January 5

Tuesday, January 5 — In at 9:15 after picking up a first -machine-printed PROOF of the J.T. Walker book. Met a friend, the director of the Illinois Historical Society at the post office and showed it to him. He LIKES it. Sunny with light breeze and just a distant Cessna 172 on the ramp. Worked exclusively on final proofreading of the JT Walker book until about 3 pm. Made all the changes myself on the zip drive so I won’t have to worry about the terrific people at CAPITOL BLUEPRINT misunderstanding what I might say. I was pretty tired from the work. Again no real lunch today; just a few Nutty Bar snacks and coffee. About 4 pm I posted this dilemma to Facebook followers of the AeroKnow Museum Fb page and my aviation presence there: I wanted to use this book to raise dollars to sustain AeroKnow Museum, and one way is to ask $20 a copy instead of $15 which I consider closer to fair market value.
I was feeling a mite draggy and drained. The book with corrections goes to the printer TO BE PRINTED at 8 am Wednesday. Departed for home via supermarket at 4:40.

Pictures today are of the Czech Master 1/72 resin kit of the Franklin PS-2 the first glider to fly from coast to coast in the USA. There’s a terrific story about how it happened. Encountering the kit when shopping the Hobby Link Japan web site in December led me to purchase it and the Czech Master Pratt-Read LNE-1 for AKM. I’m very impressed with HLJ!  The other picture is the color inside front cover and title page from the final PROOF production of AeroKnow Museum’s first book: John Thornton Walker: The Hero Who Did Not Come Home by Job Conger. The book is being printed as I write these words and will be on hand next Monday or Tuesday. Will tell you more next week.

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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