RL Motorcycles & Aviation, LLC is a full time motorcycle & aviation business owned and operated by Richard Lane, Jr and family who are all native to South Georgia. Family members include Rich's wife Jessica, Richard Lane, Sr., and his wife Judy. All of our family members work in our business in some capacity and we strive to give you a better buying experience.
Richard Lane, Sr is the founder of our business and is responsible for the operation of our mobile detailing service. In addition, Sr. takes our show/vendor booth on the road at select shows, rallies, and air shows. Look for our booth with the big RLM/AV bow flags at your next motorcycle or air show!
Richard, Sr is a licensed pilot (having learned to fly in 1972) with many
hours PIC in high wing, low wing and STOL high performance aircraft including
tail wheels. Richard, Sr is a member of the Aircraft Owners & Pilots
Association, Experimental Aircraft Association and the American Motorcyclist
Richard, Sr founded our business in 1999 following a long career as a
minicipal police officer with training and duty assignments in all aspects of
law enforcement. Career highlights include graduation from the FBI
National Academy (149th sesseion), 2 years as motor patrol officer, 5 years
K-9 officer, 14 years uniform division watch commander and 3 years narcotics
division commander. Much of these specialized duties were in addition to
regular duty assignments. Sr's last official duty was that of
investigator and administrative officer for the office of Chief of Police.
Richard Lane, Jr is our office & operations manager. RL Motorcycles & Aviation, LLC is now his company to run and he is the go to guy for everything here at RLM/AV. He greets our customers, handles telephone calls, answers emails, and conducts sales business locally. He completes all our daily billing and shipping documents which is no easy task! Rich is easy going, a pleasure to deal with and has very good product knowledge. If you need help with your order or other customer service, ask for Rich. He knows how to solve problems quickly!
Richard Lane, Jr (Rich) joined the United States Marine Corps immediately after graduating from high school and served over 4 years in 1st BTN, 8th Marines-2nd Marine Division at Camp Lejeune, NC. Rich was in a sniper/scout platoon and has many decorations for marksmanship and performance. Having served our country and the Marine Corps, Rich has returned home to take over operations of our family business. We are proud of Rich's service and contribution to the security of our country. We are very happy he decided to return home to further the success of the family business and operate it as his own.
Judy P. Lane (Richard, Sr's wife of 38 years) has her own full time career but still finds time to help out at our offices when needed. Judy can also be found working at our vendor display when we go to a motorcycle or air show. Judy is the most pleasant person you would ever want to meet.
Jessica C. Lane (Richard, Jr's wife of 7 years) has a full time career but still finds time to help out at our offices when needed. Many times she is the one who will answer the phone when you call. Rich says It is nice having the wife around!