Although Americans tourists are banned from entering the country, I went under the journalism category.
It's only an hour flight, Cuban visa can be bought during check-in at the airline counter before departure, just don't forget your passport. I exchanged dollars into their convertible  (CUC) pesos upon arrival. I stayed at an hostel next to the baseball stadium. I focused on videotaping their culture alone rather than being somewhat biased traveling group with their hectic schedule. One day took a Soviet era Lada taxi to outskirts of Havana to visit a Deaf school. They asked me what we Deaf Americans do with our obsolete TTY as we are using VP nowadays, hopefully some organizations will donate those equipment. I felt like was blasted into the past, surrounded by all those vintage automobiles.


Deaf Pilot

The FAA suspended indefinitely a Deaf pilot license after flying over restricted airspace over Washington, DC. The incident occurred while enroute to an EAA event in Oshkosh, Wisconsin when he decided, without thinking, to divert from the original flight plan filed previously to pick up some Gallaudet friends which almost cost his life. F-16 fighter planes scrambled into the air when a blip of unknown origin appears on the radar screen heading toward the nation's capital. Patriot defense system also have been tracking the unidentified aircraft, locking into its target. The Deaf pilot failed to respond to radio contact, was escorted to a nearby military base for interrogations. The order to fire was reversed when a F-16 pilot, was able to make visual identification of the Cessna, its registration belonging to a Deaf pilot.

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