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October 2, 2018 Edition
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Fall is Here

I've had the fall theme in the newsletter for a while now but at least now it is officially Fall.  It's my favorite time of the year. Watch for the special Pumpkin Spice edition of the newsletter soon.  You will be able to hold your phone up to your nose and actually smell pumpkin spice.
This weekend the October events kick off with the Stearman Fly-in in Jennings, the Siever's Field Fly-in in Duson, and the EAA Chapter 697 Fly-in Series event in Slidell.
Just a reminder that the 2018 Louisiana Fly-in Series will be cranking-up the remainder of the season with events 5 weekends in a row.  You need to make sure you get some or all of them on your schedule.

  • Event No. 3 - October 6 - EAA Chapter 697 Fly-in - Slidell Airport (ASD)
  • Event No. 4 - October 12-14 - Pineville Fall Fly-in, Camp Out & Splash-in - Pineville Municipal Airport (2L0) - Sponsored by CENLA EAA Chapter 614
  • Event No. 5 - October 20 - Andouille Festival Fly-in - Port of South Louisiana Executive Regional Airport (APS) - Sponsored by the Port of South Louisiana
  • Event No. 6 - October 27 - Wings & Wheels Fly-in - St. Tammany Regional Airport (L31)
  • Event No. 7 - November 3 - Cajun Fly-in - Houma Terrebonne Airport (HUM) - Sponsored by the BIll Fornof Memorial EAA Chapter 513
Watch for more details on all of these events in the Events section of the news. 
Oh, and the pumpkin spice thing was fake news.

Louisianians Inducted in IFOF (Part III)

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 (IFOF), in Atchison, Kansas during ceremonies on September 21-22.  The Forest is a living, growing memorial to the world history of aviation and aerospace.

I covered the Friday night reception in the last article.  Saturday started with a fly-in at the Amelia Earhart Airport.  There was also an opportunity to see the last remaining Lockheed Electra 10E which is the type of aircraft that Amelia was flying around the world when she went missing.

They plan to build a museum at the airport and this beautiful aircraft will be the centerpiece.

That was followed by a luncheon at the Atkinson Event Center.

Here is keynote speaker: Lt. Gen (R) Bob Allardice, USAF, who was also inducted into the IFOF.

After the luncheon, everyone moved to the International Forest of Friendship for the induction.  I will cover that in the next edition.

As promised I am continuing to feature the 2018 inductees one at a time….. So here is…...

Mae Marquet

Mae Marquet, of Lafayette, LA 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. She was recognized by the NOLA 99s, the New Orleans chapter of The Ninety-Nines International Organization of Women Pilots.

Mae is passionate about flying and sharing this adventure with other women. She has flown in several transcontinental air races; helped her chapter grow from Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Hammond and New Orleans; and is currently the Governor of the Southeast Section of the 99s encompassing seven states after serving in various other positions.

The International Organization of the Ninety-Nines has over 5,500 members with 730 of those in the Southeast Section.  Its mission is to mentor and provide camaraderie, scholarships and support of women in aviation desiring to break the glass ceiling! The NOLA 99s support the Forest of Friendship by nominating hard working members.

Mae’s passion for aviation is exemplified by her participation in multiple transcontinental Air Race Classics (2007, 2009, 2011). No stranger to helping young girls reach their potential through her many years of involvement in church ministry, Mae relishes the chance to mentor, inspire and support young girls and women to achieve their flying dreams through the EAA Young Eagles and activities of the NOLA 99s such as Fly It Forward, Aviation Career Education Camps and scholarship fund raising.

To read Mae’s full bio click

The granite plaques for Mae, Alice and Bill 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 1500 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

Andrews is Back in the Lower 48

Mason Andrews is continuing on his journey to establish a new World Record as the Youngest Solo Pilot to complete a Circumnavigation of the globe.  He’d also like to bring the record back to the USA, where it belongs!
Mission Update - 

Tuesday Morning Update: Mason is back in in the lower 48 states after a 6 hour, 16 minute flight from Edmonton, Canada, to Casper, Wyoming, yesterday.  He had to deviate significantly to the east to get out of snow showers.

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:

O'Neal Named DOO at Chennault Intl.

Mitch O'Neal has been named Director of Operations at the Chennault International Airport. O'Neal is a nine-year member of the Chennault team, having served as our operations specialist and airfield superintendent. He's a 24-year Air Force veteran.

Louisiana Tuskegee Airman Passes

Acadiana is mourning the loss of a World War II hero and a legend who died Sunday at age 93.

Opelousas native, Charles Clifford Chenier lived an amazing life.

He is most remembered as one of the last surviving "Red Tail" Tuskegee airmen who served in the 332nd fighter group during World War II.

News Ten was there when Chenier attended a premier of George Lucas' blockbuster "Red Tails" at the Grand theater in Lafayette in 2012.

He was recognized by the President of the United States with the Congressional Medal of Honor.

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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.

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

Bill Adams Memorial Fund

Gabriel Rincon is pleased to report that sufficient funds have been raised to build the Memorial for Bill.  I will report on the construction and finished product as things proceed.  Thanks to all that contributed....

SHAF Jeep Raffle

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

Louisiana Aviation License Plates

Would you like to have a “Louisiana Aviation” license plate on your vehicle?

It would be available to pilots, A&P Mechanics, inspectors, dispatchers, airport engineers, DOTD employees, airport management, employees of FBO’s and other businesses that support aviation and airfield operations, such as fuelers, catering and airport security, ….. essentially anyone that is a member of the Louisiana aviation community.

It would really help show that Louisiana Aviation is a very large and important community that touches all parts of this great state.

Please email Don Blanchard at if you would be interested in obtaining one of these plates.  We need to have documentation that at least 1000 folks are interested in obtaining one of these plates before the state will make them available.  The current number of interested folks that have emailed Don is 255 so we are just over 25% of the way to the goal.  Please share this as widely as possible with your aviation friends.


Aircraft For Sale in Louisiana

Velocity Project For Sale

VELOCITY FIXED GEAR • $12,000 • FOR SALE • This airplane is ready for the final touches of completion. You can virtually put whatever engine you desire on this airplane at this stage. it does have the complete Franklin 220 engine install kit from velocity. YES the complete kit is here with 90 percent of the work complete. THIS IS A GREAT BUY! 318-537-5240 • Contact MELVIN R. Reagan - COMMON GROUND, Owner - located Delhi, LA USA • Telephone: 3185375240 • Fax: 3185375240

Click For Details

Grumman For Sale

1971 GRUMMAN AA1A • $20,000 • FOR SALE • I bought the AA-1A to build hrs for my commercial, and it didn't disappoint. It's been very reliable. - 4158 TT, 1250 SMOH O-235-C2C w/ 2400 TBO - All logs complete since new. Very well documented/organized - Zero maintenance issues, just some typical hangar rash spots - Last annual compressions all in the 70s - Flown weekly - Always hangared - STCs: - Hinged Top Cowl for easy engine access - Split Nose Bowl for easy cowl removal - Oil cooler - Auto fuel STC - Shoulder harnesses - Zeftronics voltage regulator - Fletcher Aviation Improved Torque Tube • Contact Isaac M. Day, Owner - located Bossier City, LA USA • Telephone: 325-315-7894

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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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Gyroplane For Sale

RAF2000 GYROPLANE • $18,000 • FOR SALE BY OWNER • RAF2000 GTX/SE gyroplane. I built & started flying this machine in 2000, 600 hrs. 2.2 Liter Subaru engine with carb & electronic ignition. Val Com radio & intercom. All original with addition of horizontal stabilizer & upgraded hub-bar on rotors. Never damaged, hanger kept at Louisiana Regional Airport, Gonzales, LA. • Contact Rudy Graffeo, Owner - located Gonzales, LA USA • Telephone: 225-715-2918 . 225-673-8033

Click For Details

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.

Avionics Solutions is Your ADS-B Shop

ADS-B mandate is 15 months away! 

Allow our team to get your aircraft compliant at our avionics facility in Lafayette, La or have our on-site installation team come to you!
Our schedule is filling fast. The FAA estimates 130,000 airplanes will need to be modified. As of this month 63,000 have been completed. There simply isn’t enough time to get everyone compliant. Contact our team today to schedule!

Avionics Solutions LLC

CFI and Office Assistant Wanted

Gulf Coast Aviation is now hiring a full-time CFI and a part-time Office Assistant for our Baton Rouge location.
Interested parties can send resumes to mary@gulfco

Office Assistant Wanted

Full-time · $15 / hour
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

About the Company
Hancock Aviation LLC focuses primarily on the private aviation segment of the aerospace industry. We strive to provide our clients with service and expertise in all matters relating to private air travel and private aircraft ownership. Since 2014 Hancock Aviation has been serving clients worldwide in initial and continuing interests in private aviation.
In our organization, we strive to be the standard for which our clients measure others in the industry, and have quickly made a name for ourselves as one of the most comprehensive and knowledgeable aviation firms in the South.

About the Position
Hancock Aviation LLC is looking for an Office Assistant to be responsible for handling clerical tasks in our office. You will be handling incoming phone calls and other communications, greeting clients and visitors, as well as managing files, updating paperwork and other documents, and performing other general office clerk duties and errands.
For you to be selected as a candidate, you will need the ability to write clearly and be proficient with word processing applications. A pleasing personality with strong communication skills is also highly valued as you will be interacting with our clients on a daily basis.

Office Assistant Responsibilities:

  • Handling incoming calls and other communications.
  • Managing filing system.
  • Recording information as needed.
  • Greeting clients and visitors as needed.
  • Updating paperwork, maintaining documents and word processing.
  • Helping organize and maintain office common areas.
  • Performing general office clerk duties and errands.
  • Organizing travel by booking accommodations and reservations needs as required.
  • Coordinating events as necessary.
  • Maintaining supply inventory.
  • Maintaining office equipment as needed.
  • Aiding with client reception as needed.
  • Creating, maintaining, and entering information into databases.
  • Any tasks as assigned by Management

Office Assistant Requirements:

  • High school diploma or associate’s degree.
  • Experience as an office assistant or in a related field.
  • Ability to write clearly and help with word processing when necessary.
  • Warm personality with strong communication skills.
  • Ability to work well under limited supervision.
  • Great communication skills.
  • Have a valid driver license.

Applicants may submit a formal resume to

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 we 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


This Week's Events:

Tuesday, October 2

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

Wednesday, October 3

38th Annual Stearman Fly-in
When  Oct 3 – 7, 2018
Where  Jennings Airport, Jennings, LA 70546, USA (map)
Description  Any and all airplanes are welcome...
See attached flyer for details.

more details»  copy to my calendar

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

Thursday, October 4

38th Annual Stearman Fly-in - Continued

6:30pm Baton Rouge EAA Meeting

Friday, October 5

38th Annual Stearman Fly-in - Continued

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.
more details»  copy to my calendar

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.
more details»  copy to my calendar

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...

more details»  copy to my calendar

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

For additional details on the above events click HERE

Coming Events:

New Event On the Calendar 

Tuesday, October 16
6:00pm FAA Safety Seminar - Gonzales
When  Tue, October 16, 6pm – 8pm
Where  Louisiana Regional Airport, 6255 Airport Industrial Blvd, Gonzales, LA 70737, USA (map)
Description  "Preventing Loss of Aircraft Control"
Topic: Preventing Loss of Aircraft Control and Human Factors.
A PowerPoint presentation on factors leading to loss of control will be presented. We will also review case histories from aircraft accidents that resulted from a loss of control.
Refreshments and sandwiches will be provided by EAA Chapter 244 of Baton Rouge. 
There are no landing fees and self-serve fuel is available.
To view further details and registration information for this seminar, click....
more details»  copy to my calendar

  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.


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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