Ernest Lessenger – Private Pilot Certificate (08/27/15)


Join us in celebrating with Ernest Lessenger who just became Lanier Flight Center’s newest PRIVATE PILOT!  Ernest flew Cessna Skyhawk N1006V to KFGU and received the ‘green light’ from FAA DPE Ben Carr!  Ernest’s instructor, Jeff Reimer, and all of us at LFC cheered, “WAY TO GO, ERNEST!”

Michael Stallings – Private Pilot Certificate (08/21/15)


Let’s give a big round of applause for Michael Stallings who earned the distinctive title of PRIVATE PILOT!  Michael flew Cessna Skyhawk N21527 to KTOC and received two thumbs-up from FAA DPE Bill Mercure Friday, August 21!  Join Michael’s instructor, Rick Cornelison, and all of us at Lanier Flight Center in exclaiming, “YOU DID IT, MICHAEL!”


Cole Bobbitt – Private Pilot Certificate (08/20/15)


Cole Bobbitt achieved his goal of becoming a PRIVATE PILOT before returning to classes at Virginia Tech!  With the winning attitude and dedication that Cole possesses, this was no surprise to Cole’s instructors, Steve Thompson, Jon Owens, and Michael Morris!  Cole flew newly painted Cessna Skyhawk N109TJ to KTOC and received two thumbs-up from FAA DPE Bill Mercure Thursday, August 20!  Join all of us at Lanier Flight Center in cheering, “GREAT JOB, COLE!”


Cessna Citation M2 Stands-out with New Certification

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Cessna Citation M2 reaches new heights with high-elevation airport certification

SAO PAULO, Brazil (Aug. 11, 2015) – Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced at the Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) in Sao Paulo, Brazil, that the Cessna Citation M2 business jet has received certification to operate at airports with an elevation up to 14,000 feet.

“Further proving the Citation M2 is unmatched in its class, it now holds high-elevation airport certification,” said Chris Hearne, vice president, Jets. “This allows customers operating out of high-elevation airports, like many found throughout Latin America, to do more with their aircraft.

Within Latin America, for example, the Citation M2 can now operate with non-stop reach from places such as La Paz, Bolivia, to Quito, Ecuador; La Paz to Sao Paulo, Brazil; or La Paz to Buenos Aires, Argentina.

About the Cessna Citation M2

Stepping up to a jet has never been easier. Whether for corporate, charter or private use, the single pilot Citation M2 is the entry-level jet both companies and owner pilots have been asking for. With Garmin G3000 avionics, a redesigned interior with seating for seven and powerful performance, the M2 is created with simplicity and productivity in mind.

Leading the light jet segment

Cessna created and continues to lead the light jet segment, giving customers the widest product range on the market. Unmatched in its category, the M2 has proven to be the most sold business jet in its class with more than 70 aircraft delivered since entering the market in December 2013. The M2 is on track to reach its 100th delivery in the fourth quarter of this year.  From the popular entry-level Citation Mustang and M2 jets, to the upgraded efficiency and comfort of the CJ3+ and the top performing CJ4, Cessna’s light business jets have evolved to offer a range of capabilities, systems and options unmatched in its class.

Cessna’s Citation series of jets are the most popular line of business jets ever produced, with more than 6,750 jets delivered to customers around the world. Citations are the largest fleet of business jets in the world and have surpassed 31 million flight hours.


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About Textron Aviation Inc.
Textron Aviation Inc. is the leading general aviation authority and home to the iconic Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands, which account for more than half of all general aviation aircraft flying. The Textron Aviation companies include Cessna Aircraft Company and Beechcraft Corporation, bringing together decades of unmatched experience in designing, building and supporting airplanes. It provides the most versatile and comprehensive general aviation product portfolio in the world through five principal lines of business: business jets, general aviation and special mission turboprop aircraft, high performance piston aircraft, military trainer and defense aircraft, and a complete global customer service organization. Its broad range of products include such best-selling aircraft as Citation and Hawker business jets, King Air and Caravan turboprops and T-6 military trainer aircraft, all of which are backed by the industry’s largest global service network. For more information, visit

About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information visit:

Patrick Tygett – Private Pilot Certificate (08/10/15)


Join all of us at Lanier Flight Center in congratulating Patrick Tygett on becoming our newest PRIVATE PILOT!  Patrick flew Cessna Skyhawk N291HW to KGRD and aced his oral exam with FAA DPE Randy Haralson, then soared through his practical exam!  LFC CFI’s Jon Owens and James Weatherford knew Patrick had the skills to take this important step in his aviation journey!  WAY TO GO, PATRICK!

Ryan Huber – Private Pilot Certificate (08/10/15)


It’s time to celebrate with Ryan Huber who returned from KGRD on Monday, August 10 as a PRIVATE PILOT! Ryan flew Cessna Skyhawk N2132W and received a big ‘thumbs-up’ from FAA DPE Randy Haralson! Ryan’s experiences with LFC CFI’s Jon Owens and James Weatherford paid-off as he demonstrated great skill for his check ride! Join all of us at Lanier Flight Center in exclaiming, “YOU DID IT, RYAN!”

Jim Breen – First Solo (08/04/15)


It was a beautiful summer morning, and Jim Breen enjoyed the smooth air on his FIRST SOLO FLIGHT!  Jim’s instructor, Jeff Reimer, watched from the ground as Jim ascended in Cessna Skyhawk N9362M!  Join us in celebrating Jim’s entry into the world of solo flight!  He will be a Private Pilot soon!  WAY TO GO, JIM!