Archive for May, 2021 May 2021 Wheels & Wings Newsletter

Saturday, May 29th, 2021

Welcome to the Kraemer Aviation/ Wheels & Wings Newsletter.

This month: the first airline, the oldest airline, Porsche concept car, the Lady Beetle Shared Library, Toyota Hilux, Thames Ditton, Narrowboats, and much more.

You can view past newsletters here.

Interested in living at an airport?  Visit our Aviation Real Estate page here. You can stay up to date with the aviation real estate market via the Market Watch section of the Flymall. You can view current listings with asking prices, actual sale prices, etc. Click here to view all airport property in the database. You can also view listings by state simply by selecting the state under “Model” and clicking on “Search”.

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??? The first airline was the German airship company DELAG, founded on November 16th 1909. And, did you know that KLM is one of the oldest non-airship airlines that still exist, they were established in 1919?

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.

Guy H. recently passed his private pilot checkride with Harry. He did an outstanding job. He flew better than some flight instructors. Hopefully he will have a successful and long aviation career. Congratulations. Click on the image for a larger view.

Aviation/Aviators in the news: Earlier this month there was a midair collision in Denver. One plane landed safely and the Cirrus pulled the chute and landed in a field. Click here for a YouTube video with the actual ATC audio. From listening to the ATC tape, it sounds like the Cirrus overshot his turn to final and hit the Metroliner.

On May 23rd, we celebrated Otto Lilienthal’s 173rd birthday. Lilienthal’s research was well known to the Wright brothers, and they credited him as a major inspiration for their decision to pursue manned flight. However, they abandoned his aeronautical data after two seasons of gliding and began using their own wind tunnel data.

Of all the men who attacked the flying problem in the 19th century, Otto Lilienthal was easily the most important. … It is true that attempts at gliding had been made hundreds of years before him, and that in the nineteenth century, Cayley, Spencer, Wenham, Mouillard, and many others were reported to have made feeble attempts to glide, but their failures were so complete that nothing of value resulted.— Wilbur Wright

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. We’re currently looking for new inventory. Please contact us if you want to sell your plane.

Car/Motorcycle Show News: We have a lot of monthly events planned for this year at the Laytonsville Cruise In. Visit their page on the Flymall for more information.

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’s a 1971 Toyota Hilux that showed up on CraigsList in Wisconsion. A true survivor with only 1,865 original miles. Do you remember these little pickup trucks?

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: NOAA is predicting another very active season for the Atlantic for 2021. So stay safe and listen to local evacuation guidelines this year.

A storm to remember. The Great Blizzard of 1899. This storm affected most of the United States. Tampa Florida even had snow flurries during this storm. Some areas of the country had over 30 inches of snow.

Three Wheel Association (TWA): The ′′ Lady Beetle Shared Library ′′ is a whimsical mobile library that aims to bring books to people for a decentralized reading experience. The bug-shaped library trailer design opens when parked for easy access. Click on the image for a larger view.

Visit the Three Wheel Association page on the Flymall for more info on the association.

Much like the Elio 3 wheeler, there was the Dale. The Dale is know as the car that never was. The original prototype was recently found. Click here for more reading on

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

Prototypes: Porsche 928 H50 Concept. Click on the image for a larger view. This car was hidden from the public for 25 years and revealed at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Click here for more info on this Porsche concept car.

Nautical Notes: This month we’re featuring the “Narrowboat“. The Narrowboat is a type of canal boat used in the narrow locks of the United Kingdom. They were very important during their Industrial Revolution. Now these are offered as a vacation cruise and they are very popular as a live aboard houseboat. One of the three wheelers (1912 AC Delivery Trike) in our collection was built in Thames Ditton which is on the River Thames. It is likely that the early AC factory had supplies delivered by a Narrowboat. Click on the image for a larger view.

This segment goes along with our Weather In The News this month. The SS John V Moran was lost during the 1899 storm on Lake Michigan. John V. Moran left Milwaukee for Muskegon, on February 9, 1899, at 1:00 p.m., loaded with barrels of flour and other cargo. At around midnight, while travelling through an ice field, a piece of ice punctured her hull, causing a serious leak.

Animals in the headlines: a giant female tortoise found in the Galapagos Islands was of a species last reported 112 years ago. The tortoise was discovered on Fernandina Island during a 2019 expedition. the Fernandina Giant Tortoise, or the species Chelonoidis phantasticus.

We close this newsletter with these words: One rule in life – Live an Amazing Life!

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