Kraemer Aviation / Flymall September 2021 Newsletter

Welcome to the Kraemer Aviation/ September 2021 Wheels & Wings Newsletter. We had a very busy September.

You can view past newsletters here. This month: A ship on the sea bed for 330 years, the Phillip R. Clarke solves a murder mystery, the first Sikorsky, Mazda’s Hydrogen powered rotary engine, Harry’s 10,000 flight hour, some cool hangar finds, and more.

Earlier this month, Kraemer Aviation hosted their annual Labor Day cookout and car show. Click here for pictures from the event.

Interested in living at an airport?  Visit our Aviation Real Estate page here. You can view price data for airport property in our Market Watch section of the Flymall. Here is the data for all airport property. You can refine the search by “state” simply by searching for the desired state under “Model”.

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: On March 25, 1634, the Dove navigated up the Chesapeake to settle land that ultimately became the state of Maryland.  The state of Maryland owns a full scale sailing replica of the Dove based in St. Mary’s.

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 reached a major milestone earlier this month. 10,000 flight hours in the log book!

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: On October 10, 1931, Captain Basil Rowe and his crew took delivery of the first Sikorsky S-40 from the Sikorsky plant. It was flown to the Anacosta Naval Station where Mrs. Hoover christened it “American Clipper”. This was the first Pan American plane to carry the name “Clipper”- the other two were the “Carribean Clipper” and the “Southern Clipper”. Pan American never used the S-40 as an amphibian so they removed the wheels to save weight. The flying S-40 normal range was about 500 miles. and it was kept on the Caribbean. Only three were built, all for Pan American and both Lindbergh and Sikorsky were already planning the S-42. The S-40s would provide safe, reliable service for Pan American into World War when they were passed on to the U.S. Navy, the “American Clipper” itself would be scrapped in 1943

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 Laytonsville Cruise In is the place to be on a Friday night in Montgomery County. You can also follow Harry on Facebook for daily updates during the many shows and events he attends.

Here’s a Wig Wam Motel and Indian Gasoline Station. Have you ever stayed in a Wig Wam motel? You can. There’s one located on the historic Route 66. During the 50s and 60s, these were popular tourist attractions. Nowadays there are fewer and fewer of them.

Earlier this month, the Flymall team attended the District Harley Davidson Labor Day party. Beer, bikes, bikinis, BBQ, band, whats not to like. Click here for pictures from the event.

On September 11, Harry and some car enthusiasts attended the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing “From Midgets to Indy” event. The group was treated to a private guided tour by Rick Mandelson. Click here for pictures from the event. Pictured below is Harry with Rick Mandelson.

Harry & Pat attended the Maryland Steam Historical Society annual show in Arcadia Maryland. … Click here for more 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.

Could this be Mazda’s new RX-8 successor . Rumor has it that this vehicle is equipped with a hydrogen powered rotary engine.

Want to use a new funnel each time you put oil in your classic car? We have new inventory of foldable/disposable funnels in stock. You can purchase them 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 couple of hangar finds that the Flymall team acquired.

The Flymall team acquired a set of 1940s Boeing Stearman wings via a “hangar find” this month. One will be on display in our transportation museum and the other will be displayed on a wall in our home.

We also acquired a vintage Jacobs radial engine. Look for this engine and other rare engines in the collection to be on display in a museum (opening soon).

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: Visit Harry’s lesson plan page on the Flymall for valuable information on weather and flight planning for the aviator.

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 a very cool 1955 Buick Wildcat. Buick would go on the use the Wildcat name on production vehicles.

Nautical Notes: An Ekranoplan is a giant, ground effect vehicle that resembles an aircraft but is technically a maritime ship, that uses ground effect lift to basically fly above the surface of the water. Russian has built several of these.

Here’s an interesting story on how a maritime storm and a ship helped solve the case of two missing persons. In August of 1983 high winds made the Phillip R. Clarke drop anchor in Duluth Harbor in order to regain control of the boat’s drift. Upon raising the starboard anchor, the crew was shocked. The anchor had hooked a car containing two decomposing bodies, crushed by the many boats as they sailed through the shallow harbor. The car had gone missing about five years prior and there hadn’t been any leads.

More history being preserved. The Vasa ship capsized and sank in Stockholm in 1628. After over 330 years on the sea bed, the warship was salvaged and the Vasa Museum built around the only completely intact and best-preserved 17th-century ships in existence.

Animals in the headlines: Did you know that Lassie was actually a male dog. On the TV series Lassie was referred to as a she. Lassie was actually played by a male dog named Pal. Many of Pal’s descendants would go on the play the part of Lassie in films and TV shows.

We close this newsletter with these words: Wherever you go, be the sunshine!

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