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    Skyborne recognised as official training provider for military personnel

    June 19, 2020

    Gloucestershire, UK – 19 June 2020: Skyborne Airline Academy has been named as an Approved Learning Provider for serving military personnel and service leavers, allowing them to use Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) towards the cost of their pilot training.  Trainees will be able to use up to £2,000 per year of funding under the ELC scheme towards […]

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    Skyborne launches ‘Flying Start’ initiative

    June 10, 2020

    Gloucestershire, UK – 8 June 2020: Skyborne Airline Academy is giving prospective cadets a ‘Flying Start’, by temporarily waiving selection fees for all EASA/UKCAA Integrated and Combined Modular ATPL applicants. Until the end of July 2020, prospective trainees seriously considering a career as an airline pilot will be able to complete Skyborne’s online psychometric and aptitude tests […]

  • 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 […]

  • “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