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November 9, 2018 Edition
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Airport upgrades reflect region’s growth, impact

The Port of South Louisiana Executive Regional Airport has come a long way.

Only a few short years ago it was known primarily as a general aviation and recreational airport.

However, today, after incorporating a number of improvements and capital projects that have increased its viability and attractiveness to pilots and business passengers throughout the United States, this growing airport has become an aerial gateway to the River Parishes community.

Many officers and executives of plants and industries located throughout the area now consider the Executive Regional Airport as a preferred local alternative to driving the extensive distances associated with landing in New Orleans or Baton Rouge.

In addition, contractors such as engineers, architects and even the customers of these industries are now using the Executive Regional Airport to access the River Parishes.

This transformation and additional use has, without question, had an economic impact on the local community. Enhanced access by air results in creation of new jobs.


Aviation Blog

Alan Malone Aviation Essay

Is stress a good thing?  Well, maybe sometime. Alan gives his thoughts in this week's essay On Stress (Essay #268).  To read the essay click HERE.

If you would like to contact Alan Malone to thank him and comment on his essays he can be reached at

To see the Blog Archives click HERE


This Week's Events:

Friday, November 9

Bayou Road Balloon Festival
When  Nov 9 – 11, 2018
Where  Chalmette, LA, USA (map)
Description November 9-11 Chalmette, LA

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Saturday, November 10

Bayou Road Balloon Festival - Continued

Poplarville Airport Fly-in
When  Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
Where  Poplarville Pearl River County Airport (map)
Description  You're invited to attend the Poplarville Pearl River County Airport (M13) Starts at 9:30 AM and goes til ?? Campers welcome. Food and drinks available. See details in attached flyer.

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8:30am Flying Buddy Seminar
When  Sat, November 10, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Where  New Orleans Lakefront Airport, 6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd #219, New Orleans, LA 70126, USA (map)
This fun, informative seminar is designed for the non-pilot and will cover: 
-  How the airplane flies
-  How to read an aeronautical chart
-  How to talk on the radio
-  What the instruments tell you
-  What to do in an emergency
-  Safety tips, etc.
Enjoy flying more and be a better Flying Buddy!
Registration includes continental breakfast and seminar materials. Lunch available on site.
Tickets are $35
To purchase tickets click….

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8:30am New Iberia EAA Meeting

9:00am CMLF Fall Fly-in - Cancelled
When  Sat, November 10, 9am – 3pm
Where  Harrell Field-MS08, 439 Old Hwy 43, Brandon, MS 39047, USA (map)
Description  Our Annual CMLF Fall Fly-in that was set for this Saturday, November 10th, has been cancelled due to weather concerns and wet field conditions. CMLF will instead have a regular club meeting at 11:00 a.m. this Saturday to discuss our options to have this fly-in at a later date. We will have lunch for our members and any others that may show up due to late cancellation of the fly-in.

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9:30am Young Eagles Flights - Gonzales
When  Sat, November 10, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Where  Louisiana Regional Airport - 6255 Airport Industrial Boulevard - Gonzales, LA 70737 (map)
Description  For details, click link here:
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10:00am Big Easy Wing Membership Meeting

11:00am Ama Turkey Fry
When  Sat, November 10, 11am – 3pm
WhereAirport Road, Ama, LA 70031, USA (map)
DescriptionThe Ama Airport (LS40) Turkey Fry will be Saturday November 10, 2018 11AM -Till... Plenty of food and drinks... Live band will play in the afternoon. Feel free to come out and pass a good time. $10 per Adult... 12 and under free... Contact: Tab Troxler
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11:00am EAA Chapter 244 Lunch Fly-in
When  Sat, November 10, 11am – 1pm
Where  Louisiana Regional Airport, 6255 Airport Industrial Blvd, Gonzales, LA 70737, USA (map)
Description  Baton Rouge EAA Chapter 244 holds a fly-in lunch on the second Saturday of the month at Louisiana Regional Airport in Gonzales. Rain or shine. Fly-in or drive-in. Contact Chris Gonzales at See the attached flyer.

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Sunday, November 11

Bayou Road Balloon Festival - Continued

Monday, November 12

5:30pm SHAF Air Show Meeting
6:00pm Hammond CAP Meeting
6:00pm General Claire L. Chennault Senior Squadron CAP Meeting
6:30pm Civil Air Patrol Senior Meeting
7:00pm Ascension CAP Composite Squadron Meeting
7:00pm Baton Rouge CAP Composite Squadron Meeting

Tuesday, November 13

6:00pm 20th Annual Raymond Fish Fry/Safety Meeting
When  Tue, November 13, 6pm – 9pm
Where   Hinds Community College Commercial Aviation Hangar 4130 Airport Road Bolton, MS 39041 (map)
Topic: Meeting Topics:Latest General Aviation Avionics Update, ADS-B Update, Medical Minute With David Wheat, MD, AME
Avionics Mfg Representatives, David Wheat MD AME
Brief Description:
Beginning at 6 pm there will be a catfish dinner with all the trimmings. 
Our safety meeting will begin at 7 pm. Our first segment will feature two avionics manufacturers' representatives. They will be discussing the latest technologies available for certified general aviation aircraft. In addition, the ADS-B mandate will be updated and discussed as the 2020 deadline approaches.
After a short break, Dr. David Wheat, AME will present a medical topic: "Facts, Figures, Questions & Lies". Be sure to bring questions that your "friend" would like answered.
Door Prizes will be awarded and the meeting will conclude by 9 pm.
This is a no charge event. Our sponsors listed below make this annual meeting happen.
Location of Seminar:
Hinds Community College Commercial Aviation Hangar
4130 Airport Road
Bolton, MS 39041
Directions to Venue:
Hinds Community College Commercial Aviation Hangar is located on Raymond/John Bell Williams Airport (KJVW) at 4130 Airport Road, Bolton, MS. When driving into the airport it will be the first hangar on your right as you come down the hill as the road curves to the left. If flying in it will be midway on the taxiway leading to Runway 30.
Registration Information:
Click here to register online now!
Contact Information:
Phone: (601) 941-5800
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6:00pm CENLA CAP Composite Squadron Meeting
6:00pm Shreveport CAP Senior Squadron Meeting
6:30pm Pontchartrain CAP Cadet Squadron Meeting
6:30pm New Orleans 99's Meeting
7:00pm Diamondhead EAA Meeting

Wednesday, November 14

7:00pm Slidell EAA Meeting

For additional details on the above events click HERE


Aircraft For Sale in Louisiana

Quicksilver For Sale

QUICKSILVER MXL- SPORT II • $9,500 • AVAILABLE • Regrettably selling my 1989 Quicksilver MXL Sport II LSA. Presently flying, in excellent condition. Still within its annual condition inspection. Records of all maintenance. Approx. 15 hrs. on the Rotax 503 DCDI. Updated with starter, warp drive prop and ailerons. Recently installed new large tundra tires not pictured. Excellent flyer/trainer. Double surfaced sails in excellent shape. Registered with log book. It's very responsive, docile and forgiving in flight. Always hangared. Located at LS40 in south Louisiana. N-92641, s/n WCB002. Please, no off shore or incognito scammers! • Contact Vincent D. Marciante, Owner - located Marrero, LA USA • Telephone: 5047179416

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Gulfstream For Sale

2017 Gulfstream G650 ER
Reg # N777ZH Serial # 6240
Price: Inquire
TTAF: 485 Hrs.

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Piper Lance For Sale

1978 PIPER TURBO LANCE II • $130,000 • NEW TO MARKET • 1978 Piper PA-32RT-300T Turbo Lance II, N32RT, 3800 TT, 50 SMOH Engine, 50 SNEW Scimitar Prop, GMA 340, Garmin GNS-430W, KNS-80, KT-76A Transponder, Altimatic IIIC Autopilot, Overall White with Blue and Yellow Accents, Tan/Black interior. Additional pictures coming soon. • Contact Holton Hancock - HANCOCK AVIATION LLC, Broker - located Baton Rouge, LA USA • Telephone: 225 800-2359 •

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Taylorcraft For Sale

1946 mint condition Taylorcraft fresh annual all logbooks low time engine and extra complete original engine. No damage history. $20,000 a must see, beautiful fabric. Always hangared. Call Curtis at (504)339-7016 serious inquiries only no tire kickers please.

Helicopter For Sale

ROBINSON R-44 RAVEN II • $329,000 • AVAILABLE FOR SALE • 2006 R-44 RII 1134 TTSN, New -7 MRB in 2015, New TRB in 2017. NDH. Air Conditioning blows cold! Bladder Tanks, Bubble Windows. KY 196A comm, KT 76a transponder. Garmin 696 panel powered. Bose receptacles in front. Gold metallic exterior, tan leather seats. Eyebrow tint keeps you cool and easily removable. No commercial ops. Clean, smooth, powerful mid time Raven II with great component times remaining! Time may change slightly as it flies regularly. • Contact Bill J. Delcambre, Owner - located Grand Coteau , LA USA • Telephone: 337-280-4822

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Cessna 172 Partnership For Sale

1/5 Partnership Available in a 1977 Cessna 172N .
Hangared at Picayune, MS (KMJD) Maintenance done by Wayne Phillips
Good group of guys partnered with.
$6500 buy in
$185 monthly$75 an hour wet. 
Contact Andrew Marvin Meyer on Facebook, Email:, or cell: 8302201428

To see aircraft located in Louisiana in Trade-A-Plane click Louisiana Aircraft on Trade-A-Plane

Other Classifieds

Garmin 530 For Sale

Like new Garmin GNS-530 GPS/NAV/COM NON-WAAS 14/28 in excellent condition.Approved and has FORM 8130-3.  Accessories include Tray, Backplate, Connectors and Antenna. Unit is in perfect working condition.

Contact Luis at

Aviation Classified Website For Sale

I am offering my recently developed website for sale.  I'm throwing in 5 additional aviation domains.  The site is functioning and ready for promotion.  Low cost developer available for additional mods. Asking $6,000.  Contact Jake 318-455-1223

Airplane Partnership Wanted

AIRPLANE PARTNERSHIP WANTED • I am looking to join or create a 1/2, 1/3, or 1/4 partnership on a single engine GA airplane (Piper Cherokee , Mooney’s , Cessna 172 or 180...). ideal airport locations to be based out of would include Slidell, Hammond, Houma or New Orleans Lakefront. Please contact me at 504-914-2369 if you’re interested. • Contact Paymon Foroozesh located Metairie, LA USA • Telephone: 5049142369

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Hangar For Sale in Houma

Very Rare to find a hangar hit the market in Houma, but we are selling ours. It was set up as a store (a Pilot Shop & Testing Center).
Store fixtures can be taken down and sold separately unless buyer wants them. Property has Car access from Safety Road & Airplane access via Taxiway Golf.


  • Showroom 32x36
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Office 8x12
  • Hangar has hydraulic lift door & measures 32x42 (inside is 1/2 T style & currently houses a Cessna 182)


  • Open Office Space
  • Full Kitchen with granite counter tops & appliances (stove, oven, refrigerator, dishwasher) 3 part sink with separate bar sink
  • Private Office Space
  • 1 Full Bath
  • Balcony and windows overlooking the Taxiway


Airplane Partnership Wanted

I’m in the Baton Rouge area and looking to buy into a 172 or equivalent.
I’m an instrument rated pilot and an A&P mechanic.
Contact Cavin Skidmore

Aircraft Interior Shop

CFI Wanted

Flight Line Air Service in Pineville is looking for a CFI!
Please send all resumes to

Sport Pilot Training in Hammond

Autogyro of Louisiana offers Sport Pilot, and beyond, Fixed wing training in addition to their gyro flight school at the Hammond Northshore Regional Airport.   Their Sports Star is also available for rental.

They also offer two week accelerated courses for your light sport certificate in either Gyro or Fixed Wing. They also offer light sport add on in both fixed wing and gyro.
Call Stephen at 225-503-5168 for more information.

Transponder For Sale

KING KT76A TRANSPONDER • $125 • AVAILABLE FOR SALE • Unit was working when it was removed according to the guy I got it from. It comes with tray. • Contact Dave Fortuna, Owner - located Shreveport, LA USA • Telephone: 318-464-5364

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T-Hangars for Rent

Port of South Louisiana (KAPS) T-Hangars Approved
At yesterday's Port Commission meeting, approval was given to move forward with the T-Hangar construction. We expect this first set to be complete by the First Quarter 2019. Thanks to LaDOTD Aviation Division for providing a match in funding.

They will be building 10 units at this time and they have 23 people on the hangar waiting list.  They will be asking for additional commitments from the folks on the list soon. If you are not on the list, this is how you get on……



The Port of South Louisiana Executive Regional Airport (KAPS) invites aircraft owners to express interest in future occupancy of new construction T-Hangars. Anticipated completion date is First Quarter 2019.
Interested aircraft owners should send an email to Lisa Braud @

Have Something to Sell?

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Listen to Air Traffic Control Live

You can listen to several Louisiana air traffic control frequencies live on your computer at or with some mobile apps on your phone.

Here are the direct links to those Louisiana airports:

  • For Baton Rouge (KBTR) (Includes False River Regional & Louisiana Regional) click HERE
  • For New Orleans International (KMSY) click HERE
  • For New Orleans Lakefront (KNEW) click HERE
  • For Hammond Northshore Regional (KHDC) click HERE
  • For Lafayette Regional (KLFT) click HERE
  • For South Lafourche (KGAO) click HERE

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