Author Archives: Job Conger

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.

Two Straws Which Almost Broke My Camel’s Back

For the past year I’ve been fighting the compulsion to share the following tale. That it happened at all astounds me.  It begins with a woman I call Burlee. We almost became friends soon after she moved to Springfield. When … Continue reading

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Late July UPDATE

It’s been too long since posting here.  AKM is still going in the back hallway and upstairs at the Stellar Aviation FBO at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport.  I spend hours here  seven days a week.  I’ve not published a Lincoln … Continue reading

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Downsizing

Until I was instructed last October to relocate my AeroKnow Museum office from the very visible room just off the lobby at Horizon Aviation to a larger “suite” of rooms in the back of the building,  the future of this … Continue reading

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Flightline Friday re-post: The “almost” F-15

Originally posted on A Blog for Dallas Area Catholics:
Most people have at least some small familiarity with the mighty McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F-15 Eagle.  First entering service in 1974, the Eagle has been the mainstay US air superiority…

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Lincoln Flyer November 2016

Here is the Lincoln Flyer published last month. I just realized I can PUBLISH it here at WordPress, and I intend to publish the previous nine issues here as soon as possible. Please read them and please support AeroKnow Museum. … Continue reading

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WELCOME Room in Transition

The ground floor AeroKnow Museum office, a/k/a WELCOME Room, is moving to a new location on the ground  floor, further into the building housing  Stellar Aviation, formerly  Horizon Aviation. Rob Fisher, long-time  owning partner and all the terrific people employed … Continue reading

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“You Have One or Two Years”

For three decades, visitors to the AeroKnow Museum at my home often said, “Man, what are you going to do when you have to MOVE all of this?  Since moving into our new home at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport,  more … Continue reading

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