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Mohon student flies solo for 16th birthday

And although Kyle can pilot a plane, he still can't drive a car. Someone has to drive him back and forth from lessons.

"I'm excited for him because we have 100 percent trust in this instructor. He's been up with him every time, obviously, and because of his feedback to us I'm very comfortable [with Kyle flying a plane on his own]," said Kevin Carol.

Kathy Carol agreed.

"It does get nerve-wracking to know that he's flying, and I have it in the back of my head, but knowing the instructor he's with eases me, so you try not to let them know you get nervous but that your trust is in them," said Kathy Carol.

Kyle Carol flies once or twice every month with his instructor and also has a flight simulator on his computer.

"He'd fly everyday if he could," said Kevin Carol.

Kyle Carol said he isn't sure if he wants to become a corporate pilot when he grows up or an engineer, but he said that it will be one or the other. When he's not flying planes he's building model ones. The largest he has now is 5 feet, 10 inches long.

"People say, 'He's going to have his flying license before his driver's license,' and people are amazed," said Kathy Carol. "Some people are into sports, some people are into aeroscience, and that's what he wants to do so he's going for his dream."

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