Beechcraft C-12BP Huron

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The pilot of this C-12 told me during its visit to Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport, Springfield, Illinois the afternoon of July 26, 2014, that the bird was a Beech C-12BP. He said it had a US Army interior, something of a rarity, compared with US Air Force and Navy.

I searched the Web for additional info about the “BP” and found nothing. Your contribution of additional info is welcome in “comments” or correspondence.

They had returned some US Army personnel to Springfield and were heading home. I began taking pictures as light rain began. Rain intensity increased to moderate as he taxied away from the tarmac and took off. Twenty minutes later it was back on the ramp here, blocked by inhospitable wx upstairs, so to speak. I was privileged to be permitted to tour the 12 on the ground as they waited for the precip to “get out of Dodge.”

refueling at Horizon Aviation

refueling at Horizon Aviation

 

Co-pilot has begun spooling up the right engine as  the pilot approaches. A thunderstorm was getting close, and they wanted to launch ASAP.

Co-pilot has begun spooling up the right engine as the pilot approaches. A thunderstorm was getting close, and they wanted to launch ASAP.

Baby, the rain must fall. Note the dry concrete under the airplane.

Baby, the rain must fall. Note the dry concrete under the airplane.

 

 

Moving out.

Moving out.

 

The pilot is a few months away from retirement, and consented to a fast photo as he looked at the models on display.

The pilot is a few months away from retirement, and consented to a fast photo as he looked at the models on display in the downstairs WELCOME Room at AeroKnow Museum..

The rain had dissipated almost to nothing when the shy but very cordial copilot escorted me out to the airplane.

The rain had dissipated almost to nothing when the shy but very cordial copilot escorted me out to the airplane.

C12BP-24

 

 

front office

front office

looking back toward the entry on the right and the baggage area behind that

Looking back toward the entry on the right and the baggage area behind that. Note the shoulder harnesses neatly retracted in the upper left and upper right seat backs. f

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking forward from the baggage area, note the sofa on the immediate right here.

Looking forward from the baggage area, note the sofa on the immediate right here.

 

 

 

 

 

view of the airport control tower from the top of the stairs into the cabin

view of the airport control tower from the top of the stairs into the cabin

 

 

 

 

 

 

View from a right side seat at the entrance to Horizon Aviation on the other side of the fence and the public parking lot.

View from a right side seat at the entrance to Horizon Aviation on the other side of the fence and the public parking lot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hangar 1 is in the background.

Hangar 1 is in the background.

 

 

 

 

 

 

C12BP-30  

Taxiing toward friendlier skies to the southwest. Thanks to the crew for a memorable, enjoyable visit!.

Taxiing toward friendlier skies to the southwest. Thanks to the crew for a memorable, enjoyable visit!.

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