Wednesday, February 6, 2013

New Able Flight Pilot Stretches Her Wings

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Thanks to
for their support of our scholarship fund.

Able Flight Pilot and wounded veteran Adam Kisielewski is now studying for a career in criminal justice.
Congratulations Adam!

  Our thanks to
   the TBMOPA Foundation for their support of Able Flight's Aviation Career Training Scholarships.

With a grant from the foundation in 2012 Able Flight awarded career training scholarships to three recipients. One is now employed full time in aviation and the other two are studying in the aviation program at Purdue University.

Every Able Flight pilot studies for their knowledge test with an online course generously donated by our friends at King Schools.
Steophany Glassing and Patty Wagstaff
Stephany Glassing with Aviation Hall Of Fame Member
Patty Wagstaff
It didn't take long for Able Flight's newest pilot to venture far afield from her home base in Atlanta. Along with friend and fellow pilot Mike Mosely, Stephany Glassing flew a 10-hour round trip cross-country to the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida. It was an eventful trip.
Just an hour from their destination, and with clouds lowering, Stephany made the decision to divert  for the night to Crystal River on Florida's Gulf Coast, and finished the trip the following morning. After landing at Sebring, and before Mike could get her wheelchair out for her to exit the plane, they were greeted by an arrival party.  Though the arrival party turned out to be FAA inspectors performing a ramp check, Stephany took it in good humor. Once the FAA was satisfied, she was out of the plane and on the  Expo grounds where she visited with Aviation Hall of Fame Member Patty Wagstaff and Able Flight sponsor Sennheiser.
 Visit here to read Stephany's story.
 Lasts year's guests called it the "party of the year".
That was Able Flight's benefit hosted  by Morgan Freeman at his Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale, Mississippi. 
So how can we top that?
Here's how:
This year our party will be at the incredible Fantasy of Flight near Orlando, Florida on Saturday April 20th.
Paul Thorn Band
 Paul Thorn Band at Able Flight's 2012 party
It will be a night of great music and great food with guests surrounded by some of the world's rarest aircraft.
Come to celebrate the achievements of our newest pilots, and because you are there, you'll help Able Flight  make it possible for even more wounded veterans and people with physical disabilities to become pilots.
The great Paul Thorn Band will be back, and we promise surprises throughout the evening!
 Now is the time to  reserve your  table or seat with your donation to the scholarship fund.  For details, just email with the word "party" in the subject line, or call 919-942-4699.

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