Skyborne is excited to be partnered with Delta to provide the Propel Flight Academy. An accelerated training pathway to becoming a First Officer with Delta.
Ready to learn more about this accelerated pathway to being a First Officer at Delta? When you are ready to apply, click on the “APPLY NOW” button. If you need more information, click the “CONTACT US” button.
Benefits of joining the Propel Flight Academy by Delta in partnership include:
Available through two major funding partners - Sallie Mae and Meritize.
The Propel Flight Academy by Delta offers the opportunity to secure a Qualified Job Offer (QJO) as early as PPL completion.
Those with limited experience can apply assuming no certificates are held beyond PPL. Those with zero prior experience are also eligible to apply.
Learn from our talented and skilled instructors while participating in a fully-mentored pilot career development program.
Training delivered at the world renowned Skyborne Airline Academy, Vero Beach, Florida in our newly refurbished Delta co-branded training facility.
If selected to become a CFI with Skyborne, Skyborne will provide full scholarship for CFII and MEI, plus generous salary, and private health benefits, until 1500 hours are reached.
If accepted into the Propel Flight Academy by Delta, an additional $20,000 scholarship is awarded.
Living in our purpose built student accommodation is not mandatory and therefore provided as an optional extra. However, we strongly encourage students to live on-site for the full training experience and convenient travel between accommodation and training center.
There are a list of materials you are required to bring with you as part of your course. You have the option to purchase these mandatory items yourself or purchase through Skyborne as an added extra. Items include an GATS fuel tester, ForeFlight subscription, VFR charts, kneeboard and foggles. A full list of materials required can be provided when you register your interest.
Add Accommodation $7,800
Required extras* $1,305
The Propel Flight Academy by Delta is a full-time training program structured to give you everything you need as efficiently as possible. Our program includes :
Through our partnerships, we can provide you with unsecured loans available for the full amount of your training without the need for a co-signer for those that are eligible.
There are two selection processes to complete before going through the Propel Flight Academy by Delta. We have listed the high-level steps below for reference.
The application process is free – when you are ready – click the “Apply Now” button!
Our experienced team of pilot assessors will guide you through a series of activities designed to get to know you and learn more about the skills and attributes you will bring to the Propel Flight Academy by Delta.
Stage One: Apply to Skyborne
Stage Two: Go through Skyborne Interview Process
Step Three: Successful candidates will now have an opportunity to join the Propel Flight Academy by Delta, pending the following two-step process:
You will be required to have completed the following before you begin your training with Skyborne:
Applicants must possess an education level equivalent to a U.S. High School diploma or GED equivalent.
Eligible applicants should have zero or limited experience. Applicants who hold certificates/ratings beyond a Private Pilot Single Engine Land are not eligible.
Must be able to work in the U.S. Proof of citizenship and current passport required at time of application.
FAA 1st Class Medical required.
You must be 18 years of age at time of starting training.
You must be fluent in English – both written and spoken. As a guide, you must be proficient enough to achieve ICAO Level 4 or IELTS Level 5.5 (academic).
All applicants must hold a valid U.S driver's license. We welcome diversity and equality at Skyborne. If you meet the criteria above, then please get in touch with one of our training advisors if you have any further questions.
At Skyborne, we like to work hard, play hard. We have kitted out our campus to give you everything you need to enjoy your time here.
We have a swimming pool/BBQ area, soccer field, volleyball court, basketball court and a fleet of modern bikes – all for you to use free of charge.
Close by you’ll find amazing beaches, parks and attractions such as Universal, Disney, Wet’n Wild and of course, the Kennedy Space Center.
Our great team plan fun and inclusive recreational events for you to take part in, or watch from the side-lines.
The on-site accommodation complex consists of 314 high quality bedrooms where you can relax and study and there are a number of communal areas for you to hang out with your friends and socialise.
Take part. Get involved and make lifelong memories.
Vero Beach, Florida is the home of the Propel Flight Academy by Delta with Skyborne. The optimum place for your flight training journey.
To find out more about the Propel Flight Academy by Delta, read our frequently asked questions section.
“I enjoy everything that Skyborne has to offer. The balance between living your passion for flying and being around wonderful people is incredible. I would call it a family of sorts. If I had to choose between all the places in the world to do my training, it would be Skyborne again, and as soon as possible.”
“Skyborne treats everyone professionally, and I’ve been made to feel part of the family. Skyborne is more than an organization that you can depend and lean on, they positively push you to thrive and be excellent in everything you set out to achieve.”
“What impresses me most about Skyborne is their drive to be the best flight school, and how they actively take steps to achieve it. Since I joined they have invested in new flight simulators and completely renovated the admin building here on campus.”
“The path to becoming a pilot with Skyborne is well laid out, they focus on the detail and approach everything with such professionalism.”
“The professionalism here is top notch and so is the curriculum. I am proud to say I am a student at Skyborne, my journey so far has been awesome.”
“The continuous support system in place at Skyborne, from the management and instructors, to fellow students and staff as well as the welcoming Vero Beach location has made my training a success with ease. There is a loving feel of being at home even when 7000 miles away from my mother country.”
“I researched flight schools and chose Skyborne because of the professional environment. The flight line, the condition of the airplanes and the great maintenance team made it an easy decision for me.”
“Skyborne offers the unique experience of pairing passionate and knowledgeable instructors with an unmatched maintenance department, all set in a location that inspires us to perform our best everyday. Studying and working here over the past several years has been an experience I’ll proudly carry with me for the rest of my life."
“Skyborne provides new pilots with an exceptional opportunity to earn their certifications to become commercial aviators. We are very pleased to launch this premier partnership and to offer a unique pathway for Skyborne pilots to become professional pilots for SkyWest.”
“Skyborne’s thorough trainee selection process and impressive standard of training stand apart as concrete measures for producing professional and highly skilled pilots. With this partnership, we will be able to continue our growth in the charter industry with First Officers who are well-prepared for the flight deck.”
“Skyborne has the level of professionalism and training rigor we look for in our flight school partners, and we are very pleased to welcome the academy as an integral part of Delta Propel. From its inception, the program has focused on providing a clear and rewarding road to becoming a Delta pilot and this continues to be our North Star as more flight schools join us in our mission.”
“We are very pleased to be working with Skyborne Airline Academy, which is recognized as being in the top three flight schools in the United States. To continue to achieve Avelo’s mission of inspiring travel and making air travel easy and affordable, we need the very best pilots. By partnering with Skyborne to implement a new Preferred Hiring Pathway, we can be confident that the highest standards of training will be put into professional practice on our flight decks.”
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The Private Pilot Certification course is broken into three stages.
Stage One begins with a two and a half week ground and self-study course and concludes with your Private Pilot FAA written examination.
Stage Two will be the start of your in-aircraft flight training where you begin to learn the fundamentals skills and techniques necessary to pilot an aircraft.
Stage Three continues to build upon stages one and two, with increased focus on aeronautical knowledge, navigation, night flight and performance take-offs and landings.
Arguably one of the most important ratings to have. Within this course, you will learn to solely rely on gauges for a successful flight. In the air there are no reference points, flying through clouds and/or foggy weather will inhibit your visibility, knowing how to read gauges effectively ensures a safe flight.
Instrument Stage One focuses on aircraft control and basic instrument navigation.
Instrument Stage Two consolidates knowledge, risk management and aircraft handling skills. Passing your Instrument Stage Two Check results in your second pilot rating, the Instrument Airplane Rating.
Phase One: You’ll begin in ground school for two weeks where you will study Commercial and Instrument simultaneously. You’ll begin in commercial stage one where your private skills are further exercised and developed. You’ll be challenged with dual and solo cross-country navigation, dual and solo night flight and night navigation as well as be introduced to more advanced maneuvering.
Phase Two: Commercial Stage Two will follow the completion of the Instrument Course. You’ll continue to practice the advanced maneuvers learned in commercial stage one and will continue to solo on longer range flights. Additionally, in Commercial Stage Two, you will return to the Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD) for a deeper dive into more advanced instrument flying. Finishing second phase with a stage check.
Phase Three: Concludes with a check ride to earn licensing.
The Multi-Engine Commercial Additional Class Rating Course challenges you to learn how to properly manage a faster and more complex aircraft. As well as monitor and manage its systems, and most importantly it helps to develop your ability to maintain positive control and accurately pilot a Multi-Engine aircraft with one of its two available engines inoperative. This demanding course uses our advanced Multi-Engine aircraft the Piper Seminole, along with the Redbird AATD to prepare you for your end-of-course stage check.
Phase One: You will start with a three-week ground school where you will learn about the fundamentals of instruction, levels of learning, human behavior, techniques of instruction, test creation, evaluation, and critique. You will complete two FAA written exams during the ground school (The FIA and FOI exams).
Phase Two: During your flight training stage, you will learn how to confidently fly the various maneuvers as well as manage student progress and endorse their training when appropriate. With the help of your instructor, you will learn how to develop your own lesson plans and practice delivering your planned training. The course will conclude with your End of Course check ride and the receiving of your FAA Flight Instructor Rating.
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