The Academy Flight Range was an area of space located within the Sol system near Saturn designated for use by cadets at Starfleet Academy for flight training and piloting exercises. One of Saturn's moons, Mimas, was used as the location of an emergency evacuation center for the flight range. In charge of the flight range was the Academy Range Officer.
In 2368, an accident occurred on the flight range when Nova Squadron, preparing for a display at that year's commencement ceremony, attempted to perform an illegal Kolvoord Starburst maneuver. The five training vessels were destroyed, and Cadet Joshua Albert was killed. The rest of the team managed to transport to the evac center. (TNG: "The First Duty")