August 26, 2016

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2016 Able Flight Pilots Get Their Wings

Able Flight had a full house on stage for our annual Wings Pinning ceremony at EAA AirVenture on July 26th, 2016.  On hand to congratulate the new pilots were family and friends, Able Flight sponsors, and special guest Patty Wagstaff, member of the Aviation Hall of Fame. Pilots receiving their Able Flight Wings were Chris Read More

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Class of 2016 is Almost Done!

It’s been almost two months since our “Class of 2016” arrived at Purdue, and as of July 11th, seven have already become licensed pilots.  Not only has this year’s class been our largest ever, it meant that we needed nine instructors and five planes to keep them in the air every day that weather has Read More

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Record Setting Number of Scholarships!

In its 10th anniversary year, Able Flight has awarded a record-setting eight scholarships so that people with disabilities can become licensed pilots. The recipients of the 2016 flight training scholarships come from throughout the country and face challenges from a variety of physical disabilities. This year’s class will train at Able Flight’s program at Purdue Read More

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Randy Green: Happily Defying Other’s Expectations

For a man who was born without hands or feet, Randy Green looks at what others may see as challenges as just another opportunity to prove his abilities.  On March 4th, 2016, he added another major accomplishment to his list of aviation achievements when he earned a career-changing King Air 300 series type rating. In Read More

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Tyrell Rhodes Memorial Scholarship

For more than two years, Able Flight pilot Tyrell Rhodes fought cancer with great spirit and optimism, traits he displayed throughout his 21 years. On Friday morning, September 4th,  2015, with his family at his side, Ty passed away. A lifetime of dealing with Cerebral Palsy never held him back as Ty accomplished goal after Read More