Posted by Paul Docherty on 9/2/14
Belated congratulations on here to Neil Woodward who was sent solo on 29th December 2013 by Martin Boulton.
Posted by Andy Butler 30/11/2013
Congratulations to Cameron Smith - first solo today.
Cameron has been visiting us from Sutton Bank to hone his gliding skills.
Well done Cameron, you are my second in, (I think), 22 years!! (The number of years is the number in doubt!).
Posted by Dave Holborn 21/7/2013
Well done to our youngest solo ever (unless I am mistaken). Will Blackburn, who is a mere 14 years of age went solo today on his 52nd flight after less than 2 months of training - A testament to the instructors before me and to Wills dedication and talent. I will watch with interest as his flying career develops. Here is the photo after he landed.
Posted by Derek Roddie 24/4/2011
Huge congratulations to Sophia Hunt who went solo on Saturday 23rd April. We all stood and wondered why we couldn't do landings like that.
Well done Sophia, we all look forward to following your future progress.
Best wishes - Derrick
Posted by Patricia Ridger 21/4/2011
Congratulations to Layton Edwards who was sent solo by Mark Ridger on Wednesday. Coincidentally his solo was watched by his wife who had just dropped by on her first visit to the airfield.
Huge thanks must go to the wednesday crew who worked together so well for us to total up 56 launches. Not forgetting Eddie who jumped in and out of the tug all day. Mark and I were hardly out of gliders and your team work was invaluable.
Posted by Tim Milner 13/9/2010
Michael D'Cruze who organises York University gliding section went solo on saturday. Michael will be bringing students to fly over the next few weeks as the new term starts. He also went soaring on Sunday to complete a bronze leg, well done Michael
Posted by John Norman 5/4/2010
Michael Martin Smith was sent solo by Tim in March 2010. Not only was that a personal achievement but marks the end of a long road of endeavour by both Michael and his instructors, particularly Patricia. Well done.
Posted by Tony Kendall 21/1/2010
Congratulations to Major Wadforth who was sent solo in the Falke by Steve Wilkinson on Sunday.
Under the watchful gaze of the whole flight line he put the Falke through an Eco-wash immediately before departure by taxiing through the second biggest puddle ever recorded. He then executed the slickest landing ever witnessed by the Pocklington massive....
Well done Graham.
Posted by Terry Winn 9/10/2009
After a day of intensive cable break practice, I am pleased to say that Irvine Hunt flew his first solo glider flight. Prior to that I think he he was beginning to wonder what a complete launch was like! Well done Irvine.