April 20 – Lear 25D Experimental

Wednesday, April 20 — In at 6:50, getting cloudy, forecast of rain, but it’s nice. Full day processing magazines in the office, sorting them upstairs, processing pictures, and the model club meeting which went very well. MAJOR progress with the magazines. I see light at the end of the tunnel and when I’m done, I’m going to spend some quality time working on the B-52. Made a list of models I intend to finish first, followed by what comes next, at least for the next 25 models in line, and I’m sticking to it. Put a ribbon on the day and out the door for home at 9:45.  Day rating: A

Pictured is the only Lear 25D of its kind in the world. Its engines are  Williams; not what came with it from the factory; quieter. The test crew was en route from home base in Oklahoma to Prestwick, Maine, USA for icing tests. Note the test gear attached with silver tape on the fuselage, air intakes and ice sensor on the nose. The crew visited Aero Know Museum and permitted me on the ramp to take pictures. It was a pleasant encounter.

 

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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