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Kraemer Aviation October 2019 Newsletter

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

Click here to view our October 2019 Wheels & Wings Newsletter. Click here to view past newsletters.

This month: Ira Walker’s EZ Rider, the Autobahn, Enzo Ferrari, 3Wheelers.org, and more.

On October 20 2019 Pat, Jett, & Harry attended the Ensign Dean R. Van Kirk Aviation Heritage Museum Hall of Fame Ceremony and Open House.

Inducted into their Hall of Fame this year was:

Ensign Jesse Leroy Brown, Naval Aviator

Annabelle Fera, Designated Pilot Examiner

Elaine Danforth Harmon, WASP

Max Ulf Miller, Civilian Airmail Pilot no. 1

Harry had the privilege of accepting Annabelle Fera’s certificate inducting her into their Hall of Fame.

Here is Harry’s short speech accepting the award on behalf of Annabelle Fera:  “I met Annabelle in 1983 when I started flying.  I took 4 checkrides with her.  We became very close over the years.  She nominated me for the Instructor of the year award which I received thanks to her.  She inspired me to become a DPE like herself.  Becoming a DPE was a career goal that I set shortly after meeting her.  That career goal has become a reality 36 years later. I am happy to accept this certificate on her behalf”.

Click here for more pictures from the event.

In the early to mid 1960s, Harry’s father would take him the the Frederick Municipal Airport to watch the planes.  Little did Harry know, that Annabelle was most likely there giving checkrides.  And Harry would eventualy meet her about 20 years latter and be so inspired by her, that he would follow her career path to be just like her.  

Here is Harry at the Frederick Municipal Airport in the 1960s.

Earlier this month Pat & Harry attended the Laytonsville Volunteer Fire Department’s all you can eat shrimp & beef dinner.  Their events are always a lot of fun and very well attended.  Here is their restored 1930s Brockway fire truck.

History Trivia:  Sept 4 1891 autobahn designer is born.  For more information click here

While on the topic of the autobahn, here is a map of the 1908 New York to Paris race.   Click on the map for a larger view.

Achievements & Special Recognition:  Harry currently conducts about 5 to 6 checkrides per week.  You can follow him on Facebook to get updates on the success of his applicants.  Each and everyone deserves some recognition. 

Aviation/Aviators in the news:  This month we have some sad news regarding the Collins Foundation B-17 crash.  Harry was lucky enough to log some right seat time in this aircraft back in the mid 1990s.  He flew as copilot from KGAI to KCBE.

How many of our readers know of Robin Olds of the Vietnam War?  He is credited with developing a plan, an aerial trap for the Vietnamese.  It was a risky plan, however it worked.  And on one mission, Robin Olds and his squadron were able to shoot down about half of the Vietnamese MiG-21s with no US aircraft lost.

Visit the used aircraft section of the Flymall to view our inventory of used aircraft.

Car/Motorcycle Show News:  October 5, 1919 Enzo Ferrari enters his first race.

Visit our Events Calendar for local and national car/motorcycle show events.  Our “Day Tripper” section of the Flymall is also a great place to search for fun thing to do.

A little car show humor for this month:  Recently at a car show we saw a wooden car complete with wooden wheels and a wooden engine.  We asked the owner to start it for us however it wooden start!!!  However this reverse flow small block Chevy engine does start.

Barn Finds/Hangar Finds:  Here’s a Barn Find that you do not see too often as a “barn find”.  A 1988 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24.  Check it out here on BarnFinds.com

We have a garage find for sale.  A classic Jaguar!  This would be a great car to get started in the collector car hobby. 

Need an appraisal on your Barn Find?  Visit our appraisal page for information on our appraisals.  You can also research prices in our Market Watch section for the Flymall.  The “Test Drive” section of the Flymall is a great resource to read reviews on classic cars, aircraft, motorcycles, and more.

How about a Walmart find???

 

CFI / DPE Notes:  Need a checkride???  You can view Harry’s schedule on his Practical Test page.  He is usually booked 2 to 3 weeks in advance.  

Weather in the news:  In to the second week of October 2019 the Northeast sees the affect of a  Nor’easter.

Three Wheel Association (TWA):  About a year ago Harry was offered a chance to purchase 3wheelers.com.  This would be a great addition to the Three Wheel Association and the museum.  While the purchase is still being discussed, Harry was able to acquire the following URLs: 3wheelers.org, 3wheelers.net, 3wheelers.info, 3wheelers.co, and 3wheelers.us.  These all point to Flymall.org for now until a new site is developed.

This month we’re featuring Ira Walker of Walker Aviation.  Ira built Harry’s rare Briggs & Stratton Midget Mobile pictured here.

Plans to build this vehicle were published in a November 1936 magazine called Mechanics and Handicraft. Harry acquired a copy of the original plans and had Ira build this one. The other one that is known to exist is also a reproduction.

Ira, being the expert fabricator he is saw ways to improve on this 1930s design.  He and his son came up with this:  The EZ Rider 3 Wheel Electric Race Car.  While Harry’s has an authentic 1920s vintage Briggs & Stratton engine, Ira’s has a new electric engine.

Who would have thought back in the  1970s and early 1980s, that off road 3 wheelers would have been a good investment???  Kearney Powersports in Kearney Nebraska did.  They have one of the largest collections of the ATC type 3 wheelers.  

The off road 3 wheeler actually entered the market in 1967.  The first three-wheeled ATV was the Sperry-Rand Tricart. It was designed in 1967 as a graduate project of John Plessinger at the Cranbrook Academy of Arts near Detroit. The Tricart was straddle-ridden with a sit-in rather than sit-on style (similar to the contemporaneous Big Wheel toy). In 1968 Plessinger sold the Tricart patents and design rights to Sperry-Rand New Holland who manufactured them commercially. Numerous small American manufacturers of 3-wheelers followed. These small manufacturers were unable to compete when larger motorcycle companies like Honda. Honda entered the market in 1969.  

Krause Piccolo Trumpf 

Prototypes:  This month we have a Ford prototype that appears to have been Corvette inspired.  The 1965 Ford Bordinat Cobra.

While on the topic of Corvettes, here is a 1980 factory 4 door corvette.  This is said to be one of two left in existence.  Built by General Motors to test the market for such a car.  

1960s – General Motors took a novel approach to improving winter traction with the Liquid Tire Chain Traction Dispenser.

Animals in the headlines: This month we’re simply highlighting this picture of a mother Polar Bear going for a walk with her cub.

Enjoy this picture of Jett by a jet at the Ensign Dean R. Van Kirk Aviation Heritage Museum Hall of Fame Ceremony and Open House.

And here’s Jett making friends at the airport.

We close this newsletter with these words:  Follow the Sun. ☀️ Search out the sunshine in life, even on the cloudy days. There’s always good to be found.

And this: Most smiles are started by another smile.

Private Pilot Aeronautical Experience

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Airplane Single Engine Land Aeronautical Experience

40 hours of flight time including:

20 hours of flight training from an authorized instructor that includes:

3 hours of cross-country flight training in a single-engine airplane

3 hours of night flight training that includes – One cross-country flight of over 100 nautical miles total distance and 10 takeoffs and 10 landings to a full stop

3 hours of flight training in a single-engine airplane on the control and maneuvering of an airplane solely by reference to instruments

3 hours of practical test prep

10 hours of solo flight training including:

5 hours of solo cross-country time;

One solo cross country flight of 150 nautical miles total distance, with full-stop landings at three points, and one segment of the flight consisting of a straight-line distance of more than 50 nautical miles between the takeoff and landing locations; and

Three takeoffs and three landings to a full stop (with each landing involving a flight in the traffic pattern) at an airport with an operating control tower.

Applicant Endorsement

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

I _______________________________________ was given a practical test for the

______________________________ certificate/rating

on _________________ per the ____________________________ ACS/PTS by DPE

Harry Kraemer.  The results of the test were as follows:

Circle one:

Satisfactory – Temporary Airman Certificate Issued

Unsatisfactory – Notice of Disapproval Issued

Letter of Discontinuance Issued

Signed_______________________________________________________________________

Flight Test

Saturday, October 12th, 2019

FLIGHT TEST

DPE- Do not ask questions during preflight

1. Be sure to take plan of action with you to the aircraft

2. Conduct flight test according to the Practical Test Standards

3. No instruction

4. No second chance when maneuver is unsatisfactory
5. Continue testing if maneuver is incomplete or you need more information to make a decision

6. Unsatisfactory performance
• Exceeding aircraft limitations
• Examiner intervention
• Inappropriate emergency procedures
• Outcome of the maneuver being seriously in doubt
• Poor judgment
• Not within approved standards
• Failure to apply aeronautical knowledge
• Not being the master of the aircraft
• Consistently exceeding tolerances stated in the objective
• Failure to take prompt corrective action when tolerances are exceeded

7. Use realistic distractions during the flight

8. Did the applicant meet the objective of the task?
P Did the applicant complete the procedure described?
T Did the applicant perform the maneuver within the tolerances?
S Did the applicant meet all safety considerations?

If you can answer YES to each of these questions without reservation, the applicant has satisfactorily completed the task.

EMPHASIS AREAS: As a result of studies into the cause factors of incidents, accident, and violations, it is imperative that pilot examiners give special consideration and exercise their most conservative judgment in evaluating the applicant’s knowledge of the following area:

1. Preflight
• Aircraft manuals and documentation
• Pilot medical certificates
• Weather
• Airport area and surroundings

2. Preflight inspections
• Landing gear
• Engine(s)
• Adequacy of fuel supply
• ATC communications and airspace considerations

3. Clearances
• Instructions
• Operations to/from/within/near Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace

4. Proper use of the flight controls/brakes on the ground

5. Landing flare

6. Avoidance of objects in the air and on the ground
7. Maintenance of adequate flying speed

8. Operations to/from/on suitable terrain for T/O, Apch, & Ldg Configuration & Procedure

9. Observance of minimum safe altitudes – congested and noncongested areas

10. Use of stabilized approach/flight path procedures

11. Forced landings

Post Flight Briefing

Saturday, October 12th, 2019

POST-FLIGHT

1. General
• Reaffirm outcome
• Allow applicant some time to self
• Prepare Temporary Airman Certificate/ Notice of Disapproval /Letter of Discontinuance
• Offer to sign applicant’s logbook
• Have applicant sign your endorsement page (2 copies)

2. Temporary Airman Certificate
• Establish a positive atmosphere
• Highlight above average performance
• Debrief using the Plan of Action
• Have applicant review and sign Temporary Airman Certificate
• Examiner signs and issues Temporary Airman Certificate
• Advise of duration – 120 days: A DPE is not authorized to reissue an expired temporary certificate. The applicant needs to contact the local FSDO.
• Ensure applicant has proper documents
• Verify that you have the proper documents
• Brief flight instructor of applicant’s performance

3. Disapproval Notice
• Establish a positive atmosphere
• Highlight above average performance as well as deficient tasks
• Debrief using the Plan of Action
• Use PTS to explain reasons for disapproval
• Do not criticize the flight instructor
• Be alert for denial, anger, bargaining, or depression
• Issue Disapproval Notice
• Advise retest credit for satisfactorily completed items is 60 days
• Ensure applicant has proper documents
• Verify that you have the proper documents
• Brief flight instructor of applicant’s performance

Preflight Briefing

Saturday, October 12th, 2019

PREFLIGHT BRIEFING
Any questions so far?

1. Profile of flight test (DPE – do not ask questions during preflight). We will start off on the cross country that you planned. After a few check points, I will give you an event to deal with. We will do the takeoffs & landings. Depart for the air work. Hood work. Return to home base.

2. Pilot in Command (14 CFR § 61.47) DPE is NOT the PIC on the test

3. Emergencies – actual and simulated. By FAA orders, an actual emergency stops the test.
• Engine failure – takeoff and landing
• Other emergencies
• Feathering
• 500 ft hard deck for simulated engine failure

4. Transfer of controls (if applicable)

5. Collision avoidance (CFI applicant required to instruct)
• Looking for reported traffic
• Clearing the area before maneuvers
• DPE will let student know when he is looking inside the cockpit – applicant should be looking outside vice versa.

6. First preflight – weight and balance – VFR/IFR option

7. Advise that oral questioning will continue – Perfection is not the standard

8. Testing with Plan of Action will continue IAW PTS/ACS

9. Will continue taking notes

10. Continue/discontinue if task is unsatisfactory

11. Answer any questions
• Application
• Photo/signature ID. (Note type on FAA Form 8710-11 and return)
• Pilot Certificate (Verify against ID & FAA Form 8710-11 and return)

12. Advise applicant to return aircraft documents to the aircraft

13. Begin flight evaluation

Pretest Briefing

Saturday, October 12th, 2019

PRETEST BRIEFING

1. Put the applicant at ease (small talk, etc.)

Is flying a new career path or just a hobby?.
How did you get interested in flying?
What other hobbies or activities do you enjoy?

2. Advise applicant of available comfort facilities

3. Pilot Bill of Rights (PBR). Due to the legal definition by the FAA attorneys the practical exam that a DPE conducts is considered an investigation because of the review of their application and their skills.

4. Confirm type of practical test or retest

5. Provide casual overview of the test. If you do not pass an AOO in the ground portion, you have the option to continue the ground but not the flight portion. If you do not pass an AOO in the flight, you can continue. I have the option to stop the test. You cannot record this test, either audio or video. If I find out you are recording, we stop the test

6. Collect/Verify the required documents specified during the appointment
• FAA Form 8710-11, Airman Certificate and/or Rating Application
• Medical (note limitations)
• Knowledge test results (if appropriate)
• Logbook or training records (Verify that the applicant meets all requirements and appropriate endorsements)

Private Pilot Aeronautical Experience

• Aircraft documents (Verify location & scheduled availability)
Examiner: establish applicant eligibility, establish aircraft eligibility, validate applicant’s knowledge test.

7. Verify that required equipment (hood, etc.) is available

8. Verify that applicant is aware of PTS/ACS requirements and tolerances

9. Advise the applicant that:
• FAA Practical Test IAW the PTS/ACS
• Will be using a Plan of Action (Used to organize the Practical Test)
• Will be taking notes for the debrief
• Perfection is not the standard
• Oral questioning will continue throughout the test
• Three possible outcomes are:
o Temporary Airman Certificate – Good for 120 days.
o Notice of Disapproval of Application – Good for 60 days.
o Letter of Discontinuance – Good for 60 days.
10. Any Questions?

11. Collect Fee ______________

12. Announce: “THE TEST HAS BEGUN – Take a break. Get a drink, use the restroom.

Flymall / Kraemer Aviation September 2019 Wheels & Wings Newsletter

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Welcome to our September Wheels & Wings newsletter.  Click here for our September 2019 NewsletterClick here to view past newsletters.

Earlier this month, Pat & Harry hosted their annual Labor Day cookout.  Click here for more pictures.

Harry celebrated another birthday this month.  Here’s a picture of the gathering at Julliano’s Brick Oven Pizza.

History Trivia:  This month we bring you the first trans-Canada automobile journey.  Click on the post below for more details.

More trivia for this month.  Did you know that from September 10 2019 to September 19 2019, each and every date reads the same backwards as it does forwards:  9-10-19, 9-11-19, 9-12-19, 9-13-19, 9-14-19, 9-15-19, 9-16-19, 9-17-19, 9-18-19, 9-19-19.

Achievements & Special Recognition:  Harry has been busy testing pilot applicants for various certificates and ratings.  You can follow Harry/Kraemer Aviation on Facebook to get daily updates on his checkride applicants.

Flight Instructors, want to highlight your student’s first solo or earning a new certificate or rating?  Just send us the info with a picture and we will post it here.

Aviation/Aviators in the news:  Each day on the Flymall we give you a “Today In Aviation” fact.  Its located at the bottom of our web-pages.  Some days there may be more than one.  Simply refresh the page to see if there is another fact.

Visit our Events Calendar for up-to-date airshow dates and other aviation related events.  You can even have our calendar send you an email reminder about an event that you’re interested in attending.

Car/Motorcycle Show News:  Last month we posted the sad news of the loss of Jessi Combs.  Here is a nice tribute video we found on Facebook.

September 11, 1970, the Ford Pinto was introduced to the American market. Ford executive Lee Iacocca wanted a new model that weighed less than 2,000 pounds, and that would be priced at less than $2,000 USD.

September is also the month that the Chevrolet Camaro was introduced.  Click here for a post that Harry did on the Camaro.

Pat, Jett, and Harry attended the annual Arcadia Steam Engine and Tractor  show.  Click here fore more pictures and video from the event.

Here’s Harry’s video from the show with all of his still photos and videos.

Barn Finds/Hangar Finds:  How many readers have an old crankshaft or two in the barn, just waiting to do something cool with it???  Just imagine having a few of these crankshafts in your barn.  This is the crankshaft for a Wärtsilä-Sulzer RTA96-C engine, the largest reciprocating engine in the world. The engine is used in large container ships. It’s a 1810-liter engine that generates 108,920 horsepower at 102 RPM, and it idles at 22 RPM… almost 3 seconds per rotation. This crankshaft weighs 300 tons (660,000 pounds) and each piston weighs 12,000 pounds and has a stroke length is 8.2 feet.

As of 2006 there were more than 300 of these engines in active service.

How about a 36,000 miles Oldsmobile Calais Indy 500 Pace Car for a barn find?  This is a one owner car.  Click here for more info.

Visit our Market Watch section of the Flymall for current and historical prices on collector cars & motorcycles, aircraft, and more.  Our Market Watch section also allows you to submit your own price data to be added to our free online database.

If you need an appraisal on your barn find or hangar find, visit our appraisal page for information on our appraisals.

Visit the “Test Drive” section of the Flymall for reviews on cars, motorcycles, aircraft, and more.  You can even share your experience there as well.

CFI / DPE Notes: As of this newsletter Harry has completed about 40 checkrides.  Its hard work, but very enjoyable to be the one whom issues new pilots their Private Pilot Certificate.  Visit Harry’s Practical Test page for information on his checkrides and to view his schedule.

Checkout Harry’s question and answer section of his Practical Test page.  This is one “easy to use” database that prepares you for the knowledge test as well as for the practical test.  The database replaces more than a dozen books all at your fingertips and smart phone friendly.

Weather in the news:  Do Hurricanes for at or near the equator?

No known hurricane has ever crossed the equator. Hurricanes require the Coriolis force to develop and generally form at least 5° away from the equator since the Coriolis force is zero there.   Tropical Storm Vamei was the closest ever that a tropical storm formed near the equator.

Three Wheel Association (TWA):  

1919: Kubota (the tractor company) forms a subsidiary to manufacture cars, named it 實用自動車 (Jitsuyo Automobiles) in Osaka. American William R. Gorham previously had approached Kubota with a design for a two passenger three-wheeled car powered by Harley-Davidson motorcycle engine. Here is a picture of that vehicle. This company would later become part of or merge with Datsun.

Jitsuyo’s first product is the small three-wheeled ‘Gorham’ car. Production of the Gorham 3-wheeler is about 30 units per month. About 150 Gorhams are sold.

Pat, Jett, and Harry attended the large Arcadia Show 2019.  Click on one of the pictures below to view a Facebook post highlighting the rare and unusual three wheelers spotted at the show.


Prototypes:  This month we have a 1970 Dodge Diamente Concept for you.

Animals in the headlines:  Click here for Jett’s page on the Flymall.  Jett attends many car/motorcycle shows with Pat & Harry.  Jett helps win votes for our vehicles at judged shows.  She also is on hand to assist in aircraft sales.

We close this newsletter with this:

Instrument Rating Part 141 Requirements

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

Part 141 Appendix C

Each approved course must include at least the following ground training on the aeronautical knowledge areas listed in paragraph (b) of this section appropriate to the instrument rating for which the course applies:

(1) 30 hours of training if the course is for an initial instrument rating.

(2) 20 hours of training if the course is for an additional instrument rating.

(b) Ground training must include the following aeronautical knowledge areas:

(1) Applicable Federal Aviation Regulations for IFR flight operations;

(2) Appropriate information in the “Aeronautical Information Manual”;

(3) Air traffic control system and procedures for instrument flight operations;

(4) IFR navigation and approaches by use of navigation systems;

(5) Use of IFR en route and instrument approach procedure charts;

(6) Procurement and use of aviation weather reports and forecasts, and the elements of forecasting weather trends on the basis of that information and personal observation of weather conditions;

(7) Safe and efficient operation of aircraft under instrument flight rules and conditions;

(8) Recognition of critical weather situations and windshear avoidance;

(9) Aeronautical decision making and judgment; and

(10) Crew resource management, to include crew communication and coordination.

4. Flight training.

(a) Each approved course must include at least the following flight training on the approved areas of operation listed in paragraph (d) of this section, appropriate to the instrument-aircraft category and class rating for which the course applies:

(1) 35 hours of instrument training if the course is for an initial instrument rating.

(2) 15 hours of instrument training if the course is for an additional instrument rating.

(b) For the use of full flight simulators, flight training devices, or aviation training devices –

(1) The course may include training in a full flight simulator, flight training device, or aviation training device, provided it is representative of the aircraft for which the course is approved, meets the requirements of this paragraph, and the training is given by an authorized instructor.

(2) Credit for training in a full flight simulator that meets the requirements of § 141.41(a) cannot exceed 50 percent of the total flight training hour requirements of the course or of this section, whichever is less.

(3) Credit for training in a flight training device that meets the requirements of § 141.41(a), an advanced aviation training device that meets the requirements of § 141.41(b), or a combination of these devices cannot exceed 40 percent of the total flight training hour requirements of the course or of this section, whichever is less. Credit for training in a basic aviation training device that meets the requirements of § 141.41(b) cannot exceed 25 percent of the total training hour requirements permitted under this paragraph.

(4) Credit for training in full flight simulators, flight training devices, and aviation training devices if used in combination, cannot exceed 50 percent of the total flight training hour requirements of the course or of this section, whichever is less. However, credit for training in a flight training device or aviation training device cannot exceed the limitation provided for in paragraph (b)(3) of this section.

(c) Each approved course must include the following flight training –

(1)For an instrument airplane course: Instrument training time from a certificated flight instructor with an instrument rating on the approved areas of operation in paragraph (d) of this section including at least one cross-country flight that –

(i) Is in the category and class of airplane that the course is approved for, and is performed under IFR;

(ii) Is a distance of at least 250 nautical miles along airways or ATC-directed routing with one segment of the flight consisting of at least a straight-line distance of 100 nautical miles between airports;

(iii) Involves an instrument approach at each airport; and

(iv) Involves three different kinds of approaches with the use of navigation systems.

Kraemer Aviation / Flymall.org August 2019 Wheels & Wings Newsletter

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

Welcome to the Flymall.org August 2019 newsletter.

You can view past newsletters by clicking here.  You can view our August 2019 newsletter here.

History Trivia:  August 14, 1935: Will Rogers and Wiley Post were killed in a takeoff crash near Point Barrow, Alaska.  Did you know that we have a new aviation history fact each day at the bottom of our web pages?  On some days, we have more than one, simply refresh your web browser to see if we have more than one fact.   See Flymall.org.

Achievements & Special Recognition:  Pat’s student Noah passed his Private Pilot Checkride earlier this month.  Congratulations.  It was in June of 2018 that Noah did his first solo.  Click here for our June 2018 Newsletter highlighting his first solo. 

Aviation/Aviators in the news:  Honda is now in the aviation business.  Introducing the Honda Jet!!  Enjoy!!!

On a sadder note, Captain Al Haynes of United Airlines Flight 232 passed away earlier this month.

Car/Motorcycle Show News:  The Laytonsville Cruise In has gain popularity this year with Harry’s Award Night.  Visit the Laytonsville Cruise In page on the Flymall Wheels & Wings page.  You can also find the cruise in on Facebook under Laytonsville Cruise In.

Visit our Events Calendar for more local and national events.  You can also visit the Day Tripper section of the Flymall for interesting places to visit.

More sad news for this month.  The fastest woman on 4 wheels, Jessi Combs was killed earlier this month while attempting to break her own land speed record.   She was driving a 52,000 horsepower jet-powered car.  Jessi was a well known racer, fabricator, and television personality.

Barn Finds/Hangar Finds:  We have a Jaguar garage find this month.  Harry is brokering a classic Jaguar for a client.  Click here for more information.

Check out the Tech Tips section of the Flymall for help in restoring your barn find or hangar find.  You can also visit the Test Drive section of the Flymall for reviews on cars, motorcycles, aircraft, and more.

Contact us if you need an appraisal on your barn find.  Click here for more information on our appraisals.

CFI / DPE Notes:  Harry is in to his second full month as a Designated Pilot Examiner and has conducted dozens of checkrides.  Here is Harry with one of his checkride applicants.  Visit Harry’s Practical Test page for information on his checkrides.

Weather in the news: Hurricane Dorian was making the news in late August 2019. 

Three Wheel Association (TWA):  Here is a recent purchase by Harry for the TWA museum.  This is a 3 wheeled wheelchair possibly from the 1850s or 1860s.  For information on this vehicle and others in the collection click here.

Meet Bertha Benz, the first “driver”.  The first “driver” was a driver of a three wheeler.

Click here for more information on the Three Wheel Association.

Prototypes:  For this month we have the XP-897 GT-2-Rotor Corvette.  It looks like a cross between a Corvette, A Mazda, and a Ferrari. 

Animals in the headlines: Our wolf/Husky Jett is in the news this month.  She is always at the car/motorcycle shows with us and helps earn votes for our vehicles.  Click here to visit her page on the Flymall.

We close this newsletter with this:

Today in Aviation History
November 12, 1942: 9th Air Force established in the Middle East.