May 4 – C-21, Richard Giles

Wed, May 4 — In at 9:15, sunny and windy and nice after a very ragged night. Reserved the Horizon Conference Room for the Central Illinois Plastic Modelers club meeting, every Wednesday evening 6:30 to 9:30. Spent a lot of time cleaning out my Welcome Room desks. Worked on magazine processing. Was visited by Richard Giles, creator of the Giles 200 and 202 aerobatic monoplanes. He’s put airplane production on hold now and is flying a Hawker biz jet. He asked excellent questions about the models here and expressed appreciation for AeroKnow Museum. Processed 1995 pictures most of the afternoon. Later phot’d a C-21.  Model club meeting went very well. My friend, modeler and former F-4 pilot “love-sick” attended the model club meeting and was friendly, talkative without overpowering the flow of conversation, and everyone enjoyed his presence. Earlier this week I began culling armor and non-aviation-related articles and saving them for Fred and Dan who dig armor. Shared what I had saved with Fred. We adjourned about 9:30; went home at 9:40. Day rating: B.

The photo of Richard Giles was taken during his visit to AeroKnow Museum. The  C-21 was phot’d May 4 from behind the fence.



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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