Long Overdue Update

It’s time for AeroKnow Museum activity to  be more widely known than it’s been in previous years via Facebook and occasionally here at our Abe Lincoln’s Air Force blog. WordPress has upgraded a lot since our most recent post before today, November 23, so I will try to catch up quickly here. Pictured above is a visiting Aero Commander Volaire 10. The pilot arrived  on the ramp and stopped just long enough, with engine idling and door slightly open, to ask the lineman a question, and then departed the airport. Below is a visiting Cessna 175, another rare bird.               Ces175-b6
When the pilot visited the WELCOME Room and saw the memorabilia about Lt. Col. John Thornton Walker, I told him the story about the Springfield hero, General Mark Clark’s personal pilot who died coming home to Springfield and was buried in his wife Geraldine’s home town, Washington, Indiana. Walker is the subject of my new book. John Thornton Walker: the Hero Who Never Came Home. The 175 pilot knows that part of Indiana and has visited the cemetery where Walker is buried. He did not offer to loan or donate support to help pay for the book’s publication locally, but we had a fine visit, and I look forward to seeing him again when he has more time.
Ces175-b-8 Ces175-b8 Ces175-b9 Ces175-b5Pictures here were taken Sunday, November  22 at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport (SPI) in Springfield, Illinois. The ramp is about 100 feet from the WELCOME Room (operations office) of AeroKnow Museum which I founded and maintain at the General Aviation building, also home of FBO (fixed base operator) Horizon Aviation which refuels general aviation and visiting military  aircraft. Some days, 70% of my time is spent photographing aircraft and editing the results. I do it because I believe today’s picture is tomorrow’s historic confirmation of an event. I BELIEVE you can click on any thumbnail for a larger image.

Visiting Mu-2B arrived SPI mid-morning and departed late afternoon.

Visiting Mu-2B arrived SPI mid-morning and departed late afternoon.

AeroKnow Museum has a lot to learn about this new format, but just sharing this much, I can tell you it’s a wonderful improvement.  If you like the pictures, visit the AeroKnow Museum Gallery of Flight blog  — http://akmgallery.wordpress.com

Please share your reaction to this post and suggest how I can make future posts (not often MORE than once a week but always, at least once a week) better.
Thanks for visiting.

into the dusk

into the dusk

 

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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