18-year old launches his own airline!
An 18 year old teenager has turned his childhood fascination with planes into reality as he is all set to launch his own airline.
An 18 year old teenager has turned his childhood fascination with planes into reality as he is all set to launch his own airline which will operate between Oxford and Cambridge.
'Flying has been my passion since I was six' Martin Halstead was quoted by the Telegraph as saying.
His company, Alpha 1 Airways, will operate a twice-daily service between the two cities linked by academia but not by a convenient road or rail network.
Halstead has used some money left to him by his grandmother and the rest saved from doing part time jobs, to finance his airline venture.
I have never wanted to be anything other than a pilot, but I did not imagine that I would own an airline rather than fly for one,' he added.
'To my surprise I was offered the chance to start almost straight away. Such was my desire to become a pilot that I was given the backing of my parents and my principal to leave school without completing my A-levels,' he said.
Alpha 1 will charter eight-seat Piper Navajo Chieftains and crew from the operator AirMed, but will provide all the customer services including booking arrangements, telephones and website.
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