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Best of day 4: Busy, busy, busy in Houston

This post is  a summary of today’s flight that took us from Baton Rouge (KBTR) to Houston Hobby Airport (KHOU). Once again we decided to start early in the morning to avoid convective weather and once again the weather radar reports were showing serious weather already at 6am. Most of the route was clear but the Houston area was packed with thunderstorms. We departed Baton Rouge at 8am and flew our south-westerly heading towards Houston…

The weather was not as bad as expected, we flew most of this leg at 6.500 feet until reaching Houston’s class B airspace. Flying into Hobby airport was easy, we landed on runway 12L while a Southwest Boeing 737 was landing on 12R.

We taxied to the ramp of the 1940 Air Terminal Museum where the administrator and a couple of volunteers where waiting for us. They guided us through the museum’s collections, starting from Houston Hobby Airport creation - which was based on greed and jealousy - to the closure of the terminal and its conversion into a museum.

After that we met with PJ, our most active supporter in the area who is doing a lot of volunteering at the airport. After a couple of drinks and an excellent TexMex dinner, we went back to the museum. We had a great view of the airport at night and then visited the hanger where they store many historical aircraft…

We’ll stay in Houston until Sunday morning and we have a very active program. Tomorrow, we’ll visit NASA’s Johnson Space Center and the Lone Star Flight Museum in Galveston. On Saturday we’ll be back at the 1940 Air Terminal Museum for the Beechcraft fly-in. Take this opportunity to meet us and get and introductory flight with Jason.

You can see pictures from today on our facebook fan page. We have lots of pictures and stories to share but for now it’s time to get some rest. We were up at 6am and it’s now 11.30pm… Stay tuned and continue to buy miles to increase your chances to win prizes in our raffle.

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