How do you throw a great party in aviation and make it possible for wounded veterans and other people with disabilities to become pilots? Just mix inspiring new pilots with music and food and have the party at Fantasy of Flight near Orlando on Saturday, April 20.
OSHKOSH — Able Flight pinned wings on five of its newest pilots at Phillips 66 Plaza on Tuesday at AirVenture. “We’ve trained eight pilots so far in 2012,” said Able Flight founder Charles Stites. “And it’s only July.” All learned to fly at the 3rd annual Able Flight/Purdue University joint training project this summer.
Able Flight will pin wings on its newest pilots at a special ceremony Tuesday July 24, at AirVenture in Oshkosh.
On May 19, six Able Flight scholarship winners will arrive at Purdue University in Indiana to begin five weeks of intensive flight and ground training, an experience that will change their lives forever. The six men come from all over the country, and though their disabilities and challenges may be varied, they share the common goal of wanting to become a pilot.
Actor and pilot Morgan Freeman will host a benefit party for Able Flight April 21 at his Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Morgan will be there to welcome donors and the largest group of Able Flight pilots together in one place at one time.