Flymall Wheels & Wings March 2018 Newsletter

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.

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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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