HIGH FLYER: 15-year-old Joe Peter with flying instructor Earl Longstaff after completing his first solo flight.IT is never too early to start achieving your life goals according to 15-year-old pilot in training Joe Peter, who recently completed his first solo flight in a Jabiru aircraft.
Joe, in Year 10 at the Port Lincoln High School, said he wasn’t even a little bit nervous before he flew without supervision for the first time.
Instead, he said he felt confident that he knew how to operate the aircraft.
“I knew I had the knowledge and ability to complete a circuit of the airport,” he said.
He has now done four solo flights and is halfway through completing his recreational aviation licence.
Once he sits his exam and completes the flying test he will be qualified to fly on his own.
He then intends to continue on to get his private pilot licence before ultimately becoming qualified to fly commercially.
Joe said he wanted to join the Royal Australian Airforce as a pilot flying transport aircraft after finishing high school.
His love for flying came from his father Graeme who flew gliders in Alice Springs.
Joe is also an avid model flying club member, spending hours building model planes and flying them every weekend.
His father said he was proud of Joe and said he would continue to support him in his flying while Joe still enjoyed it.
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