New Orleans 2023 FlyOut
New Orleans, LA
October 5 - 8, 2023
New Orleans is one of the most well recognized city names in the United States, with a distinctive blend of culture, music and zest for life. As a strategic jewel guarding the mouth of the Mississippi - Missouri river system, it has a rich history which is responsible for its unique culture today, reflecting the many European countries which prized it and the immigrants who made it their home. While perhaps best known for its annual Mardis Gras celebration, it is also the birthplace of Jazz, which can be heard from the many establishments in the heart of the city.
Our visit to New Orleans will include a Wings seminar, a visit to the National WWII museum, free time to explore on your own and a tour of the city by riverboat, not to mention the opportunity to fly into the unique New Orleans Lakefront Airport.
WINGS Safety Seminar
USPA safety seminars are open to everyone, and we encourage local pilots to attend whether they are USPA members or not. The safety seminar will include a guest speaker on a safety-related topic of interest and is eligible for WINGS credits.
National WWII Museum
Offering a compelling blend of sweeping narrative and poignant personal detail, The National WWII Museum features immersive exhibits, multimedia experiences, and an expansive collection of artifacts and first-person oral histories, taking visitors inside the story of the war that changed the world. Beyond the galleries, the Museum's online collections, virtual field trips, webinars, educational travel programs, and renowned International Conference on World War II offer patrons new ways to connect to history and honor the generation that sacrificed so much to secure our freedom.
Included in our special group rate is the 4D experience Beyond All Boundaries, narrated by Tom Hanks.
Creole Queen Riverboat
Saturday afternoon, we will enjoy a tour of New Orleans from the waterfront, along with an appropriately Cajun lunch, which is included in your ticket price. Focusing on 300 years of New Orleans history, this cruise is narrated by a local historian who takes guests on a journey through the story of the city as we sail downriver to the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and the historic Chalmette Battlefield. Highlights of the tour include the founding of the city by the LeMoyne brothers, the expansion of the city into the “French Quarters” of the Treme and Marigny, the Louisiana Purchase, and the critical Battle of New Orleans. A one-hour shore excursion at the battlefield features a guided tour and talk by National Park Rangers.
Explore On Your Own
Saturday morning there will be free time to experience what New Orleans has to offer.
Check out the New Orleans Visitors Website for all there is to do.
New Orleans Visitors Website
|Thursday, October 5|
|7 pm||Safety Seminar||Blake Hotel|
|Friday, October 6|
|10:00 am||National WWII Museum|
|12:00 pm||Lunch at WWII Museum|
|1:00 pm||National WWII Museum|
|6:00 pm||Group Dinner||Blake Hotel|
|Saturday, May 20|
|9:00 am||Explore New Orleans on your own|
|1:30 pm||Creole Queen Riverboat Tour with lunch|
|6:00 pm||Group Dinner||Venue TBD|
|Sunday, May 21|
|Depart at your leisure or stay and enjoy New Orleans.|
Airport and FBO
KNEW - New Orleans Lakefront Airport
Flightline First FBO
Group Perks: $0.20 off posted fuel price.
Ramp fee waived with fuel purchase (Single - $40/10 gallons to waive. Twin $60/20 gallons to waive)
Parking fee: Single $20/night, Twin $30/night
Facility Fee $15
KNEW-AirNav FBO Website
Can be obtained through the FBO, but most events are within walking distance of the hotel, so taxi or Uber may be a good alternative.
Blake Hotel New Orleans
500 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Reservations can be made by calling the hotel or via the special link: https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotel-rooms.19120.html?groupId=5D1GU9A0
Make sure you tell them you are with United States Pilots Association.
Special Rate - Thursday $149/night plus tax, Friday/Saturday $189/night plus tax.
Note: If you need to park a car at the hotel, there is an additional valet parking charge of $46/day.
No penalty if cancellation is made more than 48 hours prior to check-in.
Room availability cannot be guaranteed after September 6, 2022.
Museum and 4D Experience - $32.90/person.
Creole Queen Riverboat Tour - $59/person (includes tour and lunch).
Meals - With the exception of the Creole Queen, all meals are on your own and not included in the registration fee unless specified as included.
We understand with small airplanes and the weather that plans may need to be flexible or change. With COVID-19 and personal situations you may also need to change your travel plans. You may cancel your registration for a full refund or credit towards another FlyOut if canceled before October 4, 2023. After October 4, 2023, activity fees may be non-refundable.
COVID-19 has had different impact depending on where you are in the world. With current social distancing guidelines and local ordinances, participants may be required to wear a mask or face covering for indoor venues and any group activities where social distancing is not possible. Participants are encouraged to practice social distancing and frequent hand washing whenever possible. More information will be provided to registrants closer to the date of the FlyOut based on information we receive from local authorities and event venues.
USPA Member General Registration: $15/person
USPA Non-Member General Registration: $35/person
*Please note that members will need to login for the member discount to apply.
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.