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2024 New Orleans Air Show with BLUE ANGELS March 23-24 Mini La/Ms Rally

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Greetings,

After months of ongoing contacts, ( has been incredibly more challenging this time than 2022 or 2017) I have been able to secure permission for Steel Soldiers to exhibit/participate at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans 2024 Airshow on March 23-24. If you watched NCIS- New Orleans- it was prominently featured on many episodes.


This would be similar for those that participated in the past. It is a great time and the Blue Angels will exhibit.

We are limited to 10 trucks this time on each day. You do not have to commit for both days. but I will need you to post up which day(s) so I can track the number of mv's each day.

The out of town folks camped at Bayou Segnette State Park where they have primitive and rv camping. Pricing , maps, information , and reservations are made @


The campgrounds are nice & have a table at each site along with hook up sites. Each site can accommodate rv or trailer. For primitive camping and small trailers, you could buddy up as 6 are allowed and 2 vehicles should fit on the pad. I have attached a map. All reservation are through the state park website. If you reserve a site then post up so others can be close to you as there many available. 2 bathroom/shower complexes. The only down side I see is that there is no shelter or pavilion at the camp site so we would need someone to bring a popup and be the "host".

campground prettier picture:

There are also nice cabins in the park maybe 2 miles away. Kind of pricey but can accommodate 8 people. Cabin #4 has the most parking available with 8 slots so if you are buddying up and need parking space that is best.


or stayed at a hotel on HWY 90 on the westbank as there are many options.

Many arrived on Friday and got situated with a social Friday Evening.

We departed from the State Park convoy style each morning as we all have to be cleared and enter as a group. Security will meet us at the designated spot and escort us in. No stragglers as everyone has to go together. We have to be at the base gate by 7:15 so we will depart at 6:30 sharp. We lined up on the outer approach road to the campsites inbetween 6-6:15 . No drugs, CBD, booze, knives, or ammo/fireams. Trucks will be thoroughly inspected by dogs and Air Force Security police. This is a federal facility and zero tolerance.

At the commercial inspection gate, Security might want to see your registration, insurance, and they recommended 2 forms of ID. ( military, ss card, passport, Driver's License, Etc). As I tell my scouts "Be Prepared!" :) This was not a problem last time but be ready.

At the end of the day, we drive off and come back the next morning using the same procedure. No Early departure and typically most of the foot traffic has to leave the tarmac before we are allowed to depart. Estimate you would not leave till 4ish. Always seems to be real windy and somewhat cool last year.

Past pictures and info here:


I will need firm commitments for the 5 remaining slots. (not my limit but our host) I would like you to pm and give me your email and phone number. I will need you to let me know which day(s) so I can track the number of mv's each day.

I believe we have my hmmwv with trailer, 2 other hmmwv's, Marty's FMTV Camper, and a m37 committed. Please also reply here so we can see who is coming.

Trucks do not have to be OE, conversions or non tactical ok as long as there is some connection to be a former steel soldier. Marty's awesome campers for example are ok and Doug's fliteline van for example. CSM Davis brought his m931 and Electronics trailer one year.
 

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juanprado

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I need to give update to base on truck numbers.

If you were thinking of going please let me know today if you have not replied here or contacted me personally.

Looks like we will have a m37, several hmmwv's, fmtv camper, mp vehicle
 

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I need to give update to base on truck numbers.

If you were thinking of going please let me know today if you have not replied here or contacted me personally.

Looks like we will have a m37, several hmmwv's, fmtv camper, mp vehicle

Hey Juan just wanted to update you I am going only in 5 ton camper to air show , not bringing the lmtv. So me and family will only constitute one vehicle.
 

juanprado

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I have been in contact with our point of contact and they want us early to beat traffic and in place.

Our Rally point will be the Winn Dixie at 2112 Belle Chasse Hwy in Gretna for 7:00am both days.

Please be on time as we want to keep our host happy.

Are you ready to have fun?
 
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