Entries by Troy Wheeler

Christian Schlickmann – First Solo (10/15/17)

Just before the clouds moved-in at PDK, Christian Schlickmann successfully completed his FIRST SOLO FLIGHT in Cessna Skyhawk N393ES! After a work week of travel, Christian prefers to fly for himself on the weekends! And his instructor, Rex Smith, says he’ll be taking to the skies as a private pilot in no time at all! […]

Josh Friedberg – First Solo (10/13/17)

It’s time to celebrate with Josh Friedberg who made his FIRST SOLO FLIGHT in Cessna Skyhawk N393ES! This focused young man demonstrated goal-setting and follow-through, skills that will take him far in any arena! Josh’s hard work is giving him the opportunity to take his check ride soon, and his instructor, Ann-Perry Blank, couldn’t be […]

Connor Pearce – First Solo (10/06/17)

Connor Pearce is all smiles since leaving his instructor, David Ingalsbe, on the ground and completing his FIRST SOLO FLIGHT! At an age when most guys are hoping for their first road trip, Connor is planning his first solo cross-country flight! Connor demonstrates the maturity and focus needed to make a great pilot, and all […]

Justin Clark – Private Pilot Certificate (10/05/17)

One of the best things about being in the aviation community is seeing dreams realized! Justin Clark recently returned to chase his dream and we couldn’t be happier for him! Justin flew Cessna Skyhawk N2132W into Franklin County Airport and returned to Lanier Flight Center a PRIVATE PILOT! Please join Justin’s instructor, Rick Cornelison, and […]

Steve Wells – First Solo (09/30/17)

The fall foliage will be putting on a show soon, and Steve Wells made sure he’d be ready for the best view from above by making his FIRST SOLO FLIGHT! Steve’s consistency and good study habits have developed sharp skills that will have him ready for his check ride in no time! His instructor, Ann […]

Travis Blick – First Solo (09/21/17)

It was a beautiful day at GVL as Travis Blick left his instructor, David Ingalsbe, on the ground and took-off on his FIRST SOLO FLIGHT! Travis earned his solo wings greasing three smooth landings in Cessna Skyhawk N2132W! Please join all of us at Lanier Flight Center in a big, “YOU DID IT, TRAVIS!”

Will Baker – Private Pilot Certificate (09/18/17)

Congratulations to Lanier Flight Center’s newest PRIVATE PILOT, Will Baker! Will’s quiet determination and exceptional study habits allowed this mature young man to soar through his check ride with FAA DPE Randy Haralson! Will’s instructor, Rick Cornelison, couldn’t be prouder, and all of us at LFC are cheering for his well-earned accomplishment! WAY TO GO, […]

Scott Smith – Private Pilot Certificate (09/16/17)

Scott Smith soared through his PRIVATE PILOT check ride flying Cessna Skyhawk N623KW, but the party isn’t over yet! Scott is carrying the momentum into his Instrument Rating training! All of us at Lanier Flight Center are celebrating Scott’s success, and are enjoying seeing him use his new ticket!  Please join Scott’s instructor, Chuck Padgett, in […]

Ken Norton – Instrument Rating (09/16/17)

It’s time to celebrate Lanier Flight Center’s newest cloud-buster, Ken Norton! Ken soared into his check ride in Cessna Turbo Stationair N211GT and returned to GVL with his INSTRUMENT RATING! Ken’s instructor, Chuck Padgett, credited Ken’s dedication and intelligence in achieving this advanced rating, and all of us at LFC cheered, “YOU DID IT, KEN!”