Lanier Flight Center NEWS!
Lanier Flight Center is proud to have won the 2021 Top Hawk from Textron Aviation! N536TH has joined our fleet to provide top notch flight training in the Gainesville area. The Skyhawk model is the gold standard for pilot training accompanied by G1000 avionics and true reliability. Thank you to everyone at Cessna for an […]
We are Proud to Announce that coming soon to Lanier Flight Center, A state of the art ALSIM AL172 MKII flight simulator represents a Cessna 172SP Skyhawk NAV III aircraft equipped with the Garmin G1000® NXi avionics suite, meeting the requirement as both FAA FTD level 5 and EASA FNPT II for maximum credit hours. […]
1928: In aviation news, it was the year Amelia Earhart flew her plane east across the Atlantic Ocean successfully, the first female having done so. In “less real” aviation, Mickey and Minnie debuted in the silent cartoon short Plane Crazy. It was also the year sliced bread first appeared, leading many Americans to say it […]
We are excited to announce the 48th Annual CRACKER FLY-IN at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport on Saturday, July 8th! Our friends with EAA Chapter 611 are bringing something for everyone! Come for the Pancake Breakfast at 7:30am and stay for a Warbird, DC-3, WACO biplane, or a Huey or Cobra helicopter ride. Explore 150 aircraft from all over […]
SEAPLANE NEWS GOOD NEWS FROM THE LANIER SEAPLANE PILOTS ASSOCIATION With summer approaching, many of us in the aviation community will enjoy longer daylight hours for both flying and water sports, and if we are lucky enough to experience the perfect marriage of both, we’ll make some water landings! Check out our Seaplane Pilots Association […]
With the April showers almost past for 2017, it’s a good time to introduce a new season of flying fun for our Lanier Flight Center friends and family… We’re busy expanding our operations to make it easier than ever for you to reach your aviation goals! By adding several skilled Certified Flight Instructors and friendly Operations […]
It’s a beautiful weekend for all things aviation, and, if you are not already planning to attend, we’d love to see you at the EAA Town Hall Meeting tomorrow, February 27. Join your friends from EAA 611 and Lanier Flight Center, as well as EAA and VAA members from area airports for a message from EAA Chairman […]
Lanier Flight Center and Textron Aviation are excited to announce your opportunity to view a new Beechcraft Baron! Join us at Lanier Flight Center at our Dekalb-Peachtree Airport location on Thursday, February 25th between 1:00PM and 5:00PM. Witness the innovations in this steadfast model, and experience the impeccable quality of the premier piston twin engine. […]
He is an aviator of epic proportions, covering the globe in one night with more stops than can be counted, and now Santa is joining your friends at Lanier Flight Center in wishing you and yours a very MERRY CHRISTMAS! Also, Santa’s crew at LFC has some merry GIFT OPTIONS and new REINDEER GAMES … Looking for […]
At Lanier Flight Center, we are always looking for the best answer to meet your flying needs. We value your time, so we maintain on-site amenities like FAA testing and FAA airmen physicals. Because partnering in your mission is our ultimate goal, we offer everything from flight training and charter, to aircraft management and aircraft […]
If you are Peyton Manning, you know the importance of studying the films. If you are Linus Van Pelt, you know the value of perseverance. But even if you don’t throw a football like a pro or believe in the Great Pumpkin, you know they are both signs of fall and that only means one […]
Blow the ceiling off your future Get ready to soar with the best flight-training program in the industry. More pilots come to Cessna Pilot Centers (CPC) to get their wings than any other flight school in the country. CPC will prepare you for your pilot’s license in every way, from learning all about the laws […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 these […]
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 International Airport, and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 mission capabilities and enables […]
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, lanierflightcenter.com, and clicking on the gift box on the right. All gift certificate […]
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 “Korean War […]
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 […]
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 Tennessee, we will be joining […]
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 […]
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 […]
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… […]
‘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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 organizations as […]
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 […]
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) OR 770-457-1270 (KPDK) to stay in […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Have you always wanted to fly a multi-engine airplane? Lanier Flight Center is excited to announce our WINTER 2013 MULTI-ENGINE GROUND SCHOOL at our PDK location. This six-hour course will be taught in two three-hour sessions beginning Saturday, February 23 and ending March 2. Departure time is at 0900 and classes will last until noon. We […]
This month, Lanier Flight Center is launching a full array of aviation courses. From Co-Pilot Workshops to Instrument Rating Ground School, there is something for everyone. And for your convenience, all of the courses are being offered at both KGVL and KPDK. All four course offerings, brief descriptions, prices, dates, and times are listed below. […]
We are excited to announce the availability of this beautiful 2009 Turbo 182T Skylane for our Flying Club Members! Cruise at over 150 knots and enjoy the comfort, luxury and Garmin G1000 avionics. Call and reserve it for you next cross country trip!!
Cessna Bringing Jet A Fuel Engine to Piston Market OSHKOSH, Wis., July 23, 2012 — Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is introducing an innovative technology for single-engine airplanes that will usher in new capabilities and increase the flexibility of general aviation. Cessna’s Model 182, Skylane will now be available as the […]
Lanier Flight Center just added this beautiful brand new 2011 182 Skylane to the fleet and has made it available for your cross country needs. Enjoy the new leather interior fragrance as you avoid the traffic below.
Lanier Flight Center is proud to announce the expansion of our New Cessna Aircraft Sales territory. Founded in 2003, Lanier Flight Center has grown into the Southeast’s Premier New Cessna aircraft Authorized Sales Representative serving Alabama, Georgia and now Mississippi. “In 2012, we are excited to expand our success and represent Cessna Aircraft in Mississippi” […]
What an amazing aviation adventure. 31 people in 9 aircraft. The Bahamas will never be the same! Check out some pictures on facebook: Bahamas Adventure 2011
Now you can experience the fun and excitement of flying the 2011 Cessna Skycatcher at Lanier Flight Center at PDK! Lanier Flight Center offers the latest and greatest light sport aircraft at both locations. Available for sport and private pilot training, the Skycatcher offers an economical and enjoyable way to log your hours. Be sure […]
Established in 2003, Lanier Flight Center continues to expand to meet the needs of our customers and the aviation market. We are excited to launch the Buyer Assist Program! Purchasing a previously owned aircraft is a vastly rewarding investment – but innumerable choices, safety inspections, negotiations, financing, and translating industry jargon can make finding (let alone purchasing) […]
USA Today – “There was no specific moment,” says Sivyllis, 20, a junior at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. “I’ve grown up my whole life knowing this was it.” Sivyllis hardly could have picked a better time to enter his chosen profession, and he knows it. “I’m very excited about the future … because we’ve never really […]
43rd Annual Cracker Fly-In is on July 9th at Gainesville, GA at KGVL.
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Dekalb Peachtree Airport is proud to present the 2011 Good Neighbor Day Open House Airshow. On Saturday June 4th 12 to 5. Admission is free and $5 parking per car. To get more information, go to PDK’s Open House Airshow.
The wait is over. The brand new SkyCatcher is here and ready to fly when you are! If you’re interested in earning a sport pilot certificate or are looking for that more affordable aircraft rental rate…the SkyCatcher is your answer! Renting at only $109 prepay rate, $119 club rate, and $129 walk-in rate, the SkyCatcher […]
Private Pilot Ground School begins Thursday March 3rd, 2011 at 6:00 pm at Lanier Flight Center in Gainesville. If you would like to enroll in private pilot ground school, contact Lanier Flight Center at 678-989-2395 or complete the Atlanta Ground School sign up form online.
Hey… It’s Spring Break Time for Pilots! Pack your favorite shorts and grab your sunscreen and camera because it’s time for all Fun-Loving Pilots to fly to Lakeland, FL. (KLAL) for the annual adult spring break for propeller heads and pilots. It’s the 2011 Sun-N-Fun fly-in, starting March 29th thru April 3rd.
On Friday May 6th, 2011, Epps Aviation at Peachtree Dekalb Airport is hosting the 2011 Porsche Aircraft Experience from 10 am to 4 pm.
Finally the IFR ground school you’ve been waiting for is here! IFR ground school will be located at Lanier Flight Center in Gainesville, GA in the upstairs classroom beginning Monday January 24th, 2011. Whether you’re a seasoned IFR pilot looking for an in depth review or an IFR student in training, this comprehensive IFR ground […]
Lanier Flight Center is excited to announce that we are getting a SkyCatcher in February, 2011. Make certain to schedule your demo flight today. If you are interested in getting your Light Sport Certificate, contact LFC today to learn more about what is involved and when you would be able to start training. Lanier Flight […]
Lanier Flight Center and Cessna are going to attend the UAS Sport Aviation Expo this week from Thursday January 20th to Sunday January 23rd at Sebring Regional Airport in Florida. Troy Wheeler and Mark Sulimirski will be at the Cessna booth, so bring your family and come join the fun. This Light Sport Expo is […]
The PDK Private Pilot Ground School is Canceled tonight 1/11/2011 due to icy conditions on the roadways. We will continue next week on Tuesday 1/18/11.
Purchase An Aircraft From Our Current Inventory Or Make An Order For A New Aircraft By The End Of The Year and Receive Bonus Depreciation If you have been thinking about purchasing a Cessna Aircraft, it is definitely the right time because Uncle Sam is ready to help. You will be able to receive Bonus […]
Lanier Flight Center is again offering our popular Private Pilot Ground School in a classroom setting September 9 thru November 18, 2010. Are you looking for a structured course in a friendly, discussion environment taught by a professional instructor that will provide you with the aviation knowledge to pass your FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Written […]
The new light sport SkyCatcher is coming to Gainesville! The newest member of the Cessna Single-engine family will be on display at Lanier Flight Center, Sunday, August 8, 2010.
The Cessna SkyCatcher was featured in the December issue of Flying Magazine for it’s best attribute…affordable flying. With the SkyCatcher, you can learn to fly for less in a well-equipped, modern aircraft. The Cessna 162 SkyCatcher is a two seat Light Sport Airplane with a max takeoff weight of 1320 lb, a cruise of about […]
Mark your aviation calenders, Saturday, July 10, 2010, for the 42nd Annual Cracker Fly-in right here at Gainesville Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport, KGVL in Gainesville, GA. The day will start bright and early at 7:30 am with the famous pancake breakfast with lunch by Brad’s Grill and concessions throughout the day!
Cessna’s second issue of Cessna Magazine is now available. This soft copy magazine delivers the latest Cessna product and service news. In addition, there are some inspiring feature stories about the great adventures and extraordinary accomplishments of Cessna pilots in their aircraft. The Cessna Magazine is available for viewing under the Pilot Resources Menu of […]
Saturday, May 15, 2010 is International Learn To Fly Day and Lanier Flight Center is celebrating by holding an Open House Celebration. This year our Open House Event features flight training and learning to fly with our staff of professional certified flight instructors available to answer questions and offer Discovery Flight demonstrations. Get answers to […]
The next Private Pilot Ground School starts this Thursday, May 6th at 6:00 pm. There is still time to register, so if you’re interested, call LFC at 678-989-2395 or sign up online today.
Mark your calendars and make plans to attend the Parade of Planes at Gwinnett County Briscoe Field, KLZU Friday June 11th and Saturday 12th, 2010. Admission is free and activities will take place 10 am to 5 pm both Friday and Saturday.
Lanier Flight Center is proud to announce that a G1000 equipped 2008 Cessna 172S, N61942, has been added to the rental fleet. LFC now has a total of five Skyhawks, three of which have the Garmin G1000 cockpit. No more fighting over who gets to fly the G1000 aircraft now that there are three available! […]
Local News/Talk AM550 radio personalities Joel Williams and Bill Maine visited us and took a Discovery Flight to see what flying and a Cessna Pilot Center is all about.
We are extremely excited to announce the introduction of Cessna’s revolutionary new trainer, the C-162 Skycatcher! So excited, in fact, that we have placed a deposit for 6 deilvery positions! We, along with Cessna, recognize that one of the largest barriers to entry to General Aviation is cost. The vision behind the SkyCatcher is going […]
Congratulations on earning your private pilot certificate. As a private pilot, you are a member of a small and distinguished minority who have tasted the incredible freedom and exhilaration of personal flight. Now that you have come to appreciate the value of your private pilot certificate’s privileges, we expect that you have seen some of […]
Gainesville, GA, December 5, 2007 – Cessna Aircraft Company has appointed Lanier Flight Center a Cessna Sales Team Authorized Representative (CSTAR) for new single engine aircraft sales for Alabama and Georgia effective January 1, 2008. For 80 years Cessna Aircraft Company has manufactured reliable aircraft with wonderful safety records under names that have become synonymous […]