Thursday, April 14 — In at 6:46, King Air & 172 on the ramp, Falcon 2000 touched down on 31 as I walked in from the parking lot. After posting the blog, and phot’ing the 2000 from the fence in early morning sunrise shadows,worked in the Magazines Room arranging and filing magazines from about 7:30 to 1250. On my feet every minute. When the lower back discomfort began to be a distraction, returned to office downstairs and sat down for 10 minutes before walking over to the terminal Subway for a sandwich and a couple of cookies. Before going, phot’d a distant Bombardier BD-700 and an FAA King Air 300. Though I ate only 6 inches of the foot-long, and neither cookie, I became sleepy, went up to the Research Room and lay down for 45 minutes directly on the carpeted floor with a few throw pillows. Probably slept half an hour, and it was enough. THREW myself into scanning newspaper clippings from WWII and 1957. Picked up around the Process Room during the drawn out scannings of each article and group of articles. The model work area is just about the way I want it. With luck I will resume focused work Friday on one or two or three uncompleted models at a time. Will tolerate ONLY LIMITED CLUTTER anymore. Really knocked myself out with the protracted scanning time, but I finished the project I set out to accomplish and returned down to office about 8:30. Checked email and departed for home via grocery store. Day rating: A
Here are several pictures from April 14’s visit to the barrier fence.
The 2000 is a fine-looking flying machine. The shadows are created by the sun rising in the east, behind me filtering through the fence, signs and ramp light posts. Could not have asked for a more perfect morning. For about two hours after sunrise after the sun is higher, there are no shadows stretching that far west, and there’s still enough sun lighting the east side of airplanes. Later in the day, the sun crosses over to the west, and I’m looking into shadow. There are ways to compensate for that, but AM sun beats PM sun every time.
King Air 300 — As I was phot’ing one of the crew heading out to the airplane stopped and asked “May I help you?” and I replied, “No, I’m just an airplane enthusiast. I have a small museum here.” And he went on his way. 🙂