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Flymall / Kraemer Aviation February 2022 Wheels & Wings Newsletter

Sunday, February 27th, 2022

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

You can view past newsletters here. This month the theme is “You Can Take It With You”. Including folding motorcycles, a sub that can launch a plane, cool motorcycle haulers, the first flying car, and more.

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”. Under our “Listings” we have several airports coming up for sale as well as some business opportunities. Contact us for more details.

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: Ever since man started using the aircraft for transportation, a new issue needed a solution. Once I fly to an airport close to my destination, how do I get to my final destination? It would be nice if my light aircraft could convert into ground transportation. The flying car was born. Did you know that the flying car is almost as old as the airplane? In 1917 Glenn Curtiss invented the Autoplane. It actually flew, however this was just before WWI and the war ended the development of the Autoplane. Visit the Flying Car page on the Flymall for more information on Flying Cars.

If you enjoy history/history trivia 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. Many of the Beatles events in the calendar include pictures and even music videos.  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: In 2021 Harry nominated Dr. David Forshey for the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award. This award is given to pilot with more than 50 years of flying experience. It’s a long process for the FAA to review and verify the person’s flying history. In January of 2022 Harry was notified by the FSDO that the FAA was going to present Dr. Forshey with the award. So Pat and Harry hosted a surprise lunch-in for him including some previous Frederick Aviation employees. Click here for more pictures from the event.

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

A plane that carries a spare plane!

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.  The Laytonsville Cruise In was started by Harry in 2010. It has become one of the most popular cruise ins in the area. You can follow Harry on Facebook for daily updates during the many shows and events he attends. The cruise in is now into it’s 13th year.

Our team attended the International Motorcycle Show in Timonium Maryland earlier this month. This is one of the biggest shows on the east coast. Click here fore more pictures from the event. Our 1912 AC Delivery Trike won a Best In Show award at this show a few years ago.

A motorcycle or scooter is the perfect vehicle to “take with you”. Did you know that over the years there has been numerous motorcycles or scooters designed to be easily carried with you. The 1960s Centaur Folding Scooter was marketed as America’s only “full size” scooter that you can fold up like a suitcase and take if with you. Click here to review price data on the Centaur Folding Scooter in our Market Watch section of the Flymall. Pictured below is the scooter folded as a suitcase and expanded as a rideable scooter.

Here’s another folding scooter – the Valmobile Suitcase Scooter.  Click here for more pictures of the Valmobile Suitcase Scooter.

Often seen at Classic Motorcycle Day, a WWII paratrooper motorcycle or WWII Welbike. This bike was designed/developed by the British during WWII. Welbike was designed to fit into a CLE Canister – the standard parachute airdrop container. WWII paratroopers could be dropped from the plane with these small motorcycles and have ground transportation once they landed. Basically a “motorcycle in a can” to take on the go.

Here’s a post we did a while back about a dentist that loved his hot rods and classic cars. So he took his hobby to work with him. He designed and built a hot rod orthodontic office. Click here for the post. So even a doctor can take his hobby to work with him.

1972 Suzuki Go concept. Presented at the Brussels Motor Show, an open pick-up concept with a 750cc Suzuki motor bike engine mounted on the left side and the radiator on the right. The tailgate doubled up as a loading ramp, additionally an outboard motor could be fitted to make the Go amphibious. This vehicle was designed to take your motorcycle or snowmobile with you. A very cool concept that never made it into production.

And after seeing the Suzuki above, you thought that cars made to carry motorcycles couldn’t look cool!!!

Here’s another folding scooter/motorcycle. The Honda Motocompo was a folding scooter sold by Honda from 1981 to 1983. It was introduced as a “trunk bike” to fit inside subcompact cars like the Honda Today and the  Honda City

While on the topic of motorcycles, the Flymall team attended the Harley Davidson World Premier Event by Harley Davidson showcasing the new 2022 models. Click here for some 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.

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:  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.

Carmel passed her commercial pilot checkride earlier this month with Harry. She is an outstanding pilot. She did this just a few days before her birthday, so she has a lot to celebrate. On her checkride she had moderate turbulence the entire flight, it was bad enough that she kept the speed below maneuvering speed for the entire flight. Check this out: First lesson 9-3-2021, first solo 9-23-2021, private pilot checkride 10-07-2021, instrument rating 11-11-2021. Instructor level of knowledge on all checkrides, she knew more than some CFIs. After her instrument checkride, she criss crossed the country to build her hours for the commercial certificate. She is pictured below with Harry and her instructor Yaniv. Click on the image for a larger view. Way to go Carmel Haas

Weather in the news: February 3 brought us a major storm system that stretched from the Gulf coast all the way up into Canada.

Feb 17, This storm system stretches from the Gulf all the way up into Canada.

Three Wheel Association (TWA):  Harry started the Three Wheel Association in 2013 to promote/support the industry of three wheel vehicles of all types. Visit the Three Wheel Association page on the Flymall for more info on the association.

Here’s a cool 3 wheel motorcycle carrying a 2 wheel motorcycle. The 3 wheeler is a BMW Dreirad Lieferwagen.

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

Many of the larger car manufacturers toyed with 3 wheelers. Here is one made by Subaru. The 1980 Subaru Gyronaut X-100, a three-wheeled prototype capable of over 100 miles per gallon. Apparently, it achieved this feat while averaging 55 miles per hour. It was designed and built at Subaru Technical Center in Santa Ana, California.

Prototypes: Did you know that Goodyear made an inflatable airplane?  It was called the Inflatoplane. It was to be used by the US military as a rescue plane to be dropped  behind enemy lines.  Only 12 were made.  It did prove to be an airworthy airplane.   The Goodyear Inflatoplane was an all fabric inflatable aircraft. It could be packed into a 44 cubic foot container. That made Inflatoplane suitable for transport by truck, jeep trailer or aircraft. The main use for this unusual aircraft was rescue. The plan was to drop the container behind enemy lines so downed pilots could rescue themselves.  The plane had it’s own air compressor to inflate itself.

The Mazda Suitcase Car was originally designed and built in 1991 as part of a design contest held at Mazda’s Engineering department.  One of the engineers had an idea. What if you could get off a plane, get your luggage, and instead of waiting in line for a taxi or shuttle just pop open your suitcase and drive off? Click here for a post we did regarding this interesting car.

Nautical Notes: A concept 1917 Brazilian Navy submarinebase boat. We do not believe that this was ever developed. It is however a cool concept. A boat that could launch and recover a submarine.

The Japanese did develop sub that carried an aircraft. How deadly was this?

Riding The Rails: Traveling from the Mid-Atlantic to Florida, you have a few options. Fly, drive your car, or take the train. However once you arrive in Florida via train or plane, you need to rent a car. But what if you could take your car with you without driving it all the way to Florida. In December of 1971 this concept became a reality with the Auto-Train. This 855 mile route is currently operated by Amtrak. So you can enjoy the luxury of traveling by train and have your own car when you arrive in Florida.

The Flymall team visited the scale model train show. Click here for more pictures and video from the event. There were some awesome layouts on display.

Here’s Harry’s video montage of the running trains at the show.

Here’s a still picture video montage from the event.

Animals in the headlines: Like to ride motorcycles and would like to share the fun with your dog? Check out this cool sidecar made to carry a dog safely. You can take your dog with you when riding!

We close this newsletter with these words: A father told his daughter, “Congrats on your graduation. I bought you a car a while back. I want you to have it now. Before I give it to you, take it to a car dealer in the city see how much they offer you for it.”

The girl came back to her father and said: “They offered me $10,000 dollars because it looks very old”
Father said: “Ok, now take it to the pawn shop”.

The girl returns to her father and said: “The pawn shop offered $1,000 dollars because it’s a very old car and it looks like it needs some work done to it”.

The father told her to join a car club with members passionate about this type car and show them the car. The girl drove the car to her first car club meeting. When she returned home, she told her father that several guys in the club offered me $100,000 dollars because its a rare car that’s in good condition.

Then the father said, “This showed you that you are not worth anything if you are not in the right place. If you are not appreciated, do not be angry, that means you are in the wrong place. Don’t stay in a place where no one sees your value .”

Know your worth and know where you are valued.
A diamond doesn’t shine in the bottom of a cave.

Single Engine Add On Practical test

Wednesday, February 9th, 2022

If the applicant holds a Commercial certificate AMEL and they want to add on the commercial ASEL, they need to do the following on the practical test:

I. Preflight Preparation

F. Performance and Limitations

G. Operation of Systems

II. Preflight Procedures

A. Preflight Assessment

B. Flight Deck Management

F. Before Takeoff Check

IV. Takeoffs, Landings, and Go-Arounds

A. Normal Takeoff and Climb

B. Normal Approach and Landing

C. Soft-Field Takeoff and Climb (ASEL)

D. Soft-Field Approach and Landing (ASEL)

E. Short-Field Takeoff and Maximum Performance Climb (ASEL, AMEL)

F. Short-Field Approach and Landing (ASEL, AMEL) On the mark, plus 100 feet.

M. Power Off 180 Accuracy Approach And Landing ASEL

V.  Performance and Ground Reference Maneuvers

B. Steep Spiral (ASEL, ASES)

C. Chandelles (ASEL, ASES)

<<<<<<OR>>>>>> THEY NEED TO DO B&C OR D&E

D. Lazy Eights (ASEL, ASES)

E. Eights on Pylons (ASEL, ASES)

IX. Emergency Operations

B. Emergency Approach and Landing (Simulated) (ASEL, ASES)

C. Systems and Equipment Malfunctions



SCCA and or FIA racing license

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022

1) First, join the SCCA.

2) Purchase approved equipment. Many sources on the internet I can recommend. Also OG racing behind Dulles in Sterling, VA where you can see and try everything.
3) Then attendance at accredited SCCA Driver’s School will get you an initial (provisional) license in a three-day weekend. There is one at Summit Point that is the closest.

4) Another three-day school will get you your full competition license. 

Summit Point Racing School

Bertil Roos Racing School

OG Racing site

SCCA Racing Schools

Road Racing

How to get an SCCA Competition License video on YouTube

Kaizen Racing School

Another site with some good information on getting started racing.

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