May 28, 2017

2017 Benefit At Purdue A Great Success

Nearly 120 friends and supporters of Able Flight gathered at Purdue University for Able Flight’s yearly celebration and benefit event on Saturday, April 29th. The celebration and fundraiser was Able Flight’s fifth annual party to honor our pilots, and to thank our friends for making our scholarship and training program possible. A large group of Read More

Announcing Our 2017 Scholarship Awards

  This year’s class will train at Able Flight’s programs at Purdue University and Ohio State University, and includes a U.S. Army captain wounded in combat, a young woman with diabetes, a young man who is deaf, and five people who use wheelchairs due to paralysis caused by injuries. Receiving full flight training scholarships are Read More

Able Flight Partners With Ohio State University

Able Flight and Ohio State University will partner on a new flight training program for people with physical disabilities beginning in May, 2017. Able Flight’s Charles Stites said, “We are excited and honored to partner with a university aviation program with the history and stature of Ohio State. It is our hope that in addition Read More

2016 Able Flight Pilots Get Their Wings

Able Flight had a full house on stage for our annual Wings Pinning ceremony at EAA AirVenture on July 26th, 2016.  On hand to congratulate the new pilots were family and friends, Able Flight sponsors, and special guest Patty Wagstaff, member of the Aviation Hall of Fame. Pilots receiving their Able Flight Wings were Chris Read More

Record Setting Number of Scholarships!

In its 10th anniversary year, Able Flight has awarded a record-setting eight scholarships so that people with disabilities can become licensed pilots. The recipients of the 2016 flight training scholarships come from throughout the country and face challenges from a variety of physical disabilities. This year’s class will train at Able Flight’s program at Purdue Read More