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Able Flight announces 2014 scholarships

Article | Apr 16, 2014

Able Flight, the nonprofit organization that works to provide free flight training to individuals with physical disabilities, announced the awards of a record-setting nine scholarships in 2014.

AeroShell's Able Flight scholarship honors Alan Henley

Article | Apr 01, 2014

AeroShell has funded an ongoing flight training scholarship for Able Flight in honor of Alan Henley, the paralyzed former AeroShell Aerobatic Team leader.

Able Flight seeks female pilot candidates

Article | Feb 11, 2014

Women with physical disabilities are being encouraged to apply for Able Flight’s flight training scholarships.

AOPA Recognizes U.S. Marine Lt. Andrew Kinard As First AOPA-Able Flight Scholarship Recipient

News release | Oct 10, 2013

AOPA Recognizes U.S. Marine Lt. Andrew Kinard As First AOPA-Able Flight Scholarship Recipient

Stored routes restored in FlyQ Web flight planner

Article | May 02, 2013

Members who had stored routes in AOPA's previous online flight planner are now able to import those routes into their FlyQ account with the release of FlyQ Web version 1.2.111.

FAA: No new flight plan requirements for GA ops

Article | Nov 19, 2012

Any operator who used FAA domestic flight plans prior to Nov. 15 should still be able to do so, according to an FAA official, who cleared up confusion that surrounded a Nov. 15 update to the International Civil Aviation Organization flight plan format.

Able Flight honors six new pilots at AirVenture

Article | Jul 24, 2012

Students who are deaf, have cerebral palsy, or spinal cord injuries learned to fly through Able Flight's program at Purdue University. All passed their checkrides, and they gathered at EAA AirVenture to receive their pilot wings.

Able Flight success

Article | Apr 20, 2012

Adam Kisielewski was feeling the pressure. The former U.S. Marine who had lost his left arm and a portion of his right leg in combat in Iraq was about to take a sport pilot checkride, and the usually cocky 28-year-old was rattled.