As a recognized Alabama non-profit organization, FlyQuest is overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors, who contribute financial and in-kind services to the organization.
Mark Spencer, FlyQuest Board Chair
Mark is a software developer and aviation addict. He is an ATP and Instrument rated pilot and holds a single pilot type rating in Eclipse 500. He is founder and chairman of Digium, Inc as well as the original author of the Asterisk telephony platform. More recently he founded Avilution, an aviation technology company. Mark has a degree in Computer Engineering from Auburn University.
Angie Griffin, FlyQuest Rotor-wing Education Director
Angie is a passionate Educator and Aviator. She is currently the Director of Education for The Pinnacle Schools. The Pinnacle Schools has schools and treatment programs designed to help students struggling with academic and behavior issues and is accredited by both Joint Commission for mental health and AdvancEd for academics. She has an Ed.S. in Education Leadership from Columbus State University, an Alabama AA Ed Leadership Certificate, a Commercial Rotor CFI and a Single Engine Private Pilots license.
Russ Lewey, FlyQuest Education Director
Russ, a retired US Air Force Colonel, accrued over 3,000 hours flying T-37, T-38, T-39, B-52, and C-12 aircraft. As an Instructor Pilot and Air Attaché, he planned and conducted exercises and training around the world. In addition to his flight experience, he was assigned to four US embassies, providing security assistance to countries in Europe, Middle East, and Asia. He relocated to Huntsville area in 2008, where he now teaches courses as University of Alabama in Huntsville and is the Alabama Air Force Association (AFA) state president.
Rodney Pennywell, FlyQuest Advisor Board Director
Rodney learned to fly at 16 years of age at the US Air Force Academy as a military dependent. He is an aviation enthusiast who later joined the Army, graduated from flight school, flew multiple different rotary wing aircraft and later graduated from the Aviation Maintenance Test Pilot Program for Blackhawk helicopters. He flew with the Army for nine years as a pilot in command, night vision goggle pilot, and served at several duty stations including the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC. Rodney is a business and strategy consultant with Pennywell Development Company, Ad4Group, and also sits on the board of Still Serving Veterans. Rodney supports FlyQuest in the development of strategic plans, and as a youth Education Instructor.