The man who was convicted last March of flying without a licence while pretending to be a flying instructor at North Weald Airfield has admitted stealing aircraft parts. However, despite being on a suspended sentence from the first offences, Wesley Andrew Tierney has avoided prison.
Tierney, aged 26, from Letchworth, Herts stole and hid an estimated £10,000-worth of items. He pleaded guilty to three counts of theft at Chelmsford Crown Court on 5 October. He was sentenced to a 16 month prison term, suspended for a year.
This conviction comes after Tierney received an eight-month prison sentence, suspended for 14 months, in March after admitting three counts of acting as flight crew of an aircraft without holding an appropriate licence and two counts of forgery with attempt to deceive.