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. Students who have graduated from FlyQuest’s Aviation Fundamentals high school courses will also be on hand. The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to info@FlyQuest.net.
FlyQuest’s successful start-up includes completion of two hands-on Aviation Fundamentals courses at Butler High School and also with a group of homeschool students, which provided insights into pilot, maintenance, air traffic control and airport operations careers. The organization sponsored the second annual FlyQuest Women of Aviation Fly-in/Drive-in event in March with more than 325 attendees and has hosted 90 girls and parents for two Day of Aviation sessions for the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama.
Tax-deductible donations to FlyQuest help fund scholarships for under-served students in our community, who in return are required to provide community service to other deserving organizations. Additionally, the highly versatile FlyQuest DCX MAX simulator, which can be configured for 25 single engine and 10 multi-engine aircraft, is available for hourly rental by pilots, who can perform a substantial number of their required and optional training hours for certification without leaving the ground. Two open houses to introduce the simulator and FlyQuest programs to Certified Flight Instructors have been scheduled for April 28 and April 30.
More information about these programs can be found at www.FlyQuest.net.Back to News