14-year- old Indian boy in UAE is youngest pilot

Vastavam web:We can say that boys at the age of fourteen are passionate to ride on cycle or to drive their father’s scooty but this Indian origin boy became pilot at the tender age. A 14-year- old Indian-origin schoolboy in the UAE has become one of the youngest pilots to fly a single-engine aircraft, according to a media report. Mansour Anis, a class IXth student at Delhi Private School in Sharjah, received a certificate for his first solo flight from an aviation academy in Canada last week, Gulf News reported. His solo flight was about 10-minute- long during which he taxied the aircraft from the parking bay to the runway, took off for a flight of about five minutes and landed back, the report said. Mansour, who flew a Cessna 152 aircraft during his solo flight, now has a student pilot permit. Apart from the flying test, he has also passed a radio communication test and scored 96 per cent in the PSTAR Test, an eligibility test for Transport Canada. n some countries, like the US and the UK, a person has to be at least 16 years old before taking to the air on their own. In the UAE and India, the pilot has to be at least 18 to be eligible to fly. However, in Canada, 14 is the minimum age for student pilots to join the course and try flying after meeting the requirements, he said.