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Kraemer Aviation / Flymall June 2021 Wheels & Wings Newsletter

Wednesday, June 30th, 2021

Welcome to the Kraemer Aviation/ Wheels & Wings Newsletter

This month: the Charvolant, Pontiac LeMans Sport Truck, smallest airport, a one of a kind three wheeler, and 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.

History Trivia: Most folks know that the BSA Motorcycle company got their start manufacturing guns. But did you know that Royal Enfield also got started in pretty much the same way? Yes, its true.

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.

Aviation/Aviators in the news: Have you ever wondered what the smallest airport in the world is? Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport is often acknowledged as the smallest airport with a very short runway. Have you ever landed there?

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 Flymall Team attended the MDO Cycles show earlier this month. Our 1912 AC Delivery Trike took first place in it’s class. Click here for pictures from the event.

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.

Don’t forget, the third Friday of every month is an award night at the Laytonsville Cruise In. This year the focus is on the kids. Kids are encouraged to bring their bikes, pedal cars, toy cars, or whatever and enter it for a chance to win an award. Here is one the the winners for this month. Click on the image for a larger view.

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: Follow Harry on Facebook for daily updates on checkride success and more Wheels & Wings news.

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: Did you know that The Great Labor Day Hurricane of 1935. was the most intense (in terms of pressure) Atlantic hurricane to make landfall and it was also tied with with Hurricane Dorian in 2019 for the strongest maximum substantiated winds (185 mph).

Three Wheel Association (TWA): A classic car club in Germany discovered this one of a kind three wheeler. It is not clear if it was a “factory built” or “production” vehicle. There are no serial number numbers or ID on the vehicle. It has a two speed transmission, oil lamps, and a foot operated bellows horn.

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: The 1968 LeMans Sport Truck was originally built as a GM prototype design proposal and is said to have inspired the GMC Sprint. It is not clear how many were built.

Nautical Notes: George Pocock was an inventor (1774–1843) that was known for inventing the Charvolant, an early carriage that was powered by two kites. He advocated other uses for kites including auxiliary sail power for ships. We hope to have a replica of this vehicle in our transportation museum when it opens.


Animals in the headlines: Jett turned 8 years old earlier this month. Happy birthday Jett. Click on the image for a larger view.

We close this newsletter with these words: Remember to delight yourself first, then others can be truly delighted… When we focus on the song of our soul and heart, then others will be touched similarly

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