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Old 10-14-2021, 07:55 AM
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Default Airport Review for Pineville LA

I am planning a cross-country relocation from WA to FL with my RV4.
One of my planned overnight locations is Pineville LA.
Looking for reviews/reports for either KAEX or 2L0.
My gut is telling me 2L0,, but any ideas are welcome.

Thanks!
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Old 10-14-2021, 10:25 AM
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Default KIER

No knowledge of your 2. But I did spend the nite at This airport, pronounced Nak-a-tish, 33miles NW of KAEX a few years ago. FF comments indicate still good. Cheap gas, no fees and great service.
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Old 10-14-2021, 01:38 PM
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I am planning a cross-country relocation from WA to FL with my RV4.
One of my planned overnight locations is Pineville LA.
Looking for reviews/reports for either KAEX or 2L0.
My gut is telling me 2L0,, but any ideas are welcome.

Thanks!
2L0 is your typical quiet GA airport. One runway and one FBO. The FBO is a good one. The mechanic shop at 2L0 is top notch. The people there will treat you right. I cant recall if they have a courtesy car. Want to say no, but I could be wrong.

AEX is good as well. Its alot bigger with car rentals, FBO, etc. Its been a while since I landed at AEX, but if I was passing through on an overnight x/c, I would land at AEX. They really dont have any traffic for being the size airport they are. You could be one of 2-3 planes at the FBO. Always had good service here as well.

IER (referenced in the post above) is good too. Its size is in between AEX and 2L0. Again, if I was on an overnight x/c, I would stop definitely at AEX. Even if fuel is more expensive, they will have more services which are important to me on a x/c flight.

Edit: Just checked Airnav and fuel is a few cents cheaper at AEX.

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Old 10-14-2021, 03:32 PM
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Default I would probably lean to KIER

but your call as to which type of stop you prefer

If you have time to do more than sleep,….
I think KIER might be more interesting,…..visit the old general store,…interesting food spots,… nice walkable downtown along the “river”

Might want to call each and see what they can do for you
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Old 10-14-2021, 03:54 PM
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I agree, KIER has the most things to see if your looking for a little tourist distraction on your trip.
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Old 10-14-2021, 06:06 PM
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Excellent.
Just the kind of intel I was hoping for,,
Thanks all!!
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Old 10-14-2021, 09:42 PM
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Default Interesting things about Natchitoches, LA (KIER)

Natchitoches, LA was once the capital of Texas. (The capital was actually at Robeline, just out of Natchitoches, but no one has ever heard of Robeline.)

Steel Magnolias was filmed there.

They have an amazing Christmas light/fireworks display along the Cane River starting around Thanksgiving.

It is the center of Louisiana Creole culture.

Melrose Plantation was the home of primitive artist Clementine Hunter.

Their signature food is the Natchitoches meat pie.

They have a courtesy car at the FBO.

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Old 10-15-2021, 04:49 AM
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Default La overnight

If you not planning on sightseeing and just need a place to sleep consider Jennings La (3R7) about 60 miles S of Pineville. There is a taxiway and ramp for the hotels on the East side of field and good food next door. If you do want a break I highly recommend KIER and the downtown area.

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I live in Pineville and would recommend landing in a corn field over 2L0. They are criminals. KESF is a much better airport with cheaper fuel. Neither have cars, KAEX would be better for that, but they do charge a landing fee where the other two don’t.

KIER is a much better choice as others have said.
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Old 10-15-2021, 06:12 AM
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I live in Pineville and would recommend landing in a corn field over 2L0. They are criminals. KESF is a much better airport with cheaper fuel. Neither have cars, KAEX would be better for that, but they do charge a landing fee where the other two don’t.

KIER is a much better choice as others have said.
How's the weather in the area this time of year,, still having afternoon T-storms?
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