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The Aero Experience is a celebration of Midwest aviation and aerospace achievement. We invite you to join us as we explore the treasures of Midwest aviation through first-hand experiences. Our contributors take turns flying lead, and we are always looking for new destinations. Check in with The Aero Experience frequently to see where we will land today, and then go out and have your own aero experiences!

Blue skies,

Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team

Monday, September 19, 2011

The Aero Experience Visits the AeroKnow Museum in Springfield, IL

During a recent trip to Springfield's Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport, The Aero Experience visited the AeroKnow Museum.  We were met by Director Job Conger, author of Springfield Aviation, who graciously gave a tour of the extensive model and archive collections available for in-house research.  For a detailed description of the resources available, and how to become a member of the AeroKnow Museum, please visit  Here are some scenes from our visit:

AeroKnow Museum Director Job Conger at his desk

A variety of models representing many countries at AeroKnow Museum 

Models and memorabilia are prominently displayed

Paul Voorhees, Director of Maintenance at the nearby Air Combat Museum, found a model of a U.S. Marines
RF-4B Phantom II in the markings of unit in which he served 

AeroKnow Director Job Conger explains a concept model of an SR-71 variant

February 1933 edition of Aero Digest is part of the archive

AeroKnow Museum Director Job Conger and his book, Springfield Aviation

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