Trip Overview

Taylor, TX to Thibodaux and New Orleans (Oct 2016)

October 8, 2016 — October 20, 2016

  • Number of Days: 3
  • Total Miles: 770

What a trip! The flight down to Thibodaux took us over swamp and marshland of south Louisiana. Fremin’s Restaurant in Thibodaux was every bit as good as we had hoped. Our cab driver “Bobby” had moved to Thibodaux from Chicago’s south side and had some colorful stories of his days on the road in the carnival business.  Shortly after take off from Thibodaux on Sunday morning, we could see the skyline of New Orleans, about fifty miles away. It was a special treat to see the Superdome and French Quarter from a thousand feet above the ground. Thanks to everyone at Lakefront Airport and Flightline First FBO who made our trip a lot of fun. After a nighttime ride on the Natchez Riverboat, it was time to head back to Texas. We made it just in time for lunch at the Southern Flyer Diner in Brenham before our final leg to hometown Taylor, Texas.  

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Here’s our flight plan from Taylor-to-Thibodaux. Then, Thibodaux-to-New Orleans. And, Finally, the trip home from New Orleans.

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The flight down  to Thibodaux took us just north of Houston, then Lake Charles and Abbeville, LA,  about 350 miles.


Day 1

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Taylor, TX (T74) to Thibodaux, LA (L83)

Miles flown this day: 350

Total miles flown: 350


It was a little chilly when we took off from T74 – Taylor, but warmed up as we flew east.

Day 2

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Thibodaux, LA (L83) to Lakefront Airport, New Orleans (KNEW)

Miles flown this day: 60

Total miles flown: 410


The Main Terminal at Lakefront Airport has been restored to it’s original Art Deco style and is home to Messina’s Runway Cafe, a throwback to an era when folks enjoyed breakfast while watching planes take off and land. Check it out at


Nighttime on The Steamboat Natchez is a good way to see the lights of New Orleans.


10 ft tall sugar cane for as far as the eye can see in Thibodaux, LA.

Day 3

Monday, October 10, 2016

Lakefront Airport (KNEW) to Taylor, TX (T74)

Miles flown this day: 360

Total miles flown: 770


It was great to see our ole friends Larry and Jackie Shirley at the Terminal Cafe at Lakefront Airport in New Orleans.



Two Italian Birds and a Texan. Kathy stands next to our Magni M16 and the Italian Piaggio hangared at Flightline First – Lakefront Airport.



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