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Group helping disabled become pilots
July 29, 2014
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  • Several new pilots officially graduated from a program that helps people with disabilities, earn their license.

    Organizers of Able Flight held a ceremony this morning, on the grounds of EAA AirVenture. Executive director Charles Stites says the students might be a quadriplegic or they could’ve lost a limb. He says the point isn’t just to make someone a pilot, but to give them more self-confidence, and self-reliance.

    Stites says it also gives their family, friends, and employers a whole new way of looking at them.

    The students go through a six-week training program, at Purdue University in Indiana.