Achievements

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

and then gaining their licence.

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

Russell Till

Russell Till

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!

Dominic Dodd

Dominic Dodd

Perfect way to finish off a very busy month of flying with a PPL skills test pass for Dominic Dodd.

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.