Pilots attend Lions meeting to hear Carroll

George Carroll (left) and Lion Dr. Fred Cabaniss, who invited and introduced George at Thursday’s meeting. 

Experimental aircraft was the topic of Thursday’s Lions Club meeting. George Carroll, president of the Experimental Aircraft Association – Shreveport Chapter 343, gave an informative presentation to the Lions. 

He started by reporting that many people ask if experimental (or amateur-built) aircraft are safe. George said that experimental aircraft are regulated, just like manufactured aircraft. The planes still have to be registered with the Federal Aviation Administration, inspected by an FAA inspector, and issued an airworthiness certificate. An amateur-built airplane is subject to the same condition inspections as small production aircraft undergo. 

George shared some of the notable aircraft tours and flights that EAA-Chapter 343 has hosted in the past. He also spoke about the importance of the Shreveport Downtown Airport – as well as all airports – to the communities around them. 

Several local pilots were also in attendance Thursday to hear the presentation.