British rapper Dappy is taking flying lessons to fulfil his lifelong dream of becoming a pilot.

The former N-Dubz star has a love of flying remote control planes but is now eyeing a move to the real thing.

He had a chance meeting with Lee Cawkwell, a qualified pilot, who agreed to take to the skies to show the rapper how to control an aircraft.

Cawkwell tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "I met Dappy this week. When he found out I was a pilot he got really excited. He showed me footage of him flying remote control planes and he's very good at it. Now I'm going to teach him how to fly a real aeroplane."