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November 20, 2018 Edition
This News Email is published every Tuesday and Friday for the Louisiana Aviation Community.
Wishing You a Very Happy Thanksgiving!

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Edwards Appointed BTR Director of Aviation

Congratulations to Mike Edwards on being appointed the Director of Aviation for the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR) by the Metro Council at Wednesday’s meeting.

Mr. Edwards has served as Interim Director of Aviation since May, and previously held the Airport Operations Manager position at BTR. He has over 10 years of airport management experience, and worked at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport before coming to BTR. Edwards holds a B.S. Degree in Criminal Justice Studies and Aviation Management from the University of North Dakota, and a Masters of Homeland Security from Tulane University. He has both his airplane single engine and helicopter private pilot licenses.

“I am honored to be appointed the Director of Aviation for the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport,” said Edwards. “I am excited to lead our experienced team, from growing our Aviation Business Park to expanding our list of nonstop flights and airline seating capacity. I look forward to the challenge of further developing BTR as an engine for economic development in our community.”  

Mike grew up in the New Orleans Area and graduated from Fontainebleau High School in Mandeville, LA. He and his wife Courtney have been married for five years and have two young children, Ava and Abraham.

Sky Shine Aviation Art

Sky Shine is born out of the mind of Kent Graves (owner of Wings & Wheels LLC based in Hattiesburg/Laurel) as an online retailer for aviation art. However, the website will not be up until we are fully ready. The opening lineup will be from just spinners, single blade props, multiple blades, to the entire assembly.

Each art piece sold will be an actual part of aviation history & not a small reproduction model. Pricing will be listed per item as there are many variables to the individual piece.

I (Kent) will be working heavily to make sure sufficient inventory is accessible at launch. So until that time please be patient. We will also be performing many commissioned art pieces before then so the end product will be on display before purchase.

Until then please like & share this Facebook page for further updates & offerings.

Coleman Places Third in Championship

Louisiana’s Red Bull Air Racer Kevin Coleman finished 3rd in the final Challenge Cup race of the season in Fort Worth and 3rd in the Championship. Congratulations to Kevin for a great showing.

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October Was LA Aviation Appreciation Month

Yes, I know that was last month but I just happened to discover this.  I hope someone got to appreciate aviation last month. I think most of us missed it…..

Baton Rouge, LA:  Governor John Bel Edwards proclaims the month of October 2018 as Aviation Appreciation Month. Louisiana has a significant interest in the continued vitality of aviation, aerospace, aircraft manufacturing, educational institutions, aviation organizations, community airports, and airport operators. Aviation plays a vital role in the state's response to emergencies, natural disasters and rescue operations.

Help Grow Our Readership
Asking LA Airports 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 1,186 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 Aviation Clubs/Organizations. Today, I’m going to continue with the 70 public airports in Louisiana.  And Louisiana Airport Managers & Associates (LAMA) you can help spread the word as well to the airports.  Some of you may be thinking that since you are a government entity that you can’t recommend or promote any businesses. is not a business…. It exists to serve the Louisiana Aviation Community and nothing else.

Here are a few things I would like the Airports to do to help increase the distribution:

  1. Forward this Louisiana Aviation News email to your tenants, employees and contractors so they can subscribe.
  2. Routinely put something in your monthly publications 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 20

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

Wednesday, November 21

7:00pm New Orleans IMC Club Meeting

Thursday, November 22

Saturday, November 24

9:30am Shreveport EAA Meeting

Monday, November 26

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 

Saturday, December 1

11:00am 1st Annual Gary F. Pecquet Fly-in & Santa's Fly Market
When  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.

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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

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
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Cessna Floatplane For Sale

1961 CESSNA 172B SKYHAWK • $65,000 • FOR SALE • 1961 Cessna 172B, 2701 TT, O-300 1725 SMOH, KY197A Com, Narco Xpdr, Float Kit, 2000 Edo Float Tite. Seaplane prop, 10hrs s/new. Fresh P&I, Ann w/Sale • Contact Ethan T. Kos - CAJUN AIR LLC located Jean Lafitte, LA USA • Telephone: 214 534-9712

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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

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Husky For Sale

2013 Husky Aviat A1-C, one owner, hangared since new, 189 TTSN. MT 3bl Prop, 180 HP with Power Flow Exhaust. Full IFR, Garmin 500, Garmin 430. Just Installed Garmin GTX345 providing ADS-B In And Out As Well As Traffic and Weather. Extra baggage compartment access (both sides). Call with any questions.  Dan 318-306-0441


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Super Stinson For Sale

REALLY NICE SUPER STINSON • $35,000 • AVAILABLE FOR SALE • 1947 Stinson 108-1 AFTT 5512.76 Engine TT 725.86 Lycoming 0-435 W/controllable Hartzell With non recurring AD! 152.86 since new! Garmin XL-250 GPS /com Garmin 320 xponder, All metal with 13 gallon AUX tank in baggage compartment. Off the ground in less that 300 feet! Fresh annual 11/18 37 hrs since new cylinders with large valve stems!, pistons, rings. paint 7/10 interior 7/10. new tires and battery ! Co- pilot brakes!! PS engineering Audio panel w/3 place intercom. Always Hangared (337-280-4701) Located in Lafayette, La. • Contact Brad Ware, Owner - located Rayne, LA USA • Telephone: 337-280-4701

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Bobcat LSA For Sale

FIRST STRIKE BOBCAT EX-LSA • $3,500 • FOR SALE AS IS • Half VW - 82x92 - Requires a 57x19 wood propeller. Has dual Ignition, one mag and one distributor - Has a cowling not installed. Has wing struts. Never flown with this engine. Aircraft in storage since 2007. Aircraft was flown by three previous owners using Rotax engines. Converted to an LSA using the EAA Conversion Guide in July 2007 . Registration, logs, weight and balance papers, and Special Airworthiness Certificate approved by FAA in July 2007. Contact: Tom Cummings, Sulphur, La.- Telephone: 337-570-4144. • Contact Tom L. Cummings, Owner - located Sulphur, LA USA • Telephone: 337-570-4144

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

Other Classifieds

Garmin 530 For Sale

Like new Garmin GNS-530 GPS/NAV/COM NON-WAAS 14/28 in excellent condition.Approved and has FORM 8130-3.  Accessories include Tray, Backplate, Connectors and Antenna. Unit is in perfect working condition.
Contact Luis at 

Engines For Sale

2 ROTAX 670'S • $1 • AVAILABLE • 2 Rotax 670's both run gpl starters call Mike for details (337)578-2738 • Contact Brenden Gruffen, Friend of Owner - located Roselen, LA USA • Telephone: 504275-6800

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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.

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Zenith 701 Wanted

ZENITH CH 701 • WANTED • Motivated buyer for well-built ch701, 80-100 Rotax preferred. Text or call • Contact Mark Molina located Abita Springs, LA USA • Telephone: 772-979-1082,,
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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


Nice video of the 2018 Reklaw Fly-in...

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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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