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Black History Month

 

Janet Harmon Bragg

Enshrined 2000

 

Janet Harmon Bragg was born in Griffin, Georgia and grew up in Chicago, Illinois. She became a Registered Nurse in the early 1930s. In 1933, at the age of 21, Janet Harmon Bragg started flying lessons and soon earned a Private Pilot License. She then persuaded the Village of Robins, Illinois to provide land for an airport and helped to found the Challenger Flying Club based at Robins Airport.

Bragg encouraged other women to take flying lessons. The Challenger Flying Club grew. When not working or flying, Janet Harmon Bragg was active in politics. When our nation began to prepare for WWII, Janet was very actively promoting both black men and women for active roles in military aviation. Janet Bragg was instrumental in the U.S. Army Air Corps' opening flight training for black pilots at five locations, including Tuskegee Institute.

Janet Harmon Bragg spent the major part of her life encouraging blacks to become active in aviation. She was an active pilot for over 35 years, earned a Commercial Pilot License and logged over 2,000 flying hours.

In 1984, Bragg was honored by the University of Arizona Black Alumni Association as the first black woman to receive a commercial pilot's license in the USA. She was also presented the Certificate of Appreciation by the FAA and awarded the Bishop Wright Air Industry Award for her contributions to aviation by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

 

Griffin-Spalding County Airport

The Griffin-Spalding County Airport easily serves private & corporate aircraft including small jets with a 3,701-foot x 75-foot paved and lighted runway that will accommodate aircraft up to 26,000 pounds. The facility is also equipped with a beacon, runway lights, threshold lights and REIL's. Griffin CTAF/UNICOM frequency was updated to 123.075 on May 15, 2003. Griffin AWOS is 119.750. Services provided include aircraft repair & painting; tie down; charter service for freight and passengers; T-hangars; 100 LL and JET-A fuel; restrooms and auto rental. Private or recreational flying accounts for approximately 55% of the activity at the airport, while commercial use accounts for about 45%. Attended from 8:00 A.M. until 5:00 p.m., the airport can be reached at (770) 227-2928.We have limited call out service available if needed after hours and on Saturdays.

   

Airport Contact

Robert Mohl, Director
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1035 South Hill Street
Griffin, GA 30223
Ph: (770) 227-2928
Option #1 Accounts Specialist
Option #2 Ground Operations
Option #4 Airport Director
Fax: (770) 229-2346

Hours
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday – Friday

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Contact Numbers

Operator: 770-229-6400
Central Services: 770-229-6421
Customer Service: 770-229-6403
Environmental Hotline: 770-229-6625
Planning & Development: 770-233-4130
Police Department: 770-229-6450
Narcotics Tip Line: 678-692-0452
Public Works: 770-229-6603
For Power/Water Outages Call: 770-229-6406
National Human Trafficking Resource Center: 1-888-373-7888