Youth club member, Olly Rastrick, defied odds by recovering from an horrific glider crash in August last year.
The 16-year-old overcame life threatening injuries including a broken pelvis, femur, ankle and ribs and earlier this month he beat the odds again by getting back on his glider and flying again.
Youth workers at the Eastleigh-based Y Zone youth club were incredibly proud of Olly, Youth Worker Trina Jacobs, said: “He has shown courage and determination by getting back on his glider and doing the hobby that he loves even after such a terrible accident. He’s been an inspiration to all of us and young people like him.”
Olly developed his love of flying at the age of four and first flew on a glider when he was 13 at a gliding club at Lee-on-the-Solent.
To show how proud they are of his determination following the accident, and how inspirational his story is, the youth team have nominated him for a Pride of Britain award and are asking for support from his fellow youth club members and people of the Borough.
Olly is hoping for a career in the RAF as a pilot and the Y Zone youth group wish him luck for the future.
His story was recently covered on ITV Meridian News and features his first interview since the accident.