PREPARING CADETS FOR AIRLINE OPERATIONS IN A TRULY INTEGRATED AND PROGRESSIVE WAY
Training takes place in four phases and the whole course takes approximately 18 months to complete. Skyborne takes a truly integrated approach to your airline pilot training. Our many years of experience mean we have devised the best curriculum for you to learn the necessary skills to become an airline pilot.
Your aircraft flight training will start earlier than in most other flight schools. The ATPL theoretical knowledge training is delivered in two parts, with the initial flight training sandwiched in between.
We accept applications year-round with each course having no more than 20 cadets.
PHASE ONE: Theoretical Knowledge
Duration: 20 weeks – Gloucestershire Airport, UK
Your training starts in our headquarters at Gloucestershire Airport where you will study, and be examined on, approximately half of the required 14 EASA ATPL subjects.
It’s not all classroom based however, as we believe the more exposure you have to flying, the more interesting and easier it will be to learn. Whilst you’re studying at our headquarters you will take part in observation flights and conduct familiarisation work in our Alsim DA42 and B737 MAX simulators.
PHASE TWO: Core Flight Training
Duration: 22 weeks
Once you have passed ground school you will head to our fair-weather training base at Castellón Airport in Spain. Unlike most flight training schools, your flying training will begin after 16 weeks, rather than the usual seven months.
Here you will complete core flight training in our single-engine piston aircraft.
After approximately six months you will head back to the UK to complete your remaining ATPL Theory and exams.
PHASE THREE: Remaining ATPL Theory and exams, Multi-Engine CPL and Instrument Rating
Duration: 22 weeks – Gloucestershire Airport, UK
You will return to our headquarters at Gloucestershire Airport to complete your training. Having immersed yourself in flying in the previous phase of training, you will be able to apply this practical experience to your remaining theoretical knowledge training with a much deeper understanding of how the theory and practical relate to each other.
During this phase you will complete your Multi-Engine CPL training and flight test in a DA-42. You will also undertake your Instrument Rating; alternating your time between the DA42 simulator and aircraft, so you can immediately apply what you have learned in the simulator to your aircraft training.
PHASE FOUR: Airline Pilot Standard Multi-Crew Co-Operation (APS MCC)
Duration: 3 weeks – Gloucestershire Airport, UK
This final phase will see you complete 40 hours of Multi-Crew training on our Boeing 737 MAX FTD simulator.
You will spend the first week in ground school, learning about air law, airline operations, multi-crew procedures and technical training, relevant to the B737 MAX aircraft.
Once this part is complete you will spend the remaining time in the simulator, progressively developing jet handling techniques and multi-crew skills. This ensures you will be fully prepared to commence type rating and line training with a Skyborne partner airline.Apply