Sal Badalamente – First Solo (01/22/15)


It’s time to celebrate with Sal Badalamente who made his FIRST SOLO FLIGHT!  Sal’s instructor, Michael Morris, knew he was ready and gave him the ‘thumbs-up’ to make solo history today in Cessna Skyhawk N21527!  Sal is eager to become a pilot, and he is well on his way to achieving all of his aviation dreams!  GREAT JOB, SAL!

Kevin Neel – First Solo (01/21/15)


Join us in congratulating Kevin Neel for making his FIRST SOLO FLIGHT!  Kevin soared into the smooth morning air in Cessna Skyhawk N2458M as his instructor, Chuck Padgett, proudly watched from below!  Kevin is well on his way to becoming a Private Pilot, and everyone at Lanier Flight Center exclaims, “WAY TO GO, KEVIN!”

LFC Ground School: Your 2015 Aviation Resolution Solution!


The New Year is well underway, and it’s time to prepare for your FAA Airmen Knowledge Test and enroll in GROUND SCHOOL! Lanier Flight Center’s Ground School Coordinator, Derek Metro, is offering a dynamic interactive Ground School for both Private Pilot and Instrument Rating courses! Re-focus, re-energize, and take-off in 2015 with one of these offerings…
In two weeks, we will offer BOTH Private Pilot and Instrument Rating weekly ground school classes for a total of 13 weeks each. Private Pilot Ground School will meet online on Tuesdays from 6:00-8:00pm, beginning February 3, and Instrument Rating Ground School will meet online on Thursdays from 6:00-8:00pm, beginning February 5. Both online courses will feature a customized format with interspersed live, classroom meetings at KGVL, AND both live course offerings include recorded sessions for convenient review or make-up classes. Simply email Derek at with your class choice (Private or Instrument), or call us at 678.989.2395 (KGVL) or 770.457.1270 (KPDK) and you will be on your way to ground school!
Pilots, student pilots, and friends and family of aviators in training…
Both courses are offered for $349 each, so consider giving the gift of Ground School to yourself or to your favorite aviator! Just call and let our LFC customer service representatives make it easy for you to support the pilot in your life.
A few notes about our course offerings…
Private Pilot Course: 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!
Instrument Rating Course: Enjoy the benefits of a structured course in a friendly, interactive environment that will provide you with the aviation knowledge to pass your FAA Instrument Pilot Knowledge Written and Oral Exams. Whether you are a new VFR Pilot or seasoned IFR Pilot, currently active or perhaps a bit rusty, this course is for YOU!
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Tyler Kocon – First Solo (01/10/15)


Let’s give a big round of applause for Tyler Kocon for making his FIRST SOLO FLIGHT in Cessna Skyhawk N2458M at KGVL on Saturday, January 10!  Tyler’s instructor, Chuck Padgett, is a raving fan of this young man’s skills and couldn’t be more proud!  Join all of us at LFC in saying, “Way to go, Tyler!”

Vitaliy Fedchenko – Instrument Rating (01/05/15)


Congratulations to Vitaliy Fedchenko who is beginning 2015 as an instrument-rated pilot! Vitaliy flew Cessna Skyhawk N2132W to KFGU and received two thumbs-up from FAA DPE Ben Carr today! Join Vitaliy’s instructor, Jeff Reimer, and all of us at Lanier Flight Center in cheering, “YOU DID IT, VITALIY!”

2015: Let Your Dreams Take Flight with LFC

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It’s a great New Year and your friends at Lanier Flight Center are here to help you achieve all of your aviation goals!  Take a look at some of the ways your resolutions are taking flight this month…


If you received a Lanier Flight Center gift certificate within the last 12 months and haven’t used it, be sure to schedule your flight this month for the opportunity to receive a free Lanier Flight Center t-shirt and hat combo (while supplies last).

Enjoy time behind the yoke flying the newest fleet in Georgia as you learn from the best instructors!  Your time is loggable and our time is yours- seven days-a-week!


If you initiated single or multi-engine instrument training during December 2014 or initiate it during the first quarter of 2015, you will receive a $1000 flight account credit if you complete 20 flight hours prior to April 1, 2015.

If you initiated single or multi-engine commercial training during December 2014 or initiate it during the first quarter of 2015, you will receive a $500 flight account credit if you complete 20 flight hours or the rating is completed prior to April 1, 2015.

Take advantage of these great opportunities to launch your add-on ratings today!


If completing your FAA written exam or brushing-up on your knowledge base is on your resolution radar, you will want to sign-up for ground school!  Look for dates, times, and details to be announced later this week.

At Lanier Flight Center, the season of giving lasts all year!  Please call us at 678.989.2395 (KGVL) or 770.457.1270 (KPDK) for your aviation resolution solution.