January 27

Wednesday, January 27  — Almost overslept but arrived at AKM at 7:25 to keep promise to show the Bell 407 pilot the rest of AKM. Overcast and cloud. Last night’s late-arriving Cirrus was just taxiing  out as I walked in. Organized blogs all morning. Welcomed a visitor who’s organizing a new charter service using the name and legally paid for former logo of a major airline. He gave me his business card; had a fine conversation. Said he had to make some phone calls; then wanted to see the rest of AKM, especially the kits room. He never returned. A few hours later I heard an engine warming up outside, discovered it was his Cirrus SR-20 which I phtog’d from the fence shortly after our chat mid-morning in the office. I walked out with my camera and, smiling, took one more picture, about faced and returned inside. He would be flattered if I mentioned his new company. Frank Campo’s step-son visited with a box of pictures from fly-ins for me to scan if I found anything interesting. Dan’s a nice fellow, easy going, energetic and busybusybusy I’ll take them to Process Room to scan and edit probably six of the pictures. Worked most of the afternoon arranging the blog. The model club was well attended and they had a nice time. They all left about 9 . I went home at 9:05. Day rating: D

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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