Ed F flies solo on his 14th Birthday

On Sunday, junior glider pilot Ed F flew solo for the first time at Stratford on Avon Gliding club making him the youngest solo pilot in the country!

Ed was tested and authorised for his first solo by full-cat instructor Barry K. Ed flew Stratford’s K13 G-DCBW twice as club members looked on.


While powered aircraft pilots must wait until the age of 16 to fly solo, UK glider pilots can begin learning when they are 13 years old and fly solo at the age of 14.

Well done Ed!