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Best of day 5: Houston rocks!

This post is a (very brief) summary of our day in Houston. Brief because the day was so intense that we came back to our hotel at 10pm. We started with a visit of NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Seeing the original Apollo Mission Control Center was an intense moment. We also visited the Saturn V hangar and the visitors center. If you ever come to Houston, the JSC is definitely a must.

We then visited the Lone Star Flight Museum in Galveston. They have a great collection of warbirds, many of them still flying. They even offer warbird rides in their B-17, B25, AT6 and PT-17 Stearman. Their hanger has been severely damaged by hurricane Ike. Planes got moved around and collided, a whole section of hanger wall went off and the hangar was flooded. The restoration work is still in progress but the museum is really worth a visit.

We spent the evening at a typical Texas BBQ with the ForeFlight team. Ribs, sausages, chicken… all possible forms of meat and country music in the background. Great time. The Texas hospitality is not a myth.

We’ll be at the Beechcraft Fly-In of the 1940 Air Terminal Museum tomorrow. Come meet us and other pilots, have a hot dog, and why not take a discovery flight with Jason in the very aircraft we use to fly across America.

PS: We have lots of pictures and videos to share but the hotel we’re staying at does not has a great internet connection…

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