Monthly Archives: March, 2014

Air Tractor AT-502, 602 and 802

On March 12, 2014, I took a few pictures of this Air Tractor AT-502B being fueled and taxying to takeoff. The weather improved the next day when an AT-802 and 602 departed Springfield, Illinois’ Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport. As I panned with the bird taking off I realized I might get a lucky view of …

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Grumman G-21A Goose — Part 3

The pictures of a Grumman Goose that visited Springfield, Illinois’ airport were taken May 12 by Job Conger. Click on any for a larger image.                                             Even on a cloudy afternoon, a background of …

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Grumman G-21A Goose — Part 2

On March 12, 2014, the Grumman G-21A that had landed at Springfield, Illinois airport because of rapidly deteriorating visibility “upstairs” was towed out of Hangar 3, fueled and departed for home base due north by northwest. I was privileged to be on hand to take some pictures  . .  Click on any for a larger …

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Grumman Goose

This aircraft arrived after dark March 11, 2014 and was photographed the next morning in the hangar where it spent the night. To view pictures of this airplane after it was rolled out of the hangar and departed Springfield for a due north destination visit Grumman Goose — part 2, coming soon. Thanks for visiting …

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Cessna Citation VII

   The morning of March 7, 2014 was reasonably chilly and clear as a bell, perfect for photographing the first Cessna Citation VII, the second swept-wing Citation (the first was the III), and I was fast out the office door with camera in hand when I saw this prime example perfectly positioned on the Horizon …

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Cessna Grand Caravan Encounter

Ten feet from my conventional mailbox here at Springfield airport is a locked, windowed door which permits a fine view of aircraft in residence in Hangar 1. As I approached the window in early evening March 3, 2014, things appeared darker than usual, given how bright things typically appear at a glance . A c;loser …

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