Acadiana Chapter 1490

New Iberia, Louisiana (KARA)

Search for Grumman S-2 Tracker

The Grumman S-2 Tracker was the first purpose-built single airframe anti-submarine warfare

aircraft to enter service with the U.S. Navy.  (Wikipedia)

The Naval Air Station New Iberia, now Acadiana Regional Airport, served as a training base for

S-2 crews in the early 1960s.

Our goal is to put an S-2 Tracker on display to commemorate its history here at New Iberia.

Dick Spears is leading the search.


Cessna 150.  Join Nick at the A & P school at the Lafayette airport on Monday evenings to work on the project.

A Cessna 150 is being renovated by the chapter.  Warren Bordelon , coordinator, with John Burgin.

An O-200 engine is needed for the project.


Moving the fuselage to the work site on 8-13-2011.  

 This project plane in now at the A&P School at the Lafayette Airport.  Join Nick and others on Mondays any time between 3 and 7 PM.

Directions to the A&P School as follows:  turn off Surrey Street as though you were taking a commercial flight,  Instead to turning into the departure/parking area, go straight until the road "T's",

turn left and go 1 1/2 blocks and turn left just before the concrete plant,  school on the left.

Baby Great Lakes Biplane project

Anyone interested in taking this project home and working on it please contact Robert Viator at


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