Able Flight, the nonprofit organization that helps people with disabilities learn to fly, is accepting scholarship applications for 2016.
Four types of scholarships are offered. Full scholarships are for people who want to earn a sport pilot certificate. Recipients of full scholarships must be able to travel to a training facility for up to six weeks in mid-May to early July. In previous years, Able Flight has partnered with Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana, to provide flight instruction, housing, and food.
Return to Flight scholarships are for people who became disabled after having earned a pilot certificate, and wish to return to flying under the sport pilot rules. Flight Training Challenge scholarships are for those who could benefit from dual instruction but are not currently planning to seek a sport pilot certificate. Career Training scholarships benefit people who wish to train for a light sport aircraft repairman certificate with maintenance rating or an aircraft dispatcher certificate.
Applications will be accepted until Feb. 15, 2016. For complete information and to apply, see Able Flight’s website.