Trip Overview

Taylor, TX to San Antonio (Thanksgiving Weekend 2016)

November 26, 2016 — November 30, 2016

  • Number of Days: 2
  • Total Miles: 180

That was a great trip, all in less than 24 hours. At the last minute, Dayton had some mechanical problems, so, only Kathy and I made the flight. Weather was good – chilly, but not cold. San Antonio was all lit up and not too crowded. If you go to San Antonio and want a nice hotel that’s comfortable and close to downtown, try the Best Western at Sunset Station. It’s located in a quiet, restored brick building, and is walking distance to everything at about half the price of the Riverwalk chains.

From now on, Stinson will be our airport of choice when flying in to San Antonio .  The terminal has been refurbished and they have Enterprise rental cars on site. Staff is friendly at the FBO and in the tower. It’s just much less stressful flying a gyro in to Stinson than the bigger airports.


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This was our first time to land at STINSON AIRPORT, rather than the INTERNATIONAL.  It was much better suited for gyros.


We flew just northwest of Austin’s airspace, then headed southwest, passing east of San Antonio International to STINSON MUNICIPAL, the second oldest general aviation airport in the US, dating all the way back to 1915.

Day 1

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Taylor TX to San Antonio

Miles flown this day: 90

Total miles flown: 90


Like the old Texas Roadhouse Cafes of the past, Josephine’s re-captures that feeling with good drinks, steaks, cobbler and coffee.


Day 2

Sunday, November 27, 2016

San Antonio to Taylor, TX

Miles flown this day: 90

Total miles flown: 180


Breakfast at Magnolia Pancake House is top notch. Everything from strawberry waffles to cornbeef hash and eggs – they’ve got it all. Located about 15 minutes north of downtown, off hwy 281, it’s well worth the drive.



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Robert Dabbs 26th of November 2016 07:21:40 AM

Mike & Cyndi, Departing T74 at Noon today. Glad to have you join if you can.

Mike & Cyndi, Departing T74 at Noon today. Glad to have you join if you can.