November 24

Monday, November 23 — THIS IS A TEST: I’m going to try to post this FIRST at my WordPress AeroKnow blog where I will add pictures AND on the AeroKnow Museum Facebook page. I want to see if the pictures on the blog come through at the Fb post
. . . In at 8:40, calm, chilly and sunny. Phot’d a blue Cessna Cardinal on the ramp, the only airplane out. Posted new at AeroKnow WordPress blog and was happy with the improvements they’ve made. Want to do something there maybe every three days. Don’t know. . . still thinking about it. Decided to sell three of my guitars to pay for the heat this winter. Snack food from terminal vending machines for lunch for $2.50. I’m fine with that. Worked less time on a new NOVEMBER Lincoln Flyer than anticipated because of the excellent visit by the crew of the FIRST Beech Beechjet that rolled out of the Beech factory. Mike H. showed me the inside and out in perfect sun. Great visit. I will resume work Tuesday and try to get it done! Cleaned up around the office anticipating time to take pictures that were not taken today because Bob F. visited, brought lots of sport ballooning material his organization displayed for years at the Chanute Air Museum which is closed now. He left about 8 and I finished culling articles from a few remaining magazines waiting for that treatment on my desk. I had become anxious and discontent after nothing to eat all day but airport terminal vending machine Rice Krispie cake, bag of Cheez-Its, bag of “trail mix” and coffee all dang day. About 7:00 I had hit a hunger WALL so real I could almost touch it. I can tell when I’m really HUNGRY because I become irritable, and I was feeling that way during Bob’s visit. Nice fellow and a fine photographer. As i write this I’m not thinking “I need a drink.” I’m thinking “I need a SANDWICH and some iced TEA.” Headed for grocer and home at 8:45. Day rating based on an A for every minute up to about 7:10 and what came after that: a frikkin dang C.


This Beechjet 400 was the first to roll out of the Beech factory in Wichita. It is the only one of its kind that displays TWO manufacturer’s plates. Ask me what I mean in a comment or a message to, and I will explain.


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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1 Response to November 24

  1. mattpenning says:

    Nice photography and layout with the latest WordPress iteration. Easy to read on my smartphone. Thank You, Job.

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