The Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes (Coalition) today announced that it has awarded a $6,500 grant to enable a combat-wounded veteran to participate in an innovative flighttraining program offered by Purdue University.
Purdue’s Able Flight Program provides seven weeks of intensive flight instruction and ground training led by aviation professionals with significant industry experience. The program includes classroom training and flying in Purdue’s state-of-the-art fleet and matching simulators.
“We’re proud that the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes is supporting our program, which offers tremendous benefits to every man and woman that completes it,” said Dr. Bernard W. Wulle, who manages the Able Flight program at Purdue. “Few experiences are more exhilarating than piloting an aircraft, and we’ve found that wounded veterans make some of the best pilots out there.” Read More.