Borders Gliding Club pilot Andrew Bardgett has been awarded the prestigious De Havilland Trophy, which is handed out annually by the British Gliding Association to whichever pilot achieves the "greatest height gain" on a single glider flight within the UK.
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BGA stands for British Gliding Association
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Connor, who first took to the skies at the age of seven, was the youngest to take the test since the British Gliding Association lowered the minimum age from 16 to 14 last week.
The pilot escaped serious injury when ejecting from the aircraft after a mid-air collision with another glider while competing in the British Gliding Association Club Class Championship organised by Cambridge Gliding Centre.
After recognising the support they have given him with training costs, Daniel said: "I would like to thank The Caroline Trust, British Gliding Association, Royal Aeronautical Society and, in particular, the Borders Gliding Club.
Keith Auchterlonie, spokesman for the British Gliding Association, said: "The incident is under investigation by the police and by the government's Air Accident Investigation Branch.
Gloucestershire Police confirmed they would be liaising with the British Gliding Association and they will investigate.
Police sealed off the crash site and both the Air Accident Investigation Bureau and the British Gliding Association, the governing body for microlighting, were informed.
Until this month, British Gliding Association rules didn't allow young pilots to fly solo in a glider under the age 16, but new European rules mean youngsters can go solo at 14, providing they have reached the appropriate level of skill, judgement and maturity.