2019 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Natchitoches Fly-in!

Thursday, October 3 – Sunday, October 6, 2019
Airport Identifier: KIER

Sunrise, the Red River, Natchitoches

I am thrilled to announce the location of our 2019 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in, deep in the heart of Cajun country, Natchitoches, Louisiana. Natchitoches, pronounced “Nack-a-Tish” is a true southern belle, the oldest permanent settlement in Louisiana, predating even the Big Easy. Think
antebellum mansions, stately oaks, brick-lined streets and crawfish and you’re on the right track.

KIER, Natchitoses Regional Airport

Ladies, please join me for a long weekend of flying and fun in the small town where the movie Steel Magnolias was filmed.

KIER Natchitoses Regional Airport
2 Asphalt Runways 17/35 5000′ & 7/25 4000′
Unicom: 122.8, Elevation 121′

Camping free on the field. Shower(s) and restrooms available.
Motel Group Rate: Natchitoses Hampton Inn

Historic Front Street in Natchitoses
Plantation Tour

Preliminary Itinerary (sure to be tweaked and modified!)

Thursday, October 3, Early Arrival Day (most popular day to arrive)
– Dinner historic Natchitoches, (possibly Maglieaux’s Riverfront Restaurant)

Friday, October 4
– option 1) morning tour Natchitoches National Historic Landmark District & lunch
– option 2) brief historic downtown tour followed by fly-out lunch to DI’s Cajun Restaurant LA52 (or other)  
– Display of Silent Auction items to benefit LLT Scholarship Fund (bring your donations!)
– 2:30 p.m. airplane rides by lady pilots for local Girl Scouts 
– 3:30 p.m. Plane Walk, a show & tell about you and your plane. Girl Scouts attending.
– 5:30 Attendees KIER Friday group photo
– 6:30 Dinner downtown, (possibly local favorite w/live music Mama’s Oyster House)

Saturday, October 5
– 8 a.m. Poker Run pilot briefing 
– Poker Run. First stop EAA Chapter 614 Fly-in breakfast Pineville 2L0, +4 additional stops TBD. ($25 Donation to LLT Scholarship Fund suggested)
– optional Plantations Tour or Steel Magnolia’s Tour
– Noon lunch at airport Louisiana’s famous meat pies or other
– Afternoon event pending – ideas happily accepted!
– 5:30 Attendees KIER Saturday group photo
– Silent Auction to benefit LLT Scholarship Fund (bring your donations!)
– 6:00 Main Hangar – wine, beer & hors d’oeuvres
– 6:45 Catered Louisiana Creole dinner 
– 7:30 Announcements, 50/50 raffle & presentation of silent auction winners
– 8:00 Guest speaker
– 8:45 Motels … or party on!

Sunday, October 6
– a.m. Hugs & departures!

Melrose Plantation

A few final thoughts:

– I’d hope you love the destination as much as I do!

– Our fly-in has been approved by the Natchitoches mayor, airport board, airport manager, and the Wings Over Natchitoches organization. They are all on-board and excited that LadiesLoveTaildraggers will be hosting our next flyin at Natchitoches. Offers of assistance with transportation, planning, hangar space, and more have been graciously offered and accepted.

– Nothing’s set in stone yet. Your local knowledge and suggestions are appreciated. Email me at LadyTaildraggers@gmail.com or message me on Facebook.

– Julie Thomas (taildragger lover and Maule & Stearman flier) was a tremendous help during our 2018 Haunted Flying Tour and she’s jumped in to help with our first fly-in in Louisiana!

– As of last year’s LLT Haunted Flying Tour, stiletto heals are our new trademark. Bring a pair of the sexiest, most outlandish heels, whether they fit or not, and place them by your aircraft everywhere we fly!

– Lastly, due to popularity, we are making this a ladies only event so leave your husbands & boyfriends behind for some fun flying, exploring & celebrating with the gals.

Let’s have the biggest turnout EVER in 2019!

FYI, to keep a handle on fly-in crowd size, pre-registration is necessary. I know it’s a long way off, but if you plan on attending, please register when possible. I understand it all comes down to weather in the end and all of us are at it’s mercy. Your registration is a huge help to me and answers many questions. Thanks and hope to see you in Louisiana!

Please complete the following registration form. Prepayment for catered Saturday evening dinner required during registration.

2019 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Natchitoches Fly-in Registration Form

Pre-registration required for our 2019 Natchitoches Fly-in.

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Meals

Meals will be pay as you go, with the exception of Saturday evening's catered group dinner which must be paid in advance.

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