December 4 – Pilatus PC-12

December 4 — In at 10:30, calm, chilly and sunny. Just missed a C-130 takeoff from Runway 13. Half an hour earlier and I could have photo’d it on the ground and taking off. Spent most of the earlier morning cleaning up around the house. Processed G.IV pictures. Brought lunch and ate about 12:30. Worked in Research and Process Rooms all afternoon. Tried to take a nap on the recently donated (by Martin M.) cot, but found no room in a HEATED room upstairs to set it up. Lay down on cot pad on floor for 1 1/2 hours and slept about one hour. Awoke a mite depressed but made myself put away things and the RR looks much better now. Made progress sorting things in Process Rm. Worked on B-36 and some minor restoration work. Returned to office at 6:45. Worked on a “kits wanted” list. Worked on YB-49 at office modeling table. Some progress. A little every day is better than none at all. No rush to go home. All that’s there is peanut butter, jelly and bread and cold rooms. Still haven’t turned on the furnace so I can save money. Departed for home at 9:41. Day rating: D+

The PC-12 here was photographed August 13. The new Pilatus PC-24 is going to have a  cargo door this size as well. It will be the only business jet to have a cargo door.

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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