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Old 08-22-2017, 08:15 AM
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Default South Pasadena

Looking for friendly airport to tiedown, get a rental car for a trip to South Pasadena, Florida that will last several days. Looks like Albert Whitted (KSPG) is the closest airport. Clearwater (KCWL) has 90-cent per gallon lower fuel and will be a longer drive. My flight plan shows that I will need 21-gallons of fuel when I land so $18.90 fuel price difference is something but not sure if is worth the price for a longer drive.

The other options are two people fly commercial or drive from Pennsylvania. To me that sounds like two days driving and a night in a hotel to get there times two for the return trip, $800 commercial airfare plus rental car, or less than 6-hours one way in the RV with less than $480 AvGas plus rental car.

Just thinking out loud. With an 86.5-year old passenger, the RV is doable but getting in and out is difficult plus quick restroom breaks will not be quick.
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Old 08-22-2017, 10:04 AM
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I'm based at KCLW, but if you're going to South Pasadena, KSPG is a much better option. You're only a short drive to South Pasadena. KSPG has a self serve now for $4.60, which is better than KCLW. I'm not sure whether Sheltair will waive the ramp fee on the SS. Plus, KSPG is a beautiful airport with great approaches over the bay.

Many more places near the airport for dining too.
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Old 08-22-2017, 01:13 PM
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Default +1 with Dan

I am also based at KCLW, but I agree with Dan, KSPG will be so much more convenient for you, plus, the drive from the South end of Pinellas County to the North end is really nasty, traffic-wise.

You will tend to take more sight-seeing flights if the airplane is parked closer.

(my pennies' worth)

Hope you have a great visit, and, if you are out for some sight-seeing, stop by KCLW and visit "RV ALLEY".

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