AMETEK PDS Proudly Sponsors Non-Profit Organization Able Flight

jeudi, mars 21, 2019

HARLEYSVILLE, PA – AMETEK PDS is now a proud sponsor of the non-profit organization Able Flight, which provides people with disabilities the unique opportunity to fulfill flight and aviation training to gain greater self-confidence and self-reliance. Many of the candidates receiving scholarships are former members of the military who have been wounded in battle, including Lt. Andrew Kinard of the U.S. Marines (pictured), who lost both of his legs after an IED incident during his 2007 tour in Iraq.

Able Flight has awarded more than 100 scholarships since starting in 2006 through numerous training partners, such as Purdue University and Ohio State University, as well as sponsors, such as Lockheed Martin, Embraer, Shell Aviation and AMETEK PDS.

AMETEK PDS Director of Sales Glenn Kidd states, “With PDS’s extensive history in aviation, partnering with Able Flight as a sponsor is a natural fit. We’re honored to help Able Flight change lives through the freedom of flight.”

In addition to financial support, PDS Regional Sales Manager Kevin Rodgers serves on the Able Flight Advisory Board and participates in the process for selecting who receives the scholarship.


AMETEK PDS (formerly Power & Data Systems) is a leader in the design and manufacture of materials for an array of vehicles including business jets, regional transport, commercial transport, helicopters, military aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles. Their products include integrated power generation systems, solid-state power distribution systems, starter generators, DC motors, linear and rotary actuators, data concentration, fans / blowers and cockpit instruments for the aerospace industry.

PDS is a unit of AMETEK Aerospace & Defense, a division of AMETEK, Inc., which is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of $4.8 billion. For more information, contact AMETEK PDS, 343 Godshall Drive, Harleysville, PA 19438. Phone: 316-522-0424. E-mail: Web:

About Able Flight

Able Flight was created by pilots who believe that the life-changing experience of learning to fly is best shared with others. The organization designed the Able Flight Scholarships to enable people with disabilities to pursue that experience.

Able Flight is incorporated as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization and is supported by the generous donations and sponsorships of individuals, foundations and corporations.

For more information:
contact Able Flight, 91 Oak Leaf Lane, Chapel Hill, NC 27516.
Phone: 919-942-4699.