Able Flight calls on pilots to participate in ‘#Giving Tuesday’

Able Flight pilots who earned their wings at Purdue University earlier this year

Everyone knows about Black Friday, that frenzied national day of shopping the day after Thanksgiving. Now there’s an alternative: It’s “#GivingTuesday”, the first-ever national day of giving, slated for Tuesday, Nov. 27.

To fund a new flight scholarship for people with disabilities, Able Flight is asking 400 pilots (or family and friends of pilots) to donate $25 each. As of now, the organization is approaching 70 pledges, and needs 330 more to reach its goal.

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Tecnam lights up the sky at the London Paralympics

Photo by Paul Johnson, Flightline UK

Millions of TV viewers around the world who tuned in to the opening ceremony of the 2012 Paralympics in London saw that flying a general aviation airplane is an achievable dream for everyone.

The opening act of the ceremonies included a fly-by by a Tecnam P2006T adapted to put on a pyrotechnic show. The airplane was flown by Lance Corporal Dave Rawlins, a British Army soldier recovering from injuries sustained in Afghanistan, and Tim Orchard, Tecnam’s dealer for the UK, Ireland and Iceland.

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