Purdue And Able Flight Flight Training Scholarship

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Between two and four Able Flight Scholarship recipients will next summer earn their Sport Pilot certificates in one month of training at Purdue University thanks to a new agreement. The University has partnered with Able Flight to combine the mission of providing flight training to people with physical disabilities with the services of a major university flight school. In the partnership, Able Flight will select the winners, giving priority to physically challenged local residents and current or incoming Purdue students with physical disabilities. It will also supply at least one specially adapted Light Sport Aircraft for the training. Purdue will provide the scholarship winners with university housing and instructors. According to Able Flight's Charles Stites, the arrangement will provide more options to the new flight students.

"During their time there, our student pilots will be immersed in flying in a demanding but supportive setting, and have the chance to explore opportunities for future undergraduate and graduate degrees in aviation," Stites said. Able Flight has awarded 26 scholarships since 2006. For more information, visit Able Flight online.