Able Flight’s Class of 2014 to get their wings at Oshkosh

Able Flight‘s newest pilots will receive their wings at a pinning ceremony at EAA AirVenture.

This year’s class includes two pilots who are quadriplegics, one who is a paraplegic, one who has a spinal condition and two who have lost one or more limbs. Two of the new pilots are wounded veterans and another is a veteran who was disabled while in service.

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Able Flight awards nine new scholarships

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.

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Women with disabilities invited to learn To fly

Women with physical disabilities are encouraged to apply for full-ride flight training scholarships from Able Flight.

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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.

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Landmark Aviation to present donation to Able Flight at NBAA

Landmark Aviation will present a donation check to nonprofit organization Able Flight during the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) 2013 Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Las Vegas.

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Able Flight receives grant from Wounded Warrior Project

Able Flight has received a $45,000 grant from the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), a non-profit organization whose mission is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. The grant will expand Able Flight’s ability to provide flight training and aviation career training scholarships to injured service members.

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AOPA Summit: AOPA recognizes first AOPA-AbleFlight scholarship recipient

FORT WORTH, Texas — The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) celebrated the achievements of U.S. Marine Lt. Andrew Kinard upon the successful completion of flight training as AOPA’s 2013 Aviation Summit opened here Thursday.

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Celebrating new pilots

OSHKOSH — For the sixth consecutive year, the manufacturers of the Sky Arrow Special Light-Sport Aircraft (S-LSA) joined with Able Flight to welcome new pilots into the aviation community at this week’s AirVenture.

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Able Flight pilots to get their wings at AirVenture

Six new pilots will receive their Able Flight wings at a ceremony on July 30 at EAA AirVenture. Five trained from May to July during the nonprofit’s annual program at Purdue University, and the other pilot earned her license earlier at another location. Special guests on hand to pin their wings include National Aviation Hall of Fame Member Patty Wagstaff.

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Able Flight awards five new scholarships

When they arrive at Purdue University on May 19, five new Able Flight scholarship recipients will begin more than a month of intensive flight and ground training leading to a pilot certificate.

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