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Upcoming Event: Fly-In at Stennis Interantional Airport on Saturday, June 26

As part of the upcoming event at Stennis International Airport, MS (KHSA) on Saturday June 26, the Big Easy Wing is sending their WWII Stearman for display and to provide an opportunity for the public to purchase rides

Take a moment and image yourself flying in a 1943 Stearman.  It is an incredible and exhilarating experience.  Do not miss out on an arial view of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  N’Awlins Lady will be available Saturday, June 26 for YOU to purchase a ride or to give as a gift for Father’s Day or for a birthday.  It is simple to do.  Just click here.    Please send an email to info@bigeasywing.org if you have any questions.

Hope to see you at Stennis International Airport (7250 Stennis Airport Rd, Kiln, MS 39556)  on June 26th.  As we all now, the weather is the determining factor for flying. No rain out date is scheduled.

If a military veteran buys a ride ticket between Memorial Day through Fathers Day, they will receive a 20% discount on our 20-minute ride over the MS Gulf Coast on June 26th. The rides program is our major revenue source for maintaining this aircraft; thus, providing us with an opportunity to pass on the stories and legacy of the patriotic men and women who built and flew this aircraft.

Who we are:

The Big Easy Wing is a newly formed organization officially designated on Friday, April 28, 2017 by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF). Designed to acquire, restore and preserve WWII Warbirds to flying conditions as well as educate our community through stories told through flight, events and artifacts.

CAF- Big Easy Wing Mission  is: To Educate, Honor and Inspire through Flight!

We want you! Individuals who are interested in flying and learning the historical importance that these aircraft served in the War. To become a member of this organization, you must first become a member of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) which is $200.00 per year. The Big Easy Wing dues are $50 per year. We are looking for all interested members whether you are fascinated by restoration, public relations, or piloting one of these phenomenal aircraft’s. All pilots must be licensed.

Please Visit our webpage– Events.

Hangar Location:

We are located next to the Lakefront Airport FAA Tower.  Follow the ARFF Fire Department signs.

BEW Hangar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directions to the Big Easy Wing hangar

  • Take Stars and Stripes Boulevard on the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain to Igor I. Sikorsky Drive.  · Look for the blue sign that reads Lakefront Airport at the top and below that, FAA Control Tower, etc.  Turn at that sign.
  • Drive north on Sikorsky as it bends around to the left.
  • At the stop sign, turn right and continue north toward the lake.
  • As you approach the sign that reads FAA Control Tower, go just past that and look beyond the fence on the left for a large hangar, the home of the Big Easy Wing (BEW) of the Commemorative Air Force.
  • Pull into the grassy area outside the fence line and park facing the hangar.  The airport’s Fire Station will be on your right.
  • Enter through the walk-through gate which is fairly close to the Fire Station. Please close and latch the gate after entering.
  • Look both ways before crossing the taxiway. Stop for any vehicles or aircraft moving on that strip of asphalt.
  • Walk straight ahead to the front door of the hangar. You will be greeted by one of the BEW members just inside the door. Enjoy your visit!

Next Step: Become a contributor!

Big Easy Wings depends upon you:

1. To  keep “N’Awlins Lady”  flying   — Please Donate
2. To  educate our membership, community and youth about aviation and the role of aircraft in defending our nation-Please  Donate
3. To encourage flight experiences- Please Donate