Best Layover- Must Do?


#1

I was thinking about this the other day…

Anyone know of a listing or guide for activities that would be fun for a travelling pilot or crew?

I was in San Antonio recently and hit the Riverwalk, Alamo, and a good meal on a 3 hour stop. Wished I had some other advice for things I might be missing…

Maybe if we posted upcoming destinations other members could suggest where to go or not… eat or not…? Long stop vs short?

OR is this a stupid idea?


#2

Considering the fact that very few of the forum members here are professional pilots the list is going to be quite short. Opening it up to $100 hamburger places is going to be tough because everyone here is so spread out.
From memory, me, you, CAFlier, azav8r, leardrvr still does some contract work I beleive, westwardair, G4Driver, YakDriver…Anyone else?


#3

I don’t think all the responses would come from professional pilots, but from people who are currently living in the city or from someone who likes a city and could give recommendations.

I am not a professional pilot, but I do travel extensively and can give some pretty decent short-trip itineraries for selected cities, both domestic and international.


#4

I have some favorite places to go/things to do while on the road…if someone has an upcoming destination that I frequent, I’d be happy to chime in with my $.02…


#5

I have two recommendations for short layovers. Both are located on the general aviation sides of their airports.

The Western Aerospace Museum at OAK.

The 1940 Air Terminal Museum at HOU.


#6

HOU has 5 FBOs, so you might be anywhere on the field. I’m sure you could get a ride over to the museum in the old tower though.


#7

If & when you fly into Will Rogers Airport/KOKC in Oklahoma City - the Museum of Women Pilot’s/Ninety-Nines HQ is right by the airport: http://www.museumofwomenpilots.com

And Doc Hisey (owner/pilot of Miss America P51/Mustang) hangars her now in his newly built museum on Wiley Post Airport/Field/KPWA - don’t know if he has a website up & running.

There are lots of nice restaurants in OKC by Will Rogers or Wiley Post Airports - if anyone is coming this way just email me & I’ll let you know some of the names of such.