The Week That Was – Jue 15 — 21

Columbia 400, an or9iginal, now manufactured as the Cessna Corvalis

Columbia 400, an original, now manufactured as the Cessna Corvalis

Sunday, June 15  —  In at 9:30 after moving a bunch of collected articles and news publications from shelves in the bedroom to elsewhere in the house. Pitched a bunch of things. Brought the models that had been in the living room on a table for some years out to AKM too. Moved a few 1/32 models off the low glass shelves to make way for model kits from the kits room. Sunny and warm but threatening thunderstorms soon. Tried to make progress with finance records. I hate the tedium of all that! Accomplished a lot, catching up with AAHS tasks, a few hours of modeling in late afternoon, photing Cessna Citation leaving, Phenom 100, Columbia 300 and a 1981 Piper Aerostar 602P with winglets, also noted on the Inet as an Aerostar 700. To grocer and home at 8:00.

Cessna Citation

Cessna Citation   

Embraer Phenom 100

Embraer Phenom 100

 

Pilatus PC-12  This machine is a frequent visitor here.

Pilatus PC-12 This machine is a frequent visitor here.

The day’s been great.

Piper Aerostar 602P upgraded to AeroStar 700.

Piper Aerostar 602P upgraded to AeroStar 700.

Monday, June 16 — In at 6:30 and photo’d the overnighted Phenom 100 and a visiting old Cessna 172.

Cessna 172

Cessna 172

Warm out but great light. Work was pretty warm but not painfully so. Worked a good part of the day for employer and was happy to do it cheerfully. I also finished a draft of my song “So Many Yesterdays” which I will play for the first time at this Wednesday’s open mic. AeroKnow Museum time there is gravy and I enjoy lots of gravy a lot of the time. Processed pictures back at the airport and went home tired at 7:30, early for me, but that’s okay.

Tuesday, June 17 — In at 7:20, warm, threatening rain. Took a few pictures from the fence of a Citation Excel.

Piper Malibu Matrix, the unpressurized Malibu.

Piper Malibu Matrix, the unpressurized Malibu.

PipMalMat-9

Cessna Citation Excel

Cessna Citation Excelff

Boeing Vertol CH-47D Chinook, built in 1993.

Boeing Vertol CH-47D Chinook, built in 1993.

Worked on a new song to share at an open mic tomorrow downtown. Bought some Alclad Yellow Titanium and White Aluminum at Hobb-E-Mart after work, processed pictures ,

Cessna 206

Cessna 206

photog’d a Cessna 206 with ventral cargo pack, worked on the Revell PT-17 with the new aluminum. Went home at 7:45 to work on my new song and have dinner. Had a good, warmwarm day. 🙂

Wednesday, June 18 — in at 7:10, warm and sunny. Worked on John Thornton Walker book pictures, feel TERRIBLE I’ve not made more progress on the book despite taking hours away from employer for that purpose and then being diverted. Case in point today. A CH-47 en route Detroit area to Oklahoma stopped for fuel. Two of the crew visited AKM office and walked me out to their bird. I phot’d the take off and arrived back at office to find a visitor with an erratically behaving child, a boy about three who dashed around in spurts while his mom and I talked, then when he wanted to leave, became a persistent, noisy distraction, clinging to his mom’s legs. She told me an Angel Flight is transporting them to a hospital in Minnesota (Mayo, I think) where he’s going to be treated for his problem (don’t know what it is, didn’t ask) They had visited last week and she asked to see the rooms upstairs. I HAD to process at least some of the ’47 pics; then get to work at 11 — TRUE WORDS, not an alibi) and promised to show her next time she visited. Work was okay. CH47D-k28I practiced my new song with guitar several times there and attended an open mic directly after, had a nice meal, met some good people. Did not return to AKM. Went home and went to bed.

Thursday, June 19 — In at 8:35 after a draggy start. Just a CitationJet on the ramp. Warm, calm, threatening rain this afternoon. Processed pictures. A mite depressed from last night. Tidied up office and brought model making materials and my airbrush down from the very warm Process Room upstairs. Work was VERY WARM in the showroom (no air conditioning) but I accomplished a lot of sorting for AKM. Processed pictures from yesterday back at AKM and departed for grocer at 8:05.

Friday, June 20  — Had a rough night, unproductive at home, dinner at 11 and bed at midnight. Into AKM at 7:15. Phot’d the Viking on the ramp, the only plane there.

Bellanca Viking

Bellanca Viking

Processed pictures until leaving for work. Very warm in the showroom and accomplished a lot of sorting for AKM. Peanut butter from a knife for lunch; I forgot my apple. Processed pictures after returning to AKM. Finished and posted a few to Facebook. Left for ome at 7:38.

Saturday, June 21  — In at 6:10, cool and scattered clouds. Nice morning! Processed pictures. Worked upstairs an hour. Very warm, but I really wanted to ACCOMPLISH something, and I did. Worked only an hour and a half at employer and returned to AKM. Processed a BUNCH of pictures and became very sleepy. Napped maybe 1/2 an hour with lights off and head on arms at desk. Had some visitors and showed them upstairs. This collection is not suitable for children under 10, not because I’m afraid they’ll break something; because kids are bored and fidgety when grownups talk and I have to compromise intelligent conversation with adults whose first priority is keeping impulsive progeny from touching model airplanes, and when we’re upstairs watching their sprouts to make sure they don’t pick up anything or disappear from view around a corner. Late in the afternoon a significant storm came through and I phot’d a Cessna Citation X before and during its tow to a hangar before the rains arrived. Got some great pics! CesCitX-q7 CesCitX-q10 FIN’LY started building a 1/32 model of an F-16 for a contest the model club is having. This will be fun. I’m shifting focus of 1/32 from landing gear up to fully detailed,landing gear down and most everything attached, straight from the kit box, though I know I’ll use aftermarket decals on the 16. Departed for home, satisfied with the day at 7:40.

Thats all for now.

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About Job Conger

I am a freelance aviation, business and tourism writer, poet, songwriter. My journalism appears regularly in Springfield Business Journal and Illinois Times. I am author of Springfield Aviation from Arcadia Publishing and available everywhere. As founder/director of AeroKnow Museum (AKM) and a volunteer with American Aviation Historical Society (AAHS), I created this blog to share news about AKM activity and aviation history.
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