Pilot Ollie flies solo

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A dream has come true for glider pilot Ollie Packman.

A DREAM has come true for Ollie Packman from Alcester who recently became Britain’s youngest glider pilot to fly solo on his 14th birthday.

The Alcester Academy pupil said: “I was a bit nervous because I’d been thinking about flying solo for a long time but it was very special.”

To qualify for a solo gliding licence a glider pilot must successfully complete a strict syllabus set out by The British Gliding Association.

Full story in the latest edition of the Herald – 11th July 2019.