9th May, 2021

Remarkable South Bromsgrove pupil achieves pilot licence aged 16

Harry Leach 19th Apr, 2021

A REMARKABLE teenager at South Bromsgrove High School has been awarded his Private Pilot Licence after passing all necessary exams.

Sixteen-year-old Michael Bray had to complete 13 hours of solo flying and 45 hours with Clifton Aviation instructor, Mo Nejad, by his side to obtain the licence.

One journey saw Michael flying to and from Gloucestershire Airport with landing stops near Wolverhampton and Cardiff on the way.

The budding pilot said it was the major step in his path to become a commercial pilot, a dream of his since an early age.

Michael’s parents, Richard and Geraldine, said: “It was an uphill battle with lockdown and Covid restrictions in the final months leading up to the exams, as his goal was to become one of the youngest students to achieve the licence.

“Thankfully the Civil Aviation Authority will now issue his license in July on his 17th birthday.

“We are very proud of him and his achievement and are grateful to Clifton Aviation for all their advice and support.”

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