February 7 – C-17

Sunday, February 7 — In at 945. Cool and hazy, no birds on ramp. Saw a lot of vehicles on the guard ramp when I was working in the Intake Room upstairs. Took cameras and walked over to the fence (10.40) ready to take pictures of what I anticipated would be a C-17. The weather was cool and sunny, a little windy, but it was obvious the arrival would land on Runway 22. Tim F. arrived in his vehicle and invited me to the other side of the fence. (11:19) Phot’d arrival and departure, but won’t post pictures until the 11th. Also, with help from Tim F., took some pics from southwest quadrant of the 17. Back to ramp to watch but not phot unloading of gear from 17. His nav lights came on (12:36) and soon after departed SPI. I WAS AMAZED by how little runway he used! STUNNED. THRILLED. Back to AKM at 1:00. Processed straight through until 9:05. Left for home at 9:10. Day rating: A.

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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