February 9 – Cessna Conquest II Hawker 800XP

Tuesday, February 9 — In at 8:55, spitting snow all morning cold out very windy, and it’s going to stay cold for the next two days. Predicted low tonight: 7 degrees. BRRRR! Had a challenging rest of the day, sleeping a few hours at a time, awakening, reading, too cold, even with the thermostat on 72, to work on models, no research materials here to process as I do Saturdays at “employer. returning to bed to be warm, listening to the radio. TODAY I MUST CATCH UP. And I did. MAJOR progress organizing the photos and transferring the clutter to an area most AeroKnow Museum visitors will not see. Another C-17 visited , saw him on rollout but did not rush out with the camera mostly it was too bleeping COLD out today. Major “moment of truth” occurred with I connected the new extension cord to the light table for the first time since I put it into storage here three years ago . . . . . . and it WORKED! Lit right up. Huzzah Huzzah! Later, when I walked over to the terminal to get another $2.75 snack food lunch with my incredible leather flight jacket to stop the horrible wind from turning me into an ice cube in transit — THANK YOU AGAIN< JERRI BERGEN — I took a few through the fence with the Sony. My options were limited because it was across the field. The lunch was fine. also photog’d a Cessna twin and a Hawker on the Horizon ramp through the fence. Then back upstairs to continue. Made good progress arranging things and initiated a major improvement to the B-45 in process. The room is almost perfect now. Day rating: A

Pictures below are the aircraft I photographed February  9.

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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