News and Opinion

  • Ready for take-off: Skyborne’s new national charity initiative

    October 12, 2019

    We are really excited to be announcing the Pink Ribbon Foundation and Prostate Cancer UK as our latest national charity partners and you can help us raise money by purchasing our specially designed epaulettes and pin badges.   To support these two fantastic causes, we will be donating all of the proceeds evenly between the […]

  • Skyborne’s industry leading UPRT course to improve airline pilot safety

    September 30, 2019

    Gloucestershire, UK – 30 September 2019: Skyborne Airline Academy is launching airline-focused Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) to provide pilots with the skills they need to anticipate, avoid and recover upsets during flight. Through adopting an evidence-based approach to UPRT, Skyborne will dive deep into analysis of previous airline accidents and incidents involving loss of control […]

  • Manish Patel - Skyborne Chief Flight Instructor

    A discussion with Manish Patel, our Chief Flight Instructor

    September 19, 2019

    Manish Patel is the Chief Flight Instructor at our brand-new fair-weather training base at Castellón Airport in Spain. Manish leads a team of three Flight Instructors, which will be rising to around 20 over the next 12-18 months. He is currently working with our inaugural EASA Integrated ATPL cadets as they begin their core flight […]

  • Skyborne Simulator Cadets with Instructor

    APS MCC – boosting your career prospects

    August 10, 2019

    One of our primary goals at Skyborne is to see our pilots work with the world’s leading airlines, using our world-class training standards and expertise to put them one step ahead of their peers. Earlier this year, we launched the UK’s first Boeing 737 MAX APS MCC course. The Skyborne APS MCC course builds upon […]

  • APS MCC Skyborne Simulator Cadets

    Skyborne to offer bespoke simulator training to boost cadets’ employment prospects

    June 27, 2019

    Gloucestershire, UK – 27 June 2019: Skyborne Airline Academy is launching Airline Simulator Assessment Preparation sessions in its Boeing 737 MAX FTD simulator, to maximise cadets’ employment prospects. The preparation sessions will take place at Skyborne’s Gloucestershire Airport facility and give recent graduates the opportunity to optimise their preparations for the recruitment process with their prospective employer. […]

  • Skyborne Sponsored Flight Instructor Programme

    Skyborne launches Sponsored Flight Instructor Programme

    June 3, 2019

    Gloucestershire, UK – 3rd June 2019: Skyborne Airline Academy is launching a Sponsored Flight Instructor Programme to foster the next generation of airline pilot instructors in Spain. Over six weeks participants will complete 35 flying hours and 130 hours of theory training. Those who successfully complete the programme will go on to work as Single Engine Flight […]

  • “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