March 18, 2019

A Record Number Of Scholarships For 2019

With ten new flight training scholarships just awarded, Able Flight has now reached the milestone of awarding over 100 scholarships since it was founded. This year’s Able Flight class includes an Army Lt. Colonel wounded in combat, four other veterans disabled due to accidents, and two women. One of the veterans is a former Army Read More

Building A Dream One Rivet At a Time

John Robinson faced the same problem many new Able Flight pilots encounter. Once they earn a pilot’s license, then what? What can they fly if they aren’t fortunate enough to live near one of the few adapted airplanes in the country? John’s answer was simple-he’d build his own. There is a luxury in not knowing Read More

2018 Able Flight Pilots Get Their Wings!

As they came on stage at EAA AirVenture to receive their pilot’s wings, the Able Flight Class of 2018 clearly represented our mission of enabling people with a variety of physical disabilities to become licensed pilots. From a young man who was born without hands or feet, to two pilots who are deaf, to a Read More

2018 Training Underway

Able Flight’s 2018 flight training scholarship recipients and their instructors wasted no time getting started when the student pilots arrived at both Purdue University and The Ohio State University in mid-May. Within 24 hours of checking into their dorm rooms, the new student pilots had completed orientation and become acquainted with the planes in which Read More

2018 Party Was a Hit!

It was the aviation party of the year when Able Flight pilots, special guests and friends met on May 5th, 2018 for a night of fun, food and music at the iconic Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland. Guests had exclusive use of the Hall with the opportunity to tour the world Read More