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November 27, 2018 Edition
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EAA Chapter 261 Young Eagles Event

The rain-date Young Eagles event last Saturday was another premier success! Though the Boy Scouts couldn’t make it, 18 youngsters, including NOLA Homeschooling Heroes and others, revelled in the aerial city tour (most flying for the very first time). They also inspected the highly competent workings of the Lakefront Control Tower, and dined on scrumptious hamburgers and hotdogs and cookies – oh my! A hearty thank you to pilots, Tim Walsh, and Steve Schwarz, expert commanders of their aircraft and flights; grill master, C.J. Gallo; Toby Burroughs, COO, who brought the whole thing together; and Don Ortego, who dutifully shepherded the students to and from the control tower with nary a knee scrape.

Also, special appreciation to the dedicated professionals at the Lakefront Control Tower, and the unique accommodations by the Airport Operations personnel. All went smoothly, without a glitch.

Our next Young Eagles event will be spring of 2019. Will be sure to let you know - hope to see you then.

Thanks -

Ken Knevel
EAA Chapter 261 President

Aviation Business at Diamondhead

FLETCHAIRE LLC is a full service aircraft maintenance and avionics repair station on the Diamondhead Airport in Mississippi.
Here are some of the services they provide…..

Full service maintenance specializing in vintage aircraft including fabric repair.

Our latest addition is an FAA/FCC approved Avionics Repair Station making it easy to have your avionics updated, ADS-B requirements fulfilled, or even your Pitot/Static System checked.

Certified Flight Instructor provides training for private pilot certificate, tailwheel endorsement, and conducts flight reviews.

For more info click….

LA Tech Planes Benefiting Minden

Louisiana Tech University’s airplanes used for instruction in the school’s aviation department are currently being housed at Minden’s airport. The Ruston airport is closed for approximately 20 days for improvements. Students are receiving lessons in Minden.

“They buy fuel here and we receive tie-down fees so it’s creating revenue,” airport manager Steven Burdeaux said.

Minden’s airport also recently received improvements with solar powered taxiway reflectors through a $40,000 grant from the Louisiana Department of Transportation Aviation Division. This improvement provides extra guidance to pilots at night.

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Help Keep the BEW Stearman Flying

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 FBO's for Help in This Edition

The distribution list for the Louisiana Aviation News continues to grow very slowly.  We gain 1-3 or so subscribers a week which is disappointing. This email went out to 1,196 subscribers which is nice…..but with the size of the Louisiana aviation community it should be many times that.

Why am I even concerned about the size of the distribution list?  It’s true that is not a business and I don’t charge for anything.  I won’t get any direct benefit from increasing the size of the list. The main reason is that doing all of this takes a lot of work…. and therefore, the more people that read it then the more people that will benefit from my work.

While the goal of has always been to benefit the entire Louisiana Aviation Community, over the next few weeks I’m going to challenge various segments of readers to help increase the distribution.   Last edition it was the military aviation units in Louisiana. Today, I’m going to continue with all of the FBO’s in Louisiana.

Here are a few things I would like the FBO’s to do to help increase the distribution:

  1. Forward this Louisiana Aviation News email to your customers and employees 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, November 27

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

Saturday, December 1

7:00am Pineville Breakfast Fly-in
When  Sat, December 1, 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

8:00am Pajamas, Pancakes & Planes ~ Breakfast with Santa
When  Sat, December 1, 8:00am – 9:30am
Description  This event is SOLD OUT!
more details»  copy to my calendar
10:00am Pajamas, Pancakes & Planes ~ Breakfast with Santa
When  Sat, December 1, 10:00am – 11:30am
Where  Southern Heritage Air Foundation (map)
Description  This event is SOLD OUT!
more details»  copy to my calendar

11:00am 1st Annual Gary F. Pecquet Fly-in & Santa's Fly Market
  Sat, December 1, 11am – 2pm
Where  Port of South Louisiana Executive Regional Airport, 355 Airport Rd, Reserve, LA 70084, USA (map)
Description  1st Annual Gary F. Pecquet Fly-In and Santa’s Fly Market. It will be held on Saturday, Dec 1st from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hangar #1. Gumbo will be served. We are hopeful that the Fly Market will be a success but we will need you (and other area pilots) to bring items you have lying around your hangar that you would like to sell. Tables will be available for you to display those items, but please let us know how much space you will require. See attached flyer. We hope you can make it.

more details»  copy to my calendar

12:00pm Leesville EAA Meeting

Monday, December 3

6:00pm Hammond CAP 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 

Tuesday, December 4

FAA Safety Seminar - Baton Rouge

"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.

On Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 18:30 Central Standard Time

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.

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


Aircraft For Sale in Louisiana

Cessna 120 For Sale

MUST SELL!! 1947 Cessna 120, Very Clean, Great Paint, Fully Metalized, 1500 TT, 980 SMOH, Flies Nice, Fresh Annual, New Battery, Recent Carb. Nice Little Airplane.  Located in Tallulah.
Gary Estes  (601) 415-2455
Click For Details

Cessna 150 For Sale

1971 Cessna 150L, 5500 TT, 1425 SMOH, AT-150 Xpdr, Cessna 300 Nav/Com, Intercom. Runs Great, Flying Regularly. Located In: Spring Hill, LA.
Virtual Airplane Broker LLC  (323) 250-6842

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

Grumman For Sale

1971 Grumman AA1A S/N AA1A-0198 N4255A  Last Annual (2014) TTL Tach Time: 1268.31 TTL Eng Time: 2986.81 SMOH: 338.21.
Located at KMNE, Minden, LA.
Aircraft is a prime candidate an O-320 STC conversion.
Aircraft is NON-AIRWORTHY, engine is disassembled.  Inspection covers and some tail fairing missing, and will require fabrication.  Extensive logs available.

*Should buyer wish to use the existing O-235 engine, it's been determined the engine needs to be torn down for inspection.  2 cylinders have been yellow tagged, and are NOT included in this sale, but are available for separate purchase for $1,000 for the pair (reconditioning of the pair was ~$1,900).\
At auction on ebay.

Click For Details

Piper Cherokee For Sale

1976 Piper Cherokee 235 Pathfinder. TTAF 5254
Lycoming 6 cylinder 235 HP. TT 5254. TSMOH 769. TSPOH 769.
No known damage history.
GMA 340 Audio Panel.
Garmin GTN 650 WAAS, brand new.
GDL 82 ADS-B, 2020 Compliant.
KY97A TSO Com 2.
Garmin GTX 327 Transponder.
Piper Auto Control IIIB single axis autopilot.
Tip Tanks.
Will come with new carpet and led nav, beacon, and landing lights.
1,284 Useful Load.
IFR Certified till November 2020.
Annual due July 2019.
Willing to trade for a Cessna 172 N or newer or a Cessna 152.
Located in Lake Charles
Questions 337-526-8231
At auction on ebay

Click For Details

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

Other Classifieds

Rotax Engine For Sale

618 ROTAX • $4,500 • AVAILABLE FOR SALE • 618 Rotax with brand new never been mounted side mount muffler has GPl elec and pull start • Contact Brenden Gruffen, Owner - located Roselen, LA USA • Telephone: 504-275-6800

Click For Details

Own Your Own Airport

Some aviation person really needs to own this house southeast of Baton Rouge with a paved runway on the property…...  

Mid century modern home that sits on 34.85 acres. The house flooded in August, 2016, and has been gutted and treated. Located towards the end of Hoo Shoo Too, and also known as Capozzoli Landing Strip, this property has a unique 2,000 foot airplane landing strip (on the charts as 6LA2). The land and house backs up to Bayou Manchac. Property on the opposite side of the bayou (approximately 30 acres) can be purchased for $275,000 (see Muddy Creek listing in the LAND section of MLS). There are 27.05 acres located in flood zone AE, 7.80 acres in zone X.

Click For Details

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 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


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.


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