November 25 BeechJet 400 continued and Falcon 10

Tuesday, November 24 — In at 9:20, no birds on the ramp. Weather pretty good. Posted pictures and AeroKnow Museum LOG to the WordPress blog where I’m going to spend more time. Processed more pictures from yesterday. Worked on the XB-49 model for second day in a row — Progress! — and phot’d a Falcon 10 with a Goodyear logo on it. Did more photo organization. No visitors. The Falcon 10 flight crew wandered around in the lobby most of the day waiting for their customers to return, but they showed no interest in AKM, and I was not in a mood, when seeing their dour expressions, to be “Joe FriendlyGuy” and try to engage them in happy talk near the coffee machine. I respect their space as they respected mine. Took ballooning materials from last night’s visit by Bob F. up to the Research Room to examine the materials donated from the former Chanute Air Museum site, but it was chilly up there and I will get to them later. Put donation jar quarters enough together for a Terminal Subway sandwich lunch. I’m allowing myself ONE sandwich from there every week. It seems to be every time I enjoy one of their sandwiches, I get sleepy. Today: no exception. Napped on a pillow at my desk with lights out and door locked for an hour. It was a great refresher! Worked on Lincoln Flyer until 8 when I went home. Day rating: B+ only because I wish I had been able to avoid the nap.

Here are a few of the Falcon 10. I was not able to get closer. Dale Earnhart Jr.s jet visited Springfield a few weeks ago. I wonder if the 10 has anything to do with NASCAR. The Goodyear logo suggests it does.


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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