Achievements

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

and then gaining their licence.

Max Rowlands

Max Rowlands

First solo today for Max Rowlands. Well done Max!

Luke Swaby

Luke Swaby

Congratulations to Luke Swaby who passed his PPL skills test this afternoon

Lewis Beese

Lewis Beese

First solo today for Lewis Beese. Well done Lewis!

Dante Garrido

Dante Garrido

Congratulations to Dante Garrido who completed his first solo flight today.

Nathan McCurry

Nathan McCurry

First solo to celebrate to Nathan McCurry. Not bad going for a 16 year old.

Sam Reddington

Sam Reddington

Another night rating completing. This time it was Sam Reddington who completed the course, to bolt it on to her shiny new PPL.

Muhammad Khan

Muhammad Khan

Congratulations to Muhammad Khan who completed his first solo flight at the weekend

Craig Mason

Craig Mason

First skills test pass of 2023 saw Craig Mason gain his Instrument Rating (Restricted). Nice one Craig!

Alistair Olivo

Alistair Olivo

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!

Max Jackson

Max Jackson

Another Instrument Rating pass. This time it was Max Jackson who passed his test after completing the course in the minimum hours.

Fabrice Verplanken

Fabrice Verplanken

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...

Joseph Hayat

Joseph Hayat

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!

Sudais Habib

Sudais Habib

Another YAC student has completed their Night Rating. This time it was Sudais Habib who completed the course.

George Moore

George Moore

First solo this afternoon for YAC student George Moore

Luke Dunkley

Luke Dunkley

Congratulations to Luke Dunkley who braved the cold today to pass his PPL skills test. Nice one Luke!

Sam Reddington

Sam Reddington

Another student gained their Private Pilot's Licence today. Congratulations to Sam Reddington who is our latest student to become qualified.

Luke Swaby

Luke Swaby

First solo today for Luke Swaby. Well done Luke!

Chris Adams

Chris Adams

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!

Ryan Ward

Ryan Ward

First solo to report today for Ryan Ward. Well done Ryan!

Mckenzie Holmes

Mckenzie Holmes

Congratulations to Mckenzie Holmes who completed his first solo today.

Zoe Bellamy

Zoe Bellamy

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!

Darren Bailey

Darren Bailey

First solo today for YAC student Darren Bailey. Nice one Dazza!

James Watson

James Watson

Congratulations to James Watson who completed his night rating this evening.

Arturs Meskovskis

Arturs Meskovskis

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.

Chris Rowlands

Chris Rowlands

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...

Tim Heptinstall

Tim Heptinstall

Congratulations to Tim Heptinstall who passed his PPL Skills Test today, having completed the course bang on the minimum 45 hours. Impressive stuff Tim!

Jack Thorpe

Jack Thorpe

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.

Tomasz Bobiec

Tomasz Bobiec

Congratulations to Tomasz Bobiec who passed his Instrument Rating (restricted) course today.

Mckenzie Brailsford

Mckenzie Brailsford

What a calm lovely evening it has turned out to be tonight in order to allow Mckenzie Brailsford to complete his night rating.

Jack Douthwaite

Jack Douthwaite

Congratulations to Jack Douthwaite who passed his PPL skills test this morning.

Jordan Polonijo

Jordan Polonijo

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!

Jordan Polonijo

Jordan Polonijo

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.

Jack Thorpe

Jack Thorpe

Another PPL skills test pass to report. Today it was Jack Thorpe who gained his Pilots Licence. Well done Jack!

Faisal Hussain

Faisal Hussain

Congratulations to Faisal Hussain who completed his first solo this afternoon.

Xiaole Yu

Xiaole Yu

Congratulations to Xiaole Yu who has just completed his first solo.

Dean Glazzard

Dean Glazzard

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!

Harrison Sheard

Harrison Sheard

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!

Nathan Jessop

Nathan Jessop

Congratulations to Nathan Jessop who completed his first solo flight in the Cessna 150 today. Well done Nathan!

Zoe Bellamy

Zoe Bellamy

Skills test pass today for Zoe Bellamy who gained her Instrument Rating (R). Well done Zoe!

Rahil Shafei

Rahil Shafei

First solo today for Rahil Shafei. Well done Rahil!

Rebecca Swift

Rebecca Swift

Congratulations to Rebecca Swift who passed her Instrument Rating (restricted) this afternoon.

William Quay

William Quay

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.

Bradley Ford-Davis

Bradley Ford-Davis

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!

Sudais Habib

Sudais Habib

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.

Manu Singh

Manu Singh

Congratulations to Manu Singh who passed his Class Rating Instructor assessment of competence this morning.

James Polonijo

James Polonijo

Well done to James Polonijo who completed his first solo today as part of the ELCAS scheme.

Nashville Ram

Nashville Ram

Congratulations to Nashville Ram who passed his PPL skills test yesterday.

Raphael Lewis

Raphael Lewis

Congratulations to Raphael Lewis who completed his first solo today.

Kamen Sullivan

Kamen Sullivan

Congratulations to Kamen Sullivan who has passed his Instrument Rating (Restricted) today having completed the course in the minimum 15hrs.

Natalie Till

Natalie Till

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!