May 15 – Dassault Falcon 7X

Sun, May 15 — In at 6:50, sunny, cool and a little windy; just the Tundra-tire Piper on the ramp. Met the gents — Steve, a former first officer with Chuck M at Ozark, and Ken — who were flying it out to Washington state. Phot’d it inside, out and takeoff. Nice fellows! Processed yesterday’s pictures of it. Day 1 of OPERATION PLASTIC RESOLVE: 8:35 to 1:49 worked in Process Room on models. For about three hours, worked with my old Paasche which gave me fits with uneven spray power. I also  couldn’t connect the larger capacity paint bottles to my Paasche airbrush model. So I decided to use the new Iwata with its small paint cup. . . . and THAT gave me spotty, irregular paint feed fits. THEN I discovered the LARGER Paasche Mark Houpt gave me, and it worked GREAT. Made excellent progress with the  B-52, B-45 and B-36 even though it took me almost four hours beating my head against a wall with the other air brushes. Organized instructions to models in progress, put some old  modeling files away. Came down to lunch, which I had made at home and brought. Produced more magazine storage box labels. LOTS of fun with scissor and tape ahead Monday.   Phot’d an all-black Phenom 100. Crew and passengers did not visit. Processed photos until 2, Processed many pictures taken  today, but left many to be processed later. Priorities. . . . priorities. Went home at 7:50. Day rating A.

Pictures of the landing 7X were taken March 15. I noticed the pilot of the Phenom 100 was holding short of the active Runway 31 for awhile, and then I saw the approaching bizjet on final and turned full attention to it. I’m glad I did. An memorably graceful approach and touchdown.

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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