Five people with physical disabilities are about halfway through their Able Flight pilot training at Purdue University.
Hosted by the Department of Aviation Technology at Purdue, Able Flight is in its fourth year at the University. The program includes five weeks of intensive and ground training that leads to a pilot certificate. The Able Flight participants train with Purdue flight instructors in Sky Arrow LSAs adapted with hand controls.
Wesley Major, a 2012 Able Flight participant, is now a graduate student at Purdue and is active in coordinating this year's program.
The Able Flight program at Purdue is supported in part by Dial Doncaster – Disability Advisory Service and its RIAT Flying Scholarships for the Disabled Fund.