RV12 Had Its First Test Flight!

We are excited to announce that Flight Club 502’s RV-12iS aircraft has successfully completed its first test flight! Thank you to our awesome Adult Build Leaders, Keith Altman and Bruce Allen, along with the many boys and girls who volunteered their time to making this project a success. Dream, Build, Fly!

Quinten Soloed!

Congratulations to Quinten Shewmaker for achieving his first solo flight! He was trained by instructor, Tanner Love. Quinten is a sophomore at St. Xavier High School and plays baseball. He has been a member of the club since 2017 and is now an officer. He remains actively involved in FC 502 by washing the planes…

Welcome Delegates from Oman!

This Monday, October 14, we received an exciting visit from a delegation of aviation professionals from Oman. The delegation was part of an “Aviation, Air Cargo, and Airport Management” professional exchange project through the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). Their visit to Louisville was programmed by the World Affairs Council of…

Girls In Aviation Day

We had an amazing time at Bowman Field’s Girls In Aviation Day event! Flight Club spoke to visitors and guided kids in a super fun paper airplane activity. We also showcased our newest plane and met the founder of Girls In Aviation Day, Dr. Peggy Chabrian. Thank you, Dr. Chabrian, for giving Flight Club 502…

Congratulations Alice!

Alice Deters became a private pilot on August 21, 2019. Alice is a sophomore at UVA and has been a Flight Club member since August 2016. Congrats Alice!

Good Luck Seniors!

As fall is right around the corner, we’d like to wish our senior members good luck as they enter their first year of college or other post-high school endeavors. Be sure to fly in and say hi from time to time! Here’s some insight on two of Flight Club’s former Executive Board members: Kate and…

More Soloes (Woohoo!)

We’ve got more soloists everyone! Congratulations to Colin, Jimmy, Eloise, Evan, and Brooks for completing their first solo flight this August 11th. Great job, guys!

Motivation Monday: Dominique Leonard-Curry

Dominique Leonard-Curry grew up in Jefferson, Indiana, where she never considered aviation as a career. A family friend, who worked as a UPS pilot, introduced her to the field by inviting her to a summer camp held by OBAP (Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals). The camp taught her about the different aspects of aviation—not just…

Dwayne Soloed!

Congratulations to Dwayne Johnson for accomplishing his first solo flight! We’re so proud and happy for him. Next up: pilot’s license!

OBAP Visits Flight Club 502

On July 22, OBAP’s ACE Academy paid a visit to Flight Club 502 to learn about who we are and what we do. Senior members gave campers an informational session about the club and shared their experiences as members. Then, we provided them with a tour of our awesome space. Thank you to UPS Captain…