Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue will be the featured guest speaker for the regular bi-monthly meeting of the Atlanta Aero Club scheduled for July 16. Perdue, a commercially rated pilot, will discuss the new Aviation Authority Program.
Also scheduled to speak is aviation veteran Lance Toland who serves as chairman of the board of the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame and has been a member of the Museum of Aviation’s Foundation Board since its inception in 1983.
“This is one of the most important meetings in our club’s storied history,” said Steve Champness, president of the Atlanta Aero Club. “I can’t think of a better way to celebrate our 25th anniversary than to have the Honorable Sonny Perdue address our membership.”
Perdue, now in his second term, earned a doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1971 from the University of Georgia. Following his service as a captain in the United States Air Force, he became a successful small business owner, concentrating in agribusiness and transportation. A champion of general aviation, he often utilized his Bellanca Viking in delivering his campaign message leading to his election as the 81st Governor of Georgia in 2003. In addition to a commercial license, he also holds instrument and helicopter ratings.
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