November 30 – Global Flyer kit and Embraer Phenom 300

Monday, November 30   — In at 9:00, cool, light rain; nice day for a rainy day. Almost no traffic coming out on J. David Jones Parkway. WOW perfect timing. From the e-mail addresses in the guestbook since the last time the information was entered in the Dell, I updated the LincFly mailing list, created a separate Aviation Friends list for people whom I appreciate though they’ve not visited or supported AKM, and emailed the November issue to almost 100 new names of people whose friendship OR support means a lot to me. Any reader of this post who did not get the November issue, who sends me an e-mail address will also be added to the list for the December 2015 issue. I was done with all that by 2:00. Went up and gathered some Air Classics mags for a friend who made me an offer I liked. As I arrived back downstairs saw a NetJets Phenom with external APU and tractor beside it, and, in light rain, took a few pics. Phot’d some model kits to sell and processed those pics and Phenom pics. Departed for grocer and home at 8:20. Day rating: A
By the by, here’s a picture of a model kit you may not know can be purchased these days from major hobby kit retailers. It’s the Scaled Composites (designed and built) Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer which Steve Fossett flew around the world non-stop solo a few years ago. This kit will be built and displayed with other 1/72 scale models at AeroKnow Museum when time permits. Model building is great fun. I recommend it as a hobby. As an obsession, it can be expensive. (smile)

Pictures are of the Embraer Phenom 300 visiting the ramp Monday.


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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