November 25 – Mooney 231, Beech C-12F and AKM WELCOME Room

Wednesday, November 25 — In at 7:50, Mooney 231 on the ramp, phot’d it. Worked on the new November issue of Lincoln Flyer most of the day. No model club tonight. Took/processed pictures of the sharper looking office. No time upstairs at all. Too chilly and I really DO intend to get the newsletter e-mailed out before December. It will be close! Worked on models until 7:00 and went home. I will be out here Thanksgiving from dawn to 3 pm; then home for Thanksgiving dinner with the founder and director of AeroKnow Museum. Day rating: C

Pictures are of the Mooney 231 that arrived Sunday (I think) .

The C-12F pilot visited and chatted. He is based at Ft. Knox; said the 12 is the newest version with the all modern cockpit, said id there wasn’t classified material aboard, he would be happy to allow me to photog the panel and interior. If I’m here next time they have business in Springfield and the interior is clear of classified, he will gladly show me around. He also said I was welcome to take pictures of the outside, so to return the courtesy, I simply took a few from behind the fence.

Last week I re=arranged the WELCOME Room which is my office on the ground floor at Horizon Aviation  about eight feet from their counter. All but the most significant reference books were taken upstairs to the Books Room, the American Aviation Historical Society Journal were returned to the Periodicals Room, Essential reference books are on shelves two feet from my left shoulder when I’m at the computer, and there are more historical items for visitors to see and examine. I’ve also arranged a table that’s out of the way of visitors in transit in the room,, where I can build model airplanes. This is a MAJOR improvement.


Since this blog is posted on November 26, AeroKnow Museum wishes a warm, reverent and peaceful Thanksgiving holiday  for legal citizens of the USA and best wishes for a happy Thursday to all readers on this side of the international dateline.

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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