George Smith – First Solo (09/30/13)

George Smith celebrated the close of the third quarter by taking to the skies on his FIRST SOLO FLIGHT!

CFI Randy Carpenter and all your friends at Lanier Flight Center applaud your achievement!  Congratulations, George!

Chris Howard – First Solo (09/29/13)


One glance at Chris Howard and you know he is having a blast learning to fly!  On Sunday, September 29, his instructor, Chuck Padgett, could see Chris’ smile from the ground as Chris took-off for his FIRST SOLO FLIGHT!  Way to go, Chris!  We are all celebrating with you!

John Asbury – First Solo (09/21/13)

Join all of us at Lanier Flight Center in giving John Asbury a big ‘THUMBS-UP’ for his solo flight mastery with CFI Derek Metro on Saturday, September 21 at KPDK! Great job, John!

Three Venues for Ground School this Fall!


Earn your written exam endorsement and prepare for the oral exam via your choice

of Private Pilot Ground School venues!


The choice is yours!

Student Pilots, join us for the aviation knowledge you need to pass your FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Written and Oral Exams.  Seasoned Pilots, active or inactive, log on for a refresher on the latest aeronautical knowledge and information.  Wherever you are on your aviation journey, our Private Pilot Ground School course is for you!

Here’s what we’ll be covering:

  • Basic Aerodynamics
  • Aircraft Systems
  • Flight Instruments
  • Federal Regulations
  • Airport Markings and Operations
  • Weather Theory and Services
  • Weight and Balance and Performance
  • Flight Planning
  • Air Navigation and GPS
  • Air Traffic Control and Communication.

We are excited to offer Lanier Flight Center’s Webinar learning platform!  From the bleachers to the mountains, the commute or the couch, now you can experience ground school- wherever this autumn takes you!  Participate in the LIVE class or watch it LATER at your convenience!  These sought-after courses are consistently updated and presented by our Ground School Coordinator, Derek Metro.

  • Dates offered:  September 24 – December 17
  • LIVE on TUESDAYS:  6:00-8:00pm
  • Class duration:  2 hours each
  • Number of sessions:  13
  • Cost:  $329

These proven course offerings give pilots of all skill levels and experiences the opportunity to learn together in a relaxed classroom-style setting once a week at each Lanier Flight Center location.  Our Ground School Coordinator, Derek Metro, provides a fresh and enlightening approach for each session.

  • PDK dates offered:  Thursdays, September 26 – December 19 (We’ll skip Halloween & Thanksgiving and add a make-up date.)
  • GVL dates offered:  Mondays, September 30 – December 16
  • Class times:  6:00-8:30pm
  • Class duration:  2.5 hours each
  • Number of sessions:  12
  • Cost:  $329

Now you can FALL into Ground School and succeed in your aviation goals to become a safer, more prepared and knowledgeable pilot!  Call 678-989-2395 (KGVL) or 770-457-1270 (KPDK) to reserve your spot today!

Joe Smith – Multi-Engine Rating (09/12/13)

”JoeMulti”One engine wasn’t enough for Joe Smith, so he flew N727LF into KGRD on Thursday, September 12, and earned his Multi-Engine Rating with DPE Randy Haralson! His instructor, David Gazda, could not be more proud of Joe, and all of us at Lanier Flight Center say, “WAY TO GO, JOE!”

Stacy Law – First Solo (09/10/13)


It was a clear blue September morning, and Stacy Law completed three beautiful landings while his instructor, Chuck Padgett, watched from the ground!  Join all of us at Lanier Flight Center in congratulating Stacy in becoming our newest Solo Pilot!  Awesome FIRST SOLO FLIGHT, Stacy!

Sam Bagwell – First Solo (09/05/13)


Give a big cheer and join us in congratulating Sam Bagwell on his First Solo Flight on Thursday, September 5!  His instructor, David Gazda, and all of us at Lanier Flight Center know that Sam will be a private pilot soon!  GREAT JOB, SAM!