I suggest returning to the Key West Airport—that’s the easiest return flight.

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The Cubana terminal was empty and the lights were mostly out, lending a “horror-like” feeling to the terminal.

As many have noted, Cuba is a time capsule dating back to the late 1950s.

There are also buildings with images of the “esteemed leader” displayed on the sides.

As we rode into Havana, we began to appreciate the architecture of the older buildings.

I saw a King Air from the Bahamas, an Air Commander from Venezuela and a 185 on floats, also from America, when I landed. There wasn’t any traffic when I was coming in, though, and it was an easy and pleasant landing.

I think any GA traffic they have is routed to this small building. The small building is kind of like an FBO building, away from the main terminal. No Starbucks, no Mc Donald’s, no South Florida condos or obnoxious chain restaurants. Cuban cigars, salsa dancing, old muscle cars, neoclassic architecture, the Malecón, the Tropicana show, Hemingway’s house and the famous El Floridita bar—the birthplace of the Daiquiri!That’s an hour to an hour-and-a-half flight at 110 to 160 knots. I decided to take my wife, three kids, ages 14, 12 and 10, and my 1960 D50C Twin Bonanza to Cuba over the kids’ Spring Break.We had planned to take a weeklong tour through Havana, Cienfuegos and Trinidad, with a snorkel trip to the Bay of Pigs, but President Obama’s surprise trip to Cuba forced us to redo our plans.The Havana controllers all speak English and are very helpful.