Three generations are flying high
17 January 2014 Last updated at 11:10 GMT
A teenager from Walbottle in Newcastle became one of the youngest people to fly a glider solo in the UK after his 14th birthday.
Matthew Moor learned to fly a glider at the Northumbria Gliding Club which runs a cadet scheme for teenagers.
He is a third generation flyer, as his granddad is an instructor at the academy, and his father is also a keen flyer.
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