March 29 – Air Tractors

Tuesday, March 29 — Gathered several partly completed model kits, paints, tools at home and brought them back to AKM, arrived 7:15, calm, cool, sunny. Unloaded and took right upstairs Applied new box file and  tray labels in Books & Misc Files Room until 9:00. Photo’d  two Air Tractors parked perfectly on the ramp and a departing Beech Baron. Returned to office and worked on checks. Dave, owner of Dave’s Lock Service visited as planned and re-keyed every door upstairs that had no keys except one. Friends have promised help, but good promises are too expensive for me. Every item surplus to AKM and me that I don’t want to sell will be placed in the unlocked room and the door will be open. This will encourage that bastard and witch -type mongrels who got their jollies stealing some unreplaceable historic artifacts from this museum over the last year or so can steal from the room I “accidentally” left  open . . .  and I won’t have to carry it down to the dumpster. As for the shiny new keys, I figure that although I spent close to $100 for them, I saved about $1,000 worth of heartache from wondering when  friends are going to come through for AKM as they promised. Worked upstairs arranging assets in the Boos & Misc. Files Room until about  3. Worked on the March Lincoln Flyer until 6:30, phot’d a Gulfstream on the ramp and worked on things in the Process Room until 7:35 when I went home.
Great progress and good fun. Day rating: A.

Pictures of the AirTractors, including the 402B with the three-blade prop were taken Monday and Tuesday.


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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