De Soto High School offers flight ground school Students at De Soto High School are getting a unique opportunity, one that will give them a head start in a career in aviation.

De Soto School District said it is first district in Wisconsin to offer flight ground school as an elective course.

Currently two seniors, Jakob Hensley and Ben King are enrolled in the course.

“It’s a dream of a lot of people to fly and to have the opportunity to do that is a really cool thing,” Hensley said.

The program is a partnership with the Experimental Aircraft Association, allowing students to complete aviation ground school right at their high school.

“Before they graduate high school, they could have a private pilot license,” Duwayne Groenning,Technology Director for the De Soto School District said. Groenning has his private pilot’s license and is helping the students through the course.

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