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Kraemer Aviation / April 2021 Wheels & Wings Newsletter

Thursday, April 29th, 2021

Welcome to the Kraemer Aviation/ Wheels & Wings Newsletter.

This month; who invented the handlebar throttle, powered flight on Mars, first women test pilot, not a barn find but a scrap pile find, first use of the word petrol, first flight of the 737, and much more.

You can view past newsletters here.

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.

The Kraemers hosted their annual Easter Dinner “poolside”. It was a very enjoyable day with temperatures in the low 70s. Click here for pictures.

History Trivia: Do you know who invented the handlebar throttle control? The famous aviator Glenn Curtiss is often credited with this, however it was used much earlier. It was used as early as 1867. Click here for more reading on the topic.

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. We now have a new feature in our Events Calendar, for The Beatles, we have started adding a picture for each event. 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.

Humans have achieved power flight on another planet with the first helicopter flight on Mars.

117 years ago, Orville Wright became the first person to achieve controlled flight in a powered aircraft. 113 years ago, a bicycle maker Paul Cornu made history by becoming the first man to fly in a rotary wing aircraft.

April 19, 2021, the United States of America has flown “Ingenuity,” a robotic helicopter that has just achieved the first powered and fully controlled atmospheric flight on another planet. The Ingenuity carries a piece of fabric from the wing of the 1903 Wright Flyer. How cool is this???

Earlier this month, Joe passed his private pilot checkride with Harry. Joe started his training at a 2400 foot strip, so short field landings were his specialty. Great job Joe!

Aviation/Aviators in the news: The aviation section of the Flymall is full of aviation news, training info, and much more for the aviator.

Meet Alma Heflin, she was the 1st commercial woman test pilot. She earned her pilots license in the late 1930s and shortly after that, she started working for the Piper Aircraft Company. Heflin flew the first Piper J-2 Cub and now this aircraft resides in the National Air & Space Museum.

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: There’s a lot going on at the Laytonsville Cruise In this year. We’re having award nights just for kids. Kids are encouraged to bring their bicycles, pedal cars, toy cars, etc for a chance to win an award. Visit the Laytonsville Cruise In page on the Flymall for more information.

Who is the world’s fastest unicycle rider. Click here for a Facebook video (in German).

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. 

This month we have a scrap pile find, not a barn find. This is a 1901 light rail inspection car made by the Teeter Company of Hagerstown Indiana. Click here to read how this was saved from the scrap pile once and headed for the scrap pile a second time.

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: March went out like a lion. Check out this storm system that brought rain and snow to Mid-Atlantic region. Click on image for a larger view.

Three Wheel Association (TWA): Visit the Three Wheel Association page on the Flymall for more info on the association. We have a lot of interesting new in the three wheeler world this month.

Rumor has it that this is the 2022 Morgan 3 wheeler. Click on the image for a larger view.

Edward Butler. Butler showed plans for his three-wheeled petrol vehicle at the Stanley Cycle Show in London in 1884, two years earlier than Karl Benz, who is generally recognized as the inventor of the modern automobile.  Butler is the person associated as being the first to use the word “petrol”. Click on the image for a larger view.

Here’s a cool three wheeler, its a tire service motorcycle with sidecar. Checkout the phone number in the ad. Its from a time when we used phone number exchanges.

Arlen Ness made a name for himself as a custom motorcycle builder and his custom bikes are some of the most valuable bikes on the market today. We happened to come across this one off custom bike that he built. You actually drive it from the sidecar. Click on the images for a larger view.

140 years ago Gustave Trouvé demonstrated an English lever driven tricycle with his motor and battery invention, creating one of the first electric vehicles. Richards of England recently recreated his historic vehicle and demonstrated it as a functional vehicle.

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

Prototypes: The maiden flight of the 737 was on 9 April 1967, just two years after the launch of the project. In command was Boeing’s assistant Director of Flight Operations, Brien Wygle and the Chief Test Pilot, Lew Wallick was co-pilot.

Nautical Notes: In December 1984, a Chukchi hunter spotted a herd of up to 3,000 beluga whales struggling for breathing room in small pools of open water in the ice-covered waters off the Chukchi Peninsula. Easterly winds had packed the narrow Senyavin Strait with drift ice up to 12 feet thick, creating a wide ice pack that the whales could not cross on a single breath. While the locals tried to keep the animals alive by feeding them with frozen fish and keeping the breathing holes open, it soon became evident that the belugas would eventually perish unless they could be freed.

In February 1985, Moskva was called from the Bering Sea in to break a channel through the ice pack and free the trapped herd. On 22 February, the icebreaker finally reached the belugas, but at first they refused to follow the ship to open water. However, when the crew began playing classical music through the ship’s loudspeakers, the whales finally followed Moskva to the unfrozen sea. In the end, it was estimated that about 2,000 whales escaped while slightly more than 500 were taken by the local hunters. Using Moskva for the rescue operation, dubbed “Operation Beluga”, cost the Soviet government about $80,000

Animals in the headlines: All of the turtles in the Kraemer Aviation sanctuary have been moved into their outdoor habitats for the summer. Click here to learn more about the turtles.

We close this newsletter with these words: You learn more from failure than from success.

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