February 15 – Dassault Falcon 2000, Beech 1900D

Monday, February 15 — Drove pickup to service center and was driven out to airport by their driver. The center owner called  40 minutes later with news about what’s wrong with t he truck.   It’s going to b e an expensive repair, DANG IT. AT least $500. Holy SMOKE! On arrival at the airport I realized I had not brought my prescription medicines with me, and I’m going to have to delay them until Tuesday morning to stay with the morning medicine routine. . . . Phot’d a Falcon 2000 perfectly parked, just arrived. Later met the crew of a Beech 1900D who landed here to wait out bad weather in St. Louis. Crew visited  WELCOME Room, and we had a nice chat. Took one pic from behind the fence. GLAD I DID! They promised to walk out with me and let me phot it closer, Later in the morning the service center called and said the bill would be about $400. The driver picked me up about noon, took me back to the service center. Because the banks are closed for Presidents’ Day, they let me have the vehicle, and I promised to bring a check by Tuesday. I arrived back at the airport just in time to see the 1900D taxiing out to the runway DANG IT! Spent the rest of the day sorting and neatening things in the Intake Room. I should be working on the next Lincoln Flyer, but I’m too bleeping depressed for that. Made some good progress sorting after a half an hour with my head on a pillow at a desk upstairs. Came back downstairs about 5:00 feeling like a bitter old fart and ranted a little “over the top” on Facebook. I’m starting out the week VERY RAGGED. I intend to pull out of this spin tomorrow. The only place for me now is HOME. To justify the oxygen I breathe, I returned upstairs and worked until 6 in the Intake Rm. No modeling. Departed at 6:05. Day rating: D   I MUST BE positive and productive TUESDAY.

Below are pics taken Feb 15 of Falcon and 1900D.

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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