Teenage pilot Ethan is a real high-flier

Aspiring pilot Ethan Barber, 15, from Seaham, has been selected to attend the Sea Cadet Aviation School.
Aspiring pilot Ethan Barber, 15, from Seaham, has been selected to attend the Sea Cadet Aviation School.
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A TEENAGER from Seaham has become one of just a dozen aspiring pilots across the country to win a place at a prestigious flying school.

 Fifteen-year-old Ethan Barber, pictured, has secured a place at the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm’s Sea Cadet Aviation School, along with 11 other cadets in the UK

 Seaham Leading Cadet Ethan is already a glider pilot, going solo earlier this year, and he hopes this opportunity will propel him towards a Private Pilot’s Licence in powered aircraft.

 His commanding officer, S/Lt Gary Appleby RNR said: “We offer young people from our region many opportunities and qualifications which gives them a head start in life.

 “We are really proud of Ethan, who is a credit to our unit. He has worked hard and will reap the rewards.”

 Seaham Sea Cadets are recruiting young people aged 10 to 18 to join them for nautical adventure and fun.

 Go to www.sea-cadets.org/seaham for more information.