Category Archives: Springfield

B-17G “Sentimental Journey” — part 2

I was privileged to fly aboard the “big bird” on a VIP/media flight during the June 17 to 21 visit to Springfield, Illinois. This would be my third flight in this B-17, so I was happy to  sit in the rear-most seat in the airplane for the flight while others — particularly the TV news …

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B-17G “Sentimental Journey” — part 1

The Arizona Wing Commemorative Air Force (CAF) visited Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport, Springfield, Illinois June 17 – 21, 2013. The pictures speak for themselves. Click on any for a larger image. I will post a Part 2 from “Sentimental’s” visit that include interior pics during my flight with her and her departure and unforgettable low …

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Aero L-29 Delfin

As I was leaving AeroKnow Museum for work a few weeks ago I learned from a friend at the airport that an Aero L-29 was en route to the Springfield. It would be here about 10:30. Earning a living had a higher priority, and I told him I was really sorry I wouldn’t be able …

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Embraer ERJ 190

This airplane visited Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport March 26 & 27, 2013. It was a pleasure to meet one of the crew members who escorted me to the ramp so I could photograph the airplane.

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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.

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Gulfstream G IV visits Springfield, IL

Here is the view most people have when then see a G IV from the usual place: on the public side of a hurricane fence at the airport. The fence is easy to appreciate in exquisite focus, but the beautiful bird on the ramp appears a little fuzzy so far away. Putting the camera closer …

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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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Republic F-84F Removed from 183d TFG Pedestal

The Republic F-84F Thunderstreak removed recently from its pedestal in a memorial park next to the former main gate of the 183d Fighter Wing, Illinois Air National Guard actually flew operationally with the group until the type was replaced by McDonnell F-4Cs in January 1972.                     …

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