Before he flew C-130s for the National Guard and C-17s in the Air Forces Reserves, Scott Holmes had learned to fly as a teenager in Charleston, S.C. Then he was off to earn a degree in aviation from the University of North Dakota.
Even so, he still planned to return to civilian flying until May of this year, when he was a passenger in a friend’s car that was hit by a car doing nearly 100 mph. Scott was paralyzed.
Just a few months ago, Able Flight pilot Jeremy Maddox met Scott and told him that he could still be a pilot. Scott applied for and was awarded a “Return To Flight Scholarship,” sponsored by the TBM Owners and Pilots Association Foundation, and he will be flying again soon.