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September 28, 2018 Edition
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Louisianians Inducted Into IFOF (Part II)

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, in Atchison, Kansas during ceremonies in September.  The Forest is a living, growing memorial to the world history of aviation and aerospace.

The weekend started with a Cocktail Party on Friday evening on the lawn of the Amelia Earhart Birthplace Home which is now a museum.  Here are a few photos of that event.

As promised, I am publishing the press release for each of the inductees in subsequent editions of the Louisiana Aviation News.  I continue today in alphabetical order with…..

Alice Escude FantoAlice Escude Fanto, of New Orleans 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. Alice was recognized for her driven passion, adventure and a relentless need to encourage others.

Alice became a pilot in 1998 at the age of 51 in her hometown of New Orleans. In 2010, she gifted her lawn and garden business to two of her loyal employees and became the donor of a kidney that added years to a sick friend’s life. This spirit of generosity is also evident in aviation where she never misses the opportunity to offer her support, showing up for the annual Fly it Forward Events to mentor and offer encouragement to girls, participating in Pilots for Patients flights and Cajun Airlift Disaster Relief efforts.

A longtime member of Nola 99s, “Captain Alice” is a key player on why this close-knit group is so successful. Her effervescence keeps things fun, while supporting the mission of sharing her passion. A stranger to none, perhaps her greatest quality is the ability to see the best in people as well as help others to see the good in themselves.

When not at the airport or on a flying adventure with her 99s, Alice enjoys spending time with her daughter and two grandsons.  She doesn’t know what her next peak experience in this life will be, but rest assured she is not done!

To read Alice’s full bio click

Why all the red tennis shoes in this picture?  All of the NOLA 99’s wore them all weekend because Alice wears them all the time.

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

Show Support for Grand Isle Airport

The town of Grand Isle, La. is trying to open a new airport where the old Elmer’s Island airport used to be many years ago and is looking for airplane owners to show support for this by sending letters or emails expressing interest in using the airport. Please include the type of aircraft they expect to use and how often they may use the airport. Please send by either email or regular mail to:
Grand Isle Independent Levee District
PO Box 757
Grand Isle, LA. 70358

Mason Andrews is Back in the USA

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 from Mason’s Dad Jeb -
Early Friday AM MedCamps Mission Update: I am EXTREMELY HAPPY to report Mason safely on the ground in Nome Alaska! GRATEFUL to The Lord to have him back on US soil alive and well.  Extremely difficult leg with icing conditions that caused him to dive down into the weeds while avoiding mountains! He also fought a 35 knot headwind for the last 4 hours. Extremely WELL DONE young man...WELL DONE!!!!

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:

Grand Isle Airport Shocks Conservationists

Note:  Interesting that the same day I was asked to publish something to gather support for the Grand Isle Airport on Elmer’s Island that this article was published…. | The Times-Picayune

The state of Louisiana has spent millions of dollars turning a sandy island in south Jefferson Parish into one of the Gulf Coast's foremost refuges for birds and other wildlife. Now state leaders hope to do what conservationists say is unthinkable - pave over part of Elmer's Island Wildlife Refuge to build a commercial airport servicing small jets and private planes.

An airport lease agreement proposing two runways, an air traffic control tower, terminal and hangars was quietly approved by the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries last month. The agreement surprised many wildlife scientists familiar with the refuge, who worry the airport would harm critically important bird habitat on a coastline that's rapidly disappearing under the encroaching sea.

"This came out of nowhere," said Erik Johnson, Audubon Louisiana's director of bird conservation. "Birds and airports just don't mix. I don't know of any refuge anywhere with an airport. The idea is pretty bizarre."

To read more click HERE

Cajun Airlift Doing Relief Flights

The folks of the Cajun Airlift are active again doing some relay flights of relief supplies to the victims of Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas.

If you would like to follow their activities and get involved Like their Facebook page -

Cajun Airlift volunteer pilots Kelli Kuntz, Melissa Holley and Julie Jones.

Volunteer pilot Jim Stratton with a load of supplies in his Cherokee Six.

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


Aircraft For Sale in Louisiana

Cessna Amphibian For Sale

CESSNA 185 AMPHIBIAN • $225,000 • AVAILABLE FOR SALE • 1977 A185F Amphibian A/N 18503472 N1225Q Wipaire 3730 Floats TTAF 3387, TT Floats 1371 Engine 10520D TTSMOH 169 Hartzell 3 blade 5 SOH New strip/paint Imron 04/18 original interior Shldr Harness front seats New Instrument panel Rosen Visors, 4 place intercom NDH No corrosion patches dents New tires SS bearings 24V external receptacle KX-155 VOR/ILS 3 axis S-Tec 50 autopilot Garmin 510 panel GPS XM weather XPDR Always hangared KARA New Iberia, La $ 225,000 Dick Ferrell Owner 337/257-1151 • Contact Dick H. Ferrell - MSF, Owner - located Broussard , LA USA • Telephone: 3372571151 . 3373653515 . 3373672324 • Fax: 3373657417

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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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RV8 For Sale

GREAT LOOKING RV8 • $80,000 • GREAT OPPORTUNITY • RV8 TT 650 hrs AF & Engine, Hartzell blended airfoil prop 284 hrs. Engine Teledyne Mattituck TMX O-360 brand new at time of build. Airplane built by multi time RV builder with excellent quality airframe build. Garmin 250XL coupled to TruTrac Digitrac autopilot. GTX327 transponder, PS intercom, MGL EMS, IPAD, USB port. We hate to see this airplane go but health reasons force the sale. Airplane located at F87 airport in Northeast Louisiana. NO TRADES. Price $80,000 • Contact Wayne Petrus, Friend of Owner - located West Monroe, LA USA • Telephone: 318-366-5509

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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.

Franklin Engine For Sale

FRANKLIN ENGINE AND PROP • $4,500 • CLEANING OUT THE BARN • I am selling the Franklin 6A8-215-B9F engine off my Seabee. As removed, firewall forward (rearward in this case) it comes with the fully reversing Hartzell aluminum propeller. I will throw in the original seabee cowling at this price. I have the engine logbook dating back to 1958. The engine has 1044 TTSN. 401 SMOH. and 53 STOH. It was last overhauled in 1976 and last run in 1988. Removed due to low compression. I've removed it from my Seabee project for engine upgrade. For sale as pictured with prop and cowling. $4500 obo. May ship. Any questions, please Call Todd. 337-298-5141. • Contact Todd J. Goudeau, Owner - located Broussard , LA USA • Telephone: 337-298-5141

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Pierce Aviation Represents Banyan Aircraft

Hangar at KHUM For Sale

Was set up as a store & FAA testing center. Store Fixtures will be sold separately unless buyer wants them.


  • Showroom 32x36
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Office 8X12
  • Hangar 32x42 (inside 1/2T ((currently houses a Cessna 182))


  • Office Space
  • Kitchen
  • Private Office Space
  • 1 Full Bath
  • Balcony

Car access from Safety Road

Call (985) 868-6874

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

Aviation Blog

  Alan Malone Aviation Essay

Are the requirements for a Private Pilot Certificate adequate?  Alan gives his take on that in this week’s essay - How Far Should We Go In Private Training (Essay #262).  To read the essay click 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:

Saturday, September 29

9:00am FAA Safety Seminar &  Southwings Quarterly Pilot Meet-up
When  Sat, September 29, 9am – 12am
Where  New Orleans Lakefront Airport, 6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd #219, New Orleans, LA 70126, USA (map)
Description  "Single Pilot Risk Analysis Tolerance and Mitigation"
Topic: Unique Risks Associated in Single Pilot Operations and Best Practices to Identify and Mitigate Hazards.

Location:  Lakefront Airport Terminal Building
Description:  A crucial part of aviation safety is to incorporate redundancy into critical systems. This is similar to maintaining a secondary (Plan B, etc.) strategy when the execution of an original plan does not proceed as expected. In Single Pilot operations, particularly in smaller aircraft, where they are most frequently conducted, there are limited means and redundancy that are capable of backing up the most critical component, the pilot. This single, critical point of failure is not only at risk if the pilot where to become incapacitated but also if any errors are made that are contrary to safe flight.
This seminar will explore the likely issues that relate to accidents in a single pilot environment and will address best practices and techniques to mitigate these risks.
For Fly-In's, please contact your FBO of choice for applicable fees and fuel costs.

The FAA Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award will be presented to John Torrance, a local airman at the conclusion of the meeting. John has already been honored with the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award. 

To view further details and registration information for this seminar, click

Also see flyer below for Southwings Pilot Meet-up info...

more details»  copy to my calendar

Monday, October 1

5:30pm SHAF Air Show Meeting
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:

  October Aviation Events  

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

 First Weekend - 10/5-7 

Wed.-Sun.- 38th Annual Stearman Fly-in - Jennings

Sat.- EAA Chapter 697 Fly-in - Slidell

Sat.- Pineville Breakfast Fly-in - Pineville
Sat.- Sievers Field Fly-in - Duson

 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

New Event Coming up in November

November 10

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


Flying with Draco and the Cowboys…..

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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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