A 16 year old boy has become the youngest ever SOLO pilot in the UK and it's all down to the Xbox he says. Apparently, the Xbox generation as it be known has great hand-eye co-ordination due to playing video games and this skill comes in very handy when learning to fly!
<blockquote>Simon said: â€˜I was worried about the weather yesterday but today itâ€™s been perfect because thereâ€™s nil wind and good visibility.
â€˜Iâ€™ve trained about five schoolboys before. They tend to pick it up more quickly than adults.
â€˜But thatâ€™s the Xbox generation - their hand-eye coordination is better.
â€˜James is very professional and very cautious which is what youâ€™re looking for.â€™ James said: â€˜I do love to play computer games and always go on the Xbox when Iâ€™m round friendâ€™s houses.
â€˜I do think itâ€™s helped me with my hand-eye coordination - our generation is very lucky in that way.â€™ His mum Bridgette, 52, said: â€˜Weâ€™re very proud of him indeed, itâ€™s a brilliant achievement.</blockquote>
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