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October 5, 2018 Edition
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Andrews Gets Back Home Tomorrow

Mason Andrews is on his final leg to complete his journey to establish a new World Record as the Youngest Solo Pilot to complete a Circumnavigation of the globe.  He will be bringing the record back to the USA, where it belongs!

Friday Morning Mission Update:
Mason arrived at Dallas Executive yesterday with a very nice group of friends, family, and LA Tech Alumni! Many thanks to John Peroyea and his lovely wife Stephanie for arranging this AND feeding him!  He will take off for Area 41 this afternoon and get ready for the final short flight to Monroe Regional in the morning.

He will be arriving back at Monroe Regional Airport to complete his record flight at 9:00 AM, Saturday morning, October 6, at the Pilots for Patients Hangar. Everyone is welcome to come out and greet him.

Mason is a rising Junior in the Louisiana Tech University Professional Aviation Program who has earned the FAA Private Pilot Certificate along with his High Performance and Complex Aircraft Endorsements. He is flying his 1976 Piper Lance PA32R-300 aircraft, The Spirit of Louisiane in honor of Louisiana’s rich French Heritage!
You can follow Mason on his around the world flight with his Onboard Tracker which you can access by clicking HERE

You can also track him on:

For additional information you can go to:

Louisianians Inducted Into IFOF (Part IV)

Four members of the Louisiana Aviation Community, Bill Adams, Alice Fanto, Mae Marquet and Jim Riviere, were honored as 2018 inductees into the International Forest of Friendship, in Atchison, Kansas during ceremonies in September.  The Forest is a living, growing memorial to the world history of aviation and aerospace.

I discussed the luncheon in the last article.  After the luncheon everyone moved over to the International Forest of Friendship for the Induction Ceremony.  It begins with the Parade of Flags.

I think I see the Louisiana flag in that bunch.

Spectators are gathering out front.

Inductees gathered in the Gazebo.

As promised I am continuing to feature the 2018 inductees one at a time….. So I’ve saved mine for last……

Jim RiviereJames (Jim) Riviere, Jr., of Gramercy, Louisiana was honored as a 2018 inductee into the International Forest of Friendship, in Atchison, Kansas during ceremonies in September.  The Forest is a living, growing memorial to the world history of aviation and aerospace. He was honored for decades of aviation promotion and advocacy.

My family came to Kansas to cheer me on….

Riviere became a Private Pilot in 1973, then aircraft owner. As an EAA member accepting local, state and national leadership rolls, Riviere received the EAA President’s Award from Paul Poberezny in 1986.

As a Board Member of the Aviation Association of Louisiana, Riviere was instrumental in the introduction and passage of a constitutional amendment dedicating aviation fuel taxes to aviation purposes, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars in airport improvements.Celebrating the Centennial of Flight in 2003, Riviere organized the Louisiana Fly-In Series now in its 16th year. In 2010, Riviere created to communicate with the Louisiana Aviation Community. He still manages that website, a Facebook page and has over 1,000 subscribers to his bi-weekly aviation newsletters.

To read Jim’s full bio click

After the Parade of Flags they place each flag by the tree of the appropriate state or country.  I found Louisiana’s flag by the Louisiana Bald Cypress tree.

The International Forest of Friendship was a gift to America on the Nation’s 200th birthday (1976) from the City of Atchison (Amelia Earhart’s birthplace) and the Ninety-Nines, the International Organization of Women Pilots.  It is made up of trees representing all the 50 states and 35 countries around the world, including a “moon tree” grown from a seed taken to the moon on Apollo 14.  Among the more than 1300 honorees are such internationally recognized flyers as Amelia Earhart, Charles Lindbergh, the Wright Brothers, Sally Ride, Eileen Collins, and Chuck Yeager.  The public is invited to the induction ceremonies which are held during the 3rd weekend of September (it will be September 20-21 in 2019).  More information about the Forest, and points of contact are at

Navaid Out of Service

False River Regional Airport has issued NOTAM DRI #10/036:   NAVAID NDB OUT OF SERVICE PERMANENTLY.


Yvonne Chenevert, Manager
225-638-3192 office
225-978-8367 cell

SouthWings Pilot Meet-up Report

The 4th Quarterly SouthWings Pilot Meet-Up was successfully held this past Saturday at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport. A FAASTeam presentation, "Single Pilot Risk Analysis, Tolerance and Mitigation" with FAA Wings Program credit was provided for pilots along with an overview of SouthWings and update on the outstanding work the organization has been involved with this past quarter.

As with previous events, there was again something special. FAA representatives with the Baton Rouge Flight Standards District Office, Jeff Rafferty and Jason Adame, presented the distinguished Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award for 50+ years of aviation excellence to John Torrance of Slidell. He is one of the rare few who have achieved this recognition and also one of the rarest who was previously awarded the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award.

Thanks to everyone who attended continuing to make our events a complete success and congratulations to John Torrance!

Help the La Tech WAI Chapter

Buy a shirt or make a donation to help support the Women in Aviation International chapter at Louisiana Tech University. Our fundraiser is designed to raise money for 10 girls in our chapter to attend the conference in Long Beach, California. This conference will help us connect and network with others who share the same passion for the aviation industry!  To buy or donate click HERE.

Louisiana Cancels Grand Isle Airport | The Times-Picayune

BATON ROUGE - Bowing to public pressure, state officials have canceled a proposed airport in Elmer's Island Wildlife Refuge.
Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Jack Montoucet announced the cancellation on Thursday (Oct. 4), just before the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission was to have its first public hearing on the proposal. Montoucet had signed an agreement with the airport's developer, the Grand Isle Independent Levee District, in August without consulting the commission, conservation groups or scientists who conduct research at the refuge.
Audubon Louisiana and other groups blasted the proposal, saying it ran counter to the purpose of a wildlife refuge and would harm critically important habitat for migratory birds and other wildlife.
"The agreement will be canceled and terminated on mutual agreement," Montoucet to the commission in Baton Rouge. "Judging from the volume of communications my office has received on this topic, I believe this news will be well received."
It was. Representatives of several conservation groups had come to the meeting with fiery speeches prepared. Instead, they expressed relief.

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Win A Ride With the Aeroshell Team

Have you ever dreamed of flying with the Aeroshell Aerobatic Team? Now's your chance!

Four tickets will be drawn and the winners will take an Orientation Flight with the team.

Here's the catch.... YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN, as the ride will take place October 13, 2018 after The Best Little Air Show in the World at the Vicksburg Tallulah Regional Airport! The drawing will take place between 3:00 pm and 3:30 pm.

You can't win if you don't buy a ticket!

Tickets will be sold all the way up to the drawing!

To buy tickets click HERE


SHAF Jeep Raffle

To purchase tickets to enter the raffle for this jeep and other prizes click HERE


Aircraft For Sale in Louisiana

Citabria For Sale

1980 Bellanca Citabria GCBC.  TTAF 3435, TTE 1435 SMOH. Hartzell C/S propeller 930 SOH.  Recovered STITS 2004. Baggage compartment installed 2012. Schweizer tow hitch.  Airtex interior, Wide rear seat. $42,500 FIRM. Two spare stabilizers, ailerons, elevators, gas tanks, a rudder, wheel pants and 850/6 tires and hubs.  Have had Citabria's for over 40 years. All spare parts go with the deal! Located at 5F5.

Hugh Hunton

Helicopter For Sale

R22 W/SPRAY SYSTEM AND TRAILER • $135,000 • FOR SALE • 1992 R22 Beta w/ power-flow exhaust. Apollo Spray System DTM3, Auto-Cal flow control, Agnav Silver, Agnav Bright Bar. 1600 hrs 08/2008 SMOH. -6 MR Blades 620 hrs SNEW, installed 05/2012. Trailer included w/100 gal fuel tank. Last Annual 02/2018. • Contact Erik Carroll - 911 CROP CARE LLC, Owner - located Deville, LA USA • Telephone: 3182674052

Click For Details

Super Cub For Sale

1951 PIPER SUPER CUB • $75,000 • NOW AVAILABLE • 1951 Piper Super Cub, 3756 TT, 137 SMOH, King KLX 135A GPS/Comm, King KT 76A Transponder, JPI Fuel Scan 450, Garmin 396 Portable GPS, Bush Wheels, Belly Pod, 150 HP Engine, Ceconite, too many mods to name! • Contact Holton Hancock - HANCOCK AVIATION LLC, Broker - located Baton Rouge, LA USA • Telephone: 225 800-2359

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Cessna 170 For Sale

1953 Cessna 170B
1850 TTAF
130 SMOH
New prop
KX-155 w/ glideslope
Narco MK-12D
Narco AT-150 transponder
PS audio panel
60 Amp alternator
Solid state regulator
New tires and tubes
New seat rails
Heavy gear boxes
Located in Houma

Contact Andre Caillouet at or 985-855-2688.

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

Other Classifieds

NavCom For Sale

Narco M12 TSO 14V with glideslope
Removed for an upgrade last month
Contact Ron 504-427-5100.

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Aviation Blog

Alan Malone Aviation Essay

Alan writes about a very serious safety issue this week that has claimed many lives in Multiple Approaches Are a Bad Idea (Essay #263).  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, October 5

38th Annual Stearman Fly-in - Continued
See attached flyer for details.

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Saturday, October 6

38th Annual Stearman Fly-in - Continued

7:00am Pineville Breakfast Fly-in
When  Sat, October 6, 7am – 10am
Where  Pineville Municipal Airport (2L0) (map)
Description  EAA Chapter 614 hosts their famous fly-in breakfast on the first Saturday of every month. Breakfast served from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM.
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9:00am Welcome Mason Andrews Home
When  Sat, October 6, 9am – 10am
Where  Monroe Regional Airport, 5400 Operations Rd, Monroe, LA 71212, USA (map)
Mason Andrews is making his OFFICIAL Guinness World Record return to Monroe Regional Airport at 9:00am on Saturday morning, October 6, at the Pilots for Patients hangar🙂 All are welcome to come out and welcome him home!
There are some significant TSA security regulations we MUST adhere to OR Pilots for Patients could be subjected to fines. Everyone will have to stay inside the hangar and not be outside on the tarmac or around the aircraft. We are asking everyone to abide by this as the Pilots for Patients Mission is too important to compromise! Looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday.
more details»  
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10:00am Sievers Field Fly-in
When  Sat, October 6, 10am – 5pm
Where  Sievers Field (LS21), Duson, LA (map)
Description  October 6th, 2018, from 1000 until dark or overnight, Brad Sievers will be hosting a Fly-in/car show at identifier LS21, Sievers Field. Brad has a smooth turf strip that is 2600’x200’, 18/36. Camping space is available for those who want to stay overnight. Free food will be offered. This is an uncontrolled strip so fly in at your own risk, if camping, bring your own camping equipment, and any aircraft tiedowns if needed.
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10:00am EAA Chapter 697 Fly-in
When  Sat, October 6, 10am – 2pm
Where  Slidell Municipal Airport KASD, 62512 Airport Rd, Slidell, LA 70460, USA (map)
Description  Louisiana Fly-in Series Event No. 3 - EAA Chapter 697 Fly-in Free burgers and hot dogs for pilots and passengers. See attached flyer...

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12:00pm Leesville EAA Meeting

Sunday, October 7

38th Annual Stearman Fly-in - Continued

Monday, October 8

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, October 9

NATA Formation Clinic
When  Oct 9 – 12, 2018
Where  Vicksburg Tallulah Regional Airport, 175 Vtr Airport Rd, Tallulah, LA 71282, USA (map)
Description  To all NATA Members in our Southeast, Southwest and Midwest regions,
You are invited to attend a joint formation clinic with the Southern Heritage Air Foundation in Vicksburg Tallulah, LA from October 10th-12th.
You can find clinic details and register online by visiting our website at
I hope to see you in Louisiana in October!
Dan Fordice
Chairman, Southern Heritage Air Foundation
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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, October 10

NATA Formation Clinic

7:00pm Slidell EAA Meeting

Thursday, October 11

NATA Formation Clinic

7:00pm Reserve EAA Meeting

Friday, October 12

NATA Formation Clinic

Pineville Fall Fly-in, Camp Out & Splash-in
When  Oct 12 – 14, 2018
Where  Pineville Muni Airport-2L0, 200 Lake Buhlow Rd, Pineville, LA 71360, USA (map)
Description  Louisiana Fly-in Series Event No. 4 - Pineville Fall Fly-in, Camp Out & Splash-in - Sponsored by CENLA EAA Chapter 614
Friday Oct 12 4:00pm till Sunday Oct 14, 10:00 am. 
Airplane camping. Motor-home/RV camping also available, call 318-487-0324 to reserve a spot. 

  • Friday evening Jazz band and spaghetti dinner $5. 
  • Saturday all you can eat pancake breakfast $6, hamburger lunch $5, evening gumbo dinner
  • Sunday morning continental breakfast. 

Plane campers get free meals for the pilot plus 1( co-pilot). There will be a poker run, an EFB seminar (Foreflight & possibly FlyQ). Raffle for prizes during the day. Seattle Avionics has donated a couple of yearly subscriptions for their VFR/IFR EFB, and the grand prize will be a Merlin ADS-B receiver.  
See attached poster with further details.

Looking forward to seeing ya'll there!

For info contact Chapter President Jonathan Guess at

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WWII Air, Sea, & Land Festival
Oct 12 – 14, 2018
Where  New Orleans Lakefront Airport, 6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd #219, New Orleans, LA 70126, USA (map)

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4:00pm Twilight Air Show
When  Fri, October 12, 4pm – 7pm
Where Vicksburg Tallulah Regional Airport, 175 Vtr Airport Rd, Tallulah, LA 71282, USA (map)
Description  Gates open at 4:00 pm! See attached flyer. Follow us on Social Media!
To buy tickets click HERE

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For additional details on the above events click HERE

Coming Events:

New Event On the Calendar 

Saturday, October 13

  October Aviation Events  

For additional details on these and other future events click HERE and then click on the event.

 Second Weekend - 10/12-14 

Tue.-Fri.- NATA Formation Clinic - Tallulah
Fri.-Sun.- Pineville Fall Fly-in, Camp Out & Splash-in - Pineville

Fri.-Sun.- WWII Air, Sea, & Land Festival - New Orleans Lakefront
Fri.-Sat.- Twilight Air Show & Best Little Air Show in the World - Tallulah

Sat.- EAA Chapter 244 Lunch Fly-in - Gonzales
Sat.- Chennault Safety Seminar & Fly-in - Lake Charles

 Third Weekend - 10/19-21

Fri.-Sun.- Southeastern Regional Fly-in (SERFI) - Evergreen, AL
Sat.-Sun.- Hammond Northshore Regional Air Show - Hammond

Sat.- Andouille Festival Fly-in - Reserve

Sun.-Wed.- 47th Annual LAMA Conference - Lake Charles

 Fourth Weekend - 10/26-28 

Fri.-Sun.- Reklaw Fly-in - Reklaw, TX

Fri.-Sat.- AOPA Fly-in - Gulf Shores

Sat.- Wings and Wheels Fly-in - St. Tammany

Events Coming up in November

November 3

November 10

For additional details on these and other future events click HERE and then click on the event.


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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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