Yorkshire Aero Club

Flying Lessons in Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Flying Lessons in Sheffield, South Yorkshire Yorkshire Aero Clubis a CAAapprovedflight training organisation, offering trainingtowards the Private Pilot's Licence (PPL)and associated ratings from Doncaster Sheffield Airport.

Inaddition to this, we offer introductory flying lessons for those wishing to have a taste of what it's like to take control of an aircraft in flight. These introductory flying lessons make the perfect gift for the budding pilot. Introductory flights are either 30 minutes or 60 minutes in duration and can be conducted in either a 2 seater or 4 seater aircraft.

As well as flight training, Yorkshire Aero Club also offers aircraft self fly hire for qualified pilots and ground school training students completing the written exams for the PPL. Our in house examiners mean that we are a one-stop shop for all training and examination needs.
Areas Served
  • Chesterfield, Doncaster, Leeds, Sheffield, York, Hull
Business Details
  • Licensed
Highlights & Specialties
  • Introductory Flying Lessons
  • CAA Approved
Professional Associations & Certifications
  • Civil Aviation Authority
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Contact Details

Oxford House, Sixth Avenue, Doncaster Sheffield Airport
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
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Introductory Lessons
read moreAn introductory lesson (also known as a trial lesson) can be purchased for yourself or as a gift for a friend or relative and makes an excellent present for any occasion.

During your introductory lesson, your instructor will give you a pre-flight briefing which will cover the route to be flown and the safety features of the aircraft. In the aircraft an explanation of the cockpit instruments and a short brief on the effects of the primary flying controls will be given. This is to give you an understanding and an introduction to your first handling of the controls of an aeroplane. The route of the flight can be varied to incorporate your individual preferences, depending on the length of lesson purchased (either 30 minutes or 60 minutes). Favourite routes of our customers include over flying Chatsworth House, Ladybower Reservoir (Dam Busters territory!) and the Humber Bridge, all of which offering spectacular views and an unforgettable experience.


Jasmine Marie
read moreWhat an amazing experience Dan was fantastic explained everything clearly very friendly and an amazing experience will be back
Phil Beer
read moreAbsolutely loved flying with Dan this morning, hes a great instructor, very cool & calm when showing you the ropes. Would recommend to anyone wanting to learn to fly
Robert Barratt
read moreI would not hesitate to recommend both Dan and James at this flying club after spending the best part of 9 months learning how to fly with them. Every lesson was focussed and well-planned and both understand very well the particular pressures of developing knowledge, skills and understanding in a cockpit environment. The friendly manner they approached each session with certainly went quite some way to relieving some of the pressures involved in learning how to fly but I can say with absolute certainty that it was money very well spent. I am now a proud owner of a PPL license and will be looking to add my night rating very shortly. The fact that you can do all of this at an International airport is an added bonus (landing on Doncaster's huge runway is fantastic!)
Gareth Williams
read moreGreat instructors and an amazing airport to learn from.
Lee Parish
read moreAmazing 1 hour trial flight with Yorkshire Aero club. The whole experience for us was unforgettable and my parents loved the entire thing. Very friendly and professional instructor too. On the whole a very professional company with friendly staff, entirely recommended to everybody! Book it!
Chloe Richardson
read moreI had an air experience flight with Dan this afternoon and just wanted to say a huge thank you! Calm, informative, knowledgeable and reassuring - he was the ideal instructor! A great experience that I would definitely do again, after Ive bought vouchers for all my family to have a go! Thanks again
Christian Eaton
read moreJust had a flying lesson over Sheffield with these guys. Great fun. Want to do it again
Andy Weatherall
read moreThe combination of friendly instructors, excellent aircraft and the facilities of an international airport made it a no brainer when deciding where to do my flight training.
Mohammad R. Arjomandfar
Aug 16, 2018
Great instructors!
My experience with Yorkshire Aero Club was nothing short of amazing. Throughout all 7 of my recent lessons, both trainers who I had the pleasure of flying with were superb. They taught with consistent patience and professionalism, making the overall experience both enjoyable and adequately demanding. There is no doubt at all that I will be continuing my training at this facility until I acquire my PPL. To anyone who is hesitant about beginning their flying experience, I strongly reccomend starting at Yorkshire Aero Club and you will not be disappointed
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Yorkshire Aero Club
read moreBased at Doncaster Sheffield Airport in South Yorkshire and with a satellite office at Sandtoft Airfield in Lincolnshire, we're well positioned for Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Whether you've flown before and have hundreds of hours under your belt or are taking the first steps to learning to fly, our team are on hand to help you. We offer full training of the PPL and LAPL syllabus, as well as FRTOL examinations, night and IR (R) rating training. In addition to formal courses of training, we also offer Introductory Flying Lessons which can make an excellent gift for the budding pilot.
About Us
read moreOur satellite office opened in 2020, only 15 minutes from our main base at DSA, Sandtoft provides an enhanced ability to watch other aircraft meters from the runway and for guests to have a bite to eat whilst waiting.
The Team
read moreAll being keen aviators and having been in the commercial aviation scene for many years, relish the opportunity to pass on their skills and knowledge to the next generation of pilots. The wealth of knowledge that is on offer at Yorkshire Aero Club is second to none. They are available all day for you to contact and ask any questions about your course, progress or any worries you may have. Their aim is to put you through your flight training efficiently but at the same time make it enjoyable. Before embarking on his flight instructional career, Dan spent 15 years in the classroom honing his teaching skills.
Introductory Lessons
read moreTaking your first steps with an introductory flying lesson is often the start of an adventure to learning a new skill or changing career to allow you to see the world, for work. This allows you to experience flying before fully committing to gaining your PPL or LAPL and the time of your introductory lesson can be logged in your log book towards both of these courses. We offer both a 30 minute flight and for an extended flight time and scenes of the local area, 60 minutes. As part of the introduction, one of our skilled and trained instructors will brief you and discuss the route your lesson will take.
CAA Approved Training Organisation
read moreYAC were issued with approval from the CAA to commence with training on 14th December 2017. Our ATO registration is GBR.ATO-0486. This followed several months of validation and checks by the CAA that the course materials, knowledge and skills of our instructors were to the standards expected of an ATO. In addition, our instructors are authorised to teach using approved flight simulation training devices (FSTDs) for when the weather isn't great for flying, or when working towards your IR (R) rating.
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