January 1, 2016 – Hawker Siddeley HS 125-400

Friday, January 1 — Spent a lot of the morning cleaning at home, moved some furniture, made very good progress. Decided to move model making this winter into my bedroom and close the heat vent to the smaller bedroom set up for model making. I’ll still do airbrush work in the smaller room. Arrived AKM at 10:50, cold and overcast. Wrote a blog about my friend Peter Pero who is a guide for visitors to Chicago. He’s written a fabulous book produced by Arcadia Publishing — Chicago Italians at Work — with lots o’ historic photos and stories to match. Read all about him at http://www.chicagohistorystreet.org He has shown me a lot of that wonderful city, and I’m sure that for people who mention AeroKnow Museum when they look into engaging his family focused service, Peter will discount your first tour with him. Photographed a Hawker Siddeley HS 125-400 on the sunny ramp. Processed pictures from the past several days. Nibbled cookies all day and had a fine first day of 2016. Took a fast floodlit from the fence of the 125. Departed for home at 6:50. Day rating: B+

This is the 125 on the ramp today. First pics taken backlit against sun in western sky in mid-afternoon.  Last pic under floodlights about 6:45.

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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