January 20 — 183d Air Park in Snow

Wednesday, January 20 — In about 11 after taking pictures of snow on the aircraft displayed at 183d Air Park, . . . . Processed pictures ALL day. Went to an open mic and returned to airport, after grocery shopping en route. Busy but tiring day. Went home at 9:30. Day rating C+.

The 183d Air Park is located at the intersection where the airport entry road becomes three roads. Turn right and you enter the 183d Illinois Air National Guard base. Go straight to visit the airport terminal. Go left to visit the General Aviation building which is home to the fixed base operation (FBO) Horizon Aviation and AeroKnow Museum. The Air Park is in a very scenic location with shady tress between the airplanes and Illinois State Route 29. When I took these  pictures, about 10:30 am Wednesday, I could not believe my footprints were the first into the new snow, that other photographers and visitors had not arrived earlier to savor the view. I felt I was snow trekking on hallowed ground so I was careful to leave as few footprints as possible while still taking the pictures from all the angles. I even  walked back to where I  started by stepping into the footprints I made going the other direction. ‘T was a terrific visit.


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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