March 24 – Cessna Citation V

Thursday, March 24 –In at 8:10, overcast, calm, nothing on the ramp. Processed pics taken of Russ H. and his donation yesterday. Organized and edited older pictures in the morning. Phot’d a Citation V whose pilot later visited Welcome Room. Showed him the 1941 Cessna Employee yearbook, and he turned every page of it, looking at it, reading a lot, really appreciating how far the company has come. Had a Subway footlong for lunch, a Thursday tradition when visitors are not visiting. After lunch spent the day in old clothes with models. White coated the underside of the B-47 being restored, gloss coated the black underside of the B-52 and did more prelim painting of the B-45. I want to FINISH THEM so I can have some SPACE to finish more models. Also made some progress with the RAF Chinook. MUST buy or trade for a state of the art 1/48 to build as a CH-47.   I’m TEMPTED to build my old Aurora kit of the bird, but considering the importance of the CH, I owe the world a better model. Even so, as the first kit ever made of the bird, it IS a historical artifact. I’ll have to chew on this awhile . . .Worked a little on the 1/72 F4F, replacing earlier too-large wing decals. Produced and printed several file drawer labels for Research Room. Satisfied with the day in general but still a mite short of the positive mental attitude I need to have. Departed for grocer and home at 8:35. Day rating: C.

Here’s the Citation V which visited March 24

 

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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