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October 9, 2018 Edition
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Andrews Completes Record Breaking Flight

MONROE, La. - Louisiana Tech student and Monroe native, Mason Andrews has returned home after completing his mission to fly around the world. NBC 10 News talked to Andrews and his family when he landed safely on the ground at the Monroe Regional Airport.

It was a 75-day mission accomplished with a hero's welcome as Mason Andrews became the youngest pilot to fly around the world.

photo18-year-old Andrews cherished the moment, "That was awesome I've been waiting for that for a long time now," he shared with NBC 10.

His parents were also basking in their sons homecoming, "Two words to describe that joy and relief," said Andrew's father Jeb.

His mother Nancy, said she couldn't contain herself, "He was trying to let go and I said uh uh don't let go because I wasn't done hugging yet."

photoThe home crowd cheered him on," The community was so supportive, the messages from people in the community, people we didn't even know," said J. Andrews.

However, the journey came with many obstacles, starting with the weather said M. Andrews. His parents shared that it was frightening.

"He took off literally in the face of a typhoon which we would call a hurricane here and it was a big one. That was a pretty hairy scary moment for us," said his father.

photoIt was with prayer and planning that got mason home safe indicated his mother, "It's been amazing, I can't imagine we would've had the kind of support anywhere, that we've had right here in Monroe."

Mason's mission is to bring awareness and support to MedCamps Louisiana, and it touched the hearts of many.

"He didn't have to bring us along with him and he did and because of him we've raised $30,000 for MedCamps in his honor," said MedCamps Executive Director Caleb Seney.

Through it all, his parents shared that they're just happy he's home safe. "I told him from the start I didn't care anything about the record me and his mom were not for the record," said his father

photo"I'm so proud of him but I was proud before I'm just so glad he's home," his mother said.

For Mason,  it's back campus life at Louisiana Tech and even though he's been all over the globe he's been keeping up, "I've been taking online classes," he said.

It appears that support will be the least of his worries on his next journey.

"He's in a position to pick up national sponsorships now because he's made a name for himself," J. Andrews said.

photoFor Mason even the sky won't be the limit. He told NBC 10 that he will likely take on his next mission in 2019 after he gets some much needed sleep!

He also received a $10,000 scholarship from Louisiana Tech to help him take his goals to even higher heights.

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Occasionally someone asks me to include something in the Louisiana Aviation News and I do.  Then I got a note from them later asking me if I got the message because they didn’t see it in there.  I was puzzled because I knew it was there.

Then I realized what the problem was.  

If you have a Gmail address and read it on certain kinds of devices, they only show you the beginning of the message and then cut off the end at some point. For example, if you read the last edition of the news on the Gmail App on an iPhone, the end of the email would have looked like this picture.

What you need to do to see the rest of the news email is to click on the blue writing that says VIEW ENTIRE MESSAGE.  Then the rest of the news email will appear…. which is this case is almost half of it including all of the Events for the Current Week, Coming Events, plus more.  Hope this helps.

Hawkins Field Celebrating 90th Anniversary

Hawkins Field Airport in Jackson, MS. is celebrating its 90th anniversary with a fly-in on October 20, 2018 from 8:00 am until 12:00 noon. There will vintage WWII era aircraft; T-6, TBM Avenger, C-45, Navion, L5, and military equipment onsite. These aircraft will be flying in from various flying clubs and private owners in the local area and the Southern Heritage Air Foundation will be offering rides on their T-6 and L5.

They will be conducting a brief ceremony at 8:00 am to honor the military presence of the US Army Aviation, the Royal Netherlands Flying School, and the Women’s Army Service Pilots, who had a presence at Hawkins Field Airport during world war II. Also, a country breakfast will be provided for aviators and attendees beginning at 7:30 am and Hawkins Jet Center will be giving away 5 – 20 gallon vouchers for aviation gas!  If you’re an aviator please fly-in and enjoy the festivities and sign up for the fuel give-away. This also be our opportunity to provide insight into our 5-year strategic economic development plan for the airport.

Billy Mitchell CAP Squadron Open House

New Orleans, LA — The Billy Mitchell Senior Squadron, local unit of the Civil Air Patrol, is hosting an open house on November 7, 2018 at 6:30pm at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport Terminal Building located at 6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd New Orleans, LA. According to First Lieutenant Mike Griffin, squadron commander, the entire community is welcome to attend and learn more about the Civil Air Patrol.

Members of the squadron will be present to greet visitors and explain Civil Air Patrol’s missions for America. Prospective adults interested in aviation, aerospace, emergency services, leadership and community service can learn about what it takes to become a member of the Civil Air Patrol. The open house is designed to create a greater awareness of Civil Air Patrol’s presence and contributions in the community.

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NCIS: New Orleans Filmed at KAPS

NCIS New Orleans just started their 5th season and the end of Episode 2 was filmed at the Port of South Louisiana Executive Regional Airport on August 3rd.

The episode aired on October 2.

To watch the full episode click HERE

TFR for WWII Air, Sea & Land Festival

For the details for the TFR around Lakefront Airport this HERE

Always remember to check NOTAMS before you fly.

Help the La Tech WAI Chapter

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.

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

SHAF Jeep Raffle

To purchase tickets to enter the raffle for this jeep and other prizes click HERE

October Weekend Events

As I’ve pointed out, we have an abundance of flying activities in October.  I welcome everyone to share a few photos and a brief report on any activity that you might happen to attend so that we can all see what we might have missed.  There is no way any of us can make them all.

This weekend we have even more activities with the Southern Heritage Air Shows in Tallulah and the big WWII Air, Sea & Land Festival in New Orleans.  There is a Safety Seminar in Lake Charles, an Aviation Day for Girls in Ruston, and lunch in Gonzales. Last but not least is the big Fall Fly-in, Camp Out & Splash-in in Pineville.  With its location right in the center of the state and the beautiful setting on Lake Buhlow it’s typically Louisiana’s largest fly-in. I’m hoping to see some photos and reports from them all.

Here are some photos that I pulled off of Facebook from the first weekend.  Looks like both events were successful.

For Slidell Fly-in Photos from Scott Lindsly Click HereFor Jennings Stearman Fly-in Photos from several folks Click Here


This Week's Events:

Tuesday, October 9

NATA Formation Clinic
When  Oct 9 – 12, 2018
Where  Vicksburg Tallulah Regional Airport, 175 Vtr Airport Rd, Tallulah, LA 71282, USA (map)
Description  To all NATA Members in our Southeast, Southwest and Midwest regions,
You are invited to attend a joint formation clinic with the Southern Heritage Air Foundation in Vicksburg Tallulah, LA from October 10th-12th.
You can find clinic details and register online by visiting our website at
I hope to see you in Louisiana in October!
Dan Fordice
Chairman, Southern Heritage Air Foundation
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6:00pm CENLA CAP Composite Squadron Meeting
6:00pm Shreveport CAP Senior Squadron Meeting
6:30pm Pontchartrain CAP Cadet Squadron Meeting
6:30pm New Orleans 99's Meeting
7:00pm Diamondhead EAA Meeting

Wednesday, October 10

NATA Formation Clinic - Continued

7:00pm Slidell EAA Meeting

Thursday, October 11

NATA Formation Clinic - Continued

7:00pm Reserve EAA Meeting

Friday, October 12

NATA Formation Clinic - Continued

Pineville Fall Fly-in, Camp Out & Splash-in
When  Oct 12 – 14, 2018
Where  Pineville Muni Airport-2L0, 200 Lake Buhlow Rd, Pineville, LA 71360, USA (map)
Description  Louisiana Fly-in Series Event No. 4 - Pineville Fall Fly-in, Camp Out & Splash-in - Sponsored by CENLA EAA Chapter 614
Friday Oct 12 4:00pm till Sunday Oct 14, 10:00 am. 
Airplane camping. Motor-home/RV camping also available, call 318-487-0324 to reserve a spot. 

  • Friday evening Jazz band and spaghetti dinner $5. 
  • Saturday all you can eat pancake breakfast $6, hamburger lunch $5, evening gumbo dinner
  • Sunday morning continental breakfast. 

Plane campers get free meals for the pilot plus 1( co-pilot). There will be a poker run, an EFB seminar (Foreflight & possibly FlyQ). Raffle for prizes during the day. Seattle Avionics has donated a couple of yearly subscriptions for their VFR/IFR EFB, and the grand prize will be a Merlin ADS-B receiver.  
See attached poster with further details.

Looking forward to seeing ya'll there!

For info contact Chapter President Jonathan Guess at

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WWII Air, Sea, & Land Festival
Oct 12 – 14, 2018
Where  New Orleans Lakefront Airport, 6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd #219, New Orleans, LA 70126, USA (map)

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4:00pm Twilight Air Show
When  Fri, October 12, 4pm – 7pm
Where Vicksburg Tallulah Regional Airport, 175 Vtr Airport Rd, Tallulah, LA 71282, USA (map)
Description  Gates open at 4:00 pm! See attached flyer. Follow us on Social Media!

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Saturday, October 13

Pineville Fall Fly-in, Camp Out & Splash-in - Continued

WWII Air, Sea, & Land Festival - Continued

8:30am New Iberia EAA Meeting

9:00am Best Little Air Show in the World
When  Sat, October 13, 9am – 4pm
Where  Vicksburg Tallulah Regional Airport, 175 Vtr Airport Rd, Tallulah, LA 71282, USA (map)
Description  Gates open at 9:00 am ! See attached flyer. Follow us on social media!

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9:00am Chennault International Safety Seminar and Fly-in
When  Sat, October 13, 9am – 1pm
Where Chennault International Airport, 3650 Sen J Bennett Johnston Ave, Lake Charles, LA 70615, USA (map)
Topic: CWF Airport Updates, ATC & TRACON Presentation, Loss of Control Discussion, NOAA Weather, Maintenance for Pilots & More!
Chennault International Airport 
4490 Chennault Parkway
Maintenance Operations Building
Lake Charles, LA 70615
Come and join us from 9:00AM to 1:00PM at Chennault International Airport for a well-rounded general aviation safety seminar where your participation is encouraged.
Lunch will be provided and served by 1:00PM immediately following the presentations.
Please be sure to arrive before 9:00AM!!!
Attendance sign-in and walk-in registration is open from 8:00AM to 8:45AM. 
Seminar Topics

  • An update on Chennault International Airport.
  • (CWF & LCH) Air Traffic Control & TRACON will discuss local procedures, general ATC rules/changes, and provide a local airspace review.
  • FAASTeam presentation on Loss of Control including an active discussion.
  • NOAA presentation on aviation weather.
  • The BTR FSDO FAASTeam Program Manager will provide an overview of the BTR FSDO Oversight, FAASTeam & Resources, FAA Compliance Philosophy, and topics related to "maintenance for pilots".

Fly-In Attendee Information
If you fly-in and park at Million Air, please notify the FBO personnel that you are there to attend the FAASTeam Safety Seminar and ramp & facility fees will be waived.
Auto Parking Information
There is no charge for auto parking at this event.
Breakfast snacks/refreshments will be provided before and during the morning presentations. Lunch will be provided immediately following the final presentation by 1:00PM.
A drawing for small door prizes will take place during lunch.
To view further details and registration information for this seminar, click here.
See attached flyer for more information.

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9:00am Girls in Aviation Day
When  Sat, October 13, 9am – 12pm
Where  Louisiana Tech Flight Operations, 102 Aviation Blvd, Ruston, LA 71270, USA (map)
Description  Girls in Aviation Day is designed to introduce and educate girls 8-15 years of age to the many career choices aviation has to offer. See flyer for more info.

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10:00am Houma EAA Meeting

11:00am EAA Chapter 244 Lunch Fly-in
  Sat, October 13, 11am – 1pm
Where  Louisiana Regional Airport, 6255 Airport Industrial Blvd, Gonzales, LA 70737, USA (map)
Description  Baton Rouge EAA Chapter 244 holds a fly-in lunch on the second Saturday of the month at Louisiana Regional Airport in Gonzales. Rain or shine. Fly-in or drive-in. Contact Chris Gonzales at
See the attached flyer.

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Sunday, October 14

Pineville Fall Fly-in, Camp Out & Splash-in - Continued

WWII Air, Sea, & Land Festival - Continued

Monday, October 15

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 Event On the Calendar 

Tuesday, October 16
6:00pm FAA Safety Seminar - Gonzales
When  Tue, October 16, 6pm – 8pm
Where  Louisiana Regional Airport, 6255 Airport Industrial Blvd, Gonzales, LA 70737, USA (map)
Description  "Preventing Loss of Aircraft Control"
Topic: Preventing Loss of Aircraft Control and Human Factors.
A PowerPoint presentation on factors leading to loss of control will be presented. We will also review case histories from aircraft accidents that resulted from a loss of control.
Refreshments and sandwiches will be provided by EAA Chapter 244 of Baton Rouge. 
There are no landing fees and self-serve fuel is available.
To view further details and registration information for this seminar, click....

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  October Aviation Events  

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

 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

Events Coming up in November

November 3

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


Aircraft For Sale in Louisiana

Citabria For Sale

1980 Bellanca Citabria GCBC.  TTAF 3435, TTE 1435 SMOH. Hartzell C/S propeller 930 SOH.  Recovered STITS 2004. Baggage compartment installed 2012. Schweizer tow hitch.  Airtex interior, Wide rear seat. $42,500 FIRM. Two spare stabilizers, ailerons, elevators, gas tanks, a rudder, wheel pants and 850/6 tires and hubs.  Have had Citabria's for over 40 years. All spare parts go with the deal! Located at 5F5.

Hugh Hunton

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.

Trade Class A Motorhome For Bonanza

FIRST CLASS TOP OF THE LINE! • TRADE FOR PLANE • NEEDED A36 Bonanza will trade this bus for A36 that has comp value or one that we can agree on. We will consider all trades. The out of pocket cost of this bus was $345,000.00 This is a one time deal for someone! The travel needs have changed for this owner. This bus has every feature available four slide outs only 12000 miles like new has been in a warehouse all of its life. Recently serviced at a certified service center. Automatic tracking satellite self leveling with a 400 horse cummins diesel engine. Don't miss this one! will consider all offers • Contact MELVIN R. Reagan - COMMON GROUND, Owner - located Delhi, LA USA • Telephone: 3185375240 • Fax: 3185375240

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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.

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