Achievements

Follow the achievements of our students in taking their first solo flight

and then gaining their licence.

James Thompson

James Thompson

Instrument Rating (Restricted) skills test pass today for YAC student James Thompson, having completed the course in a mere 4 days. Not bad going!

Charlie Groves

Charlie Groves

What a perfect end to the week with a PPL skills test pass for YAC student Charlie Groves. Well done Charlie!

Daniel Beard

Daniel Beard

Wow! 2 first solos in the space of a day at YAC. This afternoon it was the turn of University of Sheffield student Dan Beard to gain his wings. Not bad going for a Monday!

Lewis Wise

Lewis Wise

First solo today for YAC student Lewis Wise. Well done Lewis!

Owen Dungworth

Owen Dungworth

Congratulations to YAC student Owen Dungworth who today passed his PPL Skills Test despite only being 16 years old. We're sure that this achievement is just the beginning of a long journey of success in aviation for Owen.

Jake Cooper

Jake Cooper

PPL skills test pass this afternoon for Jake Cooper. Well done Jake!

Sean Whiteley

Sean Whiteley

Having only completed 9 hours of flight training, YAC student Sean Whiteley carried out his first solo flight today. Well done Sean!

Lynn Cooper

Lynn Cooper

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...

Max Verdicchio

Max Verdicchio

Skills test pass this weekend for YAC student Max Verdicchio who has now gained his Private Pilot's Licence. Well done Max!

James Woodland

James Woodland

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!

Abdul Khalid

Abdul Khalid

Another skills test pass in the space of a couple of days. Today it was Abdul Khalid who passed his PPL Skills Test.

Marek Niedzwiedz

Marek Niedzwiedz

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!

Jake Frost

Jake Frost

Success today for Jake Frost as he gained his wings following a successful PPL skills test

Jordan Barker

Jordan Barker

Completing his first solo today was YAC student Jordan Barker. Congratulations Jordan!

Dave Marsh

Dave Marsh

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!

Ephraim Bempong

Ephraim Bempong

First solo today for YAC student Ephraim Bempong. Nice one Ephraim!

Adrian Aknai

Adrian Aknai

PPL skills test pass this morning for Adrian Aknai who managed to get it in before the rain started. We'll done Adrian!

Tom Szczypinski

Tom Szczypinski

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....

Keenan Freeman

Keenan Freeman

First solo today for YAC student Keenan Freeman. Well done Keenan!

James Woolveridge

James Woolveridge

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!

Rebecca Randall

Rebecca Randall

Congratulations to YAC student Rebecca Randall who completed her first solo flight this weekend after barely 10 hours of flight training!

Yasir Khan

Yasir Khan

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!

David Jones

David Jones

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!

Dave Marsh

Dave Marsh

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....

Ted Jones

Ted Jones

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!

Kris Cavill

Kris Cavill

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!

Russell Till

Russell Till

PPL skills test pass this morning for YAC student Russell Till.

Ric Wong

Ric Wong

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.

Dave Chadwick

Dave Chadwick

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!

Josh Jackson

Josh Jackson

Instrument Rating (Restricted) skills test pass this evening for Josh Jackson having mastered an Instrument Landing System approach down to minima.

Heather Leung

Heather Leung

Night rating completion last night for YAC student Heather Leung. What a busy month this is turning out to be!

Gary Newman

Gary Newman

PPL skills test pass today for YAC student Gary Newman who has just completed his PPL in the minimum 45 hours. Well done Gary!

Sara Wilson

Sara Wilson

Night Rating number two of the week completed this evening. This time it was Sara Wilson who has gained her twilight wings.

Yasir Khan

Yasir Khan

Making the most out of today's clear winter weather was YAC student Yasir Khan who has completed his first solo. Well done Yas!

Jon Hoare

Jon Hoare

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.

James Haggarty

James Haggarty

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.

Bailey Travis

Bailey Travis

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.

Jamie Jackson

Jamie Jackson

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.

Simon Burrows

Simon Burrows

Congratulations to Simon Burrows who has completed his night rating this evening having only started it yesterday.

Dan Reader

Dan Reader

First solo on Saturday for Dan Reader. Nice one!

Owen Dungworth

Owen Dungworth

First solo for Owen Dungworth. Not bad going considering it's only a few weeks after his 16th birthday!

Kyle Kilmore

Kyle Kilmore

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.

Nathan Bailey

Nathan Bailey

Skills test pass today for YAC student Nathan Bailey who has gained his Private Pilot's Licence. Well done Nathan!

Jake Didsbury

Jake Didsbury

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.

Mostafa Metwally

Mostafa Metwally

First solo today for Mostafa Metwally. We look forward to lots more happy landings to come!

Mik Kent

Mik Kent

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.

Tavonga Goshomi

Tavonga Goshomi

Congratulations today go to YAC student Tavonga Goshomi who has completed his first solo flight. Nice one Captain!

Rob Monk

Rob Monk

Another skills test pass this afternoon. Today it was Rob Monk that gained his PPL wings.

Nick Kean

Nick Kean

First solo today for YAC student Nick Kean who successfully piloted one of our Cessna 150 aircraft around the circuit for a smooth landing.

Josh Purdie

Josh Purdie

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