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Louisiana launches pilot passport program

Pilots and their passengers can earn prizes and recognition by visiting Louisiana’s public-use airports, participating in safety seminars, and enjoying the state’s aviation attractions.
Illustration by Sarah Hanson
Illustration by Sarah Hanson

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development created the Louisiana Airport Passport Program to promote aviation safety, education, general aviation, and tourism.

All certificated pilots, from any state, and their passengers are invited to participate and can earn three different levels of awards by collecting a certain number of qualifying check-ins. The program is in collaboration with AOPA. Using the AOPA Pilot Passport feature on the AOPA app, pilots fly to or attend a qualifying airport, seminar, or other activity.

“Everyone can participate in this program, not just pilots,” Renee Lapeyrolerie, Louisiana DOTD commissioner of multimodal commerce, said. “It is our hope to encourage aviation throughout the state and even open the door for others to learn about this exciting industry.”

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Aviation Safety and Compliance Officer Ryan Landry said, “Although there are multiple airport passport programs around the country, we will be the first state to have a fully digital platform and the first Gulf State to introduce an airport passport program.” [email protected]

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Niki Britton

eMedia Content Producer
eMedia Content Producer Niki Britton joined AOPA in 2021. She is a private pilot who enjoys flying her 1969 Cessna 182 and taking aerial photographs.

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