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CELEBRATING36 YEARS: 1984 - 2020

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

MARCH 19, 2020 MEETING CANCELED

As a valued part of the Atlanta Aero Club community, we wanted to let you know we have CANCELLED our next meeting that was scheduled for March 19th at the Capital City Club. As the situation with COVID-19 evolves, we want to be proactive in protecting our members and follow the recommended guidelines as set forth by the Centers for Disease Control. For those that had already registered, we have refunded your payment. We hope to reschedule this fabulous event and update from Carol Comer in the near future. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me via email. Sincerely yours, Steve Champness

Future Speaker: Carol Comer, Director, Intermodal Division (Aviation, Rail, Transit, and Waterways), Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT).

Carol Comer currently serves as the Director of the Division of Intermodal for the Georgia Department of Transportation. In this role she oversees the Department’s statewide programs for Aviation, Rail, Transit and Waterways. This includes managing an annual budget of more than $180 million to fund projects at Georgia’s 103 publicly-owned public-use airports, 122 transit systems, 540 miles of state owned railroads and more than 9,000 acres of dredged material containment areas along the ports of Savannah and Brunswick.

An aviation enthusiast from an early age, Carol has been a licensed FAA Commercial pilot and flight instructor for more than 30 years logging more than 3500 flight hours. She has personally flown into every airport in Georgia, so has a personal and professional commitment to managing and maintaining a robust airport system for our state.

The Epps Award is given to an individual, company, or government agency, determined to have made significant contributions to the aviation community.

From Our January 23, 2020 Meeting: Adon Clark, Dean of the School of Aviation at Middle Georgia State University.

Adon Clark is the Dean of the School of Aviation at Middle Georgia State University. His primary responsibilities include the administration of academic and operational activities, as well as the oversight of course schedule planning, faculty evaluation, faculty development, and curriculum development as well as FAA compliance. He has also served as Department Chair and Instructor in the Aviation Maintenance/Avionics Technology within the institution under Middle Georgia College and Georgia Aviation Technical College prior to the consolidations.

Adon’s distinguished military career in the United States Air Force included multiple assignments internationally as well as stateside, including Desert Shield and Desert Storm. The pinnacle of Adon’s military career was serving as the Crew Chief for the United States Air Force Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds.”

His aviation career spans more than 30 years. He is a FAA rated Pilot and Mechanic. Along with his Air Force career he has worked in agricultural aviation, corporate aviation, general aviation, and commercial airline aviation.

He is a graduate of Mercer University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Science and Social Science Education and Georgia College & State University with an MBA.

Adon and his wife, Kristie, and two children live in Ocilla Georgia.

The EPPS Award for Outstanding Aviation Achievement was Presented to Major General George Harrison, USAF (Retired).

George Harrison retired as Associate Director, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Atlanta, Georgia in 2016. Before his retirement from the U.S. Air Force in July 1997 as a Major General, he was Commander, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. George began his Air Force career as an F-4 pilot at MacDill AFB, Florida in 1963. Since then, he has flown combat in Republic of Vietnam (RVN), Iraq and Bosnia. He commanded the 4485th Test Squadron, the 479th Tactical Training Wing, the USAF Air Warfare Center, Joint Task Force Southwest Asia and served as the Director of Operations for U.S. Air Forces in Europe.

The EPPS Award for Outstanding Aviation Achievement is given in the name of Pat Epps, a Georgia Tech alumnus, and his family who have made such a positive impact on aviation in the Atlanta Area. Ben Epps, Pat’s father, flew a powered aircraft of his own design at Athens, Georgia in 1907, just three years after the Wright Brothers’ first successful powered flight.

Thank you, Mr. Epps, for making this honor possible!

About the Atlanta Aero Club

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.

Individual Memberships are only $55 a year. Business memberships are $250 per year and allow up to 10 named individuals. Support the Atlanta Aviation Industry by joining or renewing now!

Air Harbor LZU

Air Harbor, Inc. at LZU is an exclusive facility that leases secure individual storage hangers for small aircraft. It is owned and operated by fellow pilots who understand and appreciate better than anyone, the required care necessary to protecting and preserving our aircraft investments.

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2018 EPPS Award Winner

Congratulations, Daniel J. Christman!

The Atlanta Aero Club, a Chapter of the National Aeronautic Association will present Daniel J. Christman, President of Aero Atlanta Flight Center, with the 2018 Annual Epps Award for outstanding achievement and contributions to the Aviation Community in Georgia and the Southeast region. Pat Epps will present the award at the Atlanta Aero Club’s luncheon, March 13, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Epps Award is given to an individual, Company, or Government agency, determined to have made significant contributions to the aviation community.

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