Pilots with disabilities take to the skies with Able Flight

Purdue instructor Molly Van Scoy talks flight details with Able Flight student Melissa Allensworth prior to take-off.

Students in this year's Able Flight program arrived on campus May 22 to overcome disabilities and take to the skies in Sky Arrow planes.

This year's class includes a retired U.S. Army captain who was wounded in combat by an improvised explosive device and an Indiana man who has no feeling from his chest down as a result of a childhood shooting accident. They are learning to fly through Able Flight, a North Carolina-based nonprofit organization which conducts the training at Purdue every year from May to July.

Read the full Purdue news release.

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