Maurice “Moe” Songy

Acadiana Regional Airport

Strategically situated along US Highway 90, the forthcoming path of Interstate 49, the Acadiana Regional Airport spans across 2,000 acres and is conveniently nestled between Houston and New Orleans. It boasts an impressive 8,002-foot military-grade concrete runway, fully certified and instrumented for all-weather operations. This state-of-the-art facility features a well-staffed Air Traffic Control Tower and a range of essential support services.

Acadiana Regional Airport, owned by the Iberia Parish Government and under the management of the Iberia Parish Airport Authority, has a unique history. Initially, from 1960 to 1965, it functioned as a Naval Auxiliary Air Station, providing advanced flight training services. However, in 1965, it transitioned back to civilian control under local government jurisdiction.

Today, Acadiana Regional Airport plays a pivotal role in helicopter flight training for various companies. Additionally, it remains a crucial destination for cross-country flight training, catering to NASA, the U.S. Air Force, and the U.S. Navy on a regular basis.