2016 Able Flight class set scholarship record

Scott Earley

Eight people with disabilities can become licensed pilots in 2016 thanks to Able Flight.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Able Flight’s eight scholarships sets a record, according to officials with the non-profit organization.

The recipients of the 2016 flight training scholarships come from across the country and face challenges from a variety of physical disabilities.

This year’s class will train at Able Flight’s program at Purdue University. It includes seven people who use wheelchairs due to the effects of injuries and a young woman who is deaf.

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Read more about previous scholarship recipients, many of whom completed their training at Purdue.