April 3 – Lancair

Sunday, April 3 –In at 7:10 after filling the tank at nearby Air Jiffy across from the airport.Just the Meridian from Friday still parked perfectly for photos, but I ‘ve phot’d it a lot, so I passed.  Later in the morning, saw a Lancair on the ramp — second one I’ve seen here — and happened to catch the pilot who gave me permission to walk out onto the ramp and take some pictures. Everything was suddenly happening at once. A local DA-42 had just landed and parked in a place that cluttered the clear view I had minutes before, the Brandt Citation was being towed out to be parked on the other side of the DA, and a line man was in the process of getting a tow tractor to tow the Lancair into a hangar. By luck, he had to push an APU out first. It was preventing him from getting to the tow tractor. That gave me an extra minute with the Lancair.  Processed magazines brought from Harold Q’s home yesterday. Almost no visitors when I was working in the Welcome Room.  The few people  I saw when I was  looking out at lobby looked straight ahead. Came down a few times to check Facebook and snack on the prepared fruit lunch. Did meet a fellow who flies the Collings Foundation B-24. He visited about two and 5/8s of a minute, admired the built B-24D and B-17C on the shelf. Stayed mostly upstairs, working hard and fast until 6 pm! Actually perspired a lot, probably lost 15 miles of shoe leather walking back and forth from  the Sort Room to Modus MODELS Room to Process Room. Planned to take pictures, but was too focused on what REALLY needed/NEEDS to be done and accomplished a LOT. Tomorrow  I MUST arrive by 6:30 or 7 a and FINISH the newsletter. Processed a few pics I took of a visiting Lancair. Departed for home at 7:40, tired by satisfied. Day rating: A-

Pictures are of the Lancair phot’d Sunday morning.

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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