Ellie flies solo on her 14th Birthday

Year 9 pupil Ellie Carter took to the skies for her 14th birthday on 28th November 2016.

As far as the family are aware that makes her the youngest ever female solo pilot and equal to the youngest boys that have done it.  A truly impressive achievement, especially at such a young age.

Her flight (s) were good. The wind was gusting to 24 knots and the safe limit for solo pilots is around 15. She flew in the winds (with an instructor perfectly), and then alone when the wind dropped slightly.

Congratulations Ellie, we are very proud of you.