CPS’ Air Force Academy flight simulators aim to help teens soar

Air Force Academy students show visitors how to use the school's new flight simulators. (Joe Ward / DNAingo)

ARMOUR SQUARE — Isaias Toledo, 15, has known for years that he wants to be a pilot. It’s what lead him to Air Force Academy High School.

Now that the high school has unveiled its flight simulator lab, students like Isaias will have a better chance of achieving their dreams.

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“I still can’t believe this is happening,” said Isaias, who grew up near Midway Airport, which sparked his curiosity in aviation. “Once I get into a [pilot] program, I won’t waste time. I’ll already know a lot.”

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