News and Opinion

  • 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 […]

  • Skyborne launches APS MCC course to put cadets one step ahead

    April 23, 2019

    Gloucestershire, UK – 23 April 2019: Skyborne Airline Academy is launching the UK’s first Boeing 737 MAX Airline Pilot Standard Multi-Crew Co-Operation course (APS MCC) to help its cadets significantly boost their employability prospects. The UK CAA-approved course is available as a standalone module for pilots who have completed their Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) and Multi-Engine Instrument […]

  • Skyborne Cadets Plane

    Skyborne Airline Academy announces its first open day

    February 4, 2019

    Gloucestershire, UK –  5  February 2019:  Skyborne Airline Academy is preparing to host its first open day on Saturday 16th March 2019 at Gloucestershire Airport. The UK’s newest and most innovative airline pilot training academy will welcome potential cadets to tour its state-of-the-art facilities; including five large classrooms, the very latest Diamond DA-42 aircraft and […]

  • Skyborne Airline Academy selected for IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme

    January 29, 2019

    Gloucestershire Airport, UK – 29 January 2019: IndiGo, India’s largest passenger airline, has chosen Skyborne Airline Academy to train up to 100 pilots a year over the next five years, as part of the IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme. The 18-month programme will enable selected cadets to train for a US FAA and Indian DGCA Commercial […]

  • Skyborne Ian Cooper COO signing agreement with Castellon Airport

    Skyborne Airline Academy selects Castellón Airport for fair-weather training base

    January 14, 2019

    Gloucestershire Airport, UK – 14 January 2019: Skyborne Airline Academy is partnering with Castellón Airport in Spain to establish a fair-weather training base, providing cadet pilots with year-round, optimal flying conditions. Lee Woodward, Chief Executive Officer at Skyborne, says: “With its great facilities, optimum location on Spain’s Mediterranean coast and fantastic weather, we are delighted […]

  • Skyborne Airline Academy launches funding solution with Optimum Credit

    January 10, 2019

    Gloucestershire, UK – 10 January 2019: Skyborne Airline Academy is launching a funding solution for its cadet pilots in partnership with Optimum Credit, the UK’s leading provider of second charge mortgages.  The funding solution will enable cadets to borrow money, subject to status, to cover their course fees, secured against a residential property, which may assist them in […]

  • “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
  • “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
  • “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