Ryan Kelly was serving in the Army in Iraq when an IED took his right leg below the knee. During his recovery at Walter Reed he was visited by a pilot who used a prosthetic leg, and that was all the inspiration he needed to use aviation to rebuild his life.
He is now a Medevac pilot flying an air ambulance helicopter in Texas. And with his Able Flight scholarships, he has become a fixed wing Private Pilot and will soon have his commercial and multi-engine ratings. CBS Morning News profiled Ryan in a feature on Memorial Day, 2014. Watch his amazing story of returning from a catastrophic injury to working to save the lives of others.
Able Flight has now helped seven other wounded veterans like Ryan become pilots, and three more wounded or disabled veterans are in training right now. If you want to help Able Flight help others like Ryan, please donate to our scholarship fund.