Vero Beach, Florida – September 28, 2021:
The partnership between Skyborne and SkyWest Airlines aims to provide a direct path for exceptional pilots to launch their commercial pilot career. As part of the pathway, student pilots have the opportunity to receive enhanced seniority, access to pilot mentors, and a qualified job offer with SkyWest – all while staying on campus.
The pathway offers a unique route to the flight deck, taking trainees with zero or little flying experience through a FAA Part 141 program to become a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI). In addition, pilots already in training with other flight schools can join the program at various entry points.
Lee Woodward, Chief Executive Officer, Skyborne, says: “With our closely aligned values, we are extremely proud to be working with SkyWest Airlines, delivering a program that helps aspiring pilots realize their goals, and start this exciting career.
“In addition to receiving a Qualified Job Offer with SkyWest, trainees will benefit from Skyborne’s unique airline-focused approach to training in one of the United States’ flagship flight schools. Having completed the program through CFI, suitable pilots will be initially employed by Skyborne as Flight Instructors and be eligible to receive tuition for Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument (CFII) and Multi-Engine Instrument (MEI), up to $15,000 from SkyWest, before ultimately beginning their career as a First Officer at SkyWest Airlines.”
Tracy Gallo, SVP Flight Operations, SkyWest, says: “We are pleased to announce this Professional Pilot Pathway with Skyborne Vero Beach. We enjoy a significant and sustained demand for talented pilots who want to be part of the SkyWest family, and we’re confident this innovative new program is an exceptional pathway to becoming a professional pilot for SkyWest Airlines.”
Due to Skyborne’s comprehensive selection process, trainees on the full SkyWest program (Private through CFI) will benefit from the unique Skyborne Guarantee, offering a complete refund of all fees after the Private Pilot Certificate (PPC) phase, if training after that point cannot be completed for proficiency reasons.
The first handpicked trainees will join Skyborne Airline Academy Vero Beach later this year, with courses commencing monthly. For entry requirements, please visit www.skyborneacademy.com/skywest.