PBS News Hour: How this community college is preparing students for careers in aviation

Jonas De Leon used to watch jets zooming by overhead from the porch of his childhood home, dreaming of what it would feel like to fly.

“That was the only dream I had that stayed with me,” De Leon said, chuckling as he pointed to his 1984 single-engine Mooney aircraft across the tarmac of Maryland’s Frederick Municipal Airport.

De Leon learned to fly at the age of 17. Now a science teacher at Gregorio Luperón High School for Science and Mathematics in Manhattan, he’s part of a small national program introducing students to aviation.

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