Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch

During a visit to SPI (Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport, Springfield, Illinois) in late April 2019 I photographed two of the Stellar Aviation line crew while the nearby CJ3 received some TLC to make right the partially uncowled engine.

Effective May 3, I am resuming regular posts here at the same blog where for almost eight years I posted almost daily. After a gloomy, painfully chilly and long-lasting winter, the warmer temps are infusing my outlook with renewed determination to develop AeroKnow Museum, in a way that concentrates on revised expectations.

When I began building this enterprise in about 1964, what has become the Internet was not even a dream. Today, I find modern technology allows many aspects of current and historic aviation to be served almost instantly with a few keystrokes. In 1970 and for the next 30 years, web presences were established by organizations and specialists, ready to help people with questions to receive answers with minimal delay. Wikipedia, and modern search engines facilitate this ease. As this blog resumes, I will describe changes made as well as activities engaged daily, or at least two or three days a week.

AKM is no longer present at SPI. It now occupies most of a duplex on a quiet street in the center of the city: 428 W. Vine, 62704-2933. The address is not “zoned” for commercial activity so I am not inviting the public to visit.

I am resuming the near-completed process of relocating resources from our location for just about eight years to present location. Still very much alive is my hope/ dream/belief/expectation that AKM WILL RELOCATE in donated publicly accessible space from which we will continue our mission. Your ideas for accomplishing this are welcome via email to

To keep in touch with me in a less formal way , please look for me, Job Conger, on Facebook and send me a friend request. Search for the AeroKnow Museum presence and “Like” it as well.

Our next post will explain how the scope of our focus is changing and why.

See you then. 🙂

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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1 Response to Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch

  1. laura harris says:

    job I will in spi around the 15 of may for a few days  maybe we can get together and talk shop my ph number is 217-971-9321  and the airport is a dead place everything is always cxld and its not weather because Peoria champaign and Bloomington get flts from the cities at or near the same times that spis flts are cxld   so sad used to be a bustling place with natl guard but no more

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