Franklin J.P. Augustus
Franklin J. P. Augustus, 69, died on August 16, 2019 in a plane crash near New Orleans Lakefront Airport. The accident also took the life of his passenger, Nancy Parker, 53, WVUE-TV- Fox 8 New Orleans news anchor, while filming a news story.
Join us for a Franklin JP Augustus Tribute Saturday, Aug 31 from 4 to 6 PM Lakefront Airport.
The National WWII Museum, The Commemorative Air Force, and the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation invite you to WWII Air, Sea & Land Festival 2018! Join us for three days of living history—with thrilling WWII warbirds overhead, PT-305 in the water, 1940s-era entertainment and WWII veteran interviews on the main stage, and engaging activities for the whole family throughout the grounds. Admission is free to kids 12 and under all weekend, so make your plans now to attend, October 12–14 at New Orleans Lakefront Airport.
With strong influences from France, Africa and the Caribbean Islands, New Orleans boasts a variety of food, culture, and architecture. Take in live jazz, zydeco, or blues at the Spotted Cat, House of Blues and Preservation Hall. Hit the French Quarter to sample some jambalaya, and people-watch your way around this mainstay of the race circuit. Finally, there is a tour option for everyone, whether you're a history buff or paranormal thrill-seeker, guided excursions offer visitors of all interests a chance to learn about the city’s intriguing past.
Sneak Peek of Lakeshore Landing
Saturday, September 2 at 3 PM - 7 PM
6401 Stars and Stripes Blvd, New Orleans, Louisiana 70126
Send Summer into Sunset at Lakeshore Landing, where you will enjoy a free concert, cash bars, specialty cocktails, craft brews, New Orleans finest food trucks and the sunset on the point all with stellar views of Lake Pontchartrain and South Shore Harbor Marina. A $5 parking fee per vehicle will be collected to benefit Tipitina’s Foundation. A percentage of proceeds from all food and beverage sold at the event will also go toward the Instruments A’ Comin’ program.
After years of neglect, and the damage wrought by Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans' Lakefront seems to be surging back. Local real estate expert, Wade Ragas, says the Lakefront, from east of Elysian Fields as far east Little Woods, has long been an overlooked and underdeveloped asset.
"There's only so much waterfront available in the New Orleans area," says Ragas. "And, for a variety of reasons, we haven't fully utilized the waterfront in Jefferson. So, that leaves the opportunity for Orleans."
On February 10, 1934 more than 10,000 visitors from the United States, foreign countries and local New Orleanians attended the dedication of an airport that was to be "the Air Hub of the Americas".
Go to Video
NEW ORLEANS -- Art restoration expert Elise Grenier and her team are saving 80-year-old murals of Paris and New York that have been covered for decades after Lakefront Airport was renovated in the 1960s.
"This is meticulous work," Grenier said. "Inch by inch we're removing layers of time, and man made damage, and so on to the paintings, and they're actually in very good condition underneath."
Read the Full Article
“My favorite is the New Orleans to Destin flight. Shortly after takeoff, you start seeing the islands off the coast of Louisiana. Then from [the] Chandeleur Island[s] on to Ship Island, and before you know it, you’re crossing the mouth of Mobile Bay and Fort Morgan and over the Ferris wheel at the wharf in Orange Beach. You see the coastline all the way to Destin.”
Clancy DuBos, Jim Tucker, City Councilmember Jared Brossett, Wilma Heaton and City Councilmember James Gray at "Save the Murals" at New Orleans Lakefront Airport, Mon. Feb. 9, 2015. (photo by Harold Spinner; supplied by Save the Murals)
"Return to Flight"
The Lakefront Airport terminal in New Orleans is undergoing a complete restoration returning the building to its original Art Deco appearance and grandeur. Filmmaker Bess Carrick's documentary, Return Flight, will chronicle this remarkable, once in a lifetime restoration of one of the very few remaining Art Deco terminal buildings left in the United States...