In 1929, Amy Johnson became the First Lady of Aviation. Today, a mere 92 years later, YAC's very own Lynn Cooper has joined the hall of fame by becoming the Second Lady of Aviation as she gained her Light Aircraft Pilot's Licence. Well done Lynn! We're all raising a...
Skills test pass this weekend for YAC student Max Verdicchio who has now gained his Private Pilot's Licence. Well done Max!
Another first solo to report today. This time it's James Woodland who captained the 172 around the circuit on his own for the first time. Not bad going considering he only started lessons last month!
Another skills test pass in the space of a couple of days. Today it was Abdul Khalid who passed his PPL Skills Test.
What a glorious day for flying it has been. This was definitely the case for YAC student Marek Niedzwiedz who completed his first solo. Well done Marek!
Success today for Jake Frost as he gained his wings following a successful PPL skills test
Completing his first solo today was YAC student Jordan Barker. Congratulations Jordan!
Making the most of the bank holiday weather today was YAC student Dave Marsh who passed his PPL Skills Test at the first time of asking. Get yourself off to your fancy dress party Dave and have a well deserved beer!
First solo today for YAC student Ephraim Bempong. Nice one Ephraim!
PPL skills test pass this morning for Adrian Aknai who managed to get it in before the rain started. We'll done Adrian!
First solo today for YAC student Tom Szczypinski. Achieving this after only 9 hours of flying was definitely worth a handshake from instructor Dale, followed by some hand sanitizer obviously....
First solo today for YAC student Keenan Freeman. Well done Keenan!
Second success of the weekend goes to James Woolveridge who has passed his PPL Skills Test. He can now sit back, relax and enjoy some well deserved birthday drinks!
Congratulations to YAC student Rebecca Randall who completed her first solo flight this weekend after barely 10 hours of flight training!
Crazy busy today at YAC but what a perfect way to end the day with a PPL Skills Test pass for Yasir Khan. Nice one Yas!
Another glorious Spring day and another first solo. This time it was David Jones that did his first lap around the block in the Cessna unaccompanied. We'll done Sir!
It seems like an eternity since we last reported on some student success, so it was great to see Dave Marsh complete his first solo today. With the upcoming good weather, there should be a flurry of further successes to report over the next few days....
Today we saw our first PPL skills test pass of the year as Ted Jones gained his wings at the first attempt. Well done Ted!
The final student success of 2020 goes to Kris Cavill who has completed his Night Rating this evening to go with his IMC rating which he did just before Xmas. We're now going to take the rest of the year off!
PPL skills test pass this morning for YAC student Russell Till.
Another Night Rating completed. This time it was Richard Wong who completed the course. Although the days are now getting longer, there's still plenty of time to complete a Night Rating.
Big congratulations today to YAC student Dave Chadwick. Not only has he just completed his first solo, he's done it after only 9 hours of flight training. That's got to be a new record in our book!
Instrument Rating (Restricted) skills test pass this evening for Josh Jackson having mastered an Instrument Landing System approach down to minima.
Night rating completion last night for YAC student Heather Leung. What a busy month this is turning out to be!
PPL skills test pass today for YAC student Gary Newman who has just completed his PPL in the minimum 45 hours. Well done Gary!
Night Rating number two of the week completed this evening. This time it was Sara Wilson who has gained her twilight wings.
Making the most out of today's clear winter weather was YAC student Yasir Khan who has completed his first solo. Well done Yas!
Another Night Rating achieved at the weekend. This time it was Jon Hoare who completed the 5 hour course over the space of two evenings. Just a reminder that we are able to offer training towards the Night Rating 7 nights a week.
it's been a mix of sunshine and showers today. Thankfully the sun came through at the end of the day for James Haggarty to complete his first solo.
Another first solo to report. This time it is Bailey Travis who has gained his wings by piloting an aircraft on his own for the first time.
What a busy little week it has been for YAC student Jamie Jackson. First the night rating, immediately followed by the Instrument Rating (restricted). Hopefully we'll see him return in the spring to complete his Flight Instructor's Course.
Congratulations to Simon Burrows who has completed his night rating this evening having only started it yesterday.
First solo on Saturday for Dan Reader. Nice one!
First solo for Owen Dungworth. Not bad going considering it's only a few weeks after his 16th birthday!
PPL skills test passed and night rating achieved for YAC student Kyle Kilmore. The first two steps on his road to becoming a professional pilot.
Skills test pass today for YAC student Nathan Bailey who has gained his Private Pilot's Licence. Well done Nathan!
A second one of students successfully completed their Night Rating at the weekend. This time it was Jake Didsbury who gained his wings of darkness.
First solo today for Mostafa Metwally. We look forward to lots more happy landings to come!
The first night rating of the season has been completed tonight with Mik Kent completing the final part of the 5 hour course. We're sure there'll be plenty of others following him over the next few weeks.
Congratulations today go to YAC student Tavonga Goshomi who has completed his first solo flight. Nice one Captain!
Another skills test pass this afternoon. Today it was Rob Monk that gained his PPL wings.
First solo today for YAC student Nick Kean who successfully piloted one of our Cessna 150 aircraft around the circuit for a smooth landing.
Congratulations this afternoon go to YAC and University of Sheffield student Josh Purdie, who has just passed his PPL skills test at the first attempt. Well done Josh
First solo this morning for Russell Till. What makes this achievement extra impressive, is that Russell has achieved this great feat in under 10 hours of training. Well done!
Perfect way to finish off a very busy month of flying with a PPL skills test pass for Dominic Dodd.
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.
First solo today for YAC student Marlena Idczac. Gratulacje Marlena!
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!
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
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.