Monday, February 15, 2010

Have you ever wanted to learn to fly?

Able Flight and Purdue University have partnered for a unique flight training program for people with disabilities for this summer. All training, travel, and lodging expenses will be paid under the Able Flight Scholarship program. Students will live in accessible university housing and train in specially adapted aircraft. It will be possible for students to earn an FAA pilots license by the end of the 4-5 week training program.

A number of Able Flight scholarship recipients with spinal cord injuries have completed training and are now licensed pilots. You can see profiles of many of our Scholarship winners here:

Applications are available on the Scholarship page on Able Flight's website (, and applicants are strongly encouraged to read the "Frequently Asked Questions" (FAQs) page as well.

Current or incoming Purdue students are given first priority for consideration, followed by Indiana high school juniors and seniors (must be at least 17 years old), Purdue graduates, and then other Indiana residents.

Please note that the training will be intensive and challenging, so only highly motivated applicants should apply. Applicants must also have a schedule that would allow them to spend up to 5 weeks in West Lafayette beginning in early June.

We appreciate your help in spreading the word on this opportunity.You should find answers to most questions on our website, but you may also feel free to contact me for additional information.

Best regards,
Charles --
Charles H. Stites
Executive Director

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Feb. 26th the Chicago Bulls play against Portland, the Chicago Wheelchair Bulls will be playing at halftime. Cheap (standing room) tix are only $10.

Here are some pictures of a Wheelchair Bulls game in 2007

Monday, February 1, 2010

Paid Research Surveys

Both the University of Michigan and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago are currently conducting surveys for SCI's. They consist of 4 surveys that take 45 -60 minutes. U of M pays $100 total, RIC is a little more. That's $25 an hour plus.
Contact info is...

Ana Miskovic

U of M
Jane Walters

For the U of M you have to be on their registry, it takes a few weeks.

February Meeting

Hello all,

We will be meeting again on Saturday, February 6. Please email an RSVP and come on out for some free pizza and good company. We will be discussing ideas for fundraisers, and activities for later this year.

Gelsosomo's Pizzeria

2605 Laporte Avenue
Valparaiso, IN 46383

map | driving directions

Hope to see you there.