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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, Spain, the United States and India. Where directed by the […]

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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 […]

  • Women in Aviation Week – Interview with CP04 Cadet Georgianna Kloos

    March 3, 2020

    Did you always want to be a pilot, how did you select your ATO(s)? Unlike a lot of people, I decided I wanted to be a pilot quite late on in my studies and it wasn’t until my first year of university that I started to seriously consider this as a career for me. My […]

  • Career Update from Former Skyborne Cadet, Leslie Burbeck

    February 25, 2020

    Since completing my CPL/MEIR at Skyborne, I became one of the first 6 candidates to be taken on British Airways’ Newly Qualified Pilot Pathway, which opened for the first-time last year. I started the Type Rating for the A320 in November 2019, and I have recently completed my base training at Chateauroux in France, where […]

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    Flight Risk Analysis Training

    December 22, 2019

    “There’s a way to do it better – find it.” Thomas Edison  To innovate, is to “make changes in something established, especially by introducing new methods, ideas or products”. Innovation can at times be both exhilarating and challenging, but the rewards are potentially great. It’s been more than a year since we launched Skyborne Airline Academy and […]

  • “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