Thank you for the comments. My friend was surprised when I told him there were no charges for landing fees or using the airspace for smaller planes. He was impressed with the whole idea. Can't do that easily or cheaply in Thailand.
His comments were a timely reminder of how free we are in the USA and how we should cherish and protect that freedom.
Chris Pratt (2019 VAF DUES PAID)
RV-8 Flying, 800+hours
Lycoming O-360-A1A, Hartzell CS
52F (Northwest Regional, TX)