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October 30, 2018 Edition
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 Happy Halloween!

Vampire Sighting in Houma

After all, it is Halloween so spotting a vampire shouldn’t really be that unusual….. but don't panic, this is an aviation newsletter.

So, in this case it is a de Havilland Vampire that was spotted in a hangar at Houma…..Now that’s something you don’t usually see on Halloween or for that matter not many other days either.  Apparently this is one of the aircraft that is used by Vampire Air Shows. You can get more information on them by clicking….

Wings & Wheels Fly-in

I haven’t received any reports on the Wings & Wheels Fly-in in St. Tammany but from looking at the photos I discovered on Facebook it was successful.  To see the photos courtesy of Scott Lindsly and EAA Chapter 513 click HERE.

Reklaw Fly-in

To say that the Reklaw Fly-in was a little different this year is an understatement.  The weather was absolutely beautiful for the entire fly-in but the recent rains left some soggy spots that made things very interesting….. and obviously impacted the attendance.  But there were still a large number of beautiful and interesting aircraft plus I visited with several other folks from Louisiana as usual. To take a look at my photos click HERE

AOPA Gulf Shores Fly-in Very Successful

The dozens of aircraft displayed around the action at Jack Edwards National Airport in Gulf Shores, Alabama, for AOPA’s final fly-in of 2018, presented by the Alabama Department of Transportation Aeronautics Bureau, were just icing on the cake, or maybe extra chocolate on the s’mores.
Times like these are when we celebrate our freedom to enjoy the aviation life with laughs and tales of flying. At Gulf Shores on Oct. 26 and 27, we all had something to celebrate, all 5,710 attendees and 315 pilots who flew their aircraft in—a first flight lesson; a flight in a Huey, Waco, or gyrocopter; a new home with a grass strip and an AirCam for exploring Mobile Bay; a major accomplishment while building an airplane; or a conversation reminiscing about learning to fly in the iconic J–3 Cub.

To see more photos click HERE


This Week's Events:

Tuesday, October 30

6:00pm CENLA CAP Composite Squadron Meeting
6:00pm Shreveport CAP Senior Squadron Meeting

6:30pm Pontchartrain CAP Cadet Squadron Open House
Join Us!! Pontchartrain Cadet Squadron will have an OPEN HOUSE on October 30, 2018 to show the community just what Civil Air Patrol does. It will be held at the VFW Post 3267 located at 1133 Hickory Ave., Harahan. Doors open at 6:30pm, program starts at 7:00pm.
Come see what we are all about! Aerospace Education, Emergency Services, and Cadet Programs. Program is open to adults and ages 12 – 18. Activities include radio control aircraft, robotics, rocketry, leadership training, color guard presentations, and free flight orientations during which the cadet actually flies the airplane. First year membership is free for veterans. Visitors are welcomed. Regular meetings are held every Tuesday 6:30-9pm. Contact LtC William Hunton at 504-251-1938 or

Thursday, November 1

6:30pm Baton Rouge EAA Meeting

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

For additional details on the above events click HERE

Coming Events:

 New Events On the Calendar 

Ama Turkey Fry
The Ama Airport (LS40) Turkey Fry will be Saturday November 10, 2018
10AM -Till...
Plenty of food and drinks...
Live band will play in the afternoon.  Feel free to come out and pass a good time.
$10 per Adult... 12 and under free...
Contact:  Tab Troxler

  Major November Aviation Events  

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

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

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.

Cirrus For Sale

2014 Accelero Edition Generation 5 SR22T, Spinner to Tail Warranty Through 12/16/2019, Loaded with all options, 3 in 1 All Digital Backup Display, No Damage History / Always Hangared.
Located in Louisiana

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

Engine For Sale

LYCOMING O320 • $15,000 • FOR SALE BY OWNER • zero time rebuilt Lycoming O320 new cylinders high compression pistons. starter and alternator installed. Rebuilt Bendix pressure carburetor with correct fuel pump. Engine built by Lucky Louque of Air Salvage of Dallas. producing over 170 HP, • Contact Michael Tracy, Broker - located Houma, LA USA • Telephone: 9858568748

Click For Details

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


How you fly to a restaurant for breakfast in Alaska….

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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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