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Able Flight chooses two for Purdue training programAble Flight chooses two for Purdue training program

A New Jersey woman and a California man are the latest recipients of flight training scholarships offered to persons with disabilities through Able Flight.

Heather Schultz and Chris Spaur will travel to Purdue University in Lafayette, Ind., where Purdue instructors will teach them to fly in a specially equipped Sky Arrow light sport aircraft. Able Flight announced the collaboration in January.

Schultz suffered a spinal cord injury in 2006 and has since undergone years of intensive physical therapy. She walks with the use of a cane and plays wheelchair rugby.

Spaur, a college freshman, has muscular dystrophy. His mother and uncle are pilots, and he had always wanted to learn to fly.

Jill Tallman

Jill W. Tallman

AOPA Technical Editor
AOPA Technical Editor Jill W. Tallman is an instrument-rated private pilot who owns a Piper Cherokee 140.

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