The 1970s student newspaper, Foothill Echoes, captures the distinctive voices of students discovering themselves and their values, and at the same time, enjoying the high school experience.
The May 14, 1971 article, “Want to Get High This Summer?” by Christine Albert begins, “Have a thing about dew points, wing tip vertices, even dry adiabatic lapse raters? Or maybe you’d be satisfied in just knowing what they mean….In any case, if you’re interested in aviation, there will be an excellent opportunity to delve into basic aeronautics via a course offered at Grossmont High School this summer.
According to the instructor, Mr. Lloyd La Plant, the course will be the equivalent of a ground school program for private pilots. The 4 hour 7 week course will provide 10 units of science credits, and students who conscientiously complete the curriculum usually are able to pass the FAA 4 hour written examination required of all licensed pilots.
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