James Weatherford – Instrument Rating (08/31/2013)


After receiving his Private Pilot Certificate with Lanier Flight Center, James Weatherford knew he wanted to pursue his Instrument Rating.  On the last day of August, his dream became a reality.  Join James’ instructor, Kelly Chandler, and all of us in congratulating James in a job WELL DONE!

Cameron Kayne – Private Pilot Certificate (08/30/2013)

It was a beautiful day to fly and Cameron Kayne demonstrated great confidence and skill, flying Cessna Skyhawk N291HW into Greenwood County Airport for his FAA Practical Test on Friday, August 30.  The skies were even brighter returning to KGVL in the glow of his new Private Pilot Certificate!  Way to go, Cameron!

Christian Kyst – Commercial Multi-Engine Instrument & Commercial Single Engine Add-on (08/25/13)


A standing ovation is due for Christian Kyst and his tremendous accomplishments on Sunday, August 25!  Christian achieved BOTH his Commercial Multi-Engine Instrument AND Commercial Single Engine Add-on at KGRD with FAA DPE Randy Haralson!  His instructor, David Gazda, and all of us at Lanier Flight Center say, “Way to go, Christian!”



John DeVallette – Private Pilot Certificate (08/25/13)


Join us in congratulating John DeVallette in receiving his Private Pilot Certificate!  John flew Cessna Skyhawk N109TJ to KFGU with his instructor, Randy Carpenter, and passed his practical test with FAA DPE Ben Carr to become Lanier Flight Center’s newest private pilot!  Great job, John!

Angie Harvey – First Solo (08/14/13)

”AngieSolo”Angie Harvey is all smiles after making her FIRST SOLO FLIGHT in Cessna Skycatcher, N70252, on Wednesday, August 14!  Her instructor, Kelly Chandler, gave her a big thumbs-up as she gracefully accomplished three solo landings at KGVL.  Join all of us at Lanier Flight Center in shouting, “Way to go, Angie!”

Slava Volkov – Private Pilot Certificate (08/10/13)


Join us in celebrating Lanier Flight Center’s newest Private Pilot, Slava Volkov!  On Saturday, August 10, Slava flew Cessna Skyhawk N109TJ to KAND and passed his practical test with DPE Randy Haralson!  His instructor, Derek Metro, and all of us at Lanier Flight Center say, “Great job, Slava!”

Harrison Summerour – First Solo (08/05/13)


Harrison Summerour demonstrated skill and focus beyond his years when he took to the skies in Cessna Skyhawk N2458M on Monday, August 5 for his FIRST SOLO FLIGHT!  His determination earned praise from his instructor, Jon Owens, as well as his parents and all of us at Lanier Flight Center.  Great job, Harrison!

Armando Castillo – First Solo (08/05/13)


Join us in a big round of applause for Armando Castillo in the successful completion of his FIRST SOLO FLIGHT!  Dr. Castillo made three beautiful landings on runway 23 at KGVL while his instructor, Kelly Chandler, cheered him on from the ground.  Way to go, Armando!