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April 1, 2015 Huntsville, Ala. – FlyQuest was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Huntsville, Ala. in 2013, specifically to provide opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to pursue aerospace education and aviation careers. This mission has been greatly enhanced by the group’s installation of the only state-of-the-art, six-axis motion flight simulator in North Alabama, enabling FlyQuest to challenge its students in a safe environment while providing cost-effective, realistic flight training.
The organization will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at its headquarters near Huntsville International Airport at 4:00 p.m. May 13, featuring aviation community leaders and members of the Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County. Special invited guests include Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, Madison Mayor Troy Trulock, Huntsville International Airport Executive Director Rick Tucker and representatives from Precision Flight Controls, California manufacturer of the company’s flight simulator.Continue Reading
March 8, 2015 Huntsville, Ala. (WHNT) – Organizers of a Huntsville aviation event held this weekend want to inspire women and girls to fly.
330 people came to the Madison County Executive Airport for the second annual FlyQuest Women of Aviation Fly-in/Drive-in on Saturday.
Young boys and girls were excited to take a ride in small planes, and take a look at a MedFlight helecopter and military aircraft. Guests and their families got to mingle with pilots, air traffic controllers, and skydivers. The event was all about promoting careers in aviation.Continue Reading
February 18, 2015 Huntsville, Ala. – The second annual FlyQuest Women of Aviation Fly-in/Drive-in will be held March 7, 10 am to 2 pm, at the Huntsville Executive Airport (MDQ) in Meridianville, Ala. All women, girls and their families who have ever had an interest in flying or aviation careers are encouraged to attend this event, which includes free admission, seminars taught by female aviation professionals, skydiving demonstrations, static aircraft displays and free food.
Four seminars will be conducted by special guests during the day, including Major Tina Smith, 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, who will discuss her work flying with the Hurricane Hunters; Brooke Lineberry, an FAA Certified Professional Controller, who will discuss her career as an Air Traffic Controller; Blackhawk Maintenance Test Pilot Cheryl Anderson, who works at Redstone Arsenal; and Catherine Cavagnaro, chief flight instructor at the Ace Aerobatic School in Sewanee, TN.Continue Reading
January 19, 2015 Huntsville, Ala. – Have you heard of FlyQuest? If you haven’t, you soon will. The non-profit organization started in 2013 and has several events scheduled in the next few months to make the public aware of its mission.
FlyQuest was formed specifically to provide opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to pursue aerospace education and aviation careers. The group recently installed the only state-of-the-art, six-axis motion flight simulator in north Alabama, enabling FlyQuest to give students the chance to experience realistic flight training in a safe environment.Continue Reading
November 28, 2014 Huntsville, Ala. – FlyQuest, a non-profit organization co-located at Huntsville International Airport, has installed the first flight simulator in North Alabama to feature 6 Degrees of Freedom, which enhances the group’s education program for young people interested in pursuing aerospace education and aviation careers.
The DCX MAX FM simulator, a newly developed and highly versatile Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD), can be easily configured for 25 single engine and 10 multi-engine aircraft. The system includes a full metal cockpit enclosure, dynamic control loading, modern avionics, 225 degree visual system is the world’s first simulator to marry the DCX MAX with a 6 Degrees of Freedom platform.Continue Reading
November 11, 2014 Huntsville, Ala. – Ten home school high school students recently completed a unique aerospace education program developed by FlyQuest, a non-profit Huntsville organization whose goal is to provide opportunities for young people to pursue aviation careers and experience the joys of flight.
The unique five-day program, Aviation Fundamentals, provided the students with first-hand exposure to aerodynamic principles and aircraft components, as well as what is required to pursue one of four aviation career fields: pilot, aircraft maintenance, air traffic control and air operations. One of the highlights of the class was the opportunity to fly in the state-of-the-art, six-degree motion flight simulator recently procured by FlyQuest.Continue Reading
May 01, 2014 Huntsville, Ala (AOL.com) - Butler High School AFJROTC cadets got a closer look at the world of aviation on a school field trip last Friday.
Cadets got to tour the Alabama Aviation Center at Calhoun Community College, the Huntsville International Airport, FAA facilities, a 747 aircraft and operate a flight simulator at the Wings of Eagles flight school through a program sponsored by FlyQuest, a non-profit corporation focused on aviation education.Continue Reading
December 30, 2013 Huntsville, Ala (WHNT) - Aviation is a pastime not often available to lower-income families. Founders of a new Huntsville organization have made it their goal to open up the world of flight to all young people, no matter their economic circumstance.
FlyQuest, in partnership with Wings of Eagles Flight School, hopes to offer free or reduced flight lessons for underprivileged Huntsville students.Continue Reading