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.
In addition to exposing the students to various aviation opportunities, FlyQuest is seeking students who have the “right stuff” to move to the next level in more area specific activities, such as ground school and pilot soloing or enhanced training and internships in maintenance, air traffic control or airport operations. From this inaugural home school program, senior Brandon Schrader, was identified and, through donations to FlyQuest, he was awarded a scholarship to pursue private pilot ground school training in January at the University of Alabama Huntsville. This scholarship was made possible by a donation from Paul Robichaux in memory of his son, David.
FlyQuest has also completed aviation education programs at Butler High School and for the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama since incorporating in 2013. Operations are made possible through tax-deductible donations to the 501(c)(3) program at www.FlyQuest.net. For more information on aviation education or rental of Alabama’s only 6DOF flight simulator, call 256-400-1088 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.Back to News