March 22 -Nanchang CJ-6, Yakovlev Yak-52

Tuesday, March 22 — In at 6:50, clearing sky but very windy and chillier than it ought to be. Brought 1/48 Ju-87, 1/48 A-10 and 1/72 YF-12 models in progress to finish and display here and another desk lamp to help see the work in the Process Room. Phot’d a red Robinson against the early sunrise. Processed the pics. Worked to better arrange model projects in the Process Room all morning, also worked on a 1/72 Revell F4F-4 and the Ju-287 which I top coated with RLM 83. Brought the restored P2V-7 to Welcome Room for display. Had to get a hearing evaluation for hearing aids for both ears, was involved with that 12:30 to 3:00 when I returned. Proofread another article for the AAHS Journal. , but I was tired. Nodded off sitting upright at my desk with the door closed. Went home for the day at 6:00. Day rating C+

Pictures of the Nanchang CJ-6s of Team Red were taken April 29, 2005 during Media Day, the day before the 23rd Springfield Air Rendezvous Air Show. I was privileged to be aboard one for a local flyaround.  The event also featured that year were the Blue Angels, Skip Stewart and Bob Carlton. The 24th and final Air Rendezvous would take place in 2006.

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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