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  • Freedoms Wings International - Soaring For People With Disabilities

  • About Freedoms Wings International Soaring For People With Disabilities

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    Freedom's Wings International (FWI) is a non-profit organization run by and for people with physical disabilities. We provide the opportunity for those who are physically challenged to fly in specially adapted sailplanes, either as a passenger or as a member of the flight training program.  

    The purpose of Freedom's Wings International is to bring the world of soaring to disabled persons by:

    • Introducing persons with disabilities to the soaring experience
    • Teaching qualified persons with disabilities to soar
    • Providing facilities for soaring to those persons with disabilities able to soar
    • Providing training for instructors, ground crew, and flying students
    • Providing a non-profit educational and fraternal organization
    • Serving as a resource and model for other organizations with similar intent

    FWI works closely with local and national organizations for people with physical disabilities and encourages organizations to learn more about our programs.

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  • 1-(848) 227-1957
    Freedom's Wings International Inc.
    51 Tulip St.
    Summit, NJ 07901
  • Freedoms Wings International (FWI) Is A Non-Profit Run By And For People With Physical Disabilities

    We provide the opportunity for those who are physically challenged to fly in specially adapted sailplanes, either as a passanger, or as part of our flight training team. Download our brochure.

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  • Get Your Wings

    With Freedom's Wings you can take a ride in one of our sailplanes or Learn to Fly with one of our flight instructors certified by the FAA. Freedoms Wings provides all the instruction and plane use free of charge.

    You will be given all the glider flight training you need to fly the plane safely, progress to solo, glider pilots rating, cross country and competition soaring, through commercial rating and CFIG, As a Certified Flight Instructor-Glider you will able to teach others the gift of soaring flight!

    We invite you to take it as far and as high as you desire.

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  • Support our work

    FWI depends entirely upon the generosity of our members and the organizations and friends who support our activities

    There are many ways that you can help.

    FWI has many volunteer opportunities throughout the year, able bodied volunteers often get a chance to fly.

    FWI a disabled aviation organization, relies on donors like you. Your donations help ensure we can continue bringing the gift of silent flight to the disability community.

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  • Experiences Flying With Freedoms Wings

    I grew up in the shadow of freedoms wings, without being aware it existed. The sound of gliders releasing above the house I grew up in, was the soundtrack of my youth. When I left home, my 1st place I lived in as an independent teen, was the house at the next corner down from van zant gliderport. I had taken a flight as a child with my parents as well. It wasn't until I was in my early 20's that I became aware of freedoms wings existence, purely by accident. That accident being caused by a...

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    Kris Lapinski

    Wave Soaring


    To meet all requirements for my instructor check ride I had to receive my spin training.  Thanks to my instructor, Bruce Brown we scheduled this training on Wednesday 10/24/18. It was windy day with gust up to 30 knots. Birds of Paradise management who provides tows was surprised that we still wanted fly in this kind of condition but me and Bruce flew in similar, challenging winds before in Blairstown. We released at 5000' above the clouds and prepared for spin practice. Bruce activated...

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