Kraemer Aviation / June 2024 Wheels & Wings Newsletter

Welcome to the Kraemer Aviation/ Wheels & Wings Newsletter

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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”.

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History Trivia: 6/17/1946: The first mobile telephone call is placed from a car in St. Louis, Missouri.

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: Rotem recently passed his private pilot checkride. His instructor was Harry’s friend Nir Levy. Nir and Rotem have known each other since birth. They were in kindergarten together and even in the Israeli Army together. The last time they saw each other was about two years ago in Thailand. When Rotem decided to earn his FAA private pilot certificate, he contacted Nir Nir did an excellent job preparing him for his checkride. Here is a picture of Nir and Rotem at a very young age and they recreated (20 plus year later) the picture that day Rotem passed his checkride.

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: Margaret Ringenberg (June 17, 1921 – July 28, 2008) was an American aviator, who had logged more than 40,000 hours of flying time during her career. She became interested in flying as an eight year old when she saw a barnstormer land in a field near her family’s farm. She trained at a flight training school and had her first solo flight in 1941 as a 19-year-old. During World War II she became a ferry pilot with the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP). Although WASP pilots were not allowed to fly combat missions, they served grueling, often dangerous duties, such as ferrying, test flying, and target towing. The WASP corps was disbanded at the end of 1944. Ringenberg went on to become a flight instructor in 1945 and flew as a commercial pilot and instructor for the rest of her life. She began racing airplanes in the 1950s.. She raced in every Powder Puff Derby from 1957 to 1977, every Air Race Classic since 1977, the Grand Prix and the Denver Mile High and many others, garnering over 150 trophies for her accomplishments. She completed the Round-the-World Air Race in 1994 at age 72, and in March 2001 at the age of 79 she flew in a race from London to Sydney. In 1999, she received the NAA Elder Statesman in Aviation Award in a presentation ceremony in Washington, DC.

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.  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.

June 21st was an award night at the Laytonsville Cruise In. Click here for more pictures of our award winners from June.

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 ideas and interesting places to visit.  Check it out here.  Our Day Tripper section now has different categories to choose from to make it easier to find events that interest you. 

Barn Finds/Hangar Finds:  Need an appraisal on your barn find?  Visit our Appraisal Page for information on our appraisals.  While not exactly a barn find, our Cutlass Rollfast (part airplane, part bicycle) was made from a wrecked airplane and save from the junkyard. This bike is very popular with the kids when we take it to events.

Here’s our Cutlass Rollfast at the Laytonsville Cruise In. Click here for more pictures of kids enjoying this cool bike.

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: Beryl has become the first hurricane of the 2024 Atlantic season. Beryl is the earliest Category 5 hurricane and the strongest July hurricane.

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. Click on the image below for the new page.

Our 3 wheelers have been out and about this month. On June 2nd, we had our Lomax Roadster at British Car Day.

Earlier in June, Harry attended the Bikini Bike Wash & BBQ at District Harley Davidson. Our 1969 Ural sidecar rig was a big hit. Click here for more pictures.

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

Prototypes: A very cool prototype in our collection, is our 3 wheel pedal powered dragster. The idea was conceived by Harry and designed and built by David Sprecher.

Nautical Notes: Walker Bay (Boats) was founded in Walker Bay, South Africa in 1997. The Walker Bay 8 was introduced in 1998. The Walker Bay 8 Dingy was designed by Paolo Rista.

Riding The Rails: The Schienenzeppelin or Rail Zeppelin was an experimental railcar which resembled a Zeppelin airship in appearance. It was designed and developed by the German aircraft engineer Franz Kruckenberg in 1929. Propulsion was by means of a pusher propeller located at the rear: it accelerated the railcar to 230.2 km/h (143 mph) setting the land speed record for a petrol-powered rail vehicle. Only a single example was ever built, which due to safety concerns remained out of service and was finally dismantled in 1939.

Native American Indian Transportation: Pontiac, Michigan was founded in 1818. It was named after Pontiac, a war chief of the Ottawa Tribe, who occupied the area before the European settlers. In 1893, Edward M. Murphy established the Pontiac Buggy Company in Pontiac, Michigan. Here is a 1908 Pontiac Buggy.

Here’s an ad for a Pontiac Buggy.

Animals in the headlines: Ace is starting the enjoy going in the pool. Maybe he will be a water dog and Jett will be our snow dog. Here’s a video of Ace in the pool.

We close this newsletter with these words: When facing a difficult task, act as though it is impossible to fail.

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