North Korean state TV on Monday broadcast childhood photos of leader Kim Jong-un.
It broadcast a concert for pilots and displayed two photos of Kim as a child wearing a pilot's uniform as well as another of the leader in his teens sitting in the cockpit of a jet fighter.
The pictures are apparently part of a campaign to stoke the personality cult surrounding Kim.
The regime uses childhood events of nation founder Kim Il-sung and his son Kim Jong-il as material for school texts.
The regime is also playing up Kim Jong-un's pistol marksmanship at the ripe age of three and his mastery of seven languages.
The state media also claimed that Kim discovered new geographical features of the isolated country when he was in his teens and was a scholar of the achievements of famous generals from around the world.