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Old 03-16-2017, 07:36 AM
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Default Flying into Houston

So my high school 50th reunion is coming up, and Andrau Airpark (where I recall seeing an air show in about 1952 when I was three or so) is long since gone.

The hotel of interest is near the Galleria, right at the epicenter of Houston traffic congestion. First reunion event is Friday night, but that's not high priority.

So what airports would folks recommend, considering gas prices, overnight parking, rental car, and traffic? Or uber? And any fun stops between Savannah and Houston?

Thanks!

Ed "I'm too old for all this hassle" Wischmeyer
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Old 03-16-2017, 07:49 AM
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West Houston Airport KIWS is the closest about 20 minutes to the Galleria depending on time of day. It is in the "energy corridor" with hotels, restaurants and other services in the area
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Old 03-16-2017, 04:37 PM
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Take a look at 2R0 for fuel.

http://100ll.com/showfbo.php?HashID=...d61b4fd92c4ff3
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Old 03-16-2017, 04:49 PM
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I've been into Ellington several times. No problems.

A nice thing about Ellington is you can park adjacent to some neat NASA hardware like an RB-57F, U-2, or Super Guppy. In addition, the Flying Legend museum is on-field so you could check out a bunch of WWII hardware.
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Old 03-17-2017, 05:02 AM
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Try LVJ, down in Pearland. There are lots if RV's on the field. Give me a call and I'll put you in touch with a friend who lives on the field. (I have a new phone and lost your number.) You might get lucky and get a hangar for the duration of your visit.
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