March 12, 2013
AOPA Publications staff
How do you throw a great aviation party and make it possible for wounded veterans and other people with disabilities to become pilots? Mix inspiring new pilots with music and food and have the party at the Fantasy of Flight museum near Orlando, Fla., on April 20. Able Flight is hosting a night to celebrate “aviation’s good-news story” while surrounded by an amazing collection of rare aircraft, according to Able Flight’s Charles Stites.
“Able Flight pilots and other special guests will be there, and, with music by the Paul Thorn Band, this will be a night to remember,” Stites says. “It will be both a celebration of success, and an opportunity to grow the scholarship fund so that we can bring even more people into aviation.”
With the support of Sennheiser, Embraer, and Signature Flight Support, all expenses for the party are covered, so all proceeds from donations to attend go directly to the Able Flight Scholarship Fund.
Seats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for a $500 tax-deductible donation to the scholarship fund. For information on reserving a seat, visit the website or call 919/942-4699.
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