Let the celebrations begin! Join all of us at Lanier Flight Center in congratulating Jason Martin for becoming a PRIVATE PILOT on April 21! Jason flew Cessna Skyhawk N2132W into check-ride history as he received a thumbs-up from FAA DPE Bill Mercure! Jason’s instructor, Derek Metro, enjoyed working with Jason, and could not be prouder! WAY TO GO, JASON!
Today we celebrated the life and legacy of our beloved Kelly Chandler. Several of Kelly’s family members participated in our Open House, and, along with friends of Lanier Flight Center, made this event our best ever. The EAA Chapter 611 gifted us with a perfect Missing Man Formation flyover, and fellow community businesses, Singleton Marine Group, Gainesville Motorsports, and Select Helicopters represented a wide array of exciting options for living life to the fullest. Kelly would have loved it! FAA AME Atlanta Acute Care and the Riverside Military Academy Color Guard contributed focuses on health and patriotism which were both important to Kelly, as well.
Looking around at the crowd as Kelly’s wife, Jackie, announced the launch of the Kelly Chandler Wings Scholarship, it was apparent that this was about more than an open house or a scholarship. This was all of us whose lives Kelly had touched looking to each other, consoling and encouraging, and realizing that while we will never be the same, we will make it together. And that is what he would want.
Our Kelly’s light, laughter, and love of people is still teaching us the importance of living each day to the fullest and going after each goal with no regrets. And, it is in this way, we are honored to announce the scholarship in his name and invite you to become a part of the LEGACY OF AWESOME.
If you or someone you know is interested in learning to fly, please take a look at the attached files and submit your application and materials per the information in the guidelines.
Donations to the scholarship fund will be accepted through August 31, 2015, which is also the deadline for submitting applications for consideration by the scholarship committee. Please make checks payable to the Kelly Chandler Wings Scholarship and mail them to:
Kelly Chandler Wings Scholarship * P.O. Box 6582 * Gainesville, GA 30504
Thank you for being an important part of the Lanier Flight Center Family, and many thanks to everyone who came-out to fellowship with us today!
For twelve fabulous years, Lanier Flight Center has been answering the call from the sky.
On April 18, you are invited to answer the call to fulfill your dreams, celebrate your adventures, and fellowship with fellow aviation enthusiasts.
Join us for a celebration and discover your next adventure, whether it is by land, water, or air!
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Lanier Flight Center Locations:
Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport (KGVL)
1660 Palmour Drive, #AA-5
Gainesville, Georgia 30501
DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (KPDK)
2000 Airport Road, #109
Chamblee, Georgia 30341-4900