December 12 – Cessna Citation CJ3 & Cessna 310A model

Saturday, December 12 — In at 7:40 and worked on finances until leaving for employer. Had a mixed bag kind of day. Culled a lot of articles from FlyPast magazines — a PLUS. But when I started to dust (part of how I earn grocery money there) I was interrupted and instructed by owner HOW to dust. Over the last several years he’s done this three or four times.  If I had warmed my keister at my desk, culling articles, he would have never thought to ask me to dust.   I didn’t argue; I just stood still and listened; I knew if I talked he’d only continue his monologue, prolong my  “lesson.” And when he finished, I resumed dusting the way he instructed. What the heck? I’m there  only five hours a week. I’ve had a harder time sweeping my front porch. 🙂 Back to AKM by 2:30 and met Russ Holt who drove two hours from his home near Rantoul, IL do donate an excellent model of a Cessna 310 to AKM. We had a terrific meeting. He also promised to attend a model club meeting after the days start getting longer. Nice fellow; good modeler! THANKS again, RUSS! You made my day! Napped about an hour on the cot I set up in the hallway upstairs. Made progress with the Arctic B-36 and restoration of a few more models upstairs. Finished processing pictures from Friday. Departed for grocer and home at 8:10. Overall rating at AKM: A

The Citation CJ3 with the Meier Company visited Friday, The pilot visited AKM, very professional and courteous.

The Cessna 310 model is from the Comet kit. Russ scratch-built landing gear and painted it to match the excellent framed picture which he also donated. Russ has built several 310 models, loaned me some pictures to copy, and said he looks forward to sitting in at a future Central Illinois Plastic Modelers club meeting when the days start to get longer.  This excellent model is a significant addition to AKM’s display of civil airplane models.

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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