Ben Brownlow – First Solo (05/31/14)


Join us in a big round of applause for Ben Brownlow who completed his FIRST SOLO FLIGHT on Saturday, May 31 at KPUJ! Ben left his instructor, Jesse Leftwich, on the ground at the Silver Comet Field and took-off in Cessna Skycatcher N70252! From all of us at Lanier Flight Center, “Way to go, Ben!”

Harrison Summerour – Private Pilot Certificate (05/30/14)


On Friday, May 30, it is very likely that the proverbial bar was raised for Private Pilot Practical Tests!  If so, it’s because Harrison Summerour became Lanier Flight Center’s newest PRIVATE PILOT!  Harrison’s instructor, Jon Owens, and everyone here at LFC wishes Harrison all the best; and we all agree that the Air Force Academy is getting a fine cadet, a capable pilot, and an exemplary young man.  Like the U.S. Air Force song says, “Off (you) go into the wild blue yonder!”

James Weatherford – Commercial Pilot Certificate (05/21/14)


Many congratulations to James Weatherford for achieving his COMMERCIAL PILOT CERTIFICATE on Wednesday, May 21!  James’ instructor, Kelly Chandler, has enjoyed three ratings with James now, and joins all of us in celebrating James’ tremendous accomplishment!  WAY TO GO, JAMES!

PDK Airshow May 17 – The Place to Find Fun for the Whole Family!


Looking for a FUN way to spend your Saturday?  Look no further!

Join your friends from Lanier Flight Center for DeKalb-Peachtree Airport’s Annual Good Neighbor Day Airshow and Open House!  From 12:00-5:00pm on Saturday, May 17, experience aviation thrills from Team Aerodynamix, Greg Connell in his “Connell Model 12”, Jim Tobul and the “Korean War Hero” F4U-4 Corsair, Darnell Racing’s SHOCKWAVE Jet Truck, Jacquie B. with her one-of-a-kind Pitts Special biplane, Larry King’s Pitts Model 12, Tiger Airshows’ Twin Tiger Aerobatic Team, Rower Airshows’ modified R985 Stearman, Wildhorse Aviation’s modified Christen Eagle, and MORE!

Aviation enthusiasts, come and enjoy all the toys!  Plus, bring the family for a Jump ‘N Slide, Large Inflatables, SandCastles, WSB Radio Giveaways, Samber’s Famous Funnel Cakes, Face Painting, Whacky Hair, and much more!

There is no admission fee to Good Neighbor Day; parking is $10.00 per vehicle regardless of the number of occupants.  All Good Neighbor Day access is only through Dresden Drive via Clairmont Road.  Please note that parking spaces are limited.

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We’ll see you there!

Zack Jackson – Private Pilot Certificate (05/13/14)


Let the celebrations begin!  Zack Jackson, better known to his Lanier Flight Center friends as “Action Jackson”, is LFC’s newest PRIVATE PILOT!  Zack’s instructor, Kelly Chandler, and all of us have enjoyed Zack’s aviation journey, and we are going to miss him when he graduates from Riverside Military Academy this weekend!  BEST WISHES for a high-flying future, Zack!

John Reid – First Solo (05/06/14)


Congratulations to John Reid who made his FIRST SOLO FLIGHT at KPDK on Tuesday, May 6!  John’s instructor, Jesse Leftwich, proudly watched from the ground as John took-off in Cessna Skyhawk N109TJ on a beautiful May morning.  Join all of us in wishing John many more blue skies!  Way to go, John!

Brooks Smith – Private Pilot Certificate (05/02/14)


It was a milestone day for Brooks Smith and for his FAA DPE, Randy Haralson, when Brooks achieved his PRIVATE PILOT CERTIFICATE in his Cessna TTx!  Brooks and his instructor, David Gazda, have been all smiles preparing for his check ride in the TTx, and word is, the FAA DPE at KGRD came out of the cockpit with a permanent grin!  Congratulations and many happy horizons, Brooks!