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18-year-old becomes UK’s youngest commercial pilot

An 18-year old has become UK’s youngest qualified commercial pilot after his mom sold the family home to help fund his dreams.

Seth Van Beek got his license to fly passenger airliners after he completed 18 months of training and clocked up 150 hours in the air before he passed with flying colors.

He set his sights on being a pilot since the age of eight, and selfless single mom Frances, 42, sold their three-bedroom home to fund his dream.

Van Beek, from Preston, London, is now the UK’s youngest licensed commercial aviator — a record previously held by Luke Elsworth, who became a pilot at 19. Big congrats to him!


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