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December 4, 2018 Edition
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Events This Weekend -
  1.  EAA Chapter 241 Lunch Fly-in  - Louisiana Regional Airport (KREG)
  2.  SouthWings Quarterly Gulf Pilot Meet-up and FAA Safety Seminar  - New Orleans Lakefront Airport (KNEW)
Details can be found in the Events section later in this email.

First Annual Gary Pecquet Fly-in & Fly Market

Saturday, December 1, was the day for the First Annual Gary Pecquet Fly-in and Santa’s Fly Market at the Port of South Louisiana Executive Regional Airport.  Gary was a long time tenant, mechanic and a member of the Hangar 39 Crew that held several free parties every year at the airport, one of which was occasionally a “Fly Market”.  This first annual event arose out of the Port’s desire to honor Gary so they decided to name this event after him. They anticipate it to grow each year.

As you can see from the photos, parts were available for sale and gumbo was served.  To see more photos courtesy of the airport click HERE

Donate to the BEW Stearman

Help CAF-Big Easy Wing “Repair PT-17 Stearman (Our Lady)” #Giving Tuesday, November 27 and throughout December with CAF 12 Planes of Christmas Our Lady is an aging aircraft. She needs her engine overhauled. Our Lady’s engine has over 1500 hours. Any additional fund will go towards her Garmin GTX345 WAAS ADS-B Transponder

How can you help?

Let’s help the Big Easy Wing accomplish it goals.

Help Grow Our Readership
Asking Louisiana Flight Schools for Help in This Edition

This email went out to 1,201 subscribers which is nice…..but with the size of the Louisiana aviation community the number of readers should be many times that.

I’m continuing to challenge various segments of readers to help increase the distribution.   Last edition it was the FAA Facilities in Louisiana. Today, I’m going to continue by asking all of the Louisiana Flight Schools for their assistance.

Here are a few things I would like the Flight Schools to do to help increase the distribution:

  1. Forward this Louisiana Aviation News email to your instructors, maintenance personnel, office staff, students and rental customers so they can subscribe.

  2. Routinely put something in your newsletters or fliers about how to subscribe to the Louisiana Aviation News.

  3. Print a poster and put it on your bulletin boards.  You can get the poster by clicking HERE

To Subscribe to the Louisiana Aviation News click HERE and follow the instructions.  Or you can also scan this with your cell phone…

Stay tuned as I will pick another segment of the Louisiana aviation community in the next edition.  Thanks for your help.


 This Week's Events:

Tuesday, December 4

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

6:30pm FAA Safety Seminar - Baton Rouge
When  Tue, December 4, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Where  Baton Rouge Metro Airport Multiplex, 4400 Airpark Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70807 (map)
Description "BTR Air Traffic Control Operations and Spacial Disorientation Discussion"
Topic: BTR ATC Operations and Safety Implementations, Hazards of Spacial Disorientation, and an Introduction to the FAASTeam.
Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport Multiplex
4400 Airpark Boulevard
Multiplex Facility
Baton Rouge, LA 70807
Come and join us from 6:30PM to 7:30PM. BTR Air Traffic Control will present on airport hotspots, new taxiway additions, wrong surface landings, ADS-B, and BTR's RADAR system Fusion versus MEARTs.
BTR FSDO will make a presentation on the hazards and risks of spatial disorientation as well as an Introduction to and the FAASTeam. 
Light snacks and beverages will be provided during the safety meeting courtesy of Signature Flight Support (BTR).
This will be a live presentation and discussion including speakers from the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport Air Traffic Control Tower and the Baton Rouge Flight Standards District Office (FSDO). Your participation is encouraged!
If you fly-in and park at BTR Jet Center, please notify the FBO personnel that you are there to attend the FAASTeam safety meeting at the Multiplex and ramp fees will be waived. BTR Jet Center will provide complimentary ground transportation between their FBO and the Multiplex to safety seminar attendees. Fuel is available for purchase at BTR Jet Center (Shell Dealer).
To view further details and registration information for this seminar, click here.
more details»  copy to my calendar

Wednesday, December 5

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

Thursday, December 6

6:30pm Baton Rouge EAA Meeting

Saturday, December 8

8:30am New Iberia EAA Meeting

9:00am SouthWings Gulf Quarterly Pilot Meet-up and FAA Safety Seminar - Lakefront
When  Sat, December 8, 9am – 12pm
Where  New Orleans Lakefront Airport, 6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd #219, New Orleans, LA 70126, USA (map)
Title: Mastering Aerial Survey Flight Ops
Topic: Best Practices in the Safe Operation of Aircraft at Lower Altitudes and Airspeeds
Date and Time: Saturday, December 8, 2018, starting at 09:00 Central Standard Time Download Calendar File
Speaker(s): Emmet Bartholomew, Richie Blink
Brief Description:
From the beginning of flight training, pilots are taught that altitude is their friend. There are many operations, however, that dictate aircraft be flown at lower altitudes and lower airspeeds. This type of flying is not limited to crop dusters, mosquito control or pipeline inspection pilots but to any who have a need to utilize aircraft for photography / filmography, aerial survey or mere sightseeing.
Operating aircraft “low and slow” during aerial survey flights pose numerous threats not otherwise encountered. Concerns of terrain, obstacle clearance, passenger distractions, maintaining situation awareness, airspace restrictions, remaining clear of clouds, helicopter traffic and birds are just a few of the specialized risks associated with this type of operation.
Acquiring the aviation knowledge, skill and experience to manage these unique operational risks are specialized. This presentation will provide an overview of the challenges pilots face when conducting flight operations in this type of hazardous environment and will address best practices and techniques to significantly lower these specific types of risks.
Refreshments and light lunch provided.
Select Number: SW0388144
Location of Seminar:
New Orleans Lakefront Airport
6001 Stars and Stripes Boulevard
Airport Terminal Building
New Orleans, LA 70126
Directions to Venue:
If driving, the airport may be accessed from Interstate-10 by either the Morrison Blvd exit or the Downman Rd exit. From the Morrison Rd. exit, drive approximately 1 mile to the intersection of Downman Rd and turn right. From the Downman Rd exit, remain straight. At the very end of Downman Rd, pass beneath the train bridge and turn to the right. The first left turn will be the airport terminal building's U shaped parking lot and the main front entrance.
If flying, there are two FBO's on the field. Both offer full service to aircraft and access to the terminal building.
The meeting will be held in the main 2nd floor conference room, West side wing of building that is to the left when entering through the main front entrance way. There are two sets of stairs on either side of the main lobby and an elevator on the East side of the lobby that is to the right when entering through the main front entrance.
View Map
To see a Flyer click....

Registration Information:
Click here to register online now!

Here is the link to the SouthWings Event Page for more information….

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11:00am EAA Chapter 244 Lunch Fly-in
  Sat, December 8, 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.

more details»  copy to my calendar

Monday, December 10

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

 Coming Events:

 New Events on the Calendar 

Monday-Wednesday, January 14-16

2019 Annual Louisiana Agricultural Aviation Conference
Golden Nugget Casino, Lake Charles, LA

 Major Events in 2019 

May 4-5
Thunder Over the Sound
Biloxi, MS

May 10-12
Chennault International Airshow
Lake Charles

May 18-19
Barksdale Defenders of Liberty Airshow
Barksdale Air Force Base - Bossier City

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


Aircraft For Sale in Louisiana

Cessna 182 For Sale

C182P • $240,000 • FOR SALE • New 1974 C182P. 1430 TTAF 20 FRM engine 20 TSOH prop Completely restored. Want a new 182 without the new 182 price here it is New fuel system New Garmin Avionics New STEC 30 Autopilot New leather interior and paint May 2018 New windshield side and rear glass Engine mount overhauled New Aluminum flat instrument panel Wings disassembled cleaned treated epoxy primed and new skins Lots of new items installed • Contact Clement Flatt, Owner - located Leesville, LA USA • Telephone: 3373837200 • Posted November 30, 2018 • Display Specs Page

Click For Details

Baron For Sale

1978 BEECH BARON 95-B55 • $120,000 • FOR SALE BY OWNER • 1978 Baron 95--B55 TT 6563, LE 213 SMOH, RE 971 SMOH, L&R prop 280 SMOH Annual 9/18 Century IV autopilot With Flight Director, 2 Garmin 430s, Garmin 496. Dual controls with copilot brakes $120,000 Paint and interior like new, Cell: 713-805 8490 • Contact J Henry Austen IV, Owner - located Zwolle, LA USA • Telephone: 7138058490 . 3186457264

Click For Details

Baron For Sale

1993 BARON 58 • $425,000 • FOR SALE • N8290U SN: TH-1688 TTAF: 4235 Engine: Continental IO-550 SMOH: 886/886 Props: McCauley 3-Blade Hot Props w/ Prop Sync SPOH: 884/884 Avionics: ADSB In/Out Garmin G500 Integrated Flight Display Garmin GNS 530/430 (WAAS) Comm/Nav/GPS King KFC-200 IFCS w/ Yaw Dampener/ Roll Steering Garmin GTX 335 Mode-S Transponder GMA 340 Audio Panel Shadin Fuel Flow Insight Strike Finder Standby Attitude/Airspeed/ Altimeter Altitude Pre-Select Altitude Alerter Additional Equipment: Factory Air Conditioning Vortex Generators Rosen Visors Yoke Mounted Chronometer Ground Comm Switch • Contact Wilson J. Brown - PROPELL AIR LLC located Deridder, LA USA • Telephone: 3374015013
Click For Details

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

Other Classifieds

Metal Forming/Working Equipment Wanted

WANTED: Metal Forming/Working Equipment
Partially dead or alive and running.
Punch Press’s, iron worker, shear....etc.  3 phase no problem

Sport Plane manufacturing facility in S.E. Louisiana is in search of additional metal working equipment.  
I know there are a lot of machines sitting idle that would rather be making experimental aircraft parts.   
Machines in working condition would be nice but if you have a machine that is in need of work that's fine also.  
Mostly working with thin (.090-.125) 4130 steel and 6061 aluminum.  Some very small parts are S.S.
We have many process stamping dies in various sizes.
Press Brake dies are also needed.
Any EDM owner / operators out there?
Also would like to have conversations with seasoned tooling folk.

Contact me, let me know what you have.

985-536-3994 Office
504-512-2623 iphone

Spark Plugs For Sale

8 New CHAMPION SPARK PLUGS ( 8 ) -- REM38E -- Factory Sealed. $220
Located at KNEW.  Free Shipping
Call/Text or Email

Special Deal on Autogyro Flights

Autogyro of Louisiana at the Hammond Northshore Regional Airport has some special deals on their flights.  This is a limited time offer.

Click For Details

Have Something to Sell?

If you have something that you want to sell, buy or any other type of aviation-related Classified just click HERE  and I will put it in Facebook, these news emails, and our website.  There is never any charge for this service.

For all of the older Classifieds click HERE


I'm sure all of you know about the proverbial $100 hamburger trip in the aviation world.   Since we are in Louisiana, I think it would be more appropriate to call it the $100 PoBoy.  To see​ a compilation of places around Louisiana to get that $100 PoBoy click....$100_Poboy.html 

​If you have some additions or corrections for places please reply to this message.


Aeronautical Oddities

I remember someone in the New Orleans EAA Chapter had an 16mm copy of this film in the late seventies and we used to occasionally watch it at meetings….. and  of course laughed out loud (now we would say LOL)

Click to Watch

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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