March 1 – C-12, Lear 31A

Tuesday, March 1 — In at 7, light rain, calm. Processed pictures in office about an hour, then up to straightened up movie room. Before going, took two quick pictures of a C-12 that dropped in transporting military brass.This was a major project, long overdue, but there’s no heat up there. Accomplished a lot. Boxed some built models in small clear plastic salad and prepared fruit boxes from Shop N Save and Hy-Vee supermarkets. (I have months of used boxes like this; saved expressly for built models storage and kits in progress parts.) Did that and worked on pictures another hour. Started to catalog built models in movie room the rest of the afternoon, then down to office and worked on typing notes from the afternoon. When I came down and checked the ramp, discovered the only bird there was a 1992 Learjet 31A. Line crew told me the pilot had diverted to SPI. I assume it was a weather issue; didn’t ask. The wind and chill were horrible taking pictures through the shaking hurricane fence wires. I’m surprised ANYthing came out okay, but results are excellent. If it had been any bird but a black Lear 31 with winglets, I probably wouldn’t have made the effort. I was very tired b y 4:30 and went home at 4:40. Considering the progress made, which is more significant than the chilly room, the day rating is A-.

Pictures are those taken as described above.

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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1 Response to March 1 – C-12, Lear 31A

  1. mattpenning says:

    That’s a sweet Learjet. The owner appears to be business that incorporates recycling in all its products. Ox Industries out of Hanover, PA. Thanks for the pictures, as always.

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