March 15, 2015

Randy Green

Able Flight Class of 2015 Selected

With seven new awards, Able Flight continues to fulfill its mission of providing flight training scholarships for people with disabilities. The 2015 flight training scholarship recipients come from throughout the country and face challenges from a variety of disabilities. This year’s class includes three veterans who were wounded or injured either during service or afterwards, Read More

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Able Flight Receives Award

Able Flight has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the Flying Magazine Editors’ Choice Award to honor an aviation nonprofit. In their announcement, the magazine wrote: “There is no shortage of organizations using general aviation to effect positive change in the world, and the many that do so on an everyday basis in places Read More

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New Able Flight Pilots Get Their Wings

With special guests Patty Wagstaff, famed airshow pilot Alan Henley, and AOPA President Mark Baker there to do the honors,  four new Able Flight pilots received their wings at a July 29th ceremony at EAA AirVenture. Curtis Stanley, Jason Gibson, Ellen Howards and Tim Klemm were on stage in Boeing Plaza before a crowd of Read More

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Able Flight Pilot Featured on CBS This Morning

Ryan Kelly was serving in  the Army in Iraq when an IED took his right leg below the knee.  During his recovery at Walter Reed he was visited by a pilot who used a prosthetic leg, and that was all the inspiration he needed to use aviation to rebuild his life. He is now a Read More

Chris Sullivan

2014 Scholarships Awarded

It’s a record setting year for Able Flight with nine new scholarships awarded to date. Six of the recipients will soon begin their training at Purdue University’s Department of Aviation Technology, one has completed a career training course, and two others are upgrading their pilot certificates. When they arrive at Purdue on May 20th, the Read More