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  • Skyborne brings airline standards to PPL training

    May 27, 2020

    Gloucestershire, UK – 27 May 2020: Skyborne Airline Academy is launching a Private Pilot Licence (PPL) course that specifically emphasises professional airline standards to help build a foundation for safe, recreational flying.  During the Skyborne PPL course, trainees will learn about airline philosophy, custom and practice as they complete their first flying licence. For those considering […]

  • Is your future up in the air?

    May 7, 2020

    At a challenging time like this, particularly in aviation, it could appear a little incongruous to consider enrolling on a full-time ATPL IR course, but in the right circumstances, it could be a very good idea. We can see that globally, aviation is being challenged, particularly in the passenger airline space; however we know this […]

  • Skyborne celebrates first year of its EASA Integrated ATPL programme

    April 16, 2020

    Skyborne Airline Academy is today marking the first anniversary of its EASA Integrated ATPL programme and one year of training for its first intake – Cadet Pilot (CP) 001.    Skyborne has 38 students currently going through its EASA Integrated ATPL programme, with 11 more planned to start in 2020 to date. Across all courses, […]

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    An update on training and applications during COVID-19

    March 25, 2020

    The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a fast-developing situation for the aviation industry, and we are doing all we can to maintain the maximum safety of our valued staff, trainees and their loved ones. We are following strict government guidelines across our locations in the UK, the United States and India. Where directed by the government […]

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    Skyborne launches Skills Continuation Training

    March 19, 2020

    Gloucestershire, UK – 18 March 2020: Skyborne Airline Academy is launching a Skills Continuation Training programme to support graduates in the event of delays in securing airline placements due to coronavirus. The refresher training provides continuous support and mentoring by an experienced flight instructor and two hours of instructor-led training in Skyborne’s DA42 simulator every three months. […]

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    Skyborne launches support package for Flybe pilots

    March 13, 2020

    Gloucestershire, UK – 13 March 2020: Skyborne Airline Academy is setting out a series of measures to support pilots affected by the collapse of the airline Flybe.   From 6th March 2020, former Flybe pilots will be able to apply for a specialist Skyborne sponsored flight instructor programme. Those pursuing airline roles will alternatively be able to […]

  • “The APS MCC at Skyborne is a very demanding, but rewarding course. Over the last three weeks I’ve gained all the necessary skills needed as a commercial airline pilot, putting into practice typical real world scenarios in the UK’s first B737 MAX simulator. I cannot thank the instructors enough, the programme is very well-structured and they are always on hand to help wherever possible to ensure you get the most out of the course. Thank you Skyborne for everything you’ve done and I look forward to sharing my success with you.”

    Brad Timmins Brad Timmins Skyborne student
  • “As an RAF fighter pilot, the short time to complete the Military Conversion Course was a challenge, but thanks to Skyborne’s professional approach, impressive facilities and positive learning environment, I was able to pass first time. As Skyborne is expanding, I foresee this airline academy going from strength to strength. I would highly recommend Skyborne to any colleague looking to make the step from military to civilian aviation.”

    James Harkin James Harkin
  • “The training I received from Skyborne was excellent. Their modern facilities and aircraft coupled with professional, friendly and personalised instruction meant that my CPL-IR was thoroughly enjoyable, as well as professionally rewarding. I would highly recommend Skyborne to anyone.”

    Stefan Wurwal