New Orleans museum to host Able Flight benefit party

According to organizers, it’ll be a night of great music, great food and all for a great cause when friends, aviation celebrities and sponsors celebrate the successes of Able Flight pilots on May 30 at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans.

Special guests include Aviation Hall of Fame inductee Patty Wagstaff (others to be announced later), and up to 10 Able Flight pilots, including several wounded veterans who will be honored at one of the country’s premier museums.

The benefit will be an opportunity to grow the scholarship fund, making it possible for Able Flight to bring even more people into aviation, according to officials. With support by Sennheiser, Embraer and Landmark Aviation, all expenses for the event are paid, so all proceeds go directly to the scholarship program.

National WWII Museum (2)Tables and individual seats are available on a first-come, first- served basis for a $500 tax-deductible donation to the scholarship fund for individual seats, or $4,000 for a table of 10. To reserve a seat or a table, call 919-942-4699, or send an email with the word “party” in the subject line to info@ableflight.org.

Landmark Aviation at New Orleans Lakefront Airport (KNEW) is the host FBO for guests arriving by plane, and Landmark will waive handling fees and provide a fuel discount for Able Flight guests.

Able Flight is a national aviation nonprofit providing flight and aviation career training opportunities for people with disabilities and is the only one of its kind in the United States.

For more information: AbleFlight.org

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