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Able Flight at Purdue: Opportunities in Technology
Aviation Technology Faculty and Staff Publications
  • Erin E. Bowen, Purdue University, West Lafayette
  • Jennifer Kirschner, Purdue University - Department of Aviation Technology
  • Scott R. Winter, Purdue University
  • Kevin Crombie, Purdue University - Department of Aviation Technology
  • Bernard Wulle, Purdue University - Department of Aviation Technology
Abstract

Developing aircraft piloting skills takes years of training with experts to meet flight certification requirements. Not everyone can reach those standards, and the challenge is even greater for those with physical disabilities. There are opportunities to modify aircraft and train physically impaired students to be pilots; however, due to the high cost, few are able to do so. Able Flight seeks to change that by providing scholarship opportunities for people with disabilities to learn to fly and opening up new educational and career opportunities. Over 30 individuals with various disabilities have received scholarships since Able Flights inception, and all have successfully completed the requirements for a sport pilots’ license.

Keywords
  • people with disabilities,
  • career opportunities in aviation,
  • sport pilot
Date of this Version
11-16-2012
Citation Information
Erin E. Bowen, Jennifer Kirschner, Scott R. Winter, Kevin Crombie, et al.. "Able Flight at Purdue: Opportunities in Technology" (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/erinbowen/4/