Category Archives: Illinois

Airplane du Jour: McDonnell Douglas MD-83 with Allegiant

Landing in a light snow flurry December 29, 2012 at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport, Springfield, Illinois. Advertisements

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183d TFW Gate Guards Waiting – Part 2

  Another deviation was the re-painting of the preserved aircraft in only one green color (34102) instead of the two greens applied in SEA-scheme birds. I was told there was not enough money in the preservation budget for the second green (34079): The next post here at AKM Gallery of flight will include a view …

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McDonnell F-4D Phantom Removed From 183d FW Pedestal

The F-4D was removed the same morning as the F-84F and F-86E (actually a Canadair CL-13) presented here earlier.                  

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John Thornton Walker of Springfield, Illinois

John Thornton Walker (JTW)  was the son of a Springfield fireman. He attended Springfield High School where he was injured in a school fire that burned most of the hair from the top of his head. He was a private pilot who flew from what was known as Springfield Commercial Airport in the late 30s. …

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