Cadet Myles Webb, 16, has successfully passed a Gliding Scholarship Course at Weathersfield Airfield in Essex.
The course, which lasted 4 weekends and involved 40 launches in a Viking Glider, was intensive and taught Myles everything he needed to be able to fly the £35,000 Glider solo last Sunday, before he is old enough to drive or vote.
Myles, a student at Chigwell School stated "it was a fantastic course and I was sorry when it was over. Going solo was the best thing I have ever done!"
The photo shows Myles with his new wings.