US High School Receives Flight Simulator, Prospects Inclusion of Introductory Flight Courses in the Future

Wisconsin Dells High School received a flight simulator worth $8,000 from Baraboo-Dells Airport chapter of Students in Aviation (SIA). Students from the school uses the simulator for their extracurricular aviation learning activities.

“We were first contacted about it in February and we met with (Students in Aviation CEO Joe Canepa), then talked about it, and a month later we had our simulator. It happened very quickly,” said Hugh Gaston, Principal of Wisconsin Dells High School.

According to Gaston, the school may offer introductory flight courses in the future but did not provide a timeline yet as that would be relative to the number of interested students and how such aviation courses would fit into the school’s current curriculum.

“As far as students are concerned, they can claim a certain number of hours of allowable time towards their private pilot’s license. If they decide to get their instrument rating, which allows them to fly in the clouds and things like that, they can log quite a few hours with it. Even airline transport pilots can come in and get something out of it, as opposed to sitting at home with a simulator that is not certified,” explained Canepa.

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