He may still be three years away from being allowed to drive a car, but age is no barrier for one schoolboy from Plymouth.
Changes to aviation regulatons meant that at 14-years-old Andrew Swann was allowed to put himself through months of intensive training to qualify. Finally he's completed his first solo flight:
Andrew is a member of the Dartmoor Gliding Society which is based at Brentor.
It was Andrew's attitude as much as his ability that impressed his instructors:
Going solo was also a proud moment for the Andrew's parents Mike and Emma:
Andrew hopes one day to be a Commercial Airline pilot.
If he keeps progressing as well as he has done, that ambition might come to fruition a lot sooner than he'd planned.
Watch the full report by Jeff Welch here: