Archive for April, 2018

Flymall Wheels & Wings April 2018 Newsletter

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Welcome to the Kraemer Aviation / Flymall Wheels & Wings April 2018 newsletter.

Earlier this month we celebrated April 27 or 4-27.  We celebrate in true gear head style. Car enthusiasts will know what vehicle this came from.

 

Achievements & Special Recognition:  Ringo Star becomes Sir Ringo!  The former Beatle receives his knighthood by the Queen.  This comes 21 years after Paul McCartney received the same honor.

If you enjoy The Beatles and Beatle history visit our events calendar and select the Beatles category to view dates in The Beatles history.

 

Earlier in April, Pat’s student Jake did his first solo at KGAI.

 

Click here for more pictures from the event.

Aviation/Aviators in the newsTammie Jo Shults. The female pilot who safely landed Southwest Airline flight #1380 that experienced a rapid decompression at 32,000ft due to a blown engine.

 

Here’s some old news, aviation related from Baltimore Maryland (Harry’s hometown).   The first Mars supermarket.The idea for Mars supermarkets came in the early 1940s from Joseph D’Anna, whose location for his upstart grocery store was an apartment complex in Essex, Maryland, called Mars Estates. Nearby, Glenn L. Martin was developing an airplane called the Mars Flying Boat that could take off and land in water, so “Mars” seemed a perfectly logical name to instill local pride and recognition. His first store opened on Old Eastern Avenue in 1943. It was operated for three years in a partnership with friend Bob Baum. They decided to open a second location in the 300 block of Eastern Ave. As more joined the team, the company decided to relocate to the south in Dundalk, Maryland, where they purchased a strip center with seven shopfronts to expand their business, closing the Essex locations.

Car/Motorcycle Show News:  The Flymall team has been out and about.  We visited the annual Gas and Steam Engine show in Derwood Maryland.

Click here for more pictures.

The team was also at the annual Laytonsville Fire Department dinner.

 

Click here for more pictures.

Want a great little car to make the show circuit this season.  Found on the Flymall, we have a nice MG Midget for sale.  Click here for details.

If you would like to know where the Flymall team will be next, visit our appearance schedule by clicking here.  To find car shows and other events, visit our events calendar.

Next month on May 20 we will have a few of our bikes on display and the British and European Bike Day.  Stop by and say hello.

Barn Finds/Hangar Finds:  Here is a 1921 Morgan 3 wheeler. No details were listed.  Would be very cool just to keep as it is.  If this vehicle could talk. It probably has a few stories to tell.

For more information on the Morgan, visit Harry’s Morgan Three Wheeler page on the Flymall.

CFI Notes:  For detailed lessons, visit our lesson plan section of the Flymall by clicking here.  If you have something that you would like Harry to cover let us know.

Weather in the news:  Our Aviation Weather page has a lot of information regarding weather reports, understanding weather, and more.  We also feature severe weather videos.

Three Wheel Association (TWA):  Not really a three wheeler. A friend’s ice cycle. It runs on 3 blades.  It is powered by a working REO engine.  A very talented guy, he can build most anything by just looking at a picture.  He has built several vintage and rare 3 wheelers.

 

Click here for more pictures of the ice cycle.

Prototypes:  This month we’re featuring a Mazda RX-500 and a Porsche prototype.  Here is the RX-500.

Facebook post here:

And here’s an unusual Porsche concept from 1987. A 928 H50.

Animals in the headlines:  Enjoy this video of a dog saving a drowning deer.

 

 

Here’s one for the aviators that love dogs!

We close this newsletter with this: Always keep that little place where the magic grows inside of you, alive.

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Flymall Wheels & Wings March 2018 Newsletter

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Welcome to the Flymall March 2018 Wheels & Wings Newsletter.   To view past newsletters click here.  You can sign up for our newsletter at Flymall.org.

Did you know that our newsletter section is searchable?  Want to find a topic or subject we covered?  Looking for the newsletter that featured a certain car or aircraft?  Just use the search box on the right side of our newsletter section of the Flymall.  The search box is just above where it says “Recent Post”.

Visit our Pilot Shop for some great deals on pilot supplies.  We have added an online checkout. Now you can place your order online and pay via PayPal.

Achievements & Special Recognition:  Do you know someone that stands out and should have recognition, let us know and we’ll post it here.  Our newsletter reaches hundreds of readers each month.  You can use the contact us section on the Flymall to send any achievements & special recognition to Harry.

Aviation/Aviators in the news:  If you enjoy reading about aviation history, we have a “Today in aviation history” fact at the bottom of each page on the Flymall.  Each day there is a new fact regarding aviation history for that day. Some days have more than one fact.

Car/Motorcycle Show NewsThe Laytonsville Cruise In is in full swing.  Be sure to check out the new coffee shop (The Family Room) in Laytonsville.  They are planning to be open late for the Friday night cruise in.

The Flymall team attended their first show of the season, an annual swap meet/car show at the Howard County Fairgrounds.  Click here for some pictures from the event. Visit our appearance schedule to see where the Flymall team will be next.

Enjoy this 1970s TV commercial:  Supermarine Spitfire vs Triumph Spitfire.

Barn Finds/Hangar Finds:  Here is a very interesting barn find for this month. A 1978 Buick Opel by Isuzu.  As far as we can tell this is the only vehicle without a model name. It does have three different brand names.  Read the full story on Barn Finds by clicking here.

 

If you need an appraisal on your barn find, contact Harry.  You can visit our appraisal page to learn more about our appraisals.  Research vehicle prices in the Market Watch section of the Flymall.

CFI Notes:  New rules for DC FRZ.  Click here for story on AOPA’s site.

Weather in the news:  On March 2 2018 much of the east coast experienced a wind storm. Wind gusts were over 70 mph in Maryland.  Here are some pictures of a downed tree from the storm.  This is the driveway at Kraemer Aviation.

 

Click here for more pictures of the storm damage at Kraemer Aviation.

Three Wheel Association (TWA):  A lot of progress has been made on the Heald Hauler fire-truck project.  Click here for pictures.  The Heald Hauler was a yard vehicle made in the 1970s – 1980s.  The Heald Hauler will be displayed in the TWA museum.

Prototypes:  This month we’re featuring a Harley Earl design. The 1954 Buick Wildcat II.

Click here for more info on the Wildcat II.

Animals in the headlinesFlymall’s own Jett makes the news this month.  In late March 2018 she was attacked by a coyote in her own fenced in back yard. By the time Harry realized what was going on Jett had the coyote pinned down on its back with one paw holding it down and the other paw hitting the face of the coyote.  It appears that Jett won the fight, but not before getting bit on the leg.  The attack/fight only lasted a few minutes.  Harry broke up the fight and got Jett inside.  The strangest thing was that the coyote showed no fear of humans when Harry was yelling at Jett to get inside.  In fact the coyote tried to calmly follow Jett inside.

 

We close this newsletter with some words from Wilbur Wright.

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