June 26, 2016

Johnny Ragland of North Carolina

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

Tyrell in plane

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

Able Flight pilot Stephen carrier receives his wings.

Able Flight Pilots Honored at AirVenture

It was a beautiful Oshkosh morning on July 21st as family, friends and sponsors honored six new Able Flight pilots at EAA AirVenture. The pilots receiving their Able Flight Wings were John Robinson of NC, Raymart Tinio of CA, Sgt. Adam Kisielewski of MD, Stephen Carrier of LA, Scot Abrams of NY and Randy Green Read More

Able Flight pilot Sgt. Adam Kisielewski

Wounded Marine Earns New Pilot’s License

When a door rigged with explosives in Iraq cost Sgt. Adam Kisielewski his left arm at the shoulder and his right leg below the knee, becoming a pilot wasn’t even a dream induced by the painkillers that were soon coursing through his body.  It was August 21, 2005, and for Adam, each minute was a Read More