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October 26, 2018 Edition
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Hammonds Air Service History

I remember when Hammonds Air Service ran scheduled flights across the Gulf Coast.  Anyone remember what year this was because I don’t?  Later they even used Twin Otters.  Which reminds me, if you go to the Cajun Fly-in next Saturday make sure you go visit Charlie Hammonds' museum in his hangar.  You will enjoy it.

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 260 so we are just over 25% of the way to the goal.  Please share this as widely as possible with your aviation friends.

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Occasionally someone asks me to include something in the Louisiana Aviation News and I do.  Then I got a note from them later asking me if I got the message because they didn’t see it in there.  I was puzzled because I knew it was there.

Then I realized what the problem was.  

If you have a Gmail address and read it on certain kinds of devices, they only show you the beginning of the message and then cut off the end at some point. For example, if you read the last edition of the news on the Gmail App on an iPhone, the end of the email would have looked like this picture.

What you need to do to see the rest of the news email is to click on the blue writing that says VIEW ENTIRE MESSAGE.  Then the rest of the news email will appear…. which is this case is almost half of it including all of the Events for the Current Week, Coming Events, plus more.  Hope this helps.

Aviation Blog

Alan Malone Aviation Essay

Most pilots look for reasons to go flying.  Alan talks about his and other reasons in this week’s essay called Excuses For Going Flying (Essay #266).   You can read it by clicking 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 26

Reklaw Fly-in
When  Oct 26 – 28, 2018
Where  Flying M Ranch, Reklaw, TX 75784, USA (map)
Description  Details at
See attached flyer.

more details»  copy to my calendar

AOPA Fly-in - Gulf Shores
When  Oct 26 – 27, 2018
Where  Jack Edwards National Airport, 3190 Airport Dr, Gulf Shores, AL 36542, USA (map)
Description  More details coming.....
Arrival Procedure Video

Click to Watch
Download & Print Pilot Information Packet
Click to Download

more details»  copy to my calendar

Saturday, October 27

Reklaw Fly-in - Continued

AOPA Fly-in - Gulf Shores - Continued

8:00am OctoberLight Fly-in
When  Sat, October 27, 8am – 2pm
Where  Sky Landings Airport-22MS, 108 Sky Ln, Lucedale, MS 39452, USA (map)
Description  The annual fly-in at Ronnie Smith's South Mississippi Light Aircraft field.
more details»  copy to my calendar

9:30am Shreveport EAA Meeting

10:00am Wings and Wheels Fly-in
When  Sat, October 27, 10am – 4pm
Where  Greater St. Tammany Regional Airport, Abita Springs, LA 70420, USA (map)
Description  Louisiana Fly-in Series Event No. 6 - Wings & Wheels Fly-in - St. Tammany Regional Airport (L31) This is our 6th year for the Wings and Wheels venue and it is growing into a very well attended gathering of cars, motorcycles and aircraft. There is plenty of parking available to provide separation of the aircraft and cars. The event is free of charge, no entry fee of any sort. There are multiple door prizes available including a free Sky Dive, City Flight Sunset Tour and even a Flying Lesson. Airplane rides are available for $25.00/ person. Great BBQ and Soda are reasonably priced. The event is well organized with EMT and Fire Department on site. Arts and Crafts Booths. All we ask is no glass bottles as we are on a taxiway. We hope to see you there! Please do not hesitate to forward this email to other car/bike clubs. All are welcome! If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call or email. See attached flyer.

more details»  copy to my calendar

11:00am Pilots for Patients Shreveport Fly-in
Sat, October 27, 11am – 2pm
Where  Shreveport Downtown Airport, 1550 Airport Dr, Shreveport, LA 71107, USA (map)
We would like to invite all pilots to our fly-in this Saturday, October 27th at Shreveport Regional Airport! This fly-in will be hosted by PFP along with Shreveport ATC at hangar 107 from 11 am - 2 pm, We invite all pilots (PFP pilots and non-PFP pilots) to come out for a day of hamburgers and hotdogs, lots of fun, and flying! We will also have a guest speaker from ForeFlight who will discuss interesting topics of the app, including "New Features in 2018." We will see you there! (Details in the video below)
Location: Shreveport Regional Airport (SHV), Hangar 107
Address: 4323 Perimeter Rd. Shreveport, LA 71109
RSVP at: 318-469-3394
Click to watch video

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Sunday, October 28

Reklaw Fly-in - Continued

Monday, October 29

6:00pm Hammond CAP Meeting
7:00pm Ascension CAP Composite Squadron Meeting
7:00pm Baton Rouge CAP Composite Squadron Meeting

Tuesday, October 30

6:00pm CENLA CAP Composite Squadron Meeting
6:00pm Shreveport CAP Senior Squadron Meeting

6:30pm Pontchartrain CAP Cadet Squadron Open House
Join Us!! Pontchartrain Cadet Squadron will have an OPEN HOUSE on October 30, 2018 to show the community just what Civil Air Patrol does. It will be held at the VFW Post 3267 located at 1133 Hickory Ave., Harahan. Doors open at 6:30pm, program starts at 7:00pm.
Come see what we are all about! Aerospace Education, Emergency Services, and Cadet Programs. Program is open to adults and ages 12 – 18. Activities include radio control aircraft, robotics, rocketry, leadership training, color guard presentations, and free flight orientations during which the cadet actually flies the airplane. First year membership is free for veterans. Visitors are welcomed. Regular meetings are held every Tuesday 6:30-9pm. Contact LtC William Hunton at 504-251-1938 or

Thursday, November 1

6:30pm Baton Rouge EAA Meeting

For additional details on the above events click HERE

Coming Events:

 Major November Aviation Events  

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

Saturday, November 3

With Special Guest Mason Andrews.....

Wednesday, November 7

Hang Out at the Hangar Lunch
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 will be collecting cards for Philip for his birthday, so see the invitation attached for details on how you can participate!
We hope to see you November 7th!

Saturday, November 10

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


Aircraft For Sale in Louisiana

Cessna T210 For Sale

1978 T210M • $198,500 • FOR SALE • Fly virtually maintenance free. Exceptional ’78 T210M meticulously maintained by John Efinger in Fort Worth since purchased ten years ago. Always hangered, flown regularly, continuously improved & upgraded. No detail spared. This is one of the best T210’s in the country. Airframe-2,675 hours, Engine-625 hours SMOH, GAMI Injectors, Prop 390 hours SOH, GNS480 WAAS, GMX200 MFD, Chartview, Safe Taxi, STEC 55X Autopilot w GPSS, GDL659 w XM Weather, JPI EDM 830 w FF & BHP,340 Audio Panel, GTX 330 Transponder, Sirius XM SXAR 1 - weather receiver, Annual March 2018. Call for complete specs. • Contact Ben Hulsey, Owner - located Monroe, LA USA • Telephone: 3185372625

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Powered Parachute On Auction

Up for auction I have a 2001 Destiny 2000 Powered Parachute. This aircraft has only 23 hours and in excellent condition. It has a 65 hp Rotax 582 liquid cooled engine with a new battery. This is a two passenger craft and is ready to fly. As stated in the condition description, there is normal wear for an older aircraft (minor scratches, every part does not look brand new). Very safe and very fun to fly! This craft isn't perfect but is very close!

Buyer will be responsible for shipping or pickup. Also, I am willing to travel up to 150 miles from my location in order to meet the buyer if desired.
Auction closes on Monday, October 29, at 8:00 PM.
Please feel free to contact me for any further questions!
Located in Bastrop

Click For Details

Cessna 172XP Taildragger For Sale

CESSNA 172 XP • $55,000 • FOR SALE BY OWNER • 1977 . 2576 TT,1185 SMOH, 210 H.P. 2 Nav Coms, transponder, ADF, glideslope, localizer, DME, marker beacon, EGT, Bush Tailwheel conversion, Scott tailwheel, Retractable pull handles.BAS Storable rear seats. email or text with questions. I will return with a phone call. Contact Glenn Adams.  Located Winnsboro, La. phone 318-791-4877 • Contact Glenn Y. Adams, Owner - located Downsville, LA USA • Telephone: 318-791-4877

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

Other Classifieds

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


Aircraft Partnership Wanted

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

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-Shirts For Sale

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.

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 provide the following information via email to Lisa Braud @


Please Include:
Name of Aircraft Owner
Telephone contact (Cell, Home, Work)
Anticipated Aircraft Type
Email Address:

Conditions of this invitation:
1. Reservations will be secured based on the order email is received.
2. Following receipt of your email, you will receive an electronic confirmation that your email has been received.
3. Rates for the individual units are not confirmed, at this time, and will be disclosed at a later date.
4. Deposits will not be required, at this time, but may be collected by the Port of South Louisiana for reservation confirmation, at a later date.
5. Response to this invitation is not considered a binding agreement or contract obligating either party. This invitation is for informational purposes only to determine the level of interest in this project.
6. The Port reserves the right to delay availability based on circumstances outside of its control.
7. Aircraft owners will be expected to provide proof of adequate insurance prior to occupancy.
8. The Port of South Louisiana Executive Regional Airport reserves the right to revise conditions of this invitation at any time.

Have Something to Sell?

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