Monday, February 22 — In at 8:45, sunny, calm, Jabiru and King Air on ramp. Phot’d them. About 9:30, the Jabiru pilot visited Welcome Room, expressed positive reactions and accompanied me out to the ramp where I took many pictures inside and out. He’s a former VariEze and Bellanca Turbo Viking owner, nice fellow! Had a call from a long-time friend/modeler who’s a WWI aircraft specialist. He promised to visit again this week. Another good fellow! Banana and prepared cantaloupe for lunch and late afternoon snack. RESUMED work in the FEBRUARY Lincoln Flyer for about an hour. Then worked on files in the Intake and Research Rooms. The process eats a lot of time, but it must be done. On Process Room computer searched for and saved to zip drive some pictures a friend who volunteers at the Illinois Military Museum wants. Happy to help. He said that with the big Illinois State Museum shut down by political squabbles, the museum is welcoming many more students on school bus trips to the Illinois capital than in previous years. THAT’s good news! Back to office and processed pics from upstairs. While doing that, received a call from lonesome, jaded friend about 6. Half an hour later, began processing pictures of the Jabiru I took this morning. A C-21 arrived from Scott AFB and parked too close to the fence to phot the whole bird (it happens sometimes, not a big deal) and while crew of three drove into town with the Horizon hospitality car, I processed two pics. Went home at 8:45, very satisfied with the day. Day rating: A.
Pictures are of Monday’s visiting Jabiru, King Air 350i and C-21