Skyborne, the official UK partner of the British Airways Speedbird Academy.
The benefits of training at Skyborne include:
Expert support through your training and assessments from our selection team and two British Airways liaison pilots.
Purpose built training centres and accommodation in the UK and U.S.
Learn from our talented and skilled instructors while participating in a fully-mentored pilot career development programme.
With no hidden extras.
Additional support for Integrated ATPL trainees if needed *T&C’s apply.
Optional addition with Skyborne’s Integrated ATPL course.
Train at the busiest general aviation airport in the UK and year round sunshine in Florida.
Frequent course start dates.
Industry leading pass rates across all training phases.
Professional support and resources to protect your mental wellbeing.
Optimal training aircraft and the most advanced training simulator.
We understand that everyone’s route to the flight deck can be different. We offer a variety of routes to British Airways to suit your needs. Choose your preferred route below:
British Airways, the UK’s flag carrier, has selected Skyborne as the official preferred supplier for the Speedbird Pilot Academy. A multi-million-pound pilot training initiative that offers a fully-funded path to the flight deck with British Airways.
The application window has now closed. If you are interested in alternative routes to a British Airways' flight deck check out the ‘Whitetail’ recruitment programme below. Speedbird applications will re-open in Spring 2024.
Skyborne Airline Academy is an approved training organisation for the British Airways ‘Whitetail’ Recruitment Programme. British Airways is looking to recruit 500 new pilots over the next two years with an emphasis on newly qualified pilots, and 'tagging' those in training with us. You don’t need any previous flying experience to apply.
Our UK CAA Integrated ATPL course will guide you along your career path to becoming a fully qualified airline pilot and opening up a world of opportunities for you to begin your aviation journey.
"Skyborne is full of passionate, high quality, caring individuals. I chose Skyborne because it was personal, providing exceptional quality and a high standard of training. For those of you thinking of training at Skyborne, I couldn’t recommend it enough. I have loved every single moment of my time here and have certainly made a lot of friends for life."
"Walking into Skyborne HQ every morning makes me proud to be training here. The balance between professional and family feel is important and Skyborne has got it just right. Ground school was a brutal part of training but the immense support, knowledge and jokes from the TKIs are what motivated me through the exams. My five months in Vero Beach were arguably the best time of my life. There was nothing better than flying with your mates in the morning, followed by exploring the state or relaxing by the pool. I can safely say that training at Skyborne was the best decision."
“I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Skyborne. All the team were so supportive from day one, all the way through to securing my first airline job.
The instructors were so helpful and the airline-focused training has really helped me in my initial training in the airline industry.”
“From meeting the Skyborne team at industry events, I knew that this was where I wanted to complete my commercial flight training. The DA-42 aircraft that I trained on were awesome and the instructor team were so experienced in this area. The final, all-important element was finding a job. When I secured an assessment with Eastern Airways, the Skyborne team remained on hand to assist with interview and simulator assessment preparation. Now that my type rating and base training are complete, I can say that all the effort has been worth it.”
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