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Phone: 919-942-4699

Chapel Hill
North Carolina
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Target demographics: Able Flight serves a diverse population of people with disabilities, including, but not limited to, those with spinal cord injuries, wounded and disabled veterans, and those with Cerebral Palsy, MS, and loss of limb(s).

Geographic areas served: National

Programs: Flight Training Scholarships
Aviation Career Training Scholarships
Scholarships for wounded veterans

Able Flight's mission is to offer people with disabilities a unique way to challenge themselves through flight and aviation career training, and by doing so, to gain greater self-confidence and self-reliance.
Able Flight was founded in June of 2006, and awarded its first flight training scholarships in December of 2006. Since then it has awarded nearly 50 scholarships, and thirty three recipients are now licensed pilots.

Beginning in 2010, Able Flight partnered with Purdue University on a annual joint flight training program. To date, 17 students have attended with all seventeen earning their pilot licenses, a 100% success rate!

In 2011 Able Flight began awarding Aviation Career Training Scholarships, and as of October 2013 has awarded seven career training scholarships..

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Able Flight directly helped me earn my light sport pilot certificate, something that I had dreamed about from the time I was young. When I found out about this program I was blow away by what they were offering with their scholarships, the freedom to fly! The 5 weeks that I was in this program will ... more »
All my life I have dreamed of flying, but a spinal cord injury when I was fourteen kept me from ever fulfilling that dream. All that changed earlier this year when I received a scholarship from Able Flight. These people believed in me and supported me to a greater degree than I ever imagined. Six... more »
Sennheiser Aviation has been a supporter of Able Flight for several years, and we are proud of that relationship, and humbled by the accomplishments of the pilots that Able Flight graduates each year. The program is very well administered and enjoys wide aviation community support because of the ... more »
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