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  • Skyborne Cadet Pilot Thomas Vaughan

    How To Prepare For Flight Training At Skyborne Airline Academy

    September 24, 2020

    I’m Thomas Vaughan, and I’m an Integrated ATPL cadet here at Skyborne. I’m delighted to be starting the flying stage of my training in Skyborne’s modern fleet of Diamond aircraft. Before starting my journey as an airline pilot, I took my time to research different training providers so I could find an academy that would […]

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    A Proud Day For Our IndiGo Cadets

    August 19, 2020

    Today marks one year since Skyborne’s first intake on the IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme officially began their pilot training in the United States of America. We have 84 students currently in training who have demonstrated great resilience and commitment throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. When local health guidelines meant lessons had to temporarily move online, Skyborne […]

  • Ben Harding’s Review of Skyborne’s Integrated ATPL programme

    August 17, 2020

    I’m Ben and I started on Skyborne’s Integrated ATPL programme in 2020. I chose Skyborne because of the amazing facilities on offer, the friendly atmosphere, and the depth of experience its staff have in the industry. I believe all these factors help give my future career as an airline pilot the very best start. When […]

  • Skyborne goes electric; orders ten Bye Aerospace eFlyers

    July 23, 2020

    Gloucestershire, UK – 23 July 2020: Skyborne Airline Academy has become the first UK pilot training school to place an order for Bye Aerospace’s all-electric aircraft. Producing zero CO2 emissions and using clean, renewable energy; six eFlyer 2 and four eFlyer 4 planes will be added to Skyborne’s ever-growing fleet. Bye Aerospace estimates the eFlyer will eliminate […]

  • Skyborne and Flyby Technology team up to deliver drone pilots for UK aviation industry

    July 17, 2020

    Gloucestershire, UK – 16 July 2020: Graduates from Skyborne Airline Academy can now start a new career as a drone pilot, thanks to a unique partnership with Flyby Technology, the leader in UK drone training and operation.   Recognising the short-term challenges that COVID-19 could present to airline placement, newly qualified pilots from Skyborne’s UKCAA/EASA Integrated and […]

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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 […]

  • “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