Vero Beach, Florida – August 25 2021:
Representing the PA28 and PA44 aircraft, Skyborne will integrate these simulators into its FAA and UKCAA training programs next month, pending certification.
The Redbird MCX provides an enhanced training experience for both flight students and professional crew. It includes a dual, control-loading yoke system and dual rudder pedals for simultaneous pilot and copilot control, wrap-around visuals, and quick-change cockpit configurations to provide the highest quality of training for future pilots.
“At Skyborne, we aspire to be the most trusted airline training academy through an unparalleled approach to training that solves for gaps in the airline industry,” said Skyborne CEO Lee Woodward. “This includes investing in market-leading equipment, like the Redbird MCX Training Simulators, to ensure our cadets experience best-in-class training that will propel them into the next stage of their careers without interruption.
There is critical demand for professional pilots as the aviation industry is navigating a pilot shortage that is expected to grow in the coming years. The Redbird MCX was created to teach students to safely and effectively fly both alone and with someone else in the cockpit by putting students in real-world Crew Resource Management situations. This type of training is essential to pilots to be equipped with the right skillset to fill in the current talent gaps faced by the industry.
Skyborne Airline Academy is a modern airline training academy based at Gloucestershire Airport in the United Kingdom and Vero Beach in the United States. Established by industry experts, Skyborne brings a fresh approach to airline pilot training.
Founders Tom Misner (chairman), Lee Woodward (CEO) and Ian Cooper (COO) have unsurpassed experience in commercial aviation, education and training. It is their vision to create a training environment where the highest standard of teaching, safety and relevant airline-style training is maintained, and interactive learning is encouraged.
Using a combination of tried and tested methods and the latest technology to assess competence, suitability, aptitude and resilience, Skyborne aims to recruit the very best candidates to minimise additional training, reduce failure rates and provide airlines with better pilots and cabin crew.
In January 2019, Skyborne was named as a leading training provider for IndiGo, India’s largest passenger airline.