Mission: 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.
Results: Able Flight was founded in June of 2006, and awarded its first flight training scholarships in December of 2006. As of October 2017 it has awarded 90 scholarships (including flight training and aviation career training), and 60 recipients are now licensed pilots. Beginning in 2010, Able Flight partnered with Purdue University on a annual joint flight training program. To date, every student trained at Purdue and sent for a check ride has passed for a 100% success rate. In 2017, Ohio State University became Able Flight's second training partner, with two students being successfully trained in the first year. In 2011 Able Flight began awarding Aviation Career Training Scholarships, and as of October 2017 has awarded fifteen career training scholarships..
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