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October 23, 2018 Edition
This News Email is published every Tuesday and Friday for the Louisiana Aviation Community.

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Hammond Airshow Very Successful

After a 26 year break, the Hammond Northshore Regional Airshow returned in style.  I was there all day on Sunday and turnout was great. Everything that I saw seemed to be running smoothly and there was a quality air show act in the air throughout the event.  Here are a few spectacular photos from Photographer Ferdara Mark Broussard-Hubbard that will give you a feel for the event.

To see more of Ferdara’s great photos click HERE.  I plan to add more photos to the album as I find them but his are going to be a tough act to follow.
I hear a rumor that they might be planning another show in two years.  Congratulations to everyone that was involved for holding this quality event and thanks for all of your hard work.

This Week-end’s Events

One more weekend to go in October and it’s packed with activities again.  In Louisiana there is the Wings and Wheels Fly-in in St. Tammany and the Pilots for Patients event in Shreveport.  If you go west into Texas there is the always fun Reklaw Fly-in and if you go east into Mississippi there is Ronnie Smith’s annual fly-in near Lucedale.  If you go a little further east there’s the AOPA Regional Fly-in in Gulf Shores which is the closest that one of their regional events has ever been to Louisiana. As always you can see all of the details in the Events section later in this news email.

Cajun Airlift in the News

MEXICO BEACH, FL (WAFB) - You don’t have to look far to find someone who’s heard of the Cajun Navy, but not many people know about the Cajun Airlift. They’re another Louisiana group playing a big role in helping Hurricane Michael victims get back on their feet.

The Cajun Airlift is a group of volunteer pilots who came together and organized after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas in 2017. They take donations and fly them to hurricane-ravaged areas.

“We do it because we can. We are lucky enough that we get to fly and this is a way to get supplies there quicker,” said Kelli Kuntz.

Kuntz loaded up her plane Monday morning and took off from the Baton Rouge area. All of the items were donated anonymously. After her plane was loaded, she headed for Florida, where Michael leveled some areas. Along with Kuntz was another volunteer pilot, Julie Jones.

To see more click HERE

LA CAP Wins National Awards

Left to right: Lt Col Victor Santana, Lt Col Todd Scioneaux, Lt Col Kathy Beauford, Major Al Spain, and Lt Col Clyde Woolfolk.

New Orleans, - Louisiana Wing Civil Air Patrol (CAP) won an unprecedented 5 national level awards at its National Conference in Anaheim, Ca., on August 25, 2018. Lt Col Kathy Beauford, Director of External Aerospace Education, won the Frank Brewer Memorial Aerospace Award. Lt Col Victor Santana, Director of Cadet Programs, won the Jack Sorenson Cadet Programs Officer of the Year Award. Lt Col Todd Scioneaux, Louisiana Wing Inspector General, won the Inspector General of the Year Award. Major Alfred Spain won the Lt Col T. Keith Riddle Aircrew Member of the Year Award. Lt Col Clyde Woolfolk, Jr., won the Col. Edwin W. Lewis Jr., Incident Staff Member of the Year Award.

New Aviation Video Channel

Brennan Mutz is an aviation major at ULM graduating in December and is an Air-Traffic controller in the Louisiana National Guard. He has started a YouTube Channel called AviNation and here to watch one of his videos just click HERE

It was filmed during the recent Pineville Fly-in and Splash-in so you can see some of the aircraft as they taxi out.  You might want to subscribe to his channel after you watch it.

Pilots For Patients Luncheon

Another PFP Luncheon has come and gone and we are so thankful for the wonderful turnout we had. This luncheon was particularly special as it marked our 10 year anniversary here at PFP! We have been blessed to help so many people in need over the last 10 years and we know that with His guidance we will continue to grow and help more of our friends and neighbors over the NEXT 10 years. In case you missed it, here are some pictures of the event held this past October 13th, 2018. We thank everyone who was involved in the planning and set up process leading up to the event and especially thank everyone who came out to support us and our ministry.

Click for Photo Album

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.


This Week's Events:

Tuesday, October 23

47th Annual LAMA Conference - Continued
When  Oct 21 – 24, 2018
Where  Golden Nugget Casino & Hotel, Lake Charles, La. (map)
Conference co-hosts Chennault International Airport, DeQuincy Industrial Airpark, Lake Charles Regional Airport, & Southland Executive Airport are pleased to announce the 2018 Louisiana Airport Managers and Associates 47th Annual Conference
Please review the conference material for Registration, Exhibitor, Sponsorship, and Wildlife Training Seminar. 
We look forward to seeing everyone in Lake Charles, La. for LAMA 2018!
Please click HERE for conference forms and information:
more details»  copy to my calendar

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

Wednesday, October 24

47th Annual LAMA Conference - Continued

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.

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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

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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.
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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

more details»  copy to my calendar

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

For additional details on the above events click HERE

Coming Events:

New Events On the Calendar 

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

  More November Aviation Events  

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

November 3
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 150 For Sale

1974 CESSNA 150M • $35,000 • NEW TO MARKET • 1974 Cessna 150M, 5020 TT, 680 SNEW, KMA-24, (2) King KX-155, (2) KI-209 CDI, Garmin GTX-335 ADS-B Transponder, JPI EDM 700 Engine Monitor with Fuel Flow, IFR, Overall White with Blue and Gray Accents, Tan/Brown interior. Aircraft Located KCHA • Contact Holton Hancock - HANCOCK AVIATION LLC, Broker - located Baton Rouge, LA USA • Telephone: 225 800-2359

Click For Details

Hughes Helicopter For Sale

HUGHES 1964 269A • $73,000 • FOR SALE • 4364 tt engine has 60 hrs. Has basket , heater kit, tools and extra seats. • Contact Cliff A. Smith, Owner - located Denham Springs, LA USA • Telephone: 2259750505 . 2256645431 • Fax: 2256641270

Click For Details

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

Other Classifieds

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?

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


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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