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Exciting stuff.

I remember, many years ago (before 9/11) I hired a 4 seater plane and flew myself around the shuttle landing strip in Cape Canaveral. I first landed at the Space Centre Executive airport and we had lunch (OH & I). Took off, called NASA Tower on the radio (as you do!) , asked to be allowed to do 'Space shuttle tour'. To my amazement, (who would let a pilot with a non-American accent anywhere near the facility???) they said yes - with instructions  "join the circuit pattern in a certain way and overfly the landing strip but not below 500feet "- so I did - could see a Space Shuttle over near one of the hangers. Amazing!


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