Crash Course in Aviation: Interview with Vincent Lostetter

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Vincent Lostetter is working with a CTE pathway in Vista HS. A few years ago, as a part of his ROTC program, preparing students for the air force, he came upon a crashed airplane and decided it would be a great way to give students a hands on experience learning about aviation.

Listen to this adventure in giving students voice, the opportunity to co-create experiential learning, the social construction of deeper learning that came from bringing in mechanics, physicists, and other experts, and the incredible amount of self-discovery as they celebrated what they did with wonderment and awe!

Learn more about Vincent and his ROTC program:

San Diego People: Aviation training in San Diego (KUSI News)
San Diego organizations prepare young people for aviation careers amid global pilot shortage

New Aviation Course Has Vista High Students Learning How To Fly Planes, Drones (KPBS News)

North County School News: VHS Air Force JROTC wins award at fair (The San Diego Union-Tribune)

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