual engine. Something you do not see too often.

Rock Auto has once again come onboard as a sponsor for the Laytonsville Cruise In. We have $25 Rock Auto gift certificates again this year.

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:  Here is a cool Facebook find for this month. Pictured below is a bicycle made entirely out of wood. The wheels, tires, handlebars, and even the chain is wood.

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: Here is a storm system off of the coast on January 28 2021. Checkout the long tail it has.

February 7 2021, the Northeast had another storm system come through.

Three Wheel Association (TWA): Visit the Three Wheel Association page on the Flymall for more info on the association. We’re hoping to have some big news regarding the Three Wheel Association later this year. Keep checking the TWA page on the Flymall for updates.

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

Prototypes: the PZL M-15. A jet engine biplane produced by the Poles for Ag flying. Top speed according to wiki was 108 knots making a Cessna 150 officially faster than a jet.

Nautical Notes: Here’s a throwback to the 1970’s when Harry was in the Sea Scouts. This was long before the Sea Scouts was a part of the Boy Scouts. Harry was in Sea Scouts Ship 370 based in Dundalk Maryland. They had numerous boats that Harry sailed on. The two most memorable were the Mermaid and the Burch. Below are the actual ships that Harry sailed on.

Here is a 42 foot Ketch, called the Mermaid.

Here is a WWII Crash Boat called the Burch.

Animals in the headlines: Did you know that Harry’s company Kraemer Aviation Services sponsors a turtle rescue? Click here for more info on the turtles in our sanctuary.

We close this newsletter with these words: Dream higher than the sky and deeper than the ocean.

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