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.
The EAA Young Eagles is also partnering with FlyQuest again this year to offer free airplane flights for young people aged 8 to 17 throughout the day and SkyDive Alabama will have jumpers dropping in at midday as a demonstration. Several static airplanes and helicopters, including MedFlight, and their pilots will be on hand to show off their aircraft and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center and FlyQuest will also have interactive displays.
Additional event sponsors include the Executive Flight Center Fixed Base Operator at Huntsville Executive Airport; Ninety-Nines, Alabama Chapter of women pilots; Media-Arts Institute of Alabama; and SubZero Ice Cream & Yogurt.
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.
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.Back to News