March 30, 2020

ANNOUNCING THE ABLE FLIGHT CLASS OF 2020

Ten people from throughout the country have been selected as recipients of an Able Flight Scholarship for 2020. Eight will train at Able Flight’s program at Purdue University beginning in May, one will earn a CFI certificate with his Career Training Scholarship, and one will become Able Flight’s first student to attend training late in Read More

The “Spirit of Lakeland”

When it was announced that the Aerospace Center For Excellence (ACE)  at the Lakeland, Florida Airport would become a training partner with Able Flight in 2020, that report included news on a unique project to build an adapted plane to be used in the program.   We want to update you on the progress of Read More

WE HAVE NEW PILOTS!

After seven weeks of intensive flight training and ground school, seven 2019 Able Flight scholarship recipients are now licensed pilots. Six trained at Purdue University and one at The Ohio State University, and they will be honored at Able Flight’s annual Wings Pinning Ceremony at EAA AirVenture 2019. Our Class of 2019 includes Lt. Colonel Read More

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