Aviators, the world over will tell you that there are two types of people in this world. Those who desire to fly and those that do not. If you are in the former category then you have more than likely had the desire since early childhood. Why not just do it?

Redstone Arsenal Flying Activity has northern Alabama’s premier Flying Club where those individuals lucky enough to be in the authorized patron category can learn to fly or take their already hard earned rating to a higher level.

Redstone Arsenal Flying Activity offers safe, low cost flying lessons, professional Certified Flight Instructors, pilot related equipment and services to our patrons. The Redstone Arsenal Flying Activity is located on Redstone Arsenal adjacent to Huntsville/Madison Alabama. We have for our use a very low traffic 7300 feet runway and a manned control tower (daylight hours).

Our goal is to be our patron’s First Choice, and to continue our journey to becoming a world class Flying Club. We train the best pilots out there by providing them the best instructors, facilities and aircraft in one of the best training environments in the world. We ensure our graduates possess the skills, knowledge, and confidence necessary to fly and compete in the demanding and ever changing world of aviation.

The Safety Meeting that was scheduled for 9 June 2016 has been cancelled. In lieu of the Safety Meeting we will require everyone to complete two AOPA Safety Courses and turn their certificates into the office for Safety Meeting credit. The two courses are Weather Wise:

VFR into IMC

Thunderstorms and ATC

You can find the two courses under the Online Courses section:

https://www.aopa.org/training-and-safety/online-learning

Flying Activity Open House

May 7, 2016

Date: May 21, 2016, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Flying Activity – Building 4828 Hale Road Do you want to learn how to fly? Come to the Flying Activity Open House, May 21 from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. There will be free food and drinks while supplies last. Children 12 and under and take [...]

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Technically Advanced Aircraft (TAA) At Redstone Flying Activity

February 14, 2015

In general, TAA’s are aircraft in which the pilot interfaces with one or more computers in order to: Aviate – Autopilot, moving map Navigate – GPS positional awareness, navigational databases of fixes, airports, approaches and terrain, fuel and time management Communicate. – Communications databases that allows selecting, preloading or automatically accessing and loading frequencies) When [...]

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Ten Commandments of Flying

December 26, 2014

The following ten commandments were published in the May, 1939 issue of Aviation (which later became Aviation Week & Space Technology). How many are still relevant to pilots today? DON’T SHOW OFF. Zooming over your girl’s house, or turning to wave good-bye to her on a take-off is an easy way to terminate your romance [...]

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More On Pilot Deviations

November 11, 2014

Members are reminded to be “situationally” aware of possible “Pilot Deviations” during ground and airborne operations in our local airspace. The FAA has issued a “Safety Enhancement Topic” (September 2014) with additional information on the subject that we should give some thought to during preflight planning and flight operations. Here are a few additional points [...]

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Safety Meeting Thursday, December 11 at 5:30pm

October 1, 2014

Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, AL Building 3711 Driving directions:  Patton Rd south thru gate 10 – First traffic light turn left and immediately left again.

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More About Cessna 172 s

August 26, 2014

At the June Safety Meeting you heard some details on uncertainty associated with the maximum range performance in the Cessna 172R and S models. Here are some additional details to refresh your knowledge of information in the AFM/POH for both the C172R and S and also the C172N. All models of the C172 are covered [...]

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PRACTICAL TEST STANDARDS SLATED FOR MAJOR REVISIONS

July 10, 2014

For several years there has been a consensus that current Pilot Test Standard (PTS) have experienced growth through inclusion of more material, increased understanding of risk, technology and modification of expected maneuver skills. Examples of this include the growth of the “Special Emphasis” topics in all the current standards. An additional issue has been the [...]

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Safety Meeting Thursday, September 18 at 5:30pm

July 1, 2014

Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, AL Building 3711 Driving directions:  Patton Rd south thru gate 10 – First traffic light turn left and immediately left again.

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FLIGHT CONTROL MALFUNCTION/FAILURE: Asymmetrical Flap failure (Ref: Airplane Flying Handbook)

June 1, 2014

What?   Flight control failures are a rare event in well maintained Redstone aircraft, but are usually catastrophic. Has your flight training or proficient training covered the consequences such events? Most of us have been exposed to emergencies such as loss of power and flaps, but what about an asymmetric flap extension or sudden retraction. [...]

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