Jack Van Ness Commemorative Air Force
at the 57th Fighter Group at PDK


Next Meeting Thursday, May 22, 2014 at the 57th Fighter Group at PDK

CELEBRATING30 YEARS: 1984 - 2014

The Aero Club of Metropolitan Atlanta was founded in 1984 by Lockheed Aircraft Company executives and local business people to serve the aviation community.

Meet Our May Speaker--Jack Van Ness

Jack Van Ness has been a member of the Commemorative Air Force and their local unit the Dixie Wing for 15 years. He has served as the Dixie Wing Executive Officer for the past 3 1/2 years and has been active in the unit as a pilot, aircraft maintenance activities and airshows. His 50+ years of activity in the field of aviation span the areas from manufacturing, maintenance and being a corporate and airline pilot. His FAA Certificates include: Airline Transport Pilot Single and Multi-Engine Land with numerous type ratings, Flight Engineer- Reciprocating Engine, Turbo Propeller, Turbo Jet, and he is a former Gold Seal Flight Instructor - Single and Multi-Engine land, and Instruments. He is a retired Eastern Airlines Captain with 21,000 flying hours having started on the Lockheed Constellation and DC-7. He has flown all of the jets operated by Eastern Airlines including the Boing-757, Lockheed-1011 and Airbus A-300. He currently flies several CAF aircraft and one of the replica Japanese Zero's used in the filming of Tora, Tora, Tora, and the TV series Baa, Baa Black Sheep.

The Atlanta Aero Club is dedicated to providing a forum for matters affecting aviation in the Atlanta area, both commercial and general; recognizing and awarding those making the greatest contribution to furthering aviation in the Atlanta area; communicating and disseminating information affecting aviation; and promoting all aviation and recognizing its importance to the metropolitan area and to the State of Georgia.

Please take a few moments to browse the site and see what the Aero Club has to offer. If you would like to attend one of our great events, keep an eye out to the right in the Upcoming Events section for information.

Our 2013 Guest Speakers were:

• January--Bruce Whitman, President of Flight Safety

• March--Mark Burns, President of Product Support, Gulfstream Aerospace

• May--Tom Hendricks, President of the National Air Transporation Association

• July--Steve Dickson, SVP of Flight Operations at Delta Air Lines

• September--Hal Shevers, Founder/Chairman of Sporty's

• November--Louis Miller, GM Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Individual Memberships are only $55 a year. Support the Atlanta Aviation Industry by joining or renewing now!


Support the Atlanta Aviation Industry by Joining Now!.

Only $55 a year, join or renew today!

Individual Memberships are only $55 a year.Click to Join


Georgia Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle visits with Mr. Pat Epps, President of Epps Aviation, at the 4th Annual Georgia Aerospace Legislative Breakfast, where industry representatives met with legislators February 4 at The Georgia Capitol. Also in the photo are Steve Justice and Amy Hudnall of the Center of Innovation for Aerospace. Atlanta Aero Club was represented by board members Will Lovett and Amy Hudnall.

March 2014

Todd Simmons
Executive Vice President, Sales, Marketing & Customer Support
Cirrus Design Aircraft Company

Our Business Members

Please support our business members:

• Epps Aviation

• Satcom Direct

• Skybound Aviation

Connect With Us