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Best of day 6: Sharing the passion for aviation

We spent today at the Beechcraft fly-in organized by the 1940 Air Terminal Museumin Houston. This was a great opportunity to promote General Aviation. We had the opportunity to talk in front of more than 50 aviation people about the values we promote and defend. The formal speaking was followed by a lot of discussions in small groups. We answered lots of questions about the reasons why we take this flight, and about flying in Europe. We recalled pilots we’ve been talking to how precious General Aviation is, and that the great freedom of flying must be preserved.

N512R had new passengers again today. The youngest passenger taking an introductory flight was 5 years old. Unfortunately we can’t upload a picture of him after the flight right now because of the bad connectivity in our hotel. The smile of this young boy was incredible. He will certainly remember this day for a long, long time.

Before we leave Houston tomorrow, we want thank the whole team at the 1940 Air Terminal Museum, particularly PJ and Megan. You guys do a great job and we felt almost home in Houston, thanks to the way you welcomed us. It is good to have people like you in the aviation community.

Tomorrow will be a long flying day. We’ll first stop in Houston West (KIWS) to get fuel, then to Brownwood (KBWD) for a second fuel stop, and eventually to Sweetwater (KSWW). We should be there around 1pm. This is more than four hours of flying. It seems that for the first time we could have good weather all along the way… Come back tomorrow to read more about that. Hopefully we’ll have a much better Internet connection tomorrow evening and will be able to upload pictures of the last days.

3 Responses to “Best of day 6: Sharing the passion for aviation”

  1. Windtee™ Says:

    Looking forward in seeing the the youngster’s impression on video.

    Continued success and safety for the messengers.


  2. PJ Says:

    Jason and Vincent, it was our pleasure to have you here. We really like the mission you are on, promoting aviation is one of the integral parts of our mission too (hence our monthly fly-in open houses). It was really special to see the look on the kid’s face when he got out of N512R - to me, that’s what aviation is all about.

    Good luck and safe travels on your journey, and if you ever find yourselves in Houston again, just give me a call.


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