What a perfect way to start Xmas early by passing your PPL skills test on Xmas Eve. This is what Alistair Olivo did this afternoon. Go treat yourself to a mince pie Sir!
Another Instrument Rating pass. This time it was Max Jackson who passed his test after completing the course in the minimum hours.
As part of a very busy Monday of flight tests this afternoon, it was great to see Fabrice Verplanken pass his PPL skills test. Having completed the bulk of his training at Sheffield Aero Club who are based at Netherthorpe Airfield, it has been a pleasure to apply the...
Well done to Joseph Hayat who passed his Instrument Rating (Restricted) skills test this afternoon. Joseph also wins the award for best dressed pilot, putting his instructor to shame!
Another YAC student has completed their Night Rating. This time it was Sudais Habib who completed the course.
First solo this afternoon for YAC student George Moore
Congratulations to Luke Dunkley who braved the cold today to pass his PPL skills test. Nice one Luke!
Another student gained their Private Pilot's Licence today. Congratulations to Sam Reddington who is our latest student to become qualified.
First solo today for Luke Swaby. Well done Luke!
Congratulations to Chris Adams who has passed his PPL skills test, a mere 40 years on since undertaking his first lesson. We hope it was worth the wait Chris!
First solo to report today for Ryan Ward. Well done Ryan!
Congratulations to Mckenzie Holmes who completed his first solo today.
Adding to her collection of PPL and IR(R), tonight saw Zoe Bellamy add Night Rating to her list of piloting qualifications. Well done Zoe!
First solo today for YAC student Darren Bailey. Nice one Dazza!
Congratulations to James Watson who completed his night rating this evening.
It was nice to see a very happy chappy today with YAC student Arturs Meskovskis completing his lifelong dream of obtaining his Private Pilot's Licence.
Congratulations to Chris Rowlands who passed his Instrument Rating (restricted) skills test this lunchtime. What makes this achievement even more poignant, is that Chris will now enter the history books as the last pilot to pass a skills test at Doncaster Sheffield...
Congratulations to Tim Heptinstall who passed his PPL Skills Test today, having completed the course bang on the minimum 45 hours. Impressive stuff Tim!
Another night rating completed. Tonight it was YAC student Jack Thorpe that completed the second half of his course, including a few circuits at DSA whilst it's still there.
Congratulations to Tomasz Bobiec who passed his Instrument Rating (restricted) course today.
What a calm lovely evening it has turned out to be tonight in order to allow Mckenzie Brailsford to complete his night rating.
Congratulations to Jack Douthwaite who passed his PPL skills test this morning.
What a busy couple of days it's turned out to be for Jordan Polonijo. Having passed his PPL skills test on Wednesday, this evening he has completed his Night Rating. You need to get your Instrument Rating next Jordan!
Congratulations to YAC student Jordan Polonijo who passed his PPL skills test this week. Jordan's initial training at YAC was funded through the Ministry of Defence's ELCAS scheme so just a reminder that YAC are an accredited ELCAS training provider.
Another PPL skills test pass to report. Today it was Jack Thorpe who gained his Pilots Licence. Well done Jack!
Congratulations to Faisal Hussain who completed his first solo this afternoon.
Congratulations to Xiaole Yu who has just completed his first solo.
Completing a trio of first solos this week, today we saw Dean Glazzard carry out his first lap around the circuit on his own. Nice one Dean!
Another first solo to report. Today it was the turn of Harrison Sheard to take to the skies on his own for the first time. Well done Harrison!
Congratulations to Nathan Jessop who completed his first solo flight in the Cessna 150 today. Well done Nathan!
Skills test pass today for Zoe Bellamy who gained her Instrument Rating (R). Well done Zoe!
First solo today for Rahil Shafei. Well done Rahil!
Congratulations to Rebecca Swift who passed her Instrument Rating (restricted) this afternoon.
It's been great to see another YAC student complete their first solo. This time it was William Quay who went on his own for the first time.
What a way to make your 17th birthday a memorable one by completing your first solo. This is what YAC student Bradley Ford-Davis this afternoon. Well done Bradley!
Tuesday turned into a busy day with a second skills test pass. This time it was Sudais Habib who gained his Private Pilot's Licence.
Congratulations to Manu Singh who passed his Class Rating Instructor assessment of competence this morning.
Well done to James Polonijo who completed his first solo today as part of the ELCAS scheme.
Congratulations to Nashville Ram who passed his PPL skills test yesterday.
Congratulations to Raphael Lewis who completed his first solo today.
Congratulations to Kamen Sullivan who has passed his Instrument Rating (Restricted) today having completed the course in the minimum 15hrs.
Congratulations to Natalie Till who braved the warm weather today to pass her PPL skills test. Hope you enjoyed the celebratory beer in the pub afterwards!
First solo today for Andy Barker. Well done sir!
Perfect way to end a busy week of flying with a first solo for Jake Forrest.
PPL skills test pass today for Monika Dzierbicka. Congratulations Monika!
It's turning into quite a successful week for YAC students. Today saw the first solo for Mark Garratt. Well done Mark!
Having originally started flying in 1982, it was great to see Steve Carter pass his PPL today after a mere 40 years. Glad to see your love of flying has lived on a bit longer than the mullet and spandex pants Steve!
PPL skills test pass today for YAC student Mckenzie Brailsford. Well done Mckenzie!
Congratulations to Andrew Kearney who passed his PPL skills test this afternoon at DSA.
After 4 weeks of training, congratulations go to James Taylor who has gained his Flight Instructor rating today having completed his FI course with us. Well done James!
PPL skills test pass today for Dave Chadwick who has completed the course in the minimum 45 hours. Well done Dave!
PPL skills test pass today for Oliver Woodcock, one of the many students that we've welcomed from the now defunct DSFT. Congratulations Oliver!
First solo today for YAC student Luke Scarfe who is still only 16 years of age! Well done Luke
PPL skills test pass this afternoon for Giovanna Kelly. Well done Giovanna!
Perfect way to finish off a busy weekend of flying with a first solo for Atharva Gadre this evening.
Congratulations to Marlena Idczak who passed her PPL skills test today. Dobra robota Marlena!
Another PPL skills test to report. This time it was Fred Barker who has gained his licence.
Well done to Craig Mason who passed his PPL skills test on Wednesday evening.
PPL skills test pass on Saturday for YAC student Zoe Bellamy. Well done Zoe!
Congratulations to Arturs Meskovskis who also completed his first solo this weekend.
First solo this weekend for Steve Geary who reached this achievement after only 11 hours of flying. Impressive stuff Steve!
Another first solo to report. This time it was Sam Simmonite who took to the skies on his own for the first time.
First solo today for YAC student Natalie Till. Nice one Natalie!
Congratulations to Max Jackson who passed his PPL skills test today having completed the course in the minimum 45 hours.
Second PPL skills test pass of the weekend. This time it was Ever Grech that gained his wings. Nice one Ever!
PPL skills test pass on Saturday for YAC student Lewis Wise. Well done Lewis!
Congratulations to Harry Hutchinson who passed his PPL Skills Test today.
First solo on Sunday for YAC student Zoe Bellamy. Well done Zoe!
Congratulations to Jenson Lambley who completed his first solo flight on Saturday
Well done to Joseph Hayat who completed his Night Rating last night
Congratulations to YAC student Joe Chatterton who passed his PPL skills test today.
PPL skills test pass this afternoon for Steve Miller. Well done Sir!
PPL skills test pass today for University of Sheffield student Dan Beard who has completed his PPL in the minimum hours. Well done Dan!
Wow! Three first solos in one day! Completing the hat-trick this afternoon was Mckenzie Brailsford. I think we now need to go and take a rest!
What a busy Monday it's turning out to be with Fred Barker becoming the second student of the day to complete their first solo.
First solo today for YAC student Monika Dzierbicka. Well done Monika!
Congratulations to University of Sheffield student Harald Tang who has passed his PPL skills test today.
Congratulations to YAC student Jason Towndrow who completed his first solo flight today!
Perfect way to end a busy weekend of good flying weather with a PPL skills test pass for Nick Kean. Well done Nick!
Another night rating completed. Tonight it was Owen Dungworth who added a night rating to his PPL.
Night rating completed this evening for YAC student Kamen Sullivan.
Another night rating completed. Tonight it was Tom Brown that gained his night time wings.
One of two successful Flight Instructor Course Assessments of Competence passes today at YAC. Well done to Andy Burton who is now a qualified instructor.
Congrats to Ian Fletcher that has completed his Night Rating this evening having completing the 5 hours course.
PPL Skills Test Pass
Flight Instructor Course
IR(R) Skills Test Pass