MICKEY KAYE CPL, SEP, MEP, TMG, MICROLIGHT, IMC, FI, IRI, FE (SEP, TMG)
Mickey obtained his PPL and IMC rating at East Midlands Airport in the early nineties. He then completed his Commercial Pilot's Licence at the now defunct G&B Aviation at Coventry.
He relocated to the York area in 2007 and was instrumental in the setting up of York Flying School at Breighton aerodrome.
MATT WALKER CPL, SEP, SET, MEP, TMG, IR, FI, FIC, FIE, IRI, AEROBATIC, FE (SEP, MEP, TMG), IRR, IRE
Matt originally started gliding at Burn Gliding Club and went solo on his 16th birthday. He completed his PPL at Gamston airfield and this was followed by his CPL, IR, MCC and JOC at Oxford Aviation.
Since then he has been instructing is largely responsible for our IMC and CBIR training.
Matt is also an EASA approved Instrument Rating Examiner for both initial and revalidation of Instrument Ratings.
STUART GARTON EASA PPL, SEP, MICROLIGHT, IMC, CRI, FI & FAA CPL
Stuart joined YFS in the summer of 2019 and has extensive microlight experience. He works part time at York Flying School and spends the rest of the time crop spraying in North America in the truly enormous PZL-Mielec M-18 Dromade
EON MICHAELIDES EASA PPL, SEP, IMC, FI
Eon started his career instructing before moving onto crop dusting. After having more scrapes than he cares to remember he got his first taste of airline flying with Skyways Coach Air on the DC3.
Later he went on to fly the Viscount, SD360, F27, DC9, Fokker 70/100, 737 and A320 series.
Forever disappointed with the roll rate of the A321 he is now back in his element and instructs at York Flying School three days a week.
EDWARD WOOD CPL, SEP, SET, MEP, MICROLIGHT, IMC, IR, FI, IRI, AEROBATIC
Edward obtained his PPL and IMC rating with York Flying School. After completing his hour building in G-AVMD he obtained his CPL and FI rating with Central Flight Training at Tatenhill and he has been instructing at York Flying School since.
Using the IFR time obtained during his IMC rating and IFR time logged while instructing, supplemented with practice on our Frasca 142 simulator, allowed him to complete an CBIR in significantly less hours than the traditional IR route.
HARRY ROBINSON EASA PPL, SEP, MICROLIGHT, IMC, FI
Harry Joined YFS late summer 2018 as a part time LAPL FI, he completed his PPL back in 2015 then went onto achieve extra ratings such as IMC and FI, he’s currently in the process of studying towards his ATPL theory for a career as a commercial pilot in the aviation industry. He shares a 1961 Jodel D120 with his father who also completed his PPL with YFS.
NICK LEE ATPL, AEROBATIC, NIGHT, SEP, TAILWHEEL, MICROLIGHT, DA (DISPLAY AUTHORISATION), FI
Nick joined the RAF and was trained on the Jet Provost, Gnat and Hunter before tours on the Nimrod and as an instructor back on the Jet Provost at RAF Church Fenton (Leeds East). Nick left the RAF in 1989 and has been flying B747 of one type or another ever since - now part time on the B747-8F with a Japanese cargo company. Nick is a fan of vintage taildraggers and owns and displays a Miles Messenger as well as flying some of the collection of vintage aircraft at Breighton. Nick has recently returned to instructing and is currently able to instruct PPL, LAPL, Tailwheel and Microlight.