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Able Flight Aviation Scholarships for People with Disabilities

Able Flight is a nonprofit organization offering scholarship opportunities for flight and aviation career training for people ages 18 and up with physical disabilities. Past recipients have included wheelchair users, wounded veterans, and people with a variety of congenital birth defects or who have lost limbs. You can learn more about eligibility requirements, application deadlines, what scholarships will cover and more by reading Able Flight’s frequently asked questions.

Able Flight also offers three different scholarships programs:

  • The Full Flight Training Scholarship for people who wish to earn a Sport Pilot certificate.
  • The Return to Flight Scholarship for someone who becomes disabled after already having earned a pilot’s license.
  • The Career Training Scholarship allows an individual to earn an FAA-issued Repairman Certificate (Light Sport Aircraft) with Maintenance Rating, an FAA Dispatcher License, or for training to qualify for a career in the use of drones for commercial purposes. This scholarship can pay for academic expenses for an aviation career with committee approval.