NEW YORK, October 29, 2012 –JFI Jets and Landmark Aviation announced they will make donations to Able Flight Inc., the national non-profit organization that provides flight training and aviation career scholarships to people with disabilities.
Through the arrangement with JFI Jets (www.jfijets.com), Landmark Aviation will donate several cents for every gallon of fuel JFI Jets purchases from Landmark. Since its establishment in 2006, Able Flight has awarded scholarships to enable people with spinal cord injuries, disabilities caused by birth defects, and wounded and disabled veterans to use the challenge of becoming a pilot to profoundly change their lives.
"Even with the current economic challenges the business aviation industry faces, it is important to remember that serious challenges of another kind are faced every day by disabled people," said Bob Seidel, JFI Jets chief executive officer. "At JFI Jets we hope to remove some of those obstacles and allow more people to achieve new and meaningful goals through flight."
In commenting about the JFI Jets and Landmark Aviation program, Eric Faulkner, Landmark's director of national accounts, said "Landmark Aviation is committed to giving back to the communities that we do business in. Bob Seidel introduced Able Flight to me a few years ago and right from the start we wanted to be involved. We are extremely excited about putting together a program with JFI Jets so that more students can be awarded scholarships through Able Flight."
Charles Stites, executive director of Able Flight, said "Able Flight is honored to have JFI Jets as a new sponsor of our unique scholarship program. Bob Seidel has been a strong supporter of Able Flight since it was founded, and we are fortunate to have him serve as a member of our advisory board as well.
"JFI Jets and Landmark Aviation are working together to support Able Flight, adding to the existing funding Landmark provides. Able Flight continues to grow in our mission of using aviation to bring aspiring and deserving people into aviation, and that is made possible by the generous support of companies like JFI and Landmark."
Able Flight (www.ableflight.org) was created by pilots who believe that the life-changing experience of learning to fly is best shared. Its mission is to offer people with disabilities a unique way to challenge themselves through flight training, and by so doing, to gain greater self-confidence and self-reliance.
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