December 13 — Beech 1900D and Cessna Sovoreign

Sunday, December 13 — In at 9:50, light rain, Beech 1900D on the wet ramp. Phot’d it still and taxiing out. Processed pictures. Culled pages from a “business aircraft for sale” publication, a thick one, but I wanted it done, and it took about an hour. No visitors. Did some internet shopping on Squadron and Sprue Brothers sites and actually put two kits into a shopping cart and logged out without going to “checkout.” When I realized what I had absent-mindedly done . . . I didn’t go back. I have enough kits for now. I’m kind of waiting to hear from a friend in New Jersey who had set aside some kits for me to buy this month and I had hoped to have THEM here for Christmas. We’ll see. I’ll be okay with or without. Took a nap in the cot in the hallway, later moved it into the Process Room where it will be warmer when the weather turns cold again. Practiced guitar for 45 minutes, Christmas tunes and work on finger picking. The fingers forget. I can’t imagine I’ll do more than sing to plastic this season. It’s been that kind of a year. So I’ll sing to the spirit of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Memory. Moved the cot back into the hallway. I need every square inch of space in the Process Room. Worked on models until about 9:30: mostly the 1/48 Me-262 and finishing touches on some restored 1/72. Good progress. Went home about 9:40 in light rain. Day rating: B.

The 1900D visited about four  hours on the 13th.

The Sovereign was here a few hours the night of the 12th.


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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