Baton Rouge Fly-in Series Event hosted by EAA Chapter 244
Posted on the LA Aviator Website; Header Image courtesy of EAA Chapter 244
The Baton Rouge Fly In will take place on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 10am – 1pm. The Baton Rouge EAA Chapter 244 will host the fly-in at Baton Rouge Metro Airport (KBRT) (map). The Baton Rouge Metro Airport is sponsoring the fly-in. The warehouse (previous FedEx bldg.) on the west side of the field just south of the main terminal will be the site. All pilots and aviation enthusiasts are welcome to join the event from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm for plane-talk, static displays, great door prizes, free drinks and barbeque.
Event promoters are hoping to have a car show and model airplanes displayed. If you have a car you would like to show it, bring it! The KBRT Control tower will be offering tours of the tower if anyone is interested. The hours will be from 10AM-1PM.
In-bound Pilots and Aircraft
Pilots flying in are reminded that KBTR is located inside Class C airspace and requires radio contact and a transponder. ATC will give you help on your arrival. Just give BTR Approach a call about 25 – 30 nm. from KBTR and tell them you’re coming to the fly-in. If your transponder is not functioning, report “negative transponder” and “request Class C entry—landing BTR”.
After landing, contact ground control (121.9) and “request progressive to the fly-in site” on the west side of the field. Baton Rouge ATIS: 125.2 Baton Rouge Approach: 120.3 (west) or 126.5 (east) Baton Rouge Tower: 118.45 Baton Rouge Ground: 121.9
For Those Driving In
Can’t fly— here are the directions: From the intersection of I-110 and Harding Blvd.—proceed north on Veterans Memorial Blvd. (toward the main terminal). In about 1/8 mile turn right at the first road, just before the gas station, onto General Chennault Dr. Follow this road making a sharp turn to the right and then a sharp turn to the left onto Jimmy Wedell Dr. In about 100 yards on your right, you will see the large warehouse with a large parking lot. You have arrived. Parking will be available next to the warehouse. Ya’ll come now!!