News and Opinion

  • Matt Langridge

    Matt Langridge MBE “my big career change”. From Olympic rower to cadet at Skyborne Airline Academy

    November 23, 2019

    My name is Matt Langridge. I’m 36 years old and from the UK. Three and a half years ago, I was competing for my third Olympic rowing medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Now, I have completed my first solo flight with Skyborne Airline Academy. Here is my story of how I went from […]

  • Lee Woodward CEO Skyborne Airline Academy and Hemanth DP Chief Executive Officer APFTAL

    Skyborne selects APFTAL Hyderabad for IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme Flight Licence Conversion

    November 21, 2019

    Hyderabad, India – 21st November 2019: Skyborne Airline Academy has selected Asia Pacific Flight Training Academy Limited (APFTAL) India to conduct the US FAA to India DGCA Flight Licence Conversion (FLC) part of its IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme. Taking between four and six weeks to complete, this phase provides cadets with India airspace familiarisation training and a […]

  • Skyborne selects Etihad Aviation Training to deliver A320 Type Rating for its IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme

    Skyborne selects Etihad Aviation Training to deliver A320 Type Rating for its IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme

    November 19, 2019

    Dubai Air Show, United Arab Emirates – 19th November 2019: Skyborne Airline Academy has selected Etihad Aviation Training (EAT) to conduct the third phase of its IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme, delivering combined Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC) and DGCA approved Type Rating training on the Airbus A320. The 10-week training phase, delivered by Etihad Aviation Training in Abu […]

  • 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 […]

  • “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