Irvine, 16, from Upper Ballinderry, became the youngest
person in Ulster to pilot a plane solo on his recent
birthday. He has flown with the Ulster Flying Club for the
past two years.
What do you like doing on your day off?
Enjoy a lie-in, followed by a round of golf at Edenmore
and then go flying at the Ulster Flying Club and hang out
with my friends in the evening.
If you were to choose your favourite meal
what would it be, where and why?
My favourite meal is pizza, and the best pizza I have
had is at Villa Italia, Belfast
What has been your proudest moment?
That was flying solo on my 16th birthday. It has been my
ambition since I started flying at 14 and it all depended on
good weather and passing my air law exam.
What was the most frightening moment of
When I broke my knee playing football. The Doctor told
me I needed an operation and that really frightened me.
How would you describe your taste in
I am a very casual dresser. I tend to spend more money
What would you do if you won a million
Buy a house on the west coast of Florida, a Cessna 172
and a fast car (for when I learn to drive).
What was your most embarrassing moment?
I'm lucky I haven't had one - yet!
What music do you like?
I have a varied taste including rap and swing
What sports person do you most admire?
Without a doubt, Tiger Woods, he is such an athlete and
a great role model.
Describe your best ever holiday.
My best holiday was in Longboat Key, Florida and my dream
holiday would be Antigua because the fishing looks good.
What is your greatest remaining ambition?
To be a commercial airline pilot.
If you could spend a day with a celebrity
whom would you choose?
If you were stranded on a desert island
what three things would you want with you?
My bed, a golf club and golf balls.
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