Education: Airprep

At well-mannered Berkshire School, the students talk increasingly with their hands. They all have the air-talk habit. A handsome New England prep school at Sheffield, Mass., Berkshire this year generated unwonted zip in its student body by teaching them to fly as a regular part of the curriculum. This week 40 fledglings in this pioneering airprep school were agog over the first of their number to take his test for a pilot's license. With 35 hours of soloing, 17-year-old James D. Geier of Cincinnati had beaten out his headmaster. Headmaster Albert Keep still has only 22.

It was mainly by accident...

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