Delivering excellence

We are aiming to establish the finest and most trusted airline training academy in the industry. We recognise and appreciate there is high demand for competent, suitable and resilient professionals, which is why we are committed to taking on and developing the most promising cadets in the field.

Through a state-of-the-art educational approach, access to industry-leading equipment and vastly experienced tutoring, cadets and airlines alike can be safe in the knowledge that they will have chosen the premium airline training option.


Proud to be working with the best

With an extensive and proven track record in commercial aviation, education and training, we are establishing partnerships with some of the most reputable airlines in the world.

Moreover, we have partnered with MPS and California Aeronautical University.

Additionally, Skyborne is working closely with Secure Trust Bank to develop innovative funding solutions, all supported by our parent company, Hermitage Investment Group.



Fellow of the Institute of Directors and Royal Aeronautical Society, with almost 30 years of experience in airline operations, recruitment and selection, MPL and integrated pilot training programmes.

As co-founder and CEO of Skyborne, Lee oversees every aspect of the business, ensuring we deliver the very best user experience and final outcome for all cadets and customers.

With three decades of experience in the airline industry as a line pilot, training captain and a former director and shareholder of CTC Aviation, Lee brings a level of unrivalled expertise to the role.

He aims to take his wealth of experience and work with directors and managers of the world’s leading airlines to offer a range of programmes for pilots, cabin crew and future managers.



Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and former airline pilot with 20 years experience in the airline and training fields.

As co-founder and COO of Skyborne, Ian is responsible for overseeing all aspects of our operations and is the Accountable Manager.

As a former pilot for Monarch and British Airways, Ian has first-hand industry experience to accompany his director-level roles at training academies Airways Aviation and CAE, including the oversight and operation of Integrated, Modular and MPL training programmes around the world involving numerous regulators. Ian brings a wealth of unrivalled experience to the role.

Ian is dedicated to ensuring we deliver excellence across all fields of our operations, whilst at the same time ensuring Safety is the key priority.

Tom Misner



Tom Misner’s name has been synonymous with the education and music industry for over 40 years as a musician, engineer, producer, educator and entrepreneur.

These passions led him to become the founder and driving force behind the world’s largest and most successful creative media education provider, SAE Institute, which revolutionised the education space for audio, film, and graphics media content creators in over 27 countries.

Tom is most renowned for his role in transnational education, being awarded an honorary doctorate for his services to education by Middlesex University in 2001 and Columbia College, USA in 2005. He continues to invest in and quietly support the commercial sector and artists alike as he has done for over 20 years.

Tom has worked on over a 100 albums as an engineer, producer and musician, and has been involved with the education and training of well over 60,000 students over 35 years. Since the sale of SAE Institute, Tom has been instrumental in the creation of Skyborne Airline Academy.