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.
The organization is located at 2002 Houston Goodson Way, near the Huntsville International Airport.
On January 21, FlyQuest will host its second Aviation Fundamentals Course at Butler High School. The organization did this in 2014, graduating 10 Butler JROTC students from the course.
On March 7, the Second Annual FlyQuest Women of Aviation Fly-in/Drive-in Event will be held at the Madison Executive Airport in Meridianville. All women, girls and families who have ever had an interest in flying are invited to attend the event. Admission is free, and you can attend seminars taught by female aviators, see skydiving demonstrations and more.
On April 18, FlyQuest will hold Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama Day of Aviation. This is the second year for the event.
From June 22-25, two FlyQuest board members will compete in the Air Race Classic to raise funds for FlyQuest.