This pilot career development program offers you a direct route to a United Airlines flight deck, the leading airline in the US.
United’s Aviate Program in partnership with Skyborne, provides you with a clear career pathway to a position as a First Officer at United Airlines. Skyborne has some unique features, not available anywhere else in the USA. You get to train at one of the leading flight schools in the World!
When you join the Skyborne Airline Academy, you will learn to fly the ‘Skyborne way’. A unique approach to training, which will see you immersed in airline technique, custom and practice, meaning you will be “airline ready” by the time you leave Skyborne to join United Airlines as a First Officer.
Your journey begins when you register your interest to the Skyborne Airline Academy. At any point after completing your Private, this will unlock the opportunity for you to apply to the United Aviate pathway, a truly fully mentored, airline career pathway, delivered by one of the world’s most respected and professional flight schools.
The benefits of training with Skyborne Airline Academy include :
Available through two major funding partners – Sallie Mae and Meritize.
A program that will take you with zero or little flying experience through an FAA Part 141 program.
Lots of opportunity to start your training throughout the year.
Fully mentored pilot career development program to assist you every step of the way.
Training delivered at the world renowned Skyborne Airline Academy, Vero Beach, Florida – one of the leading flight schools in the World.
Packaged competitive prices that cover everything you need to be successful in your training.
Learn from the most talented and respected instructors in the industry.
Pilots already in training with other flight schools can also join the program at various entry points.
Unsecured loans available for the full amount of your training, and more that do NOT require a co-sign.
Pilots are in high demand. With Skyborne, the route to becoming an Airline Pilot has never been more achievable. Start your career as a professional pilot, talk to the Skyborne Airline Academy Flight Training advisors, and launch your career.
Read our frequently asked questions section to find out more.
“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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