FlyQuest is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Huntsville, Alabama with a vision to awaken dreams and provide opportunities for young people to pursue aerospace education and aviation careers and experience the joy of flight!
The organization conducts Aviation Fundamentals programs for schools and home school students, covering topics such as aerodynamics, aircraft systems, weather and aircrew discipline. One unique approach is offering scholarships, which require the students to exchange community service for aviation coursework or flight experience. One-day Aviation Overview programs also benefit community organizations, such as the Girls Scouts and Boy Scouts or schools. Field Trips inspire young minds to pursue their aviation dreams.
6 Degrees of Freedom Flight Simulator
FlyQuest has installed the first 6 Degrees of Freedom flight simulator in North Alabama available to the public, which enhances the our education programs and provides hands-on experience for young people interested in pursuing aerospace education and aviation careers. The DCX MAX FM simulator can be easily configured for 25 single engine and 10 multi-engine aircraft and includes a full metal cockpit enclosure, dynamic control loading, modern avionics and a 225 degree visual system. FlyQuest’s primary use of the aircraft simulator is to teach its students in a safe environment while providing cost-effective, realistic flight training. It is also available for rental by certified or student pilots, flight schools and flight instructors for flight training.
Donations at FlyQuest help extend scholarships to the under-served, who may not otherwise be exposed to aviation.