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Pursue Your Aviation Dreams with an Able Flight Scholarship

Sep 14, 2023 |

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a sport pilot but didn’t know if it was possible? Are you a pilot with a disability who is eager to return to the skies? Applying for a scholarship with Able Flight could help make your goals a reality. 

Since 2006, Able Flight has offered people with disabilities the opportunity to challenge themselves through flight and aviation career training to gain greater self-confidence. Over the years more than 120 scholarships have been awarded through the nonprofit to help people do just that, including the world’s first armless pilot Jessica Cox. Applications are now open for the 2024 scholarship class and all qualified candidates must apply by Sunday, December 31, 2023, to be considered. 

Able Flight offers scholarships in three categories: Full Flight Training, Return to Flight, and Career Training. Learn more about each scholarship below: 

Full Flight Training 

The Full Flight Training Scholarship is designed for people who wish to earn a Sport Pilot certificate. It covers ground and flight training, testing, travel, and lodging expenses as required. Apply Now 

Return to Flight 

For those who have become disabled after already having earned a pilot’s license, and now wish to return to flying under the Sport Pilot Rule. Apply Now 

Career Training 

Forthose who wish to train to earn an FAA-issued Repairman Certificate (Light Sport Aircraft) with Maintenance Rating, or an FAA Dispatcher License, or for training to qualify for a career in the use of drones for commercial purposes. At the discretion of the scholarship committee, the career training scholarship may be used for academic expenses for an aviation career. Apply Now 

For full details about each scholarship and to determine your eligibility, please visit the scholarships page here. We encourage you to apply today or share with someone you know who would be interested in taking advantage of this incredible opportunity!