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February 19, 2023

Classic Aero-TV: Able Flight's Leslie Irby... Air--Only Place Free of Prejudice

From 2019 (YouTube Version): Able Flight Welcomes New Pilots At AirVenture

After seven weeks of intensive flight training and ground school, seven 2019 Able Flight scholarship recipients are now licensed pilots. Six trained at Purdue University and one at The Ohio State University, and they were honored at Able Flight’s annual Wings Pinning Ceremony at EAA AirVenture 2019. Among them is Leslie Irby, who lives in Georgia and was paralyzed in an auto accident in 2013. She told Aero-News that was inspired to learn to fly after learning the story of Bessie Coleman, who was the first woman of African-American descent, and the first of Native

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NTSB Prelim: Bellanca 7ACA

Pilot Executed A Forced Landing To A Field, But The Left Wing Collided With A Tree

On February 4, 2023, about 1630 central standard time, a Bellanca Aircraft 7ACA, N9111L, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Bayport, Minnesota. The pilot sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The pilot reported that, before departure, he checked the fuel level in the wing fuel tanks with a dip stick and the level correlated to about 24 gallons.

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