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Last Updated: Friday April 11 2008 05:49 GMT

Pilot honours for Prince William

Prince William

Prince William will be flying high when he gets a top qualification from the Royal Air Force on Friday.

The 25-year-old has spent the past four months learning how to pilot a plane and to mark the end of his training he's being presented with his 'wings'.

That means he's qualified to fly military planes. He'll get the badge of honour from his dad - Prince Charles.

The presentation will take place in Lincolnshire, with Wills sharing the honour with 25 other young graduates.

Flying is quite a tradition in the Royal family.

Prince Charles did a flying training course in 1971 and William's granddad Prince Philip was awarded his wings in 1953.

William's next stop is the Navy, which he'll join later this year.