Flying News

Lanier Flight Center is the leading Cessna Pilot Center and is your Cessna Aircraft Sales connection for Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Below are some our flying news articles you may find interesting.

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    Legacy of Awesome Legacy of Awesome

    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,... [Read more]

    LFC Open House Saturday, April 18!  See You There! LFC Open House Saturday, April 18! See You There!

    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! LFC Open House... [Read more]

    LFC Ground School:  Your 2015 Aviation Resolution Solution! 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... [Read more]

    2015:  Let Your Dreams Take Flight with LFC 2015: Let Your Dreams Take Flight with LFC

    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… GIFT CERTIFICATES If you received a Lanier Flight Center gift certificate within the last 12 months and haven’t used it, be sure to schedule... [Read more]

    LFC Launches Charter with LANIER FLIGHT EXPRESS! LFC Launches Charter with LANIER FLIGHT EXPRESS!

    Lanier Flight Center is proud to announce the availability of charter operations with LANIER FLIGHT EXPRESS!  Whether your mission is a fun weekend at a college football game two states away, or an important client meeting followed by a night back at home watching your daughter’s piano concert, we have a solution for you! Lanier Flight Express is... [Read more]

    Take-off with Online Ground School this Fall! Take-off with Online Ground School this Fall!

    The lazy hazy days of summer are giving way to autumn, and it’s time to harvest your knowledge with FALL 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 this fall with one of... [Read more]

    LFC Pilots Take a Field Trip to ATC LFC Pilots Take a Field Trip to ATC

    On Wednesday, July 30, Lanier Flight Center Flying Club members accompanied by Assistant Chief Flight Instructor, Juan Leon, experienced the world of Air Traffic Control at the world’s busiest airport.  Jim Flock, Tony Herdener, Michael Higdon, Andy May, Drew Reggie, Travis Rogers, and Erik VanName toured the ATC tower at Hartsfield Jackson... [Read more]

    Lessons from Henri Lessons from Henri

    Around the Independence Day holiday, stories of courage and the freedom earned by courageous acts are celebrated and honored.  This year, we were honored to witness the courageous spirit of an aviator who overcomes obstacles that the rest of us never encounter.  Henri Corderoy du Tiers is a French citizen holding an FAA license, but though he feels... [Read more]

    Cessna Discover Flying Challenge Lights-Up the Fly-In Cessna Discover Flying Challenge Lights-Up the Fly-In

    In the bright sunlight at the 45th Annual Cracker Fly-In there weren’t any firecrackers, but the Cessna Discover Flying Challenge Pilots were lighting up the sky all day!  For the 17 people who flew with Zach Floto, Daniel Tou, and Alex Krochin, Saturday’s event left a trail of smiles that will shine all summer. In its third year, the Cessna Discover... [Read more]

    45th Annual Cracker Fly-In is THIS Saturday, July 5th! 45th Annual Cracker Fly-In is THIS Saturday, July 5th!

    We are excited to announce the 45th Annual CRACKER FLY-IN at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport on Saturday, July 5th! Aircraft from pre-WWII to the latest in experimental flying machines will be on display!  Join your friends from Lanier Flight Center and EAA Chapter 611 for a full day of family fun! Come for the Pancake Breakfast at 7:30am and stay for... [Read more]

    Cessna TTx Receives FAA Certification of FIKI System Cessna TTx Receives FAA Certification of FIKI System

    WICHITA, Kan., June 25, 2014 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced that it has received Federal Aviation Administration certification of the Flight Into Known Icing (FIKI) system for the high-performance Cessna TTx propeller aircraft. The FIKI system extends the TTx’s... [Read more]

    Give Dad the Gift of Flight this Father’s Day Give Dad the Gift of Flight this Father’s Day

    You have always been the “wind beneath his wings” and now you can help Dad SOAR! This Father’s Day, give Dad the Gift of Flight by purchasing a Lanier Flight Center gift certificate of your choice by going to our home page, www.lanierflightcenter.com, and clicking on the gift box on the right.  All gift certificate options are valid for a full... [Read more]

    PDK Airshow May 17 – The Place to Find Fun for the Whole Family! 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... [Read more]

    The “Tin Goose” Lands at Lanier Flight Center in Two Weeks! The “Tin Goose” Lands at Lanier Flight Center in Two Weeks!

    In just two weeks, you can take a step back in time with your friends at Lanier Flight Center and our Gainesville, Georgia EAA Chapter 611 when you experience the 1920’s Ford Tri-Motor!  From Monday, May 12 through Wednesday, May 14, we are collaborating with EAA Chapter 611 for your opportunity to fly the Ford Tri-Motor at our KGVL location! EAA’s... [Read more]

    Join LFC at the 40th Anniversary of Sun ‘N Fun! Join LFC at the 40th Anniversary of Sun ‘N Fun!

    In just two weeks, your friends at Lanier Flight Center are participating in the 40th Anniversary Sun ‘N Fun International Fly-In and Expo!  Every spring, aviation enthusiasts from across the globe gather in Lakeland, Florida for a week in pilot heaven.  As your Cessna Authorized Sales Representative for Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and... [Read more]

    Exciting News from Textron Aviation CEO, Scott Ernest! Exciting News from Textron Aviation CEO, Scott Ernest!

    As a valued customer, I am sharing with you the news that today marks the close of Textron’s acquisition of Beech Holdings, making Beechcraft Corporation a member of the Textron family. Textron also announced it will bring together the Cessna and Beechcraft businesses under a new segment, Textron Aviation, that includes the industry’s largest global... [Read more]

    The Next Step for Opening Lake Lanier to Floatplanes The Next Step for Opening Lake Lanier to Floatplanes

    We are excited to update you on the Lake Lanier floatplane access process.  After several informative and strategic meetings with the Army Corp of Engineers both locally and regionally, we are ready to begin the process of presenting the proposal for floatplane access in a public forum format. Our goal of bringing business to the area while growing... [Read more]

    LFC Launches the First Ever Customizable Ground School in January! LFC Launches the First Ever Customizable Ground School in January!

    With the New Year upon us, it’s a better time than ever to plan YOUR RESOLUTION SOLUTION for 2014! Lanier Flight Center’s Ground School Coordinator, Derek Metro, is offering the first ever CUSTOMIZED GROUND SCHOOL PLATFORM!  In 2013, we launched LFC Online Ground School, and in 2014, Derek is taking the program one step further… Beginning the... [Read more]

    A Message from Santa Cessna and LFC A Message from Santa Cessna and LFC

    ‘Twas 12 days before Christmas, when all across the sky, Not a Mooney could catch him, not even worth a try! The Cirrus bowed down, acknowledging defeat, When the newcomer arrived, they all knew they were beat. Then out above the pattern, there arose such a roar, A streak across the sky- my, how it could soar! Out on to the taxiway, the pilots did... [Read more]

    Three Venues for Ground School this Fall! 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!  * WEBINAR CLASS * PDK CLASS * GAINESVILLE CLASS * The choice is yours! ABOUT OUR PRIVATE PILOT GROUND SCHOOL Student Pilots, join us for the aviation knowledge you need to pass your FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Written and Oral Exams. ... [Read more]