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T-38C Talon’s Memorable Encounters Dedicated to General “Hawk” Carlisle

This T-38C and skilled stickmaster visited Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport over the weekend. I photographed it the night it arrived and once a day, from behind the fence until the day it departed when the pilot saw my clearance lanyard and gave me his permission to stand a safe distance on the ramp. I’m not …

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February 10 – no pictures

Fri, Feb 10 —  In at 9:15, Wore another aviation tie to AKM. My desk is still a MESS. No time to clean it  up this morning. Not happy with the rearranging from last night so I did a lot of heaving pushin without bothering to take drawers out. When I began using the copier …

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Museum Story Chapter 1

INTRODUCTION — I hope that with pictures and the story of how the museum I first named AIRCHIVE came all the way to Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport over the course of 40 years and why you should help  AeroKnow Museum find a new home before we lose the home we have and we both disappear. …

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December 12 – early Bonanza

This post was place here by accident Tuesdaya, December 13.  It should have been posted at my blog  AeroKnow Day to Day — the daily activity blog   . . . . but on Wednesday, after I discovered my error, I decided to leave it here after re-posting it where I should have posted it Tuesday …

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Xenon gyroplane

Owner John Salz, Springfield, Illinois treated Job Conger to a flight around the pea patch in his2007 Xenon gyroplane, designed by a French engineer and manufactured in Poland by Celier Aviation. It has a 100 hp Rotax 912ULS engine. During our encounter, he explained “Gyros fly very much like  a fixed-wing airplane because most gyros …

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Raytheon T-6A Texan II

These pictures were taken Saturday, November 5, 2016 following the arrival of two T-6s with student pilots and IPs from Vance AFB, Oklahoma. I was escorted on the ramp by a very courteous, enthusiastic student front seater who aims to fly left seat in C-17s which he admires greatly. He explained that the USAF is …

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SNJ-6 of John Schonhorst

I was delighted to meet John Schonhorst and passenger US Navy veteran Bob May who visited Springfield in late afternoon October 31, 2016. I understand from Greg Vallero, who taught John how to fly this Texan, that JS is veteran pilot with two military services and more. Bob — believe it or not — soloed …

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Commemorative Air Force — Part 2

Please read the introduction to Part 1 to understand what I’m doing here.    

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Commemorative Air Force Visit #1 — C-45 pt.1

The Commemorative Air Force AIRPOWER TOUR began arriving at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport Monday, August 8, 2016. Their C-45, PT-13 and T-34 were first on the ground; the B-29 arrived a little after 1:00. This series of Gallery posts will present every picture I thought of acceptable quality. To better serve visitors each installment will …

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Beech Staggerwing . . . . . part 2

These pictures were taken the morning of August 4. As with they August 3 post, they are presented in a thumbnail grid. Click on any for a larger picture. All photos by Job Conger, founder/director AeroKnow Museum.

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