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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    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]

    New Cessna TTx Delivers High Performance in High Style New Cessna TTx Delivers High Performance in High Style

    The World’s Fastest Certified Piston Aircraft Can Now Be Yours! Cessna is excited to announce the first customer deliveries of the Cessna TTx have begun.  With jet-like handling, this aircraft is an advanced tool for the bold, adventurous pilot who is looking to fly a high performance machine. “The market will now find out what we have known... [Read more]

    LFC Launches Online Ground School! LFC Launches Online Ground School!

    How would you like to CHOOSE your location for ground school this summer? We are excited to announce Lanier Flight Center’s new Webinar learning platform!  From the beach or the ball field, the commute or the couch, now you can experience ground school- wherever the summer takes you!  Participate in the LIVE class or watch it LATER at your convenience! ... [Read more]

    Cessna Features Five Charities as Part of 2013 Discover Flying Challenge Cessna Features Five Charities as Part of 2013 Discover Flying Challenge

    WICHITA, Kan., Jun. 14, 2013 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, is once again offering a unique internship experience – the Discover Flying Challenge – for six aviation students from a field of applicants for a summer-long excursion across the United States.  This year, Cessna has partnered with five not-for-profit... [Read more]

    LFC to Host Meeting for Opening Lake to Float Planes! LFC to Host Meeting for Opening Lake to Float Planes!

    Calling all aviators and aviation enthusiasts in the Lake Lanier and Atlanta area! How would you like to combine the love of flying and the joy of water sport?  Who hasn’t thumbed-through an outdoor adventure magazine and envied that guy camping and fishing next to his float plane?  Have you ever flown over Georgia’s largest lake and wondered... [Read more]

    Turn Summer UPSIDE DOWN at Lanier Flight Center! Turn Summer UPSIDE DOWN at Lanier Flight Center!

    Summer is here and Lanier Flight Center invites you to experience summer flying, INVERTED!  Drop by and check-out the newly-added aerobatic plane in our fleet!  This stable and sure aerobat is available for the following:  Basic Aerobatic Training Upset Recovery Training Spin Training Tailwheel Endorsement So, call 678-989-2395 (KGVL)... [Read more]

    Flying Club Members Go Behind the Curtain at Atlanta ATC Flying Club Members Go Behind the Curtain at Atlanta ATC

    Pictured from left to right:  Bob Roy, Brent Lee, Mike Freeman, Angela Harvey, Jamar Bates, Brett Barron, Chuck Barron, Michael Higdon, and Jim Flock.   On Friday, April 19, members of the Lanier Flight Center Flying Club experienced a behind the scenes look at Air Traffic Control at the busiest airport in the world, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International... [Read more]

    Fly Your New Mustang Free of Operating Costs! Fly Your New Mustang Free of Operating Costs!

    FLY WITH CONFIDENCE Now through June 30, 2013, take delivery of a new Mustang and fly it free of direct operating costs for the first three years of ownership. Fly for Free until 2016*: • Fuel allowance for 36 months • ProParts®, ProTech® and PowerAdvantage+® maintenance program enrollment for the first three years or 450 flight hours Our... [Read more]

    Spring Break for Pilots is Here! Spring Break for Pilots is Here!

    Join the Lanier Flight Center Flying Club for the 2013 SUN ‘N FUN ADVENTURE! We will depart April 11 (Thursday) and return April 13 (Saturday).  Enjoy flying with your friends to Merritt Island, Florida where we will stay both nights.  On Friday, experience the roar of the USAF Thunderbirds, Patty Wagstaff, and much, much more!  LFC Instructor,... [Read more]