Just some of the comments received from our many highly satisfied (and extremely happy!) customers.
"My flying first started with my lovely wife getting fed up with me being in the garden looking up at 3-axis and flex wing microlights flying overhead and saying " I'm going to do that one day ". So she bought me three hours of lessons with John Teesdale at Rufforth, training in a C42 three-axis microlight. I have to say that it changed my life completely!
John tends to put you at ease straight away and this in itself is a big boost to your confidence. Also York Flying Club is a friendly club and the other pilots are more than willing to help you in many ways. I have been a qualified NPPL pilot since early 2012 but if I need any assistance or further information all I have to do is ask John and he is able to help straight away. I would consider John a friend as well as Rufforth CFI."
"I had a great time learning to fly at Airsports Training. John Teesdale has enormous experience, so I know that I was always flying safely and the advice I received was totally reliable. The training aircraft are in top notch condition and models ideally suited to the novice pilot."
"Training at Airsports was a very enjoyable experience. It has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with great facilities and I would recommend Airsports to anyone wishing to fly."
Flying out of Rufforth is a real treat, there’s a huge, well maintained tarmac runway that doesn’t get waterlogged, decent facilities and hangarage. We fly all year round, there is lots of open countryside to fly over, loads of unrestricted airspace and lots to see from the birds eye view.
The hardest bit is opening the hangar doors, but there are enough friendly people around to help you with that!
I trained with John, he is an experienced, knowledgeable and patient instructor, who will always help you with your flying should you need it.
I completed the AFI course at Airsports Training in January 2014 and, after a successful test, have worked full time as an instructor at a Northumberland flying school. Having recently upgraded to QFI I now look forward to continuing my new career in aviation. It sounds melodramatic I know, but my life has been transformed these last twelve months or so.
The AFI course was an enjoyable and truly valuable experience and I would recommend it to any pilot even if they have no intention of becoming an instructor. You will come out of it a better, more capable and knowledgeable pilot.
John Teesdale is a highly experienced and knowledgeable pilot and instructor. Always professional, patient, conscientious and good humoured, he made sure I worked hard and set a very high standard by example for me to follow.
Paul Eden, Qualified Flying Instructor
I trained as an Assistant Flying Instructor with John in 2010. I found the course to be incredibly thorough and relevant. Although it is hard work, you come out of it a better pilot- confident and assured. John prepared me for the test very well and I felt sure of my self on my first day of teaching.
It is testament to John's tuition that since hiring me, the school I work for have ensured that all new Instructors were trained with Airsports Training.
I have absolutely no hesitation in saying that if you want a career as a Flying Instructor, Airsports Training is the best option for making that happen.
Lawrence Bell, Qualified Flying Instructor