The singer gets to grips with the controls

Niall Horan was ‘put in control’ of an aeroplane in Australia this week.

The blond One Direction star, 20, was snapped wearing a headpiece and giving a thumbs up as he sat in the cockpit.

‘captain Horan! 1DHQ x,’ read a message from 1D‘s Instagram account.

The flight crew grinned broadly as they indulged their celebrity guest, who hasn’t yet got any piloting skills. But maybe the singer, who loves golf, will enrol in flying lessons as a new hobby.

One Direction have been Down Under on their Take Me Home world tour since the end of last month and Niall is loving playing to screaming Aussie fans.

But he was feeling a bit too tired to do any sightseeing yesterday.

‘Havnt moved outside my hotel room all day! Lazy mofo,’ Tweeted Niall.

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