About the Foundation

Learn more about the triumphant return of the Hammond Northshore Regional Airshow in 2018.

a Message from our mayor

Bringing back the airshow has been one of my top priorities since becoming Mayor. As an avid pilot, I believe the Hammond Northshore Regional Airport is a strong asset to Hammond, and the airshow is a way we can celebrate aviation and inspire pilots for the future. It’s also a catalyst for economic development as we draw people to the airport and to the Hammond community to let them see for themselves its growth and potential.

Growing up, my family’s seaplane business was a mile away from Alvin Callender field (New Orleans Naval Air Station) in Belle Chase. We’d have to shut down the business for their airshows. But it was great because I would climb onto the hangar roofs to watch the shows from there. When we visited the show, we could see F-15s and the big C-130s. It was incredible as a kid.

Airshows still have a special place in my heart as an adult. When I came to Hammond, I loved the airshow. I’d always buy a poster on the first day of sales, worrying that they might sell out. The Hammond Northshore Regional Airshow is our chance to meet talented pilots, to hear powerful jet engines, and to see amazing performances. Don’t miss the next show in 2020!
Pete Panepinto
Mayor of Hammond, Louisiana

Meet the Foundation

The non-profit (501(c)3) Hammond Airshow Foundation was officially formed in January 2017 to bring back the Hammond Airshow and provide an entertainment venue for local residents.

The Foundation, consisting of eight local political and business leaders, seeks to foster community appreciation for the area’s rich heritage and the sacrifices made in the name of freedom and democracy while encouraging future generations to interest in science, the military and aviation.
Guy Recotta
Pete Panepinto
vice-president / Mayor
David Lobue
Board Member / Airport Director
Joe Thomas
Frank van Mullem
Theresa Harris
Paul Cutrer
performance management
William Wainwright
Joel Champagne, Jr.
Board Member