October 21, 2020
Able Flight, an outreach that has been providing flight training scholarships to individuals with physical disabilities for almost 15 years, is partnering with the Unmanned Safety Institute to provide training to its scholarship recipients that could lead to careers.
Stites complimented the Unmanned Safety Institute for developing “programs that go well beyond the minimum standards required by the FAA.”
Unmanned Safety Institute Executive Director Scott Liston pledged to help prepare Able Flight scholarship recipients with “the same opportunities that any other UAS pilot (remote operator) would have at the same or similar levels of experience, training and certifications.” He added that Able Flight has a track record of “turning ‘disabilities’ into specialized ‘abilities’ for people who are passionate about aviation and committed to operational excellence.”
Liston said Indeed.com listed more than 3,500 open positions and predicted that the “sky’s the limit” when it comes to careers as drone operators.
Associate Editor Web/ePilot
AOPA Associate Editor Web/ePilot David Tulis joined AOPA in 2015 and is a private pilot with single-engine land and sea ratings and a tailwheel endorsement. He is also a certificated remote pilot and co-host of the award-winning AOPA Hangar Talk podcast. David enjoys vintage aircraft and photography.