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November 6, 2018 Edition
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Cajun Fly-in Draws Record Crowd

  Mason Andrews, Philip Thomas, Lyla Peroyea, and Katie Eskew

Thousands of people looked to the skies and had a much closer look at the machines that fly in those skies at the Cajun Fly-in at Houma-Terrebonne Airport today.

About 100 aircraft were on display at the fly-in, which was was put on by the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 513 in Houma.

Event Director Ray Pierce said this was the largest attendance for any Cajun Fly-In to date, as aircraft taxied by a few feet from where he was standing.

“It’s the one time of year that regular people can come out and walk on this ramp,” Pierce said, “Our goal is to expose the general public to aviation. That’s the difference between a fly-in and an air show. We really look to be interactive.”

Pierce estimated the crowd to be about 4,500 people, far surpassing last year’s attendance of about 1,000.

Part of the reason for that, and the large turnout of aircraft, was any pilot’s primary concern, the weather. Saturday’s weather could not have been better, with clear skies and little wind.

One of the more enthusiastic participants was U.S. Air Force Capt. Mac Carpenter, who grew up in Lockport and is now stationed in Columbus, Miss.

He flew into the event in a two-seater T6 Texan II, an aircraft used by both the Air Force and the Navy to train military pilots in basic aviation, and was greeted by family and friends upon his arrival.

“It’s a good time coming back here,” Carpenter said. “This is the first time I’ve been home since last Christmas, so it’s good to see everybody. Being able to showcase the plane and the Air Force to prospective pilots is why they let me come do it. But for personal reasons being able to come back and see everybody and participate in the aviation is just a blast.”

Those interested in joining the EAA, which Pierce said is open to pilots as well as all non-flying aviation enthusiasts, can go to the chapter’s website,, or its Facebook page,

“EAA represents the spirit of aviation,” Pierce said. “We’ve evolved from being just experimental, home-built (aircraft) to everything that flies.”

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To see a whole lot more photos click HERE

Teacher Brings Aviation to Louisiana School

By Clyde Oyler

As a teacher at the St. Helena College and Career Academy in Greensburg, Louisiana, this school year, I was able to implement an Aviation and Aerospace Education Society club for students in grades seven through 12.

The primary reason for forming this organization is to allow students the opportunity to discover the wonders of aviation and the various career paths one might consider within the scope of the aerospace industry. Our school is also currently working toward adding an aerospace curriculum for the next academic school year.

When I became a teacher nearly 15 years ago, I always thought it would be great if I could somehow combine my two greatest passions in life — working with young people and aviation. This year it became a reality when our principal, Brandon Fontenot, gave the club and program his blessing and support.

We begin construction on our campus hangar on the first of November. As soon as the new facility is complete, we can start learning and, more importantly, start building an aircraft. I have been very blessed to have acquired my own aircraft in kit form. I have also acquired a set of plans for another. The kit I own is an original Pulsar manufactured by Aero Designs. The set of plans I have acquired are for the Affordaplane aircraft.

I want our students to learn how to do the things it takes to build an aircraft because I feel that it will teach them skills that they can take with them once they graduate whether they go to college or not. Aviation covers all core subjects taught in school, and I really want our students to understand how the things we teach them on a daily basis transfer over to real-life applications.

I am currently preparing to earn my private pilot certificate. I should have done it sooner, but life throws you a lot of curveballs and I am just now getting the time to pursue my ultimate dream. My next goal is to earn my CFI rating in order to teach others how to fly. I really want to provide this option to my students with as much reduction in cost as possible.

Additionally, I would like to start an EAA chapter at my home airport located in Franklinton, Louisiana, which is approximately a 40-minute drive from the school where I teach.

We have a very nice airport that is geographically located around some of the busiest air traffic in the United States. Our airport manager, Marty Roberts, and I have decided to take our airport to the next level by attracting individuals from all ages to become members and take an active role in our airport operations and activities. We are planning on hosting fly-ins, air shows, Young Eagles flights, and any other activities we can think of to help foster aviation at our home base of operations.  

EAA has been one of our greatest supporters, and I am truly humbled by all of the kindness, dedication, and support that they have provided. I constantly tell my students that if they want to do something truly great in life, they have to be willing to do something they have never done before.

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November Big Easy Wing Newsletter

To see the November newsletter from the very active Big Easy Wing click HERE.  If you would like to be a part of the fastest growing Wing of the Commemorative Air Force email them at

New MSY Newsletter

Current aerial view of new terminal.

To see the newsletter click HERE

Breakfast With Santa Tickets Sold Out

The Southern Heritage Air Foundation will hold its annual Breakfast With Santa event on December 1.  As usual, the tickets have sold out for both the 8AM and 10AM seatings.

Wings & Wheels Fly-in Photo Album

To see some additional photos from the very successful Wings and Wheels Fly-in at the St. Tammany Regional Airport click HERE


This Week's Events:

Tuesday, November 6

6:00pm Pineville EAA Meeting
6:00pm CENLA CAP Composite Squadron Meeting
6:00pm Shreveport CAP Senior Squadron Meeting
6:30pm Houma EAA Meeting
6:30pm Pontchartrain CAP Cadet Squadron Meeting

Notice:  Just saw this event for tonight in Mississippi!

Wednesday, November 7

12:00pm Hang Out at the Hangar Lunch
When  Wed, November 7, 12pm – 1pm
Where  Southern Heritage Air Foundation (map)
The November Southern Heritage Hangar Lunch will be the last one of 2018.
RSVP by email or Facebook if you can make it and you can also pre-purchase your lunch tickets by clicking the links below:

To purchase a lunch ticket for $10 click HERE

To get a free veteran’s ticket click HERE
Scroll down until you get to the Hang Out at the Hangar Lunches and click on the Free Veteran button on the appropriate month.

In both cases print your ticket and bring it with you to lunch.
We hope to see you November 7th!

6:00pm St. Charles Aviation Assn. Monthly Meeting
6:30pm Billy Mitchell Senior CAP Squadron Open House
7:00pm Billy Mitchell CAP Squadron Meeting

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
When  Sat, November 10, 9am – 3pm
Where  Harrell Field-MS08, 439 Old Hwy 43, Brandon, MS 39047, USA (map)
Description  The Central Mississippi Light Flyers hold their annual Fall Fly-in.
Fried Fish Served at Noon.
Monitor 122.9 mhz
See attached Flyer.

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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

For additional details on the above events click HERE


Aircraft For Sale in Louisiana

Grumman For Sale

1976 GRUMMAN AA1B • $25,000 • FOR SALE • Grumman AA1B 160 hp upgrade fresh annual low hours need to sell • Contact Robert K. Stassen, Owner - located Winnfield, LA USA • Telephone: 318-413-0078

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Cessna Wanted

CESSNA T182RG, T182, T206H • WANTED TO BUY • Looking to purchase 1999 -2008 low to mid time with AC preferable, Cessna T182RG, T182T, T206H • Contact Joe R. Palermo - SMOOTH AIRE located Sulphur, LA USA • Telephone: 3373047777 . 3376253330 • Fax: 3374790064

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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

Parachute For Sale

2016 ASAP S500 PPC PARACHUTE • $1,900 • AVAILABLE FOR SALE • ASAP S500 Mustang 2016 Powered Parachute wing with 24.8 hours. Excellent condition and very clean. New cost is $2,690 and I’m selling for $1,900. I fly at over 1,000lbs and this new chute has caused a significant increase in my speed. I’m going back to a 550 sq ft to slow back down. • Contact Russell Gibson, Owner - located Benton , LA USA • Telephone: 318-230-3002

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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


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.

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 @

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