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November 2, 2018 Edition
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Winds Flip Planes at Baton Rouge

While the Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas were largely spared from a storm that hit Wednesday night and into Thursday morning, some areas were severely impacted.

High winds flipped a pair of Cessna 152s at the Baton Rouge Metro Airport overnight, spokesman Jim Caldwell confirmed.

At least one of the planes was tied down, but gusts were strong enough to snap the ties, he continued. He didn’t know the exact distance the craft were thrown but said one was launched “some distance” and landed outside the airport fence line.

To read and see more click HERE.

Wings & Wheels Fly-in Report

We too had a very successful event with approximate 800 to 1000 guest.  Airplane rides took place from 10:00AM to 5:00PM. Over 150 rides were provided by Air Reldan.  At times we had 2 Cessna 172’s, Mooney and Seneca flying tours of the North Shore. Cars and Airplanes were arriving literally all day.  At one time we had 40 planes on the ground and over 100 show cars and bikes on display. Several gifts were presented and everyone who wanted a bag of Camellia Beans left with dinner!  Sweet Daddy’s BBQ served nonstop from 10AM-4PM.

Special thanks to the folks at St. Tammany Parish Facilities Management.  They provided the entire infrastructure for this event. Without them it could not be done.

It was an amazing day with spectacular weather, great attendance and the ideal venue to promote Louisiana Aviation, Classic Cars and Bikes!  Going to be hard to beat next year!

To see a video of event photos click HERE

Rick Eleew

More Reklaw Fly-in Photos

To see a photo album of many more spectacular images like these of the 2018 Reklaw Fly-in by photographer Ferdara Mark Broussard-Hubbard click HERE.

CAP Holds Open House, Honors WWII Vet

By Lt Col William M. Hunton, Commander, LA-093, CAP

New Orleans, - Pontchartrain Cadet Squadron, LA-093, of the Louisiana Wing Civil Air Patrol (CAP) held an Open House demonstrating to the community the history and mission of the Civil Air Patrol. Lt Col Hunton utilized the opportunity to honor a local WWII Veteran, Louis Perez. Lt Daniel Stoute, the Louisiana Wing Public Affairs Officer, presented Lt Perez’s historic military career of flying missions over the Himalayan Mountains where nearly 1500 airmen lost their lives supplying critical cargo to allied forces. Lt Perez was also presented an American Flag which had been flown over the nation’s capital and an honorary membership to the Pontchartrain Cadet Squadron. Capt Michael Giroir accepted the squadron’s Aerospace Education Excellence Award and then presented certificates of the same award to the cadets who had participated. Major Robin Soroe, the Deputy Commander for Cadets, presented numerous cadet promotions and recognition awards. Major Dennis Eschmann was recognized for his years of service to Civil Air Patrol and for his accomplishments of rebuilding the squadron’s diminished membership after Hurricane Katrina.

Breakfast With Santa Tickets Now On Sale

The Southern Heritage Air Foundation will hold its annual Breakfast With Santa event on December 1.  As usual there will be 8AM and 10AM seatings and you need to act fast to buy your tickets because they always sell out quickly.

To purchase 8 AM seating tickets click: HERE

To purchase 10 Am seating tickets click: HERE

Cajun Fly-in is "Festival of Aviation"

Get an up-close and personal look at some of the area’s most unique flying machines Saturday at the 16th annual Cajun Fly-In.

Hosted by the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Houma Chapter 513, everyone is invited to attend the free aviation gathering from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Houma-Terrebonne Airport, 10264 E. Main St.

The event showcases airplanes, helicopters and jets, along with military, police, fire and emergency medical services equipment that make it like no other aviation show, organizer Ray Pierce said.

“Most fly-ins only include aircraft, aircraft owners and enthusiasts,” Pierce said. “Our Houma EAA chapter wanted to provide a way for the general public, especially young people, to access aviation up-close and in-person. As with all things on the bayou, the Cajun Fly-in has become a festival of aviation. It’s grown larger and larger every year.”

The fly-in is being held on the airport ramp alongside the aircraft, which is the one and only day of the year the general public is offered access to that part of the airport, Pierce said.

The event doesn’t only captivate aviation enthusiasts but also captures the imaginations of young people who dream of flying, Pierce said.

“Everyone dreams of flying,” he said. “It’s human nature to wish for abilities beyond our limits. If you ask most people what superpower they would like to have, being able to fly is at the top. Aircraft gives us the ability to defy, if only temporarily, earth’s one constant force that is gravity. It seems that flight in all forms takes us beyond our two-dimensional world. The one comment everyone has when landing after their first flight is, ‘It looks so different from up there.’”

The Cajun Fly-In also offers much more than aircraft, Pierce said. In addition to the multiple planes and helicopters on display, visitors will be entertained by live music and will have the opportunity to satisfy their appetites by purchasing gratins, pastalaya, hamburgers, hot dogs, sweets and cold beverages.

A car show registration will be from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and will be followed by an awards ceremony at 1:15 p.m.

One of the attractions on display at this year’s fly-in is the airplane of 18-year-old Louisiana Tech University student Mason Andrews, who recently completed a record-breaking 75-day solo flight around the world.

“He is now the youngest person to fly solo across the Atlantic, across the Pacific and to completely circumnavigate the globe,” Pierce said. “He did it all in that family-owned single-engine airplane.”

Some of the flight schools will also be on-hand to answer questions about flight lessons and air tours, Pierce said. The opportunity to have a discovery flight over the area will be available for purchase.

For information, visit the Cajun Fly-In’s Facebook page.

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Aviation Blog

Alan Malone Aviation Essay

Did you know that motorcycle riders make better pilots?  Alan explains why in this week’s essay More About Multitasking (Essay #267).

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:

Friday, November 2

Blue Angels Homecoming Airshow
Nov 2 – 3, 2018
Where  Pensacola Naval Air Station, Pensacola NAS, Pensacola, FL 32507, USA (map)

more details»  copy to my calendar

Saturday, November 3

Blue Angels Homecoming Airshow - Continued

7:00am Pineville Breakfast Fly-in
When  Sat, November 3, 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

9:00am Cajun Fly-in
When  Sat, November 3, 9am – 3pm
Where  Houma–Terrebonne Airport, 10264 E Main St, Houma, LA 70363, USA (map)

Come "Pass A Good Time" at the airport on the bayou.
A day of Family Fun and Excitement for Everyone!
See Planes, Helicopters, and aircraft of all types. Hot Rods, Classic Cars, Fire and Police Vehicles, LIVE MUSIC!!! Exhibits, Arts, Great Food!!

Schedule · Saturday, November 3, 2018

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM  Car Show Registration Opens


9:01 AM - 12:01 PM  Aircraft Arrivals Begin

9:01 AM  Fire, Police, EMS equipment and teams displays

9:01 AM  Gratons (hog cracklins) Ready

9:02 AM  Discovery Flights (Airplane and Gyrocopter) available for purchase

9:02 AM  Art Displays

10:00 AM  USAF - T6 Texan 2 Turboprop Flyover and Arrival for Display

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM  Live Music by BAYOU DELUXE (Sponsored by Hammonds Air Services)

10:30 AM  Pastalaya, Hamburgers and ALL Food Ready to serve

11:30 AM  Mason Andrews Presentation

1:00 PM  Jet Aircraft Flyover

1:15 PM  CAR SHOW Awards Presentation

See Flyer below....
more details»  copy to my calendar

With Special Guest Mason Andrews.....

10:00am Lone Star Wing Fly-in
When  Sat, November 3, 10am – 3pm
Where  Harrison County Airport, 2100 Warren Dr, Marshall, TX 75672, USA (map)
Description  Lunch Available Stearman Rides See Attached Flyer

more details»  copy to my calendar

12:00pm Leesville EAA Meeting

Monday, November 5

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

Tuesday, November 6

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

Wednesday, November 7

12:00pm Hang Out at the Hangar Lunch
When  Wed, November 7, 12pm – 1pm
Where  Southern Heritage Air Foundation (map)
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!

6:00pm St. Charles Aviation Assn. Monthly Meeting
6:30pm Billy Mitchell Senior CAP Squadron Open House
7:00pm Billy Mitchell CAP Squadron Meeting

Thursday, November 8

7:00pm Reserve 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.

Friday-Sunday, November 9-11
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

Taylorcraft For Sale

1946 mint condition Taylorcraft fresh annual all logbooks low time engine and extra complete original engine. No damage history. $20,000 a must see, beautiful fabric. Always hangared. Call Curtis at (504)339-7016 serious inquiries only no tire kickers please.

Helicopter For Sale

ROBINSON R-44 RAVEN II • $329,000 • AVAILABLE FOR SALE • 2006 R-44 RII 1134 TTSN, New -7 MRB in 2015, New TRB in 2017. NDH. Air Conditioning blows cold! Bladder Tanks, Bubble Windows. KY 196A comm, KT 76a transponder. Garmin 696 panel powered. Bose receptacles in front. Gold metallic exterior, tan leather seats. Eyebrow tint keeps you cool and easily removable. No commercial ops. Clean, smooth, powerful mid time Raven II with great component times remaining! Time may change slightly as it flies regularly. • Contact Bill J. Delcambre, Owner - located Grand Coteau , LA USA • Telephone: 337-280-4822

Click For Details

Cessna 172 Partnership For Sale

1/5 Partnership Available in a 1977 Cessna 172N .
Hangared at Picayune, MS (KMJD) Maintenance done by Wayne Phillips
Good group of guys partnered with.
$6500 buy in
$185 monthly$75 an hour wet. 
Contact Andrew Marvin Meyer on Facebook, Email:, or cell: 8302201428

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


Partnership Wanted

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

Aircraft Interior Shop

CFI Wanted

Flight Line Air Service in Pineville is looking for a CFI!
Please send all resumes to

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 send an email to Lisa Braud @

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


Base Jumping Into an Aircraft

I had seen the short version before but to see this extended version click HERE

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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