Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

Able Flight, Inc.

Chapel Hill, NC

Mission

Able Flight's mission is to offer people with disabilities a unique way to challenge themselves through flight training and aviation career training, and by doing so, to gain greater self-confidence and self-reliance.

Ruling Year

2006

Principal Officer

Charles Stites

Main Address

91 Oak Leaf Ln

Chapel Hill, NC 27516 USA

Keywords

Scholarships, disability

EIN

20-5001037

 Number

1090492563

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Traditionally, people with significant physical disabilities have found few or very difficult pathways to entering aviation in the areas of flight training and aviation career training. It has been both a matter of outdated and restrictive physical qualification criteria, and perception of a person's potential.

By restricting entry into aviation for people with physical disabilities, governmental and industry entities have missed the opportunity to tap a larger group of individuals who are qualified, and only need an opportunity to prove themselves.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Flight and Aviation Career Training Scholarships For People With Disabilities

Where we workNew!

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

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Number of people trained

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Flight and Aviation Career Training Scholarships For People With Disabilities

Context notes

Able Flight scholarship recipients of all types of scholarships who successfully complete training

Number of people with physical disabilities receving flight training scholarships

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Flight and Aviation Career Training Scholarships For People With Disabilities

Context notes

Total number of scholarships awarded by year.

Number of people with physical disabilities receiving aviation training scholarships

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Flight and Aviation Career Training Scholarships For People With Disabilities

Context notes

Total number of aviation career training scholarships by year.

Number of people with phsyical disabilities taking advantage of additional educational opportunities through university programs after Able Flight training

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Flight and Aviation Career Training Scholarships For People With Disabilities

Context notes

Graduates of Able Flight training who then enrolled in university-based training programs, specializing in aviation studies.

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Able Flight's purpose is to use the power of accomplishment and success to create a profound change in the way that a person with a disability perceives their abilities, and in how others see them. It also seeks to provide aviation career training that will enable graduates to be self-reliant.

Able Flight provides flight training and aviation career training scholarships, and mentoring by industry professionals. Able Flight has established training partnerships with aviation training programs at Purdue University and The Ohio State University to provide flight training, and works with other accredited schools and facilities in support of aviation career training.

Able Flight is the only organization of its kind in the United States, and is uniquely positioned to bring together the necessary resources (training, mentoring, organizational) to fulfill its mission.

In 2016 Able Flight marked its tenth anniversary since it was founded in 2006.

Each year Able Flight is easily able to track its progress through the success of its "students" in completing training and gaining certification.

Since it was founded in 2006, and since training began in 2007, Able Flight has awarded over 90 scholarships (as of February 2018). Sixty individuals have completed intensive flight training programs and have earned FAA issued pilot certificates. Several have earned more than one certificate or rating, bringing the total of certificates and ratings to more than 70.

In addition, Able Flight has awarded 12 Aviation Career Training Scholarships (as of September 2016) for training in a variety of aviation professions.

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Financials

Able Flight, Inc.

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Not Applicable

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Not Applicable

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Not Applicable

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Not Applicable

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Not Applicable