Achievements 2020

Follow the achievements of our students including those in 2020

who took their first solo, gained their wings or added additional ratings.

Dean Hollings

Dean Hollings

Having only started the course 6 days ago, Dean Hollings passed his IR(R) skills test today. We wish him all the best as he progresses onto his CPL and CB-IR.

Marlena Idczac

Marlena Idczac

First solo today for YAC student Marlena Idczac. Gratulacje Marlena!

Richard Wong

Richard Wong

Second PPL skills test pass of the weekend. This time it was the turn of University of Sheffield student Richard Wong to gain his wings. Well done Sir!

James Thompson

James Thompson

PPL Skills Test pass today for James Thompson. Having completed his entire PPL in just over 3 weeks, this has been a truly remarkable achievement

Alex Buxton

Alex Buxton

Another student has gained their IMC rating today. This time it was Alex Buxton who completed a successful skills test having completed the course in minimum hours.

Max Derbyshire

Max Derbyshire

First solo today for YAC student Max Derbyshire. Well done Max!

Ben Summers

Ben Summers

IMC skills test pass today for YAC student Ben Summers after demonstrating his ability on the ILS at Doncaster. Hopefully the training comes in useful for the Competency Based Instrument Rating.

Joshua Purdie

Joshua Purdie

With storm Francis moving through in the early hours, we've been graced with some perfect flying weather today of blue skies and light winds. University of Sheffield student Joshua Purdie made the most of it, completing his first solo this morning. Well done Joshua!

James Woolveridge

James Woolveridge

What a glorious summer's day it has been. Perfect conditions for YAC student James Woolveridge to captain one of our Cessna 150s around the circuit for the first time as he gained his solo wings.

Alex Lambert

Alex Lambert

The second skills test pass in a day. This time it was Alex Lambert who gained his IMC rating, having only started the course two weeks earlier. Nice one Alex!

Steve Hill

Steve Hill

Success today for Steve Hill who has gained his Instrument Rating (Restricted).

Max Verdicchio

Max Verdicchio

Not wanting to sound like a stuck record, but yet another first solo this evening. We're starting to lose count as we've now had more this month than some of our competitors have in a year! Today it was the turn of Max Verdicchio to strut his stuff down the runway and...

Luke Whitworth

Luke Whitworth

Yet another first solo at YAC. Just days after his 16th birthday, Luke Whitworth has taken to the skies on his own today for the first time. Give it another 12 months and he'll be able to start driving lessons.....

Harrison Denton

Harrison Denton

What a way to start to start the weekend with a first solo for Harrison Denton. Nice one Harrison!

James Pulfrey

James Pulfrey

Further student success this week. Today it was the turn of James Pulfrey to venture into the skies on his own for the first time as he completed his first solo.

Oliver Wardle

Oliver Wardle

PPL skills test pass this weekend for YAC student Oliver Wardle. Now the hard work towards the ATPLs begins.... Congrats Captain Wardle!

Gary Newman

Gary Newman

First Solo for Gary. Well done!

Mik Kent

Mik Kent

Instrument Rating (Restricted) pass for Mik Kent.

Jamie Jackson

Jamie Jackson

Instrument Rating (Restricted) pass for Jamie Jackson.

Luke Smith

Luke Smith

Another IMC rating skills pass. Today it was Luke Smith that has completed his IMC rating. Well done Luke!

Jon Snowden

Jon Snowden

Less than a week after passing his PPL, Jon Snowden has gone on to complete his night rating. IMC next Jon!

Marcus Chan

Marcus Chan

Congratulations to Marcus Chan who has just passed his IMC Rating

Jake Wrightson

Jake Wrightson

Another night rating gained this weekend. This time it was Jake Wrightson who completed his 5 hour course to fly at night.

Jon Snowden

Jon Snowden

Congratulations to Jon Snowden who has today has passed his PPL skills test. Well done Jon!

Miguel Rosa Garcia

Miguel Rosa Garcia

Making the most of the clear skies and full moon this evening was Miguel Rosa Garcia who has completed his night rating. ¡Felicidades Miguel!

Kian Woodhead

Kian Woodhead

Night rating success this week for YAC student Kian Woodhead

Daniel Wade

Daniel Wade

Congratulations to University of Leeds student Daniel Wade who tonight completed his night rating at YAC. Well done Daniel!

Mark Ashton

Mark Ashton

Mark has tonight become the fourth student in the space of 24 hours to complete his night rating. Well done Captain Ashton!

Lincoln Greatrick

Lincoln Greatrick

First solo success today for Lincoln Greatrick. Well done Lincoln!

Josh Raven

Josh Raven

Another student has today gained their Instrument Rating (Restricted) at YAC. This time it was Josh Raven who passed his skills test having completed the 15 hour course. Well done Josh!

Elliott Thompson

Elliott Thompson

First skills test pass of the year. Well done to Elliott Thompson who gained his IMC rating today. Night rating and IMC in the space of a week - good going Elliott!

Student Achievements

PPL Skills Test Pass

Richard Wong 05/09/20
James Thompson 05/09/20
Jon Snowden 13/03/2020
Oliver Wardle 27/07/2020

First Solo

Marlena Idczac 10/09/2020
Max Derbyshire 02/09/2020
Joshua Purdie 26/08/2020
James Woolveridge 24/08/2020
James Thompson 20/08/2020
Max Verdicchio 09/08/2020
Luke Whitworth 06/08/2020
Harrison Denton 01/08/2020
James Palfrey 30/07/2020
Gary Newman 16/07/2020
Lincoln Greatrick 27/01/2020

IR(R) Skills Test Pass

Alex Buxton 02/09/2020
Ben Summers 27/08/2020
Alex Lambert 22/08/2020
Steve Hill 22/08/2020
Mik Kent 25/07/2020
Jamie Jackson 11/07/2020
Luke Smith 22/03/2020
Marcus Chan 16/03/2020
Josh Raven 19/01/2020
Elliott Thompson 15/01/2020

Night Rating

Jon Snowden 19/03/2020
Jake Wrightson 14/03/2020
Miguel Rosa Garcia 08/03/2020
Kian Woodhead 04/03/2020
Daniel Wade 26/02/2020
Mark Ashton 26/02/2020
Leigh Allsop 25/02/2020
Kelvin Truswell 25/02/2020
Jonathan Bautista-Trimming 23/02/2020
Michael O’Hara 15/01/2020
Elliott Thompson 08/01/2020
Alex Lambert 04/01/2020