Lance was always around his father's home-built airplane and did all the jobs like cleaning and organizing the hanger and helping his father maintain his airplane.
In 1979, Lance earned his Private Pilot Certificate while at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. He followed that certificate up with his Commercial Pilot's Certificate, Instrument Rating and Flight Instructor's Certificate.
Lance started leaseback rental operations in 2011 with N7027F at Executive Airport in Overland Park, Kansas.
From our humble one aircraft operation which begin in Prescott in early 2017, as 2022 dawns, Leighnor Aircraft has expanded to fifteen aircraft and a second location in Cottonwood. We have also added a full-motion Redbird FMX flight simulator to our prime location at the Prescott Regional Airport.