Fall 2020 FlyOut
New Orleans, LA
September 24-27, 2020
New Orleans is one of those rare cities that feels authentic while catering to tourists. It is accessible to the visitor, without being a theme park. It is beautiful, delicious and full of character, without being designed by a committee.
Time in New Orleans isn’t kept in hours or days, but in meals. Dining in New Orleans is a culinary adventure that spans a wide array of cuisines. Taste for yourself why New Orleans was named the No. 1 City for Food in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure.
New Orleans history is extensive and fascinating. Founded in 1718, it has seen war, corruption, floods, hurricanes, and even the occasional pirate. It’s been under both French and Spanish rule which is evident when you look at the architecture and indulge in the local food.
There’s so much to do in New Orleans, from the newly built WWII Museum to the Audubon Zoo/Aquarium/Insectarium. You’ll probably run out of time before you run out of things to do. This city is fantastic for all types of trips: family, friends, couples. There is truly something for everyone!
With small, compact neighborhoods, New Orleans is easily navigated on foot. One-way fares on streetcars and buses cost $1.25 per person. There are also cabs and Uber and Lyft.
WINGS Safety Seminar
USPA safety seminars are open to everyone and we encourage local pilots to attend, whether they are USPA members or not. Safety seminars normally involve a guest speaker on a safety-related topic of interest and are eligible for WINGS credits.
National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world—why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today—so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn. Located in downtown New Orleans, the museum covers a whopping 6 acres and 5 pavilions including extensive dioramas and interactive exhibits. https://www.nationalww2museum.org/
Mardis Gras World
See how Mardis Gras floats are made! Mardis Gras world takes you through the process of designing and building floats for the massive annual New Orleans Mardis Gras parade along with history of the event and how it fits into local culture. https://www.mardigrasworld.com/
Other activities and attractions in New Orleans include:
- River cruises (recommend the Creole Queen that stops at the Battle of New Orleans and Jean LaFitte National Park for a tour by park rangers, but there are also Jazz cruises available) https://www.creolequeen.com/
- Nightly walking Ghost Tours
- Many city and cemetery tours, both walking and bus
- Cooking schools (need to schedule ahead)
- City Aquarium https://audubonnatureinstitute.org/aquarium
- French Quarter and Bourbon Street
The itinerary for this trip is open for you to do whatever you like. Scheduled activities include the Wings seminar, but other than that, meals, attractions and activities are totally up to you. Of course, the hospitality room will be open throughout each day so you can get together with your USPA friends to wind down after each day's activities, or plan for the next one.
|Thursday, September 24|
|3pm - Midnight||Hospitality Room|
|Friday, September 25|
|8am - Midnight||Hospitality Room|
|All Day||Venues of your choice|
|Saturday, September 26|
|Sunday, August 9|
|Depart at your leisure or stay and enjoy New Orleans.|
Airport and FBO
KNEW - New Orleans Lakefront Airport
FBO: Signature Flight Support
Group Perks: free parking, ramp fees waived with 15 gal fuel, $0.50/gal fuel discount
Hangar Space: $50/night, subject to availability
Recommend Uber - approx. $13 to get to hotel from KNEW.
221 Camp Street
New Orleans, La 70130
Reservations can be made by calling the hotel reservations department at 504-553-9550.
Make sure you tell them you are with United States Pilots Association.
The rate is $109/night, plus tax. Rate includes complimentary fruit, coffee and tea in the morning.
USPA Member General Registration: $15/person
USPA Non-Member General Registration: $35/person
Registration fees for USPA events include snacks, soft drinks and a hospitality room in the designated hotel where members can freely congregate. Participants at USPA events must make their own hotel and rental car reservations except where otherwise indicated. USPA events are organized by USPA volunteers, providing discounted group rates for hotels and events, but spaces can be limited, so register and make reservations early to ensure you enjoy the discounted rates.