April 16 – Cessna T-41

Saturday, April 16 —  In at 6:30, morning and ramp as yesterday. Processed Inspire gallery reception picture; posted them to Facebook and received “rave-positive” feedback before I was even done posting all of them. Off to employer with BOX of donated history mags from which I culled aviation history-related articles. Worked very fast with tape and stapler and processed about 5/8s of the box. Owner and I got along fine. He brought lunch in for me from McDonald’s and even wrote me a paycheck. BOOM, back to the airport and BOOM over to  a friend’s house to pick up more donated av history magazines. Back to airport at 5, unloaded all the boxes into office, bought a cold Mountain Dew and caught up with  FaceBook and e-mail. Processed the magazines brought in today — Air & Space Smithsonian, Aeroplane Monthly, FlyPast until calling it a day. Went home  at 8:30. Day rating: A

The Cessna T-41 pictured below was part of Mike George’s Air Combat Museum for a relatively short time before it went elsewhere. I had the pleasure of flying over to Decatur with Mike on a perfect flying day. For a fellow  used to flying his incredible P-51D, it was a big change. All I remember about the trip was his expressed regret that it was so SLOW. ‘Twas a fine ride,


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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